Business aviation is probably at its most exciting since the day the world woke up to Bill Lear’s concept that led to the
coining of the phrase “jetsetter.”
In 2006 some 13 business aircraft received certification or were first delivered to customers – as we enter 2007 there are
close to another 20 business aircraft in serious development.
This pocket book was created to bring together all of the aircraft that are regularly used for business and corporate purposes – and to look too at those aircraft in development that should see certification within the next couple of years.
To order a bound copy of the 2007 Flight Pocket Guide to Business Aviation at $25, €20 or £12.95 (subject to territory), please email Esco Business Services with "Business Aviation Pocket Guide" in the subject line.
To view the guide section by section in Adobe Acrobat portable document format, please select from the sub categories of business aircraft listed below.
The book wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Rockwell Collins Inc. During the research phase of this 2007 edition the name Rockwell Collins kept popping up as manufacturers talked of development and improvement in both cockpit and cabin technologies. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based company develops smart communications and aviation electronics solutions and it is clear that its technology and innovation has been put to good work in advancing the goals of business aircraft manufacturers around the world. We are proud that the company wanted to be part of this project.
I would also like to acknowledge the assistance of the marketing and communication professionals at the aircraft manufacturers who have painstakingly dealt with our enquiries to help us ensure the accuracy of the data used in the book.
Producing this pocket guide is a team effort and I would especially like to acknowledge the great effort of Philip Nasskau who broke away from his attempt to start a career as a commercial pilot in order to do a great job as my technical
researcher and editorial assistant; and to colleagues from the Flight International and Flight Evening News teams who contributed so much. I would particularly like to thank the wonderful Kate Sarsfield, Business Aviation editor, Flight, for her wise counsel and enthusiastic support; and the talented Giuseppe “Joe” Picarella and Tim Brown for their skills and enthusiasm that produces such masterpieces as the cutaways you will find at the start of each section.
The originals – and more – can be found on the flightglobal.com cutaways website.
We hope you will find this book of use and would welcome your suggestions for additions and revisions for next year’s edition. Please email me directly.
Safe – and comfortable – landings.