5 flights we flew this week

Date:
October 31st, 2014

At PrivateFly, we love talking about aircraft and flights. Whether it’s at a business event, a rugby match or a drinks party, one of the first questions we always get asked is ‘How much would…

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Top 10 most expensive online purchases

Date:
October 29th, 2014

Last month I spoke about payment innovation in retail at the Retail Week Technology and ECommerce summit. I was there to talk about our decision to accept Bitcoin at PrivateFly, but I had a lot…

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PrivateFly at the Red Bull Air Race

Date:
October 28th, 2014

Together with our friends at GlobeAir we have pioneered the use of technology to send private jet quotes from the aircraft operator to the customer in the fastest possible time. To celebrate our new speedy…

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How will the ‘Ultra First Class’ airline experience compare to a private jet?

Date:
October 23rd, 2014

In December, Etihad Airlines will carry out its initial A380 Airbus flight from Abu Dhabi to Heathrow. And the 10-strong fleet of A380s operated by the Middle East carrier will each include a ‘Residence’ option…

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The Citation M2: Has Cessna created a rival for its own Mustang?

Date:
October 22nd, 2014

The Citation M2 is the newest member of Cessna’s Citation Jet family, certified at the end of 2013 and now becoming available in the charter market. The Very Light Jet (VLJ) private aircraft is a…

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Top 5 trends from the world’s biggest jet event

Date:
October 22nd, 2014

This week, I attended the NBAA in Orlando, Florida. As a gathering of the private jet industry, it doesn’t get any bigger. It’s the world’s largest and most important business aviation event, bringing together over…

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Tech brings charter nose-to-nose with fractional, says FT

Date:
October 21st, 2014

Great to see the Financial Times piece today Online technology challenges fractional model. The article, by Michael Dempsey, looks at how the traditional advantages of fractional ownership are being overturned by charter, now that online…

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From RAF pilot to financial adviser: Interview with Jonny Shingles

Date:
October 20th, 2014

Jonny Shingles has had a varied travel, aviation and business career, from RAF fighter pilot to Sales Director of Jet Republic – one of the most ambitious private jet start ups. He then became Managing…

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Gulfstream’s ‘faster & further’ G650ER receives FAA certification

Date:
October 14th, 2014

It’s been a busy news week for Gulfstream. Today the manufacturer unveiled plans for its new generation G500 and G600 twinjet aircraft (more to come on that story), hot on the heels of last week’s…

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Exeter airport ready to welcome more corporate jets

Date:
October 14th, 2014

Devon’s Exeter Airport has recently undertaken a refurbishment of its Jet Centre, with a view to welcoming a growing number of corporate aviation users into the region. The airport serves the Devon area, a region…

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