Manufacturers of business jets can look forward to climbing sales in 2013 thanks to emerging markets as they gather in Switzerland for an annual air show.
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo broke the sound barrier for the first time on Monday, reaching Mach 1.2 in a test flight.
Until now restricted to trainee space explorers and scientists, Europe’s Zero-G aircraft is to start making commercial flights for paying customers from March.
Sydney Harbour is set to get a floating heliport next month, with flights to and from Sydney Airport joining the mandatory sight-seeing excursions.
The world’s first flight powered entirely by bio jet fuel will take off next month from Ottawa, the fuel makers announced Thursday.
Boeing has delivered the first BBJ 747-8 to sport a new optional extra – an eight-person sleeping area, called the Aeroloft.
Italian helicopter manufacturing company has created the AW 139 Pininfarina Edition in collaboration with the famous Italian design company.
Research In Motion which has lost 95% of its market value since 2008, is selling one of its two business jets under a plan to save $1 billion in operating costs.
A prototype of the “Son of Concorde,” a supersonic jet, is set to be revealed next month at the Farnborough International Airshow in England.
Bell Helicopter unveiled its new “525 Relentless” super medium transport at the Heli-Expo 2012.
As sales of private jets increase in China, interior design companies are looking to cash in.
Airbus is about to deliver a luxury double decker A380 to the Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the chairman of Kingdom Holding Company.
Karl Lagerfeld is collaborating with helicopter-maker Agusta Westland to re-design its line of VIP choppers.
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 … Continued
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, … Continued
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, … Continued
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, … Continued
Middle Eastern airline Emirates has announced the launch of wireless internet access on board its fleet of flagship super-jumbo A380 aircraft. Customers flying the massive planes, which operate between Dubai and destinations such as Paris and London, will now be able to use wifi-enabled devices on selected routes, Emirates confirmed December 12. Eleven of the … Continued
Last week Lufthansa sent its first retrofitted 747-400 from Hong Kong to Frankfurt and those flying first class were in for quite a surprise. Where previously these planes catered for 16 passengers in their ultra-luxury section, now they are fitted out for just eight and that means a full-length, window-side bed next to the seat, … Continued
Dassault has unveiled the Falcon 2000S with the goal of creating a full-size Falcon with a midsize price ideally suited for an eight-hour flight. With a price tag of under $25 million, Dassault claims the Falcon 2000S will feature the largest cabin, longest range and best performance in its class . New inboard wing slats … Continued