Dating in Style: Spend Valentine’s Day in the Sky

Dating in Style: Spend Valentine’s Day in the Sky

The start of February officially ushers in the Valentines season, a time for people to make their love known to their significant other, girlfriend or boyfriend or even those they are still trying to court. But no matter what your relationship status is with the one you’re trying to impress, there is one general rule for Valentine’s Day dates – go big or go home. In order to come up with a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day date, people from all over the world have conceptualized different Valentine’s Day date ideas. Some go mountain hiking, go on road trips, go horseback riding and some even recreate their first dates for nostalgia points.1 Given that a lot of different gimmicks for Valentine’s Day have already been done before, how do you make sure that your idea of Valentine’s Day date can stand out and be memorable? For starters, you need to think outside the box and view things from a different perspective. And while we are on the subject of perspectives, here is a unique one: a perspective from the skies while aboard a helicopter. While the idea may seem impossible at first, given that very few individuals actually own a helicopter, a Valentine’s helicopter date is now within reach thanks to the services of a trusted aerospace company in Philjets.  Make your dream Valentine’s Day date come true with PhilJets By booking a Valentine’s Day helicopter tour with PhilJets, you’ll be making sure that your date will be one for the books. Imagine this: you’ll be arriving at your destination from the skies, a sure way to make your date go...
H145, the first twin-engine helicopter of PhilJets

H145, the first twin-engine helicopter of PhilJets

Towards the end of last year, PhilJets’ fleet welcomed a new addition – an aircraft that opens a lot of new possibilities because of its innate versatility. On December 14, 2017, PhilJets’ new Airbus H145 arrived in the company’s hangar at the Manila Domestic Airport. The event was graced by representatives from PhilJets and aircraft manufacturer Airbus Helicopters. The arrival of the H145 is a highly anticipated milestone for PhilJets because it is the company’s second twin-engine helicopter. Twin-engine helicopters offer a big step up over single-engines because they are more reliable and safer. Furthermore, the H145’s addition to the fleet heralds a time of excitement for the company because the aircraft gives PhilJets the option to carry out new services for their charter like law enforcement operations, crew transport to oil and gas plants and power lines inspection, among others. Introducing the H145     Being the latest member of Airbus’4-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter, the H145 is a state-of-the-art rotorcraft boosted with improved functionalities compared to its predecessors from the EC145 family1. Measuring 11.69 meters from nose to tail with a height of 4 meters, the H145 sports a noticeably large cabin with a cutting-edge avionics suite which incorporates three large displays and a four-axis autopilot in the cockpit.2 As mentioned in the marketing infographic for the unit, the H145 has a cruise speed of 248 km/hr and can carry a useful load of 1,731 kilograms. Not only is this helicopter powerful, it also has a stylish appearance and a comfortable cabin with air-conditioning system. Single-Engine vs. Twin-Engine     So what makes twin-engines better? In essence, twin-engines are...
PhilJets’ Year 2017 in review

PhilJets’ Year 2017 in review

For PhilJets, 2017 was a year marked by bustling growth – propelling the company from being a daring up-and-comer to a trusted name in the aviation industry. The entry of a new year is often regarded as a mark of a fresh start. But it is also an opportunity to look back at the accomplishments and milestones that were reached in the year that just ended. Marking its fourth year since it was founded in 2013, PhilJets made a number of noteworthy moves in 2017 in order to solidify their bid to become the leading aerospace company in the Philippines, including hiring highly-qualified staff members, launching new services and acquiring new units to join their fast-expanding fleet.     PhilJets started 2017 on a very bright note – taking control of a Cessna Citation XLS+ in January. The said acquisition not only reinforced the PhilJets fleet, it also heralded the company’s entry to the business jet segment of the aviation industry. Another business jet, in the form of a Bombardier Challenger 350, was added to the fleet the following month. Being the best-selling business jet platform of the last decade1, the Challenger 350 aircraft has a proven reputation for excellence worldwide. Given that PhilJets operates both business jets and helicopters, the company also made sure that their helicopter fleet was reinforced. In May of last year, a Bell 407 GX was added to PhilJets’ aircraft line-up. The Bell 407 GX is a versatile multi-role aircraft that can be used for medical emergency transport, touristic sightseeing, charter services, aerial photography and corporate transport, among others.2 As the saying goes, it...
Buying a jet: a profitable investment

Buying a jet: a profitable investment

Who says no to an investment that gives luxury, comfort and profit all at the same time?                   Owning private jets and helicopters have long been regarded by many as a venture solely for luxury – for good reason. The expenses that will be incurred are not limited to the purchase of the jets or helicopters themselves but also for hangar rentals, maintenance facilities and the hiring of qualified pilots, mechanics and other members of the aircraft crew. From the expenses side of the ledger, buying private jets or helicopters may seem like a dead investment at first glance; especially that jets or helicopters are seldom used if the owner is an individual. However, private aircrafts carry a money-making potential that can be unlocked, provided that the purchase of jets and helicopters are made in-sync with the needs and demands of the people who will use them. For full utilization of benefits, it makes more sense financially for aircrafts to cater to the needs of a large company rather than just an individual. This way, the aircrafts will be used more often, as companies tend to have various uses for quick and uninterrupted travel. Additionally, when aircrafts are allotted for company use, it is almost guaranteed that every time the aircraft flies, it is for a purpose that will generate income so the cost of travel can be offset by the financial gains that will result from it. In the Philippine setting, travel by air is becoming a more appealing option as places like Metro Manila, where centers of business are primarily concentrated, become more and more congested for...