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Portside: The Software Solution for Jet Owners

By Theodora Halstead

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. If you have ever wondered if your jet is efficient enough, or if you are overspending on fuel or maintenance, you’re not alone. Now, Portside is entering the market, billing itself as a CFO for your aircraft and offering a data-driven solution. Its sophisticated software has already earned it […]

Anthony Tivnan on the Past 10 Years of Private Aviation

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Magellan Jets’ co-founder and CEO examines the trends that the private jet market has experienced over the past decade, and looks to the future as the industry shifts to attract and retain new customers. It’s hard to imagine, looking back 10 years from today, that the US was on […]

Reach for the Stars: the Importance Aircraft Lighting

By Theodora Halstead

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Rockwell Collins’s shortlisted entry in the Crystal Cabin awards, the Secant Luminous Panel, is a micro-LED lighting display that is designed to be incorporated into the interior panels of an aircraft. This captivating display can be customized at the touch of a button, but, as Stephen Scover, vice president […]

Take a Private Seaplane to The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe This Summer

By Emma Reynolds

Skip hours worth of traffic and opt for a flight to Lake Tahoe, northern California’s most coveted mountain escape and resort town, via private seaplane from Sausalito. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe just announced a partnership starting this month with Blackbird Air, San Francisco’s technology-driven airline to provide you a more luxurious (and quicker) alternative so you can spend more time […]

First Flight: Inside the PC-24

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Just after takeoff, as we are thrust back into our seats and Pilatus’s PC-24 rapidly ascends at a somewhat worrying angle, PlaneSense’s CEO George Antoniadis exclaims that it took us just 1,000ft, judging from the runway markings, to become airborne. This, he tells me, is why he added a […]

Private Jet Interiors: Three Stylish Rug Designs

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Tai Ping The Scenematic collection, conceived in collaboration with esteemed interior designer André Fu, draws on the urban landscape of the world’s major cities to create expressive carpet designs. Our favorite, Diagonal Lights I (pictured), brings to mind an illuminated city skyline at dusk. All jet designs are custom […]

Aviation Trend: The Wide-Body Aircraft

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. The business-aviation trend favoring pricey long-range, wide-body aircraft—allowing those who spend long stretches of time flying between meetings to use that time to conduct business in the air—is continuing to grow with no signs of abating. A recent market study by broker/dealer Jetcraft forecasts 8,349 jet deliveries valued at […]

Acura and HondaJet Team Up for High-Octane Experience

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. In an unassuming building in Marysville, Ohio, you’ll find a marvel of modern technology: the Performance Manufacturing Center, a pristine, almost-too-quiet factory where dedicated employees build the only American supercar using state-of-the-art technology. Sure, a Japanese company, Honda, owns the plant, but the Acura NSX was designed, developed and […]

Airbus Helicopters Develops High-Speed Rotorcraft

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Billed as the future of high-speed rotorcraft, Airbus Helicopters has developed a compound helicopter concept that is optimized for a cruising speed of approximately 250mph. The concept, named Racer, uses a main rotor for lift and basic flight mode, two lateral pusher rotors that generate thrust for forward flight […]

Air Partner Announces New JetCard Benefits

By Lauren Hill

When Air Partner created the JetCard over 13 years ago it became one of the first companies to offer a private jet membership. Now considered a leading jet membership program, JetCard is celebrated for its flexibility, level of customer service and expertise. To extend the benefits provided, the aviation company have added new enhancements to the product, including new gourmet […]