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July 27, 2016
Gulfstream G150

Around the world in 24 days in a luxury private jet

As the need for superior travel and luxury levels of the high net-worth clients increase, so do the products and services offered by travel/concierge companies.  The new once in a lifetime, Around the World itinerary would top any traveler’s must-see list.  Over 24 days, you’ll explore firsthand the richness the world has to offer, capturing the spirit of discovery, all from the comfort of our private jet. You’ll be intrigued by destinations as you uncover the secrets of Easter Island and […]
July 19, 2016

How we help Oil and Gas, Mining and Energy Industries with heavy duty air cargo.

  In the recent past Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported two power generators to Port Harcourt, Nigeria, with the help of a new ‘wing lift’ system that reduces the loading time for large containers to less than 30 minutes. The shipment of a 19-tonne gas-powered standby generator and a 17.6-tonne diesel generator on behalf of GEODIS Industrial Projects UK was moved from Châlons Vatry Airport in northeastern France to West Africa onboard one of the airline’s IL-76TD-90VD freighters. Each generator was […]
July 11, 2016

Airbus predicted that the global market would grow at an average 4.5% a year to 33,000 new planes by 2035.

At the Farnborough Airshow in the UK, the Toulouse-based pan-European company added that the estimated $5trn order book would include 645 freighters with capacity of over 10 tonnes. In figures that closely echoed those of its rival Boeing published on the same day, Airbus predicted that the world fleet would more than double from 19,500 aircraft to almost 40,000. At the same time, the quest for greater fuel efficiency would also drive aircraft replacement. Boeing predicted that the global fleet […]
July 5, 2016
Plane diagram

Turbo-props vs Jet Engines – What’s the difference?

I’m often asked “what is the difference between a turboprop and a jet”, especially those new to aviation, says Chris Ralphs President of Great Circle Air Charter. In technical terms, it all comes down to the engine – which type of engine does the aircraft have? When speaking about a turboprop (short for turbo propeller) engine, the gases produced by the output of the turbine engine drives the propeller, which in turn generates the aircraft’s power. If you’re looking at […]
July 4, 2016
Air charter private jet

Looking for a home or office in the clouds?

This $225 million Boeing private jet is a flying luxury home! Imagine if you owned a 2,400 sq. ft. luxury home with the ability to fly you and 39 of your closest friends to anywhere you want in less than 17 hours? Next month, China’s HNA Aviation Group will take delivery of a brand new Boeing 787-8 private jet. As configured, the 787 BBJ has a range of almost 9,800 miles even when packed with 40 passengers, luggage, and fuel. With a […]