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  • NBAA: Jetcraft eyes improving second-hand market

    News | 19 Oct 2014 17:29 | Dominic Perry

    ​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.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Jetcraft-eyes-improving-second-hand-market-404909/
  • ​Ultimate corporate jets: Nine private aircraft that combine business with pleasure

    News | 17 Oct 2014 12:18 | Murdo Morrison

    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.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ultimate-corporate-jets-Nine-private-aircraft-that-combine-business-with-pleasure-404881/
  • ANALYSIS: Completions companies vie for VIPs in a shrinking market

    News | 17 Oct 2014 00:00

    “You complete me,” declared Jerry Maguire to his Dorothy in the schmaltzy 1996 movie named after him. Eighteen years later, one trusts their happy relationship is still going strong – unlike that between the large US interiors houses and American aircraft buyers. The latter seem to be eschewing the notion of a soul mate for life, preferring to take a more pragmatic approach in their choice of a completions partner – that is, if the established players are to be believed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Completions-companies-vie-for-VIPs-in-a-shrinking-market-404188/
  • ANALYSIS: Business aircraft programmes round-up

    News | 16 Oct 2014 11:17 | Kate Sarsfield

    The past six years have brought mixed fortunes for business aircraft manufacturers.  How are each of the sectors faring and what new models is this innovative aviation sector hoping to bring to the market over the coming few years to whet the appetite of their discerning customers?http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Business-aircraft-programmes-round-up-404193/
  • ANALYSIS: Gulfstream stuns watchful industry with new large cabin strategy

    News | 15 Oct 2014 02:28 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Keeping a secret as large as a new business jet is not so easy anymore, but on 14 October Gulfstream managed to reel off a handful of major surprises as it unveiled a powered G500 and introduced the G600 inside a Savannah, Georgia, factory built to produce them.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Gulfstream-stuns-watchful-industry-with-new-large-cabin-strategy-404764/
  • Gulfstream secures two major orders for new G500 business jet

    News | 14 Oct 2014 18:16 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Gulftream has announced two major orders for its new clean-sheet business jet - the G500 - which was unveiled today at the airframer's Savannah headquarters, along with its longer-range stablemate, the G600.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gulfstream-secures-two-major-orders-for-new-G500-business-jet-404758/
  • Epic selects Vision Systems' dimmable windows for E1000 turboprop

    News | 14 Oct 2014 17:07 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​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.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Epic-selects-Vision-Systems-dimmable-windows-for-E1000-turboprop-404752/
  • Bullish Gulfstream unveils two new business jets

    News | 14 Oct 2014 16:11 | Stephen Trimble

    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.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bullish-Gulfstream-unveils-two-new-business-jets-404746/
  • Quest anticipates Chinese assembly line for Kodiak turboprop

    News | 14 Oct 2014 15:09 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Quest Aircraft looks set to expand its share of the lucrative Chinese business and utility aircraft markets through the appointment of an ambitious start-up dealership and distributor for its Kodiak single-engined turboprop.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Quest-anticipates-Chinese-assembly-line-for-Kodiak-turboprop-404745/
  • Nextant delivers first UK-owned 400XTi to SaxonAir

    News | 14 Oct 2014 09:13 | Kate Sarsfield

    Nextant has delivered the first UK-owned 400XTi business jet to Norwich-based business aviation services provider SaxonAir.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Nextant-delivers-first-UK-owned-400XTi-to-SaxonAir-404716/
  • ANALYSIS: Flying Colours expands completions portfolio

    News | 14 Oct 2014 00:00 | Howard Slutsken

    ​It’s difficult to tell the difference between Bombardier’s CRJ-200 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. Along with their father, John, the twin brothers are guiding the corporate jet completion company through an ambitious growth plan. And the Gillespies and the jets are tightly linked.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Flying-Colours-expands-completions-portfolio-404187/
  • ANALYSIS: Rockwell Collins readies voice recognition for commercial cockpits

    News | 13 Oct 2014 15:03 | Stephen Trimble

    Speech recognition technology is pervasive everywhere, it seems, except in the commercial cockpit. Voice commands now field customer service queries, dictate text messages and assist drivers. Cockpit avionics, however, are commanded exclusively by human fingers and feet, which interface with the computers and controls by tapping pedals, turning knobs, pushing buttons, touching screens and manipulating sticks or yokes.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Rockwell-Collins-readies-voice-recognition-for-commercial-cockpits-404464/
  • Nextant mulls new aircraft launch

    News | 13 Oct 2014 12:41 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​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.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Nextant-mulls-new-aircraft-launch-404704/
  • ANALYSIS: Why Snecma is confident Silvercrest can win further applications

    News | 13 Oct 2014 11:30 | Murdo Morrison

    ​Snecma started powering up for its first foray into business aviation just as the sector itself was about to power down. Seven years on from the beginning of the test campaign on the Silvercrest core engine demonstrator in December 2007, the French propulsion specialist is convinced it made the right strategic move in launching full development of the 9,500-1,200lb-thrust (42.25-5.33kN) programme three years later without a confirmed customer.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Why-Snecma-is-confident-Silvercrest-can-win-further-applications-404463/
  • NetJets explores new regions as Europe prepares for Challenger 350 arrival

    News | 13 Oct 2014 09:39 | Kate Sarsfield

    NetJets is hoping to expand its fractional ownership and aircraft management programmes outside its established bases in the USA, Europe and China and is currently evaluating Russia, India and Latin America as potential markets.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NetJets-explores-new-regions-as-Europe-prepares-for-Challenger-350-arrival-404698/
  • FLIGHT TEST: Daher Socata's TBM 900 single-engine turboprop

    News | 10 Oct 2014 12:00 | Peter Collins

    Daher Socata gained US Federal Aviation Regulation FAR 23 (Amendment 34) certification for the TBM 900 in March 2014. The aircraft builds on the very successful previous TBM 700 (324 delivered) and TBM 850 (338 delivered) models, with an accumulated fleet total of 1.2 million flight hours.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FLIGHT-TEST-Daher-Socatas-TBM-900-single-engine-turboprop-404362/
  • Embraer set to produce Legacy 450 and 500 in US

    News | 09 Oct 2014 20:17 | Dan Parsons

    ​Embraer has broken ground on a project that will add two production lines to its Melbourne, Florida, facility and nearly triple its business jet manufacturing footprint there.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Embraer-set-to-produce-Legacy-450-and-500-in-US-404640/
  • Airtanker crash spurs California to ground S-2T fleet

    News | 09 Oct 2014 15:48

    ​California’s firefighting agency has grounded 22 Grumman S-2T airtankers after a crash on 7 October killed a pilot in Yosemite National Park.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airtanker-crash-spurs-California-to-ground-S-2T-fleet-404629/
  • INTERVIEW: Simon Tudge – sending strategy into orbit

    News | 09 Oct 2014 11:28

    Simon Tudge is senior director of global satellite strategy for Rockwell Collins, and is responsible for deciding where to invest in new satellite communications technologies. He’s based in Sussex, UK.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/INTERVIEW-Simon-Tudge-sending-strategy-into-orbit-402437/
  • FAA approval accelerates G650ER deliveries

    News | 08 Oct 2014 20:01 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Gulfstream expects to start deliveries of an extended range version of the G650 slightly early by year-end.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FAA-approval-accelerates-G650ER-deliveries-404590/
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