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World's First Boeing 747-8 International Passenger Jet Makes Debut Flight

Jun 5, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  4 Comments

Commercial airline Lufthansa initiated commercial service of the world’s first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental passenger aircraft. The airline’s new flagship aircraft is making its first flight from Frankfurt, Germany, to Washington, DC.... Read More

The Maverick Flying Car Rises Above It All

May 30, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

This incredible flying car is the Maverick, an obviously eclectic vehicle that is FAA-certified as an S-LSA, which means that it is classified as a special, light sport aircraft. As an automobile, it can be driven on any public road in the United States, as the manufacturer reports that a “number of Mavericks” already are licensed and legal in Florida.... 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

Cirrus Makes Highly Anticipated Announcement on Vision SF50 Aircraft

Apr 18, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Private aircraft manufacturer Cirrus Aircraft announced today that it expects to make the first delivery to an owner of the Cirrus Vision SF50 in 2015. The new aircraft is reported to be in a niche of its own that lands somewhere between piston single and twin models and VLJs (very light jets). ... Read More

Diamond Aircraft Twin-Engine Prototype Exceeds Expectations

Apr 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Diamond Aircraft’s new, all-composite twin-engine DA52 model completed its maiden flight with huge success. The first flight was performed by Diamond Chairman Christian Dries and test pilot Ingmar Mayerbuch, after which Dries stated, “This is the best prototype aircraft I have ever made a maiden flight with... Read More

Elite Aviation and STAjets Partner to Expand Base in SoCal

Apr 12, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Private airliner Elite Aviation has entered into an agreement with Orange County’s STAjets to provide the Van Nuys, Calif.-based firm with a second base of operations in Southern California.... Read More

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