When it comes to outfitting a new airplane or refurbishing an old one, technology almost invariably tops the list of customer concerns. And no wonder: Innovation is happening at a faster clip than ever before, and buyers now face a dazzling array of choices.
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August 8, 2012
April 2, 2012
A year ago–or three or five, for that matter–it seemed as if private aircraft already offered just about every imaginable onboard luxury. Nevertheless, designers keep stretching their imaginations and, year after year, they deliver new products that can make your flights even more enjoyable than before.
March 26, 2012
中文内容请参看下面的PDF文件 The completion or refurbishment of a modern business jet refers to the process by which the cabin interior is finished or reworked. It is a complex project requiring specialized skills and artistic talent. Here are 10 tips to help you find the right experts and get the ball rolling.
January 26, 2012
Martha Stewart is now flying charter through Farmingdale, N.Y.-based Talon Air and she appears in a lengthy video featured on the private aviation services' company website. Stewart created breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes that will be prepared by Talon Air chefs and served onboard with recommended wine pairings.
January 12, 2012
Chef in the Sky, a new service from London-based caterer Alison Price On Air, provides personal chefs aboard business jet flights. Customers can choose from a preselected menu with paired wines or design their own multicourse feasts.
December 8, 2011
U.S. aircraft services company Duncan Aviation is providing customers with two new resources that show how to economize on interior aircraft refurbishments.
November 30, 2011
Let's face it: Some business jet interiors are about as exciting as a bowl of cold oatmeal. But in recent years, the situation has been changing, thanks partly to entre into the field of independent cabin designers who had previously occupied themselves with homes and yachts.
August 1, 2011
Business meetings these days often seem to have as much to do with technology as with human interaction. Out come the BlackBerries, iPhones, iPads and laptops. Before the gavel even drops, there is a flurry of flying fingers as attendees make Internet connections and check e-mails and text messages.
August 1, 2011
For some business jet buyers, money isn't a consideration. Such buyers can focus on completing or refurbishing a cabin to reflect their tastes and lifestyle and needn't worry much about what others will think of it. That group should now turn to the next story.
July 1, 2011
Not long ago, a chief pilot would be assigned the job of managing the cabin completion of a new aircraft or riding herd on the refurbishment of a used one. Those days are fast becoming a memory, gone the way of wooden propellers, fabric-covered wings and open cockpits.
“You’re absolutely right—and you can’t stand up in your [expletive] Rolls-Royce, either.”
-William Lear, in the early '60s, replying to a man who complained that he couldn't stand up in the original Lear Jet
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