The flying car and the Sky Whale: Two visions of aviation’s future

Date:
March 27th, 2014

Innovation and aviation are two subjects very close to my heart. Aviation has a relatively short history – just over 100 years since the Wright Brothers first took flight in 1903. In that time, a…

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Gulfstream test G650 to its limits

Date:
March 21st, 2014

Manufacturer Gulfstream has pushed its much-heralded G650 long range jet to its limits this month, with two city pair record-breaking flights, designed to demonstrate its range and speed. Firstly on March 1, the G650 flew…

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APD on private jet flights – we need a level playing field

Date:
March 19th, 2014

In today’s budget, George Osbourne announced that he is overhauling Air Passenger Duty (APD), admitting that the current system is ‘crazy and unjust’. All long-haul flights are now subject to the same level of tax.…

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The taxi that thinks it’s a private jet

Date:
March 13th, 2014

Interesting to see pictures of this unusual London taxi. It may look like an ordinary black Mercedes Viano from the outside, but inside it’s being described as ‘the taxi that thinks its a private jet’.…

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Can you fly a private jet in the fog

Date:
March 13th, 2014

This morning’s fog has caused cancellations and delays to scheduled airlines from London Heathrow and London City Airport (which on a non-foggy day has one of the world’s most stunning airport approaches). Private jets are…

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Business aviation 10 years from now

Date:
March 12th, 2014

Today I’m in Brussels for the EBAA (European Business Aviation Association) 37th AGM. I’ll be on the panel for a debate session entitled Business Aviation 10 Years from now: What are our expectations? Forward-thinking in…

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Switching on to technology in business jet charter

Date:
March 11th, 2014

Great to see this article in the latest edition of industry magazine Corporate Jet Investor: ‘Booking a private jet: Aircraft charter 2.0‘. Editor Alasdair Whyte comments that “Online charter booking platforms have suddenly become a…

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Virgin Galactic, bitcoin and the Winklevoss twins

Date:
March 6th, 2014

Virgin Galactic has secured high-profile bitcoin clients in the shape of the twin tech entrepreneurs, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss. The Winklevoss brothers are high profile supporters of the digital currency and have a number of…

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