https://vimeo.com/125017353 I was sorry not to be in Hamburg this week, for the plethora of connectivity and IFE announcements that swept through my inbox. Sounds like it was a truly exciting show. Luckily my friends at Gogo, Thales, Inmarsat, Panasonic, Rockwell Collins and the mighty Global Eagle Entertainment kept me updated from afar. Gogo is gearing up to unleash its new (and bigger) Boeing 737 test plan, “Jimmy Ray,” named after the company’s visionary founder. As I was lucky enough last year to be part of Gogo’s first ever All Access Day, and witnessed a demo of Gogo’s next generation [...]
Such a treat to receive this gift from my friends at Dassault Falcon Jet today. I am entirely grateful for their generosity in allowing me to share it with you. This first flight of the airframer's new baby is beautifully shot, and shows the manufacturer's awesome stretched version of its flagship 7X business jet. Having been privileged enough to visit Dassault's facilities at both Le Bourget, and Merignac towards the end of last year, I can testify to the thought and care that has gone into this programme, and that of its sibling the 5X. The accompanying press release notes that the "ultra-long range [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0UN660132A Kylie says "Do watch the vid" - but for more info on what customers think, I'll start by proffering a piece I wrote for Arabian Aerospace's Show Business at the Middle East Business Aviation Show last December. The contented commuter For one TBM850 owner travelling to work is pure pleasure. Liz Moscrop meets a man with a (flight) plan Allow me to lull you into a false sense of security as you prepare to wade your way through an article about the advantages of turboprop over jet aircraft to the owner pilot. Last year Daher Socata sold its first [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyhs442Ovrk I have to admit upfront to an unashamed plug for Zening Resorts in Cyprus in this video. I have no affiliation with the company, but have visited there twice. Each time I have come away the richer. The brainchild of Ajay Goyal (Google him - he's a good guy and cracking publisher and journalist), Zening was five years in the making, and came into being after extensive research, where he travelled to 12 countries over five years. The eco-friendly destination is a sustainable and holistic holiday resort located across from the Latchi Harbour in Chrysochous Bay, Paphos, Cyprus. It comprises 145 luxury [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyHWLjm8C3k&feature=youtu.be Murphy's Law dictates that which could go wrong naturally will do so. In my case technology defeated me in Disneyland. After the Satnav/Car incident it was inevitable that communication issues ensured that three members of my wonderful and scattered support team each had some kind of software and or tech issue*. Truly....so here we are some several days later with some tidbits for you from the NBAA 2014 show... ...with more delights to come from Bombardier later this week. I'll also add some news on the Dassault Falcon 5X and 8X programmes, which are well under development in additional [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh4MPnUwPr8&feature=youtu.be Accomplished pilot and actor breezed into the show today in his role as brand ambassador for Bombardier Business Jets. The airframe was promoting its new Challenger 650 type. I was fortunate enough to have another half an hour interview with him - which I'll share with you in due course. For now I'll say this enormously talented individual was as charming and eloquent as ever. I'll post more later - wanted to ensure you got to see his speech in situ!