Why Air Traffic Control Strikes Are Bad News for Europe plc

Date:
June 13th, 2013

This week Air Traffic Control (ATC) workers in France went on strike for 2 days causing aviation and travel chaos across Europe, with more than a quarter of flights cancelled from France’s busiest airports. More…

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Solar Powered Flights

Date:
June 12th, 2013

In May 2013 a solar powered aircraft called Solar Impulse completed the first leg of a flight across the USA, from East Coast to West. The Solar Impulse team are hoping to be the first…

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Air Traffic Control Strike in France

Date:
June 11th, 2013

French air traffic controllers began a 3-day strike this morning, in a dispute over EU plans to create a single European airspace. The European Commission has stated that Europe’s airspace capacity could triple if air…

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The Top 25 Private Jet Airports in Europe

Date:
June 6th, 2013

There are over 3,000 airports in Europe which private jets can use – versus just 300 for airline flights. But which are the busiest? Below are the Top 25 private jet airports in Europe, including…

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Top 10 Celebrity Pilots

Date:
June 4th, 2013

Great to hear that Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden’s front-man, is launching his new aviation business, Cardiff Aviation. The company will be focused on providing technical aviation services, but also arranges private aircraft charter from Cardiff…

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Business Or Leisure?

Date:
May 30th, 2013

While business travel is still the biggest driver for private jets, the leisure client is an increasingly important target for the private aviation industry. At this time of year, we see a greater proportion of…

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Is Beechcraft flying again for savvy UK entrepreneurs?

Date:
May 29th, 2013

Good news for Aircraft manufacturer Beechcraft this week, who have just released sales figures suggesting that UK demand for their private aircraft is on the rise. The UK received 232 deliveries of Beechcraft aircraft during…

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Busiest Weekend Got Busier

Date:
May 28th, 2013

Last weekend was always going to be one of Europe’s busiest for private jets in a long time – and it certainly proved to be an action-packed few days at PrivateFly. A number of events,…

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Heathrow closes runways as busiest private jet weekend takes-off

Date:
May 24th, 2013

This morning both runways at Heathrow Airport, London were closed due to an emergency landing by a British Airways plane. Today marks the start of one of the busiest weekends for private jet charter in…

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EBACE 2013 Day 2: Stars & Stripes

Date:
May 22nd, 2013

Day 2 at EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition) and I couldn’t resist a photo in front of this rather unique Global Express. The tail says “Stand out from the herd”… This Global Express…

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