Magellan Jets COVID-19 Updates And Procedures

Magellan Jets COVID-19 Updates And Procedures

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First Solar-Powered Aircraft to Cross the U.S.

The world’s first solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse, will attempt to fly coast to coast across the U.S. The Solar Impulse is set to complete its next challenge starting in May, and by 2015 they hope to fly a similar aircraft around the world! The plane is expected to make stops at a few major airports along its journey, so the pilots can display and discuss the aircraft with reporters, students, engineers and aviation enthusiasts. The Solar Impulse has 12,000 solar cells built into its 193-foot wings to charge its batteries and allowing it to fly day and night. That’s longer than an entire Boeing 747 airplane but it weighs just 3,500 lb, less than a car. It is powered by four electric motors. The single-seat private aircraft cruises around 40 mph and can’t fly through clouds.  It travels so slow that sometimes when it turns into the wind, it appears to float in place on radar screens, or occasionally even slide backward.    The makers recognize that solar will never power commercial flights, but this flight was meant to push people’s assumptions about what solar technology can do.

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Magellan Jets Acquires SkyBridge Private Air to Meet Demand on West Coast

Leading East Coast private jet broker merges with West Coast charter pioneer; expanding their National presence to meet members’ needs
BOSTON, MA – February 20, 2013 – Magellan Jets, leader in private aviation, announced the acquisition of California-based SkyBridge Private Air. SkyBridge is the pioneer of on-demand charter, ranked Best-of-the Best by the “Robb Report.”  SkyBridge’s founders, Jason Moskowitz and Michael Napoliello, were the first to introduce the non-committal on-demand charter program to the market which they called their “One-Way-OK!” service. Magellan is excited to grow and manage SkyBridge’s charter department by now offering aircraft availability with as little as ten hours’ notice, an average aircraft age of five years or less, and expert concierge service 24 hours a day/365 days a year. Additionally, Magellan will offer SkyBridge clients membership services including 25 Hour Jet Cards and their exclusive 10 Hour VLJ Card. These are simplistic and flexible product-based alternatives that SkyBridge’s clientele have been seeking.

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Boston Logan Airport Remains Closed through Saturday

Photo courtesy Boston Globe/David L. Ryan
Boston’s Logan airport remains closed in the aftermath of the blizzard Friday and Saturday. The storm, named Nemo, dumped as much as 28″ of snow on some parts of Massachusetts with wind gusts up to 85 mph. The FAA closed Logan airport around 1:30PM on Friday, and it will remain closed until 11:00PM on Saturday night to allow ground crews time to clear off runways, taxiways, and ramps.

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Take a Tour of the Highly Anticipated Learjet 85

Take a Look at the Highly Anticipated Learjet 85
 Anticipation has been growing since the day Bombardier announced the clean-sheet design of Learjet 85 revolutionary business jet. It does not get any newer then this aircraft! The Learjet 85 fits in between the midsize and supersize spectrum of private jets. The jet will be capable of cruising at about 600 mph, but the most impressive stat is its ability to fly at least 3,000 miles with up to four passengers. It flies faster and farther than any Learjet ever built.
The plush aircraft is also decked out with the newest and most advanced avionics. Designed to enhance pilot performance, the jet includes a synthetic vision system for use in low-visibility conditions and a paperless cockpit that relies on iPads to call up navigation charts.
The Learjet 85 and two other new Learjet models, the smaller Learjets 70 and 75, are expected to be available next year, according to Bombardier. The aircraft is being assembled at Bombardier’s plant in Wichita, Kan.  

  • Passenger Seat – 8 passengers / 2 crew
  • Range – 3,000 nm / 5,556 km
  • Engines – Two PW207B
  • Typical Cruise Speed – 0.82 Mach
  • Maximum Certified Altitude – 49,000 ft / 14,935 m
  • Cabin Height – 5.92 ft / 1.80 m
  • Cabin Width – 6.08 ft / 1.85 m
  • Cabin Length – 25 ft / 7.62 m
  • Cabin Volume – 665 cu ft / 18.80 cu m
  • Length – 68.15 ft / 20.77 m
  • Height – 19.21 ft / 5.86 m
  • Wingspan – 61.48 ft / 18.74 m
  • Max Takeoff Weight – 33,500 lb / 15,195 kg
  • Max Zero Fuel Weight – 24,200 lb / 10,977 kg
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Bombardier Creates New Jobs with Expansion of Wichita Learjet Site

                                                                                                                                                                   Bombardier has recently released the news that they will be expanding their aircraft manufacturing hub in Wichita, Kansas. This is good news for the Learjet facility, which has not seen much development in the past few years. Bombardier Business Aircraft president Steve Ridolfi and the governor of Kansas, Sam Brownback announced the expansion plans on January 10. The plan includes the improvement of the flight-test center, based in Wichita. Additionally, they are establishing a center of excellence for engineering and information technology. Bombardier is also looking to add facilities for paint and production flight-testing. Lastly, they will institute an aircraft delivery center.

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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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