Archive for November, 2010

US Charter Operator adds a second Phenom 100 to rapidly growing fleet

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010


A US private air charter operator located in Santa Barbara, California has added another brand new Phenom 100 to its air charter fleet. This new aircraft addition is based in the Santa Ana/San Diego area, complimenting the operator’s existing fleet of light jets based in California.

This new aircraft has a range of 1,000 nautical miles, four leather seats, 120V power outlets, and a fully enclosed lavatory. The fuel efficiency gives the aircraft a very attractive charter rate.

The Embraer Phenom 100 is a great charter airplane, and by adding a second Phenom 100 down in Southern California this will expand the service area.

New American Based Learjet 45 Available for Private Air Charter …

Monday, November 8th, 2010

A new Learjet 45 to the private air charter network is now online.  

The Lear 45 is a meticulously maintained 2002, which has had one Part 91 corporate owner. The combination of non-stop range to the east coast, eight captain chairs, an enclosed toilet and a large exterior baggage compartment makes the Lear 45 the perfect aircraft for today’s discerning client. 

The new hangar features all the comfort and amenities that business jet customers expect and need in today’s competitive environment.  Clients will be able to pull through a private gate directly to the aircraft door. Their car will be washed and stored in the private hangar, awaiting their return. 

Learjet 45 Information -

The Lear 45/45XR, a light charter jet, is produced by Learjet, Bombardier Aerospace Company, and is currently in production under the name Lear 45XR. With its two powerful Honeywell TFE731-20-BR engines, the Lear 45 has a tremendous range for private air charter of 1,969 nautical miles and reaches maximum speeds in excess of 460 mph. The Lear 45 can soar at an altitude of 51,000 feet, well over any inclement weather, and climb at a rate of 2,800 feet per minute. Dominating the super light category, the Lear 45XR has the longest range and the power to fly at faster speeds with more passengers than any other aircraft in its class. The super light Lear 45 and Lear 45XR offer private jet charter passengers a luxurious, spacious and comfortable cabin of almost 500 cubic feet of space, to maximize time and functionality.

Two Global 5000 business jets to fleet

Monday, November 1st, 2010

One of America’s leading private jet charter firms, announced at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention that it is adding two Global 5000 business jets to its fleet. The 16-seat Global 5000 will be based in Columbus, Ohio, while the 13-seat Global 5000 will be based in the New York City metropolitan area, at MacArthur Airport in Islip. 

At the NBAA show, the 13-seat Global 5000 was on static display at the Bombardier stand at DeKalb Peachtree Airport. The Bombardier Global 5000 is a super large business jet that is capable of flying directly from the United States to Europe at high speeds, close to 5,000 nautical miles (9,300 km) nonstop at Mach 0.80. The 16-seat Global 5000 has a 4,800- mile nonstop capability, while the 13-seat Global 5000 has a 5,200- mile nonstop capability, for longer trips.

New era draws closer: Spaceport dedicates runway

Monday, November 1st, 2010

In the not-too-distant future, U.S. astronauts could be boarding a commercial spacecraft at New Mexico’s Spaceport America on their way to the International Space Station.

Thrill seekers who want a taste of weightlessness would be in the group waiting to board. Students, the nation’s future astronauts, would send their science experiments up on the craft.

Virgin Galactic’s Sir Richard Branson is basing his fledgling commercial space travel business at the spaceport.

And he hopes it will accomplish all those things.

The first piece of that dream, a 10,000-foot-long runway, was dedicated Friday by state and national officials, including New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver.

“This is history,” Branson told a cheering crowd of about 600 invited guests and news reporters. “We’re making it right here.”