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Aircraft – Heavy Jets – Global 5000 Jet Charter …

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013



Global 5000


Global 5000 Private Charter Jet


Global 5000 Private Charter Jet

  • The Global 5000 executive jet is the slightly smaller sibling of the world beating Global Express XRS. It is nevertheless impressive in all respects.
  • The performance allows trans and intercontinental flight with ease and yet it retains the versatility to use relatively small airfields. The luxury cabin has two bathrooms and a semi separate lounge/bedroom.


If you have any questions about this aircraft or to discuss your charter requirements please call a Flight Manager on +44 (0)1202 375 444

Airbus corporate jet is exhibited in Australia for first time

Friday, March 15th, 2013


Airbus corporate jet 


An Airbus corporate jet is being exhibited in Australia for the first time, giving potential customers the opportunity to experience the widest and tallest cabin of any business jet.

The Airbus ACJ319  is being shown at the Australian International Airshow from 26th to 28th February. Its cabin is furnished like an upmarket office and home, with workspaces, lounge areas, bedrooms and bathrooms that capitalise on the unequalled comfort and space that Airbus corporate jets offer.

“When it comes to business jets it’s the cabin that counts, because the more you fly the more important comfort becomes, and Airbus corporate jets are the ultimate in comfort,” comments Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers, John Leahy.

Airbus corporate jets are derived from the world’s most modern airliner family, giving them excellent efficiency and robust reliability, as well as making them an interesting investment of proven value. They have won more than 170 sales, and are flying on every continent, including Antarctica.

Business jet customers comprise companies, individuals and governments, and Airbus corporate jets are available to meet the needs of all of them. The Airbus corporate jet family ranges from the ACJ318 all the way up to the ACJ380, allowing customers to gain the comfort that they want in the size that they need.

So whether customers want to conduct business with colleagues while travelling, to fly friends and family on vacation, or to transport a government delegation abroad, Airbus corporate jets are unmatched in what they offer.

Unlike traditional business jets, Airbus corporate jets can also carry larger groups – such as an entire government delegation – as well as providing more room on board.

Airbus corporate jet customers in Asia-Pacific include Australian company Skytraders, which flies an Airbus ACJ319 on charter flights, including the ferrying of scientists and their equipment to and from Antarctica.


Press release issued by Airbus Corporate Jets. February 11, 2013

NBAA welcomes global emissions proposals

Monday, March 4th, 2013


Global Emissions Proposals


The National Business Aviation Association has welcomed global moves toward new standards to limit aircraft carbon emissions and continue the process of reducing noise levels.

The International Civil Aviation Organisation-led Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP), following three years of deliberation, has recommended a metric and standards on carbon dioxide emissions, and for reducing noise levels emitted by aircraft between now and 2020.

“These accomplishments highlight a spirit of global co-operation among nations when it comes to aviation policy making,” says NBAA president Ed Bolen of the proposals. Our association, along with the International Business Aviation Council and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, worked diligently to create standards that are technically and economically feasible, as well as environmentally beneficial, he adds.

In a veiled reference to European proposals for a compulsory unilateral carbon trading system for business aircraft, Bolen says: “Carbon emissions by aircraft are difficult to measure consistently across a wide range of business aircraft types because a single power plant can behave differently when used in different aircraft configurations.”

During the past three years, a committee on aviation environmental protection working group, including representatives from the business aviation communities in the US and Europe, worked diligently to create a metric by which all aircraft carbon emissions can be measured, and a standard by which that metric can be used, he adds. “This represents a milestone.”

Bolen maintains that the global ICAO system has credibility, and will enable the business aviation community “to standardise and measure emissions reductions, as part of the industry’s overall goal of significantly lowering aircraft emissions by the year 2050″.

The new standard calls for a seven-decibel reduction (-7epndb) in noise generated by aircraft larger than 55t built after 2017, and a similar reduction in noise generated by smaller aircraft built after 2020.

Bolen welcomes a proposed concession to help the business aviation community achieve the new targets, explaining: “The working group realised that a seven-decibel reduction would be more difficult to achieve for manufacturers of smaller aircraft, and that more time would be needed for compliance. So they have three more years for research, development and testing, to ensure they can meet the standard while maintaining the high levels of quality that are the hallmarks of the general aviation industry.”

The CAEP recommendations will be reviewed by the ICAO council in the second quarter, and taken up for approval by the ICAO general assembly later this year.