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Aircraft Ownership: Charter, Whole or Fractional Jet Ownership

Given the multitude of aircraft ownership and operating options, it is not surprising that there is substantial confusion regarding the nature of the various options and the methods for determining which option is best suited to a particular business.  Below we will explore the options of whole aircraft ownership, fractional ownership, and charter, including flight [...]

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Selection of Aviation Services: The Intangibles

Selection of Aviation Services: The Intangibles By Peter v. Agur, Jr. Founder, The VanAllen Group, Inc.   As we discussed last month, selecting aviation services is a very complex process.  It incorporates both tangible and intangible decision elements.  As the final installment on this topic, we will discuss the two key intangible elements: -          Corporate [...]

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The Metrics of Business Aviation Efficiency

The Metrics of Business Aviation Efficiency By Peter v. Agur, Jr. Founder, The VanAllen Group, Inc.     There are three great quotes about metrics that are especially appropriate for Business Aviation:  “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts,” Albert Einstein. “What you do not measure, you [...]

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Business Aviation Justified

Business Aviation Justified If growth is your goal, Business Aviation is your vehicle. By Peter v. Agur, Jr. Founder, The VanAllen Group, Inc.   “You cannot justify your use of Business Aviation economically.”  That statement exposes a fundamental lack of understanding of your core enterprise, your growth strategies, your culture, and how you apply your [...]

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1-800-Justify? No Apologies Needed!

1-800-Justify?  No Apologies Needed!   By Peter v. Agur, Jr., Managing Director & Founder The VanAllen Group, Inc.     “We can’t make the economic numbers on business aircraft work.  But we know we need them,” flatly stated Roger, the CFO of a multibillion dollar company during a recent meeting.  Both his chairman and president [...]

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Business Aviation: Business Results

  Do Business Aircrafts Drive Business Results? Published – September 18, 1995  – Fortune   By Peter v. Agur, Jr., Managing Director & Founder The VanAllen Group, Inc   Writer’s Note:  Even though this piece was written nearly 15 years ago and many changes have happened to companies and careers, its message is even more [...]

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Business Aviation: 2,080 Reasons Why! Beating the Twin Tyrannies of Time

Business Aviation: 2,080 Reasons Why!  Beating the Twin Tyrannies of Time   By Peter v. Agur, Jr., Managing Director & Founder The VanAllen Group, Inc.   There are two tyrannies of time.   The first tyranny if time is that it is non-renewable.  Once time goes by, it is forever gone.  “Benjamin Franklin, a fine [...]

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Business Aviation… The Competitive Advantage

Business Aviation… The Competitive Advantage Flying 1997 Peter v. Agur, Jr., President The VanAllen Group, Inc.     Imagine trying to maintain a marriage using only a telephone. Even with video conferencing, it cannot be done. There is no substitute for being there. That is why business aviation has become one of the most effective [...]

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Challenges and Results : : The Value of Business Aviation

Challenges and Results : : The Value of Business Aviation Published:  Fortune April 28, 1997   By Peter v. Agur, Jr., Managing Director & Founder The VanAllen Group, Inc     “With our airplane, we can grow our business 100% in five years. Could we do that with the plane? Absolutely not, “says Pete Caye, [...]

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The Compelling Case for Business Aviation

The Compelling Case for Business Aviation   By Peter v. Agur, Jr., Managing Director & Founder The VanAllen Group, Inc.     “The truth is more important than the facts”, according to Frank Lloyd Wright.  The truth is business aircraft are extremely valuable tools… and the economic facts have created a lot of confusion.   [...]

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