Happy Birthday Le Bourget: Europe’s busiest private jet airport turns 100

Date:
June 30th, 2014

Paris Le Bourget airport will celebrate its centenary on 13 July 2014, with an airshow featuring over 60 historic aircraft and a demonstration by the Patrouille de France, the precision aerobatic demonstration team of the French Air…

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WORLD CUP OF JETS: WHICH COUNTRY’S PRIVATE JET REIGNS SUPREME?

Date:
June 27th, 2014

This month, fans have been glued to their TVs, tablets, computers and smartphones as football players from around the world try to bring the World Cup trophy home for their country. And with the first…

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SUPERSIZE MY JET: AIRCRAFT BUYING HABITS OF THE BILLIONAIRES

Date:
June 23rd, 2014

While Gulfstream’s G650 hit the headlines recently as the fastest and most desirable long range corporate jet, there is an ultra-elite sector still emerging at the very top of the private aircraft market. The industry…

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A new era for online private jet booking

Date:
June 23rd, 2014

We announced some exciting news this month, which represents an important breakthrough in speed and ease of booking for the private jet customer. PrivateFly’s registered customers can now see instant and automated ‘buy now’ private jet…

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What does Mach mean when describing aircraft speed?

Date:
June 19th, 2014

The measurement of speed when it comes to aircraft is something I am often asked about. The different ways of expressing speed can make it difficult for customers to compare private jet aircraft options for…

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Past meets present at the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight

Date:
June 16th, 2014

On Sunday I had a great day out at Biggin Hill airport’s Festival of Flight. This new event format wasn’t called an airshow – apparently this term has very specific regulatory implications. But it had…

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What’s the difference between a private turboprop and a private jet?

Date:
June 10th, 2014

It’s a question that many people ask me, especially those new to private aviation: What is the difference between a turboprop and a jet? In technical terms, it all comes down to the engine. Which…

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World Cup travellers look forward to a winning view (as well as the football)

Date:
June 3rd, 2014

Brazil’s airports are gearing up for their busiest ever period – as football fans from all over the world arrive in the country for the FIFA World Cup 2014. With just days to go, unprecedented…

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Analysis of May’s busy period

Date:
June 2nd, 2014

The third week in May is always a very busy time for Europe’s private jets – leading up to the busiest weekend of the year in fact. A number of high profile events take place…

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Never work with children or animals? We love to do both

Date:
May 29th, 2014

Some people are surprised when we tell them that we regularly fly young children or pets. But in fact our smallest and furriest passengers are positively welcomed and well-catered for on private jets – along…

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