Choosing to fly private instead of commercial increases

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The number of people ditching commercial airlines and flying by private jet instead reached its highest level this summer since 2008. Aviation specialist WingX Advance reports there were 78,785 private jet departures in August - a surge of 5.5 per cent compared with the same period in 2016. Private jet booking platform PrivateFly report that as many ...

Gulfstream delivers 550th G550

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Gulfstream Aerospace announced that it has delivered its 550th G550 aircraft, proving that this is one of the most popular business jets. According to Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream, this landmark delivery confirms the sustained demand for the G550, which is one of the most dependable planes in the world. The G550’s best-in-category payload and range ...

Wealth report reveals the most popular routes for private jets by map

The use of private and business jets is again gaining popularity among businesses as well as the private wealthy. The latest Knight Frank wealth report shows the numbers ofultra wealthy growing around the world. Much of the increase has been seen in Asia, with Hong Kong experiencing a 535% increase in its private jet fleet size in ...

Bombardier 7000 takes to the sky

Bombardier’s new flagship business jet, the Global 7000 has flown for the first time The aircraft under control of captain Ed Grabman, co-pilot Jeff Karnes and flight-test engineer Jason Nickel completed a two-hour, 27-minute flight from the company’s facility in Toronto. The Global 7000 business jet climbed to 20,000 feet and reached the planned test speed of 240 ...

Gulfstream G500 Completes First Flight Test

Gulfstream have successfully completed the first test flight of its G500 business jet. The successful two-hour-and-16-minute maiden test flight from its Savannah, Ga. base landed at 12:55 p.m. local time, and is the result of close-on three years of testing and cabin selection and outfitting ahead of its. A Gulfstream spokeswoman said The Gulfstream G500 business jet, ...