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Embraer delivered its first Praetor 600 on June 28th, with the new super-midsize jet now entering service in Europe – and more deliveries set to quickly follow. It’s likely to become available on the private jet charter market later this year, but in the meantime, we enjoyed making this exclusive video tour of this impressive new aircraft.

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Introducing the Praetor 600 (Embraer) | PrivateFly - YouTube

About the Praetor 600

The $29.9M Praetor 600 is Embraer’s new entrant in the super-midsize segment. And it’s proving popular, with production of the 8-12 seater jet now sold out until mid-2020. It was announced alongside the smaller Praetor 500, which will also enter service later this year.

The Praetor 600 has now been delivered to its first customer in Europe. Image: Embraer

Rather than a clean sheet design, the Praetor 600 is an enhanced version of Embraer’s existing Legacy 500. The primary difference between the Praetor 600 and the Legacy 500 is range – it can fly further thanks to more aerodynamically efficient winglets and additional fuel capacity.

The Praetor aircraft will have a super stylish and spacious cabin. Image: Embraer

This extended range – around 4,000 nm nonstop – opens up new routes, including the all-important transatlantic pathway. While Embraer’s Legacy range of aircraft are very popular charter aircraft for longer flights within a continent, or to connect Europe with the Middle East, the Praetor 600 will be capable of connecting London or Paris to New York.

The Praetor 600’s extra range now puts Embraer in a more competitive position in this key market segment, lining up against Bombardier’s category-leading Challenger 350, and Textron’s upcoming Citation Longitude.

Inside the cabin it’s very impressive and spacious. With a two metre standing height, seating for up 8-12 passengers, and a galley for hot food preparation, it is a very comfortable option for longer journeys and larger groups.

There’s no shortage of style too, with Embraer’s design team reaching a new level of detail with the Praetors, including custom-stitched seating; bespoke designer silk and wool carpets; and carbon fibre retractable tables.

For clients who don’t require a transatlantic flight range, Embraer will continue to produce its highly-popular Legacy aircraft. (See our exclusive pricing on the Legacy 600 this summer in our City Pairs offer).

To charter an Embraer aircraft, or compare models for your trip, our expert Flight Team is available 24/7. Contact us or call 020 7100 6960.

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Gulfstream’s latest business jet, the G600, received its type certification from the FAA last week, following its smaller sibling the G500 (now available in the private jet charter market). And while last year’s US Government Shutdown may have led to a few delays in its schedule, the G600 has been creating quite a buzz in the run up to its certification.

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The new G600 is now FAA-certified. Image: Gulfstream Aerospace

A fully-fitted model made its debut on the static display at the Paris Air Show last month. And the aircraft also made headlines as part of a fleet of aircraft that flew into Geneva for EBACE on sustainable alternative jet fuel.

With the G600 now about to start deliveries, it remains to be seen if Gulfstream will continue to manufacture the popular G550 – which fills a similar brief in terms of size and range. Officially it is continuing to offer both aircraft to order for now.

Image: Gulfstream Aerospace

While it doesn’t fly quite as far as Gulfstream’s flagship G650ER, the G600 is at the pinnacle of aviation engineering and design. It can seat up to 19 passengers, depending on its configuration, with a top speed of Mach 0.9 and a maximum range of 6,500 nm (the G500 has a lower range of 5,200 nm).

The cabin features three zones plus a crew rest space, with lie-flat seating for all seats (which convert into beds for nine); a mirrored mid-cabin bulkhead to reflect maximum light; and a number of customisable options – including the choice of an aft or a forward galley, and an optional shower.

Image: Gulfstream Aerospace

One hundred percent fresh air plus a maximum cabin altitude of 4,850 feet helps to prevent jet lag.

Like the G500, the G600 is powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW800 turbofan engines which, along with a new, innovative wing design, makes it industry-leading in fuel efficiency.

Another notable innovation is the Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck™. This new technology by Honeywell allows the Captain and the First Officer to see and feel each other’s actions via active control sidesticks and touch-screens – enhancing safety.

The G600 is now about to follow the G500 into service. Image: Gulfstream Aerospace

When will the Gulfstream G600 be available for charter?

The first deliveries will take place before the end of 2019,  so we’re hoping to be able to offer the Gulfstream G600 for charter in the first half of next year.

To charter an existing Gulfstream model, or compare your aircraft options, our expert Flight Team is available 24/7 on 020 7100 6960 or you can contact us online.

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When it comes to a private jet charter flight, from the client’s perspective it’s simple: Arrive at the airport 15 minutes before departure time and get ready for take-off.

But what happens behind-the-scenes leading up to that seamless experience is much more involved.

Our Trip Management team work closely with our Flight Sales Team. Once a flight is booked, it is handed over to Trip Management to ensure that every detail is taken care of, before a client steps foot in the FBO. Below are some of the key checks our Trip Management team will always make, before any flight takes off.

If you have any other questions about how PrivateFly works, or would like to book a flight, please contact us or call us at 020 7100 6960

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1) Operational & safety checks

PrivateFly adheres to a strict set of safety guidelines that all operators, aircraft, and crew must meet to be approved in the network. And now we’re part of Directional Aviation’s OneSky family, we benefit from the group’s overall safety standards too.

Our Trip Management team conduct a review before the flight is allowed to move forward, including taking a look at the operator’s insurance; the dual-pilot flying hours and licenses; the crew hours; and the maintenance schedule of the aircraft.

2) Arrange catering and other onboard requirements

Once the aircraft and crew are all approved and set, the Trip Manager will talk to the passenger about the inflight details and coordinate these with the aircraft operator. Specifiying the catering onboard is one of the main considerations.

As each flight is unique, the catering can be tailored to fit the passengers’ needs. From unusual dietary restrictions to favourite brands of tea, we’ve seen a huge variety of requests over the years. Almost any request can be accommodated, given enough time to make the arrangements.

Image: On Air Dining

Besides the menu itself, the Trip Manager will consider two main factors when arranging catering: The size of the jet and whether a flight attendant will be on board.

The size of the aircraft typically dictates whether a fully-stocked galley will be part of the cabin; we wouldn’t recommend an elaborate, hot meal on a small jet with a limited galley, for example. But there are many delicious cold-plated options that can be arranged, included salads, charcuterie, seafood, cheese selections, fruit platters, pastries…and much more.

Similarly, the presence of a flight attendant (usually only on midsize or larger aircraft) means they can plate meals, warm up food, and clean up afterwards – so this allows more complex catering options.

In addition to catering, the Trip Managers will organise other requirements for the cabin or at the airport – such as decorations and flowers for birthdays or other special occasions; accessibility requirements for disabled passengers; and special arrangements for children or pets travelling onboard.

3) Organise ground transfers

Did you know that PrivateFly can also arrange ground transportation for your departure or arrival? Our Trip Managers aim to make your trip a seamless travel experience.

They will ask if any ground transportation will be needed – and use one of PrivateFly’s preferred suppliers that have been thoroughly vetted for your car transfer. From speciality cars to limos to sprinter vans, we can find the right ground option for you.


A few factors the Trip Manager will consider include the route; number of passengers and amount of luggage; and if there are any other larger pieces of equipments such as special sports equipment, wheelchair or pushchair.

4) The day of the flight

When all the pre-flight details have been taken care of and the day of your flight comes, the Trip Manager will be managing a variety of items that require attention.

They monitor the weather continually to ensure no delays due to snow, high winds, rain, or other conditions. Trip Managers are also always up to date on any Temporary Flight Restrictions that may impact your flight.

Finally, your Trip Manager will ensure that the aircraft, crew and catering are all in position. They know that communication is key, so they’ll keep you up to date regularly with all the details you need in the run up to departure. So that when you arrive, you’re guaranteed a seamless, smooth experience.

Have a question for our Trip Management team or ready to fly? Contact us online or call us on 020 7100 6960

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We were delighted to find out this week that PrivateFly has won the ‘Best Broker 2019’ category in this year’s Sapphire Pegasus Awards for Business Aviation. This is the second year running we’ve won the category, which invited international nominations from both charter brokers and aircraft brokers.

Being a broker in any supply chain is a position of great trust and responsibility. The role’s primary purpose is to help a customer filter and decide on what’s best for them, from what can feel like an overwhelming choice of options. And in aviation, where considerations of safety and service are paramount, it’s a responsibility we take very seriously indeed.

At PrivateFly we have always looked to combine a rigorous approach to expertise and service, with innovation and forward-thinking. Our recipe of technology and expertise is what makes us unique, and since being acquired by leading business aviation group Directional Aviation last year, we’ve continued to drive best practice and innovation – but now on a bigger global stage.

The best part of winning any award is the recognition it gives to our fantastic team. So a big congratulations to them all – and many thanks to the judges, our industry peers and clients for voting for us.

For the latest company and industry news from PrivateFly, sign up to our weekly newsletter, and follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.

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PrivateFly is part of Directional Aviation, one of the world’s largest private aviation groups. This means we are now a member of a large family of companies, each offering something unique and innovative in business aviation.

One of them is Nextant Aerospace – recognised as as the first company in the world to introduce remanufactured aircraft to the business jet market.

PrivateFly is currently offering exclusive, fixed & discounted pricing on the Nextant 400XTi. See all routes & prices in our City Pairs offer.

See our exclusive prices on the Nextant 400XTi

What is a remanufactured jet?

Nextant Aerospace, based in Cleveland Ohio, is now 10 years old, and unlike other business jet manufacturers, has made its name by taking an existing aircraft airframe, stripping it back and refitting it from top to bottom. This includes replacing the engines and adding new engineering, avionics, and cabin comforts for a brand new interior refit.

This results in an aircraft that is over 80% new – but at a considerably lower purchase price and operating cost.

Many of our on-demand charter customers at PrivateFly want an aircraft that offers a good combination of range, speed and cabin comfort – but undoubtedly price is also a key factor. So Nextant aircraft offer a strong appeal.

Nextant’s range of aircraft The Nextant 400XTi

Introducing the Nextant 400XT | PrivateFly - YouTube

Nextant’s established aircraft is the light jet 400XTi (and its forerunners the 400XT and 400X). This is an enhanced and completely-rebuilt Beechcraft 400A/XP with Williams FJ44-3AP engines and Rockwell Collins integrated avionics suite. The new aircraft also has major aerodynamic enhancements and an improved engine mounting configuration.

These improvements mean that the Nextant 400XTi can fly 50 per cent further than the original. It’s also faster and about 30 percent more fuel efficient than the original (or indeed most other aircraft in its class).

With a spacious and stylish interior, the aircraft seats 4-7 people, and can fly for 1,925 nm with 4 passengers – outflying other small jets and offering longer European connections, such as London to Ibiza.

This summer PrivateFly is pleased to offer fixed prices for specific routes on the Nextant 400XTi, offering exceptional value for flights to Europe’s most popular destinations, starting from €4,500 between London and Paris.

See our exclusive prices on the Nextant 400XTi

The Nextant 604XT & G90XT

Further up and down the size scale from the 400XTi, Nextant also remanufactures the large cabin Bombardier Challenger 604 (calling it the Nextant 604XT) and the King Air 90 turboprop (the Nextant G90XT).

Phase 1 of the 604XT program was based on avionics upgrades and deliveries began last December. The company is now focussing on cabin redesign for Phase 2, adding a new entertainment system, LED lighting throughout, and a redesigned interior shell to allow more natural light into the cabin.

Phase 3 will then focus on enhancing the aircraft’s flying altitude and adding 500 nm of extra range to the original Challenger spec – opening up new transcontinental routes.

The new 604XT will then be available as a complete turnkey solution, or clients can opt for customised upgrades to an existing Challenger 604.

Meanwhile, Nextant is also focussing on the smaller turboprop market, opening its G90XT order book this year. The original King Air 90 frame is being refitted with General Electric H75 engines, Garmin G1000 avionics, and a redesigned cockpit and cabin ergonomics.

For pricing or advice on chartering a Nextant 400XTi (or any other aircraft) contact us or call the PrivateFly flight team on 020 7100 6960.

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This week the PrivateFly team is at EBACE (European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition) in Geneva, where we’re meeting industry colleagues, sharing our latest company news and – of course – experiencing a wide variety of private jet aircraft (including filming more of our popular video tours, coming soon).

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The PrivateFly team at EBACE 2019.

EBACE is a global highlight of our industry calendar and a time when private jet manufacturers and other industry suppliers make big announcements. So there’s always plenty of innovation to get excited about. Here are just some of the developments grabbing our attention this week.

Spotlight on sustainable fuel – including the G550’s record-breaking flight

A SAJF-fuelled G550 broke a speed record on its way to the show. Image: Gulfstream Aerospace

Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF) is one of the biggest talking points at this year’s EBACE, with a number of aircraft fuelled by it as they flew in (many from London Farnborough Airport, which hosted a pre-show SAJF event).

A Gulfstream G550 even broke a record on the way, demonstrating that SAJF offers the same performance as conventional jet fuel but with more than a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions. The long range jet flew a new city pair record between Charleston in the US and London Farnborough – taking 7 hours and 13 minutes to fly the distance of 3,591 nautical miles, at an average speed of Mach 0.85.

The Praetor 600 is now certified

The Praetor 600 was also fuelled by SAJF as it arrived at EBACE. Image: Embraer

The Praetor 600 was also fuelled by SAJF on its journey to Geneva, and is one of the most popular aircraft on the static display here at EBACE. Brazilian manufacturer Embraer announced that the new super-midsize jet has now passed certification in Europe and the US, with the first aircraft due to be delivered to a US owner before the end of June.

The $21 million Praetor 600 – along with its smaller sister the Praetor 500 (due for certification later this year) – has hit a sweet spot with buyers, combining technology (such as full fly-by-wire and active turbulence reduction) with style and value. It has the range to fly between Europe and the US, which puts it in direct competition with the current super-midsize market leader the Challenger 350, and the incoming Citation Longitude.

Pegasus unveils new VTOL aircraft

Image: Pegasus Universal Aerospace

VTOL and electric aircraft offer the opportunity for business aviation to lead the way in sustainable air travel. So we were excited to see Pegasus Universal Aerospace showcasing a scale model of its Pegasus One VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) business aircraft here in Geneva.

The design combines the vertical operation of a helicopter, with a turbine business aircraft – opening up point-to-point air transport between a wide variety of locations, such as urban areas, yachts, and existing helipads.

The aircraft is planned to seat 6-8 passengers, and to fly up to 2,375 nm at a speed 430 kts, depending on its takeoff configuration (it can operate from a conventional runway or in VTOL mode). The company says operating costs will be competitive with business jets of similar range, but will have lower fuel burn.

The South African start-up says it’s seeking investment and hoping to secure certification within seven years and is now building a full-scale cabin mock-up of Pegasus One, which it’s planning to take on a demonstration tour of Europe in 2020.

Falcon 6X on track for first flight in 2021

The Falcon 6X will offer the biggest cabin cross-section of any business jet. Image: Dassault

Dassault’s latest aircraft launch, the impressive Falcon 6X is another talking point at EBACE, as the French manufacturer announced the long range jet is on track for first flight in 2021, and entry-into-service in 2022.

A mock-up of the cabin here is showcasing its spacious cabin cross-section – the biggest in business aviation. At 6ft 6 inches high and 8 ft 6 inches wide, this will be an important selling point against rival long range jets from Gulfstream and Bombardier.

Three cabin configurations will be offered, accommodating up to 14 passengers.

Pilatus reopens PC-24 order book

Introducing the Pilatus PC-24 | PrivateFly - YouTube

The Pilatus PC-24 is always a jet that grabs attention, and this year at EBACE is no exception. The ‘Super Versatile Jet’ – which is newly available for charter in Europe – sold out in its first delivery run of 84 aircraft after it was unveiled in 2013, with buyers drawn to the jet’s exceptional landing capabilities.

Now the Swiss manufacturer has reopened the order book, with the new run of the aircraft due to start deliveries from later this year.

Since the aircraft entered service last year, feedback from operators and owners has been very positive indeed. In addition to its superior landing performance (which means it can land on steep and even unpaved runways), it offers a versatile, spacious cabin with extra-wide door and excellent luggage space. We’re looking forward to more PC-24s becoming available in the charter market.

For the latest company and industry news from PrivateFly, sign up to our weekly newsletter, and follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.

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Whether flying by private jet charter or commercially, jet lag can put a dampener on the start of any trip. Symptoms can range from disturbed sleep, daytime fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and even to digestive problems for some people travelling across multiple time zones.

But there are ways of mitigating the impact of jet lag, including some innovations by private jet manufacturers and designers.

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What causes jet lag?

Jet lag is a series of symptoms that occur when our internal body clock is disrupted. This body clock keeps us in tune with the pattern of the day, helping us not only sleep at night, but also affecting hunger, mood and blood pressure.

Light is the main signals that help us to regulate this body clock, helping us reset our internal clocks each day to match the sun. This is why, the majority of the tips to follow below, revolve around light and light products.

Natural ways to prevent jet lag

Jet lag prevention is best begun before you even set foot on the aircraft. Even as early as a few days before your trip for the dedicated traveller.

The first recommendation is to change your sleep routine. If you’ll be travelling west, start going to bed later a few days before you travel. Or vice versa when travelling east.

Once you’re on the flight, here are a number of things you could do to combat the effects of jet lag.

Gulfstream’s G650 provides a divan that converts to a double bed for a restful flight. Image: Gulfstream

1) Time your eating & sleeping

Try to eat and sleep according to the local time of your destination. Turn your watch to meet the local time to help you adjust your mind-set during the flight. This will help your body clock adjust to the new time zone before you even land.

2) Wear sunglasses

As discussed above, your body clock responds to how much light your eyes detect. Wearing sunglasses to control your exposure to natural and artificial light can help you set your body clock to a new routine.

3) Drink plenty of water

Dehydration makes jet lag even worse. It’s recommended that you drink plenty of water during the flight, and avoid caffeine and alcohol.

4) Get comfortable

Use earplugs and an eye mask to help create the right conditions for sleep. If you’re on a long haul flight, consider renting a jet with flat bed seat options, or even better, a bed.

5) Keep active

The Dassault Falcon 8X has a humidified cabin system to reduce jet lag. Image: Dassault

When you’re not sleeping, try to move around the cabin and stretch regularly.

After arrival, it’s important to spend the first day outdoors. Exposure to daylight helps the body adjust to the new time zone quicker – and being in natural light during different times in the day can help, depending on how far you travelled. If you travelled west, try getting some morning light once you arrive, and avoid the afternoon sun to help shift your body clock backwards. The opposite advice is recommended if you travelled east.

It’s also recommended to get a minimum of four hours of sleep during the local night. This will help train your body to operate on a 24-hour rhythm – vital for adapting to a new time zone. If you’re having trouble getting more than four hours at night, take short naps to help you get the same amount of sleep you’d normally have in a 24-hour window.

Many types of aircraft have fully-reclining seats. Image: Gulfstream

How private jet travel can reduce jet lag

On any private jet flight, your wellbeing is enhanced by the ability to schedule your departure time carefully to maximise sleep; bespoke catering; a peaceful and spacious cabin and a less stressful travel experience overall. But here are some of the specific ways private jet travel can help reduce the symptoms of jet lag.

Reclining seats & beds on private jets

Private jets offer the cabin space and comfort that commercial airlines cannot.

Super-midsize or long-range jets – such as those produced by Gulfstream, Dassault or Bombardier – are generally used for long flights and these offer high levels of comfort. The cabin is designed to have fully-reclining, ergonomic seating that can convert into a bed. Some private jets even have dedicated private bedrooms on board, such as the BBJ and ACJ converted VIP airliners.

Innovative lighting on board

More and more aircraft manufacturers are focusing on lighting on board to reduce the effects of jet lag. One of the most recent innovations is Bombardier’s Soleil system, for their new Global 7500.

The system adjusts the lighting according to the biological rhythm and preferences of passengers – using natural, relaxing or dynamic lighting.

Cabin pressure & humidity

Some of the latest business jets, such as the Gulfstream G650, have cabin management systems which feature 100% fresh air and lower cabin altitude to reduce fatigue and ease jet lag effects.

Lower cabin altitude means the heart and lungs don’t have to work as hard to oxygenate the blood. At a cruise altitude of 41,000 feet/12,497 meters, the G650’s cabin is pressurised to 3,290 ft/1,003 m – more than twice as low as commercial airlines.

Lower humidity also helps to reduce the effects of jet lag and dehydration. Some private jets, such as the Dassault Falcon 8X, have high-performance cabin systems that adjust the temperature and humidity of the air.

Whether you’re flying across many timezones or none, our expert flight team can advise on the best aircraft for your trip. Contact us 24/7 on +44 (0)20 7100 6960.

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On-demand private jet charter activity reaches a peak in Europe between May and September. Many clients are travelling on summer holidays or to second homes, while others are looking to reach sports, music or arts events.

It’s certainly very busy here at PrivateFly today, with lots of demand from Liverpool fans looking to book private jets to reach the Champions League Final in Madrid on June 1st. Aircraft parking and landing slots are booking up fast at Madrid Barajas, but luckily for some Liverpool fans, cancellations by over-confident Barcelona fans are opening up availability.

High demand for our services is great of course – but such seasonality can create some extra challenges from a supply chain and customer perspective in our industry. And that’s not just in terms of runway and parking availability at airports – but the aircraft themselves.

While there are thousands of accredited private aircraft available for charter in Europe, the majority are booked out at the busiest of times, including summer weekends and around major events. This means clients have lower choice, particularly if they book at the last minute. With pricing generally dynamic in private jet charter, charter rates can rise considerably when availability is so low, and when extra flying hours are required to reposition in from further away.

Exclusive availability & fixed pricing

We know this uncertainty is something that clients find frustrating. So we’re delighted to be able to offer priority access to a fleet of Nextant 400XTi 6-seater jets this summer.

Not only are we able to secure priority access but, on certain routes between popular destinations, we’re also offering fixed prices until the end of September – which are 30% lower than average year-round pricing and up to 50% lower than some summer peak prices om this or an equivalent aircraft.

These are our Summer City Pairs, with destinations including London, Paris, Nice, Ibiza, Palma, Milan and Geneva. Prices start from €4,500 for a one-way flight between London and Paris.

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This is just one of the exciting ways our acquisition last year by Directional Aviation is allowing us to leverage our group relationships – offering exclusives that aren’t available from our competitors.

Whether it’s for the Champions League Final, a music festival or a summer beach escape, speak to our expert Flight Team (24/7) for advice and pricing. Contact us or call +44 (0)20 7100 6960.

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Following our acquisition by Directional Aviation last September, we’ve now marked another important milestone, as we complete our integration with Skyjet – the group’s other on-demand private jet charter brand.

PrivateFly’s CEO Adam Twidell says the company’s expanded team retains PrivateFly’s values and spirit.

Coming together with Skyjet gives us a number of benefits. Firstly a bigger team, especially in the US, all of whom we have now warmly welcomed to the PrivateFly family. Over the past few months, many of the team have travelled between our offices in South Florida, Boston and our European headquarters in St Albans, as we’ve worked out our new structure.

For me personally, it’s been an absolute pleasure to get to know our new colleagues, and to see that they share PrivateFly’s key values and spirit.

We’ve always had passionate and dedicated people at our core, and this remains unchanged as we double in size. Our increased scope gives greater career opportunities for all of our team members too.

Secondly it allows us to benefit from our parent group’s resources and infrastructure. One advantage is the ability to benefit from increased investment in our technology and digital architecture, as we continue to innovate, and accelerate our growth from our larger base.

And while PrivateFly has always had a strong focus on safety and service, now we’re refining our best practice approach even further under OneSky.

Thirdly – and most importantly – it allows us to enhance our offering to our clients. Both those who have chosen PrivateFly or Skyjet in the past, and those who we hope will fly with us in the future.

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Being part of OneSky is opening up a number of innovative ways we can develop unique products and aircraft access within our on-demand charter services. So we’re looking forward to launching some new and exclusive benefits in the months ahead.

Ready to fly? Our expert team is available 24/7 for on-demand charter advice or pricing. Contact us or call +44 (0)20 7100 6960.

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Following the announcement of Embraer’s new Praetor private jet aircraft last October at industry convention NBAA, certification flight tests on the first model, the $29.9M Praetor 600, are now completed. The new aircraft looks set to enter service in the next 3-4 months, and to become available for private jet charter later in 2019.

The Praetor 600 is close to service entry. Image: Embraer

Three Praetor 600 aircraft – two prototypes and a production-conforming example – have now logged 440 hours, and 372 flights at Embraer’s test base in Brazil. The model is now undergoing a flight maturity campaign, in preparation for its market entry. The smaller, $16.9M Praetor 500 is due to enter service just behind its sibling – in the third quarter of this year.

The two new aircraft are Embraer’s newest entrants in the midsize and super-midsize segments. And they are proving popular, particularly the 8-seater Praetor 600, with production now sold out until mid-2020.

Rather than clean sheet designs, the Praetors are enhanced versions of existing Legacy models – the Praetor 500 is based on the Legacy 450, and the Praetor 600 on the Legacy 500.

The Praetor aircraft will have a super stylish and spacious cabin. Image: Embraer

The primary differentiator between the Praetor 600 and the Legacy 500 is range – it can fly further thanks to more aerodynamically efficient winglets and additional fuel capacity.

And this opens up new routes, including the all-important transatlantic pathway. Embraer’s Legacy range of aircraft are popular for longer flights within a continent, or to connect Europe with the Middle East. But the Praetor 600 will be capable of able to fly 3,900nm nonstop – connecting London or Paris to New York.

The Praetor 600 is capable of operating transatlantic flights. Image: Embraer

This puts Embraer in a more competitive position in this market segment – rivalling Bombardier’s Challenger 350 (once again the most-delivered business jet last year) and Textron’s upcoming Cessna Citation Longitude.

To charter an Embraer aircraft, or compare models for your trip, our expert Flight Team is available 24/7. Contact us or call +44 (0)20 7100 6960.

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