Honda Aircraft has unveiled a new business jet concept intended to sit at the upper end of the light-jet segment but have sufficient range and size to enable it to compete in the mid-size market.
Electric air taxis have descended on the NBAA show in Las Vegas this year, with several developers promising the emerging sector could soon eclipse traditional business aviation in size.
Las Vegas Henderson airport-based Thrive Aviation has signed a deal for three more Textron Aviation Citation Longitudes at the NBAA show.
Propulsion specialist VerdeGo has validated its VH-3 hybrid powerplant with a series of tests, bringing the industry one step closer to electrification of aviation and sustainable flight.
Few companies in private air travel can take the temperature of the market as quickly and effectively as Jet Aviation. The Swiss-based service provider, part of Gulfstream parent General Dynamics since 2008, has operations on four continents, and across four distinct activities: maintenance, aircraft management and charter, fixed-base operations, and large-jet completions. Its 2018 acquisition of Hawker Pacific added a fifth: air force sustainment.
Almost all Rolls-Royce-powered business aircraft are back operating to pre-pandemic levels after what the engine manufacturer describes as a faster than expected recovery in the sector.
Charter and completions specialist Comlux is highly invested in the new corporate aircraft version of Airbus’s smallest narrowbody, the ACJ TwoTwenty programme.
Bombardier has disclosed Entertainment Technology Partners chief executive Les Goldberg has become launch customer of the airframer’s Challenger 3500 business jet, an in-development update to the Challenger 350.
Collins Aerospace is showcasing Izon, a cloud-based business-aviation platform that integrates various operational services and will be compatible with some third-party-developed applications, after a launch just ahead of coming to Las Vegas.
Textron Aviation has elevated its offering in the light and midsize business jet segments by launching updated variants of its Cessna Citation M2 and Citation XLS.
After steering its way through the crisis, NBAA chief executive Ed Bolen says the business aviation community cannot wait to reconnect in person for the first time in two years
Fractional aircraft-ownership company NetJets is committing to buying another 100 of Embraer’s Phenom 300E light jets.
Remarkable optimism among business-jet operators has led Honeywell to hike its aircraft delivery expectations for the next 10 years.
Honeywell has developed a new line of avionics that the company says is lighter and more intuitive than current systems and that significantly advances the state of avionics connectivity and autonomy, potentially one day allowing for fewer pilots in the cockpit.
Having already impressed with earlier versions of its SF50 Vision Jet, Cirrus has again raised the bar with the newly available G2+ model, offering enhanced performance and new safety features.
The business aviation industry will use this year’s gathering to take stock of its sustainability credentials at a show expected to place more emphasis on the environment than ever before.
Covid-19 may be making long-haul travel difficult, but demand for the biggest business jets is rising. And with three new entrants to the market, competition is heating up in this profitable segment.
Air taxi developers have been buoyed by major recent investments in their advanced air mobility projects, but now the hard work begins on the path to achieving certification and service entry.
Despite worries about the pandemic’s effect on attendance, this year’s business aviation event in Las Vegas will cater for a booming sector awaiting a number of potentially disruptive developments.
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Lilium has signed two new partnership deals covering crucial aspects of its all-electric Lilium Jet.
Eviation is gearing up for the first flight of its all-electric Alice prototype in the coming months having completed ground testing earlier in May.
A quick glance at the conference sessions at this year’s EBACE leaves visitors in no doubt about the topic of the day: sustainability. About half of all the sessions have a green focus ranging across strategy, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), carbon offsetting, efficiency, standards, and training.
The head of the Brazilian airframer’s executive jets division has high hopes for Europe as its best-selling types continue to thrive in the fractional market and elsewhere
General aviation manufacturer continues to fly high with Vision Jet and SR range, but chief executive warns against headlong rush into charter market
As Swiss group unveils new aftersales services arm, its chief executive explains why demand for the biggest business jets remains strong, and why investing in ACJ TwoTwenty is paying dividends
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted outrage across the world and a slew of sanctions designed to weaken the country’s war economy as well as a cabal of influential oligarchs seen as supporters and enablers of President Vladimir Putin’s regime.
US-based electric motor manufacturer Magnix believes it can stay ahead of new market entrants – even the traditional aerospace powerhouses that are eyeing the growing market for sustainable aircraft.
Leonardo Helicopters is celebrating the return of EBACE with a double debut: it is the first air show where the manufacturer is solely represented by its Agusta corporate and VIP brand, and the airframer is also showcasing a trio of newly developed interior concepts.
Daher says the EcoPulse hybrid-electric demonstrator aircraft it is developing alongside Airbus and Safran will take to the air from its Tarbes base by the end of this year, beginning an 18-24-month test programme that will consist of about 100 flights.
Flexjet is adding five aircraft to its seven-strong European fleet, including the first two Gulfstream G650s, and three Embraer Praetor 600s from the mega order the fractional operator placed with the Brazilian airframer in 2019.
Bombardier unveiled today the mock-up of a drone demonstrator it has been using to test sustainable technologies as part of a project called EcoJet, which is targeting a 50% reduction in emissions compared with today’s aircraft.
The mood was ebullient as big names from the business aviation world waxed lyrical at the media press lunch on Monday 23 May about the return of EBACE and the prospects for a buoyant industry.
Little more than two years after launch Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has sold all but one of its initial production run of Aston Martin Edition ACH130s and has now committed to a second batch of the exclusive light-singles.
Pipistrel looks set to have a flurry of new and improved products on the market in the coming years as new owner Textron accelerates product development at the Slovenian electric aircraft specialist.
Hangar8 founder Dustin Dryden’s new, Oxford-based business has taken an unexpected turn since the start of the pandemic
Daher is upbeat about prospects for its TBM 960, the latest version of its single-engined turboprop, the first delivery of which took place last month.
Textron Aviation has a trio of EBACE debutants on the static display – a Beechcraft King Air 360 twin-turboprop, Cessna CJ4 Gen II light jet and XLS Gen II super-light aircraft.
Bombardier has given a supersonic start to the launch of its long-promised 8,000nm (14,800km)-range Global 8000 – flying a test aircraft beyond the speed of sound as part of its certification campaign.
Few images encapsulated the post-apocalyptic feel of lockdowns and their effect on aviation as those ghostly, silent terminals at some of the world’s busiest airports. Yet as once ram-packed international hubs such as London Heathrow emptied of passengers and their owners fretted about their future, other, smaller air gateways, many ...