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Private charter during the Coronavirus outbreak
We’re currently seeing increased demand for short notice on-demand private jet charter, relating to the Coronavirus, or COVID-19.

Clients looking to take a private flight between a variety of global destinations during the coronavirus pandemic. Most are requests to fly as soon as possible (within 1-5 days) and the majority are for people flying home to their families, or looking to repatriate loved ones. Please be sure to add in the notes field the nationality of each passengers as some countries will only allow their citizens and resident to enter the country.
Where can I fly by private jet during the Coronavirus outbreak?
Fulfilling requests is becoming more and more challenging during the coronavirus pandemic, both in terms of operational restrictions and in securing aircraft.

Of course private jets must adhere to the same government travel directives as airlines and we cannot fulfil all requested routes due to passenger restrictions and border controls. Some operators and owners are not taking on certain routes, which is limiting supply of aircraft during the coronavirus pandemic.

But being more agile and reactive than airlines, our industry is able to operate last minute flights – within what’s operationally possible. And to react immediately when restrictions are lifted.

Travel and border restrictions are increasingly being put in place but we are doing everything we can to keep passengers moving, back home or wherever they need to reach during the coronavirus pandemic.

At AirCharter.com we are taking this crisis situation extremely seriously. Our Safety Officers in both the US and abroad are working closely with our teams and our operator suppliers, so that we can continue to keep clients moving as much as we possibly can, within the travel restrictions that are increasingly […]

By |March 30th, 2020|Categories: Aircharter News|Tags: , |0 Comments

No Private Flight in/out of China

HOW THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK IS IMPACTING BUSINESS AVIATION. AirCharter.com LLC Will NOT travel in /out of China

Aircharter.com LLC will reject all trip request traveling in or out of mainland China.
The impact of the global coronavirus epidemic is fluid and evolving rapidly. The number of countries enacting travel bans to/from mainland China along with imposing restrictions on anyone who has been in China within the last 20 days is growing rapidly. While we do our best to keep this article current by adding additional information once it is received and confirmed, always check with your Universal Trip Support Team and local authorities for the most current information. When available, we will provide links to country’s official travel policies. Deaths in China reach 3072, and infections climb past 84,000.
In early December 2019, a new coronavirus was detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province in China. Spread of the virus has escalated since mid-January 2020. On Jan. 30, 2020 the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global emergency.

Special quarantine and health inspection procedures have been enforced in China and other locations in Asia and around the world in an attempt to prevent the spread of the virus. Extra planning and precaution is required if you are planning a trip to China and Asia.

Below is a list of precautions authorities are taking to limit the spread that will have an impact on business aviation.
1. Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau restrictions
Mainland China
As of 02:00Z/10:00LT on 23 January 2020, all public transportation including flights have been suspended in Wuhan and Wuhan Airport (ZHHH) was subsequently closed.

New health inspections are also being enforced at Beijing Capital International Airport (ZBAA), Shanghai Pudong International Airport (ZSPD), Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (ZSSS) and Shenzhen International airport […]

By |February 8th, 2020|Categories: Aircharter News|0 Comments

Bombardier Global 6500

The Global 6500 is a twin-engine, large-category business jet that is produced by Canadian manufacturer Bombardier. Part of the company’s Global series of business jets, the Global 6500’s first flight took place on Jan. 31, 2018.

 

Following the completion of its flight-test program, the Global 6500—which, along with the Global Express and Global 6000, is based on the BD-700-1A10 type— received type certification from Transport Canada in the third quarter of 2019. From a design perspective, the Global 6500 is an upgraded version of the Global 6000 which offers improvements that include Rolls-Royce’s Pearl 15 engine and aerodynamic changes to the wing.

 

The Global 6500 can accommodate a maximum of 19 passengers in addition to the two required crew. Those passengers are accommodated in a cabin that has a length of 43 ft. 3 in.— measured from the cockpit divider to the “aft most” portion of the cabin, excluding the airframe’s baggage compartment—width of 7 ft. 11 in. and height of 6 ft. 2 in., with that width promoted as being the “widest in class.”

Flight crews operate the Global 6500 using Bombardier’s Vision flight deck, which includes “four large displays” and is able to be equipped with a combined vision system (CVS) that integrates the enhanced and synthetic vision system “images in a single view.”

 

Rolls-Royce’s Pearl 15 engine is described as being purpose-built to power the Global 6500 and able to produce 15,125 lbf. of thrust, which is flat rated to 15°C above standard. The improved aerodynamics of the Pearl 15’s core are touted as allowing the engine to both produce more power and be more efficient, while the aerodynamic improvements made to the Global 6500’s wing included reprofiling the trailing edge.

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By |November 16th, 2019|Categories: Aircharter News|0 Comments

Gulfstream G600 gets certification

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has handed Gulfstream the production and type certificates needed for deliveries of the Gulfstream G600 aircraft to begin.

Whilst the type certificate confirms that the aircraft complies with aviation safety regulations, the production certificate is only given to an aircraft once the manufacturer demonstrates that its quality management systems and manufacturing processes meet FAA standards in the Gulfstream G600.

“These rigorous and thorough certification processes ensure we deliver a first-rate aircraft that exceeds expectations,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. We can’t wait to put the newest member of our aircraft family — one that spectacularly combines performance, efficiency, technology and comfort that are second to none — into the hands of our worldwide customers.”

The Gulfstream G600 becomes the third Gulfstream aircraft to receive its production and type certificates on the same day. The first was the Gulfstream G550 in 2003 followed by the Gulfstream G500 in 2018.

The G500 and Gulfstream G600 were both launched on the same day in 2014, with Gulfstream surprising the world by having the prototype Gulfstream G500 taxi into view at the unveiling under its own power.

The G600 is unofficially the replacement for Gulfstream’s 600+ selling G550.

Gulfstream says that the dual certification clears the way for deliveries to begin to customers as per the company’s schedule this year.

Announced customers for the Gulfstream G600 include Qatar Executive. The Doha-based operator placed a $1.5 billion order with Gulfstream in 2015 for a 30-aircraft mixture of G500s, Gulfstream G600s and G650ERs.

By |June 30th, 2019|Categories: @en|0 Comments

Bombardier celebrates Entry into Service of the industry flagship Global 7500 business jet

Montreal, December 20, 2018 – Bombardier celebrated the entry-into-service of its award-winning Global 7500 business jet, during a special event held at its recently renamed Laurent Beaudoin Completion Centre, in presence of selected customers, suppliers and representatives from the industry.

“Pride and excitement are profound understatements when it comes to the entry-into-service of our flagship Global 7500 aircraft,” said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “This revolutionary aircraft is the gateway to a transformed business aviation landscape and a very bright future. No other aircraft can compare and this achievement demonstrates Bombardier’s commitment to deliver revolutionary and high-performing aircraft and provide customers with the best business jet experience in the world.”

Throughout the entire flight testing program, the Global 7500 aircraft demonstrated its ability to push the boundaries of business travel by exceeding its initial performance commitments. In addition to its unsurpassed range of 7,700 nautical miles, the Global 7500 aircraft exceeded its original takeoff and landing performance commitments, leading to a new published takeoff distance of 5,800 feet – almost 500 feet shorter than the closest – and smaller – competitor aircraft. The aircraft also reached Mach 0.995 only five months after the start of the flight test program – another unprecedented achievement in a flight test program.

“Today’s celebration is a testament to the rigour and excellence of our Global 7500 aircraft program, from the drawing board to entry-into-service,” said Michel Ouellette, Senior Vice President, Program Management and Engineering, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “It is a historic moment for Bombardier and the thousands of dedicated employees who have proudly brought a no-compromise attitude to the table each and every day. Today, the world-class, highly-skilled team at the Laurent Beaudoin Completion Centre continues to carry on the tradition […]

By |December 25th, 2018|Categories: @en|0 Comments

Cuba Limited in Aircraft Mx, but Opens Door for Incoming Support

Four years after the rules for travel between the U.S. and Cuba began to relax, aircraft repair services still remain in short supply in the island nation. But the easing of rules in recent years facilitates bringing in parts, mechanics, or other supplies to support aircraft that encounter AOG situations in Cuba, said Eric Norber, founder of Cuba Handling.

When the U.S. opened the door to travel to Cuba, the ability to repair aircraft in country was a chief concern. “There is not a lot of local mechanics or repair shops available in Cuba,” said Norber. “But, knowing that, Cuban authorities put in place in a policy that opens the door for whatever support you need you can bring in. It’s just at the expense of the operator.”

With the policy changes, he added, “There is no customs process. There’s no immigration for mechanics. It is really open access for the support or repair of any AOG aircraft in Cuba.”

On the U.S. side, the removal of Cuba from the list of nations with certain export bans in 2016 eased the ability to bring in parts and equipment necessary for support.

Cuba Handling, which has specialized in Cuban operations handling for more than 27 years, has assisted aircraft operators with issues as small as tire changes and to as large as an engine swap, he said, adding the latter being on an airline airframe. All were completed on the ramp in Cuba by U.S. mechanics. Norber cautioned that travel logistics, such as hotels and transportation, must be arranged through a handling company.

Some MRO shops from around the world have held discussions with the Cuban government over the possibility of opening a facility there, Norber said, adding he was not […]

By |September 8th, 2018|Categories: Aircharter News|0 Comments

Al Maktoum Airport to become a ‘cosmic super-port’

Al Maktoum Airport
Al Maktoum Airport is to be reinvented as an aviation hub that can handle supersonic, hypersonic and even space planes in addition to aircraft. Steve Nichols reports.

The announcement, made in June, is part of the Dubai 10X initiative, with Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects working on the project in partnership with Dubai Future Foundation (DFF).

This means DWC is to become a “multi-mode super-port” with the hub set to become the region’s first spaceport, with the surrounding aviation infrastructure being known as Al Maktoum Airport a “cosmotropolis”.

Al Maktoum Airport will become the first of its kind in the world to provide an integrated travel outlet for both air and space travel.
According to the Government of Dubai’s website, the initiative, part of a total of 26, was approved by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai and chairman of the board of trustees of the DFF.

Khalifa Suhail Al Zaffin, executive chairman of Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects, said: “The advent of new travel technologies, such as supersonic aircraft and space travel, have raised questions about the ability of existing airports to accommodate these modes of travel in an integrated way using Al Maktoum Airport.
“As the most ambitious country in the field of exploratory space missions, we believe the time is right to develop a new comprehensive plan for an integrated airport that offers both air and space travel.”

Al Zaffin added: “The Dubai 10X initiative has helped us make great strides. Dubai has always pioneered change and has a strong track record of innovative projects.
“Our Dubai 10X projects provide real opportunities for us to set new and innovative standards in the aviation industry and add unique value to the passenger experience.
“Dubai Aviation Enterprise […]

By |September 8th, 2018|Categories: Aircharter News|0 Comments

Five Saudi female pilots take to the skies

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has recently issued five licenses for Saudi female pilots, permitting them to work as pilots on Saudi Arabian Airlines aircraft, reports abouther.com.
It was only this July that women in Saudi Arabia were finally allowed to enroll in flights schools, following the rescinding of a decades-long ban on female motorists that came into effect this summer.

The issuance of pilot licenses to Saudi women is seen as part of the country’s overall efforts and specifically of the GACA’s commitment to empower Saudi women to work in the aviation sector, which is one of the objectives of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

This year, the Oxford Aviation Academy, a trainer and crew recruiter, received applications from hundreds of women in Saudi Arabia hoping to start lessons in September at its branch in Dammam.

Source: arabianaerospace

By |September 8th, 2018|Categories: Aircharter News|0 Comments

Air Charter to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Air Charter to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia!

Since 1930 the FIFA World cup has been help every 4 years hosted by various countries throughout the world. The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men’s national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018, after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010. Let us take care of your Air Charter to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

This will be the first World Cup held in Europe since the 2006 tournament in Germany, and the first ever to be held in Eastern Europe. This year the 21st FIFA World Cup will be hosted in Russia to be played at 12 different stadiums across 11 Russian cities, including Moscow, Sochi, and Saint Petersburg. Of the 12 venues used, the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and the Saint Petersburg Stadium (the two largest stadiums in Russia) will be used most, with 7 matches being played at each of these stadiums. Sochi, Kazan, Nizhny Novogrod and Samara will host 6 matches including one quarter-final match apiece, and the Otkrytiye Stadium in Moscow and Rostov-on-Don will host 5 matches apiece including one round of 16 match each. Volgograd, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg and Saransk will host 4 matches each and none of these cities will host any knockout stage games.

Air Charter flew several teams to the FIFA Wold Cup Like the Ghana Team. If you need a full commercial airline or a jet for a few fans we have what you need.
FIFA World Cup Host Cities

32 nations will be competing over a total of 64 matches will be played  to determine the world champion. Of the 32 teams, […]

By |June 15th, 2018|Categories: @en|0 Comments

Bombardier Adds Two More Globals to Family

Two new additions to Bombardier’s Global family were unveiled on the eve of EBACE: the Global 5500 and 6500. The flight test aircraft is making a surprise appearance here powered by a new family of engines from Rolls-Royce, the Pearl, developed under cover and certified secretly in February.
The Global 5500 and 6500 take the current Global 5000 and 6000, respectively, and boost their speed and performance with new engines and a wing with a re-profiled trailing edge. Range with eight passengers at standard cruise of Mach 0.85 is extended by 500 nm, but by as much as 1,300 nm from hot-and-high locations such as Toluca, Mexico, to 5,700 and 6,600 nm, respectively. Mmo is Mach 0.90.

The aircraft will be produced on the same line as the Global 5000 and 6000, which will continue to be available. The four models will offer mission, capability and price points to appeal to different customer requirements. First deliveries are planned by the end of next year.

The Global 5500/6500 Rockwell Collins flight deck is the first to seamlessly merge infrared and synthetic images into a single view, Bombardier says. Advanced weather radar detection, real-time air traffic information, and improved airport moving maps are all incorporated in the latest evolution of the Bombardier Vision Flight Deck.

Many new features ate incorporated into the new aircraft, including the cabin’s Ka-band connectivity, fibre-optic-based cabin management systems and Nuage seating that Bombardier developed especially for the Global family. They will not, however, be offered for the Global 5000 and 6000.

Other new features include a kitchen (“placed in the front of the aircraft, where it belongs,” says Bombardier), incorporating designer home features with high-end exposed appliances including a steam oven. New cabinets, and new countertops with the latest styling in […]

By |May 31st, 2018|Categories: Aircharter News|0 Comments