The skies may soon be filled with passenger drones from companies like Vertical Aerospace.
A private plane may be the most time-efficient means of travel, but even on a business jet like the Airbus ACJ319, passengers can spend up to 13 hours aloft, with long legs that can cover up to 11,000 km—about the distance from New York to Beijing. Given that fact, many owners dream of a “flying home in the sky,” […]
Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to business jets – not if you don’t need the cabin space or range of a larger aircraft and you want to save money on the purchase price and operating costs. Indeed, the future may well belong to the diminutive of wingspan and fuselage. Compact Cruiser The Flaris LAR […]
The concept behind Aura isn’t completely novel. It’s a Florida-based aviation company that will operate as a semiprivate boutique airline. It will offer flights priced at about business-class rates on a limited number of set routes aboard aircraft that depart and arrive at private terminals or private hangars, enabling passengers to avoid check-in and security lines. It […]
While visiting the museums and mansion at Graceland—Elvis Presley’s former-home-turned-tourist-attraction in Memphis, Tenn.—fans of the King of Rock ’n’ Roll can see two of Elvis’s former private jets: a Convair 880 called Hound Dog II and a Lockheed Jetstar called Lisa Marie, named for his daughter. Despite the estate selling the pair to a private buyer in 2015, […]
When Richard Santulli introduced fractional aircraft ownership with the launch of NetJets in 1986, some decried it as a time-share for business jets. Skeptics assumed that NetJets customers wouldn’t always be able to fly when they wanted—or needed—to. But Santulli, a former mathematics professor and one of the original Wall Street “quants,” had run the numbers and was convinced […]
The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner stretches 224 feet from nose to tail, with an 18-foot-wide cabin big enough to hold 330 passengers—meaning owners have plenty of space to create a truly luxurious travel environment. Ameco Beijing, China’s biggest aircraft-technical-support company, recently unveiled a new cabin concept for the B787 called Chinese Dragon that reflects design concepts and colors found in […]