OCT
28
0

How does Business Jet WiFi Work? – In-Flight Wifi Explained.

Get your private jet connected – what are the current inflight Wi-Fi options?

How does Business Jet WiFi Work? – In-Flight Wifi Explained.Range, cost, and “apron presence” are some of the traditionally essential aspects when choosing a business jet. But lately, another consideration has grown in importance: Inflight Wi-Fi and connectivity. As the constant connection to pretty much, everything via the internet becomes a standard expectation. Passengers demand the same level of connectivity when in the air, especially if they are sitting in a multimillion-dollar private aircraft.

Continue reading
  185 Hits
185 Hits
SEP
25
0

The Embraer Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 - new standard-bearers after the Boeing sale

The Embraer Praetor 500 and Praetor 600Almost a year ago, in October 2018 at the NBAA-BACE in Orlando, Embraer took most of the business aviation community by surprise and launched two new business jets, the Praetor 500 and the Praetor 600. Derived from the Roman word for a preeminent soldier, the unusual name indicates a bit the strategy of the Brazilian manufacturer. After selling the majority of its commercial jet division to Boeing, Embraer will now focus on defense and business jets, with the Praetor models being the standard-bearers of the upcoming generation. Since the Praetor 600 has already received certification from the three main regulatory authorities and seen the first delivery, let us have a more detailed look into those two aircraft. 

Continue reading
  201 Hits
201 Hits
AUG
04
0

Walter Beech. Aviation pioneer – From Staggerwing to Starship

Walter Beech demonstrated both love for and an innate skill and understanding of aviation from a very early age. In 1905, at the age of 14, he built and flew his first aircraft, a glider of his own design. This was followed by a stint in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War I. After the war, he spent several years barnstorming throughout the Midwest. In 1921, he accepted a job with the Swallow Airplane Corporation as a test pilot and later became the general manager.

Continue reading
  487 Hits
487 Hits
JUL
03
0

HondaJet Elite – Doubling Down on a Winning Hand

You have to have more than a winning hand—you have to know your opponents and be prepared to stay in the game. Key players at the table are the Cessna Citation M2 (Model 525) and the Embraer Phenom 100. Others at the table include the SyberJet SJ30, Pilatus PC-24, and Embraer big brother, the Phenom 300. HondaJet is a relative newcomer, but already is showing signs of a winning hand, and has just upped the ante With the new HondaJet Elite.

Continue reading
  1665 Hits
1665 Hits
JUN
23
0

Pilatus PC-24 has made its first landing on an unpaved runway.

Pilatus PC-24 has made its first landing on an unpaved runway.

Off-road capable is not the term that comes to mind when describing a business jet, however, the Pilatus PC-24 the worlds first business jet designed to take off and land on very short or unpaved runways is up to the challenge. In addition, the PC-24 comes with a cargo door as standard configuration.

The PC-24 unparalleled off-road capabilities provide access to twice as many runways worldwide as compared to other jets currently available on the market.

Continue reading
  404 Hits
404 Hits
JUN
18
0

Aerion Supersonics Aerion AS2 speeds towards production

Pratt Kansas – Blog.aero – 15 years following the departure of the Concorde SST. Aerion Supersonic is attempting to revive supersonic jet transport with the $120 million Aerion AS2 supersonic business jet.   The Aerion project is competing with projects from Spike Aerospace Inc and Boom Technology Inc.

Aerion claims to have signed provisional buy contracts with affluent customers as it looks to move the project forward within the next two years. Aerion will be working with Lockheed Martin Corp and GE on the development of the jet.

Aerion is targeting ultra-high-net-worth individuals for the $120 million 8- to 11 seat Aerion AS2 jet. Costlier than similarly sized subsonic competitors such as the $72 million Bombardier Inc Global Express 7500 and the $70 million General Dynamics Corp Gulfstream G650ER.

Continue reading
  455 Hits
455 Hits
AUG
15
0

FBO Confidential – What does it take to be a great FBO?

When a client decides to make a private jet trip, they will be in contact with three different groups of people; the broker or salesperson selling them the flight, the flight crew flying the airplane and the FBO personnel greeting and handling the passengers before and after the flight itself. Therefore, it is undeniable that an FBO (fixed-base operator) is one of the most important aspects of private jet travel. The experience at the FBO will make for a significant part of the experience the passenger has. It can make or break the trip.
For this reason, FBOs are under enormous pressure from the other two groups to deliver and keep the passenger happy. In the busiest airports, FBOs are also competing against each other, obliged to maintain the highest of standards, as clients change their FBO preference easily. So, what makes an FBO great? What qualities distinguish one FBO from the other? Five key areas can be identified:

Continue reading
  711 Hits
711 Hits
JUL
15
0

Technology and Business Aviation – How a fast-paced business is moving into the future

Most professionals in the Business Aviation Field know how fast-paced the daily operation of a private jet can get. Passengers often have last-minute requests, flights get canceled or delayed unexpectedly, and the ensuing changes cascading across several departments and locations creates an even more stressful situation due to the attention to detail required.

A perfect environment for the revolution that the digitalization of the workspace has brought, one might say. However, Business Aviation is not different from other industries, a change in fundamental approach and culture is not that fast. Resistance will be encountered, be it due to fear of the unknown, costs or a plethora of other reasons.

Continue reading
  616 Hits
616 Hits
SEP
09
0

Book review: Winging It by Stuart Logie

Book review: Winging It by Stuart Logie

The author weaves together an engrossing tale that involves a potent mixture of personalities and egos. “Bill Lear the designer of the world’s most successful business jet; Jim Taylor, the business aircraft industry’s top salesman; Harry Halston, an aviation engineer at the top of his game;” and a who’s who of players in the fledgling business aviation industry.

Continue reading
  235 Hits
235 Hits
AUG
11
0

China Civil Aviation Twelfth Five-Year Plan

5th12yearplanChina Civil Aviation Twelfth Five-Year Plan

Twelfth Five-Year  Plan

The goal of China’s "Twelfth Five-Year  Plan" is to strategically build aviation in order to guide the  development of the civil aviation industry to ensure continued safety,  to speed up the construction of the infrastructure and to improve the  air transport network, enhance the quality of transport and actively  develop general aviation, while significantly enhancing the capacity  of civil aviation and its comprehensive services.

Continue reading
  680 Hits
680 Hits