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$73 Million Long Range Bombardier Global 7000 Longer & Larger

The latest incarnation of the Bombardier Global, the 7000 can fly non-stop for an astonishing 8,861 miles, equivalent to 7700 nautical miles. It exceeds original estimates after having conducted multiple long-haul test flights. With a price tag of $73 million, the Bombardier Global 7000 is longer and more significant than any of its predecessors. The plane can fly from Hong Kong to New York and has become the most extended range business jet plane in the world.

With the aircraft expected to enter service later in 2018, the Global 7000’s passenger area is split into four separate living areas and can accommodate a seating area, meeting or dining requirements. Besides, there is a cinema and a sizeable bedroom. The Global 7000 incorporates unprecedented levels of innovation, functionality, exceptionally high quality, superb ergonomics, and long-lasting durability.

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As recently as April 2018, the Global 7000 won the Red Dot Design Award in the Ships, Trains and Planes category, which is an internationally recognised competition that has been conducted by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany, annually ever since 1955. Winning such an award is an extremely prestigious honour and will undoubtedly lead to more interest in the Bombardier Global 7000 super plane.

When it comes to speed, the Bombardier Global 7000 can reach speeds of 650 miles per hour, equivalent to Mach 0.995. The maximum operating speed is 610 mph, while the long-range cruising speed reaches 561 mph. The design of the wings allows the plane to land on relatively short runways and steep approach airports. The Bombardier Global 7000 is the ultimate long-range aircraft that is a testament to the technological advances and achievements gained by Bombardier. This latest incarnation is a futuristic plane that is available right now in the present!

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Private Airbus A340: Unimaginable Luxury thematics Reaches for the Sky!

The Airbus A340 is a magnificent flying machine in its own right. Add to that an exclusive and luxurious interior that would suit royalty, and such is the incredibly high standard of interior design by British interior designer Celia Sawyer. With a touch of glamour that Celia is well known for, there has never been anything like this project before.

The owner of this Airbus A340 wanted a ‘floating palace in the clouds’. He requested grand spacious, areas with multiple entertainment options to keep guests entertained while cruising around the world in the sky. The client is a member of a royal family in the Middle East, and Celia clicked with him immediately.

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With a team of artisans working on the beautiful project, the salon and lounge areas boast individual, gold-plated sections. They trace the curves of the aircraft creating a ‘wow’ look to those sections of the interior, which blends well with the unique and made to order, linear furniture that is decorated with hand-stitched Tuscan leather and elegant velvet. Two crystal chandeliers with 24-karat-gold accents adorn the lounge, while the bar area is impressively lit from beneath to create a magnificent visual effect. In the main bathroom, there is a Swarovski-crystal-and-glass washbasin, and the bathroom has midnight blue marble, and a fully integrated mirror faced TV screen.

The experimental project is a glamorous and glossy one, somewhat reminiscent of hotel or restaurant basking in high-quality leather interior furnishings. The interior does not resemble that of a plane, instead offers relaxed and pleasurable surroundings that will make passengers forget they are in the sky in a plane. Celia Sawyer’s career as an interior designer with a flair for the unexpected and brilliant! Her next project is with the Royal Navy, designing the Officers’ Mess on the HMS Queen Elizabeth warship, another prestigious and historical project.

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Learjet 75 Bombardier: $13.8 million – Luxury, Elegance & Performance

The New 2018 Learjet 75 is the absolute pinnacle of luxury, performance and fuel economy. The new Learjet 75, and it’s brother; the Learjet 70. The latest two models are replacements for the popular Learjet 40 and 45. The Learjet 75 comes with a price tag of $13.8 million, with the Learjet 70 costing $11.3 million. Both models offer improvements over their predecessors, most notably, higher fuel economy, thus lower running costs. The Learjet 75 has a new engine; the TFE731-40BR, a three-screen Garmin G5000 avionics panel which is presented as the Bombardier Vision Flight Deck, as well as newly designed winglets.

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The luscious and beautifully designed interior has been developed for the ultimate comfort, is another impressive improvement. The aerodynamic wing design provides the smoothest possible ride, and best in class wing loading. With a flat floor, the interior cabin has eight passenger seats with a double-club configuration. The noise level on the interior of the plane is minimised considerably due to the high-quality materials and attention to detail. The Learjet 75 is also the only aircraft in its class to feature a forward pocket door, creating privacy for the passengers.

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The Learjet 75 flies faster without compromising fuel efficiency. A full tank of fuel and a fully loaded plane will go further than any of the earlier Learjet models. Safety is never compromised, as the Learjet is the only light jet that is certified to a higher safety standard. Every passenger’s seat has access to high-speed internet, so the latest entertainment can be enjoyed to pass the time while en route.

Unlike its competitors, Learjet includes all the luxuries and specs in the price. There is no fine print, and no extras, the plane is already fully loaded! Expect to hear more about the groundbreaking Learjet 75, and its companion, the Learjet 70.

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The Pilatus PC-24 Business Jet

A New Hampshire–based fractional company is the launch customer for the Swiss manufacturer’s 500 mph, eight-passenger “super versatile jet” that will cross the skies. The e Pilatus PC-24 is the first jet from the 80-year-old Swiss manufacturer after a long collaboration between the two companies that goes back to 1995.

The first PC-24 off the production line arrived at the PlaneSense headquarters in Portsmouth, N.H., on February 8 from Switzerland. It is a small and versatile business jet with a maximum cruising speed of just over 500 mph, compared to 328 mph for the PC-12 NG, the latest version of the PC-12. Its range is just under 1,900 miles (1,650 nautical miles) with the capacity to carry three passengers and two pilots. The aircraft requires only 2,690 feet of runway to take off and just 2,525 to land. Its design allows it to land smoothly even on unpaved runways, making it the world’s first SVJ: super versatile jet.

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The materials it is made from allow the cabin to be very quiet for the comfort of the passengers.  There is plenty of space and the interior can be further customized. The PC-24 can seat comfortably up to eight passengers (four in a club configuration) in a cabin that is 23 feet long, 5 feet 7 inches wide, and 5 feet 1 inch tall. The cargo area can be accessed from inside the cabin.

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The aircraft is ideally suited for an individual owner who frequently flies for both business and leisure purposes. It offers a delightful flying experience and is fitted with the highest quality materials both inside and out. The company currently has 34 aircraft in what it says is the world’s largest civilian fleet of PC-12s and is expected to start making deliveries later this year. Prices are available on request and depend on the level of customization the customer will want.

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Bombardier Debuts Its New Premier Cabin

Bombardier’s exclusive Global 5000 and Global 6000 business jets now boast a brand new Premier cabin design to make travel all the more comfortable for wealthy clients.

Bombardier just unveiled its new Premier cabin design, which will become the standard for its Global 5000 and Global 6000 business jets. Carefully put together by some of the industry’s best designers, the new layout includes hand-stitched leather ergonomic seats that fully recline, an elegant galley with hardwood and stone flooring options, and state-of-the-art cabin technology. The latter includes a Ka-band internet connection – the fastest available for in-flight browsing, and a new Venue cabin-management system that is intuitive and powerful.

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The Global 5000 has the capacity to carry up to 16 passengers comfortably. It can travel nearly 6,000 miles without having to take a stop. The Global 6000 jet, on the other hand, can fly legs up to 6,900 miles, with up to 17 passengers on board. A three-place divan on-board converts to a private berth for long trips for added comfort.

Both aircrafts boats state-of-the-art cockpits that have been upgraded with additional technology. Four large head-up displays provide the crew with synthetic vision, weather radar readings, and all the data needed for safe flights. The aircrafts benefit from advanced wing design to help ensure a smooth ride. Both aircraft cruise at speeds up to Mach 0.89.

The Global 5000 cabin is 40 feet 9 inches long, and the Global 6000 interior is 43 feet 3 inches long. Both cabins are nearly 8 feet wide, with 6 feet 2 inches of stand-up space – giving sufficient space for customizations and tweaks. The announced price for the Global 5000 is $50.4 million, and the asking price for the Global 6000 is $62.3 million.

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The New Piaggio Avanti Evo Twin Turboprop Takes Flight

The newest edition of the Avanti P.180 twin turboprop is now flying in the United States. Manufactured by Piaggio Aerospace in Italy, it was delivered to West Coast Aviation Services, at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. The P.180 boasts unique aerodynamic performance, based on its three-lifting-surface configuration.

Evo, the third generation of the P.180 design, has been updated with five-blade scimitar propellers to improve performance. New cabin layouts, and added safety systems create an array of travelling options. The airplane is quieter and more fuel-efficient, and the service and support network has improved. The ceiling is 5 feet 9 inches in height with a custom interior that accommodates eight in VIP seating. New leather seats by Iacobucci recline and rotate fully, and there are plenty of fold-down tables, adjustable lighting, connectivity, and baggage space. Low noise levels and a cabin altitude of just 6,600 feet help minimize passenger fatigue. Evo is able to cruise at speeds up to 463 mph for more than 1,900 miles.

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A wing mounted on the tail in combination with the powerful turboprop engines creates the aerodynamic boost to add up to more efficiency in flight. The aircraft also burns less fuel and has lower operating costs per hour compared to traditional aircraft of similar size.

West Coast Aviation Services says it plans to add at least four more Evos to its fleet, to use them for both charter and fractional ownership programs. The airplane sells for about $7.7 million.

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Kitty Hawk Flyer Personal Aircraft

The Kitty Hawk Flyer marks an exciting milestone in air travel for wealthy buyers who want to fly for fun with a minimum of effort. The all-electric aircraft is developed in Silicon Valley by Kitty Hawk Corporation, and backed by Larry Page, one of the co-founders of Google. Its light body and austere design are enough to qualify it as an Ultralight under the regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration. This means interested buyers won’t need a pilot’s license to operate it.

The Flyer is designed to fly over fresh water in uncongested areas. The pair of pontoons act as landing gear, and eight rotors provide lift. The pilot sits on top of it like a motorcycle, and operates controls mounted on a set of handlebars. Currently still in development, the final design may undergo changes and there is no official price revealed yet.

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Kitty Hawk boasts it only takes “few hours of training on a flight simulator” before its personal aircraft can be taken for a solo flight. To make the ride as enjoyable as possible, the company has collaborated with various non-pilots.

A production version of the Flyer will be available for sale by the end of 2017. To qualify for the FAA’s Ultralight category, the aircraft must be used for sport or recreation only, hold only one person, and fly no faster than 55 knots (about 63 mph). There will be other restrictions on its capability and use. The cost will be announced upon launch of the production version.

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On board Dreamliner’s flying penthouse available for rent at £20,000 an hour

A new impressive re-design of a commercial aircraft Boeing 787 Dreamliner sees it being transformed into a flying penthouse. Dubbed ‘VVIP’ because of its heightened exclusivity, it’s the world’s largest private jet. The £230million aircraft went on display at London’s Stansted Airport, this week, as it marks the launch of bespoke travel packages by Deer Jet.

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To experience the Dreamjet’s flashy delights travellers will need to hire out the whole plane – as it’s not possible to book just a single seat. That will set them back roughly £20,000 per hour, meaning a flight from London to New York would have a price tag of at least £160,000 or from New York to Australia – £440,000 single fare, £880,000 for return journey. Although, that’s a small price for the complete privacy and unmatched luxury the remodelled aircraft offers.

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The conversion offers guests ample space – 2,400 square feet to be precise – which is limited to a capacity of 30 lucky jet-setters. Fitted with extra-large windows for greater views of the skies, the luxury cabin also features 18 lie-flat first class beds, in addition to the main lounge for meetings, relaxing or partying.

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The Marble-finish bathrooms are kitted-out with Jo Malone toiletries. In addition, the cabin also possesses private space for guests who want their privacy. Crew and in-flight butlers are accommodated in separate designated staff quarters.

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High-standard leather sofa beds – which recline fully – are arranged around the 2,400 square feet cabin. The idea behind the new exclusive service is to ‘make travel an art’ for business and leisure travellers worldwide.

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Two New Outstanding Business-Jet Interiors from Embraer

Private aviation continues to undergo exciting upgrades thanks to Embraer’s designers. Business travellers can now enjoy two new Art Deco–inspired interiors for the flagship Lineage 1000E business jet: the Manhattan Airship and the Hollywood Airship. For these projects Embraer collaborated with designer Eddie Sotto, as it did on the Skyacht One and Skyranch One cabins.

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The Manhattan Airship boasts elegant dark wood flooring and panelling, a metallic mural of the circa-1930s New York City skyline, and the Cloud Club—a spacious lounge area with a bar with retractable stools, vintage sconces, and a mohair-and-lambskin divan under a city-loft-style window.

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The second option is the Hollywood Airship interior with lighter and warmer tones, and chrome and marble accents throughout.

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Leather accents on the walls and headliners depict Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose, the Sunset Tower, and vintage cars. Each design sports expansive stylistic windows that allow plenty of light into the cabin and offer panoramic views of what’s outside the aircraft.

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These interiors are a step up of traditional business-jet interior design, which is typically dominated by simplicity and functionality. Conveying the Art Deco style of the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building with a mosaic of the Manhattan skyline, is a first for this type of high-concept design.

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For Sale the World’s First Flying Car

The world’s first production-model flying car is now a reality. Netherlands-based company Pal-V has begun taking orders for two versions of its three-wheeled car that converts into a two-seat gyroplane: avid buyers can choose between the fully loaded Liberty Pioneer Edition (£480,000) and the base model Liberty Sport (£320,000). FAA certification for its vehicle is still pending and as soon as they receive it – deliveries can begin.

Only 90 examples of the Liberty Pioneer Edition will be built, highlighting its rarity and collectability in the long term. Both models will have a maximum speed of 100 mph in driving mode and will be capable of acceleration from zero-to-60-mph time of less than nine seconds. In flying mode, they will have a high cruising speed of 100mph and a range of 248 miles with two passengers aboard and 310 miles with just a pilot. Pal-V recommends using a runway – paved or level grass – of at least 900ft for a smooth take-off and a 100ft strip for landing.

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The blades are bundled on the roof when the vehicle is in drive mode, and can be unfolded to convert the Liberty into a gyroplane in about 10 minutes. The blades are not powered by a motor, as helicopter blades are, but by the wind and continue to rotate as long as there is airflow. This gives the vehicle a level of stability.

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To operate the Liberty drivers will require a standard driver’s license and a gyroplane license. The latter requires 40-45 hours of training. For an additional £20,000 buyers get a Liberty includes flying lessons at the Pal-V FlyDrive Academy, the company’s flying school in Utah.