on 10th April 2012 | No Comments »
Airbus is about to deliver a luxury double decker A380 to the Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, a major investor in Citigroup.
Ordered in 2007, it will be the most expensive personal jet, with a final price well in excess of $500 million, including the cost of outfitting it with one-of-a kind amenities.
on 9th April 2012 | No Comments »
Karl Lagerfeld is collaborating with helicopter-maker AgustaWestland to re-design its line of VIP choppers, reports Women’s Wear Daily magazine.
The German fashion designer, who also designed bottles for Coke, will now redesign both interiors and exteriors of the company’s AW139, a twin-engine helicopter that can seat up to 15 people.
on 3rd March 2012 | No Comments »
The world’s first privately-owned Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental has been delivered to one well-heeled buyer, airplane manufacturer Boeing announced this week.
The 747-8, a ‘stretched’ version of the classic jumbo jet, normally seats 467 passengers across its two decks, but the delivery made this week is likely to carry considerably fewer.
Instead, the undisclosed VIP customer will be able to fill the airliner with almost whatever they want, likely limited only by their imagination — and the 444 square meters of space which they have to play with.
on 8th February 2012 | No Comments »
Brazil’s leading planemaker Embraer is eyeing the large Chinese market, and on Friday presented a Legacy 650 executive jet to martial arts star Jackie Chan to help build its brand there.
Embraer said that Chan would help the company promote “its entire line of executive aircraft, not only in the rapidly growing greater China market, but globally.”
“This delivery is a moment of historical importance to Embraer because it solidifies an already long and successful relationship between China and Embraer,” said Ernest Edwards, president of Embraer’s Executive Jets unit.
on 5th January 2012 | No Comments »
The first class cabin of Qantas’s A380 super-jumbos, designed by Marc Newson, looks astonishingly like the U.S.S. Enterprise in Star Trek, reports Daily Mail.
The interior includes LCD touch panels, leather seating, plants, sheepskin-covered full-length beds and more than 1,000 videos to choose from.
Each berth even has a dresser for storing clothes – naturally, pyjamas are provided and there are just 14 berths in the whole cabin.
on 23rd December 2011 | No Comments »
In late September, Cessna introduced the Citation M2, a light business jet that fills the gap between the Mustang entry-level jet and the Citation CJ family.
The new design has been in development for three years and it’s slated to fly during the first half of 2012.
With room for two crew and six passengers, the $4.195 million Citation M2 has a maximum cruise speed of 741 kilometers per hour and a range of 2,408 kilometers.