All Business Jets articles – Page 9

  • Boom Supersonic's XB-1

    Boom plans October XB-1 rollout as Aerion advances clean fuel project


    US aerospace startups are progressing supersonic civil aircraft projects, with Boom Supersonic planning the rollout of a demonstrator aircraft this year and Aerion Supersonic launching an effort to help develop clean synthetic fuel.

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    Garmin wins approval for G1000 NXi retrofit on Phenom 300


    Garmin has secured US certification for the next-generation G1000 NXi integrated flightdeck on the Embraer Phenom 300, and says it will perform the first upgrades of in-service jets in the coming weeks.

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    Stratos 716X makes maiden sortie


    Stratos Aircraft has launched the flight-test campaign for its 716X, with the very light jet (N716X) performing its maiden sortie on 2 July from the airframer’s base in Redmond, Oregon. Flown by test pilot Sean VanHatten, the milestone sortie lasted 22min starting with a full-power take-off and climb to ...

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    NBAA cancels 2020 business aviation convention


    The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has cancelled its annual business aviation convention and exhibition (NBAA-BACE), due to take place in Orlando later this year, due to ongoing coronavirus concerns and travel restrictions.

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    Gulfstream G280 hits 200th-delivery milestone


    Gulfstream delivered the 200th G280 in late June, marking what company president Mark Burns describes as “a tremendous milestone” in the history of the Savannah, Georgia-based airframer. The super-midsize twin was launched in 2008 as a replacement for the G200, a programme acquired by Gulfstream in 2001 from Israel ...

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    Embraer delivers first enhanced Phenom 300E


    Embraer has delivered the initial example of the latest Phenom 300E, with the handover on 26 June to a US law firm coming just six months after the upgraded light-cabin business jet was launched.

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    Embraer completes first Praetor 500 conversion


    Embraer has completed the first conversion of a Legacy 450 to a Praetor 500 for an undisclosed customer. The modification was undertaken at the Brazilian airframer’s service centre at Bradley International airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut – one of four Embraer-owned facilities appointed to perform the bespoke upgrade on ...

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    Bombardier delivers first Global 5500


    Bombardier has delivered the first Global 5500, with the handover to an undisclosed customer on 24 June coming just over two years after the super-large-cabin business jet was introduced alongside its longer-range stablemate, the Global 6500.

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    Pilatus begins assembly of first PC-24 for Swedish air ambulance organisation


    Pilatus has begun final assembly of the first PC-24 for the KSA Swedish air ambulance organisation, from a 2019 order for six examples of the superlight business jet.

  • Longitude

    Business and general aviation leaders optimistic about rebound


    Leaders in business and general aviation are cautiously optimistic that their slice of the industry will return to normal operations after the coronavirus pandemic more quickly than airlines, though economic uncertainty remains a dark and incalculable cloud.

  • Gulfstream Sells Last Commercially Available G550

    Gulfstream calls time on G550


    Gulfstream is halting production of the G550, ending a 17-year run for the long-range business jet. In a statement issued on 17 June, the US airframer says it has sold the final commercially available unit which will be delivered to its owner in 2021.

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    Cessna delivers 250th Citation M2


    Cessna has delivered the 250th Citation M2, six-and-a-half years after the first example of the light business jet entered service.

  • Embraer E2

    Embraer secures $600m to shore up its finances


    Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer says it secured $600 million in export financing and loans to shore up its liquidity position as it deals with the fallout of the coronavirus crisis and the scuppered tie-up with Boeing.

  • Jaunt Air Mobility

    Honeywell forms new business to advance drone and air taxi technology


    Honeywell Aerospace has formed a new business unit designed to holistically support unmanned aerial systems and urban air mobility projects.

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    Bombardier to shed 600 jobs at Belfast plant


    Bombardier is cutting 600 jobs at its aerostructures business in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as it seeks to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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    New business aircraft among projects announced in French aid package


    Alongside research and development support for the rotorcraft and commercial aerospace sectors, France is also to fund early develoment activites for next-generation business and general aviation aircraft. 

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    ASL launches ‘boutique’ VIP scheduled service with ERJ regional jets


    Belgian business aviation services company ASL has created a new division dedicated to providing “boutique” scheduled services to European destinations using a pair of VIP-configured Embraer regional jets. Operating under the brand name ASL Fly Executive, the first route will launch on 4 July connecting Brussels to Ibiza with ...

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    TailHail charter membership programme launches in preparation for end-of-lockdown spike


    An online charter membership programme has been launched by a UK start-up, hoping to take advantage of the predicted bounce in business aircraft demand, as the coronavirus pandemic eases and travel restrictions are lifted across the globe.

  • Royal Canadian Air Force CC-144 Challenger

    Royal Canadian Air Force to buy two Challenger 650s from Bombardier


    The Royal Canadian Air Force plans to buy two Challenger 650 business jets from Bombardier, with delivery scheduled for summer 2020.

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    How the ACJ320neo family has come of age


    Five years ago John Leahy, then Airbus chief operating officer, made his first and only visit to EBACE, to sign a single aircraft deal that heralded the launch of the ACJ320neo family, and a new era for the corporate airliner family.