The number of people travelling by private jet has been rising for some time now and while much has been said regarding the technology that has, in part, led to this renaissance, much less has been said about the jets themselves. These graceful, state-of-the-art aircraft are the real stars of the air show and here we look at some of the technology that makes them a cut above the rest.
The Power and Range
Private jet charter companies such as Fly Victor provide access to a wide range of aircraft featuring technology that, while not unexpected from such an exclusive fleet, is ground breaking and facilitates sheer luxury.
In terms of power, turbofan engines that boast speeds of around Mach 0.925 ensure a speedy arrival at the destination of choice – to put that in to context, it’s over 700 MPH.
As the engines are so efficient, it means that jets also have an impressive range, many of them can fly from London to Singapore without the need to refuel.
Cutting Edge Cabin Technology
Technology is also abounding inside the aircraft. Should passengers want some entertainment, then wall mounted screens can provide just that. Some jets have bespoke entertainment suites with high definition TV screens and high fidelity sound systems.
It is imperative that the modern private jet passenger has access to the internet and so the backbone of many private jets has been designed to facilitate this. Fiber optics provide the on board connectivity and the jets link to high speed ka-band satellite technology – this can comfortably stream video while in flight.
This feature does, of course, mean that passengers have the option to work while they are flying and to many who wish to travel by private jet this is a real deal clincher.
It isn’t only the passengers, however, who are treated to the most advanced aeronautical technology on the planet, the pilots too have their fair share of gadgets and gismos to make flying these aircraft a pleasure.
The latest private jet designs have features such as full glass cockpits and enhanced/ synthetic vision technology. The navigation systems they use can detect wind shear and head-up displays project information into the eye line of the pilots in a fashion akin to a hologram.
Private jets are leading the way when it comes to the integration of technology and this is great news for passengers, cabin crew and pilots alike.