Larry Bean

The World’s Seven Smallest Business Jets

Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to business jets – not if you don’t need the cabin space or range of a larger aircraft and you want to save money on the purchase price and operating costs. Indeed, the future may well belong to the diminutive of wingspan and fuselage. Compact Cruiser The Flaris LAR […]

Aura To Offer a Private-Jet Experience at Business-Class Prices

The concept behind Aura isn’t completely novel. It’s a Florida-based aviation company that will operate as a semiprivate boutique airline. It will offer flights priced at about business-class rates on a limited number of set routes aboard aircraft that depart and arrive at private terminals or private hangars, enabling passengers to avoid check-in and security lines. It […]

The Fascinating Story of the Father of Fractional Jet Ownership

When Richard Santulli introduced fractional aircraft ownership with the launch of NetJets in 1986, some decried it as a time-share for business jets. Skeptics assumed that NetJets customers wouldn’t always be able to fly when they wanted—or needed—to. But Santulli, a former mathematics professor and one of the original Wall Street “quants,” had run the numbers and was convinced […]