Will An Uber-Like Company Lead To Affordable Private Jets For The Masses?

July 3rd, 2015
WN / Arturo Ubaub

WN / Arturo Ubaub

By now, industry experts and consumers alike know Uber’s impact upon the taxi industry. The company succeeded in charging competitive rates for on-demand rides. Users access a simple smartphone app, book a car, and they’re ready to go. Despite groans from taxi operators, Uber continues to see incredible success. Certain challenges fact the company moving forward, but Uber could revolutionize other industries. Is the aviation industry the next travel sector to see an Uber-like service? Read the rest of this entry »

The New Invention Of Bio-fueled Jet Planes

June 25th, 2015

 

Bombardier Global 5000 business jet

After thorough research and survey, biofueled jet planes have proven to be very effective, and environmental-friendly in the aviation industry. This is because the fuel consumed by these planes is easily renewable and doesn’t seem to pose any difficulties. Thanks to the new technology invented by the scientists, the few challenges that are posed by these jet planes have been quickly and tactfully resolved. The scientists have implemented the greenhouse cycle to make these biofueled jet planes a success. This technique has the power to produce automotive lubricant as well as biodegradable aviation oil. These products are being created by combining various chemical catalysts and implementing it using the greenhouse effect. Read the rest of this entry »

Who Needs A Helicopter Pad When The Upper Deck Of Your Yacht Is A Plane?

June 18th, 2015

Russian designer, businessman, and writer Vasily Klyukin’s new design for a concept yacht has the potential to give yacht owners even more freedom on the open seas. He has named the concept yacht Monaco 2050, inspired by the city and year he hopes his creation will come alive.

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NASA Goes Green After Funding Research for Eco-Friendly Passenger Planes

June 12th, 2015
Credit: NASA

Credit: NASA

NASA, the US space agency prominently known for breaking air speed records, rejuvenated supersonic passenger travel with a reported investment of $6 million. NASA granted eight groups funding to research and develop quieter and greener superonic jets for commercial air travel. Supersonic air planes were seemingly extinct following Concorde’s last flight in 2003. However, with NASA’s backing, we are likely to see commercial airliners zooming at the speed of sound by 2025. Global flight times would dramatically reduce with supersonic commercial planes. Read the rest of this entry »

ACJ320neo – Redefining Corporate Jet Standards

June 4th, 2015
Credit: ACROPOLIS AVIATION

Credit: ACROPOLIS AVIATION

Acropolis Aviation has just signed a deal with Airbus stating that they will be the launch customer of the new ACJ320neo, said to be entering service early 2020. Acropolis Aviation, one of Europe’s top luxury air charter companies, states that the new charter plane will have a range of 6,000nm/11,100km giving it the capability to fly from London to Los Angeles, London to Johannesburg or London to Tokyo direct and London to Sydney with only one refueling stop! The ACJ320neo will also have 1,033 square feet of cabin space and the capacity to hold 140 bags and seat 19 passengers. Interior photo’s of the new private jet charter have not been released yet but from the looks of Acropolis’ ACJ319, which began operations in 2010, we can expect top of the line performance and a luxurious VVIP (Very Very Important Person) cabin. Read the rest of this entry »

The Sweet Sensation Of A Private Flight

May 26th, 2015

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Did you dream of traveling to great destinations in a private jet with your loved one by your side? With the sole purpose of providing a memorial trip to some lucky winner Cadbury has decided to make it interesting to chocolate lovers. With several choice destinations on tap and a vacation that they will not forget anytime soon, winners will be treated like kings and queens. There will be no rubbing shoulders with other travelers in the terminal or in coach class when they board the aircraft. The entire trip from beginning to end will be prepared for a VIP.

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Private Air Travel: It’s Possible For More People Now

May 19th, 2015

As organizer and CEO of a tech startup, Ross McCray discovered himself flying from his home in Los Angeles to San Francisco a few times each month for work. In any case, bouncing on a business flight included a wide range of irritating rituals, such as experiencing security that squandered a considerable measure of time in his occupied calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Biofuel discovery could soon power jet planes

May 14th, 2015

Plane flying over San Diego Bay

A team of researchers from Washington State University have managed to make a series of breakthroughs it is thought could lead to the production of jet fuel from a common fungus that has undergone some genetic mutation. Read the rest of this entry »

McCarran International Airport Flooded With Private Jets For MayPac Fight

May 5th, 2015

Over the weekend in Las Vegas, the billed “Fight of the Century” took placed between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the MGM Grand. Speculation and rumors about whether or not the fight would or would not take place has been around for the last five years. With it taking place and proving to be the first monumental fight to occur within the last 15 years or so, brought out celebrities from every walk of life. From Tom Brady, who flew in from the Kentucky Derby earlier in the day to Robert Dinero and hundreds of other famous individuals, the fight not only proved to be a whose who in the celebrity community, but it also truly showcased how much money revolved around the fight, simply with the sheer number of private jets flying into McCarren International Airport.

There is a special terminal for private jets flying into Vegas at the McCarren International Airport. With all of the special events and forms of entertainment at the airport, having the different landing platform and runway proves helpful. However, for the fight and so many individuals flying in on their private jets, the runway actually had to be completely closed down as it was overcrowded with private jets. With the jets flying in from all across the country, the airport closed this airport down early so private jets had to eventually land in a nearby airport and the celebs taxied into the city.

Risks Involved in Hiring Charter and Private Aircraft

April 29th, 2015
WN / Arturo Ubaub

WN / Arturo Ubaub

Although it may seem like it would be safer to utilize a charter plane for private jet charter, there are inherently more risks associated with flying in this manner over commercial airlines. The fact of the matter is that charter planes do not require employees in the aviation industry to go through nearly as much training and hours of flight time to become certified. Read the rest of this entry »