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Business Jet pilots, crew and passengers see almost as many hotel rooms as they do airport runways. In fact, industry experts say that on an average night as many as 30,000 business jet pilots and crew members are staying in hotel rooms, and that doesn’t even count the aircrafts passengers.

Many operators managing these aircraft state that making these bookings are a huge hassle. And the team at DownRoute says that they know how to fix it.

Andy Hudson, founder of DownRoute, encountered this issue while working for an operator. Noting that the issue was a main focus particularly in the summer, when prices for hotels were higher, but business margins were not very large.

He stated that most operators initially book hotels online, but eventually move towards using a travel agent. Both options are extremely time c [...]

Bombardier Business Aircraft has just unveiled the Nuage, an industry changing seat on Bombardier’s Global 7000 aircraft. This new design is the first new seat architecture in business aviation for 30 years! The seat features fluid lines, and is exceptionally crafted, allowing it’s user to achieve maximum comfort in flight.

Peter Likoray, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketig at Bombardier Business Aircraft says that the design team examined every possible need of a potential passenger and used that data as a launchpad for the initial design process. With that information, they were able to craft a seat unlike any other – the most innovative aircraft seat in over three decades. The Nuage offers an unprecedented balance of comfort and control never before seen in the interior of a business jet. The Nuage is b [...]

We hear from our clients all the time that in addition to doing business domestically, one of the main draws to owning your own private jet is the ease of international travel (for business OR pleasure). By owning your own aircraft, you have significantly more freedom than the typical aircraft renter. You don’t have to deal with the mountains of flying club paperwork and you’re free to explore the skies to your hearts desire. There are thousands of airports in the US where you can land and even more are available internationally. There are many advanced skills that you are required to learn in order to make international trips in your private aircraft, but the challenge is certainly worth pursuing.

If you possess these skills already, we have provided a list of some of the most important items you

As the FAA and EASA certifications of the Citation Longitude loom ever closer, manufacturer Cessna is setting out to demonstrate just how quiet the aircraft’s cabin is.

Once certified and the first deliveries are made, the longitude will be the largest Citation to date, with a carrying capacity of up to 12 passengers. With just four passengers aboard, the aircraft boasts a minimum range of 3,500nm.

Manufacturer Cessna recently took Corporate Jet Investor, a publication geared toward business aviation news, on a one-hour flight, leaving from Farnborough, then swooping south towards Southampton and finally climbing back up the country and over to south Wales, returning to Farnborough.

The aircraft that they f [...]

Whether you’re a prospective buyer or seller, you’re probably feeling confused about the used business aircraft market over the past two years. There has been a flood of information lately, due to an array of value reports and forcasts, often providing conflicting data. Add in more detailed analysis from traditional market data providers and the gap gray area of information becomes large enough to fly a fleet of used Challenger 600’s through.

But as the 10th anniversary of the aircraft market meltdown (2008) fast approaches, the pre-owned business jet arena dutifully continued its search for stability and positive indicators, while observing falling values with stubborn optimism. Aircraft value tracker Vref put it perfectly in their 3rd q [...]

The preowned business jet market has been transitioning into a seller’s market since December, with inventory now at just 9.9 percent, below the 10 percent threshold of inventory for sale and significantly down from 11 percent in 2016, according to recently released data by JetNet, a provider of business aviation research. Since 1988, JetNet has gathered comprehensive data on around 27,000 business aircrafts around the world. The data shows that inventory of preowned business jets has decreased steadily from a high point of 2,938 aircraft in July 2009, or 17.7 percent of the in-service fleet, to just 2,143 jets in December.

JetNet’s advice to those condidering the purchase of a business jet? Act now! “A period of transition is now in

On December 22nd, 2017 President Donald Trump announced the new US tax reform, planning to bring the corporate tax down to 20% from its previous 30%. This decrease in corporate taxes will encourage all the billions of dollars American corporations are keeping overseas, to flow back into America, allowing these companies to expand and create new business opportunities. There is also the potential that this money will encourage companies to make new jobs, bringing money into people’s pockets. What will happen then? Well, they’ll spend it, of course.

What does this mean for Business Aviation and the private jet market?

NEXA Advisors has just released a 2017 research paper called; ‘Business Avi [...]

In a move aimed to increase customer service, accessibility and customization of their service, Monarch Air Group has decided to accept Bitcoin payment.
In a fast-paced market that’s main goal is time-efficiency, private jet consumers cannot afford to limit themselves to standard banking hours. At least, thats what  Rishi Maharaj, Executive Account Manager for Monarch Air Group thinks. “In a world where the business aviation market is more of a necessity than a luxury, as an industry leader, Monarch, is among the first in line to evolve and accept the new currency. We at Monarch continuously enhance and streamline our booking process, with methods like digital contracts, live online quoting and no membership fee charter programs”.

Bitcoin has no transaction fees and no financial middleman, shaking up the fin [...]

When you talk to people about flying on private aircraft, you often find yourself answering the same questions: “What are the advantages of flying on a private plane versus flying on a commercial airline?” and “Isn’t flying private considered a luxury?”

There are tons of advantages to private jet travel. We even listed 9 of the most important ones in a recent article. And, while it’s true that private jet accommodations can be luxurious, the biggest advantage of flying on a private jet is convenience and efficiency. For example, with private jets, you don’t have to fly out of busy commercial hubs (unless you want to). If you live or work near a smaller general aviation airport, you can depart from there and avoid the massive amounts of traffic usually associated with larger airports.

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There are about 5,000 airports in the United States of America but only 500 of them are accessible via commercial aircraft and out of those 500, only 70 offer frequent service. Even huge airports like Miami and Memphis have lost service as several major carriers have dehubbed.

For smaller towns, you’re out of luck. The economics of commercial air simply cannot be supported by the local airports in many smaller communities. According to experts, there just isn’t enough traffic. And as it gets harder and harder to get around, more businesses are forced to rely more on corporate jets. Or, they just decide to stay home, and meet remotely.

Of course, this is great for the private jet industry. Many business owners and professionals shy away from the initial sticker shock of private flying, but you should

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