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October 21, 1997 | KAREN KAPLAN
Boeing Business Jets and Executive Jet will announce a joint venture today that will allow several customers to co-own a single plane. The aim is to make corporate planes more affordable for firms that don't need a plane at their disposal full time. Montvale, N.J.-based Executive Jet's NetJets unit operates 90 time-shared aircraft, with 140 more on order. Boeing Business Jets is itself a joint venture of Boeing and General Electric.
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August 18, 2013 | By Elaine Shannon
Shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 1985, agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, frantically searching for their kidnapped comrade Enrique Camarena, spotted the prime suspect - cartel kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero, surrounded by five machine-gun-toting bodyguards, strutting toward a Falcon executive jet on the Guadalajara airport tarmac. The swarthy young trafficker, sporting pricey cowboy boots and a blinding 6-inch-wide diamond bracelet, beckoned the Mexican police commander minding the Americans, whispered a promise of 60 million pesos (about $270,000)
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BUSINESS
September 4, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cessna Gets $600-Million Jet Order: The Wichita, Kan.-based company will sell 25 Citation X and 20 Citation VII business jets to Executive Jet Aviation in the largest order ever booked by Cessna Aircraft Co., the companies said. Executive Jet is the world's largest commercial operator of business jets with a fleet that includes more than 50 Citation S/IIs and Ultras. The deal surpasses Executive Jet's purchase of 25 Citation Ultras jets from Cessna, a Textron Inc. unit, in July 1994.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2002 | James Flanigan
A pair of Southern California entrepreneurs had a good idea 22 years ago when they founded Air Group Inc., a Van Nuys firm that manages corporate jets and charters some of the planes when their owners aren't using them. Air Group's founders and majority owners--Jon Winthrop, 47, chairman and chief executive, and Bob Christy, 72, now a company director who retired last year from daily operations--are seeing their brainchild expand in a booming industry. But the story of that boom and their firm is not a simple one. It speaks volumes about changing patterns in air travel and about the pressures and pains faced by small firms in a marketplace that favors companies larger and stronger in capital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1989 | Associated Press
As many as 23 diners received minor injuries from flying glass when a blast from an executive jet making a turn blew out a plate glass window at the Copacabana restaurant at Lindbergh Field late Friday night, authorities said. "The Gulfstream (aircraft) was just making a turn to get on the runway when its blast hit," said a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1994 | CAROL SMITH, CAROL SMITH is a free-lance writer based in Pasadena
Corporate jets have long been a source of turbulence for companies, which have often found them difficult to justify to cost-conscious shareholders. The perception that corporate jets are a luxury or an ego expense has lingered even though many firms say they save money and build productivity in the long run. Now a growing number of firms are finding a way to afford their own jets by leasing or chartering them or joining increasingly popular time-share programs.
NEWS
August 9, 1988
President Quett Masire of Botswana and an aide were slightly injured when an engine on the presidential jet exploded in flight, forcing an emergency landing in southeastern Angola. Masire and seven aides were flying to the Angolan capital of Luanda for a meeting of southern African heads of state when the right engine of the twin-engine, British-made executive jet exploded and fell off the aircraft, a presidential spokesman said.
NEWS
September 15, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Greece's deputy foreign minister, Yiannos Kranidiotis, was among six people killed when the executive jet in which they were flying hit heavy turbulence and plummeted 19,000 feet before leveling off, the Greek Press Ministry said. Seven others aboard the jet, which was flying in Romanian airspace, were injured. The pilot and co-pilot were able to land the government-owned Falcon jet in Bucharest, the Romanian capital.
NEWS
September 9, 1987 | Associated Press
Federal Aviation Administration chief T. Allan McArtor, who has voiced concerns about pilots making too many mistakes, recently got a glimpse of the problem first hand, agency officials said Tuesday. The pilot of the FAA's executive jet, which was carrying McArtor to Memphis, Tenn., last Friday, misunderstood an air traffic controller's order and flew 800 feet below his assigned altitude, they said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1989
So the sorry condition of public transportation is causing Brown a bit of trouble meeting his busy schedule and he proposes to resolve the problem by having the state lease an executive jet. Though we working stiffs might think it would make more sense for Brown and his colleagues to spend their energy and our resources doing something constructive about public transportation, we shouldn't be surprised if this fantasy comes to pass. And so a couple of suggestions to make the idea a little less unpalatable: At least 25% of the legislators' existing auto allowance should be deducted to support the plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2001
I believe Gov. Gray Davis is sending a powerfully negative message by acceding to his security staff's recommendation to abandon commercial airline travel at this time ("Davis to Get Jet for Safety," Sept. 22). Travel via commercial airlines is arguably safer now than it has been previously, due to dramatically heightened security and public awareness. The traveling public needs to have its leaders' reassurance and note the example of their confidence in the safety of commercial airline travel at a time when the very survival of commercial air travel is threatened.
NEWS
September 15, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Greece's deputy foreign minister, Yiannos Kranidiotis, was among six people killed when the executive jet in which they were flying hit heavy turbulence and plummeted 19,000 feet before leveling off, the Greek Press Ministry said. Seven others aboard the jet, which was flying in Romanian airspace, were injured. The pilot and co-pilot were able to land the government-owned Falcon jet in Bucharest, the Romanian capital.
BUSINESS
October 21, 1997 | KAREN KAPLAN
Boeing Business Jets and Executive Jet will announce a joint venture today that will allow several customers to co-own a single plane. The aim is to make corporate planes more affordable for firms that don't need a plane at their disposal full time. Montvale, N.J.-based Executive Jet's NetJets unit operates 90 time-shared aircraft, with 140 more on order. Boeing Business Jets is itself a joint venture of Boeing and General Electric.
BUSINESS
September 4, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cessna Gets $600-Million Jet Order: The Wichita, Kan.-based company will sell 25 Citation X and 20 Citation VII business jets to Executive Jet Aviation in the largest order ever booked by Cessna Aircraft Co., the companies said. Executive Jet is the world's largest commercial operator of business jets with a fleet that includes more than 50 Citation S/IIs and Ultras. The deal surpasses Executive Jet's purchase of 25 Citation Ultras jets from Cessna, a Textron Inc. unit, in July 1994.
NEWS
December 29, 1995
Robert E. Johnson, 78, whose 42-year career at Jet magazine took him from managing editor to executive editor and associate publisher. Born in Montgomery, Ala., Johnson started out selling black weekly newspapers on street corners and later founded his high school newspaper. He went to Morehouse College with civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and was one of the first journalists to chronicle King's crusading marches.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1994 | CAROL SMITH, CAROL SMITH is a free-lance writer based in Pasadena
Corporate jets have long been a source of turbulence for companies, which have often found them difficult to justify to cost-conscious shareholders. The perception that corporate jets are a luxury or an ego expense has lingered even though many firms say they save money and build productivity in the long run. Now a growing number of firms are finding a way to afford their own jets by leasing or chartering them or joining increasingly popular time-share programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1991 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Investigators are checking to see if the pilot of a small executive jetiner that crashed on Otay Mountain over the weekend turned in the wrong direction after takeoff, a National Transportation Safety Board official said Monday. All 10 persons aboard were killed. They were eight members of country singer Reba McEntire's band and the pilot and co-pilot. McEntire had been in San Diego for a private concert. She left on a later plane.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2002 | James Flanigan
A pair of Southern California entrepreneurs had a good idea 22 years ago when they founded Air Group Inc., a Van Nuys firm that manages corporate jets and charters some of the planes when their owners aren't using them. Air Group's founders and majority owners--Jon Winthrop, 47, chairman and chief executive, and Bob Christy, 72, now a company director who retired last year from daily operations--are seeing their brainchild expand in a booming industry. But the story of that boom and their firm is not a simple one. It speaks volumes about changing patterns in air travel and about the pressures and pains faced by small firms in a marketplace that favors companies larger and stronger in capital.
NEWS
October 2, 1993
William P. Grayson, retired associate publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines, has died at the age of 79. Grayson, a native of Los Angeles who spent his retirement in the area, died of bone cancer Sunday at the Hospital of the Good Samaritan. Educated at Los Angeles City College, Grayson began his publishing career in 1937 selling advertising for the newspaper Baltimore Afro-American. He joined the Johnson Publishing Co. in 1947, selling advertising for Ebony.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1991 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Investigators are checking to see if the pilot of a small executive jetiner that crashed on Otay Mountain over the weekend turned in the wrong direction after takeoff, a National Transportation Safety Board official said Monday. All 10 persons aboard were killed. They were eight members of country singer Reba McEntire's band and the pilot and co-pilot. McEntire had been in San Diego for a private concert. She left on a later plane.
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