Various companies have been racing to build the first all-electric flying taxi — and Lilium, one of Germany’s leading flying taxi startups, is leading the pack. The company is already planning to launch its first operations in the U.S., specifically Florida, in 2024. Its first vertiport hub, and headquarters, will be located in the Lake Nona suburb, near the Orlando International airport. This will enable the vertiport to tap into the airport’s 70 million yearly passengers, though Lilium is also planning to build a network of 14 vertiports throughout the state. Through these hubs, Lilium will be introducing its new generation of eVTOL jets.
They say patience is the key to success. And It seems like Textron Aviation – one of the famous aircraft manufacturers in the aerospace industry – has finally found that key! The company’s rebranded Beechcraft Denali Turboprop has successfully completed its initial ground engine runs, moving closer to its first flight.
According to the announcement made by Wichita airframer, the Beechcraft Denali turboprop aircraft has passed its first major test and is all set to make its maiden flight within the next three months. The Kansas-based company stated that the aircraft’s fuel system, engine, interface with avionics, and electrical systems functionalities had been tested thoroughly and verified by its experts.
“These successful engine runs are a significant step toward the upcoming inaugural flight for the Beechcraft Denali, and they are a testament to the determination and collaboration from both the Textron Aviation and GE Aviation teams,” says Chris Hearne – senior vice-president of engineering at
Oprah Winfrey once said, “it’s great to have a private jet. Anyone that tells you that having your own private jet isn’t great is lying to you.” She said it right. Buying a private jet is one of the best investments one could make in 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic has totally transformed the way we travel. People nowadays are on the lookout for low-risk, point-to-point travel without having to move through passenger terminals or sitting close to individuals they don’t know. But the question that arises here is how to buy the best private jet?
Consider these buying factors while choosing the right aircraft for your next flight:
Determine your travel needs
First things first. You should genuinely think of your travel needs. If you do not clearly identify your requirements, you cannot possibly know where to start. Ask yourself these questions before buying the best private jet:
Embraer never disappoints its customers. Whether it’s about producing new commercial turboprop aircraft and military jets or providing aeronautical services, it knows how to do things right. The Brazilian multinational aerospace manufacturer recently unveiled its latest turboprop concept for the North American regional airline market.
According to the remarks by its top engineering executive during a live netcast, Embraer is researching the advancement of a next-gen turboprop airplane with engines fitted at the back. The purpose of this conspicuously new concept is to provide passengers with a great jet-like experience.
“Our proposition is to provide a high technology 70 to 90 seat turboprop with the same architectural plan of the e-jets. Very convenient, no middle seats and capacious overhead bins,” said Luís Carlos Affonso — senior vice president of the e-jets program at a Brazilian multinational aerospace company.
The eight million, one hundred thousand dollar project of Oklahoma’s Ponca City Regional Airport (KPNC) to reconstruct its 7,200-foot runway was finally finished last July 13, 2021.
“The construction completed at this airport will ensure the viability of the runway for the next 40-plus years,” said State Secretary of Transportation Tim Gatz as he thought of this project as a good way to provide excellent aviation infrastructure assets for the north-central Oklahoma area.
The airport’s runway surface was milled and replaced in the month of September last year. The drainage problems were solved, and the runway ligh [...]
Still feeling the great impact of the pandemic, global aviation services group Air Partner predicts a rising surge in travel demand for leisure as people get more interested in private jets.
Private jets offer the assurance of keeping distance from strangers, which is one of the ways to avoid getting Covid-19, as stated by the World Health Organization. Thus, the luxury given by privacy is worth the price. Last summer 2020, Air Partner has successfully predicted the upcoming presence of first-time private jet users, which is also being expected to happen for this year, 2021,
Kam Air made history for Afghanistan with the first all-women crew successful flight. Not only was this a first for Kam Air, but a first for the country as a whole. For the nation that has had a history of non-existent and poor women’s rights, this is a huge step in the right direction and will be deemed a historical flight.
The airline has only been around since 2003, and it is the only privately run airline in the country. The aircraft flown was a 23-year-old Boeing 737-500. Although this is considered an elderly aircraft, it is still a year older than Kam Air’s first female Afghan pilot, Mohadese Mirzaee who is just 22. In addition to being the first female Afghan pilot to join Kam air. Mirzaee was the youngest of the crew. She took the role of First Officer next to Captain Veronica Borysova, age 32 who was the second female pilot to
Although many different industries and businesses have suffered financially due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the travel industry has arguably taken the biggest hit. Airlines specifically faced a dramatic loss of $84.3 billion and passenger demand plunged by 94.3%, in April, hitting its record lowest according to The International Air Transport Association (IATA).
It can be hard to look past these enormous losses. But it might finally be safe to start looking on the bright side. The private jet industry is thriving and has been recovering more quickly than commercial [...]