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Gulfstream G250 First Flight

Gulfstream’s G250, the aircraft built to replace the G200 in service, has performed it’s first flight successfully in Tel Aviv, Israel. The G250, a super midsize cabin, mid-range business jet, took offfrom Ben Gurion International Airport today at 8:16 a.m. local time,reaching an altitude of 32,000 ft and a speed of 0.7 mach. Landing gearwas retracted […]

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NBAA 2009: Learjet 60XR basking in the sun at the static display

Bombardier (booth 4397) has delivered a shot in the arm to its beleagueredLearjet 60XR programme following the collapse of its biggest customer, and hinted at a Global Express replacement as competition heats up in the ultra-long-range sector. Continue reading… 

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Flight International cover 13-19 October: Gulfstream’s new arrival

Gulfstream’s new G250 which rolled out last week is pictured outside the Israel Aerospace Industries Tel Aviv plan where it is built. 

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EBACE 09 static display general view

Picture credit: Billypix EBACE 2009, Day 1. Here is a general view of the static display. Check our EBACE 09 page which has all the latest news, images, blogs, videos and follow Flightglobal journalists as they tweet their way round the show…

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Jet Republic aims to lure ‘working-class millionaires’ to business aviation

Fractional start-up Jet Republic is aiming to entice Europe’s “working class millionaires” into business aviation, with an offering of hot food, wi-fi connectivity and continental-style interiors on its Bombardier Learjet 60XRs. Continue reading…

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On this day in 1986 Marcel Dassault died aged 94

Marcel Bloch, the youngest of four children, was born on 22 January 1892 in Paris. He adopted the name Dassault in 1949.  Dassault Aviation’s website describes his life. It says that Marcel, “one sunny day in the school playground looked up at the sky and saw the Count of Lambert’s Wilbur Wright passing the Eiffel […]

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Royal Jet says completion capacity easing as it launches project to refurbish five BBJs

Abu Dhabi-based charter operator Royal Jet says the downturn in the business aviation market has brought one positive result – it has eased the capacity squeeze at specialist completion centres. Continue reading…

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How the economic environment is affecting business aircraft

The current economic environment, coupled with the difficulty securing financing for aircraft, has resulted in the “bottom half of the [business aircraft] market falling out”, says Richard Aboulafia, vice-president for analysis at the Teal Group. Continue reading… Picture credit: Spirit Aerosystems

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A new integrated cockpit to be developed for business jets

CMC Electronics has begun developing a new integrated cockpit featuring full-time head-up displays and open architecture that is likely to be available on mid- to large-size business jets from 2013. Read on…

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Bombardier Global 5000

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