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Air China Adds Fine Wines to Long-Haul Flights for First-Class Passengers

Jan 7, 2014  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Commercial airliner Air China will add fine wine to its first-class menu for passengers on long-haul flights. The announcement of the new level of service was made in Burgundy, France during the world's oldest charity wine auction, Hospices de Beaune — a specialty event that first began in 1859. 

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Fly From NYC to London in 3 Hours Courtesy of $80M Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet

Jan 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

If you're bored with your private jet, try kicking it up a notch with a supersonic version. For $80M you can get to that corporate meeting in half the time your traditional jet will get you there (at around Mach 1.6, which is around 1,060mph), all thanks to the start-up company Spike Aerospace.

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Air Canada Redesigns Premium Service Fleet With New Boeing 787s

Dec 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Airlines are really getting in the holiday spirits by announcing new perks fliers can start looking forward to. Last week we gave you a look at United Airlines' new redesign of their Premium Service fleet, and now it's Air Canada's turn with their new Boeing 787 Dreamliner cabin interiors!

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United Airlines Completes Redesign of p.s. "Premium Service" With Flat-Bed Seats

Dec 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Last week, United Airlines announced that the redesign of their p.s. "Premium Service" is finally complete. According to the airline, they're the first (and only) airline to offer customers premium-cabin, flat-bed seats on every flight scheduled to fly between JFK and San Francisco or Los Angeles. 

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Volocopter VC200 Is Emission-Free and Ready to Fly

Dec 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Last year e-volo created an all-electric multicopter with 16 propellers, and since has developed a commercial version — the VC200. This emission-free helicopter (which the company calls a volocopter) embarked on its maiden flight in Germany last month and with 18 rotors, the aircraft apparently lifted off the ground with no problems at all — even exceeding e-volo's expectations.

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NetJets Releases Video to Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary

Dec 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

NetJets is gearing up for their 50th anniversary next year, and to celebrate, they've released a new video that takes you through their impressive history. The short 2.5 minute video is simple in its execution, mainly comprised of a tracking shot and narration. 

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Corporate Jet Investor Brings News From the World of Private Aviation

Nov 27, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

There's always something happening in the world of private aviation and it can be tough to keep track. To help you out, I scoured the annals of Corporate Jet Investor to bring you an easily digestible review of current events and happenings in the industry, from major aircraft sales to brand new operating leases.

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Bitcoins Are Now Accepted by Virgin Galactic For Flights to Space

Nov 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Richard Branson has announced that you can now use bitcoin (an untraceable virtual currency not controlled by a central authority, like the Federal Reserve) to pay for a seat on a future Virgin Galactic flight. Branson, who invested in bitcoin early on, told CNBC that the first transaction was made by a flight attendant in Hawaii, who according to Branson, made "quite a lot of money getting into bitcoin early."

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Here's How to Stuff a Private Jet Into a Holiday Stocking

Nov 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Magellan Jets is getting in the holiday spirit by preparing several different exclusive gift ideas for their jetsetting customers. If you have friends and family who love to travel, you can literally give them access to a private jet anywhere in the U.S., and with as little as 10-hours' notice.

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Private Jet Firm Receives $50M Capital to Expand Globally

Nov 12, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Many companies in the private-aviation industry are ramping up their marketing efforts by pushing the envelope. They're attempting to lure the niche segment of consumers that frequently fly privately by offering a value-driven proposition that will lead these charter, fractional ownership, and brokerage outfits to increasing their market share.

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Air Canada rouge Adds Service From Toronto to Las Vegas

Oct 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

More reasons to go to Vegas, eh? Air Canada rouge is making it easier for our neighbors to the north to get to Sin City with service now running from Toronto directly to the Strip. On October 27, 2013, ten flights per week were added to the winter 2013-2014 season with 264 seats on each.

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CEO Wade Eyerly Explains How Surf Air Operates Like Netflix For the Skies

Oct 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

"Let's buy a plane. . . and start an airline!" That's not the usual aspiration of those who find flying a casual hobby, but Wade Eyerly listened to his brother (who was then in flight school) and started Surf Air in 2011. A former Economist for the Defense Intelligence Agency and Staff Officer with the Department of Defense, Eyerly had no knowledge of private flight, let alone affordable private flight.

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ElJet Named Leading Private Jet Charter Company in North America by World Travel Awards

Oct 22, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

ElJet, the two-time winner of the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America, was named the 2013 Leading Private Jet Charter Company in North America by the World Travel Awards (WTA) — NetJets was last year’s holder of the prestigious award. The accolade honors the best travel organizations in the world via a global industrial vote, with nearly 650,000 tourism professionals from 191 countries casting ballots. 

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New 2014 Generation 5 Cirrus Aircraft Lights Up the Sky

Oct 16, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Last week, Cirrus Aircraft revealed the many upgrades they've made to their 2014 Generation 5 SR-Series airframes. Having only been launched earlier this year, the new model apparently personifies their dedication to industry-leading innovation, and with a host of new features — like LED lights and better brakes — the new version is a huge improvement.

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VistaJet Forms a Larger Global Presence with Exclusive Wheels Up Partnership

Sep 23, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Earlier in the month VistaJet announced their new partnership with Wheels Up, a membership-based private aviation company, to offer VistaJet’s Flight Solutions Program (FSP) in the United States beginning in March 2014.... Read More

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