Why we’re not (just) Uber for private jets

Date:
April 18th, 2017

When PrivateFly launched back in 2008, we were seen as a game-changer for private jets. And since then our service has regularly been compared to big technology brands doing things differently (and disruptively) in other sectors. Being…

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Single-engine turboprops now authorised for charter in Europe

Date:
March 8th, 2017

Last week, the European Commission finally published an amendment, allowing commercial air transport by single-engine turboprop aircraft SETPs under instrument flight rules, in 32 European states. This is a much-anticipated change and, while there are still a…

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When will private space flights be available?

Date:
February 28th, 2017

There are so many exciting space tourism projects underway, but they are growing slowly. By their nature, these projects are innovative, experimental and expensive – all of which means a launch date can be a…

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Boeing unveils the new 787-10 Dreamliner

Date:
February 28th, 2017

Aviation giant Boeing unveiled its third generation 787-10 Dreamliner model last week, to much excitement. The rollout took place at the Boeing factory in Charleston, South Carolina. The newest member of the 787 family, the 787-10…

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Second year success in Sunday Times Export Track 100

Date:
February 27th, 2017

Last weekend The Sunday Times newspaper published its annual league table of the UK’s fastest-growing SMEs in terms of their overseas sales. And thanks to our growing popularity with clients in the US and across Europe,…

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Electric aircraft update

Date:
February 8th, 2017

Electric aviation may seem light years away. But with hybrid and electric cars becoming more and more visible on our roads, will electric jets be far behind? Many designers and innovators are already on the case,…

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The new Gulfstream G600 takes flight

Date:
December 20th, 2016

The next generation of Gulfstream jets took a major step forward earlier this week, as the first G600 made its maiden flight. This is one of the manufacturer’s pair of eagerly-awaited ‘optimised’ long range jets, its first new…

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Predictions for business aviation in 2017

Date:
December 7th, 2016

2016 was a year when PrivateFly flew more customers, to more places, than ever before. It’s been an action-packed twelve months, from opening our first office in the USA in January; to being named the UK’s 4th fastest-growing…

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Will the supersonic Boom take flight in 2017?

Date:
December 6th, 2016

2017 may be the year that a new era of high speed passenger flight takes a supersonic leap forward. As earlier this month Boom Supersonic announced its prototype will take to the skies at some point late…

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The Global 7000 takes flight

Date:
November 14th, 2016

We were excited to see the latest addition to the impressive Bombardier Global family take its maiden flight last week, in Toronto. The Global 7000 follows in the footsteps of the Canadian manufacturer’s pioneering long range Global Express,…

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