Posts Tagged ‘private jet’

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.

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…)

New Bombardier Learjet 75 Unveiled at Biggin Hill Airport

Tuesday, 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. (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 Netflix of Air Travel – Surf Air comes to Europe

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
Credit: Surf Air

Credit: Surf Air

Private jet flying either for business or leisure or otherwise has been changing face very rapidly. From the mere status symbol or privilege of the elite class alone today it has become the need of an hour. Plane sharing, charter flights, jet card and many more tailor-made concepts in private jet travel have come in existence and some are working well. And many new ideas are being explored too. (more…)

Sukhoi SportJet – World’s First Private Jet Designed For Sports Teams

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Sukhoi a major Russian military and commercial planemaker unveiled world’s first private jet dedicatedly designed for sports teams – SportJet,  at the 2016 Farnborough Airshow. Sukhoi is known for its military planes, also makes commercial planes. SportJet is the first private jet for “sports teams and their athletes,” by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft. The SportJet, the third aircraft in Sukhoi’s  commercial line-up.
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Private Jet Operator Victor offers Luxury of Flying and Adventure

Monday, July 11th, 2016
Credit: FlyVictor

Credit: FlyVictor

Victor a global private jet charter company, after its grand success in Art of Curated Travel series, has announced its next plan of pleasure and adventure holidays. Victor is the fastest-growing on-demand private jet Charter Company with three-year average sales growth of 142% per annum. Victor has partnerships with global operators with access to 7,000 jets worldwide and 40,000 airports. (more…)

Private Jet Operators Enter Regular Ticketed Flight Operation

Monday, July 4th, 2016
Credit: Bliss Jet

Credit: Bliss Jet

Private jet flying is picking up at jet speed in the twenty-first century. Now one need not own a private jet to fly to London from New York but can have the same luxury and privacy on board. US-based specialist operator Bliss Jet has unveiled its plans to operate ‘ultra-exclusive’ private transatlantic jet flights between Biggin Hill airport London and New York’s Westchester county airport. It will be in operation from September 2016. (more…)

Dreamliner – Boeing 787 the New Entrant in Private Jet World

Friday, July 1st, 2016

China’s HNA Group, the parent company of Hainan Airlines, will take delivery of the glamorous shiny new 787 Boeing Business Jet (787 BBJ), in the third quarter of 2016. This private jet will have a range of 9,800 miles or 17 hours of flying time, with only 40 passengers (VVIP) on board (wherein the commercial 787 carries 300 passengers), luggage, fuel and a whole lot of swanky amenities at service in flight. The price tag of the 787-9 commercial carrier is approximate $250 million whereas this business jet will cost Hainan Airlines $300 million. (more…)

Strange Requests of Celebrity Jet Setters

Monday, June 27th, 2016

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One of the best parts of being rich is that you can essentially have whatever you want; from designer clothes to luxurious vacations. Rich and famous celebrities love to take advantage of the luxuries that come with being so fabulous. One such luxury is flying privately via jet. Whether it be on their own jet or one that they rent, celebrities often have some interesting, strange, or even comical requests while flying privately. (more…)