on 30th July 2010 | No Comments »
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.
on 28th July 2010 | 5 Comments »
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.
on 27th July 2010 | No Comments »
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.
on 23rd July 2010 | 1 Comment »
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.
on 20th July 2010 | No Comments »
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.
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.’