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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Ask The Pilot: How much runway does an aircraft need to take off?

Date:
November 25th, 2013

Last week saw Boeing embarrassed by its gigantic 747 ‘Dreamlifter’ freighter landing at the wrong airport in Wichita, Kansas. The Dreamlifter is a huge cargo plane, used to transport parts of its 787 Dreamliner. After…

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Flip my jet: Demand outstrips supply for the G650

Date:
November 18th, 2013

Most private jet manufacturers are still looking at ways to lengthen their order books in today’s economic climate, but there’s one aircraft firmly bucking the trend. Gulfstream is currently experiencing such exceptionally strong demand for…

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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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