The Wings of Lev­ity

Avion Luxury International Airport Magazine - - JETS -

Out­side, they streak and trace im­preg­nable trails along a dense net­work of routes. In­side, they seem like lux­u­ri­ous liv­ing rooms: a sub­dued at­mos­phere, air con­di­tion­ing, re­volv­ing leather arm­chairs, tele­vi­sion and mini­bar. Jets for busi­ness and per­sonal use are now a con­stant pres­ence in the skies all over the world. Busi­ness moguls, elite glo­be­trot­ters and spe­cial trav­ellers use them to sail over the clouds and savour a sense of speed aboard th­ese mod­ern fly­ing ma­chines, which would have im­pressed even Leonardo. Firstly, we ad­mire the aero­dy­namic fuse­lage of the Bom­bardier Global 7000, with a wing­span ex­ceed­ing 31 me­ters, de­fend­ing its record for the largest and long­est busi­ness jet ever built. Once air­borne, its spa­cious in­te­ri­ors se­duce with their soft, lux­u­ri­ous com­fort. They are di­vided into four lux­u­ri­ous liv­ing spa­ces with mod­ern ac­cents, a full-size mul­ti­func­tional kitchen (top of its range) and a large bed­room with a static bed, in ad­di­tion to a spe­cial entertainm­ent sys­tem in­side the cabin, as well as ul­tra-fast con­nec­tion speeds with Ka band. All th­ese lux­u­ries are set amongst er­gonomic seat­ing and the soft glow of a smart light­ing sys­tem. After the suc­cess of an ex­tremely rapid test pro­gram, the air­craft is now ready for pro­duc­tion. It fea­tures pow­er­ful Gen­eral Electric TechX high-ef­fi­ciency en­gines, ca­pa­ble of sup­ply­ing 16,500 pounds of thrust and re­duce pol­lut­ing emis­sions (NO2), and a fuel con­sump­tion (ex­pected) 8% lower than the in­dus­try leader. The nextgen­er­a­tion tran­sonic wings stretch out from the unique fuse­lage and are able to im­prove flight (speed, flow and con­trol). By com­bin­ing th­ese fea­tures, and with a max­i­mum op­er­at­ing range of 7,700 nau­ti­cal miles, the air­craft is able to fly far­ther than any other com­mer­cial jet, non-stop from New York to Hong Kong, or from Sin­ga­pore to San Fran­cisco. In­stead the

Das­sault Fal­con 8X, a high-end busi­ness jet, is equipped with a new alu­minium wing sur­face, re­in­forced land­ing gear, fuse­lage and ex­tended cabin. It uses the boosted ver­sion of Pratt & Whit­ney Canada PW307 en­gines, which in­crease the fly­ing dis­tance of this air­craft in the Fal­con line, mak­ing it pos­si­ble to con­nect Bei­jing with New York, Hong Kong with Lon­don and Shang­hai with Los Angeles (in­clud­ing Lon­don City air­port - which is nor­mally off lim­its for busi­ness jets) with­out a stop-over, thanks to a range of 11,945 km (945 km more than the 7X). It holds 8 pas­sen­gers and 3 crew mem­bers. The cabin, which is vir­tu­ally noise free, of­fers a myr­iad of cut­ting-edge op­tions, from high-speed Ka-band con­nec­tiv­ity to the Fal­conEye com­bined vi­sion sys­tem, the in­dus­try's first head-up dis­play that com­bines the func­tion­al­ity of syn­thetic and ad­vanced vi­sion and guar­an­tees im­proved in­for­ma­tion in all fly­ing con­di­tions, day and night. The ad­van­tage this brings in low vis­i­bil­ity land­ing sit­u­a­tions is ob­vi­ous. The Gulf­stream G500 is an air­craft of peak per­for­mance. It is able to travel con­sid­er­able dis­tances at a high cruis­ing speed, eas­ily con­nect­ing Mos­cow to New York or Lon­don to Dubai. A jet that main­tains the un­mis­tak­able style of Gulf­stream’s clean-cut de­sign, from the cabin to the large oval win­dows and the sleek wings, with their bold 36-de­gree sweep. The cal­i­brated an­gles of the wings and the PW814GA tur­bo­fan en­gines, cer­ti­fied by Pratt & Whit­ney, al­low it to fly faster and at higher al­ti­tudes, with a max­i­mum Mach speed of 0.925 and range of

5,000 nau­ti­cal miles, with con­trol guar­an­teed by pi­lot inputs through five Honey­well touch­screens. The new cabin seats are equipped with con­trols in the arm­rests. The large lug­gage com­part­ments are ac­ces­si­ble dur­ing the flight, but there are also fold­away shelves and spa­ces for stor­ing golf clubs, ski equip­ment or large suit­cases. The com­fort­able spa­cious 3-zone cabin seats up to 14 pas­sen­gers in the "day" con­fig­u­ra­tion or up to 7 pas­sen­gers in the "night" con­fig­u­ra­tion, and fea­tures ad­vanced entertainm­ent tech­nol­ogy with WiFi con­nec­tion, and a fully equipped on-board kitchen lo­cated in the bow which can also be con­fig­ured in the aft. The kitchen boasts a fridge, mi­crowave and stan­dard oven, as well as a large sink; all em­bel­lished, in the in­ner cabin, by a re­fined and functional de­sign that adorns cab­i­nets, up­hol­ster­ing and var­i­ous fit­tings, us­ing a com­bi­na­tion of ex­clu­sive ma­te­ri­als and ac­ces­sories gen­er­ally found in lux­ury homes. In ad­di­tion, a team of in­te­rior de­sign ex­perts is al­ways ready to ad­vise and sat­isfy cus­tomer re­quests. Gulf­stream of­fers a prod­uct sup­port net­work (ac­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tions, im­prove­ments, re­pairs, cer­ti­fi­ca­tions, ren­o­va­tions) with ap­prox­i­mately 4,100 strate­gi­cally po­si­tioned pro­fes­sion­als world­wide. Jet, Jet, Jet. Three man­u­fac­tur­ers, three lead­ing com­pa­nies. And, at the cen­tre of it all, the new prince, the pas­sen­ger, al­ways com­forted and stim­u­lated by in­no­va­tive prod­ucts and pos­si­bil­i­ties. On the wings of lev­ity, nat­u­rally. Be­cause fly­ing is truly a breath of free­dom.

In aper­tura e in questa pag­ina. Il Des­saul Fal­con 8X oltre alla cab­ina più silen­ziosa dell'avi­azione d'af­fari, of­fre un sis­tema di con­trollo del volo dig­i­tale leader del set­tore. A de­stra. Gulf­stream, con i nuovi G500 e G600, in­au­gura la prossima gen­er­azione di aerei con nuovi stan­dard in ter­mini di com­fort, ve­loc­ità, ef­fi­cienza am­bi­en­tale e si­curezza della cab­ina. Open­ing and on this page. The Fal­con 8X, in ad­di­tion to the qui­etest cabin in busi­ness avi­a­tion, it of­fers an in­dus­try-lead­ing dig­i­tal flight con­trol sys­tem. On right. Gulf­stream’s new­est G500 and G600, usher in the next gen­er­a­tion of avi­a­tion with new stan­dards in cabin com­fort, speed, en­vi­ron­men­tal ef­fi­ciency and safety.

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