Inside Europe’s busiest private jet airport – Paris Le Bourget

Date:
December 19th, 2013

Paris Le Bourget is the busiest private jet airport in Europe, with 48,000 private jet movements in the last year (the second busiest is Geneva Cointrin, followed by Nice Cote D’Azur in third). See all…

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Seven business aviation predictions for 2014

Date:
December 19th, 2013

As another year draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on a busy year at PrivateFly – and across the industry. And to think ahead to what 2014 may bring. 2013 has been a…

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The people behind the planes

Date:
December 16th, 2013

It was fascinating to me that the overall winning image from our recent Private Jet Photography Awards was a view inside a cockpit. A relatively rare sight indeed in aviation photography. When you think about…

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve twice by private jet

Date:
December 12th, 2013

For those who can’t get enough of New Year’s Eve, why not celebrate twice in one night? The world rotates at 1,038 miles per hour so no civilian jet can overtake time. You would have to fly…

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NATS controllers let down by telephone system failure

Date:
December 9th, 2013

Most would agree that the invention of the telephone and the aeroplane are two of the most important technological advancements of the last 150 years. But this weekend saw Alexander Graham Bell’s 1886 invention ground…

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Customer service – at speed

Date:
December 9th, 2013

I was fascinated to find out about Amazon’s Prime Air concept. An unmanned aerial vehicle which will deliver your package in 30 minutes or less. How’s that for customer service at speed? It might look…

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The Use of Apps in Aviation: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s an iPad

Date:
December 3rd, 2013

Guest blogger Chris Oquist, private pilot and writer, looks as the increasing use of iPads in the cockpit Last year, the USA’s Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) agreed to allow pilots to switch out their stacks…

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FBOs uncovered

Date:
November 29th, 2013

You might have heard the term ‘FBO’ used to describe the private jet terminal or lounge at the airport. But what does it mean? What should you expect from the FBO experience? And what’s new…

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Caribbean island hopping by private aircraft

Date:
November 28th, 2013

Private air travel is an essential element of transportation in the Caribbean. Tip your head back and you can’t miss the sight of small aircraft flying overhead, shuttling travelers to and from many of the…

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Etihad’s expansion fuelled by $67 billion order

Date:
November 26th, 2013

Last week was a big milestone for Etihad’s expansion plans. The airline announced that they have ordered a massive US $67 billion of aircraft and engines at the Dubai Airshow. PrivateFly’s Head of Operations, Algy Trotter, assesses…

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