US start-up Kestrel Aircraft has returned to NBAA with a mock up of its Kestrel single-engined turboprop and is keen to stress it's business as usual for the programme while it continues to search for funding to complete development.
22 Oct 2014
With the stroke of a pen on 21 October, an FAA official cleared the Embraer Legacy 500 jet for flights over US soil.
BAE Systems introduced active control sidesticks to the business jet market only a week before the NBAA competition, but they already face a rising challenge from Safran.
Technology firm Avinode is poised to ride the “third wave” of interest in online business jet booking tools as it looks to take “the next step” in the company's evolution.
The proliferation of wireless electronics has revolutionized operation of business jet cabin systems by taking controls from consoles and seat arms into passengers’ hands.
21 Oct 2014
Epic Aircraft is making its debut at NBAA where it is also displaying its E1000 single-engined turboprop for the first time.
Beechcraft has demonstrated the long-range capabilities of its King Air 350ER by making a nonstop trip between California’s Napa County airport and Honolulu International – a distance of 2,121nm (3,928km).
Bombardier has unveiled a plan to retrofit the Challenger 605 with Rockwell Collins avionics that will enter service next year on the updated Challenger 650.
Business aviation's contribution to the US economy is being strangled by too much government red tape and the glacial pace of reform, according to a leading US congressman.
After many delays and false starts, a long-promised revolution in the super-light and midsize cabin segments has finally arrived at the NBAA static park.
Switzerland’s Jet Aviation has put all its previous troubles behind it and is now poised to aggressively grow all its business units, says company president Robert Smith.
US maintenance repair and overhaul company Sabreliner Aviation is making its foray in to aircraft remanufacturing and hopes to launch its first programme next year.
Charter operator Bohlke International Airways has been selected to be the preferred aviation service for IGY Marinas in the Caribbean.
With the Embraer Legacy 450 making its NBAA debut this week, the airframer’s entire business jet family is finally together in one place.
20 Oct 2014
GE Aviation plans to acquire two HondaJets to launch an internal shuttle service for non-executive employees moving between the company’s 42 US manufacturing sites, says Brad Mottier, president and chief executive.
After 25 years in the business of tip-to-tail private jet maintenance, Jet Support Services Inc. (JSSI) is expanding in several sectors, including the helicopter service market.
GE Honda is partnering with Sierra Industries to retrofit Cessna CitationJet, CJ1 and CJ1+ models with its newly developed HF120 turbofan engine.
Sales are rebounding strongly for Dassault Aviation, with the French airframer notching up 67 firm Falcon orders in the first three quarters of 2014, more than in the whole of last year, says president Jon Rosanvallon.
Nextant Aerospace is displaying a full-scale mock-up of its G90XT flightdeck for the first time at NBAA, and says it is on track for to certificate and deliver the first twin-engined turboprop – a remanufactured version of the Beechcraft King Air C90 - in the first quarter of 2015.
Gama Charters, the US subsidiary of UK-based business aviation services provider Gama Aviation, is at NBAA marking a successful 12 months as the operating partner of Wheels Up.
Paramount Aviation Resources Group has become the primary ferry and flight support provider for Lider Aviation, a Brazilian aircraft charter, sales and maintenance company.
Pratt & Whitney Canada enters NBAA riding high on the back of its exclusive position on the Gulfstream G500 and G600 with its 15,000lb-thrust-class PW800-series engines.
Bombardier Business Aircraft will outfit its new Challenger 650 jet with Lufthansa Technik’s nice HDD cabin management and in-flight entertainment system.
Rockwell Collins is unveiling at NBAA the first major integration update and more details about the long-term strategy behind last year’s $1.4 billion acquisition of Arinc.
After lifting veil on two new jets on 14 October, Gulfstream's next step will be to next explain major advances in how both aircraft will be manufactured.
Honda Aircraft’s $4.5 million HondaJet remains on track for certification in the first quarter of 2015 with service entry of the light twinjet planned immediately afterwards.
Bombardier’s Learjet 85 is making its debut at NBAA where the airframer is insisting that it is business as usual for midsize twinjet’s certification programme.
Textron Aviation is hinting that its longest-range jet now in development may not be quite long enough.
The maker of the distinctive Avanti twin-pusher turboprop unveiled a new identity this morning at NBAA, changing its name from Piaggio Aero Industries to Piaggio Aerospace.
Boeing Business Jets president Capt Steve Taylor says he is quitting the organisation on a high, after net orders hit double figures this year for the first time since 2008.
GE Aviation announced on 20 October that the Passport engine for the Bombardier Global 7000 and 8000 will begin flight tests in early 2015.
SyberJet Aircraft is showing off its SyberVision avionics suite and redesigned cockpit mock-up for the SJ30i light business jet for the first time at NBAA.
Keen on a narrowbody-sized VIP aircraft but still watching the pennies? Well then, Lufthansa Technik might have a solution to your dilemma.
Twelve months ago, the biggest mysteries in business aviation were the strategies and designs beneath the cloak of secrecy covering Dassault’s “SMS” project and Gulfstream’s “P42” programme. With the twin unveilings of the Gulfstream G500 and G600, the market finally has answers – along with a few more questions.
Bombardier has launched a long-expected avionics, interior and propulsion upgrade for the large cabin Challenger 605, but has no plans to announce a similar refresh go the Global 5000 and 6000 despite recently unveiled competitive threats by Dassault and Gulfstream.
19 Oct 2014
SmartSky Networks has teamed with radio technology giant Harris to launch the first airborne 4G LTE-based wireless communications network.
Demand for large-cabin aircraft, a strong pipeline of new business jets and economic resurgence in Europe and Brazil will help create a strong business aviation market over the next decade, according to Honeywell Aerospace.
Aviation Partners at NBAA has unveiled a split-scimitar winglet retrofit for the Boeing Business Jet that is custom painted to honor members of the US military.
Israel Aerospace Industries remains interested in developing a small, single-pilot, five-seat business jet, confirms an executive at its North American division.
Swiss luxury charter firm VistaJet enters NBAA in buoyant mood having taken delivery of 12 brand new aircraft so far this year, with another dozen due to arrive by the end of the fourth quarter.
Signature Flight Support intends to press ahead with its aggressive acquisition strategy as it continues to expand its network footprint.
Rolls-Royce is at NBAA in confident mood, despite the setback of losing out on long-time customer Gulfstream’s two new platforms to rival Pratt & Whitney Canada.
Aircraft trader Jetcraft sees the market for second-hand jets regaining some its former vigour as the Raleigh, North Carolina firm forecasts business up to 30% up on last year.
Hawthorne Global Aviation plans to further boost its network of fixed base operation (FBO) facilities by the end of the year with a further three set to be snapped up – including its first on the West Coast of the USA.
In an effort to convince the business aviation community that its services are not just for airlines, the Flight Safety Foundation is highlighting the safety tools it offers to corporate and business jet operators.
The USA’s, and the world’s, biggest business aviation convention – NBAA – starts in Orlando on 21 October. The event is all about business aircraft as tools – machines to transport money makers directly where they want to go in comfort, convenience and security, while saving them hours of time. However, there is an element of the industry that is more about indulgence and making a statement. Here we celebrate nine of the most flamboyant carriages of the clouds, some of which, sadly perhaps, never (or have not yet) got off the ground.
17 Oct 2014
Epic Aircraft has selected Vision Systems electronically dimmable windows for its E1000 single-engined turboprop. The six-seat, high performance aircraft is scheduled is scheduled for certification and first deliveries next year.
14 Oct 2014
Gulfstream is taking aim at new models in development by Dassault Falcon and at Bombardier’s Global 6000, with a pair of business jet launches on the eve of next week’s NBAA gathering in Orlando.
Nextant Aerospace is hoping to launch a new product as early as next May’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva, in partnership with engine supplier GE Aviation.
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