Flying

February 15, 2012
Terminal A at Moscow Sheremetievo Airport
Moscow Sheremetievo Airport’s new Terminal A–a dedicated, 29,000-square-foot business jet facility, incorporates departure and arrival halls, VIP lounges, a duty-free shop, a conference room and a bar. A 161,500-square-foot hangar and nearly 248,000 square feet of ramp space adjoin the terminal.
February 8, 2012
CitationAir Ceases Sales of Fractional Jet Shares
Cessna's CitationAir has stopped selling fractional shares as well as memberships in its Jet Access program and has ceased renewals for current customers. The Connecticut-based company–which is refocusing efforts on its jet card and jet management businesses–will honor existing fractional and Jet Access contracts until they expire.
February 7, 2012
HeliFlite Announces Promotion for Card Program
Throughout February, helicopter-services company HeliFlite is offering a "Half HeliCard" (12.5 hours) as an introduction to its 25-hour HeliCard program. The Newark, N.J.-based company operates within a 250-mile radius of New York City and services the Northeast from Maryland to Maine. The new card requires no long-term commitment.
February 7, 2012
Jackie Chan Takes Delivery of Legacy 650
The Chinese Year of the Dragon is off to an auspicious beginning, at least for actor, martial artist, director and producer Jackie Chan. Chan took delivery of his custom-designed Embraer Legacy 650 on February 3. The aircraft, which is adorned with dragons and Chan's logo emblazoned on the tail, is the first Legacy 650 to be delivered in China.
February 7, 2012
NBAA Gives Super Bowl Operations High Marks
The National Business Aviation Association has commended FAA officials for coordinating with aviation-industry stakeholders to ensure that Super Bowl-related flights on February 6 encountered a minimum of delays. According to the NBAA, the key to a major event like this is preplanning.
February 3, 2012
Bombardier Rolls Out First NetJets Global 6000
Bombardier Aerospace and NetJets celebrated the rollout of the fractional provider’s first Global-series jet on January 31, a Global 6000 (neé XRS).
February 1, 2012
The threat of "carmageddon" gridlock during Los Angeles' freeway closure this past summer drew media attention to helicopter charter, as some locals forsook the road for rotor to reach the airport.
February 1, 2012
The Bell 407 reminds me of a Mercedes Sprinter van. It's a vehicle with amazing versatility that can be used for virtually any mission: ambulance, cargo, law enforcement, firefighting, military scout and gunship, offshore oil support, utility and, of course, executive transport.
February 1, 2012
Can NetJets Europe defy the doubters?
Fractional aircraft ownership is a great American entrepreneurial idea that arguably hasn't traveled well. Fifteen years after its main proponent, NetJets, brought the concept to Europe, that company remains the only one to have achieved any lasting traction in the international markets that supposedly have a massive appetite for business aviation.
February 1, 2012
Taxing Situations
What if there were no airlines? It may sound crazy, but now-retired rogue aeronautical engineer Burt Rutan once speculated that, someday, people might look back and say, "For a short period in history, people traveled en masse in giant airplanes called 'airliners.' They only used a very few crowded runways, and traveling to and from the airports often took longer than the flight itself." In Rutan's version of the future, we would further develop the general aviation infrastructure such that people could fly on light airplanes to and from the thousands of small airports near their homes and destinations.

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