• Bombardier's next-gen business class seat for the private jet-set

    There's plenty to be said for flying on a private jet, but Bombardier reckons that the seats themselves have plenty of room for improvement – so here is how the Canadian company plans to bring those business class seats up to spec. Christened the Nuage – the French word for 'c...

    POSTED 7 Jun, 2018 4 Comments

  • Inside the new HondaJet Elite private jet

    Honda's second-gen HondaJet Elite broke cover at this week's EBACE European business aviation expo in Geneva, which is a magnet for the maker and buyers of private jets – and the VIP ride has plenty to prise wallets wide open. The Japanese company has boosted the Elite's range to 2,660 k...

    POSTED 30 May, 2018 3 Comments

  • Airbus debuts new Airbus A330, A350 private jet cabin

    For those times when merely flying first class won’t do, Airbus Corporate Jets can now outfit your own private Airbus A330-800, A330-900 or Airbus A350 with its new Harmony cabin, designed specifically for ultra-long flights. Passengers boarding the aircraft are greeted by an entry lobby w...

    POSTED 29 May, 2018 2 Comments

  • Dassault unveils Falcon 6X luxury business jet

    Dassault Aviation announced plans for a new long-range business jet on Wednesday, renewing a battle with Gulfstream at the top end of the market as demand for the ultimate status symbol recovers from a prolonged recession. The new Falcon 6X plane will be able to fly from London to Los Angeles an...

    POSTED 1 Mar, 2018 0 Comments

  • Gulfstream sees China's billionaires driving demand for private jets

    Gulfstream is counting on China’s freshly minted billionaires and businesses to boost sales as the maker of private jets taps new customers with bigger models that can fly farther. The demand in China is primarily for large cabin aircraft “that will allow Chinese companies to fly non...

    POSTED 6 Feb, 2018 1 Comment

  • Aerion's AS2 supersonic private business jet gets a boost

    Aerion's plans to launch a supersonic business jet could pick up speed following a joint venture with Lockheed Martin to build the a private jet that flies faster than the speed of sound. It’s the first time Aerion, backed by Texas billionaire Robert Bass, has sought outside financi...

    POSTED 18 Dec, 2017 0 Comments

  • JetBlue founder launches private jet commuter service

    David Neeleman, the founder of JetBlue Airways, registered a new aviation business this summer in Connecticut, sparking immediate speculation in the airline industry that he might be starting a new U.S. airline. He is – sort of. Neeleman, 57, is joining a plan to launch a charter air ente...

    POSTED 30 Aug, 2017 1 Comment

  • Singapore Airlines' old Airbus A380s to become private VIP jets?

    Singapore Airlines' oldest Airbus A380s could be turned into the world's newest and arguably the ultimate private aircraft: a double-decker jet for the VIP set. The Singaporean flag-carrier will retire its first five A380s from October this year, to be replaced by five factory-fresh superjumbos ...

    POSTED 24 May, 2017 1 Comment

  • Airbus rolls out new private jets with lush Pagani cabins

    What's the fun in springing for a VIP jet if it's got the same boring interiors as everybody else's private ride? This is more of what you want: a slick envy-inducing cabin crafted by the makers of Italian supercar Atelier Pagani Automobili. Dubbed the Infinito, this showstopper is available ...

    POSTED 23 May, 2017 3 Comments

  • Boeing private jets to get massive panoramic windows

    Everybody loves the view from an airplane window, and soon there'll be a window to make the most of that vista. It's the SkyView Panoramic Window, designed for Boeing's Business Jet family – so now you've got another option to consider when ordering your next private jet. At 138cm (54.5")...

    POSTED 30 Mar, 2017 10 Comments

  • Melbourne Airport's private VIP jet terminal to open in 2018

    Melbourne Airport will soon have its own VIP terminal dedicated to the highest of high-flyers including celebrities, rock bands, cashed-up 'whales' bound for Crown Casino and others belonging to the private jet set. The curfew-free Melbourne Jet Base, set to open in the later half of 2018, is al...

    POSTED 16 Feb, 2017 0 Comments

  • Photos: Inside a Boeing 787 private VIP jet

    Why settle for a pint-sized private jet when you can have one of the world's most advanced commercial jetliners parked in your hangar? That's clearly the philosophy of one very well-heeled flyer who has bought a Boeing 787 as his (or her) private jet.  It's a bespoke version of the Dream...

    POSTED 28 Dec, 2016 22 Comments

  • Airbus unveils A320neo 'Melody' private jet concept

    Take the very latest Airbus single-aisle jet, the A320neo – add many, many millions of dollars and a dollops of designer vision – and you’ll be the coolest mogul at the private jet parking lot. Meet Melody, a cabin concept for what’s officially badged as the ACJ320neo. Th...

    POSTED 15 Dec, 2016 2 Comments

  • Inside Lufthansa's VIP Airbus A350 private jet (with its own spa)

    Here's a Christmas gift for person with everything: a private jet. And not just any private jet, but a bespoke VIP version of the advanced Airbus A350, created by the customisation gurus at Lufthansa Technik. We've previously shared Lufthansa Technik's sleek sky-high styling on a joint project w...

    POSTED 8 Dec, 2016 0 Comments

  • Photos: Inside Crystal Cruises' luxury Boeing 777 private jet

    When a luxury cruise line decides to launch its own airline, you know it won't be business as usual – or even businessclass as usual, for that matter. Instead, Crystal Cruises aims to replicate the luxury cruise ship experience at 30,000 feet on board two private Boeing jets designed ...

    POSTED 22 Sep, 2016 1 Comment

  • Photos: Apple, Qantas designer Marc Newson's private Boeing jet

    If you're going to plonk down the mega-dollars for a private jet, why settle for an off-the-rack interior when you can have one of the world's foremost designers create a bespoke cabin? Marc Newson – best known among the flying fraternity for his work on the Qantas Airbus A380, and now hel...

    POSTED 30 May, 2016 10 Comments

  • Discover Lufthansa's Private Jet service

    Whether you're simply bouncing across Europe or making the longer trek from Asia – or even Australia on one of Lufthansa's Star Alliance partners – the Lufthansa Private Jet service makes a lot of sense and can even help keep your business travel budget in check. This article is...

    POSTED 9 Oct, 2015 0 Comments

  • Photos: inside the 'Emirates Executive' Airbus A319 private jet

    Private suites with closing doors, shower spas with deluxe amenities and an on-board cocktail bar and lounge: three things you'll find on Emirates' flagship Airbus A380s, but which you can have all to yourself on the Emirates Executive Airbus A319 private jet. The first thing you'll see on board...

    POSTED 29 Jun, 2015 8 Comments

  • Lufthansa, Mercedes-Benz design luxury private jet cabin

    Mercedes-Benz and Lufthansa Technik are giving the private jet a luxe make-over, and we like what we see! The two German marques teamed to create a new take on VIP jet cabins that's as innovative as it is beguiling. The project showcases Mercedes-Benz's typically strong emphasis on ...

    POSTED 21 May, 2015 5 Comments

  • Airbus launches A319neo, A320neo corporate jets

    In the market for a new private jet? If you can hang out until 2018 the Airbus ACJ320neo could be just the ticket. That's the delivery schedule for the first ACJ320neo, which will seat 19-25 passengers for an 11,000km ride, with the smaller ACJ319neo providing room for eight well-heele...

    POSTED 20 May, 2015 0 Comments

  • Lufthansa develops fireplace for VIP jets

    That fully-stocked bar or jacuzzi in your private jet just became passé and passed-over. The next new thing is a fireplace. It's not a real fireplace, of course, so you can put away thoughts of those freshly roasting marshmallows. Designed by the boffins at Lufthansa Technik, this is '...

    POSTED 19 May, 2015 0 Comments

  • Photos: inside the private Airbus A380 Flying Palace

    When flying in first class becomes a bore and a regular private jet doesn’t cut the mustard, look no further than a fully-customised Airbus A380 ‘Flying Palace’. From a private entrance by elevator to bypass the aerobridges and ‘regular’ folk in the airport terminal...

    POSTED 18 Nov, 2014 13 Comments

  • Airbus turns the A330 into a luxe VIP jet

    There's no pleasing some people. It's not enough that billionaires can fly in private jets – now they want those VIP jets to be bigger on the inside, according to Airbus. Exhibit A: the Airbus ACJ330 Summit business jet, which turns a regular A330-200 into something a little more excl...

    POSTED 21 Oct, 2014 8 Comments

  • Inside Gulfstream's new $55 million private jets

    Gulfstream's new G500 and G600 private jets let you say goodbye to inconvenient schedules, boarding queues and having to put up with other passengers. You'll also be bidding farewell to around $55 million dollars, depending on which plane takes your fancy. The two superjets have extra-wide ca...

    POSTED 16 Oct, 2014 3 Comments

  • Airbus maps billionaire buying habits in VIP private jet market

    IN BRIEF | Airbus has revealed details of an extensive report into 'billionaire buying habits' as the company seeks to further tap the rich vein of potential VIP jet customers. We've got the full report available for download, but here are some key take-outs. One of the findings is that when ...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2014 3 Comments

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