The Honda HA-420 HondaJet is the first business jet developed by Honda Aircraft Company. The light business jet was designed in Japan and then developed and jets are manufactured in Greensboro, North Carolina in the United States. Honda approved commercial development of the HondaJet in 2004. The HondaJet made its world debut on 28 July 2005, at EAA AirVenture (Oshkosh Airshow). Honda then announced on 25 July 2006 at Oshkosh Airshow that it would commercialize the HondaJet.
The HondaJet’s over-the-wing engine mount configuration was designed to maximize cabin space, and for achieving lower wave drag at a high Mach number. The nose and wing are designed for laminar flow, and the main fuselage has a constant profile, making an eventual stretch easier. The combination of engine placement, wing and fuselage was achieved using computer simulations and wind tunnels. Honda states that the combination of lightweight materials, aerodynamics and efficient engines gives the HondaJet up to 20% better fuel efficiency than similar aircraft.
Honda began developing its own small turbofan engine, the HF118, in 1999. This led to the HF120, developed with GE Aviation under the GE-Honda partnership. The HF120 was test-flown on a Cessna Citation CJ1. The engine features a single fan, a two-stage compressor and a two-stage turbine. The GE Honda HF120 received FAA type certification on 13 December 2013, and production certification in 2015.
The passenger area is 5.43 m (17.80 ft) long and has an enclosed toilet. The semi-round cabin is 12.1 ft long, 1.52 m (5.00 ft) wide, and 1.46 m (4.80 ft) high. The aircraft is equipped with a touchscreen 3-display Garmin G3000 glass cockpit system (i.e. most of the cockpit readouts are presented on flat-panel displays).
In 2014, the plane was awarded ‘Best of What’s New’ title by Popular Science magazine.
Pet Jets continues to research and provide their clients the latest in options for new aircraft and technology. For information on aircraft charter, aircraft leasing or acquisitions, visit us at www.PetJets.com or call us for 24/7 customer service at +1.805.593.0510.
The Gulfstream G550 has the efficiency to fly 6,750 nautical miles/12,501 kilometers nonstop, but also is capable of operating out of short-field, high-altitude airports. Payload is a plus, too. The G550 can transport up to 18 passengers and still has the range to fly nonstop more than 12 hours. Whether it’s a two-hour hop or a 14-hour nonstop flight, the Gulfstream G550 can handle it. Multiple seating areas create a range of possibilities, whether it’s a dedicated crew rest area, a private stateroom, a conference area or an entertainment space.
Powered by two Rolls-Royce engines that provide the most thrust of any jet in its class, the Gulfstream G550 has a cruise range of 6,750 nautical miles /12,501 kilometers. The G550 flies from Shanghai to Los Angeles or New York to Dubai nonstop at Mach 0.80. London to Tokyo or to Los Angeles is nonstop at Mach 0.85. Fly all those miles without the delay of fueling stops or extra landing fees.
The G550’s quiet interior also improves the cabin experience. Advanced sound suppression techniques keep engine noise where it belongs―outside the aircraft. Start with 14 Gulfstream signature oval windows to infuse the cabin with natural light. Introduce only 100 percent fresh air and combine that with cabin pressurized to a very low altitude. The result is subtle, but effective. Plentiful natural light and fresh air help passengers stay alert and focused. Low-altitude pressurization requires less exertion from the body and ensures passengers arrive at their destinations refreshed and alert.
More than 450 Gulfstream G550 aircraft are in service, and collectively, have flown more than 1 million hours, a performance that gives the Gulfstream G550 a National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) dispatch reliability rating of 99.9 percent―the equivalent of missing only one trip in five years of service. That’s dependability clients can count on, day in, day out, flight hour after hour.
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As we approach the upcoming 2015 holiday season, we wanted to remind our clients to book your holiday charter trips early to reserve the best pricing and aircraft! We also wanted to add some Winter travel tips to keep in mind to ensure a safe, secure and stress-free trip for everyone.
Let’s see some ID – Make sure the information on your dog’s ID tags is current and the tags are securely fastened to their collar. Also, carry a recent photo with contact information in case you get separated.
Vacation vaccination – Schedule a visit to the vet if your dog isn’t completely up to date on all shots before you leave. Keep copies of vaccination documentation on hand and also bring along any medications your dog might need.
Comfort – Bring a favorite blanket and pillow to create a familiar, comforting environment in the aircraft. Try to stick to a regular feeding and sleeping schedule.
Watered down – Along with food, your dog will need plenty of bottled water for the flight. Bring your pets favorite watering bowl!
Shake your booty – If you’re planning some backwoods winter adventures with your pooch, bring along a set of all-weather dog booties to protect your pet’s paws from raw, frozen terrain.
No more salty paws – Walking on roads or sidewalks coated with de-icing salts can irritate a dog’s paw pads. Bring along some baby wipes to help keep paws clean and salt-free.
Be prepared – Pack an extra leash, first aid kit, and cleaning supplies for unexpected emergencies.
Sweater weather – If your dog is prone to the shivers, he or she might need a warm doggy sweater to keep the chills at bay during your flight.
Please email us at email@example.com for a free quote for your next trip and we hope these helpful tips prepare you and your pets for a successful holiday travel season!
Are you preparing to take a trip in the near future or need to relocate with your pet(s)? If so, will your trip need to be a round trip or a one-way trip? Although most travelers need to take round trips, there are some who are only in need of a one-way trip. If you are able to take a one-way trip, you may want to think about chartering a private jet, instead of flying commercially as there are numerous pricing specials that might be more affordable than you think for pet transport.
When it comes to the chartering of a private jet for one-way trips, there are many travelers who wonder why they should charter a jet. One of the many reasons why you may want to think about chartering a private jet for your next one-way trip is because of privacy. When you charter a private jet, you and your predetermined passengers, if there are any, will be the only individuals aboard the aircraft, aside from the crew. The other top reason is for your pet to fly with you in the cabin!
While being able to travel alone is a great reason for chartering a private jet for your next one-way trip, it is not the only reason why you should. Privately chartered jets are often associated with expensive tastes, it is more than possible for you to find a relatively low-cost or affordable private jet chartering company to do business with.
That is why you are urged to give a private jet charter a quick glance if you are only in need of a one-way ticket, instead of round trip travel reservations. A large number of private jet chartering companies offer deals or specials for one-way travel. Here at Pet Jets, we can assist you with finding such one way specials!
Private jet chartering companies will take these types of reservations, they can sometimes lose money when doing so. If the private jet chartering company is located in New York, but a customer makes reservations to charter a flight to Texas, that plane will have to return to New York. That is why many chartering companies offer discounts on one-way returning flights.
For your next vacation, business, or relocation trip, consider aircraft charter to save time and money. Private air carriers who are willing to fly you and your pets serve thousands of airports worldwide that are not served by the airlines. Contact the folks at Pet Jets for a free quote at info@petjets!
When you fly with a jet charter service, you’ll never want to fly on a commercial airline again. Executive jet charters provide everything you need for a convenient, relaxing flight. This is why their popularity in the corporate world has soared in recent years. The jets themselves range in size from small to large, with the large ones accommodating up to eighteen passengers– perfect for small groups who prefer to travel together. One of the many benefits of flying on an executive jet charter is privacy. You get to travel with people you know, and you get the entire plane to yourself. This makes it a lot easier to relax in private, or discuss pertinent matters pertaining to business or personal things. It is also much more pleasant for your pet!
Travelers also prefer executive jet charter travel because of the high degree of comfort this kind of trip offers. Spacious comfortable seats, gourmet meals, bars, and in-flight movies are just some of the perks you can expect to find on your next pet jet charter flight. It sure beats those cramped commercial airline flights where you can barely move your legs. What’s more, it’s convenient. You don’t have to wait in line for hours. You just pull right up to the aircraft, board the plane, and you’re ready to go.
Not only is it convenient, using this method to travel is about as flexible as it gets. You don’t have to rely on airlines’ schedules– you choose the times you want to fly. What this means is you could potentially fly to two or three destinations to attend meetings in a single day– and be home in time for dinner! This is why executive jet charter has become the most popular method for people who rely on travel as a key ingredient in doing business. It is also a time saver when you have limited time for vacation!
What’s more, executive jet charter companies currently fly to ten times the number of airports that commercial airlines go to. By traveling this way, you avoid long lines and traffic jams leading to busy airports, and end up flying to and from the exact destinations you need to go to. If you wind up running behind schedule or need to add an unexpected additional stop on to the itinerary, the flight crew will go out of its way to accommodate your needs.
When evaluating all the benefits of executive jet charters, it doesn’t make sense to travel any other way! Contact Pet Jets for a free charter quote for your next vacation or business trip and bring your favorite pet(s)!