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Duncan Aviation begins work on US$70m Utah maintenance facility

Duncan Aviation has begun construction on a new US$70m business aircraft maintenance, modifications and paint complex in Provo, Utah, in the USA. The company will add nearly 275,000ft² of buildings, with a 222,000ft² maintenance and modifications center and a 53,000ft² paint facility.

23rd October 2017



Gulfstream Aerospace celebrates flight test program milestone

Gulfstream Aerospace has reflected on the first ten flight tests for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 jets. The jets are twin-engine, with the G500 replacing the G450. The G500 has a range of 5,000 nautical miles (9,260km) at Mach 0.85, with nonstop flights connecting distant cities such as Istanbul to Cape Town, Los Angeles to London, and San Francisco to Tokyo. The G600 can fly 4,800 nautical miles (8,890km) at a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, and seats up to 19 passengers, with room for nine to sleep.

19th September 2017

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VistaJet launches digital platform for one-way and empty leg flights

VistaJet has launched the digital membership platform VistaJet Direct, which offers priority access to the company’s one-way and empty leg flights at preferential rates.

The service, which costs US$10,000 annually, is accessed via a smartphone app, which allows users to select their favorite destinations and uses GPS to identify the closest airports to the user. It then notifies them when an aircraft will be in their area and allows them to book and confirm the aircraft through the app for a fixed price.

The service will complement the company’s existing three-year program and on-demand services, although you do not have to be a member of either of these to use VistaJet Direct. Once a booking has been confirmed, the member is granted exclusive use of the jet with the flight fully guaranteed. The app can also be used to tailor flight details such as catering and additional ground services.

Thomas Flohr, chairman and founder of VistaJet, said, “With VistaJet Direct we have invested heavily in a technology that addresses the real needs and desires of our customers. The whole world is turning into a ‘now world’. People don’t have time to wait an hour for their PAs to book flights, this app allows them to book and confirm in minutes.

“VistaJet Direct is the fastest and most convenient way to fly VistaJet. Customers can now book a flight and access the full array of our services no matter where in the world they are, at a time to suit them.”

September 4, 2017

Written by Ben Sampson


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