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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How to book a last minute ‘go now’ private jet

Date:
September 13th, 2016

Private aviation is set up to meet the needs of the last minute traveller, and over half of our flights are booked with just a week’s lead time or less (see more lead time stats in our quarterly…

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PrivateFly jets into The Sunday Times Tech Track 100

Date:
September 12th, 2016

We’ve added another chapter to our exciting growth story this week, with PrivateFly named one of the UK’s fastest-growing technology companies in the annual Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100. The league table, published on 11th September, is an…

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Latest news in pilotless planes & self-driving cars

Date:
June 21st, 2016

Pilotless planes and driverless cars are much talked about, but are still largely thought of as far off futuristic concepts in passenger transport. But we saw two important moves forward this month, that take autonomous transportation…

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Lilium: The flying car in your garage

Date:
May 18th, 2016

It’s electric; takes off vertically from the smallest of spaces; and avoids the traffic on the roads. Lilium just might be the best thing – since the car – to park in your garage. While currently only at…

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PrivateFly flying high: Named UK’s 4th fastest-growing export success

Date:
May 16th, 2016

What a fantastic week for PrivateFly last week, culminating in being named as the UK’s 4th fastest-growing SME export. The ranking was published on May 15th, in the Sunday Times Heathrow SME Export Track 100, an annual review…

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Latest jet lag tips: From high tech wearables to freezing chambers

Date:
April 26th, 2016

As a pilot and frequent flyer, I am often asked about jet lag. Some people seem to think that pilots have a magic solution to this travel problem (and I do recall some of my…

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$50m of orders for the Valkyrie, but delivery date unclear

Date:
February 18th, 2016

The order book for the super sleek prop, the Valkyrie Co50 now stands at a healthy $50 million, and has filled up fast since it was unveiled last November. So much so in fact, that owners Cobalt have just…

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5 predictions for bizav in 2016

Date:
January 4th, 2016

2015 was an eventful year here at PrivateFly and for the business aviation industry. Market conditions were challenging overall, particularly in Europe (with unrest in Russia, Turkey and Eastern Europe continuing to dent demand) which…

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It’s Back to the Future Day – but how does the flying future measure up?

Date:
October 21st, 2015

Today, October 21 2015, is the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled back to the future in 1989. At PrivateFly, it’s still one of our favourite movie franchises (combining tech innovation, time travel…

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