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Quintessentially Launches iPhone Application

Quintessentially, one of the most established concierge services launched an iPhone Application for its iPhone users today. The application provides members with luxury insider tips and information on hotels, restaurants and night life events in cities around the world. The service is available to all iPhone users, but the concierge service requires membership.

Rich & Decadent Photography

Life is different when you have your own private jet and a budget of a few millions for a shopping spree. Photographer Gene Kiegel gives us a peek into this world of abundance and decadence with his photography series, “Jets, Cribs & Rides”. Source: TrendHunter

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

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

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

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

The Cost of Unlimited Heli Skiing? $80,000

It may be the most expensive Canadian ski pass on the books this season. Great Canadian Heli-Skiing have launched a new lift pass costing CDN$100,000 ($80,000). The exorbitantly priced Platinum Heli-Skiing Season Pass provides skiers with unlimited vertical access to some of the world’s best powder skiing between Golden and Revelstoke. The pass is accompanied … Continued

Business Jet Rendez-Vous : Soaring to New Heights in Macau !

We previously reported on the 2008 Macao Business Jet Rendez Vous at the MGM Grand Macao from 24th – 26th October 2008. The third edition, once again, brought China’s elite business leaders to the most exclusive business aviation platform in Asia. A record number of the best aircraft, including Bombardier, Cessna, Cirrus, Dassault, Embraer, Eurocopter … 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

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

Private jet : the Cirrus Vision SJ50

Cirrus Design Corporation announced that “Cirrus Vision SJ50” will be the new official name for its single-engine personal jet, formerly known as “The-Jet“. The Cirrus Vision made its first flight last week The name “Cirrus Vision SJ50” represents a natural extension of Cirrus’ vision to build the ultimate personal transportation machine,” said Cirrus CEO, Alan … Continued

Luxury VIP Airbus Corporate Jet

Airbus offers a complete range of aircraft for corporate, VIP and government aviation – from its A318 Elite, Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) and A320 Prestige to the widebody A330 and A340, and the A380. In 2007 Airbus corporate jetliners won 38 firm orders from customers around the world and a total of almost 50 orders … Continued