Airbus to exhibit world’s largest corporate jet cabin

Airbus displayed an Airbus ACJ318, offered for VVIP charter by Comlux, at the Jet Expo in Moscow which took place 14-16 September. This Airbus ACJ318 features the comfort and practicality of home and office, plus seating for 19 passengers, which is more than traditional business jets. “Airbus corporate jets are similar in size to traditional … Continued

Retna For VistaJet

As part of a partnership between private jet charter and ownership firm VistaJet and Bombardier Aerospace, acclaimed street artist RETNA has hand-painted a unique work of art on the tail of a VistaJet Global Express XRS. The $60 million luxury aircraft, an ultra long range corporate and VIP high speed wonder, will be the new … Continued

Piaggio P180 Exhibited As Art In Milan

Renowned Italian sculptor, painter and printmaker Mimmo Paladino has become perhaps the first to turn a private jet into a work of art with the installation of a painted Piaggio P.180 Avanti II aircraft at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. Dubbed the “Cacciatore di Stelle” (Star Hunter), Paladino’s plane will be on display … Continued

New Airbus cabin targets Asian corporate jet market

A new cabin concept called Phoenix, featuring a colour-scheme and layout designed to appeal to Asian tastes, is being offered to Airbus Corporate Jet customers. The main cabin features seating for six people around a large circular-table – the focus of family life in many Asian cultures – which facilitates work-related discussions and dining. Airbus … Continued

HRV To Fly In 250 Business Elites On Private Jets

Organisers of the second edition of Hainan Rendez-Vous, Asia’s first and only private aviation lifestyle exhibition, announced today that some 250 of the region’s business elites will be flown by private jet to their April 1-4 show in Hainan, a tropical island that is fast developing into China’s version of the French Riviera. Showcasing the … Continued

Private jet makers target India’s super-rich

The growing list of billionaires in India is an enticing prospect for executive jet makers seeking to recover from a slump in demand caused by the financial crisis. Prominent among exhibitors at the ongoing Aero India 2011 air show in Bangalore were manufacturers such as US-based Gulfstream and Brazil’s Embraer — both hoping to seduce … Continued

The certified HondaJet aircraft takes its first flight

Honda Aircraft has successfully completed the first flight of its FAA-conforming HondaJet advanced light business jet. The HondaJet took off from the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Caroline on 20 December and flew for 51 minutes. While Honda enters the flight test program with the HondaJet, its aircraft production facility on its Greensboro … Continued

China opens skies to private air transport

After years of waiting for China to lift heavy restrictions on airspace, wealthy travellers and aircraft manufacturers have reason to celebrate — the country’s skies are opening up to private flights. The makers of helicopters and small business jets are predicting a major bump in sales — France’s Dassault Falcon just moved its Asia office … Continued

CitationAir by Cessna rolls out Jet Access program

Fractional jet operator CitationAir by Cessna has launched a new initiative called Jet Access, which allows customers to fly without buying a share of an aircraft. Customers can fly on the company’s fleet of Citation XLS or Sovereign aircraft. The program allows customers with a 50 hours annual commitment all the benefits of fractional ownership, … Continued

Bombardier’s New Global Express 7000 & 8000

Canadian aviation company Bombardier has launched the Global 7000 and Global 8000 two new large business jets. The Global 7000 and 8000, which will cost about $65 million, will beat the high-speed range of the $58.5 million Gulfstream G650. Both new jets will have a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90; the 7000 will have a … Continued

Cessna Introduces Citation Ten

Cessna Aircraft announced yesterday that it will build a larger, advanced version of its Citation X business jet, called the Citation Ten. The new Citation Ten is scheduled to be in the air by late 2011 and delivered to the first customer in 2013. The jet is 15 inches longer and will fly farther and … Continued

Airlines team up for European private jet service

Singapore Airlines is to offer private jet transfer in Europe to passengers flying from Australia, the airline confirmed last week. A partnership with Lufthansa’s Private Jet services will mean that passengers flying to one of Singapore Airline’s 14 European destinations will be able to continue their journey on a private jet to one of over … Continued

Blue Star Jets Releases Mobile App

Getting a flight quote from Blue Star Jets is now easier and more accessible than ever after the company has launched a new mobile app for Palm, Blackberry, Android and iPhone smartphone users. Blue Start Jets has created a network of charter companies that gives it access to over 4,000 aircraft worldwide, ranging from helicopters … Continued

Video: Executive jets in Brazil

Executive jets, the lofty domain of the world’s corporate elite, are being snapped up in Latin America’s booming market. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Brazil, the regional powerhouse that boasts both a wealthy clientele for the winged status symbols, and a homegrown manufacturer, Embraer.

Cessna Announces Citation Mustang High Sierra

The Cessna Aircraft Company introduced at the opening day of AirVenture 2010 a new upgrade package for its Citation Mustang. The $75,000 package includes a more luxurious interior, a special paint scheme, a two-year maintenance programme, synthetic vision, electronic charts and locking fuel caps. It is the first upgrade package Cessna has offered since the … Continued

Honda shows off its first private jet

Honda has been showing off its first ever aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, saying that the jet should fly by the end of the year. The HondaJet is the first venture into aviation for Honda, more commonly known for its cars and motorcycles, with the brand saying that it incorporates many technological advances in aviation … Continued

Aerion Supersonic Business Jet

Ten years after the Concorde disaster at Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris, and seven years after the turbojet-powered airliners were finally grounded, the age of supersonic air transport is about to recommence. Nevada’s Aerion Corporation is advertising its Aerion Supersonic Business Jet (SBJ), described as an $80 million, super fast executive plane which the … Continued

Peter Jackson purchases a private jet

New Zealand websites are reporting the Jackson paid around $50 million to pick up a Gulfstream G550. His new plane is able to fly non-stop from Australia to Los Angeles and will replace his older Gulfstream IV which had to make a fueling stop on the way because of its shorter range. The G550 usually … Continued

Booming market for luxury jets

The private jet market is booming again, according to results released this week by one charter firm, echoing recent sentiments from a chauffeur company. American private jet firm New Flight Charters says that its bookings were up 76 percent in June compared to the year before, describing the news as a “terrific report card” on … Continued

Paris Hilton tweets pictures from her private jet

For most people having a luxury jet to yourself is a dream that seems very out-of-reach. Not for multi-millionaire hotel heiress Paris Hilton. Ms Hilton tweeted a picture of herself yesterday reclining on a bed on her private jet as she flew to Paris, France. Hilton, was coming from London, about which she Tweeted: ‘I … Continued