Opposition to removing industry ‘red tape’ is political point-scoring

Date:
November 11th, 2013

At the end of last week, the UK Government and the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) announced plans to strip away unnecessary bureaucracy for the UK General Aviation sector. This provoked a strong reaction from the…

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What is Luxury?

Date:
November 5th, 2013

Luxury means different things to different people. For many, it’s exclusivity. An experience or item that’s limited in nature, and is not available to everyone – for reasons of expense or otherwise. For others it means…

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Dassault unveils the Falcon 5X

Date:
October 30th, 2013

One of the big stories of last year’s NBAA (National Business Aviation Association) convention in Las Vegas was the unveiling of the Falcon 5X. Dassault Aviation introduced their new long range jet, the smaller brother…

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St Jude Storm Warning – Why does wind affect flight?

Date:
October 27th, 2013

Airports across the UK are braced for scheduled flight delays, disruption and cancellations on Monday 28 October 2013, as storm “St Jude” sweeps across England and Wales bringing high winds and heavy rain. Here’s why…

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Meet our German team

Date:
October 24th, 2013

Germany is a key European market for business aviation. Second only to France in private flight volumes, it sees over 100,000 aircraft movements per year – a 14% share of the total European market. Find…

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5 reasons why the USA leads the world in business aviation

Date:
October 22nd, 2013

This week some of the PrivateFly team have headed to NBAA 2013, the National Business Aviation Association. NBAA is the world’s biggest exhibition for the business aviation industry, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center,…

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Ask The Pilot: What does it mean when an aircraft is ‘going around’?

Date:
October 18th, 2013

Often as a pilot, when meeting new people they will recount their worst or most frightening flying experience to me. I guess it’s much the same as sharing your aches and ailments with a doctor.…

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Italian Air Traffic Control Strike – A Long Friday Lunch

Date:
October 18th, 2013

A full national lunch time strike in Italy today (18 October from 13.00 to 17.00 in CET) is likely to affect scheduled airline flights across Europe. The strike comes after a week of European strike…

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New ICAO emissions rules: Will China & USA delay?

Date:
October 14th, 2013

Members of the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recently agreed on a global mechanism regulating the carbon emissions caused by commercial aircraft. It’s due to take effect in Europe by 2016, and globally by…

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Private jet travel meets a primetime TV audience

Date:
October 10th, 2013

This weekend UK television viewers can look out for PrivateFly on ITV’s talent show, The X Factor. No I’m not singing (a relief to millions I’m sure). Instead we’ve been busy working with ITV to…

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