It's Wednesday, and there are only two more days left until your heavily anticipated family getaway. You’re finishing up your loose ends at work for the week and the only thing on your mind is laying on a beach and soaking up the sun. Then it hits you…the beloved family dog, Max. How could you forget? Max is your daughter’s favorite companion and she would be devastated if he wasn't there for the family vacation.
While this story doesn’t pertain to everyone, traveling with pets has become more and more of a necessity in recent years. Pet day cares cost a premium and leave many pet owners worrying about the safety of their given pet. Were they let out this morning? Were they fed? Are they scared and alone? For many animal lovers leaving their pet at home is simply not an option. Additionally, flying your pet to your given destination brings up stressful concerns. In 2009, there were over 30 instances of pets ending up lost, injured, or killed while being transported via airline. What options are available to modern animal lovers? Enter, Magellan Jets.
Magellan Jets knows and understands the concerns of animal lovers out there. We care about the safety and happiness of your pet(s) as well as your peace of mind. We are strategically innovating the industry with our focus and expertise on pet travel. Magellan works with you and a number of pet approved charter operators to assure you have the perfect aircraft for you and your pets. Rest stops, toys for your pet, and a pet friendly crew are just a few of the ways Magellan Jets works for you to ensure your experience is a great one. Contact Magellan Jets and discover a safer, smarter way to fly with your pet!
Magellan Jets Enters the Private Aviation Market in China and Launches a Range of Specialty Services
Magellan Jets is Providing Students and Families in China with Private Jet Transportation to the U.S., Elite Concierge Services and Top-Tier Medical Expertise
Boston, MA. – July 25, 2011 –Magellan Jets is pleased to announce their expansion into the Chinese market. Now, all types of Chinese travelers can enjoy Magellan Jets’ prestige private jet and concierge services. China has recently advanced in transportation across the board; they currently have the world’s fastest train, the world’s largest high-speed rail network and they recently set a new world record for making and selling 18 million vehicles in 2010. The past several months have seen Chinese private aviation regulations relaxed. In turn, more people are turning to private jet charter for their travel and business needs. Magellan Jets will seize this tremendous opportunity to serve clients who now have access to private jet travel.
The first service that Magellan Jets will launch in China is the Cultural Educational Charter Service, the only of its kind in the industry, which will not only transport Chinese students to the U.S. for their higher education, but also see that all of their needs are tended to once they touch down. As the education of this child is extremely important to the family, Magellan Jets understands how imperative it is to aid the student in acclimating to their new environment and putting their families at ease.
“We are thrilled to be able to enter into the private aviation market in China,” says Magellan Jets CEO, Joshua Hebert. “This is a great time for us to enter China and we would like to be the trusted source of establishing Chinese students and families.”
Magellan Jets will also provide assistance with personal letters of invitation and consultations for U.S. Visa Applications and EB-5 Investor Immigration Business opportunities, which provide Green Cards for Magellan’s clients. A Green Card (or Permanent Residency) gives the holder, and his or her immediate family, the right to live, study and work anywhere in the US. There are many Visa categories, and while some allow for a green card after you have been in the USA for a period of time, most do not. The EB-5 Visa is unusual in that it provides a green card at the outset and that it is the only Visa which allows retirement to the US. It also provides the flexibility to live anywhere, study or take any job, own and operate any business, and to change employment or career without restrictions.
Families in China who seek to send their children to the U.S. to pursue their education may now turn to Magellan Jets as their complete private jet travel and concierge solution. A team of specialists in the fields of medicine and real estate will work closely with Magellan Jets to fulfill all requests so that parents who utilize Magellan Jets’ services can be confident that their child will travel safely and will be taken care of once they arrive in the U.S. Students will be provided with a complete package; flights to and from China, and an array of world class services and amenities.
Magellan Jets has appointed Stephen Huntsman as Global Advisor and Chief Business Development-Director of Sales for the Asia market. Mr. Huntsman plays a key role in deal origination, negotiation and implementation with intimate Chinese Government officials and world class relationships.
The initial step in Magellan Jets’ Cultural Educational Plan is for the client to have a complete evaluation with Magellan Jet’s U.S. based consultant, Li Jing. Ms. Jing is an internationally famous TV host and producer, and a Wharton Business Journalism award winner. Having studied and lived in both China and America, Jing has extensive experience in how to successfully adapt to different cultures. Her goal is to counsel the clients to aid in their adjustment to living in the U.S.
Based in China, Magellan Jets has a point of contact who will also act as a consultant in this process, David Xu. David Xu has been named the Magellan Jets Charter Agent in China. Mr. Xu attended Harvard where he studied Private Equity and Venture Capital.
Additionally, private Air Ambulance flights are available if necessary. Dr. Robert Glatter has been appointed as the Director of The Magellan Jets Travel Response Team; he is on call 24/7 to assist with all medical issues. Dr. Glatter is a board certified emergency medicine physician and is currently an attending physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Dr. Glatter has also served as a sideline physician and medical consultant in the NFL for the New York Jets from 2004-2007. Dr. Glatter currently serves on the Board of the Worldwide Children’s Foundation of New York (www.WWCF.org), providing lifesaving and life altering surgeries to children throughout the world. He also serves on the editorial board of Medscape Emergency Medicine, an affiliate of WebMD, providing educational support to practicing physicians.
In order to provide its Asian clients with seamlessly integrated private jet charter options, Magellan Jets has partnered with OrientSKYs private jets, who will be providing logistical and operational flight support. Since 2006 OrientSKYs has provided sales, marketing and business development services to Jet Asia Limited and continues to use Jet Asia as its preferred aircraft operator. Established in Macau in 1995, Jet Asia has earned the reputation as one of Asia’s premier executive charter fleets and was the first Asian business jet operator to have achieved safety certification under the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators (IS-BAO).
Once the logistics concerning the travel arrangements are solidified, other plans may be made for the initial family trip (if requested) to visit Universities for selection and interviews and the official trip to bring the student abroad. Magellan Jets is fully equipped to make the student’s life post-move a seamless transition. They will help with all purchase requests, including cars, parking spots and moving the student into their living space. Private drivers can be made available to the students if so desired. Additionally, Magellan Jets has a superior team in place to deliver all security-related needs. Before any of these services are taken advantage of, Magellan Jets will utilize their exclusive alliance with top-tier real estate companies to lease or buy housing for the student.
Magellan Jets China charter services are not just for families. They will also launch charter services that appeal to high-rollers and businessmen. Magellan Jets has been offering travel from all points throughout Asia; Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenyang; and globally to the hottest gaming destinations in the world; including Macau and Las Vegas. Designed for businessmen and gaming aficionados, Magellan Jets allows these individuals to avoid the public eye and troublesome public transportation hassles. Private aviation is the businessman and discerning gamers’ best friend and partner in both business trips as well as jaunts to world-renowned gaming destinations. For more information, visit www.magellanjets.com.
About Magellan Jets
Magellan Jets is a leader in private jet travel with over 30 years of aviation experience. At the forefront of their reputation is the superb quality of service and safety which they provide. With a wide variety of membership programs as well as point-to-point charter services, clients are advised on the best option for their specific needs. Benefits of a membership include no fuel surcharges, no repositioning charges, guaranteed aircraft availability with as little as ten hours notice, inclusive gourmet catering, and V.I.P. ground transportation. Magellan Jets’ Flight Support department is available 24/7 to provide services such as weather tracking, itinerary changes, and personalized in-flight entertainment. Magellan Jets has operations worldwide and offers flights in the Continental U.S., the Caribbean, Bermuda, Mexico, and Europe. Magellan Jets, 1250 Hancock St., Suite 810 N, Quincy, MA, 02169. 877-550-JETS, http://www.magellanjets.com.
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Sick of swollen feet after a long flight? Well, you might find a solution by 2050. EADS (The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company) has presented a sensational high-speed transport concept, called ZEHST (Zero Emission High Supersonic Transportation). ZEHST does not only intend to shorten long-haul routes but also limit the impact on the environment by mitigating the sonic boom. Believe it or not, this hypersonic jet will link Paris to Tokyo in two and half hours. Being fast and green are not the only featured attractions of the jet.
Even with its breath-taking technology, which increases speed and decrease emissions, ZEHST requires neither trained passengers nor special runways. According to the EADS’ press release on ZEHST, the plan will use a regular turbofan engine to take off and ascend sharply with rocket boosters to go above the atmosphere. ZEHST has been carried out in cooperation with SJAC (Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies) and will welcome between 50 and 100 passengers aboard. But patient will still be needed for the amateurs of aviation, when you know EADS company will certainly have an unmanned demonstrator by 2020 and hopefully launch their commercial flights in 30-40 years.
The recent storms that have pounded the Northeast and surprised the South have sent the nation into a bit of a logistical turmoil. Trips have been disrupted, cars have been stranded and options have been severely limited. But as TIME magazine reports, the private jet industry has been able to turn lemons into lemonade from what is an otherwise sour situation.
Taking advantage of their relatively small size, private jets can utilize smaller airports which require less time for snow removal. Saving time, paired with the ability to both file flight plans and board passengers more rapidly, private jets are proving this winter to be a prime resource when choosing to buck the snow. By flying into a greater number of smaller airports, private jets are available at locations much closer to travelers’ origin or destination, ensuring passengers spend as little time as possible in the slippery conditions this winter have brought.
Just like Magellan Jets, private jets offer travelers unparalleled access and uncompromised standards. Allowing you to get out of dodge during the winter, private jets are your best bet for beating the next Snowpocolypse.
As the American economy slowly begins to stabilize, leaders in the corporate world are gravitating towards private jet travel once again. Elevated confidence concerning respective company values seem to be coaxing executives to recognize private jet charter as a comfortable risk. Chartering a private aircraft is the quintessential choice in today’s market. The other two options would be sustaining a corporate fleet, or flying commercially. Maintaining a corporate fleet is seen as a liability; costs run very high. This has caused executives to shirk away from signing off on a payment that is extravagant and unnecessary. Airline travel on the other hand, dodges the price factor, but runs right into other issues. Airlines can produce delays, lost luggage, etc., all of which are taxing. Private jet travel is the happy medium being yearned for.
This has clearly been validated within the past year, total business jet flights, privately owned and charter, rose 7 percent to 2.84 million in the 12-month period through September. A significant amount of the growth was through overseas travel, according to data tracked by the Federal Aviation Administration FAA.L. A prime example of the recent boom of private jet travel has been executed this month by General Motors. The company which was recently floundering returned to chartering jets this month when visiting investor’s. This development succeeds the 2008 occurrence when GM, Ford Motor Co, and Chrysler Group were reprimanded for corporate jet use. With the economy crumbling, lawmakers were provoked to question the acceptability of private jet travel. This concern is a moot point now that companies are reveling in financial success once again. It is fair to say that private jet charter has found its niche in today’s market.
Last week Rico Love launched his record label, Division 1. The singer/songwriter/producer chose to celebrate this new endeavor in Miami, FL, and Magellan Jets was thrilled to be there to honor his achievements in the music industry. Rico Love has had much success lately with several chart-toppers like Dirty Money’s “Hello Good Morning,” Usher’s “Daddy’s Home,” and Beyoncé's "Sweet Dreams." The indie label is a joint venture with collaborator Universal Motown, and is set to be a huge success come 2011.
The launch party was at the Red Steakhouse Roof Top in South Beach. The Magellan Jets Logo can easily be seen on the backdrop of the red carpet event with some notable celebrities in the way. Industry celebrities included Fat Joe, Usher, and producer Jim Jonsin. Check out the photos provided from VIBE’s exclusive inside access. When viewing them, you can catch the Magellan Jets logo behind the celebrity silhouettes on the red carpet. Magellan Jets was able to provide private jet travel to many attendees. Don’t miss an event, and let Magellan plan your next private charter to any celebration worldwide.
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A New York judge granted bail for Steve Slater, a JetBlue flight attendant who is accused of cursing out passengers on the airplane’s public-address system. It was also reported that the flight attendant grabbed a handful of beer from the galley, pulled down the emergency slide, and made a daring escape onto the tarmac. Slater was arraigned this morning in a Queens’s courtroom on charges of criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and trespassing.
Police and prosecutors claim that the 38-year-old airline industry veteran lost his temper Monday afternoon when a dispute broke out between him and a passenger. Apparently a rule-breaking passenger defied requests to stay seated then accidentally hit Slater in the head with her luggage near the beginning of the flight. When the plane landed in New York, the woman was angry at the fact that her bag was not readily available. The female passenger became outraged and began to curse at the flight attendant. Prosecutors said that at some point, Slater abruptly and angrily addressed the passengers on the plane’s intercom. JetBlue Airways Corp. made a statement claiming that they are working with the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and Port Authority Police in an ongoing investigation. They also said that the safety of its customers and crew members were never at risk.
It is frightening enough to have a fight break out on a plane and it is even more frightening when it’s with one of the flight attendants onboard. Every passenger wants to have the best experience possible while flying, why should they have to deal with all that chaos? Here at Magellan Jets, we can guarantee that a situation like this will never occur on your private jet charter. We make sure that the flight attendants onboard have the necessary skills and traits to make you feel comfortable and safe. Fly private with Magellan Jets and you won’t have to deal with another commercial airline quandary!
Fractional aircraft provider NetJets’ second-quarter revenues fell 43 percent year-over-year to $550 million, and for the first half dropped $1.024 billion–or 42 percent–from the same six-month period last year. According to parent company Berkshire Hathaway, NetJets’ declines reflected an 81-percent dive in aircraft sales and a 22-percent reduction in flight operations revenues “primarily due to lower flight revenue hours.
NetJets reported pre-tax losses of $253 million for the second quarter and $349 million for the first six months, compared with gains of $192 million and $255 million, respectively, in the same time frames last year. Further, Berkshire said that NetJets owns more airplanes than it requires for its present level of operations “and further downsizing will be required unless demand rebounds.
NetJets founder and now former chairman and CEO Richard Santulli left the company last Tuesday, just three days before Berkshire released its second-quarter results.
AIN by Chad Trautvetter
**Pilots Drawn to Magnificent Scenery, Upscale Accommodations and Friendly Airports**
Aviation buffs are flying their small private planes to the Dominican Republic (DR) more and more due to new pilot-friendly, no-fee policies at domestic and international airports. Hundreds of private airplanes are soaring to the DR airports in the eastern Caribbean to experience the beauty of the country, sophisticated accommodations, amazing adventures, and the famous warm Dominican welcome.
"The DR government has made a concerted effort to ensure that aviation enthusiasts can enjoy our country's magnificent beauty and fascinating culture using their favorite mode of transportation, flying in their own plane. This pilot-friendly approach has DR airports poised and eager to welcome more private pilots each year," said Magaly Toribio, the DR's Vice Minister of International Promotion.
The DR's Institute of Dominican Civil Aviation (IDAC) is partnering with the U.S. National Aviation Safety Foundation to ensure that their 199,000 member U.S. pilots have the latest information on the 13 airports that enthusiastically welcome them in the DR. The joint effort will help to inform U.S. pilots about all of the unique cultural, adventure, and historic tourism activities available to them when they visit.
"Our initiative to promote private aviation makes sense as there is an increased desire to explore the DR by private pilots from the U.S., as well as from around the world. The DR's enviable position in the Caribbean with sophisticated domestic and international airports, amazing accommodations, unique culture and history, and breathtaking scenery are the main draw," said Toribio.
Since May 29, 2008, private airplanes under 30,000 pounds with no more than 12 passengers are exempt from any government fees in the DR. When the weather becomes cold and harsh in the north, pilots are secure in the warm tropical haven and welcome provided by the DR. For a list of eight international airports in the DR, visit:www.GoDominicanRepublic.com. For a list of private DR airports, visit www.flydominicanrepublic.com.
The Dominican Republic's first tourist was Christopher Columbus in 1492. Rich in history, the DR has developed into a diverse destination offering both Dominican and European flavors to more than one million U.S. visitors each year. Named #1 Golf Destination in Caribbean & Latin America by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, the DR boasts 25 designer golf courses, upscale resorts, pristine nature, and sophisticated cities and quaint villages filled with warm Dominican people. The DR features the best beaches, fascinating history and culture, and is a chosen escape for celebrities, couples and families alike. Visit the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism's official Web site at: www.GoDominicanRepublic.com or call 1-877-386-4637 for more information.
In a report on the on-demand Part 135 charter industry issued last week, the Department of Transportation Inspector General (IG) concluded that the “FAA does not effectively target inspections to higher-risk on-demand operators” nor provide enough inspector oversight of charter operators in comparison with Part 121 airlines.
The IG suggests that if Part 135 on-demand and Part 121 regulations were similar, then some notable accidents might not have occurred.
While the IG audit notes that “the number of fatalities from on-demand operations makes it imperative that FAA take action to address these issues,” the IG was not able to analyze Part 135 versus 121 accident rates to support its concerns. The IG audit, said the Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association, does not place “enough emphasis on the inherently-more-risky 135 environment."
Much of the flying is done in foul weather, on demanding schedules, in relatively unsophisticated aircraft, with a single-pilot. And according to National Air Transportation Association president Jim Coyne, “The IG largely conducts an apples-and-oranges comparison. Part 121 is very homogenous with regard to the types of aircraft and operations. Part 135 contains every possible mission profile and includes single-engine pistons up to large cabin jets. Of course the requirements are going to be different."
- By Matt Thurber - AINonline