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The New All Terrain AKOYA Aircraft

By Lauren Jade Hill The French creator of light aircraft LISA Airplanes is proving its dedication to innovation in technology and design by producing the AKOYA two-seat amphibious aircraft that can take off and land on water, land or snow. This remarkable seaplane can reach speeds of up to 250 km/h and fly up to 2,000 km in distance owing […]

First Flight: Cirrus Vision Jet

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Forget piston engines, the world’s first single turbine-engine jet is set to revolutionize personal aviation. And it’s not a prototype with deliveries still years away—the first jets have already been delivered, and there is awaiting list of over 600 Walking onto the tarmac at Westchester County […]

Aviation: Fly Back in Time

By Samantha Coles This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. In the early days of consumer air travel, the flight itself was considered to be an enjoyable part of a vacation, rather than simply a means of transportation. Embraer Executive Jets’ latest offerings, the Manhattan Airship and the Hollywood Airship, bring back the glamour and […]

Aviation: The Art of Curated Travel

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Enjoy seamless private jet charter by Victor to Madagascar, the oldest and most biodiverse island on the planet. This uniquely curated experience includes two exclusive remote lodges, connecting air travel (there being no road access) and suitably adventurous activities – from wreck diving and kayaking, to ancient cave-tomb […]

Jetcraft’s Annual Business Aviation Market: Short Term Hurdles but Optimism Remains

Jetcraft’s second annual business aviation market forecast has called for 7,879 unit deliveries representing $248 billion in revenues to be realized over the next 10 years. Key macroeconomic trends, such as a slowdown in wealth creation, the migration of ultra-high net worth individuals from emerging market economies and the fluctuation of oil prices were also examined. The impact of such […]

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 […]

The Height of Elegance, Luxury and Comfort: Helicopter Design by Mercedes-Benz Style

By Codelia Mantsebo Inspired by the luxury-class saloons of the renowned Mercedes-Benz brand, the EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style helicopter brings the exquisite style and superior function of some of the finest European cars to the aviation industry. The EC145 resonates the premium standard of Mercedes-Benz Style perfectly, making it the pre-eminent elite product in the category of medium-sized, twin-engine helicopters. The aircraft is tailor-made […]

The Future of Air Travel? The Antipode: From New York to London in Just 11 Minutes

Charles Bombardier, the engineer behind the Skreemr jet, has unveiled another radical and faster design for future air travel. Named the “Antipode”, the latest concept design can fly from New York to London in just 11 minutes while carrying 10 people at a time. The Canadian designer told Forbes: “I wanted to create an aircraft concept capable of reaching its […]

From New York to London in 30 Minutes: The Skreemr Luxury Concept Plane

By Codelia Mantsebo Skreemr, a 75-passenger luxury hybrid concept craft that is designed to travel at 7,672 miles per hour (nearly six times faster than the renowned Concorde) could allow you to travel across the Atlantic Ocean in forty minutes. The Skreemr is an aircraft concept that is capable of being launched at very high speeds (up to Mach 10) […]

Welcome to the New TAG Farnborough Airport Experience

TAG Farnborough Airport has undergone a recent transformation with a new and upgraded award-winning terminal in order to take advantage of the increasing demand. The latest investment in infrastructure has seen TAG Farnborough introduce a number of features to help enhance the customer experience, including an additional snooze room for passengers as well as enhances crew facilities including a gymnasium and […]