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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Dutch investigators have determined that a Piper PA-18 formation display team was practising a new, but inherently hazardous, manoeuvre with insufficient risk mitigation before the two aircraft fatally collided.
Leonardo Helicopters has revived the Agusta name, adopting the legacy brand for its operations in the VIP and corporate segment.
With the simultaneous launch on 4 October of two new business jets – the ultra-long-range G800 and large-cabin G400 – Gulfstream also appears to be targeting twin objectives: to fortify its position at the top end of the market, and to apply still more pressure on its rivals, and Bombardier in particular.
Comac has unveiled its CBJ business aircraft, a derivative of the ARJ21 regional jet.
Jean Botti, the founder and chief executive of VoltAero, is juggling design, production, the acquisition of launch customers and investment as his firm pursues an aggressive timeline to bring the all-new Cassio 330, a hybrid-electric, four- to five-seater, ready for service entry by the end of 2023.
UK investigators believe the pilot of a police service Britten-Norman Islander probably failed to activate the aircraft’s engine anti-ice system before both powerplants shut down in flight.
The National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) 2021 annual trade show will go on despite the pandemic, but the group is now requiring attendees be vaccinated. Face masks, however, will likely be optional for attendees, the group says on 31 August.
Textron Aviation’s in-development Beechcraft Denali turboprop has successfully completed ground engine runs, moving the aircraft closer to a first flight, currently planned to take place by the end of the year.
Embraer-backed air taxi developer Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions has launched a collaboration with Kenya Airways to develop a market for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in that African country.
Archer Aviation is seeking $1 billion in damages from air taxi rival Wisk Aero in an increasingly acrimonious legal fight about stolen trade secrets.
Engine launched in 2018 powers Canadian airframer’s Global 5500 and Global 6500 long-range business jets.
A De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver operated by Southeast Aviation has crashed in Alaska, killing all passengers.
Bombardier swung to a $139 million profit in the second quarter of 2021 and has upped its full-year 2021 earnings estimates amid a bump in deliveries of and demand for new business jets.
Bombardier continues to study the feasibility of developing the Global 8000 business jet, but executives express no indication they are any closer to green lighting the long-stalled large-cabin jet programme.
Three days after a strike began, Bombardier has reached an employment deal with the union representing employees at its Global business jet manufacturing site in the Downsview section of Toronto.
GE Aviation is awaiting European certifications needed to begin flight testing its Catalyst turboprop, and aims to achieve first flight – which was to have occurred last year – in the coming months.
Textron Aviation’s profits jumped in the second quarter to $96 million as the company’s aircraft deliveries neared pre-pandemic levels.
Bombardier and De Havilland Canada unionised workers at the Downsview production site in Toronto are on strike, a move coming amid contract negotiations and as both companies work to wrap up their Downsview presence. Downsview is home to Bombardier’s Global business jet production facility and De Havilland’s Dash 8-400 production site.