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

Flying Magazine Calls 2012 Cirrus SR22 “Most Sophisticated Single...Ever”

Mar 30, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Flying Magazine has named the 2012 Cirrus SR22 single-engine-piston aircraft the “Most Sophisticated Single … Ever” in a cover story that chronicles the history of the storied airplane from the first delivery in 1999 to the 5,000 units in 2011. The Duluth, Minnesota-based personal-aircraft manufacturer has delivered airplanes in more than 60 countries.... Read More

Flexjet Receives Two Aviation Awards

Mar 13, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. National Air Transportation Association (NATA) both have recognized Flexjet for its excellence in aircraft technical training. The FAA issued the private-aviation firm its Diamond Award of Excellence, which is the FAA's highest honor for maintenance training. The FAA has issued the private-aviation firm this award now for 13 consecutive years.... Read More

Elite Aviation Introduces Elite Attaché Program

Mar 9, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Elite Aviation recently announced the availability of its Elite Attaché program. The firm is inviting clients to create an itinerary for their dreamiest vacations, and then they put it all together for them, detail by detail.... Read More

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