Canada Jetlines | November 09, 2022
Canada Jetlines Operations Ltd. the new, all-Canadian, leisure airline, has confirmed international nonstop service out of its travel hub at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Las Vegas, Nevada through Harry Reid International Airport (LAS). The carrier’s first route into the United States is scheduled to launch on January 19, 2023 with multiple frequencies per week. The new service from Toronto will be Jetlines’ third nonstop route to serve Canadians. Flights will commence in January 2023, with travel now on sale via Jetlines.com. Operation of these flights are subject to final Federal Aviation Administration approval.
“We are incredibly excited to launch Canada Jetlines’ international services with a route to the entertainment capital of the world, As we continue to expand our international network with our first route into the U.S., we look forward to beginning services in such a coveted tourist and convention destination such as Las Vegas.”
Eddy Doyle, Chief Executive Officer of Canada Jetlines.
Canada Jetlines will operate this with its growing fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft, including its recently announced second aircraft which is expected to be delivered by this December. The announcement follows news that Canada Jetlines will commence Airbus A320 service from Toronto to Vancouver in December 2022.
About Canada Jetlines
Canada Jetlines is a leisure focused air carrier, which will utilize a growing fleet of Airbus 320 aircraft to provide Canadians with value vacation choices and convenient travel options. Canada Jetlines will provide exciting vacation packages to iconic Canadian destinations and beyond via strong partnerships with airports, CVB’s, tourism entities, hotels, hospitality brands, and attractions. With a projected growth of 15 aircrafts by 2025, Canada Jetlines aims to offer the best-in-class operating economics, customer comfort and fly-by-wire technology, providing an elevated guest centric experience from the first touchpoint. To learn more, please visit www.jetlines.com and follow on all social media platforms for news and updates
Volato | October 07, 2022
Volato, the most efficient way to experience a luxury private jet, today announced that Steve Drucker has joined the team as Chief Technology Officer. Since its inception, Volato has focused on delivering business model innovation through its successful fractional ownership and Stretch Jet Card programs and can now accelerate its tech innovation and product development for the industry with this new CTO hire. Steve Drucker brings to the company nearly three decades of experience building development teams as well as enterprise and consumer facing products. He was previously the Chief Information Officer and EVP of Software Engineering at a publicly listed company, project lead for www.wmata.com, and has authored over a dozen books about software development for Salesforce.com, Adobe, Intel, and others. Effective immediately, Steve will manage Volato's existing team of in-house developers.
"There currently exists a tremendous gap in the requirements for aviation operational and customer focused software services, From the very beginning, Volato has been aware of this opportunity and knows how tech can be a disruptor in the industry. We have been carefully working towards closing the gap and Steve will be a critical part in the implementation of future plans. We are very excited to have him join our team to lead our technology efforts"
Josh Newsteder, Director of Operations at Volato
I am delighted to join the team at Volato and to once again work with past colleagues that I have long respected," commented Drucker. He continued, "I am impressed with the company's vision for the industry, their culture of innovation and the building of aviation solutions that put their fractional owners and passengers first. Volato operates one of the largest and most modern fleets of HondaJets in the world with 11 aircraft and 18 on order, and now offers fractional shares in a fleet of Gulfstream G280's. Other products include charter services, the Stretch Jet Card: the only in-fleet jet card that rewards flexibility, and Volato Aircraft Management Services with a focus on HondaJets and large cabin aircraft. With IS-BAO Stage 2 and ARGUS Platinum safety ratings and an accident-free history, Volato operates with the highest safety standards of any HondaJet operator. In addition, Volato offsets the CO2 on every gallon of fuel used by its fleet through its program with 4AIR and provides pilots with robust training and a balanced lifestyle. Volato is positioned to be an industry leader as it continues to develop the most innovative solutions in private aviation.
Volato is a full-service aviation company providing modern ways to enjoy luxury private jets through innovative, friendly, and sustainable solutions. Volato provides a fresh approach to fractional ownership, aircraft management, jet card and charter programs. Volato's fractional program uniquely offers flexible hours and a revenue share on every live mission for owners in a fleet of bespoke HondaJet Elites which are optimized for missions of up to four passengers, and Gulfstream G280's which are optimized for missions of up to ten passengers.
Frontier Airlines | October 12, 2022
Pratt & Whitney, a Raytheon Technologies business , and Frontier Airlines ("Frontier") today welcomed the arrival of the carrier's first Airbus A321neo aircraft, outfitted with Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines, at a celebration at Tampa International Airport. In recognition of the companies' relationship, Frontier asked Pratt & Whitney employees to name the first three aircraft. The first plane was named "Frederick the Bald Eagle" in honor of the company's founder Frederick B. Rentschler, recognizing the nearly 100-year history of the engine maker. The aircraft features Pratt & Whitney's hallmark bald eagle on the tail and marks the first of 144 A320neo family aircraft 134 purchased and 10 leased for which Frontier has selected the GTF engine. In the coming months, Frontier will reveal two additional aircraft named after other Pratt & Whitney pioneers, each with its own unique tail design. Rick Deurloo, president of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney, joined Frontier President and CEO Barry Biffle, along with employees and distinguished guests, at Tampa International Airport to mark the occasion and the shared commitment to a more sustainable future.
"Our employees are the true trailblazers, who are committed to developing the transformative technologies that will allow the industry to achieve its commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050,For the flying public, the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine means a focus on environmental responsibility with less fuel consumption, fewer emissions and lower noise keeping fares low and contributing to quieter flights and cleaner communities."
Rick Deurloo, president of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney
We are thrilled to welcome our first A321neo, powered by Pratt & Whitney's groundbreaking GTF engines, to the Frontier fleet," said Biffle. "Frontier is already America's Greenest Airline based on our young, highly fuel-efficient fleet, and these new aircraft will take us to the next level in terms of operational efficiency and a further lessening of our environmental footprint. The operational performance offered by these aircraft will generate savings that can be passed on to our customers, helping us continue to deliver on our mission of providing 'Low Fares Done Right' across America and beyond.Rentschler founded the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company in Hartford, Conn. in July 1925. He had a vision for viable commercial aviation: the best planes can only be built around the best engines. The company's first product, designed by the end of that year, was an air-cooled, radial piston engine named the Wasp. The engine transformed the aviation industry and is the only aircraft engine to be designated an historic landmark to this day. The GTF engine extends Rentschler's vision and spirit of innovation with its geared fan design. It has saved airlines more than 800 million gallons of fuel and over 8 million metric tons of CO2 since it entered service in January of 2016.The Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine is the only geared propulsion system delivering industry-leading sustainability benefits and dependable, world-class operating costs. It offers the greatest fuel efficiency and lowest greenhouse gas emissions for the Airbus A320neo family. GTF-powered aircraft reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 16% to 20%, NOx emissions by 50% and noise footprint by 75%.* Certified for operation on 50% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and successfully tested on 100% SAF, the engines are capable of further reductions in carbon emissions, which will help the aviation industry meet its goal of net zero emissions by 2050. The engine's revolutionary geared fan architecture is the foundation for more sustainable aviation technologies in the decades ahead, with advancements like the Pratt & Whitney GTF Advantage™ engine and beyond. Learn more at pwgtf.com.
Reductions vs. prior-generation aircraft, based on 75 dB noise contour and ICAO CAEP/6 emissions regulations.
About Pratt & Whitney
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines, and auxiliary power units.
Artemis Aerospace Ltd | November 17, 2022
Recycling aircraft parts isn't a new concept in the aviation industry and, for many years, refurbishing parts to fit on other aircraft or repurposing them to produce different products, such as circuit boards, has been the industry standard. In fact, according to AFRA (Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association), it is estimated that around 80% to 85% of aircraft parts are recycled when an aircraft reaches retirement. However, new and alternative ideas for reusing aircraft parts are becoming more commonplace.
Airbus and Lufthansa are among some of the companies breathing new life into aircraft parts by creating designer furniture and homeware collections for modern living. The project called A Piece of Sky, which was supported by Airbus and its Airbus BizLab initiative, was the first to start transforming the manufacturer's parts into furniture. These include armchairs, coffee tables and lamps created from things such as cabin windows and test flight storage data modules. They have also created Airbus branded surfboards out of recycled carbon. In October 2020, Lufthansa launched its Upcycling Collection 2.0 – a range of homeware products made from retired aircraft parts. The collection features furniture, sculptures and accessories built with parts from a decommissioned A320. Key products include a flying coffee table created from landing flaps and a wall bar formed from an aeroplane window mounted onto a wooden box.
Aviation themed accommodation
Ideal for aviation enthusiasts or those looking for something a little bit different during a flight stopover, Jumbostay's converted Boeing 747, located at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, offers the chance to sleep in a jet without leaving the ground. Providing accommodation and breakfast, the unique hotel offers a range of rooms, from suites with private showers to dormitories for up to four people. The Cockpit Suite even includes a fully preserved flight deck featuring all the original instruments, so you can play pilot to your heart's content!
Christmas tree ornaments
Whether you're a committed aviation enthusiast or simply fancy something a little bit different, then how about using surplus engine parts and accessories to add an effective and interesting festive flourish to your Christmas tree? From washers, fasteners and rivets to hinges, grommets and seals, parts can be repurposed quickly and easily by simply adding some ribbon or coloured string.
Strike a pose on a private jet 'selfie set'
Ever wanted to fly by private jet? It might not be quite the same thing, but for a little bit of light-hearted fun, take a trip to the Selfie Factory at the O2 in London, where you can spend the day make-believing you are living the good life.
Comprising a variety of sets, including the interior of a private jet, the Selfie Factory allows guests to take as many photos as they like and even offers a changing area so you can don a different outfit each time.
Raise a glass at your very own custom-built bar that's been crafted out of upcycled aircraft fuselage. Created by SkyPod, bars are available in a wide range of colours, finishes and worktop options. All bars come complete with frosted or unfrosted windows, remote control RGB LED lights and a certificate of the plane number and its history. Cheers!