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Miami Air International Charter flies you in style and comfort -- and a "green" conscience

by Admin 14. March 2013

When booking a commercial flight these days, you can wonder what is covered in the ticket price. Checking baggage? Extra. Want to board first? That will cost you. Seating? Pay for priority seating, while the seat next to you is not. Food? Extra. The servings are poor and there isn't enough for all the passengers. Some airlines have even done away with the peanuts for snacks.

At Miami Air International, their charter flights (no individual tickets) offer comfort and style, providing first-class service whether you are in business or coach. Don't let the "Miami" fool you. MAI is headquartered in Miami, Florida, but you set the course for wherever your group needs to travel -- within the United States or to international destinations. MAI will take you from wherever you want to leave to wherever you want to go.

While you are spending green for the service, you can also travel with the knowledge you are flying with a carrier committed to "green" practices and corporate social responsibility.

The B737-800 planes burn only 800 gallons of fuel per hour, are equipped with blended winglets that saves 3% fuel, and an Electronic Flight Bag for a paperless cockpit. The B737-400s consume only 900 gallons of fuel per hour. As a result, there is a fuel savings of approximately 28% versus older generation narrow body aircraft such as the MD-80 and B757. Further, according to Boeing, the noise level is confined to the boundaries of the airport, thereby not affecting the community around the airport, and allowing for access to highly regulated airports even during restricted hours. Advances in technology over the last 40 years have resulted in a 90% reduction in noise and 70% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The planes have been designed with efficiency in mind with lower weight, maintenance costs and overall operating costs. The planes can fly higher, further and faster. These elements allow for an enhanced passenger experience, reducing jet lag.

Contact us or fill out a Quote Request to arrange the Miami Air International experience for your group (March Madness is upon us). Once on board, stretch out in your seat -- yes, there's leg room -- lean your head back on a head rest with your company logo, drink from a cup with your logo, served by a flight attendant wearing an apron displaying the company logo. Choose food from our custom catering options and menus, which can be served on fine china, and accompanied by a drink from the premium open bar. After your meal, lean back and choose from a selection of movies to watch on drop-down video screens (on the 737-800s) or personal DVD players (on 737-400s).

As always with Miami Air International, the choice is yours. You may never want to leave the plane.

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What is an Electronic Flight Bag?

by Admin 12. October 2011

One of the many prides we take in our fleet is our use of electronic flight bags. It’s also one of our features that seems to get the most questions. Just what is an electronic flight bag?

A lot of initial confusion over the electronic flight bag comes from the fact that it is not a bag at all. To this day, pilots are required to carry a number of manuals, forms, and other documents with them on every flight. Pilots carried these materials in their “flight bag” – which tended to very cumbersome. Pilots made use of so many documents that flight bags often weighed 40 pounds or more. As an added inconvenience, 40 pounds of papers can clutter a cockpit.

As technology advanced, planes started to go paperless and documents were condensed onto computers which came to be known as electronic flight bags. When electronic flight bags first appeared in the early 1990s, they were simple laptops running standard programs like word and spreadsheet processors. Originally, pilots had to make performance or fuel calculations using manuals and pen and paper. Now, computers could perform and document all calculations conveniently and quickly.

Today, FAA-approved electronic flight bags come in many shapes and sizes. Some are average laptops or specially modified laptops. Most actually look like a tablet computer, but heavier – usually weighing between one to five pounds, which is much better than the 40 pound bags of old!

At Miami Air, we use what’s known as “Class 3” electronic flight bags – which mean they are actually installed equipment that is a part of the plane. This gives our pilots a paperless cockpit with all the information they need to get you to your destination quickly and safely.