Free Wi-Fi on JetBlue and Alaska Airlines

January 12th, 2017
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Credit: Public Domain/stevepb

Travelling on an airplane has changed tremendously in the recent years and more significance is given to the comfort factor. The year 2017 is believed to be a potential year for the aviation industry and many big changes are expected to happen.

One such improvement is that you can now access the internet, send messages, tweet and also be present on the social media while being on your flight. Alaska Airlines and JetBlue are offering free internet to their passengers which will certainly help to pass the long hours in the flight more easily. This move will be a relief for those passengers who are always online and cannot bear to be disconnected from the virtual world.

JetBlue airlines are presenting the Fly-Fi service which is touted to be the first ‘free high-speed Wi-Fi at every seat’. This service is sponsored by Amazon and will feature shows from Amazon Video, shopping and also a variety of messenger platforms.

Many airlines like the Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways and Japan Airlines charge a fee for the passengers to access the internet. Norwegian, a long-haul airline provides cost-free Wi-Fi, but this service is limited only to the flights within Europe and between the USA and the Caribbean.

Granting internet access on the flights will have a booming impact on the airline business and people will definitely prefer flights with Wi-Fi over others.

Inventions That can make Flying Better

January 5th, 2017

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Ait travel has improved greatly in many ways, but there is always a chance for development. Travelling by aeroplanes is comfortable enough but the cabins can certainly become warmer and softer and the planes faster. Read on to know more about the new developments that will be introduced in the coming years which will make travelling by air a lot more cosy affair. Read the rest of this entry »

UAE Corporate Leaders Go Big on Business Jets

December 14th, 2016

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The UAE businessmen are definitely taking their fast, flamboyant, and luxurious lifestyle to the skies by flying in the latest business jets. During the recent Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) show, it was projected that the UAE was the second-largest buyer of mid-to-large private jets out of the total of 293 aircraft that were delivered to the Middle East between 2006 and 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Deer Jet Wins World’s Leading Private Jet Award

December 7th, 2016
Credit: Deer Jet

Credit: Deer Jet

Business aviation in China continues to flourish having moved beyond its infancy. It was in mid-1990s that Deer Jet, an arm of Hainan Airlines Group, had launched the country’s first business aviation charter service. Today, the Chinese business aviation is evolving in a multitude of positive ways. Read the rest of this entry »

Honda’s Private Jet Breaks Two World Records for Speed

December 1st, 2016
HondaJet. Credit: Honda Motor

HondaJet. Credit: Honda Motor

Honda Aircraft Company’s fastest and most fuel-efficient private jet in its class, HondaJet, recently accomplished two separate speed records in U.S. President and CEO, Michimasa Fujino, had described the highest-flying jet as the ‘crystal of sweat and tears’.

HondJet Features

The long-term research activities blending advanced technologies and concepts have resulted in HondaJet. Honda patented the Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration. The private jet is featured with natural laminar flow wing, composite fuselage, and fuselage nose. It has a maximum cruise speed of 422 knots (486 mph) and a maximum altitude of 43,000 feet. The jet has upto 17% of fuel-efficiency and an NBAA IFR range of 1,223 nautical miles (1,408 miles). The features include minimised cabin sound and ground-detected noise, spacious cabins, largest baggage capacity, and fully-serviceable private lavatory. The HondaJet is currently priced at $4.85 million.

HondaJet World Records

The busiest business aviation airports and popular routes were selected to demonstrate that patrons could reach their destinations fast. On April 9, 2016, HondaJet set the record between New Jersey and Florida. The jet departed Teterboro airport at 2:15 p.m. EST and landed at Fort Lauderdale Executive airport at 5:06 p.m., taking two hours and 51 minutes at a cruising altitude of 43,000 feet. The jet accomplished a ground speed of 414 knots (478 mph).

The second record was set from Boston to Palm Beach. The flight departed on July 19, 2016, from New Bedford Regional airport at 7:18 a.m. EDT and landed at Palm Beach International airport at 10:16 a.m. taking two hours and 58 minutes. It accomplished maximum ground speed of 422 knots (486 mph).

The records are approved by the US National Aeronautic Association. Approvals are pending by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland. Peter Kriegler and Glenn Gonzales piloted the flights.

The HondaJet will be showcased at the Middle East Business Aviation (MEBAA) Conference in Dubai during December 6-8, 2016.

Private Jet Rides Affects the Aircraft Market

November 25th, 2016

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With the advancement of the modern technology, flying by private jet is no longer the monopoly of only the super-rich. It can be said that the entire aviation industry is undergoing a huge change these days, as the business models are now created to fit the passengers into the idle aircraft. Read the rest of this entry »

The All New G500 – Business Jet from Gulfstream

November 16th, 2016
Gulfstream G500. Credit:  Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Gulfstream G500. Credit: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

The Gulfstream I (GI) the first business aircraft with turboprop engine built by the leader in the field of business jets took its first flight on 14 Aug. 1958. Its series of long-range jets have become very popular in luxury air travel. At Gulfstream, they say ‘our history defines our future’. Read the rest of this entry »

Indian Aviation Sector Spreads Wings – Boom for Private Charters Too

November 8th, 2016
Credit: Taj Air

Credit: Taj Air

Indian Aviation Sector is the fastest growing aviation sector in the world as per the data collected in 2015, also the Government of India has opened the doors and eased out policies for FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) this year. Its growth rate is 20.3%.  Read the rest of this entry »

Flying with Pets by Private Jet

November 4th, 2016
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Travelling with your pet

You love your furry friends and wish to travel on the flight with them. Commercial flights may pose various challenges, and taking a flight with private jet charters will let you travel unhassled with your pets.  Pet parents love to see their pets enjoy their flight experience. It plays a calming effect when pets have their owners around. Read the rest of this entry »

New Bombardier Learjet 75 Unveiled at Biggin Hill Airport

October 25th, 2016
Learjet 75. Credit: Bombardier

Learjet 75. Credit: Bombardier

The Learjet 75 is a Learjet development program by the Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace. This light business jet is developed in anticipation of rising in the business of smaller/light private aircraft predicted by Bombardier. Read the rest of this entry »