Embraer SA seeks new deal sweetners as it loses out on a $1.85 billion regional-jet order from Delta Air Lines Inc. to Bombardier. Embraer and Montreal-based Bombardier’s regional-jet dominance is so pronounced that winning new business can pivot on planemaker tactics such as offering long-term maintenance or pledging to repurchase used planes.
- French combat planes and business jets maker, Dassault Aviation SA (AM), has named Eric Trappier to succeed Charles Edelstenne as chief executive officer as the company fights to win its first export order for the Rafale. First job for the new CEO will be to get the India deal signed and restore confidence in the United Arab Emirates.
- Hong Kong business aviation is soaring as the Chinese economy booms. The Chinese economy has identified aviation as a potential economic driver and is tapping on it.
- NetJets updates fleet with $17.6 billion in Luxury jets
- There is a craving for global range aircraft as many CEOs seek jets that fly as far as from New York to Shanghai and cruise just under the speed of sound.
The Future is Bright For Business Aviation
With the recent Global aircraft order by VistaJet, one can safely say that the future is bright for business aviation.
VistaJet ‘s order comprises of:
* 25 Global 5000
* 25 Global 6000
* 6 Global 8000
With options for a further
* 40 Global 5000
* 40 Global 6000
* 6 Global 8000 jets.
The new aircraft will directly service growth markets (including Russia, China, all of the Middle East and all of Africa) connecting them to the rest of the globe as well as serving the East and West coast of United States for their intercontinental travel needs.
Thomas Flohr, Founder and Chairman of VistaJet has seen the company grow from strength to strength since their first flight in 2004. On creating VistaJet, he said that he wanted to change private aviation so that people like you and I could get the best experience in the air; so, for this order, he proudly saw it as the most significant milestone for VistaJet while serving as a testimony to their successful strategy that focuses on global coverage.
Why use Business Jet?
Private aviation is what we call productivity travel. When time is acutely limited and absolutely valuable, there are genuinely efficient and productive ways to travel. Today’s markets favour the slow but rewards the quick so why let your competitor win another one over you? With business jets, on-the-road costs such as hotels, meals, airport parking, rental cars and taxis can be minimized by efficient, shorter itineraries. Add the privacy and quietness (no competitors watching or listening) available to business aircraft passengers, a lack of interruptions (no strangers or crying babies aboard), the availability of club seating and tables (to spread out, share, work), and access to office equipment, the office- like environment on business environment can facilitate unusually high levels of collaboration and productivity.
Business aviation relates to the services where travellers use private aircraft like helicopters and business jets instead of flying commercial.
Business aviation is vital to the national economic interest, generating over a million jobs, providing a lifeline to communities with little or no airline service, helping thousands of businesses of all sizes to be more productive and efficient, and providing emergency and humanitarian services to people in need. According to a recent survey commissioned by the No Plane No Gain campaign, employees use their time onboard company aircraft more effectively and productively than when they are on airline flights. Some passengers even estimate that they are more productive on the company aircraft than they are in the office because of fewer distractions. To learn more about the many ways business aviation benefits the national economic and transportation systems, visit NoPlaneNoGain.org.
When hiring a private aircraft or booking a business jet, please note the following safety approvals:
Most flights that involve a passenger making some form of payment* should be operated by companies that hold an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) which is granted by the operator’s national aviation authority – in the UK, the CAA. This is an approval that is granted to show that the company meets the high levels of safety required.
Flights that require an AOC include:
• Scheduled and charter airline flights
• A businessman paying to be flown in a light aircraft to get to a meeting
• Paying for a helicopter flight to motor racing or horse racing events
• Where the passenger pays for a flight in an ex-military or historic aircraft
• A pleasure flight at an air display or other event
• Payment to be carried as a passenger on another person’s flying lesson
• A flight in a balloon where a payment is made or voucher purchased.
* Exceptions to this rule include trial lessons at flying schools, unless payment has been made for the carriage of a passenger; some charitable flights and a limited number of private pilots sharing the cost of a flight.