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  • Cessna prepares to deliver first Europe-based Sovereign+

    News | 11 Jun 2014 16:04 | Kate Sarsfield

  • Boeing receives order for 777-300ER BBJ

    News | 11 Jun 2014 03:48 | Greg Waldron

    ​Boeing Business Jets has received an order from an undisclosed customer for a 777-300ER aircraft configured for VIP use.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-receives-order-for-777-300ER-BBJ-400275/
  • Daher-Socata delivers first Asia-Pacific TBM 900

    News | 10 Jun 2014 17:01 | Kate Sarsfield

  • P1XX twinjet still a possibility – Piaggio Aero

    News | 10 Jun 2014 15:41 | Kate Sarsfield

    Piaggio Aero has not ruled out adding a business jet to its expanding aircraft line-up, but any decision to launch a new programme is unlikely to be made before 2017.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/P1XX-twinjet-still-a-possibility-Piaggio-Aero-400258/
  • Diamond's top-of-the-range DA52 becomes DA62

    News | 05 Jun 2014 15:29 | Kate Sarsfield

    Diamond Aircraft has renamed the DA52 top-of-the-range piston twin it is developing as the DA62, to help to distinguish it from its DA42 stablemate.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Diamonds-top-of-the-range-DA52-becomes-DA62-400121/
  • ANALYSIS: ABS Jets offering the best of both worlds in Prague

    News | 05 Jun 2014 08:09 | Murdo Morrison

    Like many aviation companies in the Czech Republic, ABS Jets – a Prague-based business aviation services company – markets itself on the “Western values/Eastern prices” principle.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-ABS-Jets-offering-the-best-of-both-worlds-in-Prague-399335/
  • SOFIA telescope declared operational, but funding threat looms

    News | 03 Jun 2014 20:19

    ​Three months after announcing plans to ground the aircraft, NASA has declared the stratospheric observatory of infrared astronomy (SOFIA) operational after 18 years in development.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SOFIA-telescope-declared-operational-but-funding-threat-looms-400036/
  • Film, TV studios launch bid to open airspace to UAVs

    News | 03 Jun 2014 17:44 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Film and television studios have become the first industry to seek US regulatory approval to operate commercial unmanned air systems (UAS) in sub-Arctic airspace, the US Federal Aviation Administration says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Film-TV-studios-launch-bid-to-open-airspace-to-UAVs-400031/
  • ANALYSIS: GE looks to turn former Walter Engines into its turboprop centre of excellence

    News | 03 Jun 2014 09:06 | Murdo Morrison

    ​GE Aviation’s Business and General Aviation Turboprops business in Prague – the former Walter Aircraft Engines – combines the Czech company’s decades-long expertise in small turboprop engines with the US giant’s vast experience in industrial production and new product developmenthttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-GE-looks-to-turn-former-Walter-Engines-into-its-turboprop-centre-of-excellence-399672/
  • Long-endurance Solar Impulse prototype makes first flight

    News | 02 Jun 2014 19:54 | Stephen Trimble

    Solar Impulse moved a step closer to a planned round-the-world flight next year with the maiden flight on 2 June of the critical second prototype – the first solar-powered aircraft designed to cross oceans.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Long-endurance-Solar-Impulse-prototype-makes-first-flight-399971/
  • Northrop announces partnership with Diamond Aircraft for surveillance market

    News | 29 May 2014 12:07 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Northrop Grumman has announced a new partnership with Diamond Aircraft Industries and a new presence in Ontario, Canada, to developsurveillance aircraft for Canadian and international markets.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Northrop-announces-partnership-with-Diamond-Aircraft-for-surveillance-market-399810/
  • Ex-Im pledges $2B for exports of business jets, helicopters

    News | 27 May 2014 16:21 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Export-Import Bank has announced a goal to double financing support for business aircraft and commercial helicopters this year, even as it faces the threat of being shut down after 30 September.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ex-Im-pledges-2B-for-exports-of-business-jets-helicopters-399732/
  • EBACE: Pilatus secures 80 orders for PC-24

    News | 21 May 2014 16:44 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Pilatus Aircraft has secured over 80 orders for its PC-24 and has named its five launch customers which between them have acquired 18 of the superlight twin jets. This line-up includes: Luxembourg fractional ownership company JetFly which has an order for six of the $9 million aircraft, Abu Dhabi charter and management company Falcon Aviation Services with four aircraft, US fractional provider PlaneSense, with six and Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor with three orders and one option.The Williams FJ44-4A-powered PC-24 was launched at EBACE last year – marking Stans Switzerland-based Pilatus’s first foray into the business jet space. The twinjet has a projected take-off distance of 820m (2,690ft) and a landing distance of 2,530ft, enabling it to operate from unpaved runways and grass strips.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Pilatus-secures-80-orders-for-PC-24-399599/
  • EBACE: Fokker proposes giant window to Boeing Business Jets

    News | 21 May 2014 13:34

    High net worth individuals are used to viewing the world through panoramic windows from penthouse apartments or luxury yachts – but when they step on their business jets they are restricted to peering through tiny windows.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Fokker-proposes-giant-window-to-Boeing-Business-Jets-399588/
  • EBACE: UK business aviation association boss warns of border control 'disease'

    News | 21 May 2014 13:15

    The head of UK business aviation association BBGA has warned of a “disease” that could spread across Europe and add significant costs to business aviation operators.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-UK-business-aviation-association-boss-warns-of-border-control-disease-399586/
  • ANALYSIS: Falcon 8X laid bare

    News | 20 May 2014 15:10 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​This is a very busy time for Dassault. Less than seven months after launching its all-new, large cabin Falcon 5X, the French airframer has introduced a new business jet to sit at the head of its family of high-end, twin- and tri-engined business jetshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Falcon-8X-laid-bare-399168/
  • EBACE: GE prepares to take on PT6A with new engines

    News | 20 May 2014 14:22

    GE Aviation plans to take on rival Pratt & Whitney’s market-leading PT6A with new engines in the 1,100-1,200 shaft horsepower and 1,800-2,000shp class, by developing a turboprop “centre of excellence” in Prague – the former Walter Aircraft Engines business it acquired in 2008.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-GE-prepares-to-take-on-PT6A-with-new-engines-399531/
  • EBACE: Bombardier unveils Global 7000 cabin

    News | 20 May 2014 14:14

    ​Bombardier is ready to show customers the fruits of four years of research with the unveiling today of the 33.7m (111ft) cockpit and cabin mock-up for its latest Global 7000 business jet.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Bombardier-unveils-Global-7000-cabin-399528/
  • EBACE: Old faces return with new lease of life

    News | 20 May 2014 14:00

    ​A new name in executive jet leasing was launched at EBACE – but with some familiar faces at the helm.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Old-faces-return-with-new-lease-of-life-399529/
  • EBACE: Race is on to deliver first BBJ 747-8

    News | 20 May 2014 13:58 | Murdo Morrison

    The race is on for the delivery of the first BBJ 747-8 head of state aircraft and Boeing Business Jets president Steve Taylor wants to be at the office in the front when the delivery happens sometimes in the next month.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Race-is-on-to-deliver-first-BBJ-747-8-399522/
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