_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
Jan 29, 2015
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Supersonic Scoop (1947)

Aviation Week scored one of the biggest aerospace scoops of the 20th century when on December 22, 1947, it revealed that the fabled sound barrier had been broken by U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles ‘Chuck’ Yeager in the Bell XS-1....More
Jan 26, 2015
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New Photos: Chilled Lightning 5

F-35 begins extreme climate testing....More
Jan 26, 2015
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Boeing 777 -- Unveiling A Design Classic (1990) 3

No matter how you gauge the success of Boeing’s 777, whether in terms of sales, profitability, safety, versatility, longevity or derivatives, few can argue the remarkable impact the twinjet has made on the industry since entering service almost 20 years ago....More
Jan 23, 2015
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When Lockheed Martin Won The JSF Award (2001) 18

During its nearly 100 years of coverage, Aviation Week & Space Technology has covered many controversial programs. Perhaps none has been as big in terms of sheer value and global reach as the nine-nation, stealthy F-35 fighter project....More
Jan 22, 2015
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10 Things To Watch In The 2016 Budget Request

Six years into his presidency, President Barack Obama is planning to finally submit his budget request to Congress on time—meaning the week of Feb. 2 this year....More
Jan 21, 2015
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NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Finds Icy Ceres Cratered 2

"We know so much about the solar system and yet so little about dwarf planet Ceres," said Marc Rayman, Dawn's mission manager. "Now, Dawn is ready to change that."...More
Jan 21, 2015
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Peru Goes Dutch For SAR Helicopters

Peru will buy three used AB-412 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters from the Netherlands, Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert informed parliament Jan. 19....More
Jan 20, 2015
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Belgian Army Patrols City Streets

It was not a long weekend like it was in the States, but I felt the presence of the Belgian army on the streets of Brussels Jan. 17 when I saw a Light Multirole Vehicle bristling with antennas turn the corner on Rue Royale and drive past the parliament....More

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