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  • ​Ultimate corporate jets: Nine private aircraft that combine business with pleasure


    The USA’s, and the world’s, biggest business aviation convention – NBAA – starts in Orlando on 21 October. The event is all about business aircraft as tools – machines to transport money makers directly where they want to go in comfort, convenience and security, while saving them hours of time. However, there is an element of the industry that is more about indulgence and making a statement. Here we celebrate nine of the most flamboyant carriages of the clouds, some of which, sadly perhaps, never (or have not yet) got off the ground.


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  • ​HSBC joins Virgin-LanzaTech partnership in pursuit of clean fuel

    News | 24 Oct 2014 22:02 | Niall O'Keeffe

    UK bank HSBC has joined Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech in a partnership aimed at developing low-carbon fuel.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/HSBC-joins-Virgin-LanzaTech-partnership-in-pursuit-of-clean-fuel-405240/
  • ​Replacement of Gatwick-based 747s tops Virgin fleet agenda

    News | 24 Oct 2014 10:35 | Niall O'Keeffe

    Virgin Atlantic is to turn its attention to deciding how to replace its London Gatwick-based Boeing 747 fleet, now that the UK carrier has started operating its first 787-9.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Replacement-of-Gatwick-based-747s-tops-Virgin-fleet-agenda-405202/
  • Polar Air to operate two more 747s for DHL

    News | 23 Oct 2014 14:03 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Polar Air Cargo will begin operating another two Boeing 747 freighters for shipping company DHL Express on 26 October, Polar’s parent company Atlas Air announces.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Polar-Air-to-operate-two-more-747s-for-DHL-405153/
  • BA to increase capacity to Denver with 747 upgauge

    News | 21 Oct 2014 22:01 | Edward Russell

    ​British Airways will fly a Boeing 747-400 to Denver International airport from March 2015, increasing capacity on the route as it has many of its services to North America.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/BA-to-increase-capacity-to-Denver-with-747-upgauge-405049/
  • ANALYSIS: Aircraft transactions - September 2014

    News | 21 Oct 2014 15:07 | Olivier Bonnassies

    ​The Flightglobal's aircraft transaction monthly data analysis is split in three event types: operating leases, wet and sub-leases and the purchase of aircraft. The report covers single-aisle and long-haul aircraft as well as regional jets and turboprops.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Aircraft-transactions-September-2014-405030/
  • World Airliner Directory: Airbus v Boeing is a war on two fronts

    News | 21 Oct 2014 12:12 | Günter Endres

    The campaign for market share between Airbus and Boeing is being fought on two fronts. In single-aisles, both airframers have adopted similar gameplans by re-engining existing models and – with bulging backlogs and plans to ramp up monthly production between now and the end of the decade – are in a head-to-head battle for market share. It is a race that Airbus is winning, both in terms of orders and being first to market. Its A320neo flew in September. By then, Airbus had logged 3,257 firm ¬orders, compared to 2,219 for the 737 Max. In widebodies the situation is different, with Toulouse and Seattle adopting very different product strategies: Boeing launched its 777X a year ago and is offering two variants of its revamped large twin alongside three versions of its 787 Dreamliner.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/World-Airliner-Directory-Airbus-v-Boeing-is-a-war-on-two-fronts-405009/