Flying

March 1, 2012
Vinit Phatak, CEO of Invision, which is launching an air charter service in India
Invision Air has launched a charter service in India, using a pair of Embraer Phenom 100 very light jets. The company says it has four more Phenom 100s on order as well as six Phenom 300 light jets, the first of which is to be delivered in the middle of this year.
February 24, 2012
Travel Search Site Hipmunk.com
You can now price and book Linear Air charter flights via online travel site Hipmunk.com.
February 17, 2012
Falcon 2000S cabin
Dassault Falcon Jet unveiled the BMW Group Designworks cabin for its new Falcon 2000S at the Singapore Airshow this week.
February 15, 2012
NetJets aircraft
NetJets Europe has introduced the continent’s first direct financing product for fractional-jet-share buyers, providing them with rates that it says are comparable to those offered by major financial institutions. NetJets Europe Direct Finance, which the company said will “bridge the gap between lease and acquisition,” requires customers to provide a 25 percent down payment.
February 15, 2012
Learjet 60XR
Until April 30, fractional provider Flexjet is offering free fuel to share purchasers. Customers buying a 1/16th share in a Learjet will be credited with the fuel needed for 12 hours of flying, while those purchasing a 1/16th share in a Challenger will receive a fuel credit good for 25 hours of flying.
February 15, 2012
Terminal A at Moscow Sheremetievo Airport
Moscow Sheremetievo Airport’s new Terminal A–a dedicated, 29,000-square-foot business jet facility, incorporates departure and arrival halls, VIP lounges, a duty-free shop, a conference room and a bar. A 161,500-square-foot hangar and nearly 248,000 square feet of ramp space adjoin the terminal.
February 8, 2012
CitationAir Ceases Sales of Fractional Jet Shares
Cessna's CitationAir has stopped selling fractional shares as well as memberships in its Jet Access program and has ceased renewals for current customers. The Connecticut-based company–which is refocusing efforts on its jet card and jet management businesses–will honor existing fractional and Jet Access contracts until they expire.
February 7, 2012
HeliFlite Announces Promotion for Card Program
Throughout February, helicopter-services company HeliFlite is offering a "Half HeliCard" (12.5 hours) as an introduction to its 25-hour HeliCard program. The Newark, N.J.-based company operates within a 250-mile radius of New York City and services the Northeast from Maryland to Maine. The new card requires no long-term commitment.
February 7, 2012
Jackie Chan Takes Delivery of Legacy 650
The Chinese Year of the Dragon is off to an auspicious beginning, at least for actor, martial artist, director and producer Jackie Chan. Chan took delivery of his custom-designed Embraer Legacy 650 on February 3. The aircraft, which is adorned with dragons and Chan's logo emblazoned on the tail, is the first Legacy 650 to be delivered in China.
February 7, 2012
NBAA Gives Super Bowl Operations High Marks
The National Business Aviation Association has commended FAA officials for coordinating with aviation-industry stakeholders to ensure that Super Bowl-related flights on February 6 encountered a minimum of delays. According to the NBAA, the key to a major event like this is preplanning.

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