FrontRunners: Landmark Flight

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When a Hawker 800 touched down at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., on July 26, it did not mark the end of an ordinary business trip. The jet carried 8-year-old Christopher Becker, a brain cancer patient, and his father, Patrick, from their Florida home to New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The flight was arranged by the Corporate Angel Network (914. 328.1313, www.corpangelnetwork.org), a 20-year-old charity that organizes business jet flights to take cancer patients to their treatments. Becker’s flight was the 15,000th arranged by the network, and it took place on a Flight Options (216.261.3880, www.flightoptions.com) jet, the first fractional company to offer flights to the organization.

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 new improvement to the BBJ private aircraft reduces drag and adds range…
The design concept incorporates technology found on Mercedes-Benz automobiles…
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…
The amphibious aircraft only requires a sport-pilot license to fly and can be towed behind a car…