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

The Hawker 450XP Light Business Jet

The Hawker 450XP is the latest jet from Hawker Beechcraft and is the successor to the highly acclaimed Hawker 400XP. Based on the interior of the 900XP, it’s the most comfortable, most elegant and best equipped cabin ever offered in a light jet ! The Hawker 450XP also features significant improvements over the 400XP including … Continued

European jet firm makes big Bombardier order

Booming global demand for new business jets is expected to continue through the end of 2009 despite recent oil-price shocks and economic turmoil, according to the latest forecast by aerospace supplier Honeywell International Inc. Lately it seems that the private jet revolution is bigger in Europe than in the U.S. The latest new fractional ownership … Continued

747 Turned Into A Jumbo Hostel

Ambitious plans to turn a Boeing 747 into a hostel are taking off after the jet was bought by a Swedish entrepreneur. Oscar Dios is stuffing 85 beds into a gutted Boeing 747 he’s dubbed Jumbo Hostel and parked right outside Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport. Dios bought the 500-seater jumbo jet, built in 1976, from its … Continued

Airplane Cabins by Etihad Airlines

The Middle East have provided with comfortable air voyages for decades now. Starting with the brilliance in luxurious aviation experiences with Emirates, we have come to a point where a first class air traveler can have just about all his wishes fulfilled while in the air. With more than six feet space for a passenger … Continued

Hawker Beechcraft delivers first Hawker 4000 business jet

Described by the company as “the world’s most advanced business jet,” the $21 Million Hawker 4000 Business Jet is the first plane to offer big-jet safety and technology features at a midsized-jet price. After a 20-year, $1 billion development process, Hawker Beechcraft has held a delivery ceremony at its Wichita headquarters to hand over the … Continued

VIP Edition 787 Dreamliner

Hong Kong real estate tycoon Joseph Lau is one of the lucky few who ordered a Dreamliner VVIP in 2007 for $153 Million USD. He will have a 2400 square foot luxury cabin fully equipped with a loft, vaulted ceilings, video wall displays, modern appliances, and elegant furniture. Its fully equipped with bars, kitchens, dining … Continued

Continental Unveils New Business Class Seats

Continental Airlines Inc. on Monday showed off new fully reclining seats that it will put in business class of some jets beginning next year. The airline said that the seats would go into Boeing 777 aircraft used mostly on trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific routes beginning in fall 2009, and later on Boeing 757 and 787 jets. … Continued

A380 : Shower Spas for First Class passengers !

Emirates Airline’s will launch its first A380 commercial service from Dubai to New York JFK on August 1st. The 14-hour non-stop flight will also be the first-ever commercial A380 service to the United States. Emirates expects delivery of five A380s in its current financial year and from December 1, first class passengers will be able … Continued