Tag Archives: private jet

Airbus ACJ318

Airbus to exhibit world’s largest corporate jet cabin

Airbus ACJ318

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 business jets on the outside, but are around twice as big on the inside, allowing them to deliver a more comfortable space in which to travel, as well as the ability to carry more passengers.”
Continue reading

Retna VistaJet

Retna For VistaJet

Retna 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 star of VistaJet’s fleet of 31 private jets.

Drawing from a wide array of influences including gang graffiti, Asian calligraphy, Incan and Egyptian hieroglyphics, and Hebrew and Arabic script, RETNA’s vision is designed to be a new and unique “international visual language”.
Continue reading

Cacciatore di Stelle

Piaggio P180 Exhibited As Art In Milan

Cacciatore di Stelle

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 in the famed centre through April 28.

Paladino decorated the turboprop with ancestral symbols, constellations and geometrical designs in homage to the skies in which it travels.
Continue reading

airbus phoenix cabin concept

New Airbus cabin targets Asian corporate jet market

airbus phoenix cabin concept

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 Corporate Jets are able to offer this feature because they have the widest and tallest cabin of any business jet, existing or planned.
Continue reading

business jets hainan RV

HRV To Fly In 250 Business Elites On Private Jets

business jets hainan RV

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 world’s finest private jets, Hainan Rendez-Vous 2011 provides an ideal communication platform for manufacturers and buyers of business aircraft.

It is the only Business-to-VIP-Customer aircraft exhibition in the whole of Asia, and the region’s only show where exhibiting private jet manufacturers actually fly in such a large number of show attendees from their city of origin and back.

In total the event, which also includes a yacht exhibit and luxury property and brands shows, is expected to draw some 8,000 high net worth individuals this year.
Continue reading

embraer india ad

Private jet makers target India’s super-rich

embraer india ad

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 corporate high-flyers with their luxury private planes.

The global private jet market had a hard landing in 2008-09, with jet prices plunging by up to 30 percent and actual flying time falling by an estimated 40 percent.
Continue reading

hondajet first flight

The certified HondaJet aircraft takes its first flight

hondajet 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 campus is also nearing its completion.
Continue reading

helicopter china

China opens skies to private air transport

helicopter china

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 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, which it called the new “centre of gravity” for the market.

The private air travel industry “will be one of the fastest-growing sectors in the next 10 years”, Frank Lee, chairman of China Private Aviation Company, a consultancy offering aircraft acquisition and charter services, told AFP.
Continue reading

Cessna Jet Access

CitationAir by Cessna rolls out Jet Access program

Cessna Jet Access

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, together with the flexibility and risk-free benefits of a Jet Card.

“The Jet Access product requires no aircraft ownership, thereby eliminating any concerns about future residual values,” said Steve O’Neill, CitationAir’s CEO.
Continue reading

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 range of 7,300 nmi (13,520 km) at Mach 0.85, while the 8000’s range will top out at 7,900 nmi (14,631 km) at Mach 0.85.
Continue reading

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 carry more weight than the $22 million, eight-seat Citation X.

The Citation Ten will have a longer range and faster rate of climb speed than the previous model.
Continue reading

singapore airlines

Airlines team up for European private jet service

singapore Airlines 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 1,000 airports in Europe.

The model is almost exactly the same as PrivateConnect, the British Airways tie-up with CitationAir announced earlier this year which provides private jet connections in North America for passengers arriving on BA flights.

a380 suite singapore airlines

The European service, which is provided by Star Alliance partners Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa, uses a fixed price and is based solely on distance (from €6,900), regardless of the number of travelers.

A dedicated “Private Jet Manager” is on hand to arrange catering, baggage transfer, limousine services and customs clearance for passengers using the top-end service.

The service is likely to be popular with Singapore Airlines’ first class passengers, who enjoy suites aboard the A380 services to London, Paris and Zurich — albeit at a price tag which starts at around €12,000 return.

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 to Boeing business jets.

Blue Star does not manage or operate aircraft on behalf of their clients; however, the company assists clientele in finding the best operators for any aircraft.
Continue reading

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 Mustang entered service in 2007. Cessna has since delivered over 300 Mustangs.
Continue reading

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 design.

Among them are engines that are mounted above the wing instead of below, which Honda says significantly reduces drag (improving fuel efficiency), cuts noise pollution on the ground and creates additional space in the aircraft cabin.
Continue reading

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 company says is able to reach a speed of Mach 1.5 (1,840 km/h).

This Aerion SBJ will make it possible to fly from Paris to New York in four hours and 14 minutes, shaving three hours off the trip compared to conventional jets.
Continue reading

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 accommodates 12 to 16 passengers in leather seats and divans arranged in several distinct living areas.
Continue reading

Booming market for luxury jets

Private Jet

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 both the company and the industry in general.

It says that overall in the first half of 2010, bookings rose by almost a quarter as clients booked to fly to 41 US states, along with Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and Italy.
Continue reading

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 love this city! One of my favorite cities in the world.’

Continue reading