AIN Blog: Behind the Scenes at Business Jet Traveler April/May 2013

 - March 1, 2013, 7:45 AM
10 years of Business Jet Traveler
It has been a decade since Business Jet Traveler set out to show readers how to make the most of their investment in private aviation.

It’s already clear that this year will be a big one for Business Jet Traveler and I just want to keep everyone in the loop.  In April, we’ll publish our second annual Chinese-language Buyers’ Guide, to be distributed to our readers in China and at the Asian Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai. Last year’s edition proved extraordinarily successful and we’re excited to be expanding our reach even further into such an important market.

Meanwhile, we’re already working on a sequel to one of my favorite 2012 features: BJT’s Book of Lists for our June/July issue. Last year, we assembled 14 pages of lists that covered everything from the world’s most challenging runways to Bobbi Brown’s cosmetic travel kit to six facts about Elvis Presley’s private jet. Got any ideas for this year? We welcome them! Please submit your own lists—or ideas for list—to

In October, Business Jet Traveler will celebrate its 10th anniversary. It’s been a long journey—even though it sometimes seems as if the years passed by in a flash—and we’re amazed at and proud of how much the magazine has evolved. Stay tuned for details about the ways in which we will mark this milestone.

A word about helicopters. It’s no accident that our February/ March edition featured two of them: Randy Padfield’s “Best Choppers for Busy Folk” and Mark Huber’s review of the Eurocopter EC145-T2. The world’s largest helicopter trade show and exhibition takes place from March 5 to 7 in Las Vegas, and we’ll be there, distributing BJT to attendees. In addition, our sister publication, HAI Convention News, will publish daily editions at the show.

Incidentally, Randy’s article may look familiar to you if you’re a Barron’s subscriber. A version of “Best Choppers for Busy Folk” first appeared in that publication, as did another article in the April/May issue, Jeff Burger’s “The XOJet Difference.” Both features resulted from our partnership with Barron’s, for which we have been covering the business jet field since 2008.