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Would you like to travel this summer?

 
 

Summer is a great time to get away to your favorite
vacation destination. Traveling safely, this summer in
particular, is likely your utmost concern. This is where we come in. While some of your typical summer travel plans may not be an option this year, many destinations are starting to reopen for business. Some of our customers are opting for more remote destinations, while others are choosing to stay closer to health care facilities should they need access. No matter where you plan to be, we have the jet to get you there and a hassle-free quoting and booking process. 

Let us take you, your family, friends and pets directly to your destination so you can enjoy more days at your
destination and less time traveling. We offer the best
aircraft values through our trusted partnerships and invite you to experience the FlyPrivate difference.
 
At FlyPrivate you have instant access to all types of
aircraft including:

Have a trip coming up? Give us the details and contact us today for your best options and pricing.  

 
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All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

The Nextant 400XTi: Reimagined. Rebuilt. Reborn.

“The Nextant 400XTi is one of the fastest aircraft in the sky, getting you to your destination quicker than anything else in this cabin size. And it goes further, with an operational radius that puts whole new territories within reach. Its ergonomically designed cabin optimizes space and efficiency while low-noise levels minimize fatigue. Fully equipped to support high-value users, its data and communications systems ensure maximum productivity at all times.”
Nextant Aerospace

The Nextant 400XT is an upgraded (re-manufactured) version of both the BeechJet 400 and Hawker 400XP, two of the most popular light jets available for charter.  These jets were transformed from nose to tail to optimize performance and functionality, while
lowering the overall operational costs. The Nextant 400 XTi was
later launched as an improved version of the Nextant 400 XT.  The improved Nextant boasts new engines, improvements in
aerodynamics, a new avionics suite and completely redesigned
cabin. Compared to its predecessor, the Hawker 400XP, the Nextant 400XT/XTi is faster and can fly 50 percent further while consuming
significantly less fuel. 88% of the Nextant 400XT/XTi aircraft is new and improved compared to the BeechJet 400/Hawker 400XP.

The Nextant 400XT/XTi has a virtually silent cabin that passengers love for both its comfort and privacy. The unique and customizable cabin design features flat floors, additional headroom, and several seating arrangements. Passengers will enjoy the improved HD
entertainment systems and enhanced productivity technologies,
allowing them to work or leisurely pass the time. The Nextant
400XTi also has a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite found in newer private jet cockpits.

The interior of the Nextant 400XT/XTi can comfortably fit 8
passengers with several different cabin configurations including club and divan seating options. The cabin is over 15 feet long, 4′ 9″ tall and 4′ 11″ wide. The interior also has a full-service galley and
increased space in the lavatory. The Nextant 400XT/XTi has ample baggage space providing a total of 56 cubic feet of internal and
external storage.

The Nextant 400XT/XTis are favorites amongst private fliers. The Nextant 400XT/XTis are popular because they offer all the perks of a new jet as far as range (2305 statute miles), speed (466 mph
average) and cabin comforts (362 ft³ cabin volume) – all at an
unmatched value.

To request a Nextant 400XTi for your next trip, please contact us. We would be happy to provide you with a flight quote.

Nextant 400XTi Aircraft Specifications

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Expect More From the Citation Encore

The Cessna Citation Encore is a very popular light jet, introduced as an upgrade to the beloved Citation Ultra. The Encore is known for its superior cabin comforts, lower operating costs and longer range than competing lights jets. Upgraded with Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535A engines, the Encore has an impressive range of 1600
statute miles.

The Citation Encore is able to operate out of shorter airfields,
allowing it to takeoff and land in places typically suitable only for
turboprops. The cabin measures at 4′ 9″ in height, 4′ 10″ in width and 17′ 2″ in length. The cabin offers amenities usually found in larger jets such as a full refreshment center and fully-enclosed
lavatory. The Encore’s 43 cubic feet of external baggage space and 28 cubic feet in the interior, allow for passengers to travel with everything they need for business or pleasure.

The cabin amenities can also include XM satellite radio, Airshow
entertainment system, DVD Player, individual flat panel
entertainment systems, Bose noise-cancelling headphones, a
satellite phone, a refreshment center and fully-enclosed lavatory.

As far as performance goes, the Citation Encore is equipped for faster climbs to altitude, resulting in a more comfortable ride. This jet flies at 495 mph at its maximum certified flight level of 45,000 feet, carrying up to 7 passengers comfortably.  To make the cabin feel larger, the Encore is set up in a center-club configuration with seamless wall panels, fully reclinable seats, indirect lights, and
mirrors. For all of these reasons, the Encore is very popular for both business and personal jet charter.

To request a Citation Encore for your next trip, please contact us. We would be happy to provide you with a flight quote.

Citation Encore Specifications

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Where Will Your Legacy Take You?

The Embraer Legacy 600 is a highly regarded heavy jet known for its superior cabin amenities and overall performance. The Legacy 600 has a class-leading, three-zone cabin configuration, a visibly larger lavatory and  plenty of baggage space for all passengers.

According to Embraer, “the aircraft was developed to cost
effectively meet the air travel needs of corporations, successful
entrepreneurs and heads of state. Designed using the highly
successful ERJ 135 platform, the Legacy 600 combines cabin
comfort, performance and operating efficiency.”

The Legacy 600 is fully equipped for business, but also designed with passenger comforts in mind. The three-zone cabin allows for work and relaxation to take place simultaneously without interfering with one another. The cabin measures at 6′ in height, 6′ 10″ in width and 49′ 9″ in length. Some of the technological amenities include: WiFi, power outlets, a multi-line phone system, two 17-inch flat screen TV monitors, DVD player, LED lighting, a Honeywell Ovation Select™ cabin management system, and a conference table area. The galley of the Legacy 600 is also quite impressive and often includes: a
convection and microwave oven, a cutting board, electrical outlets, wine chiller, and refrigerator. With the largest, most spacious cabin, lavatory and baggage space (286 cubic feet) of most heavy jets, the Legacy 600 offers something for everyone.

As far as performance goes, the Legacy 600 does not disappoint. This jet has two Rolls Royce AE3007A1E high-bypass, turbofan, dual FADEC engines, allowing it a range of 3740 statue miles and a cruise speed of 528 mph, carrying up to 14 passengers. The engines are both fuel-efficient and quiet, the best of both worlds. Some of the seats on this aircraft also lay flat for a pleasant sleeping
experience, while 22 large windows provide a more spacious feel.

It is not just passengers who enjoy flying in the Legacy 600. Keeping with the theme of spaciousness, pilots love the large cockpit and Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics suite with the latest advancements in aviation technology. For a jet of its size, the Legacy 600 is also
remarkably inexpensive to operate and compares in costs to smaller jets. Embraer commends the Legacy 600 for its “outstanding
operational flexibility in: busy air spaces, terrain-challenged airports and poor weather conditions.”

All in all, Embraer has demonstrated a clear understanding of the needs of business travelers and has exceeded expectations in
performance, cabin luxuries and pilot operations.

To request a Legacy 600 for your next trip, please contact us. We would be happy to provide you with a flight quote.

Legacy 600 Specifications

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Lear 45: Eight is Enough

Learjet45

The Learjet 45’s cabin can accommodate 8 passengers and a
flightcrew of two. Passengers love the 8 captains chairs that come standard on board. The additional legroom, galley storage, full width aft restroom, and wider than average seats offer passengers a
comfortable and practical experience. This jet also offers work
tables that fold down from the walls and a quiet, temperature
controlled cabin, ideal for working from the air. The Learjet 45 has an external baggage compartment that provides 50 cubic feet of baggage space and another 15 cubic feet of internal storage. The Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics suite comes standard on the
Learjet 45XR and includes a 3-D approach navigation system.

The Bombardier Learjet 45 was first introduced at the US National Business Aircraft Association’s annual convention in 1992, and the first consumer aircraft was delivered in 1998. The Learjet 45 was designed to replace the Learjet 35 and offers the classic Learjet
layout with enhanced and improved design features. In 2004, the Learjet 45 evolved into the Learjet 45XR which offers an upgraded engine and improved climbing performance.

Learjet 45 Interior

The Learjet 45, and newer Learjet 45XR, are categorized within the light jet class, but offer many of the features and benefits found in midsize jets. When looking at performance, the Learjet 45 excels in both high and low speed handling, runway performance and fuel
efficiency. On the interior, the Learjet 45 was designed to offer the most passenger space possible for a light jet.

When comparing the cruise performance, the Learjet 45 is top in its class. It can cruise at speeds of 489 mph and is able to fly 1,597
nautical miles nonstop. This jet also offers the most advanced anti-ice system of any light or midsize jet, can complete a 1,000
nautical mile trip in just over 2 hours, and the 904-gallon fuel system can be filled rapidly in about 10 minutes, offering very quick
turnaround. The Learjet 45 really shines at cruise altitude and offers exceptional handling capabilities, as well as fuel economy. The
Learjet 45 and Learjet 45XR are great options for anyone looking for a cost-effective light jet that offers superior performance.

Learjet 45XR

To request a Learjet 45 for your next trip, please contact us. We would be pleased to provide you with a flight quote for your next trip.

Learjet 45 Aircraft Specifications

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Getting Back to Business

Photo credits: Bombardier

As you open things back up, we want to help you in “Back to Business” planning.

Private Charter is a valuable tool for your company.

FlyPrivate’s “Pay as you Fly” Service is your best solution.

*Light and Midsize Jets $50M+ and Super Midsize and Heavy Jets $100M+

Contact us today to discuss your current or future business trips

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All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

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Considering Private Aviation Due to Uncertainties in Commercial Travel?

Are you considering using private aviation due to the uncertainties associated with commercial travel?

Are you feeling a bit uninformed about how to make the right choice? It is an expensive choice. We completely understand. We have been helping people like you charter aircraft for 20 years.

After completing over 10,000 flights for our customers, there are a few things we would like to share with you.

There are a lot of jet options.

Jets come in different sizes and have different capabilities. Some have the same name but are made in multiple sizes. You need to work with an organization that has access to all of them and can recommend the best options. Here’s where we come in!

The lowest price may not always be the best option.

This is strange for us to say because our mission is to deliver the best pricing possible, on the best aircraft options. The lowest priced
option for your trip may come with some stipulations you may need to be aware of. This can include: possible fuel stops, limited luggage capacity, tough cancellation policies, or a limited cabin configuration for your passenger count. Sometimes a few more dollars can make for a much better experience. We will make you aware of the
differences so you can make an informed choice.

Safety/Insurance

Chartered aircraft operate under the FAA’s Part 135 regulations. These are the most stringent safety requirements in
general aviation. There are compliance requirements for pilot
training, pilot duty hours, weather, maintenance and safety
equipment. We also add a second layer of safety. The charter
operators we use for our customers are also audited for compliance by third party safety organizations such as ARG/US or Wyvern, Ltd. These organizations audit the FAA’s records on each operator to
ensure ongoing compliance. This allows us to use the best charter operators for our customers. Each aircraft maintains liability
insurance. Coverage limits vary based on the size of the aircraft and liability limits range from $50M-$300M on each flight.

24/7 Live Expert Customer Service

Although you can book your trip using our App or by emailing us, there is always a live person available to handle any questions
regarding your flight at any time. Our personal customer service is a priceless benefit in an increasingly impersonal world. Our process allows us to offer you direction on the best aircraft, the most
convenient local airports, and other day-of-flight logistics, making your flight as enjoyable as possible.

“Pay as you Fly” Service

In 2002, we pioneered the “pay as you fly” complete access national charter service. Complete access gives our customers the ability get one–way and round trip pricing on demand, without having to pre-pay hours or join a membership by making a prepaid deposit. Our best customers are experienced private fliers who have owned planes or been in membership programs. This is the best
endorsement of the value of our service. These customers recognize from their own expensive experience, that what matters most are safe aircraft, flown by experienced crews, at a fair value and
delivered with unmatched customer service.

As you consider this decision, please rely upon us as others do, to take care of your family and friends.

Testimonials

“We had a great flight on a nice plane with a couple of delightful pilots and are now in our Florida home. Thanks for arranging this and I will be sure to check back with you when we want to go back to NY next Spring.”
– Oyster Bay, NY

“Thanks for great service again. Super crew and plane.” – Hobe Sound, FL

“I think they are fantastic. My boss is in the air all the time. All I do is pick up the phone and call, it’s very easy.” – Boston, MA

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Q & A with Jan Jones: Iconic Business Leaders Make Smart Use of Their Assistants

In this article, Author Jan Jones discusses how business leaders make smart use of their assistants.

 For the past five years, FlyPrivate has been a proud partner and associate of Jan Jones. Jan brings valuable, actionable information to EAs across the globe. We hope you enjoy her blogs as much as we do!

Iconic Business Leaders Make Smart Use of Their Assistants

FlyPrivate: Because of the COVID-19 global lockdown, suddenly
business has to drastically change the way it is operating, so we thought it would be valuable to revisit the discussion we had when your book first came out.  Many assistants are on the frontlines of their companies at this time. We’ve heard that they are playing a bigger role in helping processes to flow smoothly, making sure communication is maintained and leaders are visible to remote employees. Other EAs tell us their
executives could utilize them much more. What would you say to those executives who are not fully utilizing their EAs during this time of crisis?

Jan Jones: I’m certain that the executives who are not fully utilizing their assistants during this time, are the ones who didn’t utilize them effectively before the crisis.

It goes back to the question you asked when my book first came out. You asked Why write a book about EAs specifically for executives? Knowing why I did that will help executives to understand why they should be making better use of their assistant’s capabilities.

I targeted my book to executives because they are the ones who need to learn the value an exceptional assistant can bring to their lives. Assistants know the significant role they play, but many
executives and business owners have little or no idea how to work effectively with an assistant. They don’t know what an outstanding resource a top assistant can be to them, to help relieve them of
day-to-day matters that are not a good use of their time. Executives must get comfortable with delegating. In order to work effectively with an assistant, they need to know what a top-quality assistant looks like, meaning what qualities and characteristics an assistant must have in order to best serve the executive, whether it is a junior, mid-level, or senior role.  In my book (“The CEO’s Secret Weapon”), I dedicate three chapters that discuss “The Tangible and Intangible Characteristics of an Exceptional Executive Assistant” and I explain why they should matter to an executive.

What has happened since my book came out is that numerous
publications have followed my format of listing characteristics of
executive assistants. However, they overlooked my caution to
executives that not every assistant has these characteristics. I was specific with executives that they would be lucky to find an assistant who had some of these characteristics, let alone most, or all of them.  I called the assistants who have these characteristics “exceptional executive assistants”, because these characteristics make them
exceptional, setting them apart from the rest.

Executives and business owners often don’t realize that their
assistant is their “face and voice” to the world.  Through the
assistant, people can get a favorable or unfavorable impression of an executive and the organization.  Since executives should always be putting their best foot forward, it is crucial that they engage an
assistant who is at all times conveying an air of professionalism, competence, a willingness to be of service and has enthusiasm for the job. They need an assistant who is fully invested in the role, who is committed to getting things done and to showcasing their
executive in the best possible light.

FlyPrivate: Tell us about some of the famous business leaders you  interviewed.

Jan Jones: In addition to world-class executive assistants, I was
fortunate to interview some of the world’s top business icons for my book, including Sir Richard Branson, Donald Trump (prior to
presidency), Steve Forbes, Barbara Corcoran, management gurus Marshall Goldsmith, Ken Blanchard, Simon Sinek, as well as Cisco Systems’ then-CEO/Chairman, John Chambers, who wrote the Foreword to my book with such clarity and understanding of the role his long-time, wonderful assistant Debbie Gross has played in his life. In fact, if executives only read the Foreword to my book, that in itself is an eye-opening lesson on what an assistant can do for an executive if the executive is smart enough to hire someone capable of working with them as a strategic-thinking partner. There are
interviews with many successful CEOs who might not be world-famous, but who have managed to create a wonderful partnership with their assistant. I should stress that by “partnership” I mean the idea that we support each other, we are allies, teammates, we have each other’s backs. I don’t mean it in the legal or HR sense of the word.

FlyPrivate: How do these business leaders maximize effectiveness
utilizing their assistants? What benefit does the EA derive from the relationship?

Jan Jones: One of my favorite examples is from the best-selling
author, Joseph Michelli, who told me his assistant made him richer because she increased his portfolio and kept him on track with their business plan. When he got enthusiastic about some new
opportunity, she would say “let’s see how this fits our business plan and our goals for this year.” Kudos to Joseph for heeding his
assistant’s counsel. Not only did he respect Lynn’s advice, he
rewarded her well. How many business owners can say that their
assistant made them richer? Joseph was extremely smart to choose Lynn and understand the value she could bring to him.

Donald Trump had the most outstanding assistant I have ever had the privilege to meet, and I have met and worked with assistants of famous authors, celebrities, famous executives, economists,
politicians, you name it, from all over the world. Norma was truly in a class all by herself, the best ambassador an executive could dream of having, let alone actually have. She retired after working for Mr. Trump for over 30 years. In addition to being Mr. Trump’s assistant, she was also a vice president at the Trump Organization, as is Mr. Trump’s current assistant. A close second to Norma, was pop star Michael Jackson’s assistant, who also was a vice president at MJJ Productions. Mr. Trump told me he admired the fact that his
assistant was able to assess situations and take independent action. He appreciated her ability to handle things without having to
interrupt him. She had a lot of courage and “Was a straight shooter – someone who will tell it like it is. Norma would never take the easy way out and she always had my best interests in mind.” Some advice for assistants from Mr. Trump: “If you need to ask the boss
something, ask yourself the question first. A lot of times you’ll know the answer already and save your boss time.”

Steve Forbes, the publisher of Forbes Magazine told me, “My
assistant has a good head on her shoulders and can make judgment calls that come from experience. When she is away, something that seemed smooth is anything but smooth if she’s not there to make sure it happens.” I urge younger executives to listen to Mr. Forbes that his assistant’s judgment comes from experience. Many younger executives shy away from hiring an older assistant. They do so at their peril because these assistants bring years of business know-how, acumen and protocol that can guide younger, inexperienced executives and show them how to develop and polish their
professional image and business acuity.

Simon Sinek, the popular TED speaker and author told me that he viewed his relationship with his assistant, Monique “As an essential partnership. I don’t see my work as more important or less
important than hers. I see our work as mutually beneficial.”

John Chambers said “I wanted a business partner who could help me to run my business and manage my day-to-day activities, who I can trust and who literally runs my life.” Debbie was with him over 25 years.

Don’t let their unassuming, unflappable demeanor fool you. The
assistants who work for these executives have a fierce passion for excellence and mirror their high-functioning bosses. They reflect the boss’ high energy, confidence and decision-making skills. They enjoy the exhilaration of achievement, and a job well done. Desire to
succeed and be their best is everything. They understand whom they represent and never let their standards fall. Exceptionalism is
everything to them. It’s in their blood. Playing small is not for them. I tell you from first-hand experience, you have to embody this level of excellence and commitment. This is what it takes to support an
executive at the highest levels. It’s something you learn coming up through the ranks, year after year. You don’t arrive fresh from
college knowing all this. It takes practice, commitment, dedication to your craft.

FlyPrivate: How can other executives mirror these iconic business
leaders?

Jan Jones: Take time to find the assistant who is the best fit for your needs. To do this, follow the advice I lay out in my book about how to find the right person, how to work with that person and how to
nurture the relationship so the assistant will stay and grow with the business. Analyze your work style. The executives I interviewed in my book were not afraid to ask for what they needed. They were honest about their work style and personality. Executives: be honest about your work habits and personality so you can find someone who will suit you. Make a list of what is not negotiable for you in an assistant. These are your “must haves”, whether it is technical skills, or personality traits. Try to keep the job interesting and challenging by delegating to your assistant. If it’s feasible, include your assistant in your deliberations so they understand your objectives.

If an executive chooses an assistant with talent and skill, the
assistant can add massive value by managing the executive’s day-to-day business activities. As I stress repeatedly in my book, the role of the executive assistant is to give back time to their executive. An
exceptional assistant routinely handles matters that are not a good use of the executive’s time. Steve Forbes said, “Part of being an
effective leader is knowing what your value-add is, focusing your time on that and figuring how you delegate other things. Even if you believe you can do a task better than someone else, it might not be a good use of your time. Good leadership demands that you put
together an effective team.” For a busy executive that teambuilding should start with an exceptional executive assistant.

While my book is geared to executives, I want assistants to
understand that they have to strive to be exceptional at their job. We all have different capabilities, but everyone should make certain that they are dedicated, professional and always looking for ways to improve, learn and make their executive look good. When they look good, you look good, because in the case of some executives, making them look good takes some doing! The best assistants are
cheerleaders for the boss and for the company. Other employees feel motivated and inspired by them. They have a reputation for
excellence, discretion, reliability, honesty and getting the job done. They make their boss and the team feel secure. They come to work every day ready to perform at optimum levels.

I am inspired by this quote from noted Sicilian chef Guiseppe
Carollo. For me it sums up the satisfaction, pride and commitment an assistant must feel about their career: “Only those who have a lot of passion will be able to do this job well.” This is the level of drive, passion and commitment executives must look for when hiring their assistant. It doesn’t matter if the assistant’s position is junior,
mid-level, or senior. The passion and resolve to excel must be
apparent at every level. With such an ally by their side, executives can be assured they will succeed in their mission.


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Jan Jones is the author of “The CEO’s Secret Weapon How Great Leaders and Their Assistants Maximize Productivity and
Effectiveness”. The book debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in the Office Management Category. It has received widespread acclaim from executives and executive assistants worldwide. Jan spent 20 years as an esteemed international executive assistant to well-known business people, including personal development icon and author Tony Robbins. Jan is passionate about the executive assistant role and continues to champion the profession through speaking, mentoring and offering timeless, practical advice that is relevant to the day-to-day role of the executive assistant.

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Falcon 7X: “The benchmark for the 21st century business jet”

Photo credits: Dassault Falcon

At the top of its class, the Falcon 7X outperforms its competitors in range, efficiency, comfort, technology and design. The 7X is a heavy jet that delivers on all the promises it makes to both pilots and passengers.

Dassault’s Falcon 7X has revolutionized the business jet market with the industry’s first Digital Flight Control System, backed by
Dassault’s 30 years of military experience.
Transferred directly from Dassault’s fighter jets, this technology gives more precise handling and reduces workload, improving safety. It also mitigates the effects of turbulence for a smooth and quiet ride.

Photo Credits: Dassault Falcon

The Falcon 7X’s cabin is taller, wider and designed for an ideal travel experience with 28 windows, ambient lighting, three spacious
climate-controlled lounge areas, and technology that makes the
cabin quiet for work or rest.  The air inside the cabin is humidified and the cabin pressure at 41,000 feet feels like 3,950 feet. While all Falcon 7Xs come standard with a full galley and lavatory, some also come equipped with a second lavatory or an on-board shower,
ensuring passengers have everything they need for a pleasant flight and are ready and rested when they arrive at their destination.

According to Dassault, “the advanced cabin management system provides a full complement of entertainment and connectivity tools in an exceptionally user-friendly format. Work, relax, manage cabin features, track flight progress and communicate — and do it all using your own portable devices from anywhere in the cabin. FalconCabin HD+ also includes Skybox, the media server with vast iTunes video and music capacity.”

Photo credits: Dassault Falcon

This aircraft has a range of around 6,100 statute miles with 12
passengers on board and flies at an average speed of 548 mph. The Falcon 7X has a fuel consumption that is 15 to 30% lower than other heavy jets and is powered by three Pratt & Whitney engines,
delivering 6,400 pounds of thrust each. Most impressively, it can fly multiple short and long trips without refueling.

The highly intuitive cabin of the Falcon 7X is very spacious
measuring 39 feet in length, 7.6 feet in width, and offering over 6 feet of standing height. This aircraft will accommodate 10-12
passengers comfortably, as well as 2 crew members and a flight
attendant. The Falcon 7X also has a generous baggage compartment providing 131 cubic feet of storage space.

Photo Credits: Dassault Falcon

Other notable features of this jet include: the fly-by-wire system that gives pilots greater control by limiting the pitch of the aircraft, a completely new wing design and unique aerodynamics allowing it to take-off and land at slower speeds giving it access to thousands of small airports. With all of these state-of-the-art enhancements, it is easy to see why the Falcon 7X is a heavy jet favorite.

To request a Falcon 7X for your next trip, please contact us. We would be pleased to provide you with a flight quote for your next trip.

Falcon 7X Specifications

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All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

Q & A with Jan Jones: The Importance of Feedback Between Executive & Assistant

In this article, Author Jan Jones discusses the importance of feedback
between executives and their assistants.

 For the past five years, FlyPrivate has been a proud partner and associate of Jan Jones. Jan brings valuable, actionable information to EAs across the globe. We hope you enjoy her blogs as much as we do! 

Business meeting

FlyPrivate: How often should you meet with your EA and provide 
feedback about their performance? How important is this to the
 working relationship?

Jan Jones: Being honest and respectful does wonders for any
relationship, but especially for the delicate balance that must be struck between an executive and assistant. Feedback should be
ongoing, particularly at the start of the relationship, or if the current assistant is not performing up to standard and adjustments need to be made. If something gets dropped, or mistakes are recurring,
address them quickly so there is no undercurrent of dissatisfaction impacting the relationship. Don’t let the EA assume that everything is OK and then suddenly get hit with the news that you are not
happy with their performance. I shared in my book the example of an EA whose new boss seemed to be annoyed with her and she could not figure out why. At a social gathering she finally asked him. He said he was not a morning person so when she called out “Good Morning!” in a cheerful voice, it irritated him. The discussion about work style should have been on the EA’s priority list at the outset. Since she didn’t ask, and it obviously was an issue for him, he should have said something about it. Instead, uncomfortable months went by during that early period when they could have been building trust, respect and rapport.

When an EA is new in the job, I recommend they ask their executive if everything is satisfactory no later than at the end of the first week. Are there any challenges with communication, or work
performance? A simple “How did we do this week, are there any
issues you’d like to discuss?” should quickly let the EA know how they are faring and lets the executive know the assistant is open to feedback. When I started a new job, on the first day I would tell my boss I wanted to hear immediately if they were not satisfied with anything, no matter how minor, so I could fix it. Executives should be specific when giving feedback. Let your assistant know exactly what the issue is. Don’t beat around the bush and leave them perplexed about what you really mean. Don’t let problems build up. For me, once the relationship was established and I knew I could be candid with my boss, I shared my observations but I was careful to pick my moments. The timing has to be right or you’ll wind up doing more damage than good. Feedback works best when it is communicated sincerely and respectfully, without either party feeling intimidated, or put on the spot. It should be communicated in private because it may start out positively, but it could lead to other issues that should be discussed confidentially.

Schedule time for an informal performance discussion at the end of the first 30 days and a formal performance review at the end of the first 90 days. If things are not going well, don’t wait 90 days to
address them. Similarly, if the assistant has settled in well and you are pleased with their performance, let them know and say thank you. If the executive and assistant are working together
comfortably, they probably have sufficient rapport to be able to talk to each other about performance, expectations or
misunderstandings on a frequent basis, not just at review time. Use your instincts. If something feels uneasy, speak up and get it handled.

All relationships require effort and commitment, and the
executive-assistant relationship is no exception. Develop trust and confidence in each other. It creates a space for both of you to safely share what’s on your mind without feelings being hurt, or intentions misunderstood. When trust and support back up your relationship, it creates a sense of comfort in which you are free to thrive and do your best work.


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