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Private Aviation Forum The latest opinions and commentary from industry experts
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Robb Report’s Private Aviation Forum features articles written by the members of our Private Aviation Advisory Board. In the forum, the board members present issues that affect jet owners, fractional-share holders, and fliers who belong to membership programs, have jet cards, or use on-demand charter services.

As noted, private aviation is an easy target for the federal and state governments to tax, because most people perceive it as a luxury. Many of those who fly privately—and...

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To remain viable over the past few years, fractional companies have changed their business models and shifted more of the variable-cost risk to the share owners, making the...

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In June, NetJets announced plans to purchase as many as 425 new business jets from Bombardier and Cessna. The order includes firm commitments to buy 125 aircraft and...

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As noted, private aviation is an easy target for the federal and state governments to tax, because most people perceive it as a luxury. Many of those who fly privately—and...

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Peter V. Agur Jr.

Chairman and Founder, The VanAllen Group

When it comes to aviation services and products, the words cheap and safe are often mutually exclusive. I have had clients tell me that because commercial aviation services...

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James D. Butler

CEO, Shaircraft Solutions

To celebrate his father’s 70th birthday, a leisure traveler from New Jersey booked a Mexican cruise for the entire family. They planned to fly from New York to Los Angeles...

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Edward H. Kammerer

Partner, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder

In 2008, the Internal Revenue Service published a revised version of its Air Transportation Excise Tax Audit Technique Guide, a reference for field auditors. IRS agents...

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Walter Kraujalis

President, AeronomX

Private-aircraft travel has its own set of unsaid rules and customs. These 10 planning and etiquette tips can help a novice look like a natural.

 

1) Know...

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Kevin O'Leary

Founder and President, Jet Advisors

If an aviation plan calls for whole ownership, then the next question—a daunting one—is what model aircraft to buy. Jet Advisors founder and president Kevin O’Leary notes...

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William J. Quinn Jr.

Managing Director, Charleston Aviation Partners

In June, NetJets announced plans to purchase as many as 425 new business jets from Bombardier and Cessna. The order includes firm commitments to buy 125 aircraft and...

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H. Lee Rohde III

Founder, Essex Aviation Group, Inc.

At Aviation Management Systems, clients often ask us to determine whether their increased use of business or private aircraft has reached a point where they should consider...

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Keith G. Swirsky

President and Chairman, Business Aviation Group and Tax Group, GKG Law

In addition to being concerned with the prospect of the federal government levying excise taxes on aircraft-management companies, jet owners also need to be aware of states...

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