Best Of The Best 2006: As You Like It

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At the end of the day,” says Michael Green, president and CEO of Delta AirElite, “we can’t make our airplanes fly any higher or any faster than anyone else can. So people are our first priority.”

Indeed, the company has done much to improve customer service. AirElite recently launched the first 10-hour jet card in the private aviation industry. Green reports that it is the only company that allows you to choose whether to fly planes of a particular type or a particular size. (Others offer one or the other.) Air­Elite also has diversified and modernized its fleet. The company is one of the first operators to certify the Bombardier Challenger 300 and the ultralong-range Gulfstream G550 for charter use. Overall, its planes range from light jets such as the Raytheon Beechjet 400A and Citation V/Ultra (with prices beginning at $41,400 for 10 hours) to large-cabin jets such as the Bombardier Challenger 604 and Gulfstream G550 (beginning at $102,900 for 10 hours). 

As for the current financial troubles of Delta Air Lines and how its fortunes might affect Delta AirElite, a wholly owned subsidiary that was established in 1984, Green says, “This carrier has been around since 1928 and has a solid reputation for operational integrity. I have no doubt that it will come out on top.

Delta AirElite Business Jets
800.927.0927
www.airelite.com

The 19-passenger copter will have an extended range and features to ensure maximum comfort…
The jet’s large floor plan allows for the addition of an office and a bedroom…
The six-seat, twin-engine jet has a reworked interior and upgraded technology…
The two-seat jet is being developed for both private and military flying…
The design concept incorporates technology found on Mercedes-Benz automobiles…
The new improvement to the BBJ private aircraft reduces drag and adds range…
The company’s design could reduce the flight time between Washington, D.C., and Paris by 3 hours…
The ergonomic chair promises to make long-range flight much more comfortable…
The fractional provider recently took delivery of a custom G450LXi, with more on the way…
The simulated fireplace replicates the heat, sound, and intensity of a real fire…