Home > Archives > Aircraft > 2011
Back to Main Article Archive



December 2011

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
Archives by Year: 2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011   Back to Main
   30 Articles Returned

Private Jet Charter | How Safe is it to Travel by Private Plane?

Dec 30, 2011  |   Contributor: Daniel Pott  |  6 Comments

While booking a recent private jet charter to Aspen, a customer timidly asked, “Just how safe are private jets anyway?” I gave her a long list of our company’s outstanding safety inspection scores and provided her with information about her pilot and the plane she would be using for the trip.... Read More

A Look Inside Donald Trump's $100 Million Private Jet

Dec 12, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  3 Comments

Everything Donald Trump does is over the top so it's no surprise then that his Boeing 757 private jet is equipped with only the biggest and best accessories. The aircraft can hold up to 43 passengers and has a dining room, master bedroom and bathroom, guest bedroom, and VIP lounge, complete with Rolls Royce engines powering it all, according to People magazine.... Read More

Empty-Leg Flights Add Value to Chartering Business Jets

Dec 8, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  3 Comments

Chartering a flight through a private aviation company that is listed as an "empty-leg" flight could result in substantially reduced airfare compared to just booking the same flight conventionally.... Read More

Nextant 400XT | World's First Fully Remanufactured Business Jet FAA-Certified

Oct 6, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Nextant Aerospace announced that it has received FAA certification for the world’s first completely remanufactured business jet, the Nextant 400XT. The aircraft, which is remanufactured from a Beechjet 400A/XP, is equipped with Williams FJ44-3AP engines and a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 integrated avionics suite, and will cost about one-half the price of competing models with similar attributes.... Read More

Akoya Amphibious Sports Plane by LISA Airplanes Launches in Mid-2012

Sep 21, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The plain truth about LISA Airplanes’ Akoya is that it is a completely equipped, high-end airplane whose potential for adventure is unlimited. The France-based aviation company has a light amphibious sports plane that can takeoff and touch down while requiring only 650 feet of space to do so.... Read More

Flexjet Launches First Learjet 85 Fractional Jet Ownership Program

Sep 15, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

With the anticipated delivery of the Learjet 85 in 2013, the first "buyer" of the Bombardier-built aircraft, Flexjet, recently announced the availability of its fractional jet ownership sales program for the business jet. Flexjet is a division of Bombardier, which is the third largest manufacturer of aircraft worldwide.... Read More

Credit Card Rewards Guru 'The Points Guy' Gives Insider Travel Tips

Sep 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers  |  2 Comments

Credit cards are complicated enough on their own, and when the companies start boasting about the bells and whistles of each card, sorting through it all quickly becomes a boring chore. In the interest of clearing the clutter for the common customer, Brian Kelly assumed the role of The Points Guy and started a blog about all things bonus points in June 2010. This tome of travel tips can be a lifesaver for both beginners and expert credit card users, he sat down with JustLuxe to give our readers some extra insight.... Read More

How Business Travelers Can Be More Successful Flying Private

Sep 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Anthony Newcombe  |  3 Comments

In today’s economic climate, few things are certain: the number of products you’ll sell, the number of clients you’ll sign, and most importantly, the amount of profit your company will realize. However, it appears at least one thing remains constant: for business owners and executives, the advantages of private aviation far outweigh the negatives and may actually help to grow your business.... Read More

iPad Apps Take to the Air | How Apple's Tablet is Taking Over the Airlines

Aug 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

The introduction of the Apple iPad has revolutionized many industries, with the latest paperless overhaul coming from the airlines. In 2010, Delta and JFK Airport in New York City ushered in the use of this innovative new technology by providing iPads to flyers awaiting departure in the terminal. The iPads are set up on tables throughout the gate area, and aside from checking weather and flight or Facebook statuses, Delta customers can order food from restaurants near their gates, like Croque Madame and Bar Brace, right from the iPad. ... Read More

Business Travel News | Mitsubishi Regional Jets to Launch by 2012

Aug 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers  |  3 Comments

The aviation industry is currently undergoing a period of growth on both ends of the spectrum, with a handful of private companies focusing on space flight, and another group plying their wares on a more regional scale. The most higly-anticipated advancement set to hit the skies in the near future is the next generation of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet. ... Read More

Life on the World’s Best Airline

Jul 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Made Man

The citizens of Qatar, like the New York Yankees, live by a simple creed: “Good things happen more often than not when you have tons of money.” The Persian Gulf nation — spin your globe to Saudi Arabia and scan the eastern border — is slightly smaller in area than Connecticut with less than half the population (just 1.5 million people, three quarters of whom are temporary guest workers). Unlike Connecticut, however, Qatar shrewdly decided to be located on massive oil and gas reserves. Its per capita GDP is $69,754, while America’s is a peasant-like $44,872.... Read More

Private Jet Travel: A Q&A with Fred Reid, President of Flexjet by Bombardier

Jul 15, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Over the past two months, JustLuxe has spoken to two top-level executives from two of the most prominent private-aviation companies in the industry. Both sources have reported to us that they have seen an increase in sales.... Read More

Interview With Commercial Helicopter CEO: Robinson Helicopters Takes Flight

Jul 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

With nearly 1,000 employees and a 6,000-square-foot California facility, Robinson Helicopters is the world's largest manufacturer of civil helicopters. Recently, JustLuxe's Beck Bamberger shared some one-on-one time with Kurt Robinson, CEO of Robinson Helicopters... Read More

Flying Car Prepares for Takeoff: Terrafugia Transition

Jul 6, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Massachusetts-based aerospace company Terrafugia recently announced that it has received a grant of all the special exemptions it had requested from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).... Read More

Finding Comfort in Commercial Travel

Jun 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Phil Mathews

No matter how hard commercial aviation tries, veteran business travelers are finding ways to make flying tolerable and, dare we say, enjoyable.... Read More

Cessna: A Look at the Citation Lineup of Private Jets

Jun 7, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

With nearly 200,000 satisfied customers, Cessna is the world’s top manufacturer of business jets. The Cessna Citation line of aircraft is the most popular private jet globally. There currently are eight models in the skies.... Read More

Eurocopter EC145 and Mercedes-Benz Luxury Helicopter in Geneva

Jun 1, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  4 Comments

Once upon a time, German engineers of the Bauhaus and modernist design movement imagined a world of silvery zeppelin floating magically aloft, ferrying smartly dressed luxury passengers to and fro successful business meetings in the city or family trips to the Alps.... Read More

Mercedes-Benz Style Eurocopter EC145

May 31, 2011  |   Contributor: Andrew Christian

Mercedes-Benz has created its own dedicated design wing called Mercedes-Benz Style. It can now compete in the design consulting business along with the likes of Porsche Design and BMW's DesignworksUSA.... Read More

Hip Hotelier Andre Balazs Launches StndAir

May 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  2 Comments

He dated Uma Thurman, appeared in ads for Louis Vuitton, made the International Best Dressed List and brought the famed Chateau Marmont back to life. Now hip hotelier Andre Balazs has launched his own airline, StndAIR.... Read More

Flight Simulator Enriches Pilot Training Experience

May 17, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The results of a study recently issued by a pilot training center indicates that one hour spent in a flight simulator by a student pilot is the equivalent to spending more than two hours in a real airplane.... Read More

AutoGyro MTO Sport: Small Aircraft, Big Responsibility

Apr 26, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

This small aircraft is a plane with an overhead propeller and it's not a helicopter. It is the placement of the propeller that leads people to that first impression on these small two-seat aircraft.... Read More

Luxury Business Jet Adds 'Altitude' to Art Show in Milan

Apr 1, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The art of of Italian artist Mimmo Paladino has taken a fanciful flight with a lift from Italy-based aircraft manufacturer Piaggio Aero Industries.... Read More

Lufthansa A380 Takes Comfort to All New Heights

Mar 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Shandana A. Durrani

Flying was once glamorous. Well-dressed flight attendants catered to your every need, sans attitude and with nary a hair out of place. Seats were roomy and cushy and one felt invigorated rather than exhausted once disembarking.... Read More

Private Plane Travel Site Takes Flight

Mar 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

FlyRuby.com is a new booking site for private jets, to get you going where you want to go, without the hassle.... Read More

Sikorsky's S-76D Helicopter May Set New Standard in 2011

Mar 9, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

A new standard in quietness in commercial helicopters is forthcoming, as Sikorsky's new S-76D moves toward FAA-certification. It is expected to happen later this year. So far, the S-76D has met performance, reliability and pilot-workload expectations with more than 225 test flights.... Read More

CitationAir Partners with Luxury Resort to Rev Up Value Package

Mar 7, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Private-aviation company CitationAir by Cessna recently partnered with the Monticello Motor Club to provide patrons of both establishments access to a wider range of VIP amenities and luxury services.... Read More

Private Jet Company XOJet Adds 'Coast2Coast' Program

Feb 7, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Private-aviation company XOJet recently announced the launching of its Coast2Coast program for domestic coast-to-coast flights. The campaign provides special incentives to clients who make more than three cross country flights in a year, guaranteeing those passengers access to the company's Wi-Fi enabled fleet of Challenger 300 and Citation X super-mid jets. The company claims its' new program offers these services at 40 percent less than comparable private jet card programs.... Read More

AgustaWestland AW-109SP GrandNew

Jan 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Ivan Klugman  |  1 Comment

Luxury Aircraft: The GrandNew is the next generation of the proven Grand platform, with a new digital glass-cockpit and a composite material fuselage.... Read More

Private Jet Charter: Past, Present and Future

Jan 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Joel Thomas  |  2 Comments

Luxury Aircraft: Air charter was originally designed to offer business executives an alternative to the high cost and ongoing expense of aircraft ownership. Private jet charter offers the same convenience, flexibility and luxury of private jet ownership, without the ongoing cost and expense of owning and maintaining a private aircraft.... Read More

Bell Helicopter 407: The Sports Car of Commercial Helicopters

Jan 13, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Luxury Aircraft: The high-flying Bell 407 is known as the "sports car of helicopters" with its high performance capabilities and spaciously appointed cabin. It is not only a luxury to fly the 407, it is also very functional and diversified. This extraordinary helicopter also can be configured to handle numerous tasks and payloads fluidly.... Read More

Jaeger LeCouture Air New Zealand 70 Sunreef Power Sea Bass
Jaeger LeCouture Air New Zealand 70 Sunreef Power Sea Bass