For about five minutes after the collapse of the global economy in 2008, the public’s anger was focused enough to cause a temporary cutback in the abuse of corporate jet perks by rich executives. Clearly, those days are over.
Meet the Aerion AS2. It’s the first supersonic private jet in the world and it just got a 20-unit order from Flexjet, a private air company. It’s going to change the way some people (rich people!) fly because it can hit speeds of Mach 1.5 thus shaving down the hours needed to travel across the world. For example,…
What’s your car good for; 130 MPH? Maybe 150? Whatever, it’s pretty much all the same until you clear 1,000 and for $185,000, this fifty-year-old slab of Soviet metal will get you to the speed of sound. I mean as soon as you figure out how to fly it.
Rapper Lil Wayne (real name Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.) was kicked off a chartered private jet in Florida because he and his entourage completely ignored warnings from the pilot that smoking marijuana is most certainly not allowed onboard an aircraft. Yes, even when you’re a famous rapper.
Lockheed’s JetStar was the first dedicated business jet, entering service in 1961. It was a progenitor of a category that has come to symbolize power, luxury and success. Today, you can acquire a great looking JetStar II for just $895,000, but be wary of operating costs that could smother your skyward ambitions.
You don't see many three-engined planes flying around these days. Cargo airlines like FedEx and UPS still fly variations of the DC-10 and MD-11, but nobody is hauling passengers on them anymore. But one jet builder, Dassault is sill building 3-engined planes, in the form of unique and sexy business jets.
It would be fair to say that Embraer's line of ERJ regional jets is reviled among frequent travelers, for their small size and comfort levels. But at the opposite end of their product line, the Lineage 100 is a private jet that the company says "is like a house that flies at 41,000 feet."
Cessna's new Citation Latitude made its public debut here in Orlando this week at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention. First announced at the 2011 NBAA show, it's the newest jet from one of the most venerable names in aviation, and here's why you want one.
The CEO of France's Total Oil company, was killed in Moscow on Monday night, when his private jet hit a snowplow on the runway. The Russian operator of the snowplow was allegedly intoxicated.
Lil Wayne has been sued for more than a million dollars by Signature Group LLC of Miami, who says the rapper / sports agent / entrepreneur owes the company for missed payments, charges and fees on a leased Gulfstream jet.
If you're filthy rich and looking to charter a large private jet, you can bring a two-starred Michelin chef along to do your cooking. Privajet's Boeing Business Jet seats 18, sleeps 9, and promises some of the best meals upon which you'll ever dine.
If a classic college road trip tour with Junior sounds absolutely unbearable, or you dread the thought of all that wear-and-tear on the Land Rover, a private jet broker is offering customized college tours to take that terrible burden off your shoulders.
Dassault is calling the $45 million Falcon X the most advanced yet, and it's easy to see their point. It's fast, cheap, efficient, advanced, luxurious. Ignore all that. It has a freaking skylight! Why isn't this in every plane?
GM announced today they will close their air transportation service center at Detroit Metro Airport, sell four of their planes and transfer whatever plane/s they decide to keep to another operator in order to at least appear frugal.
George Clooney and Julia Roberts might want to look twice at the eco-tab they're running up before staring daggers at SUV owners. The celeb-watchers at TMZ have compiled a list of celebs well known for huffing recirculated methane — as they drive off in their Prii, or in Clooney's case, tearing around Hollywood in an…