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Private Jet of the Day: Gulfstream G650

For those seeking an ultra-large-cabin, ultra-high-speed aircraft, look no further than the Gulfstream G650 business jet. With the ability to fly faster, longer and more comfortably than any other jet in its class, the G650 represents the gold standard in business aviation. The G650 has the ability to carry eight passengers on nonstop legs of 7,000 nautical miles. That means this Jet is capable of connecting New York with Dubai and London with Buenos Aires. 

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Private Jet of the Day: Challenger 350

Magellan Jets is proud to introduce the Challenger 350, the next step in Bombardier’s mid-size jet line. Upgraded from the successful G300, the G350 contains a new wing, larger windows, more powerful engines, and a redesigned interior.

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World’s Fastest Civilian Aircraft Revealed- The New Citation X

Cessna announced this week that the first updated production Citation X has emerged from the factory hangar in Wichita, Kansas. In 2010, Cessna announced plans for an update to the Citation X that would be called the Citation Ten, later deciding upon the “new Citation X” as the name for the updated model. They plan to reclaim their crown as the world’s fastest civilian aircraft with the “New Citation X”. “Speed is the reason for flight. It was true for Clyde Cessna in 1927, and it’s true today,” said Scott Ernest, Cessna CEO. “The Citation X is the perfect aircraft for customers wanting to move faster, be more efficient and get where they need to be more quickly than ever before.”

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Fly in Boeing’s New 747: Sleeps Eight Passengers in Style

Boeing has recently unveiled the first 747-8 Aeroloft®, complete with Greenpoint Technologies’ separate cabin for sleeping quarters fitting 8 passengers. This addition makes for an estimated 400 square feet larger interior than the Boeing Business Jet 747-8. The total space of the cabin is an impressive 5,179 square feet; even greater than the Airbus A380 – the largest passenger plane in the world!

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Gulfstream G280 Private Jet Earns Certification

Gulfstream announced yesterday that their newest Super-Midsizes offering, the G280, had received it’s type certification in the U.S. and Israel. The paves the way for them to begin full-scale production of the new jet.

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World’s First Private Jet Showroom Opens in London

The Jet Business, an aircraft broker, has opened the world’s first corporate aviation showroom for business jet aircraft in London’s Hyde Park Corner. This exclusive location is just the starting point. They have plans to open a store in the Chinese city of Beijing as well as another in New York City. The showroom is the brainchild of Steven Varsano who strongly advocates this user-friendly way of testing the product.

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G650 One Step Closer to Service

Private jet setters are another step closer to flying faster, higher and further than ever before as the G650 has reached another certification milestone. FAA test pilots have signed off on the elite aircraft’s fuel, hydraulic and fly-by-wire control systems in addition to other significant components. Gulfstream currently has four test planes in the G650 program which have accumulated 2,675 hours across 820 flights; the longest being 14 consecutive hours covering a distance of 7,000 nautical miles. What this means for the executive traveler is a new world of possibilities when it comes to private aviation. The G650’s capabilities will allow a group of 8 executives to wisp nonstop at 51,000 feet from New York to Tokyo; far beyond the altitude of any weather or airline traffic.

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Tech Tycoons Paul Allen and Burt Rutan Design the World’s Largest Aircraft

                                                                                                                                                               Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, has taken on Burt Rutan as his partner in his plan to design the world’s largest aircraft. Rutan is recently retired from Scaled Composites, the company he founded in Mojave, California. Allen is no stranger to the world of aviation – he was the funding behind the SpaceShipOne, the first privately funded manned rocket. His most recent endeavor is his company, Stratolaunch Systems. The objective for Stratolaunch is to deliver payloads (including people) to orbit Earth.

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Could this be the 797? Boeing Granted Bizarre Patent

Boeing was granted US patent Number 7,900,865 on March 8, 2011 for an incredibly unique and revolutionary type of aircraft. With a design the likes of which have never been seen in the commercial aircraft industry, Boeing may just be gearing up for the 797, the 737’s successor. The patent includes the following design features:

  • Canard elevators on the forward fuselage.
  • An elliptical wide body fuselage that could accommodate twin aisles.
  • Wings mounted at the 10 and 2 o’clock position on the rear fuselage.
  • Forward swept wings with a forward wing sweep of 15 to 19 degrees.
  • Engines mounted on pylons at the rear of the fuselage.
  • The rear fuselage and wings extended to form a horizontal stabilizer and elevator.
  • Two canted vertical stabilizers
  • Main landing gear contained in the rear fuselage
  • The design can accommodate high bypass turbofans, counter-rotating prop jets or turboprop engines.
  • Engine location above the fuselage and surrounded by vertical stabilizers to reduce engine noise.

The image below from Boeing’s patent application shows what the new aircraft could look like.

Strange, yes, but there are many design aspects which will enhance the passenger experience for travelers around the world. The placement of the engines is sure to create the quietest cabin in the skies, as well as the quietest aircraft to those on the ground. With wings in the rear of the aircraft, incredible views will be afforded to passengers throughout the cabin.
Boeing has said nothing to confirm that this will be the 797, but rumors have it that the manufacturer and airlines have had discussions that a 737 replacement will have twin aisles for increased passenger comfort.
To view the patent which has incredible number of informative images, click here.

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