On Thursday, September 29, a drug sweep was conducted in Ridley Park, which is just outside of Philadelphia, PA. In this sweep, there was a raid on a Boeing plant which houses 5,400 employees. From the raid, more than three dozen individuals were arrested and 37 are facing the charges of illegal drug distribution and attempted drug possession. This raid was the direct result of several years of undercover investigation, which ensued when Boeing called the police to report suspicious activity on their property. The workers at the plant are in charge of building aircraft for Boeing’s Defense, Space and Security unit. Examples of the specific models they have worked on are the H-47 Chinook helicopter and the V-22 Osprey. Boeing officials have declined to comment on the raid.
This month, the TSA has implemented a new security program and has tested it at Logan Airport in Boston. The TSA was quoted saying that they were “pleased” by the results of their new screening program. However, the people waiting to board their flights were anything but pleased. All security checkpoints at Logan were completely jammed; the lines continued for miles, snaking around the room. The TSA plans to roll this new program out to commercial airports nationwide. Magellan Jets invites you to take advantage of their services and avoid the frustration that comes with flying on a commercial aircraft. Magellan Jets uses Wyvern and ARG/US (Aviation Research Group/United States), the world leaders in aviation safety. By working with these independent, third-party evaluators, Magellan Jets has access to accurate, unfiltered data that allows them to verify the compliance of all charter flights. Ranging from aircraft flight history to operator insurance policies, Magellan Jets compiles all pertinent air charter safety requirements. Operating as a Wyvern Authorized Broker, they have exclusive access to the records and audits of every aircraft and flight crew available and demand the safest records for each flight. Every time travelers fly with Magellan Jets, they’ll be provided with the most up to date background information on the crew and the aircraft based on in-depth research of DOT, FAA, and other aviation safety databases. As you plan your holiday travel, give yourself the gift of a hassle-free flying experience!
On Saturday, September 24, Magellan Jets hosted the Louis XIII Legacy Experience at The Sunset Plaza Mansion in Los Angeles, CA. This intimate private event allowed all guests to join in tasting Remy Martin’s Grand Champagne Cognac, Louis XIII, in the company of expert tastemakers. Remy Martin distinguishes Louis XIII not as a spirit, but rather as a moment to savor. Upon their arrival, the guests were invited to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and Charles Heidsick champagne. The main event was the sampling of Louis XIII; they delighted in sipping the exquisite cognac. The brand ambassador Sten Liija and Yves De Launay, the Vice President of Louis XIII greeted the attendees and were able to educate them on the spirit’s history and composition. This is a Cognac with an average age of 70 years in every bottle, which translates, for the recently released 1998 vintage, into grapes harvested in 1898 through 1952. You taste a piece of history with every sip of this exquisite Cognac. The Louis XIII Experience was a memorable evening for all. As a representative of Magellan Jets, Stephen Huntsman stated, “The event flow was smooth and the presentation was flawless and professional.”
On the evening of Tuesday, September 20th, Style Boston held “It Takes 2”, their two year anniversary party. The soiree was at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. Representing Magellan Jets, Joshua Hebert (CEO), Anthony Tivnan (President) and Tanzer Kanlier were present. The party boasted delicious food featuring chefs Susur Lee, Michael Ginor, Gordon Hamersley, Marc Orfaly, Rodney Murillo, Raymond Ost and Rachel Klein. Beverages were provided by Svedka, Ruffino Prosecco and Hint Water, to name a few. The Back Bay’s hot spot Davios had a strong presence, supplying the crowd with samplings from their five star menu. For those with a sweet tooth, desert was concocted by Finale chef Karen Hodsdon, Ben & Jerry's and PureFections. Guests were kept entertained all night long. From Audi’s selection of their latest models on display, to the incredible music, “It Takes 2” was a success. CEO of Magellan Jets, Joshua Hebert commented, “The Style Boston anniversary event most definitely falls into the top 10 events Boston has to offer every year. It is a party I thoroughly enjoyed attending, as did everyone from Magellan Jets.”
A Gulfstream G550 ultra-long range business jet has set yet another speed record. The jet is equipped with Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines that help push the maximum range to 6,750nm at Mach 0.80, allowing the jet to fly non-stop from Tokyo to Paris.
This most recent record-setting flight took off from Savannah, GA’s Hilton Head International Airport and completed the 3,894nm flight to Campinas, Brazil in just 8 hours and 28 minutes. The luxury business jet averaged a cruising speed of 519mph over the ground.
The G550 represents the pinnacle of luxury travel offering seating for up to 18 passengers and a cabin with up to four living areas to make long flights more comfortable. Since its introduction in 2003, the G550 business jet has set more than 50 city-pair speed records.
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Joshua Hebert, the CEO of Magellan Jets, will be biking 50 miles this upcoming Saturday in The Rodman Ride for Kids. The Rodman Ride For Kids is an umbrella matching gift charity raising funds for youth-focused social service agencies that support at-risk children in Massachusetts. The Ride's mission it to have every child in our community live as we would want our own children to live. The Ride serves as a catalyst by providing child welfare agencies an opportunity to raise funds through this event. The Ride For Kids and its benefiting agencies fundraise year-round, culminating with the Ride event, when 1,500 cyclists participate in a 25, 50, or 100-mile non-competitive cycling tour on October 1, 2011. 100% of the expenses associated with the Ride are underwritten.
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Magellan Jets is proud to announce their partnership with Polo Club Saint Tropez. Polo Club Saint-Tropez is located in Gassin, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Gassin is located between Saint-Tropez and Pampelonne beaches. Annually, between the months of April and September, 14 international tournaments of different handicap level take place, as well as practice and exhibition matches. For each tournament, the Polo Club Saint-Tropez organizes beautiful events and dinner parties. For the 2011 season, the English team SEZZ has kept their title for the 2nd consecutive year by winning the Gold Cup against the newcomers of the Thai Polo Club. It was a very close match, with a final score of 5 to 5. This year, the polo season has ended with the traditional Gold Cup dinner to celebrate the accomplishments of all participants.
The players have been offered a variety of prizes, designer clothing and watches, champagne bottles by Taittinger, a membership card by Nota Bene, some Introspective Glass trophies, a technical hat by Raceline and of course the Silver and Gold Cups. The best playing Team Patron of the Silver and Gold Cups, Roderick Vere Nicoll, received a voucher for a stay at La Messardière hotel. In addition to the polo matches, the Polo Club Saint-Tropez hosts private and corporate events, such as gala dinners, weddings, product launches and seminars. Due to this, it is fair to say that it is one of the top attractions in the South of France. Magellan Jets looks forward to collaborating with the Polo Club Saint-Tropez on future events, both in the United States and abroad.
Boeing’s new engine variant for their successful 737 is the 737 MAX. This new group (737 MAX 7, 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9) is predicted to deliver great results. This series of aircraft have been given the title of “MAX” due to the maximum optimization of everything involved in the design, maintenance and operation of the planes. Perhaps the most enticing aspect is the large fuel savings. According to the manufacturer, there will be a 7 percent advantage in operating costs in comparison to the competition. This advantage can be attributed to the CFM International LEAP-1B engines. They are said to have supreme structural design which allows for greater efficiency and less maintenance necessary.
In addition to the perk of paying less for fuel, consumers can appreciate the reliability of the 737 MAX series. They will continue to boast the Next-Generation 737’s highest reliability rate of any aircraft in the world (a 99.7 percent on-time departure rate). For those who are most interested in luxury, the 737 Boeing Sky Interior is the aircraft which will garner their attention. The interior is very spacious and comfortable, which is in large part due to the fact that overhead bins are hidden in the ceiling.
Over time, I am sure that we will see the MAX series reach the popularity of the traditional 737. Boeing has said that they predict more than 23,000 airplanes to be sold in the 737’s market over the next 20 years.