Aviation

Nonstop flights in the long-range Falcon 7X can last up to 13 hours, so a comfortable interior is vital. Buyers now can choose a fresh new look from BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Subtle curves, designer...
Greenjets’ shared-ride charter service aims to get travelers where they want to go, when they want, with all the amenities of a private jet at an affordable price. By sharing the flight, clients can...
Join the Miami-based Air Platinum Club and you’ll get not only flight time in the club’s corporate jet fleet, but also use of two luxury yachts (complete with crew), an elegant Rolls-Royce Phantom...
Flight Options is offering the first fractional ownership opportunity with the latest jet from Embraer, the Phenom 300, giving pilots the opportunity to fly the super-light jet by the end of this...
Cubcrafters’ new Super Sport Cub is not so much a capitalist tool as a capitalist toy. The company added a bigger engine to its tried-and-true Cub design for an eye-popping power boost. The result is...
American Legend’s popular version of the classic Cub retains all the romance of the original, with the bright yellow paint scheme and a simple but elegant design. Classic, however, doesn’t have to...
A small company in Pennsylvania has been working for more than a decade to create a certified ready-to-fly version of the popular Seawind kit-built amphibian, and now they’re back at it after...
Older aircraft are a bargain these days, but if the cockpit panel has old-style “steam gauge” instruments, it can be a challenge to upgrade to today’s fully integrated all-glass computerized gear. It...
The Dutch company Carver got mixed reviews recently when it staged a “first flight” of its Personal Air and Land Vehicle (PAL-V) for a crowd of journalists and dignitaries. The aircraft that flew was...
Flexjet Fractional Jet Ownership Program – www.flexjet.com For frequent flyers who want to travel on their own schedule and avoid the crowded public terminals, private aviation can't be beat. But...
Flexjet 25 Jet Card Program – www.flexjet25.com Jet cards are a popular option for travelers who want access to private jets without the commitment of ownership. The cost per hour usually works out...
Travelers arriving via private jet to the U.K. now can book a helicopter shuttle for a quick transfer to the Battersea heliport in central London. PremiAir launched the service in February, serving...
Cabin comfort can make all the difference in whether you reach your destination jet-lagged or rested and ready for action. Roomy leather seats and stand-up space in which to move around help reduce...
Although the wings of an airplane may seem purely utilitarian, like the tires on a car, they are, in fact, marvels of engineering and design. Even small tweaks can produce significant changes in...
Blink, an air-taxi service in Europe using a fleet of Cessna Citation Mustang four-passenger jets, is now the first operator of its kind to offer a frequent-flyer program. Ten percent of the value of...
WhiteKnightTwo, born from the creative mind of visionary aerospace designer Burt Rutan and funded by the deep pockets of Virgin CEO Sir Richard Branson, will fly in public for the first time this...
Until we all have flying cars, a helicopter is the next-best thing for getting to and from a city center, where airplanes can’t go. And Sikorsky’s venerable S-76 workhorse, originally designed to...
Hawker Beechcraft’s update of its 400XP business jet, the $8 million Hawker 450XP ( www.hawkerbeechcraft.com ), features new engines, but the cabin shape remains unchanged. "The 400XP has a unique...
The Dornier Seastar looks like a prop created for a James Bond movie. It has the hull of a boat, the wings of an airplane, and two big turboprop engines placed back-to-back above the cabin. Yet...
The Learjet 85 ( www.bombardier.com ), the latest model from Bombardier Business Aircraft, will be the company’s first all-composite jet and the biggest Learjet ever. Thanks to a lightweight carbon-...
Up until now, anyone seeking a de Havilland Twin Otter turboprop airplane, which is renowned for its rugged versatility, would have to purchase a model 20 years or older. Fans of the airplane can now...
Several years ago, the fractional aviation industry realized that it was grossly underutilizing a costly asset: its aircraft. At that time, fractional fleets flew only 25 to 30 percent of a given...
Robbb Report spoke with Abercrombie & Kent founder Geoffrey Kent in Los Angeles during a recent promotional tour for the company’s new Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club, which launched this...
1937 Spartan 7W Executive In 1937, the Halliburton Oil Well Cementing Co. of Duncan, Okla., paid roughly $23,500 for a startlingly overpowered, polished-aluminum monoplane to ferry its top management...
Flexjet, the private aviation company, is providing its clients more than just transportation this holiday season. Anyone who purchases a Flexjet 25 Expert Guide Edition fractional ownership jet card...
Despite a plethora of innovations in aircraft and automobiles in the past decade, the flying car has yet to take off. But Samson Motorworks, based in California, is hoping to change that with its...
Electric motors for airplanes are preferable to the standard petroleum-fueled piston engine for many reasons?they are quieter, vibration free, easier to maintain, emissions free, and cheaper to...
The Ecoflyer two-seat light sport aircraft also serves as a flying motor home. Need a place to stay at your destination? Bring a sleeping bag and stretch out on the cabin's built-in bed. Want to go...
Zero Gravity Corp. currently holds a monopoly on the market for weightless flight, but various companies have been preparing to offer suborbital flights, which will involve vehicles soaring 62 miles...
Embraer’s beginnings were humble. In 1960, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer began designing its first model, the Bandeirante, a somewhat primitive turboprop that it planned to mass-produce in a...

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