Posts Tagged ‘plane travelling’

Deer Jet Wins World’s Leading Private Jet Award

Wednesday, 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. (more…)

Honda’s Private Jet Breaks Two World Records for Speed

Thursday, 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.

The All New G500 – Business Jet from Gulfstream

Wednesday, 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’. (more…)

Indian Aviation Sector Spreads Wings – Boom for Private Charters Too

Tuesday, 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%.  (more…)

Penthouse in the Air – The First Ever BBJ 787 – 8

Friday, October 7th, 2016
BBJ 787 - 8 Credit: Kestrel Aviation Management

BBJ 787 – 8 Credit: Kestrel Aviation Management

The first ever BBJ (Boeing Business Jet) 787 – unveiled at the 2016 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland. Boeing 787 Dreamliners which serve as commercial aircraft, carry between 240 and 335 passengers. But this one unveiled at Geneva has been transformed into a 40-passenger private jet. (more…)

The Changing Trends in Private Jet Travel

Monday, August 22nd, 2016
Credit: Private Fly

Credit: Private Fly

The private aviation business is growing very fast as well as its changing colors with time. A private aviation solution is not just about possessing and renting a jet. Many variables such as where you are flying, how big a jet you really need or do you really need a full jet to fly for you alone on board, do you need different jet types for different mission / places, how important is cost, and so forth has made the industry to come up with a wide variety of jet cards, pre and post flight travel arrangements, and other similar flight products. (more…)

Are Jet Cards changing Private Aviation Trends?

Friday, August 12th, 2016

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Flying private jets has become a necessity in the 21st century for the elite business executives, celebrities, big corporate houses and also VIPs. It is no more only a status symbol but also turns out to be economical while sharing private jet, also time saving and comparatively much effortless travel while flying on commercial jets. (more…)

Successful People Manage Their Valuable Time with Private Jets

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
Sukhoi Business Jet

Credit: Sukhoi Business Jet

Office in the air or time is money… which way you call it! Cost reduction and maximizing income through effective time management has become a success mantra in today’s Jet age. (more…)