Walk around the Global 7500 and each time the sheer size and girth of this capacious Canadian cruiser always impresses. This flying Feadship is all about air supremacy, being the largest, heaviest and roomiest purpose-built business jet yet to enter production.
Data from market intelligence specialist WingX breaks down 1.3 million bizav departures—type-by-type, region-by-region in the March-August period—to show which aircraft were working hardest during the pandemic. Business-jet traffic totals fell 36% in both the U.S. and Europe from the 2019 period, while turboprop activity was down 34% in the U.S. and 23% in Europe.
Only two years have passed since the U.S. Air Force canceled the $3.2 billion Joint Stars recapitalization programs, under which 17 business jets would have been acquired with a new generation of synthetic aperture radars.
Private Flying Takes Lead In Business Aviation’s Recovery
COVID-19 has caused a divide in business aviation. This is not like the bifurcation of the market after the 2008 economic crisis, when wealth destruction and over-production caused light-jet demand to collapse while sales of large-cabin jets continued largely unscathed.
The Top 10 Highest Spending Celebrities, Leaders On Private Travel
Stratos Jets has compiled a list of celebrities and heads of state who spend the most on private jet travel per year, either on government-provided aircraft, their own jets or through private chartered flights.
In “Enterprise,” one of the most underrated of the "Star Trek" television spinoffs, future Capt. Jonathan Archer repeatedly crashes his model airplane because a turn of the winds found his craft without the necessary lift. His father reassures him, saying, “You can’t be afraid of the wind, learn to trust it.”