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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Start-up will begin assembling hybrid airships in South Yorkshire town with 2026 first delivery target.
Chief executive Eric Trappier believes Dassault Aviation can achieve its production target for business jets in 2023, despite continuing intense pressure on the supply chain.
The body that represents business and general aviation manufacturers is putting a positive spin on supply chain pressures that have led to customers waiting longer for aircraft, suggesting they put a helpful “governor” – or speed limiter – on unsustainable demand.
The Federal Aviation Administration plans to publish an airworthiness directive (AD) for Continental Aerospace engines later this week.
French investigators have determined that a Bombardier Challenger 300 crew took evasive action during a serious airprox incident with a glider, which was flying in Basel terminal airspace undetected.
Continental Aerospace Technologies has issued a mandatory service bulletin (SB) for some engines that power common single-engined piston trainer aircraft.
Continental Aerospace Technologies has identified a safety issue with several types of its general aviation engines, and recommends that operators voluntarily ground the aircraft until they can be inspected.
Bombardier expects to increase business jet deliveries by “a minimum of 15%” as strong demand for private flying drives the company’s resurgence.
Cirrus Aircraft, maker of high-performance single-engine aircraft, has grounded its SR22 and SR22T models after “an issue” was discovered with its Continental Aerospace engines.
French investigators have determined that an Embraer Phenom 100 was destroyed in a hard landing after its crew persisted with an approach to Paris Le Bourget in icing conditions.
Business jet maker Gulfstream aims to hike its aircraft deliveries by a fifth in 2023 after missing its delivery target last year amid regulatory and supply chain issues.
Textron Aviation turned a $584 million profit in 2022, a year in which parts shortages held up production even as demand for new business aircraft remained strong.
Marubeni plans to launch eVTOL flights in time for 2025 Osaka World Expo and has carried out proof-of-concept trials using helicopters.
Several aviation lobby groups say they support the introduction of lead-free aviation fuel, or avgas, but warn against moving too quickly to replace the leaded gas that is currently widely used in the USA’s piston aircraft fleet.
Russian aviation alliance Aerokhimflot has reached a tentative agreement covering the acquisition of 120 UZGA LMS-901 Baikal light utility aircraft.
The US government will support an industry-wide effort to make unleaded fuel for general aviation more available with $10 million.
In developing the Falcon 10X, Dassault Aviation had one overarching consideration: what could it bring to the very top of the business jet sector that was unique and desirable?
The hype about electric, hybrid-electric and hydrogen-powered aircraft to help solve aviation’s carbon emission problem is huge, but how much progress is being made bringing them to market?
The sector has thrived through the Covid-19 era and its aftermath, with a flurry of programme launches. The next 12 months could see a return to quieter times?
Gulfstream has flown a G650 business jet fuelled with 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), a feat the Savannah company calls a first among business jet manufactures.