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Flexjet Introduces Gulfstream G650 to its Fleet

By Olivia Cuccaro Friday marked an important occasion in Cleveland as Elite Traveler stood alongside members of the press and Flexjet employees to watch the stunning Gulfstream G650 land at Flexjet’s corporate headquarters. As Gulfstream’s exclusive North American partner for fractional ownership, the company unveiled the newest member of its private aircraft collection, and after being on board we can […]

Airbus Corporate Jets and Pagani Automobili Join Forces

By Samantha Coles This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Announced at this year’s EBACE show in Geneva, Airbus Corporate Jets and Italian supercar atelier Pagani Automobili have joined forces to create an exciting new cabin design. Created especially for the ACJ319neo jet, the cabin design has been named Infinito due to the intriguing sky ceiling—passengers […]

Three Reasons to Love being a SkyAngel

By Founder and CEO of SkyAngels, Steffany Kisling When I got into this career as a Corporate Flight Attendant ten years ago I had no idea I would fall in love with it. I got into the industry with one goal in mind; to start a business so I would never have a boss again. I couldn’t stand the confinement. […]

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 […]