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A Century of Innovation Behind Dassault Falcon Jet

By Elite Traveler

From the dawn of aviation, the name Dassault has been synonymous with a passion for innovation. The company’s history began in 1916, and it remains a global leader, with over 10,000 aircraft sold in more than 90 countries. Today, Dassault produces the world’s most advanced military and business aircraft. From legendary fighter jets like the Mirage and Rafale, to iconic […]

Top Luxury Yacht Itineraries for 2020

By Samantha Coles

There’s nothing quite like feeling the wind in your hair and breathing in that fresh, salty air. And, here, there are no cookie-cutter hotel packages or itineraries; just the open ocean, endless opportunities and an unmatched sense of freedom. Whether you’re chartering a boat for a jaunt around the Greek Isles, a longer stint cruising around the Malay Archipelago or […]

Directional Aviation Founder Kenn Ricci on His Successful Career

By Emma Reynolds

Kenn Ricci grew up with a love for flying. After learning to fly in the military, flying privately for Sir Richard Branson and former president Bill Clinton, he then got involved in the business side of aviation, when he founded Directional Aviation. (Today he is founder and principal of Directional Aviation.) Ricci stepped onto the private aviation scene in the […]

Superyacht Designer Espen Oeino on Building with Purpose

By Samantha Coles

One of the most revered superyacht designers in the industry, Espen Oeino, speaks to Samantha Coles about how the yachting landscape is evolving and celebrating his eponymous firm’s 50th delivery. Speaking from his office in Monaco, Espen Oeino is remarkably charming and affable despite having just arrived back from a whistle-stop trip to New York — he was there for […]

Inside the Brand New Gulfstream G700 Jet

By Alex Martin

Gulfstream Aerospace has thrown down the gauntlet in the battle of ultralong-range business jets with the introduction of its new flagship model, the G700. The G700 was revealed on the eve of the National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas on what proved to be a historical night for the private aviation industry. The $75million jet has […]

VistaJet Reveals Bombardier Global 7500 Fleet

By Alex Martin

VistaJet has become the first private aviation company to introduce a commercial fleet of Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft, the largest and longest-range business jet in the world. The state-of-the-art jet has set new industry standards in a number of different areas since its official launch earlier this year. It is the longest in its class at just over 54ft; it […]

Inside the David Brown Automotive Speedback Silverstone

By Alexandra Cheney

Performance-led grand tourer meets continental cruiser in the Speedback Silverstone Edition, a bespoke automobile from David Brown Automotive, a Silverstone, England-based small-batch manufacturer. Employing the original chassis, transmission and suspension from a Jaguar XKR, Brown Automotive then custom-builds the aluminum body to house the 601 hp, 5.0 liter supercharged V8 vehicle. With its sleek, extended side skirts, enlarged side vents […]

The Record-breaking Bombardier Global 7500 Takes Flight

By Emma Reynolds

To date, Bombardier’s Global 7500 aircraft has the most superlatives of any business-class jet: At just over 54ft, it is the longest; it is the industry’s only purpose-built jet with four fully customizable living spaces, making it the largest; and, perhaps most important, it’s the fastest, reaching speeds up to 710mph with a range up to 7,700nm. The jet broke […]

Getting to Know Jetcraft Chairman Jahid Fazal-Karim

By Alex Martin

Jetcraft has experienced exponential growth over the past 10 years. The company holds a unique position between the traditional broker and the manufacturer. A large portion of the company’s success is down to its focus on preowned jets, where demand has grown far quicker than forecast. Chairman of the Board Jahid Fazal-Karim speaks exclusively to Elite Traveler about his passion […]

JetSuite President Stephanie Chung on Evolving Leadership

By Elite Traveler

JetSuite is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. As president of the charter company, Stephanie Chung is using this milestone to re-evaluate every aspect of the business and ensure longevity with future generations. Let’s face it: There’s no shortage of negative stereotypes about millennials in the workplace. They’re viewed as wanting to advance at light speed to the corner office and to […]