The Airbus A380 superjumbo is the largest commercial airliner in history. The A380 was once thought to have the potential to revolutionize air travel. Instead, the 331 Airbus superjumbos sold now play more of a niche role for flights operating in high congestion areas. The A380 first flew in 2005 and entered service in 2007. A while back, we had the chance to take a tour of one Etihad‘s A380s. The Airbus A380 is one of the most impressive and yet controversial airplanes in aviation history. As the largest airliner in history, the A380 is undoubtedly a technological wonder. When the European planemaker dreamed up the A380 three decades ago, it was for an aircraft that would revolutionize air travel with grand visions of unprecedented luxury for passengers and earnings power for airlines. Things haven’t worked out quite as well as Airbus had hoped. Instead of becoming the workhorse of airlines around the world, the A380 has become … [Read more...] about The $446 million Airbus A380 is the largest and most expensive airliner in the world. Take a look inside.
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caption The Bombardier Global 6000 on display at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. source Benjamin Zhang/Business Insider The Bombardier Global 6000 is the Canadian planemaker’s flagship large long-range business jet. It was the centerpiece of Bombardier’s showcase at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. The Global 6000 can hold up to 17 passengers and fly up to 6,900 miles. The Bombardier Global 6000 costs $62.31 million. The Global 6000 tenure as the flagship will soon come to an end with the arrival of Bombardier’s next-generation Global 7500 and Global 8000 jets later this year. In May, Bombardier stunned the aviation community with the unexpected unveiling of the new Global 5500 and Global 6500 private jets at the 2018 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition. The Canadian jet maker kept the existence of the two new model a secret until its world debut in Geneva, Switzerland. The 5500 and 65000 … [Read more...] about Check out the $62 million Bombardier private jet that’s Canada’s answer to Gulfstream
caption The Embraer Phenom 300E and me! source Benjamin Zhang/Business Insider The Embraer Phenom 300E made its world debut last October at the National Business Aviation Association conference and exhibition in Las Vegas. The updated 300E builds on the success of the original Phenom 300 that entered service in 2010. Since 2013, the Phenom 300 has been the most delivered private jet in the world. The Phenom 300E has room for as many as 10 passengers and can fly more than 2,200 miles. The Embraer Phenom 300E costs $9.45 million while most customers end up paying around $10 million. The Embraer Phenom 300 has been an unqualified success since its debut in 2010. Over the past half-decade, more customers have taken delivery of the Phenom 300 than any other private jet in the world. According to Embraer, it has delivered more than 400 of the planes to customers in … [Read more...] about I flew on a $10 million Embraer Phenom 300E and I now understand why it’s the most popular private jet in the world
caption The Cirrus Vision Jet. source Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The Cirrus Vision Jet is a small, single-engine, carbon fiber private jet. At $2 million, it’s the most affordable private jet in the world and costs roughly half as much as its closest rivals. The Vision has room for up to five adults. It has a range of 1,150 miles while cruising at 345 mph and 28,000 feet. For most of us, the jet ownership is something that is more fantasy than reality. After all, few have millions to burn on a private jet. However, Cirrus is trying to bring that dream closer to reality for more people with the new Vision Jet. At around $2 million, it’s the most affordable private jet on sale today. In fact, it’s roughly half the price of its closest jet-powered competitors. Cirrus Aircraft was founded as Cirrus design in the mid-1980s and is a company best known for its small … [Read more...] about I flew on the cheapest private jet in the world and it’s truly a game changer
source Twitter/Saudi Embassy Prince Khalid bin Salman al-Saud is the younger brother of Saudi Arabia’s famous Crown Prince Mohammad and the son of King Salman of Saudi Arabia. He is Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US, and recently bought a $12 million home in Virginia, according to a new report. He’s also spent $8 million since becoming ambassador last year, a bill that includes costly trips on a luxury 767 jet. Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US, Khalid bin Salman al-Saud, was revealed on Thursday to have purchased a $12 million mansion outside Washington, DC, last year. That kind of spending is nothing new for the 28-year-old al-Saud. He’s a member of Saudi Arabia’s royal family – his father is King Salman of Saudi Arabia, and his brother is the kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammad, the millennial future leader who visited President Donald Trump in … [Read more...] about The fabulous life of the Saudi Arabian millennial ambassador who bought a $12 million DC castle as a Georgetown student and flies in a private jet for $30,000 an hour