Private Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

What does one put on a private jumbo jet?

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 [...]

jackie chan embraer

Embraer presents jet to envoy Jackie Chan

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, [...]

Qantas A380 first class

Qantas A380 First Class Suite

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, [...]

Cessna Citation M2

Cessna Citation M2 business jet

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, [...]

WIFI on Board

Emirates hooks up A380 planes to wi-fi

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 [...]

Lufthansa windowside bed First Class

Lufthansa offers new First Class cabin

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, [...]

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