James Butler Asked by Business Jet Traveler Magazine to Take Over “Inside Fractionals” Column

Bethesda, Maryland • February 2005

The editors of Business Jet Traveler magazine have asked Shaircraft CEO, James Butler, to contribute editorials for the periodical’s “Inside Fractionals” column. This column serves an educational resource for fractional owners—addressing industry trends and shedding light on key issues facing owners and providers. “My intention is to use this forum to further Shaircraft’s goal of informing, and thereby empowering, fractional owners,” says Butler. “We keep our finger on the pulse of the industry and I am pleased to contribute my expertise—both from a legal and an aviation perspective.” Editor-in-Chief of Business Jet Traveler, Randall Padfield, says of the news, “Our editorial staff is always on the lookout for people who know the industry well and can provide unbiased opinions about it. For several years now, James Butler has been one of the experts we regularly contact for comment. When we needed a new writer for the ‘Inside Fractionals’ column, we immediately thought to ask James if he’d be interested. He agreed and we’re very happy to now count him as one of BJT’s “Contributing Industry Experts.” Butler’s first contribution, which appears in the April/May 2005 issue, offers advice to owners in challenging low share valuations offered by providers in share repurchases. Future columns are expected to address the mysteries surrounding fuel surcharges and the effect of new FAA regulations on fractional owners and providers.

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