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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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