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Signature Flight Support Increases European Network with SEA Prime

Signature Flight Support has continued its expansion into Italy through the acquisition of a share of Prime Aviation Services S.p.A. from SEA Prime S.p.A. This joint venture adds four locations to Signature’s European network, including the newly-renovated FBO in Milan-Linate (LIML/LIN) and satellite stations in Milan-Malpensa (LIMC/MXP), Rome-Ciampino (LIRA/CIA) and Venice Marco-Polo (LIPZ/VCE). Signature Flight Support’s locations now total 31 […]

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Unveils New Bar Car

By Codelia Mantsebo The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has unveiled a new bar car christened ‘3674’, featuring vibrant blues and golds and reflecting the iconic insignia of the historic carriages and patterns inspired by the train’s marquetry. For a truly unique rail travel experience, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express transports guests to a by-gone era of elegance with its luxurious vintage carriages. The ‘3674’bar […]

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Sergey Petrossov: Founder, Chairman & CEO of JetSmarter

Through with the brick-and-mortar approach to booking private aircrafts, Moscow native Sergey Petrossov decided to take matters into his own tech-savvy hands. Utilizing his previous experience co-founding two IT companies and serving as a board advisor to a private jet operator based in South Florida, Petrossov created a user-friendly app allowing travelers to order flights with top-rated private jet operators. […]

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Princess Yachts’ 50th Anniversary Limited Edition SEABOB

To mark Princess Yachts’ 50th anniversary, the superyacht builder has teamed with Cayago AG to launch two Limited Edition Seabob designs. The stylish luxury sea toy is able to carry its user along the top of the water as well as allowing the user to dive below the water. The Seabob is described as “the world’s fastest water sled” by German manufacturers Cayago AG […]

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Princess X SEABOB Lady 65
Princess X SEABOB Lady 65

The Mono Marine Edition: A Supercar Fit for a Superyacht

By Codelia Mantsebo BAC’s Mono single-seat sports car has been re-engineered specifically for use on super-yachts. Powered by a 305bhp 2.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine, it’s the only-seat speedster constructed for all times on the seven seas. The identical engine to BAC’s Mono enables the Marine Edition to succeed in 62mph in 2.8 seconds and with a prime velocity of 170mph. […]

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BBA Aviation completes $2.065 billion acquisition of Landmark Aviation

It has been announced that Signature Flight Support (Signature), a BBA Aviation plc UK company has completed its $2.065 acquisition of Landmark Aviation (Landmark) from affiliates of The Carlyle Group. “Today we celebrate the successful acquisition of Landmark Aviation. We are so pleased and proud to welcome Landmark’s 3,000 global employees to the BBA Aviation and Signature Flight Support teams. Our customers […]

CF8: The yacht with a transforming swimming pool

By Codelia Mantsebo Sea Level has unveiled their latest superyacht design: Future Concept CF8. The unique and breath-taking vessel features a swimming pool that can be converted into a dance floor, its own waterfall and eight en-suite VIP cabins with walk-in closets, a gym with a sauna and a private cinema. With a striking aerodynamic shape, the futuristic vessel is the […]

Image Credit: Sea Level
Image Credit: Sea Level
Image Credit: Sea Level

The $120 Million Supersonic Jet: Aerion AS2

By Codelia Mantsebo The Aerion AS2 is the world’s first supersonic private jet expected to enter service in 2023. Priced at $120 million the supersonic jet is set to cut down a trip from LA to Sydney to less than 10 hours in total. The supersonic-jet maker Aerion recently announced that the flight-service provider Flexjet has placed a firm order […]

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Hot Wheels on Ice

The motoring world continues to go crazy for SUVs and one of the most eagerly awaited arrivals in the category is Bentley’s Bentayga. But how much of a rugged off roader will it be? The company clearly has confidence in the new model’s off-road credentials, as it will take a starring role in the annual ice-driving challenge, Power on Ice. Running through February […]

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‘Flying’ Pyramid Yacht Becoming a Reality

By Codelia Mantsebo The Tetrahedron Super Yacht designed by Jonathan Schwinge could very soon become a reality. The Tetrahedron would have the appearance at high-speed of ‘levitating’ over the water, similar to a boat that can fly. The design of this flying pyramid is inspired by modifying the form, architecture and propulsion of the modern super yacht into a fundamentally simple enclosure […]

Image Credit: Schwinge
Image Credit: Schwinge
Image Credit: Schwinge