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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 […]

Embraer Executive Jets Unveils New Phenom 300E Interiors

By Lauren Hill

It was at this year’s NBAA conference in Las Vegas—as the business aviation event celebrated its 70th year—that Embraer Executive Jets unveiled the latest innovations to its Phenom 300 light jet through brand new interior design. Already named the world’s best-selling business jet for the last four years having been designed around direct input from Embraer’s customers, the Phenom 300 […]

Ole Sivertsen on New Luxury Brand, PRIVA by Global Eagle

During the Monaco Yacht Show we sat down with Global Eagle’s Senior Vice President of Maritime Ole Sivertsen to talk about their newly established luxury brand, PRIVA by Global Eagle. Established in order to bring the at-home experience to customers whether on land at their private villa or island, at sea on their yacht, or in the air on board their private […]

High Tech: Embraer Executive Jets

By Lauren Hill

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. The interior of an aircraft should show the detail of the owner’s life story, according to Embraer’s vice president of interior design, Jay Beever. He tells us how optimum comfort calls for innovative design and the latest technology. “Every single aircraft we make is unique,” he says. “Each customer’s […]

Bob Seidel of Alerion Aviation on Future Trends

By Lauren Hill

Private jet provider Alerion Aviation facilitates an exceptional level of travel in all corners of the world, while striving to keep ahead of the latest innovations and changing expectations. The company’s CEO Bob Seidel talks to us about the evolution of private aviation and what trends we can expect to see going forward. How do you feel private aviation has […]

How to Choose a Private Jet Card

By Olivia Cuccaro

For many private jet travelers, deciding on a jet card can be a difficult decision, eventually coming down to word-of-mouth recommendations or hours spent researching online. With more ways to fly privately than ever before, a need has arisen for a simpler platform that analyzes existing programs, saving private jet travelers the most precious resource of all: time. Enter founder […]

NICHOLAS AIR: Fly Like You Own It

NICHOLAS AIR stands committed to providing members with exceptional service, reliability, flexibility, and convenience. As a member, you will quickly discover their staff is your staff. NICHOLAS AIR maintains a fleet with an average age under five years and serves members across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Caribbean. Their innovative approach to private aviation presents four flexible options for membership –Jet […]

Passenger Drone Launches State-of-the-Art Manned Aircraft

By Lauren Jade Hill Said to be the developer behind the world’s most advanced autonomous manned flying vehicles, Passenger Drone is on a mission to making self flying manned drones available to everyone. The latest step in this pursuit is the launch of the developer’s state-of-the-art two-seat electric manned aircraft. Around the size of a small car, Passenger Drone has […]

Passenger Drone

Flying Home: A Jet Interior by Winch Design

By Samantha Coles This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Winch Design, already established as master interior designers in the superyacht world (and having won a number of major awards), have recently created a stunning new Boeing BBJ for an international businessman (who wishes to remain anonymous) and experienced owner of a VIP aircraft fleet. The […]