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In a press statement, CEO of Embraer Michael Amalfitano said, “The Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 are the disruptive aircraft for the entrepreneur, pioneer and innovator.”Read More
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The Manhattan is Embraer’s latest creation after hits such as the Japanese-inspired Kyoto Airship, the Brazil-meets-Texas Skyranch One and the celebrity-hailing Hollywood Airship. The concept aircraft is the brainchild of Embraer interior design head Jay Beever and former Disney Imagineer Eddie Sotto, who infused the fuselage with elements characteristic of Art Deco’s jewelry, buildings and furniture.
The result is a highly bespoke interior that comes with a price tag of $83 million, which includes $53 million for the Embraer’s iconic Lineage 1000E, the backbone and bearer of the Manhattan.
Lineage 1000E’s Manhattan edition, which boasts a range of close to 5,300 miles, easily accommodates between 13 to 19 passengers, who, upon entry, step into an upscale lounge instead of a galley. Next to it is a Cloud Club, complete with fold-away bar stools.
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Gulfstream has created one of the most impressive business jets on the market by adding an Extended Range prefix to the end of its G650,
With its legendary G650, Gulfstream already had a world-class private jet on its books. However, as the business world becomes even more unified, the need for a luxury bird with transoceanic capabilities becomes all the more important, and so, the G650ER was born. The ER (Extended Range) is a real technological showcase; a flying apartment, that can get you from Hong Kong to New York, Los Angeles to Melbourne, or Dubai to Atlanta in complete luxury and very quickly.
Two huge Rolls-Royce BR725 make the most of the ER’s 27,442kg fuel load, enabling her to travel 7,500 nautical miles, at Mach 0.85, with eight passengers and four crew on board. To put this into perspective, Airbus’ giant, the A380 can travel only 1000 nautical miles more at the same speed with 361,000kg of fuel in her wings. This sort of range makes Sydney a viable business trip from Dallas, or Riyadh.
There is another bonus to that fuel capacity though. With a 46,992kg maximum takeoff weight, that extra fuel can be swapped for heavier payload for shorter trips, with a top speed of Mach 0.90 achieved during short haul, low-weight missions. It also has the ability to fly between 41,000 and 51,000 feet – much higher than the weather and the crowded 39,000 feet altitude inhabited by the world’s commercial airliners.
Inside the ER, that high altitude cruise speed goes completely unnoticed by its passengers. In fact, the pressure isn’t felt at all. The air in the cabin gets replenished with 100% fresh air every two minutes, with an overall cabin altitude (air pressure) of 4,060 feet at an altitude of 45,000 feet. For the layperson, the higher the cabin altitude, the less oxygen is taken up by the blood, and the more gases within the body expand. The ER has a cabin altitude almost two times lower than that of a conventional airliner, which means passengers touchdown feeling more refreshed and alert.
The G650’s cabin also plays a part with how chilled you are on landing. Available with a choice of 12 predefined floorplans, the ER has a layout to suite any need, from single businessperson, up to a 19-player football team. Customisation is also a large part of Gulfstream ownership with any request, from a private master suite to a large conference room, realised at the factory.
With the Gulfstream Cabin Management System (GCMS) taking care of the inflight entertainment, long distance flights on board the G650ER can be as relaxed as needs be. But, as time is money, the ER’s two multichannel satellite communications systems and a wireless local network means that travelers can stay as connected on board as they are on the ground.
The Gulfstream G650ER is a remarkable business jet and one that has been racking up record after record – the recent Singapore to Las Vegas, 8,010 nautical miles nonstop, in just over 14 hours is mind-blowing. The business world has suddenly become a very small place.
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Keeping a private plane on hand is a costly business that even the mega wealthy may not indulge in.
According to new research, the cost of owning and maintaining a private jet is so great that the estimated mean average wealth of such a person is calculated at around $1.5 billion. Much less than that and the numbers simply don't stack up.
For example, a long-range Falcon 2000DX is estimated to cost around $40 million, and that's only the upfront purchase price. This has led to the rise of alternative models such as a membership program, fractional ownership or buying by the hour.
But why even use a private jet? Could first class commercial travel not offer all the comfort needed, at a fraction of the cost?
It doesn't matter if you are seat 1A in first class, as you will still have to be processed through security. Ultra-High Net Worth individuals (those with more than $30 million in assets) are not comfortable to wait around, according to the survey, and appreciate that they can drive right up and fly at a moment's notice.
Other perceived savings come in the form of purchasing and booking time as well as the logic that private aviation can save time if the final destination is near a smaller airfield.
The rich can often be fastidious about controlling elements of their life and travel is a common concern. One VistaJet customer noted that if a meeting overran, it provided no stress as the jet would be there waiting.
The drive for control also extended to the on-board experience. Many flyers said they want the experience to be an extension of their normal lifestyle. They don't view private jet travel as a luxury experience and rarely drink champagne.
Report co-author Winston Chesterfield noted that one private jet flyer liked to know that if he wanted a burger and fries, it was not going to be a problem.
Perception of safety
Managing risk is a common skill for the wealthy and often a high-end traveller will consider private travel to be safer than a commercial offering. The report claimed that the two dominant factors are the age of the plane and the visual condition of both its exterior and cabin.
The report said that many wealthy individuals don't like to travel on older aircraft and that commercial airlines cannot guarantee a newer plane.
One person quoted in the survey said that the presentation of the plane and staff was important because it suggested a high level of care was also being placed on operation and maintenance.
A private jet allows individuals to fly without being recognized. Many clients are operating under a corporate banner and business trips involving well-known executives can be conducted in relative secrecy.
Jet owners also said they feel more secure as they have full control over the pilot and other staff on the aircraft. This of course is less obvious on a membership or fractional ownership basis but can be achieved to a degree.
There is one big downside, however, as full ownership of a plane means that as it flies around, others will know who is likely on board and where they are going.
There is no comparison between private jet travel and commercial airlines when it comes to cost. And the survey found that, even if affordable, a private flight was not always preferred.
The report suggested many private flyers see the benefit of private aviation for domestic flights within the U.S. or across Europe.
But when it comes to longer flights, however, often commercial is winning out among those surveyed. Many noted that loyalty rewards for first class travel can be very generous and can be used to offset future costs.
So who flies private?
Private jet flyers are separated into three groups in the report. Owners, who own all or part of an aircraft; members who are part of a private-flying program; and the rest who may use a variety of methods to fly — including using first class commercial.
The report found that a typical traveler in all three segments would be overwhelmingly male (around 90 percent) and has about a one-in-five likelihood of working within the finance world.
Other well represented industries included real estate, industrial conglomerates and technology.
The mean average age ranged from 65 for full owners, 61 for members and 60 for the rest.
Three out of four jet owners have self-made wealth, while the figure falls to around two-in-three for the other segments.
The mean average wealth for a jet owner was $1.5 billion, £1.1 billion for members and $670 million for those who mix between charter and commercial first class.
West coast beaches that stretch for miles, the bustling nightlife in St. Lawrence Gap, generous opportunities to enjoy the Caribbean waters and comfortable temperatures are just a handful of the reasons that vacationers continue to pack their bags for Barbados. The energetic island culture lends itself well to the accommodations at Sandy Lane, where guests have been pampered since 1961. The hotel gives Modern Connoisseur Flight Club Members an intimate yet lively Caribbean haven. Stay at the award-winning resort, voted the best in Barbados by Travel + Leisure, and you won't need to go far to find activities for the entire family or group.
The Luxury Ocean Room enjoys stunning beach and ocean views, a private covered patio, and an oversized private bathroom just steps from the sand.
You’ll find the Ocean Room in Sandy Lane’s Turtle Wing near the main resort entrance. Beach and ocean views await you in this comfortable 707-square-foot room made for two. Enjoy a private covered patio and a deep soaking tub also steps from the sand.
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