Flying private with pets has become an increasingly popular way of travel given the strict rules and regulations passengers are subject to on commercial flights. Having your pet treated closer to luggage than a passenger in cargo probably doesn’t sit well with most owners who see their pets as family members. As experts in pet travel, Magellan Jets can schedule rest-stops, place toys on board, and even have crews assigned that are extra pet-friendly. Here are some key things you’ll want to know to ensure your pet has the most comfortable flight experience.
If you don’t know the team who is handling your next flight, you probably should. Most private flyers only meet a small handful of the people directly involved in making their trip go smoothly. Magellan Jets implements a multi-step process from a team of professionals for both our membership and charter options to ensure our clients receive safe, seamless and on-time travel. We are so confident in our process, we want all of our customers to know how we operate.
Researching and booking a private jet on your own can be overwhelming! If you do not have much knowledge about the industry, the researching alone can be a tedious task. Thankfully, there are private jet charter brokers who can help alleviate the entire burden. An experienced charter broker can provide you with numerous benefits you might not have even considered!
By: Chad Trautvetter After climbing to its highest level since 2008 in October, business aircraft activity “cooled down” last month, according to TraqPak data released yesterday by aviation services company Argus. Overall, flying in this segment fell 2 percent year-over-year. Continuing the trend seen throughout this year, the Part 135 charter sector once again was the only operational category to post a gain in flying activity, increasing by 3.7 percent versus a year ago. Part 91 activity skidded by 4.3 percent, while fractional flying–still reeling from Avantair’s demise–fell by 5.4 percent last month.
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… Read More
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.
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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.
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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.”
Lafayette Regional Airport was evacuated for a short time this morning as fumes from a can of animal mace discovered in checked baggage caused burning eyes and respiratory distress.
Passenger satisfaction with airlines has declined for the third year in a row, landing at a four-year low, according to an industry-wide study released Tuesday.
The seeds of a lowly weed could cut jet fuel’s cradle-to-grave carbon emissions by 84 percent. David Shonnard, Robbins Chair Professor of Chemical Engineering, analyzed the carbon dioxide emissions of jet fuel made from camelina oil over the course of its life cycle, from planting to tailpipe. “Camelina jet fuel exhibits one of the largest greenhouse gas emission reductions of any agricultural feedstock-derived biofuel I’ve ever seen,” he said. “This is the result of the unique attributes of the crop–its low fertilizer requirements, high oil yield, and the availability of its coproducts, such as meal and biomass, for other uses.” Camelina sativa originated in Europe and is a member of the mustard family, along with broccoli, cabbage and canola. Sometimes called false flax or gold-of-pleasure, it thrives in the semi-arid conditions of the Northern Plains; the camelina used in the study was grown in Montana. Oil from camelina can be converted to a hydrocarbon green jet fuel that meets or exceeds all petroleum jet fuel specifications. The fuel is a “drop-in” replacement that is compatible with the existing fuel infrastructure, from storage and transportation to aircraft fleet technology. “It is almost an exact replacement for fossil fuel,” Shonnard explained. “Jets can’t use oxygenated fuels like ethanol; they have to use hydrocarbon replacements.”