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Supersonic Technology is About to Transform Aviation (Again)

Jun 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

The newest trends in private aviation are being supported by NASA and DARPA, which is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. NASA needs no introduction, but to give you a clearer view on what DARPA does, know that they’re the brains behind a recently released self-driving drone ship and consolidated software platform for American military hackers.

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Embraer Sets the New Standard for Private Air Travel

Jun 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Brazilian jet maker Embraer has revolutionized private air travel with its new design concept, the Kyoto Airship.  Intended to be incorporated into the prototype of its lauded Lineage 1000E jets, the Kyoto Airship is outfitted with vertical windows and skylights, the latter of which is a first for large jets with pressurized cabins and the ability to cruise at 35,000 feet.

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Lillium is the Private Aircraft of the Future

May 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

The European Space Agency is dreaming up an aircraft of the future: egg-shaped, electric-powered and able to take off from helipads or runways due to its pivoting engines. In a press release earlier this month, the ESA said the new plane, which would have a range of 300 miles and is called Lillium, “will open the door to a new class of simpler, quieter and environmentally friendly planes available from 2018.”

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Sergey Petrossov's JetSmarter Takes Off

May 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Sergey Petrossov is on a one-man mission to change the way we socialize. A natural entrepreneur, he gravitated towards tech at an early age, co-founding his first IT company at 18, which he ran out of his University of Florida dorm room.

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Qatar Executive Brings On a Second Gulfstream G650ER

Mar 30, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Qatar Executive (Qatar Airways’ private jet division) has taken on a second Gulfstream G650ER in preparation for the influx of travelers in the spring and summer seasons. Able to fly non-stop from the Middle East to North America, the aircraft is one of the top options for international travel among the company’s elite clientele. 

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Richard Branson & Stephen Hawking Unveil New Spacecraft

Feb 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

“I have always dreamed of space flight, but for so many years I thought it was just that…a dream,” says Stephen Hawking in the above Virgin Galactic video. Richard Branson’s company released the clip (along with another starring Malala Yousafzai) to commemorate the unveiling of their new Virgin Spaceship Unity.

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Train on the Inside, Private Jet on the Outside

Feb 19, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This new ACJ319 interior looks like a plush train car inside of a private jet and we like what we see. Designed by Airbus Corporate Jet Centre for an unnamed China-based company, the retro-inspired layout features five suites with entertainment tech, bars concealed by mirrors and 15 convertible seats. 

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New School Teaches Exclusive Curriculum Only to Wealthy Kids

Feb 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Being born privileged might mean you attend the best schools, but it doesn’t mean your education will include learning how to properly procure and use a private jet. There is actually a lot to learn, from how to choose the best leather to what types of caviar should be served at a higher altitude. Kids who come from highly affluent backgrounds need to be uniquely educated in many subjects as a matter of fact, which is the foundation for the new International School of New York.  

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Stunning $83M Skyacht One Looks Like a Flying Superyacht

Jan 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Air Force One has nothing on Skyacht One. SottoStudios took an Embrarer Lineage 1000E jet and transformed it into an $83 million superyacht for the sky and we’re in love. Starting with an exterior boasting a “hand-painted ‘trompe l'oeil’ mahogany ‘hull’ and towering vertical stabilizer, this plane features tons of design elements that one usually sees on luxury sailing vessels—including its polished underbelly that evokes wood planks. 

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This Terrifying & Thrilling 360-View SkyDeck Is Truly the Best Seat On the Plane

Jan 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Even though airlines offer plush first class cabins with private bathrooms, these features are now considered pretty standard for avid jet setters. The amenities may differ, but the actual experience remains fairly routine. That may not be the case for long though, thanks to a crazy concept called SkyDeck. 

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Airline Carts Get a Second Chance at Life As Gorgeous Handmade Wine Trolleys

Jan 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We've all seen those rectangular airplane trolley carts full of drinks and snacks, but we've certainly never seen any as cool as this wine-specific one from Skypak. Called La Barrique Edition, the design is made using old oak barrels that were once used to age wine in. The German company brings in original trolleys that were once in use on an aircraft and then attaches the wood by hand, which according to Skypak still carries the scent of red wine.

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American Airlines' New International Premium Economy Promises More Legroom & Complimentary Spirits

Dec 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

American Airlines announced today the 2016 launch of their new International Premium Economy section, which will give passengers even more seating choices. An enhanced version of standard Economy, this new section will be situated right behind Business Class and will include many benefits over the Main Cabin, like more legroom, wider seats and more food options. 

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Europe's First Airbus A350 Brings Clean Air and Fuel Efficiency to Finnair Fleet

Dec 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The very first Airbus A350 XWB aircraft to be delivered in Europe has gone to Finnair, which marks a serious upgrade for the Finnish airline. The plane has tons of cool features for luxury travelers, including greater fuel efficiency, an advanced air filtration system that pumps out “new” air every couple minutes, and ambient LED lighting.

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Delta Launches New Regionally-Influenced Menus for Premium Fliers on Transoceanic Routes

Nov 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Beginning December 1, Delta One passengers on transoceanic flights will get to experience a whole new range of regionally-inspired cuisine that has been developed with the help of James Beard award-winning airline ambassador, Chef Linton Hopkins. Each dish utilizes ingredients sourced from the region that inspired it, reflecting the airline’s wish to provide customers with items that welcome “local artisans, vendors and small-batch producers.”

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Chicagoans Now Have a More Exclusive Way to Travel With a Private Helicopter Charter

Nov 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Noticing a particular helicopter-shaped void in the Chicago market, Trevor Heffernan decided to buy his own rotorcraft and eventually founded his very own company in 2011, called Chicago Helicopter Experience. Though it started out as a tour offering, running flights out of Chicago Executive Airport, CHE has recently launched a brand new Premier chapter for charters.

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