Failed Red Bull Plane Swap Stunt Investigated by FAA

Failed Red Bull Plane Swap Stunt Investigated by FAA

May 18, 2022

In April, 2022, the energy drink company Red Bull sponsored a stunt called the Red Bull Plane Swap in which two pilots would attempt to switch planes in mid-air by sky diving to one another’s planes. The stunt was streamed live on Hulu. The stunt did not go to plan, however, and while both pilots …

FAA Strives to Mitigate Noise Impact During Modernization of National Air Traffic Control System

FAA Strives to Mitigate Noise Impact During Modernization of National Air Traffic Control System

April 21, 2022

The FAA is in the process of modernizing the national air traffic control system and, while doing so, has found that many of the most efficient flight paths are ones that also cause a high amount of noise for the residents who live along those flight paths. Because of this, the FAA had to contend …

Airbus Unveils an All-Electric, Remotely Piloted Aircraft

Airbus Unveils an All-Electric, Remotely Piloted Aircraft

December 16, 2021

NextGen, a new remotely piloted aircraft, was announced by Airbus in late 2021. This fledgling design aims to fill the market gap of short trips in urban areas. Airbus Introduces New Multicopter Concept The CityAirbus NextGen is, in the simplest terms, an autonomous flying taxi. While this project has been in production for several years, …

Collins Aerospace Introduces Secant Luminous Panel for Aircraft Ceilings

Collins Aerospace Introduces Secant Luminous Panel for Aircraft Ceilings

November 8, 2021

If you own a private jet, chances are you spend a significant number of hours in it each year. This means you want to be comfortable in your aircraft’s cabin. Luckily, Collins Aerospace has introduced a luminous ceiling projection to make the perfect custom touches to your aircraft for a more personalized and immersive cabin …

Honeywell and Wood Set to Launch a Technology to Aid in Making Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Honeywell and Wood Set to Launch a Technology to Aid in Making Sustainable Aviation Fuel

October 1, 2021

Honeywell International Inc and Wood have announced the launch of a technology that will help companies reduce carbon intensity during sustainable aviation fuel production. This has coincided with an announcement from the White House that it is targeting 20% lower aviation emissions by the year 2030. Production targets The existing production of sustainable aviation fuel …

Bombardier Reveals Launch of Certified Pre-Owned Program—Giving Buyers a Like-New Experience

Bombardier Reveals Launch of Certified Pre-Owned Program—Giving Buyers a Like-New Experience

August 31, 2021

On July 6, 2021, Bombardier announced the launch of the Bombardier Certified Pre-Owned Aircraft Program. The new program provides a like-new buying experience with a one-year warranty, careful inspection, and quality updates among other benefits. This move was made to enhance the pre-owned market experience and likely to pull in customers to work directly with …

New Report Claims: “Party Time for Bizjets”

New Report Claims: “Party Time for Bizjets”

July 21, 2021

Titled “Bizjet Party Time is Now”, a recent report compiled by analysts at investment bank Cowen bears good news for the future of private aviation. Overall, the analysis foresees a continuation of a thriving market for business jets. Boosters for industry success include a combination of factors: new concerns about Covid-19, a strong stock market, …

First Flight of the Falcon 6X

First Flight of the Falcon 6X

May 26, 2021

After a stagnant year for new private jet models, aviation enthusiasts were ecstatic at the launch of Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 6X in December last year. Six months later, our excitement has not faltered after the company’s special announcement into the first quarter of 2021. On March 10, Dassault Falcon 6X completed its first flight from …

Wheels Up Goes Public in a $2.1 Billion Deal

Wheels Up Goes Public in a $2.1 Billion Deal

May 5, 2021

Wheels Up, the second largest provider of for-hire private aircraft has announced a final agreement to become publicly traded. Under the terms of the deal, Wheels Up will merge with Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp, a special purpose acquisition company. The deal values Wheels Up at over $2 billion, which is more than twice the company’s …

2021: Private Jet Key Market Trends

2021: Private Jet Key Market Trends

April 25, 2021

2020. The notorious year of lockdowns, masks, and social distancing. When COVID-19 became an unavoidable reality last year, we watched our world essentially shut down. Every aspect of daily life changed as thriving businesses, restaurants, universities, schools, and movie theatres all closed to curb the spread. Inevitably, the global pandemic has changed private aviation in …