Royal Bank of Scotland cancels luxury jet order

Royal Bank of Scotland cancelled a $45 million order for a luxury private jet that would have been used by its ousted chief executive and other executives if the bank had not needed a taxpayer bailout. R.B.S. is majority-owned by the British government and is mired in a high profile row over a £16.6 million … Continued

Harrods Will Fly You to Your Superyacht in Style

Air Harrods, the high-end private aviation program run by the world famous London luxury depot, is partnering with Watkins Yacht Management to provide air and concierge support via helicopter and corporate jet to the superyacht set. The two firms will provide a streamlined and ultra-stylish luxury travel experience for those embarking on a luxurious private … Continued

Richard Branson launches V Australia airline

Virgin Atlantic president Sir Richard Branson celebrated Virgin Atlantic’s 25th birthday this year by launching a new airline V Australia, and throwing an extravagant launch party in Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard in LA. Branson has embarked on an eight-day journey around the world to mark the launch of the newest Virgin airline V … Continued

A380 VIP

Lufthansa is all set to pamper its billionaire clients with the state of the art Airbus A380 VIP Saloon. Lufthansa Technik, the luxo-sport decorating and customization arm of the fabled German airliner lets you peek into the lavish offerings of this proposed VIP Saloon. Via: Luxurylaunches

New Hawker Beechcraft Ad Defends BizAv

Hawker Beechcraft has launched its own advertising campaign to counter the negative publicity currently swirling around business aviation, referring directly to that terrible day on Capitol Hill. Chairman and CEO Jim Schuster recently blamed the growing negative attention on the industry for helping to intensify the volatility in the marketplace. “The media and some politicians … Continued

PremiAir launches the London Heliport Shuttle Service

PremiAir announced today (Feb 10) the launch of a new helicopter transfer service – the London Heliport Shuttle. The new service offers dedicated flights to meet private jet arrivals from the UK’s key business aviation airports, whisking passengers to the London Heliport in Battersea. The launch recognises the fact that some 40% of PremiAir’s traffic … Continued

Bank of America to sell three jets

Bank of America is selling three corporate jets from its fleet, as well as a helicopter it acquired through its purchase of Merrill Lynch, the company said yesterday. In addition, the bank is believed to be trying to sell one of its corporate apartments in New York, according to a source familiar with the matter. … Continued

Starbucks’ new jet is up for sale

Starbucks is trying to sell the $45 million corporate jet it bought last month. Starbucks’ new jet – a Gulfstream 550 – has made only 15 flights, according to Avpro’s online sales pitch. Several of those landings were in Honolulu and Kona, Hawaii, during a two-week trip apparently taken by CEO Howard Schultz. A Starbucks … Continued

Citigroup buys $50 million corporate jet

The New York Post’s Jennifer Keil and Chuck Bennett reported in Monday’s paper that Citigroup is about to upgrade to a new $50 million, twelve-seat corporate jet. The New York Post, citing “a source familiar with the deal,” reported today that Citigroup executives authorized the purchase of a new Dassault Falcon 7X, which seats 12 … Continued

Top ten private jet destinations

When it comes to winter luxury, one ski destination continues to rank top of the list – Courchevel in the French Alps, according to leading private air charter broker Oxygen 4, is the ski resort at which to see and be seen. And even this year, with the credit crunch biting, some of the resort’s … Continued

New first-class for SWISS A330s

Sarting this spring, SWISS will gradually introduce a new First Class cabin in conjunction with its fleet renewal program. The spacious surroundings and adjustable sidewalls provide extensive privacy, while sophisticated lighting and the contemporary-yet-warm SWISS design combine to create a pleasant sense of space. In addition, the guest seat, complete with backrest and armrests, enables … Continued

Record 600 Private Jets Descend on Obama Inauguration

Jaws dropped at last year’s record number of 400 private jets descending on the Super Bowl, but the inauguration of President Barack Obama attracted a full-on airborne migration of well-heeled travelers this week. Robert Frank at the Wall Street Journal reports around 600 private jets landed in D.C. in the days leading up to the … Continued

Qatar Airways Introduces Inflight Yoga

As many passengers pledge New Year resolutions to remain fit and healthy, Qatar Airways is taking steps to help them meet their goals with the introduction of a new onboard yoga guide and tips on how to stay relaxed and rejuvenated in flight. Especially customised for long-haul fliers, the new four-page “Fly Healthy, Fly Fit” … Continued

Embraer Lineage 1000 Corporate Jet

The Embraer Lineage 1000 is largely based on the highly successful Embraer passenger jet, the E-190. Manufactured by the Brazilian aerospace firm Embraer, the Lineage is an “ultra-large” business jet with comfortable seating for 19 passengers but many more in a less comfortable configuration. The Lineage 1000 is the largest designated jet except for the … Continued

Talon Air Adds A $4 Million Sikorsky Helicopter To Fleet

Private Aviation Corporation Talon Air has added a new $4 Million Sikorsky helicopter to their current lineup. The helicopter provides premium comfort and privacy for up to six passengers and two pilots in a “jet-like environment”. The interior features plush first-class leather seats, amazing wood paneling surround the aircraft, and a 4.5-foot tall cabin with … Continued

Enjoy The Feeling Of Weightlessness For $3,900

Europe plans to enter the fledgling space tourism market by offering a chance to experience weightlessness to help pay for scientific research. Novespace, a unit of France’s CNES space agency claims to be leading the field in scientific deployment with a converted Airbus A300 jetliner. With Europe’s space ambitions facing a budget squeeze due to … Continued

Dassault Falcon 7X Long-Range Business Jet

French aircraft manufacturer Dassault has introduced a jet that changes the playing field for business jet manufacturers operators and pilots. That jet is the $50 million Falcon 7X. The Falcon 7X is perhaps the most coveted ultra-long range private jet in all of Europe and flies faster, further and higher than its predecessors. It is … Continued

Private Jets: Not Just for the Rich and Famous

Launched in May, Geneva-based LunaJets helps travellers to purchase empty leg flights at substantially reduced prices. Empty legs are private jets returning home empty, and LunaJets offers them at prices as low as 50 to 80% off full private jet fare. Its purpose is to offer passengers who currently fly business class, first class or … Continued