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A look inside the world's only private Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Visitors to Dubai Air Show 2017 had the opportunity to explore the world's only private Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The jet is operated by Deer Jet and managed by UAS International Trip Support, and features a main lounge that accommodate 16 guests, two large dining tables, an enclosed master bedroom, and fully fitted bathroom.

27th November 2017

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

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Top 50 US private jet airports revealed

Private Jet Card Comparisons has revealed the 50 top private jet airports in the USA in 2017 in terms of numbers of departures, with Teterboro Airport coming out on top. The airport saw a 4.2% increase in departures in 2017 compared with 2016, with a total of 74,277 take-offs last year.

Second busiest was Westchester Country Airport with 35,189 departures, while Dallas Love Field came third with 34,973 departures. California boasted seven airports in the top 50 including Van Nuys, Los Angeles International (LAX), Orange County, San Jose, Oakland, Burbank and San Francisco International.

Seven airports saw double-digit growth in private jet travel, led by Pittsburgh which saw traffic jump 25.3%, while LAX witnessed a 24.3% bump. Boca Raton (23.8%), Dulles (14.3%), Boston Logan (13.1%), Miami International (12.7%) and Fort Lauderdale International (11.7%) all saw significant gains. Wichita and Charlotte both saw the biggest drops with departures down 4%.

The data, provided by TRAQPak, revealed there were 3,062,634 total departures for flights tracked in the USA in 2017, and the top 50 airports accounted for 908,548 departures, just under 30% of all take-offs.

February 12, 2018

By Hazel King


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