Forbes Blog

We’ve recently joined the Business Aviation blog at Forbes.com as a contributor!

 

Post Archive:

Private Jets: Efficiency Tools, Not Posh Luxuries (October 1, 2012)

The general public has an inflated perception of private jets, which is exacerbated by lifestyle television programs that only show posh aircraft with giant cabins & gold lavatory sinks. Jet Advisors President Kevin O’Leary discusses the reality & true value of most private jets in our first contribution to the Forbes Business Aviation blog.

 

Aircraft Makeover: Certifiably as Good as New (October 15, 2012)

Kevin outlines the re-manufacturing evolution of the Mitsubishi Diamond I to the Beechjet 400 to the Hawker 400XP and now to the Nextant 400XT.  The performance & acquisition price of the Nextant 400XT are major benefits for some buyers.

 

The Most Successful Aircraft Design Gets Even Better (November 21, 2012)

Our November article details the improvements found in the King Air 250s, such as their composite propellers & winglets or their abilities in high & hot airports.

 

Biz Jet Perspective: Embraer Phenom 300 – A Truly Phenomenal Light Jet (December 10, 2012)

The first installment in our Biz Jet Perspective series discusses Brazilian regional jet company Embraer’s success in entering the corporate market, with special emphasis on the Phenom 300.

 

What’s the Best Jet For You? Maybe None At All (December 27, 2012)

Considering buying a private jet in 2013? This first part in our Best Jet For You series explains how the Jet Advisors team examines a buyer’s travel needs to figure out the best type of aircraft & the best type of service for the client.

 

What’s the Best Jet for You? Part 2 (January 2013)

This second installment in the Best Jet For You series delves into some of the service options available for business travelers, covering the basic pros & cons for using charter, fractional programs, and whole ownership.

 

Citation Excel: Evolutionary Excellence (January 2013)

In this piece, Kevin explains how Cessna’s approach to developing new aircraft led to the (perhaps surprisingly) successful Citation Excel.

 

What’s the Best Jet for You? Part 3 (February 2013)

The Best Jet For You series wraps up discusses the appraisal process and the options available for placing a new private jet into service.

 

Business Jet Review: Challenger 300 is Putting the “Super” in the Super Midsize Jet Category (February 2013)

This Business Jet Review explains why the Challenger 300 has dominated the super midsize category since its first delivery in 2004.

 

Gulfstream Takes the Super-Midsized Category to a New Flight Level

“By incorporating new wings, avionics suite and engines, Gulfstream transformed the G200 from an underachieving plane with a nice cabin to a high performance machine called the G280, which now leads the category in range, cabin volume, payload and baggage volume.”