Archive for July, 2015

Jay Z, Saudi Princes Make Big Investments in Private Jet App

Friday, July 31st, 2015
Credit: JetSmarter, Inc.

Credit: JetSmarter, Inc.

JetSmarter, an app that lets people book on-demand private jets is having a field day since it has just raised $20 million not from obvious venture capitalists but from a distinguished group of investors that includes Saudi royalty and famous celebrities. (more…)

Victor Acquires YoungJets, Secures Additional Funding From Investors

Friday, July 24th, 2015
Credit: Fly Victor / YouTube

Credit: Fly Victor / YouTube

 

The dream of flying a private jet has been made possible by on-demand private jet charter companies like Victor. A UK-based charter service, Victor is a 3-year old company that recently secured $5 million in funding from investors and also completed the acquisition of  US based charter company YoungJets. (more…)

How 3D Printing Parts Will Cut Down Aircraft Weight By Up to 7 Percent

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Plane flying over San Diego Bay

The aviation industry is among the most respected industries of all times. This is because planes are the most efficient modes of transport for both humans and luggage. Understanding the basic physics behind planes is pretty straightforward; the less it weighs, the less fuel it consumes. (more…)

Plastic Planes for a Greener Future!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
Credit: Airbus/YouTube

Credit: Airbus/YouTube

The aviation industry is taking a hit for being a big contributor to global warming. The industry releases more CO2 that is needed. However, experts are working on ways to minimize the release of this gas.

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

Friday, 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? (more…)