All Business Jets articles – Page 8

  • News

    RAF Northolt reopens following runway renovation


    RAF Northolt, the fourth-largest airport in the London area for business aviation traffic, reopened on 1 November after a six-month renovation of the runway. Commercial operations at the Ministry of Defence (MOD)-owned site are set to begin on 11 November.

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    Garmin lines up new aircraft platforms for autoland system


    Garmin plans to announce new aircraft platforms for its autoland safety system next year, and says that while the automatic landing capability is currently limited to models equipped with the G3000 flightdeck, “there is no reason” why the technology could not be adapted “at a later date” for other types ...

  • Simcom

    CAE and Directional Aviation complete strategic partnership


    A strategic partnership between flight training provider CAE and corporate aviation investment firm Directional Aviation – announced in August – is now complete after the two companies concluded the deal in early November.

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    Diamond DA50 takes flight with retractable gear


    Austria's Diamond Aircraft flew its retractable landing gear-equipped DA50 for the first time on 28 October, and says the new Continental CD-300-powered high-end piston-single remains on track to secure European certification and enter service in the third quarter of 2020.

  • News

    EHang readies $100m IPO on Nasdaq


    Chinese electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft developer EHang is preparing to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq stock exchange, offering $100 million in American Depositary Shares.

  • News

    Piper adds autoland system to M600 turboprop


    Piper Aircraft has launched a next-generation variant of its M600 turboprop single, with the SLS model to feature an innovative new safety system that includes autoland functionality – a first for a general aviation aircraft.

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    Brazilian air force receives first Phenom 100EVs


    Brazil’s air force has received a pair of Embraer Phenom 100EV light business jets for use by its 6th air transport squadron.

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    Why Gulfstream is right to think big with G700


    Tom Wolfe called them Masters of the Universe in his 1987 novel The Bonfire of the Vanities – Wall Street plutocrats with wealth and influence to control every detail of their lives with a phone call, command, or flash of a credit card. For today’s Masters of the Universe – ...

  • News

    Workshop overload threatens ADS-B fitting race


    Aircraft owners seeking ADS-B upgrades face last-minute capacity crunch

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    A wrap-up of the big news at NBAA 2019


    Our final video from NBAA 2019 covers the major developments from the second business day of the convention, including our exclusive interview with Tom Vice, president of supersonic business jet developer Aerion, who outlines his plans for a first flight of the AS2 in 2024.

  • News

    Aerion chief executive hits back against supersonic sceptics


    Supersonic business jet flight will happen in the next five years, will carry sustainable alternative jet fuel, and will fly in a noise envelope acceptable not just to regulators but also the public at large.

  • News

    Ampaire and Ikhana work toward hybrid-electric-powered Twin Otter


    Electric aircraft developer Ampaire and services provider Ikhana Aircraft Services have joined forces to study the feasibility of equipping de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters with hybrid electric propulsion.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: ATLAS Citation separates winglet from 'blinglet'


    In theory, the most efficient wing is infinitely long, which is obviously not possible. The practical application of this truism is that the higher a wing’s aspect ratio (span squared/area), the more efficient it is. One only need look at a sailplane’s long, narrow wings to see this in practice.

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    Piaggio secures Evo order and mulls corporate shuttle launch


    Piaggio is planning to launch a corporate shuttle version of the P180 Avanti Evo, opening up a new market for twin-pusher turboprop programme. Speaking at the show this morning Andrea di Fede, Piaggio's head of sales, said the Italian airframer – which is currently in administration – has evaluated the ...

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    SJ30i development aircraft shows off test secrets


    The SyberJet Aircraft Test pilots who flew the Sj30i development aircraft to NBAA, are expecting the revised version to be approved by 2021.

  • News

    Inmarsat Aviation celebrates over 600 installations of Jet ConneX inflight wi-fi


    ​Global satellite communications company Inmarsat Aviation has returned to the show to highlight the rapid uptake of the its Jet ConneX  inflight Wi-Fi solution, which, since its introduction in 2016 has been installed and activated on over 600 business jets worldwide.

  • News

    Constant launches special offer to mark Nextant 604XT milestone


    US maintenance repair and overhaul company Constant Aviation has now carried out more than 20 Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion flightdeck upgrades for the Bombardier Challenger 604 business jet. To mark the success of the modification programme – known as the Nextant 604XT – the Cleveland, Ohio-based company is offering ...

  • News

    Epic nears E1000 type certification and service entry


    ​Epic Aircraft is displaying a cabin mock-up of its E1000 single-engined turboprop at the show, leaving the test fleet at its base in Bend, Oregon to complete certification testing.

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    Latest from Las Vegas as NBAA 2019 gets underway


    Day one proper of the NBAA convention in Las Vegas began today with attendees digesting some big news, including last night’s announcement by Gulfstream of its largest business jet yet, the G700.

  • News

    Executives insist air taxis will fly soon


    ​As the buzz around urban air mobility (UAM) has intensified in recent years, so too has scepticism about the concept.