_David Esler david.esler@comcast.net

_David Esler david.esler@comcast.net
Articles
Lima: City of Kings
The most popular destination airport, Jorge Chavez International (SPIM), boasts two FBO/handlers—Swissport and ATSA.
São Paulo: Leading Latin America 

If Brazil's economy is the powerhouse of South America, then São Paulo is its spark plug: The city alone accounts for more than 13% of Brazil's gross domestic product, leads Latin American cities in GDP, and is 10th by GDP among all the world's cities.

And by population — just under 20 million — São Paulo also ranks as the largest city in the entire Southern Hemisphere. No wonder this 458-year-old settlement's motto is “I am not led, I lead.”

Sao Paulo: Leading Latin America
Sao Paulo ranks as the largest city in the entire Southern Hemisphere.
A Twelve-Five Report Card 

The TSA and its Cabinet-level parent, the Department of Homeland Security, rose from the ashes of the World Trade Center and serve as a constant reminder of the terrorist attacks that felled those buildings a decade ago.

Operating in Central America 

After decades of overflying Central America, executives of U.S., Canadian, and European corporations in growing numbers are accelerating their commercial activities in the seven countries constituting the subcontinent and dispatching their owned and chartered business jets to take them there.

Budapest: Beautiful, Vibrant and Central
With a population of 1.7 million people, Budapest is the capital, financial and cultural center, and largest city of Hungary and Central Europe.
Moscow Nights
Dating from the 12th century and named for the Moskova River, the city dominates the political, economic, educational and scientific, religious and cultural life of the vast Russian territory.
Warsaw: From Ashes to the Euro Cup 

Next month, Poland and the Ukraine will co-host the 14th European Football Championship, a month-long extravaganza of matches between national teams for the coveted Euro Cup. The event is expected to attract millions of fans from all over the world, many of whom will converge on Warsaw, Poland's capital, and with 1.7 million residents, its largest city, as well as a political and financial hub.

Dangerous Destinations Part 1: Planning the Trip
"If there's money to be made, business will go there." And if it's a dangerous place, you'd better do your homework and have a true exit strategy.
Whither Fractional Programs? Part 2 

In 25 years, the parsing of whole aircraft into fractional shares subsequently sold through five-year management contracts featuring guaranteed accessibility and high-quality service levels grew from the company that introduced the concept — mathematician and leasing expert Richard Santulli's NetJets — into a major aviation industry comprising multiple providers collectively fielding more than a thousand business jets and turboprops.

Shanghai Bound
Shanghai has always been a key location for westerners conducting business in China.
Operating in Saudi Arabia
Operating on the ground in Saudi Arabia poses surprises and challenges.
Operating in Cuba

Hard to believe, but as of this year, the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba has been in place for exactly a half century.

Terrorism's Impact on Business Aviation 

Could anyone alive — especially those of us in aviation — ever forget the morning of Sept. 11, 2001? That day, when al-Qaida highjackers converted jetliners into cruise missiles and killed more than 3,000 people, altered aviation forever.

Inflight Monitoring Systems for Business Aviation Part 2 

Digital monitoring systems that can record various parameters of aircraft operation in flight, covering engines, systems and the airframe, for maintenance purposes, trending or emergency response are becoming de rigueur in business aviation.

 
Blogs
Mar 1, 2015
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U. S. Spacewalkers Complete Space Station Docking Port Antenna Installations, Cable Extensions

"That was an amazing effort," said NASA spacewalker Terry Virts....More
Feb 27, 2015
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NavWeek: Running With the Pac

The general feeling among many of China’s naval neighbors and in U.S. military circles is that China has been turning into a bit of a bully in (re)staking territorial claims in the seas off its coasts....More
Feb 27, 2015
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A400M Faces Production Challenges in 2015

Initially, Airbus was supposed to deliver 22 aircraft to at least four customers this year....More
Feb 27, 2015
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Pilot Report: Flying The Embraer 170 (2003)

Former Editor-in-Chief Dave North wrote pilot reports on more than 120 aircraft during his career at Aviation Week. His visits to Embraer began in 1978, long before the Brazilian company’s privatization and emergence as a powerhouse in regional jets. Here, he recalls his Embraer experiences, culminating in a test flight of the E170....More
Feb 26, 2015
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France's Defense Procurement Agency Saved By Rafale Sale

French exports were up in 2014, but the year ahead brings uncertainty....More
Feb 25, 2015
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Inside The Roc's Lair 15

A rare glimpse of the world's largest aircraft under assembly in Mojave, California...More
Feb 25, 2015
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Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Lockheed Martin U-2 (1999)

In 1999 Aviation Week's former Editor-in-Chief reached the highest altitude he had ever flown, in a U-2. Read his pilot report....More
Feb 24, 2015
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Should the FAA Bar ODA Expansion? 2

Do you agree with the transportation unions that the FAA should prohibit expansion of the ODA program until oversight guarantees are proven?...More

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