All United States articles

  • X-51A Waverider under the wing of a B-52 Stratofortress - USAF

    US Navy researching hypersonic anti-ship missile ‘Screaming Arrow’ for F/A-18E/F Super Hornet


    The US Navy is researching what it would take to develop an air-breathing hypersonic anti-ship missile that could be carried and launched from the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.

  • IMG_2495_edited

    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 ...

  • Global5500EIS_hi_res

    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.

  • TBM 940

    Daher TBM deliveries down 50% on coronavirus impact


    Manufacturing and international travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic resulted in a 50% slide in deliveries of Daher’s TBM single-engined turboprop series in the first quarter, but the French airframer says there is “no shortage of interest” in the high-speed aircraft.

  • JetSuite Phenom 100

    JetSuite files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection


    JetSuite filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on 28 April, blaming the move on a slump in demand for ad hoc charter caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The move came two weeks after the Dallas-headquartered firm grounded its 12-strong fleet of Embraer business jets and furloughed most of its workforce.

  • EAA_Airventure.jpg cr EAA

    AirVenture cancelled over coronavirus concerns


    AirVenture - the world’s largest general aviation event, held annually in Oshkosh, Wisconsin - has become another casualty of the coronavirus pandemic, following a decision by show organiser to cancel the gathering, scheduled to be held from 20-26 July.

  • NetJets Europe Challenger 350

    NetJets cuts aircraft deliveries and workforce amid coronavirus crisis


    NetJets has more than halved the number of business jets it expects to receive in 2020, as demand for travel plummets on the back of the coronavirus pandemic. The firm has also the cut employee numbers at both its European fractional ownership operation and US-based Executive Jet Management (EJM) subsidiary by a quarter due to the weak operating environment.

  • Virgin Australia

    Airline Business podcast: What will industry look like when flying restarts?


    With talk in some regions turning to how airline markets might open up again as coronavirus cases peak, Graham and Lewis examine the current state of the industry and where it might be heading. Among the topics considered, they look at Virgin Australia’s demise and the moral hazard faced ...

  • Cathay Pacific
    In depth

    Grounded commercial aircraft around the world – in pictures


    Parked aircraft have become commonplace at airports in all regions as the coronavirus outbreak prompts border restrictions and plummeting demand for air travel

  • Cargolux

    Air freight market goes into overdrive


    While passenger airlines have heavily reduced their services over recent weeks, the air cargo market has gone into overdrive as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • SkyWest

    SkyWest applies for aid as Washington adjusts terms for regionals


    The US Treasury Department will not require carriers that will receive under $100 million in federal payroll grants to provide equity as a condition attached to the coronavirus relief funding following complaints from regional airlines about their unique financial challenges. The decision may simplify matters for SkyWest Airlines, which ...

  • Vy400

    Transcend Air prepares to open funding round for Vy 400


    Vertical take-off and landing aircraft developer Transcend Air is hoping to secure its first round of private investment before the end of the year, which it says should generate enough funding to build and fly the first full-scale prototype of its six-seat, tiltwing Vy 400 air taxi.

  • Joe Clark

    Winglet designer and pioneer Joe Clark passes away


    Joe Clark, aviation pioneer and co-founder of Aviation Partners (API), manufacturer of blended winglets used on many business and commercial aircraft, passed away on 30 March. He was 78.

  • Voom

    Airbus calls time on Voom


    Voom, the Airbus-backed online helicopter booking platform, has ceased operations following disruption caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.

  • Phenom 300E

    Embraer records 2019 surge in business jet sales, but cautions on coronavirus impact


    Sales at Embraer Executive Jets in 2019 were the strongest for five years, and all the aircraft it produced in the 12 months were delivered to customers, leaving “zero white tails” in the firm’s inventory.

  • Profile picture_Broom

    Andrew Broom on supporting pilots and operators of Citation business jets


    Having fulfilled various roles in the business and general aviation industry, Andrew Broom is now chief executive of the US-based Citation Jet Pilots Association and CJP Safety and Education Foundation

  • Longitude

    Fixed-wing business aircraft deliveries strongest for a decade: GAMA


    Shipments of fixed-wing business and general aviation aircraft soared in 2019 to their highest level for a decade, thanks to resurgent business jet and piston-engined aircraft sectors. In addition, the mix of deliveries in favour of high-end, high-value models resulted in the strongest billings for the industry in four years.

  • SF50.JPG

    Cabin fire caused Cirrus SF50 fleet grounding


    Cirrus grounded its global fleet of more than 170 SF50 Vision Jets on 7 February, and issued a mandatory service bulletin (SB) to all owners of the single-engined aircraft, after identifying faulty audio amplifier circuit cards as the cause of a 27 December cabin fire.

  • 300th-TBM-940

    Daher delivers 300th TBM 900-series turboprop


    Daher has delivered its 300th TBM 900-series single-engined turboprop to long-time customers Dr Ian Blair Fries and Susan Fries. The high-performance aircraft - a TBM 940 with the serial number 1300 - will be used by the couple for business and private travel, says the French airframer.

  • Gulfstream G700 Cabin Aft View

    Gulfstream begins demo tour with G700 cabin mock-up


    Gulfstream has embarked on an international customer demonstration tour with its G700 cabin mock-up, to drum-up sales of the ultra-long-range business jet in its key markets.