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Gulfstream G280 Adds Another Speed Record to Books, G650ER and G450 at Paris Air Show Today

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Gulfstream at Paris Air Show

Gulfstream G650ER is at Paris Air Show

The Gulfstream G650ER and G450 will be on display at the 2015 Paris Air Show, June 15 through 21.

Gulfstream G450 is at Paris Airshow

Gulfstream G280 Adds Another Speed Record to Books

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that the Gulfstream G280 recently added to its growing list of city-pair records, this time linking Paris with Abu Dhabi.

Gulfstream G280 sets record

On April 24, the super mid-sized aircraft traveled from Paris-Le Bourget Airport to Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates. The distance of 2,908 nautical miles/5,386 kilometers was covered in 6 hours and 16 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.82.

Pending approval by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association, the G280’s 51st city-pair mark will be sent to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for consideration as a world record.

Gulfstream G280

“It’s a testament to the G280’s many attributes that we’ve delivered more than 60 of these aircraft to operators in 11 countries,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “The G280 had the best range, speed, fuel efficiency and cabin comfort in its class when it entered the marketplace in November 2012, and nothing has changed. It is also one of the most reliable aircraft in the industry.”

Originally projected to fly 3,400 nm/6,297 km, the G280 surpassed expectations by 200 nm/370 km, resulting in more city-pair connections, excellent fuel efficiency and lower operating costs for customers. The aircraft has tremendous performance capabilities and a superior cabin with the Gulfstream-designed cabin management and high-definition entertainment systems, industry-leading sound levels, 19 super-sized windows and in-flight access to the baggage compartment.

Continue Reading On gulfstreamnews.com »

Flexjet Accelerates Deliveries Of Gulfstream G450s, Gulfstream G280 Ailerons, Caravan Garmin Upgrade, Nextant Aerospace

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Caravan Gets Garmin Upgrade

Under Garmin’s AML STC, Mid-Canada Mod Center recently completed and placed back into service a full Garmin G600 cockpit and avionics mod to a Cessna 208 Caravan. The G600 suite provides enhanced situational awareness with safety and pilot workload reduction. The dual-screen G600 pairs both a primary flight display (PFD) and a multifunction (MFD) display in a single 10-inch wide bezel.

Garmin G600 cockpit Cessna Caravan

Continue Reading About Garmin and Cessna Caravan on fly-corporate.com »

Flexjet Accelerates Deliveries Of Gulfstream G450s

Beginning To Exercise Order Options, Taking Steps to Expedite Delivery Of Entire Gulfstream Fleet

Flexjet has accelerated deliveries of the Gulfstream G450 business jets it has on order in response to what the fractional company says is heavy market demand. With the accelerated delivery schedule, six G450s will be flying in the Flexjet fleet by the end of this year.

Gulfstream G450

The G450 is part of an order Flexjet placed in October 2014 for up to 50 aircraft, also including the G500 and G650, from Gulfstream’s iconic line of business jets. Through its close partnership with Gulfstream, Flexjet will closely monitor demand and collaborate with the manufacturer to accelerate deliveries and exercise any of the additional 26 options whenever possible.

Continue Reading About Flexjet and Gulfstream G450 orders on aero-news.net »

Kaman Awarded Five-Year Contract Extension For G280 Gulfstream Program

Expected Value Of The Deal Is More Than $27 Million

Kaman Aerosystems’ UK operation has been successful in securing a five-year contract extension on the Gulfstream G280 program for the supply of ailerons and winglets to Triumph Aerostructures.

Gulfstream G280

 

This takes the period of program deliveries out to 2019 and firmly consolidates Kaman as a key supplier on the G280 program. The contract extension has an expected value of more than $27 million over the next 5 years.

Gulfstream G280

Continue Reading about the Gulfstream G280 on aero-news.net »

A new idea for old platforms

Nextant Aerospace is a new type of company in the business aviation industry. Rather than spending a $1 billion to develop a new business jet from scratch, the company utilizes existing platforms and upgrades the engines, avionics, and performance, creating a modern aircraft at a lower cost. The process is called remanufacturing.

Nextant 400Xti

Located in Cleveland, Ohio, Nextant was founded in 2007 and is part of the Directional Capital family of companies. It currently offers a light jet and will soon offer turboprop aircraft.

Continue Reading About Nextant on fly-corporate.com »

Bombardier to Highlight its Business Jet Lineup at ABACE 2015, Pilatus PC-24 Guide, Hondajet, $1 Million a Week Super Yacht

Friday, April 10th, 2015

JetOptions will be attending ABACE 2015 in Shanghai next week and Bombardier has announced its business jet lineup for the show. Also we have a buyer’s and investor’s guide to the Pilatus PC-24 which was unveiled at EBACE 2014 in Geneva. HondaJet is inching closer to production, and if you have 1 million dollars a week to charter a super yacht it’s name is Solandge.

Bombardier to Highlight its Business Jet Lineup at ABACE 2015

Bombardier Business Aircraft announced today that it will showcase its class-defining business aircraft at this year’s Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) show at Shanghai’s Hongqiao Airport in China from April 14 to 16, 2015. Bombardier will be showcasing its Challenger 350 and Challenger 605 aircraft. Other Bombardier aircraft on display include a Challenger 300, Challenger 850 and Global 6000 aircraft

“ABACE is a wonderful opportunity for Bombardier to present its products”, said Michael Han, Regional Vice President, Sales, China. “With a very strong fleet of over 120 Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets based in Greater China, Bombardier is well-positioned to build on its current presence in the region as a world-class provider of efficiency-enhancing business aircraft. This year will be another very exciting year for Bombardier in the country and region.”

Over the next 10 years, Bombardier’s latest market forecast predicts a total of 950 business jet deliveries for the overall business aviation industry in Greater China. The demand, driven by economic growth, globalization and the increase in the number of billionaires in those markets, is expected to rise even further. With the industry’s most comprehensive product portfolio and a commitment to customer satisfaction, Bombardier continues to grow its leadership position in the business aviation industry. From light jets to large, ultra long-range aircraft, Bombardier offers a solution to all customers, whatever their requirements may be.

Challenger 350 aircraft

Challenger 350 will be on display at ABACE15

Built upon the legendary segment-defining Challenger 300 jet, the dependable Challenger 350 jet not only features the very latest in avionics, but offers the segment’s most advanced cabin that maximizes natural light and redefines the man-machine interface, all the while maintaining the performance attributes that have become synonymous with the Challenger family. This jet boasts class-defining performance, a true seats full, tanks full, 3,200 nm (5,926 km) range that connects Shanghai with Jakarta non-stop.

Challenger 605 aircraft

Bombardier Challenger 605 will be on display at ABACE15

The revered Challenger 605 jet builds upon the legacy of productivity, quality and reliability of its predecessor, the peerless Challenger 604 jet, leading its market share segment throughout the world. Featuring one of the widest stand-up cabins of any large category business jet available today, it can soar six passengers 4,000 nm (7,408 km) from Shanghai to Dubai.

Challenger 850 aircraft

Bombardier Challenger 850 will be on display at ABACE15

The Challenger 850 aircraft combines the outstanding dependability of a CRJ200 airliner with an executive cabin and the superior level of support business aircraft customer’s demand. With the cabin volume of an ultra long-range jet and a transcontinental range of up to 2,811 nm nautical miles (5,206 km), the Challenger 850 jet can fly eight passengers from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur non-stop.

Global 6000 aircraft

Bombardier Global 6000 will be on display at ABACE15

The Global 6000 business jet offers more cabin volume and more floor space than any other aircraft in its class. No other business jet in the ultra long-range segment today matches the high-speed range capability delivered by this aircraft. Offering the ultimate in cabin comfort, this impressive jet can link Shanghai with San Francisco non-stop with eight passengers and four crew. It can travel 6,000 nm (11,112 km) at Mach 0.85 with up to eight passengers.

Pilatus PC-24: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The Pilatus PC-24 is the first private jet from Switzerland’s Pilatus, bringing ‘super versatility’ to the competitive light jet market for $8.9 million.

Pilatus PC24

Verdict

For: The ability to land of virtually any kind of surface opens up the Pilatus PC-24 to new markets that were previously closed off to private jets. As a unique selling point, this gives the PC-24 a serious edge in a very competitive marketplace.

Its versatility is also very impressive, affording owners the luxury of being able to quickly change the cabin from executive to cargo configuration between legs.

Against: The light jet market is very competitive. Cessna decided to slow down production of its Citation jets instead of heavily discount values, while Embraer led the market for two years straight, with the popular Phenom 300 emerging as the most-delivered new business jet model in both 2013 and 2014.

Continue Reading On corporatejetinvestor.com »

HondaJet is happening

A lot of important things have happened since Honda first started its business jet programme in 1997. But last week’s award of a provisional type certificate to the HondaJet means that the first deliveries are finally in sight.

Hondajet

Honda – and the 14 business jet programmes that have failed since HondaJet launched – shows just how difficult it is to enter the business jet market. (And it makes Embraer’s achievements even more impressive given that it only moved into business aviation in 2000).

Honda has hired some brilliant talents from across the aviation industry, but there are no quick fixes with certification (although they could have sped up if they had taken someone else’s engine).

Continue Reading On corporatejetinvestor.com »

Sailing on Solandge, the $1 million-a-week superyacht

Costing from $1 million per week to charter, the 280ft Solandge superyacht is a billionaries’ favourite, with interiors that Liberace would have loved, a garage of speedboats and even anti-rattle chandeliers

Solandge super yacht can be chartered at 1 million per week

Now this is fun. It’s yet another sunny day in the Caribbean – blue sky, 27C, gorgeous beaches, divebombing pelicans – and I’m discovering the thrills of wakesurfing with a Centurion Enzo SV244 speedboat. Purpose-built for this exhilarating sport, where you surf behind the boat on a driver-controlled ridge of surf, its most striking feature is an overhead arch with four large speakers out of which are blasting the not-mellow tunes of Daft Punk, Cut Copy and Disclosure. As our party takes turns to slalom over the waves, flip wakeboards and come a glorious cropper (all caught on GoPro, sorry guys), it all seems a deliciously 21st-century version of the age-old pleasure of messing about in boats.

Except that this is just the beginning. The Centurion is merely one in an arsenal of watersports “toys” that can emerge from the twin flip-up doors of the tender garage of the 280ft superyacht Solandge. Launched in October 2013, and based in St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, this gleaming navy-blue and white six-deck ship of dreams costs a cool $1million (£650,000) to charter for a week. At least.

Continue reading about the Solandge on telegraph.co.uk »

Private Charter Flights Up at London Oxford, ASG will release Asia Pacific fleet report at ABACE, Dassault Falcon Services completes C-check on Falcon 7X

Monday, April 6th, 2015

In this post we have London Oxford Airport reporting a 7.5% increase in  private charter flights traffic. ASG will be releasing their annual Asia Pacific business jet fleet report. Dassault Falcon completes first ever c-check maintenance on a Falcon 7X.

London Oxford Airport has reported a 7.5 per cent increase in private charter flights over the 12-month period between February 2014 and February 2015.

Private Charter Flights Up at London Oxford Airport

The numbers peaked between September 2014 and February 2015, where monthly movements grew by an average of 20 per cent, with September showing an overall growth of 28 per cent.

London Oxford reports more flights from US, Canada and CIS countries, as well as aircraft arriving from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary.

Continue Reading On corporatejetinvestor.com »

Asian Sky Group (ASG) will release its 2014 Asian Pacific Business Jet Fleet Report at ABACE 2015.

ASG will release Asia Pacific fleet report at ABACE

The report will be released at a press conference on 14 April in Shanghai.

It will provide details of the business jet fleet in the Asia Pacific region, including Japan, Korea, Mongolia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Phillipines, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

Continue Reading On corporatejetinvestor.com »

Mexico’s Pacific coast is in the news of late. That’s especially true of the Costalegre, the expanse of beaches, capes and bays between Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta. Long the favorite of the private jet set, it’s about to become a bit more accessible — in an exclusive way that is.

A new Costalegre airport is in the works, making it much easier to reach the region. At the moment, visitors flying commercial must arrive either at Puerto Vallarta or Manzanillo. Neither is particularly convenient.

Continue Reading On travelagentcentral.com »

Dassault Falcon Service (DFS), a Dassault Aviation company-owned service center, recently completed an initial C-check on an in-service Falcon 7X, preparing the way for the start of routine overhauls.

Dassault Falcon 7X C Check completed

C-checks are the largest scheduled maintenance events on the Falcon 7X and are due every eight years or every 4,000 cycles, whichever comes first. Although the fleet leaders on the very long range trijet, which was introduced onto the market in 2007, have not quite reached this limit, it was decided to move up the first inspection at DFS slightly to demonstrate and optimize the quality of the Falcon 7X overhaul process.  A second DFS 7X visit, including a full cabin renovation and an installation of an EVS in addition to overhaul work, is already underway with others scheduled to follow by midyear.

The aircraft involved in the initial C-check is seven years old and has flown 1,340 cycles. The inspection, carried out at DFS’s Paris/Le Bourget facility, also entailed bringing the aircraft up to the latest operating standard, renovating the interior, repainting the exterior and installing a satcom unit and high speed wifi system.

Continue reading about the Falcon 7X on dassaultfalcon.com »

Guide to Cessna Citation Mustang, Wheels Up Member’s Club, Last Learjet 60 Gone From VistaJet, FAA Revokes GlobalJets Certificate

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

In this post: Corporate jet investor has delivered a comprehensive guide to the Cessna Citation Mustang, a very popular Very Light Jet. Next is everything you need to know about the private aviation club Wheels Up. Vistajet had up to 20 Learjets at one time, but last week they said goodbye to their last one.  The FAA has revoked Globaljet’s air carrier certificate due to unauthorized use of aircraft for compensation.

As always, let us know if you’d like for us to cover any event or post any aviation related news here.


Cessna Citation Mustang: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The $2.75 million Cessna Citation Mustang aims to bring large cabin comfort to the very light jet market. Perfect for saving time of short-haul journeys, it’s like the TARDIS of private aviation in more ways than one.

Cessna Citation Mustang

Our verdict

For: The Cessna Citation Mustang is a well-built small jet that can comfortably carry two or three passengers for a few hours. If you regularly fly short distances – such as London to Nice – a Citation Mustang could be the perfect aircraft.

The fact that the Citation Mustang is popular in the charter market tells you everything you need to know about the aircraft’s value and efficiency. Of course, its success and its competitive price tag go hand in hand, but its low operating costs are just as attractive.



Against: The low range of the Cessna Citation Mustang means it is a niche aircraft. First delivered at the top of the business jet market, the Citation Mustang had a great start but demand has definitely fallen (the same is also true for its closest competitors like Embraer’s Phenom 100 and the Eclipse 500).

It really is hard to find much fault with the Mustang when it is priced so much lower than its main competitors, but if you’re add an extra $2 million to your budget, you might find that the Mustang suddenly looks rather humble in comparison to some of the better performing – and slightly larger – light jets.

Continue reading this comprehensive look of the Citation Mustang on corporatejetinvestor.com »

Your best online resource for Wheels Up, a member’s club for the private aviation community, led by Kenny Dichter, the founder of Marquis Jet.

Kenny Dichter launched Wheels Up, a private aviation membership company, in August 2013, placing a record-breaking turboprop order with Beechcraft for up to 105 King Air 350is thought to be worth $1.4 billion including maintenance.

Wheels Up aircraft at NBAA 2014

By the end of 2014, Wheels Up had signed up 1,000 members and had grown its aircraft fleet to comprise of 27 brand new King Airs and 10 fully-refurbished Citation jets from Cessna. The company also became the exclusive sales agent for VistaJet’s US business jet fleet – managed by Jet Vitiation – and signed a partnership with JetSuite.

As Wheels Up continues to grow both its fleet and global membership base, the company plans to add a wider range of private jets and helicopters to its aircraft fleet (the company only expects around 30 per cent of its revenues to come from its King Air fleet), which its members will be able to charter at an hourly rate. It also plans to expand into Europe.

Starting at $15,750 a year, Wheels Up members can enjoy exclusive events and a concierge service, courtesy of Wheels Down, which runs as an affiliated lifestyle brand.

Continue reading about Wheels Up on corporatejetinvestor.com »

VistaJet has sold off the last of its Bombardier LearJet 60 private jets, ending the company’s association with light jets.

The company had operated a total of 20 LearJet 60s since they took delivery of their first aircraft in 2004.

VistaJet Learjet 60

The last LearJet 60 left London’s Northolt Airport to the US where it has been sold.

During VistaJet service, the combined fleet of LearJet 60s clocked up 42,962 hours over 18,262 flights, which the company says is equivalent to 500 trips around the world.

“Today is a very emotional day. The Learjet 60 was my first aircraft and the catalyst for the company we know as VistaJet today,” said Thomas Flohr, founder and chairman of VistaJet. “Learjet aircraft are fast and agile, pilots love to fly them and the cabin volume is generous, so passengers are always comfortable.”

Continue about the VistaJets last Learjet 60 on corporatejetinvestor.com »


FAA Revokes GlobalJet’s Air Carrier Certificate

FAA Alleges The Company Operated A Cessna 550 For Compensation Without Authorization

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revoked the air carrier certificate of GlobalJet NA, LLC of Scottsdale, Ariz., for allegedly conducting unauthorized operations for compensation or hire in violation of the Federal Aviation Regulations.

The FAA alleges GlobalJet operated a Cessna 550 jet on at least 47 flights for compensation or hire when it was not authorized to use the aircraft for these operations. When the FAA requested GlobalJet records for the flights, the company allegedly provided falsified logs showing the flights were not for compensation, and withheld invoices showing it had in fact been paid for them.

Additionally, the FAA alleges GlobalJet conducted flights for compensation or hire during a 12-month period when it did not have a qualified chief pilot. GlobalJet also allegedly used crew members unqualified for for-compensation or for-hire operations on over 140 revenue flights during the same 12-month period. The agency alleges that GlobalJet knew it did not have a qualified chief pilot and was using unqualified crew members.

The FAA’s revocation order alleges that GlobalJet knowingly violated Federal Aviation Regulations, demonstrated a complete disregard for public safety and poses an unacceptable risk to aviation safety.

The company has surrendered its certificate in response to the FAA’s order. It has appealed the order to the NTSB.

Read original release about Globaljet on FAA.gov »

Private Jet Connectivity, Business Jet Deliveries, Last Week Weather Flight Cancellations, Baltic Sea Super Yacht Charter

Monday, March 2nd, 2015
First article is about connectivity and how important it is to today’s business traveler. The days of being out of touch with your office, clients, emails are long gone. Many private aircraft have all the tools you need to have your office in the sky. Next, Corporate Jet Investor tracks new business jet deliveries. Inclement weather created big disruptions last week and it caused over 8,000 flights to be cancelled. We did not have any cancellations but we had quite a bit of de-icing done to our jets. Last is a story about the best ports in the Baltic for super yachts which was recommended by a reader.
As always let us know if you have any suggestions for this section.

Business jets offer passengers the opportunity to work when they are flying – just try having a confidential conversation on a commercial flight – but passengers increasingly want to connect with others on the ground.

Private jet office meeting

James Hardie, managing director at Rockwell Collins’ ARINCDirect, which provides a range of services to business aircraft, calls this “inflight productivity.”

Hardie says that technology is changing the way that people use business jets. He says business jets used to be about saving time at airports, but now they have become offices in the air. Passengers can send e-mails, make telephone calls from their own smartphones and hold video conferences whilst flying to their next face-to-face meeting. “People talk about this technology as ‘non-essential,’ but you would be surprised how often it grounds an aircraft,” says Hardie.

Private jet connectivity

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The Corporate Jet Investor business jet deliveries tracker is not intended to track the delivery of each and every business jet delivered during the course of 2015.

Instead the intention is to track the more interesting business jet deliveries during the month.

Information on business jet deliveries can come from many different sources. These could include official online registers, company press releases, and ‘plane spotters’ photographs and forums.

We have deliberately chosen not to include any ownership details within the data, as, from experience, this can be a contentious issue. Therefore the final field, country, is simply a record of where the aircraft is registered, rather than which country it is registered in.

 

As a ‘live’ document, updates could be made at any time. Please refer to the date that appears underneath the table to see when/what changes are made.

Date Reg Type MSN Country
23/02/2015 9H-VCE Challenger 350 20540 Malta
20/02/2015 9H-VCF Challenger 350 20541 Malta
20/02/2015 B-KEY Gulfstream G650ER 6098 Hong Kong

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There was hope that calmer weather on Friday would lead to a smooth day for air travel after a week that saw airlines ground at least 1,000 flights for six consecutive days.

Aircraft De-Icing

Now, Friday is inching close to making that seven days in a row.

Friday morning did get off to a relatively good start, but cancellations then spiked Friday afternoon after a new round of wintry weather began to affect Texas, including the busy Dallas/Fort Worth airport.

Continue Reading On USAToday.com »

From the illuminations of the Auroras Borealis to picturesque fairy-tale villages steeped in snow, the Baltic Sea is home to a plethora of rare wonders to delight and inspire. When planning a summertime holiday, consider chartering a superyacht to take you on an exploration of nature’s finest playground. With sumptuous surroundings out at sea, a stunning sundeck boasting a personal spa, and a crew of finely tuned individuals waiting to show you the delights of the world, a superyacht break is the perfect way to unwind and savor every second. From the icy tip of Norway to the riches of Estonia, here are seven of the most illustrious ports to discover in the Baltic Sea while on charter.

Baltic Super Yacht Charter

Continue Reading the list of 7 ports On aluxurytravelblog.com »

2015 Corporate Jet Investor Awards, Basel delivers Boeing BBJ1, Winter storms may ruin Valentines travel plans, Private jet demand increases, but prices fall

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

In today’s post we show you the results of Corporate Jet Investors 2015 award winner results. Jet Aviation in Basel has delivered its 25th Boeing BBJ completion. We had an opportunity to see some of their work at EBACE in Geneva last year and it is pretty awesome (but what else do you expect for these multimillion dollar completions). For those of you traveling in the Northeast this weekend, it might be better to cancel since it is being reported that another major storm system will be hitting. The international Bureau of Aviation released a report showing that private demand has gone up and oil prices have gone down creating different results in different areas of the world. And lastly, we have access to another Phenom 300 mid jet. The jet will be based in Europe. As usual, if you’d like to see anything covered here, let us know and we will.

Corporate jet investor awards 2015

Corporate jet investor awards 2015

Best Private Bank for Business Jet Finance and Advisory EMEA 2015: Credit Suisse

Best Business Jet Financier EMEA 2015: CIT Business Aircraft Finance

Most Innovative Financier EMEA 2015: AirFinance

Best Business Jet Financier Western Europe 2015: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Best Business Jet Financier Western Europe 2015: BNP Paribas

Best Business Jet Financier CEE and CIS 2015: UBS

Best Business Jet Financier Africa 2015: Investec

Best Business Jet Financier Middle East 2015: Deutsche Bank

Highly Commended EMEA 2015: Element Capital

Highly Commended EMEA 2015: Société Générale Equipment Finance

Aircraft of the Year: Embraer Legacy 500

Aircraft of the Year: Embraer Legacy 500 by Corporate Jet Investor

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Jet Aviation Basel recently redelivered its 25th Boeing BBJ with a custom VIP cabin interior and aircraft livery. The long-range BBJ1 aircraft was completed and certified by the Completions Center in nine months.

Jet Aviation Basel recently redelivered its 25th Boeing BBJ

With the BBJ1 having to regularly meet long-range flight missions, a light-weight cabin interior is critical. Jet Aviation Basel leveraged technology improvements from its extensive investment in the Boeing 787 platform and developed a sound insulation optimization technique that decreased the weight by 30 percent. This provided the added benefit of a very quiet cabin.

“Our ability to outfit a green aircraft with innovative design, state-of-the-art technology and uncompromising luxury within such a timeline really underscores great teamwork and cooperation,” said Adam White, senior director of Completions Engineering at Jet Aviation Basel.

Jet Aviation Basel Design

The modern minimalistic interior design contrasts white and taupe tones against black wood, with stingray skin inlays emphasizing the luxuriousness of each custom-made piece of furniture. Following completion and certification of the VIP Cabin Interior, the BBJ1 then received the most complex paint livery ever executed at Jet Aviation Basel. The sleek black to grey fade-out livery of 19 mixed design colors links the interior color palette to the exterior across the entire fuselage and tail. Both interior and exterior design concepts were created in-house by the Jet Aviation Design Studio.

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Winter storm may break hearts, ruin weekend travel plans

Boston AirportAnyone with travel plans to or from the Northeast over the Valentine’s weekend may need to cancel those romantic dinner reservations and make back-up plans for when to exchange flowers and chocolates with their sweethearts.

Another winter storm comes with blizzard watches from the Weather Channel for the entire coast of New England, including Boston, where all rail service was shut down Monday evening and all day Tuesday.

On Thursday evening, some airlines began posting travel alerts for passengers with weekend flights.

Continue Reading about the storm on USAToday.com »

Low oil prices have created an increased demand for private jets in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, according to a new report from the International Bureau of Aviation (IBA), which was published to coincide with Corporate Jet Investor London 2015.

Increased demand for private jets

“2015 is shaping up to be an interesting year,” says Chris Lennon, head of IBA’s business aviation and private jet department. “With the price of oil fluctuating to as low as $65 per barrel, there is a growing demand for corporate aircraft, especially within Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Add to this the apparent resurgence of the Corporate Aircraft Market within Europe, the outlook for 2015 is positive in many regions.”

“However, challenges remain. Chinese austerity measures mean corporate jet owners and operators still face restrictions. But this also brings about greater ambition, with Chinese operators intending to expand their services into Europe or invest in existing operators,” Lennon adds. “In the Eastern Europe, with economic sanctions and the weakening of the Rouble, oligarchs and corporations are diverting their attention elsewhere.”

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JetOptions adds another Embraer Phenom 300 to its network of aircraft available for charter

The 9 passenger mid size jet is available for charter in Europe. Charter the Embraer Phenom 300