Airbus has given the strongest hint yet that it could launch a re-engined version of its airliner-derived ACJ320 family as early as next year.
07 Dec 2014
Business and general aviation aircraft deliveries continued their resurgence during the first nine months, thanks to rising demand for jets and piston-engined types, according to the latest statistics from the General Aviation Manufacturer’s Association.
03 Nov 2014
Superior Aviation Group – the company behind the aborted sale of Hawker Beechcraft in 2012 – is preparing to build an 8km2 town on the outskirts of Beijing, dedicated to the country's expanding business and general industry.
24 Oct 2014
Under the metallic and composite skin of Gulfstream’s new G500 and G600 lie several new innovations that came to light in supplier announcements and interviews at the NBAA convention.
23 Oct 2014
The last five years have not been easy for customers of Hawker or Beechcraft-branded aircraft. With hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars invested, those loyal to the brand faced a gloomy future for an asset whose value is substantially based on whether there is a commercial system available to support it.
Dassault Aviation boss Éric Trappier has congratulated rival Gulfstream on the unveiling of two new models, while also cheekily suggesting that the Savannah firm is merely following in its footsteps.
22 Oct 2014
Discovery Aircraft is debuting its XL-2 piston single at the show where it announced plans to expand its general aviation aircraft offering beyond the two-seat type and the five-seat, twin-engined Discovery 201, which is also on display.
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.
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.
Lufthansa Technik has added weightlessness and flying telescopes to the portfolio of special missions of large commercial aircraft now inducted in its overhaul or modification hangars.
Adding up to 267 more horsepower in some Cessna 208 and 208B Caravan models will cost $550,000, Blackhawk Modifications (Booth 1667) announced on 20 October.
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).
Comlux America is preparing to expand into the widebody VIP completions market and is poised to break ground on a new hangar extension to accommodate the anticipated new business.
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.
For Dassault Aviation, much of the focus at NBAA will inevitably be on what you cannot see – yet, anyway. But what cannot be seen can at least be felt, in the form of of a mock-up of the cabin of its upcoming Falcon 5X.
It’s difficult to tell the difference between Bombardier’s CRJ200 regional jet and the Challenger 850 corporate aircraft. It’s equally difficult to tell the difference between Sean and Eric Gillespie, vice-presidents of Flying Colours.
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.
17 Dec 2014
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