From Tabasco to a saxophone: Pilots reveal what’s in their bag

Date:
March 21st, 2017

Pilots are the most frequent of flyers. So who better to ask for packing tips? At the end of last year, we surveyed over a thousand pilots, and one of the things we asked them was to…

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747-200B Air Force One vs 757-200 Trump Force One

Date:
November 11th, 2016

When Donald Trump takes office on January 20, 2017, he will be required to give up his own private jet Trump Force One for Air Force One. We compare the two aircraft.

Private flights to & from Turkey

Date:
July 18th, 2016

Following the political unrest in Turkey at the weekend, private charter flights between Turkey and the rest of Europe are available. But there are some restrictions for international air travel to and from Turkey that passengers should be aware…

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What would Brexit mean for business aviation?

Date:
June 9th, 2016

With the referendum on whether the UK should remain in the European Union fast approaching, there is much speculation at an industry level on the implications of Brexit (a British exit from the EU) on business aviation.…

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With driverless cars to hit the UK streets in January, are the pilot’s days numbered?

Date:
July 31st, 2014

Vince Cable, the UK business secretary, has announced that driverless cars will be allowed on UK roads from the beginning of 2015. The pressure will now increase on airlines to look at doing the same…

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All eyes on Scotland

Date:
July 28th, 2014

Being born and raised just outside Glasgow, I always have Scotland on my mind (though sadly I don’t get to travel there as much as I would like these days, now that I live south…

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Ukraine airports remain closed

Date:
July 8th, 2014

Crimea’s major airport Simferopol (UKFF) remains closed for international commercial flights, as the political unrest continues in the Ukraine. The airport and its airspace was closed to international air traffic back in March. Only the…

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Air Traffic Strikes – Is It Time For Military Control?

Date:
January 29th, 2014

Air traffic control strikes are causing more travel disruption across Europe for thousands of passengers this week. This is due to proposed cost cuts and reforms. Portuguese controllers were on strike today from 0700 hrs…

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Seven business aviation predictions for 2014

Date:
December 19th, 2013

As another year draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on a busy year at PrivateFly – and across the industry. And to think ahead to what 2014 may bring. 2013 has been a…

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EU to standardise airline pilots’ working hours across Europe

Date:
September 30th, 2013

Updated 14th October 2013 Last week the EU’s plan for standardising pilots’ working hours across Europe was passed. This follows an earlier rejection of the proposals by the Commission’s Transport Committee and has seen a…

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