Category: Aviation

Are the Friendly Skies Getting Friendlier?

For avid flyers, who wants to sit in coach, and have only 6 inches of leg room and your knees stuck under your chin? Over the last decade, aggressive competition by the airlines have...

Thanks to FAA, Private Jets Push Limit on Luxury

As commercial airline passengers face another summer of crowds, delays and missed connections, the owners of private jets can look forward to federal regulators’ help in making their flights more comfortable and stylish. What...

Flying The World’s Smallest Business Jet

Visit the factory of Eclipse Aviation, as I did in May, and you’ll see how large a bet founder and CEO Vern Raburn has made on very light jets. Full article

Russia Targets Global Airline Market With “Superjet”

A new civil plane, the “Superjet” will be manufactured by the former Soviet Union’s largest warplane maker Sukhoi. It’s expected to have 78-98 seats. President Putin’s goal is to revive the Russian aviation industry...

Private Jets for Non-Gazillionaires

There’s a saying in the private jet business: If you have to ask the price, you can’t afford it. But it’s possible to charter your own jet without spending a fortune. Full article

Pimp My Plane Please

If you think spending a few hundred dollars for a worn-out leather seat, bottled water, and a few extra inches of legroom is luxury, then you don’t know what luxury is. Pimp my plane...

Time To Fix Air Travel

Time To Fix Air Travel

U.S. air travel is a miserable experience–bad service, long lines, grumpy flight crews and groping security agents. It’s an endurance test, an endless stream of delays and discomforts with little resolution in sight. Full...

Pricey Private Jets

What does a billionaire do when having a private jet becomes so affordable that mere millionaires can swing the cost? Obviously, he trades up.  Too many private jets to choose from. Maybe to a...