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VistaJet is about to take delivery of its first charter-ready Bombardier Global 7500, a $70 million ultra-long-range private jet that can fly 7,700 nautical miles — see inside

A VistaJet Bombardier Global 7500. VistaJet Private aviation firm VistaJet will welcome another Bombardier Global 7500 to its fleet in January that will be available for charter after its first model was scooped up by a single client. The Global 7500 has the longest range of any aircraft in its class, and is able to fly up to 7,700 nautical miles in a single flight.  The 14-passenger configuration allows for four living spaces, including a private bedroom and office.  Visit Business Inside...
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Private jet firm XO just added 15 aircraft to its fleet in a major fleet expansion that will help corner the new market of first-time private jet flyers

XO is expanding its fleet to 58 aircraft with the addition of 15 light jets. Perry Correll/Shutterstock.com Private aviation firm XO just added 15 Cessna Citation Ultra jets to its fleet, growing to 58 aircraft in total. It's the first light jet to be flown by XO, offering a greater variety to new and existing members over the traditional super-midsize and long-range aircraft operated by the firm. Thomas Flohr, the CEO of XO's parent company, Vista Global, told Business Insider that member...
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Airbus' new zero-emission concepts reveal the direction of the aviation industry's planes of the future — here's why today's aircraft aren't cutting it

A rendering of Airbus' future zero-emission aircraft. Airbus Airlines and aircraft manufacturers are investing millions to create truly sustainable aircraft after years of improving emissions in aircraft is proving not enough.  Airbus just unveiled a fleet of zero-emission aircraft powered by hydrogen that it says may be flying by 2035. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Japan Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic Airways are all investing in similar alternatives to today's offerings. Visit Business In...
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Why Private Jets Look Set to Overtake Business-Class Travel

If you travel for business on a frequent basis, you’ll be all too aware of how time-consuming and mundane the journeys can be – especially when you’re flying somewhere. And even though private jets used to seem like something only the rich and famous could afford, they’re now becoming a popular choice for executive travellers too. Why? Because they’re saving people a lot of time – and when you’re working, time is money. Saving Time on the Ground One of the first benefits you’ll notice when flyin...
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Rhône Capital buys $200 mln stake in VistaJet

Rhône Capital has acquired a stake in VistaJet, a private aviation company, for $200 million. Jefferies LLC provided financial advice to VistaJet on the transaction while Linklaters provided legal counsel to VistaJet and the company’s founder. PRESS RELEASE LONDON, Aug. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VistaJet today announces that it has signed a ground breaking transaction with investment funds affiliated with Rhône Capital, which have invested $150 million of cash into the business. Together with ...
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