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Celebrity Pilots Taking to the Air

May 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Have you ever wondered how actors make it seem so easy to fly planes in movies? From the Millennium Falcon to Air Force One, Harrison Ford is just one of many prime examples of a celebrity turned pilot. Take a look at who else is soaring the friendly skies, off-camera.... Read More

Got Klout? Gain Access to Cathay Pacific's VIP Lounge

May 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Social media tracker Klout, a web-based service that rewards users for its online activities with luxury electronics such as Window phones and other goods, recently announced its partnership with Cathay Pacific Airways. Now, individuals with an enabled Klout iPhone app and a Klout score of 40 will have access to the VIP Cathay Pacific lounge at San Francisco’s International Airport.... Read More

The Next Generation of Flight | HondaJet

May 17, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The HondaJet truly is a vision in the sky. The five-passenger light jet offers up very impressive all-around performance numbers as well. Since it only needs 3,120 feet for takeoffs and 2,500 feet to make a landing, the luxury private jet is able to access more than 10 times the number of airports that are accessible to commercial-size planes.... Read More

iPad Technology Powers New Bombardier Aviation System

May 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

Since its launch, the Apple iPad has become an incredible tool, not only for those browsing the web or listening to music, but for doctors, engineers, and designers in technical headquarters worldwide. Now the iPad, which is considered one of the world's best ultimate electronics, is reaching its grasp even further as Bombardier, the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains, announces its plan to unveil an iPad supported Bombardier Flight Deck application. The company hopes the new iPad app will significantly lighten the paperload required of pilots.... Read More

Hawker Beechcraft to Debut Hawker 800XPR at 2012 Geneva Airshow

May 11, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The 2012 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, which will take place May 14-16 in Geneva, Switzerland, will see the addition of eight luxury private jets and aircraft from Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC). HBC is a world leader in the manufacturing of many types of planes including, business, special mission, light attack and trainer crafts.... Read More

Fly Year-Round in a Private Jet For the Price of A Mercedes

May 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Invision Air, a private jet charter company based out of India, has recently launched its own Jet Card membership program that will allow frequent flyers with a taste for luxury and an eye for the best airlines, the ability to practically own their own jet without the maintenance costs. Founder Vinit Phatak said, ““Using a Jet Card provides all the primary benefits of owning a jet without the high investment and headaches. We have structured our programs at a price point similar to a 3-series BMW/C-Class Mercedes, 5 series BMW/E-Class Mercedes, and a 7-series BMW/S-Class Mercedes; so if you can afford to buy one of these cars, you can afford to fly in a private jet.”... Read More

Volta Volaré GT4 Electric Aircraft to Begin Testing this Spring

May 4, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The electric-powered GT4 by Volta Volaré is a four-passenger plane with a powertrain that operates both an electric- and a petroleum-powered engine. The manufacturer of the private aircraft Popular Science (PopSci) recently headlined as “...the first production-ready electric airplane” announced that flight testing would begin this spring.... Read More

“Most Fuel-Efficient Jet on the Planet” Receives FAA Production Certificate

May 1, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  3 Comments

Eclipse Aerospace announced that its very light jet (VLJ) model, the Eclipse 550 received its FAA Production Certificate #550 earlier this week. This places the twin-engine jet a step closer to actual production.... Read More

 
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