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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 […]