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g550" Ramp Jewelry Chinese buyers are enthusiastically opting mostly for so-called heavy metal jets - big, long-range luxury jets that can cost $50 million or more before extras like fancy cabin fixtures. A big jet is considered a big status symbol. The main allure is longer range. A top-end Gulfstream G550 - price tag $56 million before cabin fittings - can fly 6,800 nautical miles nonstop, or about 7,800 miles, easily covering the distance between Shanghai and New York. In China," said Brian Foley, whose company, Brian Foley Associates, provides market analysis on the global aerospace industry, "if you're a successful business person, you generally don't mind flaunting that and making your compatriots aware that you're doing well. And one way to do that is to buy the biggest and best business jet, if you have the money to buy it." "Some of these big jets that are bought are pretty much parked out on the ramp most of the time," he said, adding that the owners were often limited to impressing associates and clients on the ground, rather than at 40,000 feet. "We kind of refer to that as ramp jewelry," Mr. Foley said. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/business/in-china-owning-a-big-jet-means-youve-arrived.html?_r=0

gase" Big ooops!! Pitkin County authorities said a private plane gave an indication it was in "hijack mode" shortly before it landed at Sardy Field recently. The airport control tower attempted to contact the aircraft before it landed, but the efforts were unsuccessful. Six Pitkin County deputies, an airport rescue firefighting vehicle, and Aspen airport operations personnel were waiting when the Gulfstream aircraft touched down. The activation of the aircraft's transponder in "hijack mode" was found to be accidental, the sheriff's office said. http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/aircraft-in-hijack-mode-lands-safely-in-aspen


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