The Bombardier Global 5550 Jet is one of the latest aircrafts from the company that will provide passengers with the ability to easily travel between locations in a nonstop manner. The jet is capable of traveling a whopping 5,900 nautical miles, which allows for long-haul flights like Los Angeles to Moscow and other similarly distant journeys. This is achieved thanks to the Rolls-Royce Pearl engines that enable the aircraft to cruise at Mach 0.90 to also get travelers to their destination at a quicker pace.
The Bombardier Global 5550 Jet features a standard configuration with seating for 16 along with several opulent finishing touches like the Pur air filtration system that refreshes the cabin air every 90 seconds to keep it 99.99% clean.
What’s the best thing about flying privately? Most will tell you it is cutting out the stress and inconvenience of the airport. Can it get any better than emerging from your jet and walking straight into your car on the runway? According to the design team at Embraer, it certainly can. The Embraer Pulse Concept goes one better by allowing the VVIP traveler to go from air to ground without leaving their seat.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer enlisted the help of its Design Ops team to help visualize what private aviation might look like in the next 50 years. They took inspiration from the first-ever concept car – Harley Earl’s Buick Y-Job – and made another world-first: an aerospace concept car. The aesthetics may look incredibly futuristic, but the design brings back the original romanticism of flight from the 1950s and 60s.
Embraer Pulse echoes the previous EmbraerX concept in that they both take off and land vertically. The radical concept looks to mimic the flight of birds rather than a machine. The first commercial aircraft offering vertical takeoff and landing might not be too far off (as soon as 2030), but the Embraer Pulse Concept is a quantum leap into the future.
The integrated panels will allow passengers to stay connected throughout their journey
Novelly marked for 2070, the Pulse Concept takes the future of travel to a whole new level. The main passenger pod can be transferred from an autonomous aircraft to an unmanned vehicle. It creates a seamless transportation experience for the passengers as they remain in a single personal space from door to door.
As well as revolutionizing the way we travel, the Embraer Pulse Concept would completely change the experience, too. The pod is completely transparent, allowing passengers to fully appreciate the joy of flying. The views as you descend on New York, Dubai, Monaco or London would be incredible. The design team admits that the pod design counts on significant advances in glass technology and see-through alloy metals.
If the passengers grow tired of the views, the glass surrounding them will be interactive, offering them the chance to do work, watch movies, or make a video call to colleagues awaiting their arrival.
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In connection with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the following changes have been published in Timatic:
ALBANIA – published 23.03.2020 Flights to Albania are suspended. – This does not apply to flights operated by Air Albania (ZB) from/to Istanbul (IST).
ANGOLA — published 18.03.2020 1. Passengers and airline crew who have been in China (People’s Rep.), France, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Portugal or Spain are not allowed to enter Angola. This also applies to passengers and airline crew who have been in contact with people infected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). – This does not apply to airline crew and nationals of Angola. 2. Residents of Angola, airline crew and nationals of Angola who arrive from or have been in China (People’s Rep.), France, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Portugal or Spain will be put in quarantine. 3. A completed sanitary control sheet must be presented to the National Directorate of Public Health of the Ministry of Health upon arrival.
ANGUILLA — published 07.04.2020 All airports in Anguilla are closed until 20 April 2020.
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA – published 26.03.2020 1. Passengers and airline crew who have been in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA or United Kingdom in the past 28 days are not allowed to enter Antigua and Barbuda. – This does not apply to nationals of Antigua and Barbuda and resident diplomats. 2. Airlines must provide advance passenger information of scheduled arrival of nationals of Antigua and Barbuda and resident diplomats.
ARGENTINA – published 02.04.2020 Passengers are not allowed to enter Argentina until 12 April 2020.
Normalement, depuis le 15 mars, les vols internationaux sont interdits, pour deux semaines, au départ ou à l’arrivée sur les aéroports saoudiens.
«Pendant trois jours, confie depuis Bahreïn Alexandre Katrangi, un des responsables d’Aerojet Middle East, la société qui a affrété l’avion, on a travaillé dans le plus grand secret pour demander les autorisations à l’aviation civile saoudienne, trouver les bons canaux afin de faciliter les choses, et on a finalement réussi à obtenir ces autorisations, se félicite-t-il. Après avoir décollé du Bourget, dimanche matin, le jet s’est posé à Yanbu, il a fallu 30 minutes seulement pour faire le plein de kérosène, les trois Français sont montés à bord et ils étaientle soir chez eux à Pau ».
Si la pandémie plombe l’économie mondiale, elle offre également des opportunités à certains. En partenariat avec la société de sécurité Anticip-Risk and Co, Aerojet Middle East se frotte les mains. « Des dizaines de Français et d’autres nationalités veulent partir d’Arabie, mais aussi de Dubaï, Koweït ou du Maroc », observe Alexandre Katrangi. Dimanche, un autre de leurs jets a évacué trois Russes de Yanbu à destination de Moscou. Lundi, plusieurs employés turcs d’une grande société de construction opérant à Djeddah ont demandé à être rapatriés à Istanbul. Aerojet Middle East a également été sollicité pour des évacuations entre le Tchad et Paris, Istanbul et Marrakech, le Koweït et l’Inde. Coût d’une évacuation : environ 50.000 dollars. « C’est le prix d’un vol en jet privé pour ces distances », assure Alexandre Katrangi, « les sociétés qui font appel à nous ont contracté, en général, des assurances pour l’évacuation de leurs salariés ». Établi depuis une vingtaine d’années dans le Golfe, Alexandre Katrangi dispose d’un carnet d’adresses lui permettant d’aller vite pour obtenir les autorisations de vol. « Mais tout est légal, ajoute-t-il. Nous ne sommes pas dans des opérations de barbouzes ou des évacuations ultra secrètes à la Carlos Ghosn ». Pour ne pas violer le couvre-feu nocturne décrété à partir de mardi en Arabie saoudite, les vols ont lieu de jour.
Sa société reçoit également des appels de privés fortunés. « Vendredi, dit-il, nous avons eu une demande d’un basketteur professionnel américain, qui voulait d’urgence quitter la Croatie pour se rendre à Istanbul. Il y a cinq jours, un milliardaire turc nous a demandé d’évacuer son fils étudiant à Londres pour le faire rentrer à Istanbul ». Dans le Golfe, où les mesures contre la propagation du virus se mettent en place, les ambassades de France ont généralement appelé les ressortissants français à ne pas rentrer dans l’Hexagone.
Sunday 22 March 2020 — Faced with the inevitable progression of restrictive measures taken by the various States, which are increasingly binding on the international air traffic regulator – IATA -, many French nationals, but also those of other nationalities, find themselves immobilised and unable to find a commercial flight to return to their respective countries.
Anticip – Risk & Co and its airline partner Aerojet ME have taken the measure of the stakes involved, particularly in view of the hundreds of immediate private or professional evacuation requests from French or foreign companies for their employees.
Last Sunday 22nd March 2020, and despite a complete shutdown of Saudi Arabia’s airports (attached notice from Saudi Civil Aviation), Anticip – Risk & Co and Aerojet were able to organize 2 flights at 16:55 zulu Saudia Time for the evacuation of 3 French nationals to Pau (France) and 3 Russian nationals to Moscow. (Attached flight manifest)
Anticip – Risk & Co and Aerojet have a long experience and the necessary expertise for these repatriations and evacuations throughout the world.
“Our primary mission is to ensure the safety of our clients around the world and to do so, we have several evacuation and extraction plans according to the scenarios in force. Very early on in the spread of the epidemic, we implemented our Business Continuity Plans and offered our clients evacuation solutions that anticipated the closing of borders one after the other. In close cooperation with the civil aviation authorities in each country, we organized and continue to schedule the repatriation by special flights of several customers who remained stranded in Africa or the Middle East.”; mentioned Ludovic Guerineau and François Ledreux of Anticip from Risk & Co’s Operations Department.
Anticip is a Security and Defense Services Company (ESSD) specialized in assisting its customers in high-risk areas. Ancitip acquired Risk & Co, a company specialising in safety consulting, safety-security engineering and cyber security, on 20 December 2019. The company has a turnover of 20 million euros and employs 150 people. The Operations Department is headed by Ludovic Guérineau, formerly Director of Operations at the DGSE, the French Secret Service. He is assisted for flight operations by François Ledreux, former security director of Aigle Azur.
… “We have a platform open 24/7 to be able to respond to any type of flight within a few hours. Concerning the case of Saudi Arabia, our presence in the Kingdom and the region for 19 years has enabled us to activate the necessary relays to obtain all the permits and derogations necessary for the positioning of the jets and the departures of expats; and, in agreement with Anticip, we have put in place an active, pragmatic and effective strategy to make the chain of command as efficient and rapid as possible to enable these nationals to rejoin their families … We are also currently preparing several flights to different theatres of operations in order to provide a concrete and immediate solution to the evacuation requests…” expressed Irina Duisimbekova, Cyrille Cardonne & Alexandre Katrangi (Aerojet Founders)
Aerojet ME is a private aviation company founded by Irina Duisimbekova, a global trading executive for 15 years with Fortune 500 companies; Cyrille Cardonne, a former officer of the Ministry of the Interior with activities in operations and intelligence; Alexandre Katrangi, Advisor and Board Member to a Member of the Saudi Royal Family for 19 years and to international companies for their investment, development and acquisition projects; and His Highness Sheikh Khaled Al Khalifa, Member of the Royal Bahraini Family.Media Contact:
GACA has been coordinating round-the-clock cleaning operations at the country’s international and domestic airports
RIYADH: The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has intensified sanitizing and disinfecting of flight terminals and general facilities as part of preventive measures introduced in cooperation with the Ministry of Health to combat the COVID-19 virus. GACA has been coordinating round-the-clock cleaning operations at the country’s international and domestic airports using the latest high-tech, environmentally friendly equipment and materials. Doors, floors, barriers, walls, check-in counters, passenger bridges, waiting chairs, passport control areas, security inspection machines, luggage conveyor belts and transport vehicles, and toilets are all being blitzed in a bid to keep the infection at bay.
Nobu Ibiza Bay is the island’s premier luxury destination located on prestigious Talamanca Bay near Ibiza Town and its most famous restaurants, nightclubs and Marina Botafoch. It offers 152 rooms and suites with soft furnishings, natural wood and artisan ceramics that reflect the island aesthetic, yet with all the desired indulgences of a luxury resort. Floor-to-ceiling windows and open terraces mean you will wake to the scent of wild jasmine and fall asleep to the sound of the waves.
Guests can choose from a selection of four different gastronomic concepts: Chambao is a laid-back beach restaurant serving Balearic specialties; Bay Café has a wide selection of healthy and deliciously wholesome cuisine; the Lounge Bar offers delightful tapas and cocktails; and the internationally acclaimed Nobu Restaurant features signature Nobu-style dishes with Japanese and South American flavors. There are no agendas; breakfast is served at guests’ leisure, and relaxing lunches blend into deliciously free-spirited nights. After sunset, Ibiza Bay transforms into a chic nightspot where the sounds of downtempo music fill the air. There’s plenty to do for the entire family without leaving the hotel too. Relax at the two outdoor heated swimming pools, indulge yourself with a treatment at our Spa by Six Senses, go shopping at the exclusive boutique or change your style at John Frieda’s hair salon. Meanwhile, your children can enjoy a fun day at the Kid’s Club making new friends and partaking in plenty of activities.
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