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Cessna Citation Latitude awarded FAA certification, Europe Business Aviation, Falcon 5X Avionics

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Cessna Citation Latitude awarded FAA certification

Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced that the Citation Latitude business jet has achieved type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of this year. The new Citation Latitude represents the perfect balance of comfort and efficiency and is the first business jet to combine a roomy, flat floor, stand-up cabin, with a mid-size price and best-in-class operating costs.

Cessna Citation Latitude awarded FAA certification

“From inception, we looked at every aspect of how we design, build and deliver new products to the market with the goal to further improve upon the key attributes that make the Citation so highly esteemed,” said Scott Ernest, president, and CEO of Textron Aviation. “Throughout the certification program, the Latitude demonstrated breakthrough results, which are evident in the aircraft’s performance and value proposition. And now, customers can experience firsthand how the Latitude can reduce operating costs, while increasing productivity and profitability for their businesses.”

Cessna Latitude

FAA certification follows the aircraft’s first Atlantic crossing and European debut at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in May.  Customer reception remains strong as the aircraft’s transcontinental and European performance capabilities were showcased during a month-long regional demonstration tour. The aircraft flew non-stop from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Valencia, Spain in just over 5 hours demonstrating notable fuel efficiency that would allow the aircraft to continue to several additional European destinations. The Citation Latitude will continue its global debut scheduled throughout the remainder of the year.

Cessna Citation Latitude cockpit

Continue Reading about the Citation Latitude on www.txtav.com »

8C inspection done on Bombardier Global

Jet Aviation Singapore has undertaken the first Bombardier Global 8C Inspection in the Asia Pacific region. The inspection will be completed in conjunction with an interior refurbishment.

The inspection began earlier this month at the company’s newly expanded MRO facility at Seletar Aerospace Park. As the aircraft’s largest maintenance event, the 10-year 8C inspection requires an extensive dismantling of the cabin for a thorough check of the airframe and structures, including a major overhaul of the landing gear, examination of all operating systems and a detailed review of the aircraft’s flight documents.

Continue Reading On fly-corporate.com »

European Business Aviation flights on the increase

Eurozone business aviation has clearly recovered. The region saw its six largest markets, comprising 56% of total activity, all grow. Other important markets such as Spain and Turkey also increased activity in May, according to data compiled by WINGX Advance.

In total, there were 73,436 business aviation flight departures in Europe in May, 493 more than in May 2014. That is a 0.7% YOY growth. Strong growth in Germany, France, and Italy, in particular, was partly offset by declines in Switzerland, Austria, and The Netherlands.

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Honeywell Exec Expands on Dassault’s Falcon 5X Latest Integrated Avionics

Dassault has unveiled its latest iteration of the Falcon jet family: the Falcon 5X, flying with Honeywell’s Primus Epic EASy III cockpit technologies. With the 5X set to make its maiden flight this summer, the suite of integrated avionics aims to offer operators a smooth and easy flying experience through cutting edge technology.

Honeywell collaborated with Dassault to create the EASy III flight deck in Dassault's Falcon 5X (PRNewsFoto/Honeywell Aerospace)

“High end biz jets like these want state-of-the-art functionality, they want more than just the minimum certified capability, so we started offering wide screen, high resolution color displays that could show 3-D type formats that pilots find easier to manipulate, easier to train with, safer to operate,” Tom Lawler, director of marketing and product management at Honeywell, told Avionics Magazine.

Continue Reading On aviationtoday.com »

OPINION: Why Dassault’s wide-cabin 5X will succeed

The industry got its first glimpse of the all-new and eagerly-anticipated Falcon 5X at a dedicated roll-out ceremony on 2 June.

Dassault’s first clean-sheet design for more than a decade is a triumph. So too is its strategy to make this impressive wide-cabin business jet the benchmark for a family of new-generation Falcons.

With a cabin 2.58m (8.5ft) wide and 1.98m high, the 5X has the largest internal cross section of any traditional business jet on the market today – greater than its sector rivals the Bombardier Global 5000, Gulfstream G450 and in-development G500.

It is bigger even than the G650 and the developmental Global 7000 and 8000 – all positioned at the top end of the ultra-long-range sector where Dassault will eventually stake a claim.

Continue Reading On https://www.flightglobal.com »

FAA approval clears Citation Latitude for deliveries

The US Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a type certificate for the nine-passenger Citation Latitude to complete a 3.5-year-long development programme, Cessna announced on 5 June.

Cessna Citation Latitude cabin interior

Cessna Citation Latitude runway

Continue Reading On https://www.flightglobal.com »

FAA Grants Certification to Cessna Citation Latitude

Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation, announced that its Citation Latitude business jet has achieved type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of this year.

Cessna Citation Latitude cabin interior aft

FAA certification follows the aircraft’s first Atlantic crossing and European debut at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in May. The aircraft flew non-stop from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Valencia, Spain in just over 5 hours, demonstrating fuel efficiency that would allow the aircraft to continue to several additional European destinations. The Citation Latitude will continue its global debut scheduled throughout the remainder of the year.

Continue Reading On aviationtoday.com 

Embraer Delivers Phenom 300, Bombardier Challenger 300 and 350 Certified in Colombia

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Embraer Executive Jets delivered the first Phenom 300 to Luxaviation

Embraer Executive Jets delivered the first Phenom 300 to Luxaviation S.A. which is part of Luxaviation Group, the second largest business aviation group in the world based in Luxembourg (Europe).

Embraer Phenom 300 delivered to Luxaviation

Luxaviation Group has been rapidly expanding its business worldwide through acquisitions bringing valuable benefits to customers. With a broader range of aircraft types, the collaboration between the Group’s companies enhances best practices in all operational areas. Luxaviation Group today operates a combined fleet of more than 250 business aircraft, including 18 Embraer business jets.


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Bombardier Challenger 300 and Challenger 350 Aircraft Receive Certification from Colombia’s Civil Aviation Authority

Bombardier announced that it has received type certification for its Challenger 300 and Challenger 350 aircraft from the Unidad Administrativa Especial de Aviación Civil (UAEAC) of Colombia, the country’s Civil Aviation Authority.

“Our Challenger aircraft portfolio is gaining strong momentum in Latin America,” said Stéphane Leroy, Regional Vice President, Sales, Latin America, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Colombia being a growing market in the region, we are naturally proud of this certification milestone that will allow operators throughout the region to experience our Challenger aircraft and will allow us to generate further interest for these innovative and proven business jets.”

This new aircraft certification will strengthen the Challenger 300 and Challenger 350 aircraft’s position as leaders in the growing fleet of super midsize business jets operating in the region. With increased performance, definitive reliability and unmatched value, the Challenger 300 and Challenger 350 aircraft have a strong future. Latin America remains a key driver to future growth in the business jet market; in fact, Bombardier’s Market Forecast predicts that the region is expected to receive 850 unit deliveries by 2024. With more than 1,900 aircraft in the region, Bombardier is currently the market share leader.

Challenger 300 aircraft: The dependable Challenger 300 jet offers true transcontinental range and superior long-range cruise speed, with eight-to-10 passengers. Its 3,065-NM (5,646-km) range connects Toronto and Bogotá non-stop, and its superior airfield performance allows the aircraft to operate out of 5,000-ft. (1,524-m) runways with ease*. The Challenger 300 jet has exceeded customer expectations since its entry-into-service in 2004.

Bombardier Challenger 300 in flight

Challenger 350 aircraft:  Built upon the legendary segment-defining Challenger 300 aircraft, the dependable Challenger 350 jet not only features the very latest in avionics, but also offers the segment’s most advanced cabin that maximizes natural light and redefines the man-machine interface, all the while maintaining the performance attributes that have become synonymous with the Challenger family. This jet boasts class-defining performance, a true seats full, tanks full, 3,200 NM (5,926 km) range that connects Bogotá with Montevideo non-stop*.

Bombardier Challenger 350 over mountains

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BusinessAviationVoice: FlexJet Expanding Its Horizons

With all of the private jet transportation companies operating today and the array of services they offer—taxi and air charter, leasing, fractional ownership, jet cards—you might think new market opportunities are scarce. That may be true in the U.S. but not so much for the rest of the world.

“There are some 700 aircraft of all types chasing the charter market in the U.S. but just 125 to 150 serving international clients,” according to Daniel Jennings, president of The Private Jet Company, a Palm Beach, Fla.-based firm that specializes in the purchase and sale of mid-size and large business jets. “Africa, China, Russia, the Middle East—these are all large and growing markets, and they’re all underserved.”

Continue Reading On forbes.com »

IAI ponders designs for new light business jet

Israel Aerospace Industries is evaluating a number of designs for its light business jet and plans to present the shortlisted concepts to potential funding partners by the end of the year.

The company is keeping details of the programme under wraps for the time being.

IAI chairman Rafi Maor recently revealed that a light jet “is still being evaluated by the company and [its design] is based on a revolutionary approach”.

While IAI’s previous involvement with business aircraft start-ups has been unsuccessful, the company has been manufacturing two types of business jets, the midsize G150 and super-midsize G280, marketed by Gulfstream.

Continue Reading On flightglobal.com »

Flying by Private Jet, Bombardier Shares Drop, Dining by Private Jet, HondaJet in South America

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

The Case for Flying Private on Your Next Buddies’ Trip

In some respects, Frank Granito is a frugal family man, a 55-year-old father of five who drives a sensible sedan and favors home-cooked fare over fancy restaurant dinners. Raised in a modest three-bedroom in the Bronx, he says he grew up “understanding what it takes to earn a dollar.”

But over time, as an attorney and avid golfer, he has also learned the pleasures of the private jet.

Cessna Citation XLS

Granito’s first exposure to that luxe form of travel came in 2008 when he and his family boarded a seven-seat XL Citation and flew from White Plains, N.Y., to Kiawah Island, S.C. They spent five days in the Lowcountry sunshine, enjoying rounds on three top-tier layouts, including the celebrated Ocean Course.

Private jet and golf

Yet the thrill Granito recalls as vividly as any was the rush he felt as the Citation surged toward takeoff, how rapidly it climbed, and how swift and hassle-free the journey proved to be.

“I never thought of myself as the kind of guy who’d be flying private,”

Continue reading about flying private on golf.com>>


Bombardier Shares, Bonds Drop on Business Jet Demand Doubts

Bombardier Inc.’s shares and bonds tumbled on concern that demand is weakening for business jets, a pillar of profit at a company struggling to develop its first commercial airliner.

Bombardier business jets

The sell-off probably was triggered by comments Wednesday from an aviation-parts supplier, B/E Aerospace Inc. about softening buyer interest in large-cabin executive aircraft, said Benoit Poirier, a Desjardins Securities Inc. analyst.

“They said the business-jet environment remains very tough, especially on the international front,” Poirier said in a telephone interview from Montreal, where Bombardier also is based. He recommends buying the stock.

Continue reading about Bombardier on Bloomberg.com>>


The Real Story Behind Private Jet Dining

Champagne and caviar, fancy dishes prepared by Michelin chefs, served to highly paid CEOs drinking vintage wines charged to their shareholders. If one reads stories in the general press that might be the image you would get about dining aboard private jets. In fact, it is by far the exception than the rule, say experts.

private jet catering

“(Private jet travelers) are top performers. It is more like being a private chef for a top athlete,” says Paul Schweitzer, Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing at Air Culinaire Worldwide, which operates 16 kitchens in the U.S. and serves up about 600 orders a day. Shooting a hole in the idea that private jet travel is layered with excess, he notes orders from corporate flight departments average about $350, and that typically covers meals for three or four people. If that seems expensive, most of the costs are tied up in logistics. More on that later.

Private jet dining

Continue reading about private jet dining on forbes.com>>


Honda to Start Selling Jet in South America

Honda Aircraft Co. said Monday that it will begin selling its HondaJet business aircraft in South America, starting in Brazil.

Hondajet

The aircraft, designed and made at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, will be showcased at the 2015 Latin America Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in São Paulo on Aug. 11-13.

Continue reading about HondaJet at journalnow.com

Rolls Royce Committed to Business Aviation, Head Mounted Displays, Gulfstream New Facility, Textron Focused on Piston

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Rolls-Royce stays committed to business aviation despite £50m profit hit

Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has stressed the continued importance of business aviation to the UK firm, despite falling demand in the segment contributing around £50 million ($77 million) to an expected £300 million profit “headwind” in 2016.

Rolls Royce engine

The bulk of this total will come from its commercial airliner Trent 700 programme, with weaker demand in the regional jet aftermarket also contributing – but the charge also illustrates the problems R-R is experiencing in business aviation

Not only has R-R been hit by the falling production rates of Bombardier‘s flagship Global 5000 and 6000 – which are powered by the BR710A2-20 – but it has also been losing market share to its rivals in the lucrative large-cabin sector.

Continue Reading about R-R and business aviation on flightglobal.com »

Bombardier Shares Hit New 22-Year Low on Concerns About Business Jets, Cseries

Bombardier‘s stock hit a new 22-year low Friday amid reports that its new Global 7000-8000 business jet may be delayed and erroneous concerns that a major Chinese airline has turned to Boeing instead of the Montreal company’s CSeries.

Bombardier Global jets

The shares hit a low of $1.84 in early trading, but were down just one cent in early afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

That followed a more than 10 per cent dip on Thursday.

The last time Bombardier‘s shares (TSX:BBD.B) plunged so low was in 1993.

Thursday’s selloff followed a Bloomberg report that cited a company official who said Bombardier‘s new leadership team is conducting “a full review of all aspects of the program, including its schedule” for its new Global aircraft.

David Tyerman of Canaccord Genuity said such a delay should not come as a surprise given that Bombardier hasn’t provided an update on the development of the Global 7000 and 8000, including the date for first flight.

Continue reading on therecord.com »

On The Radar: Head-Mounted Display

Business aviation has long been at the forefront of new technology—most of it developed to improve pilots’ situation awareness and reduce their workload—that would be the envy of commercial airline crews.

Top Max head mounted display

An example is synthetic vision, a 3D rendering of runways and terrain that gives pilots a sunny-day virtual view of the flight path in front of them. The first FAA-certified application of such a system was available as part of the Gulfstream Aerospace PlaneView flight deck in 2009. It could be as many as five years before such technology begins to make its way into commercial and business aviation as part of a voluntary safety upgrade movement spurred by the government and the Industry Commercial Aviation Safety Team.

What sort of technologies might be on business aviation’s horizon? One possibility is head-mounted displays (HMD) for pilots, which could be retrofitted in existing cockpits and for aircraft in development.

Continue Reading On https://www.forbes.com »

Gulfstream Opens Additional Maintenance Hangar in Brunswick, Georgia

New Facility Expected To Bring 100 Jobs And Doubles Site’s Aircraft Capacity

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it has officially expanded its service center in Brunswick, Georgia, with the opening of a newly constructed hangar. The hangar has been fully operational since May 29, 2015.

Gulfstream Brunswick GA

The nearly 110,000-square-foot/9,290 square-meter hangar at Brunswick Golden Isles Airport complements an adjacent Gulfstream maintenance facility and completions center. The new building accommodates all Gulfstream aircraft models and more than doubles the site’s under-roof capacity from a mixture of seven large-cabin aircraft to as many as 16. The expansion, which was announced in January 2014, has resulted in more than 60 new jobs at the site. Approximately 40 more positions are expected to be added this year.

Continue reading on Gulfstreamnews.com »

Textron Aviation turns integration focus to piston-powered aircraft

Since its founding less than 18 months ago, Textron Aviation has been quite busy. First, there was the critical task of blending two historically competitive organisations – Cessna and Beechcraft – into a unitary corporate system. Cessna also needed to concentrate on completing certification programmes of several upgraded and new aircraft in its Citation jet family.

Textron Aviation Beechcraft Baron B58

For the pistons business, on the other hand, the focus through the transition appeared to be on maintaining the status quo. A 2012 teaser by the now-defunct Hawker Beechcraft showing four new aircraft concepts on the drawing boards, including three new small turboprops and one piston-powered aircraft, has received no promotion by the new management. A diesel-powered version of the Cessna 182 is now months behind schedule, with no public timetable for delivering the new aircraft.

Despite the slow pace of progress on product development, there are signs entering this year’s EAA AirVenture fly-in in Oshkosh that the next and final step in the integration of Textron Aviation plan has already started, and it is focusing on working out the pistons business.

Continue Reading On flightglobal.com »

JetOptions Showcases Selected Private Aircraft for Sale August 19th 2015

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Selected Private Aircraft for Sale August 19th, 2015

This is our weekly installment of selected private aircraft for sale from our friends at GlobalAir.com. They are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. Since 1995 GlobalAir has been the world’s leader in listing aircraft for sale. Their goal is to connect aircraft sellers and buyers and to allow them to find, showcase and sell their aircraft not only locally but to a worldwide market. Some of our aircraft charter clients that decided to purchase an aircraft used GlobalAir.com as a research tool and found it informative and easy to use. Because of the feedback from our clients, JetOptions is featuring them on our website as a resource we recommend. They provide a great experience whether you are listing or looking to purchase a private aircraft. At Globalair.com you will find a large variety of private aircraft for sale, wanted aircraft, as well as leasing opportunities. On a weekly basis we showcase selected private aircraft here. Finding an aircraft for sale on GlobalAir.com can be done quickly and with ease by using the many different search features they offer. You can search by aircraft broker, aircraft manufacturer, and aircraft classification. They also offer the ability to compare aircraft for sale side by side. Whether you are buying or selling a private aircraft, GlobalAir.com is the place to start.

If you want to take a similar aircraft for a spin before you buy, you can also charter all of the business jets you see below from JetOptions.

The private aircraft for sale we are featuring this week: 1992 Citation V, 2001 Challenger 604, 1981 Challenger 600, 2006 Global 5000, and 2008 Citation CJ2+:

 

 

Citation V For Sale
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1992 Citation V
SN: 560-0199
  • Brought to you by Textron Aviation
  • Cabin seating for 7 passengers arranged in a center-club configuration.
  • XM Radio
  • Dual executive tables & custom tailored seats
  • Garmin 796 Satellite Weather and Moving Map
  • RVSM Capable
  • Charter Cessna Citation V from JetOptions

Challenger 604 For Sale
Challenger 604 For SaleChallenger 604 For Sale
  • Brought to you by Cerretani Aviation Group, LLC
  • 9-Passenger executive interior with four place club seating
  • Aircell AXXESS WLAN System
  • Rockwell Collins Tailwind 300 Satellite TV
  • Dual 18” Bulkhead Monitors
  • Features a standard large S-style galley with microwave oven, high temp oven and dual coffee makers, full service lavatory and baggage compartment
  • Charter Bombardier Challenger 604 from JetOptions

Challenger 600 For Sale
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  • Brought to you by General Aviation Services, LLC
  • 9-Passenger Interior Includes: Forward Four Place Individual Seats in Club Arrangement
  • Aircell Satellite Flight Phone w/Cabin and Cockpit Handsets
  • Galley w/ Extra Crystal & Decanter Storage w/ Microwave Oven & Coffee Maker.
  • RVSM Certified; Triple Universal UNS-1F FMS
  • New Front & Back Flat Screen Monitors w/ DVD & Airshow
  • Charter Bombardier Challenger 600 from JetOptions

Global 5000 For Sale
Global 5000 For SaleGlobal 5000 For Sale
  • Brought to you by Jeteffect, Inc
  • Original 13 passenger configuration
  • One Fortune 50 Owner Since New, FAR 91 operated
  • Engines enrolled on JSSI (pro-rated), APU on MSP Gold
  • Enrolled on Smart Parts
  • High speed internet, Satellite Television
  • Charter Bombardier Global 5000 from JetOptions

Citation CJ2+ For Sale
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2008 Citation CJ2+
SN: 525A-0404
  • Brought to you by Textron Aviation
  • Currently in paint August 2015
  • Cabin seating for seven passengers
  • Collins ProLine 21 Integrated Flight Director/Autopilot with 3-tube 8 x 10 inch AMLCD’s.
  • Collins WXR-800 Weather Radar
  • AirCell ST-3100 phone system
  • Charter Cessna Citation CJ2+

Embraer in China, Long Range Business Jets, Onboard Connectivity, Emergency Training, Global 7000

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Business aviation and business jets are evolving constantly and we always keep up to date with training, education, trends and news about the industry to better serve our clients. Following are business aviation news articles and stories from around the world that grabbed our attention this week ending December 16th, 2016:


Embraer Scores In China

Add China to the list of more than 30 other countries where U.S.-made Phenom 300 aircraft—the world’s most popular business jet for the last three years, with the highest number of deliveries—now operates.

Embraer delivered two of the light aircraft to Colorful Yunnan General Aviation Co., Ltd., a newly established business jet customer based in Yunnan province in Southwest China. The company will employ them in a variety of missions, including business and high-end leisure travel, as well as customized tourism, disaster-relief work and medical-rescue.

Continue reading about Embraer in China on Forbes.com->


Range Matters for Middle East Business Jet Buyers

Whether for business or leisure, for the ultra-wealthy of the Arabian Gulf, being able to fly without stopping to New York and other US East Coast cities is a major plus. There is currently one business jet able to perform such a task – the Gulfstream G650ER. As a result, the Savannah-based manufacturer’s flagship performs strongly in the region.

Whether for business or leisure, for the ultra-wealthy of the Arabian Gulf, being able to fly without stopping to New York and other US East Coast cities is a major plus. There is currently one business jet able to perform such a task – the Gulfstream G650ER. As a result, the Savannah-based manufacturer’s flagship performs strongly in the region.

But Savannah will not have the market to itself for much longer. Bombardier was at the Middle East Business Aviation Association show in Dubai promoting the virtues of the Global 7000. The large-cabin type – which has just begun flight testing – will also be able to reach the Big Apple in a single flight when it enters service in 2018.

The Canadian manufacturer believes the Global 7000’s size advantage over its rival from across the border will give it the edge in the Middle East.

And for those with a bit more cash to splash, Boeing says its newly launched BBJ Max 7 will be the first airliner-derived business jet to fulfill that mission: although Airbus suggests that its much earlier-to-service ACJ319neo is likely to develop extra range during the three years’ head start it has on the adapted 737.

Continue reading on FlightGlobal.com->


Special Report: Onboard Connectivity

The onboard connectivity market remains one of the hottest and fastest growing segments of business aviation and for good reason. Business aviation travelers and crews these days insist on being connected to the internet or cell systems to do everything from monitoring their email and surfing the web, to being able to “text and talk” using smartphones and other devices while en route.

The onboard connectivity market remains one of the hottest and fastest growing segments of business aviation and for good reason. Business aviation travelers and crews these days insist on being connected to the internet or cell systems to do everything from monitoring their email and surfing the web, to being able to “text and talk” using smartphones and other devices while en route.

Gone are the days when these services were considered perks. Travelers demand continuous connectivity while en route from takeoff to landing, for both domestic and international travel. And they expect connection speeds to be as fast as those they have at home or in their offices, which puts pressure on owners and operators to make sure their onboard connectivity systems are capable of meeting those demands.

Once, passengers might have accepted some compromise in onboard Wi-Fi offerings available on business jets, but that is rapidly changing. That is due, in part, to the connectivity gains made by commercial airlines, which increasingly are offering more and faster services. Business aircraft clients and crew now expect owners and operators to not only offer internet access, but also ensure that the quality of the service is at least equal to that offered by many commercial carriers.

Continue reading about onboard connectivity on NBAA.0rg->


Training Business Aircraft Passengers for Emergencies

How alert are you as a passenger on a flight in a business aircraft? Do you pay attention to the pre-flight safety briefing? Do you become absorbed in work or conversations throughout the flight?

What would you do if your phone or computer overheated and caught fire, and the cabin suddenly filled with smoke? Or a fellow passenger became seriously ill? Would you know where to locate a fire extinguisher or defibrillator, or how to use them? What if the plane crash-landed?

Aircraft passengers need to be in mental “Condition Orange,” advises Louisa Fisher, program manager for cabin safety at FlightSafety International and vice chair of the NBAA Flight Attendants Committee. “Condition Orange means something could happen, but you’re already thinking of your options of what to do.”

Condition Orange is part of a color-coding situational awareness system developed originally for the military and law enforcement by the late Jeff Cooper. In Condition Green, you are relaxed and unaware of what’s around you; for example, iPhone on, earplugs in, focus somewhere far away. Your reaction times to an emergency will be slower, and you are more susceptible to becoming a statistic in a disaster. In Condition Orange, you are more vigilant of your surroundings and have a “what if” plan in your head.

WHY TRAIN YOUR PASSENGERS?

It’s not enough to assume that the flight attendant or flight technician, if one is onboard, will take care of any crisis. Passengers – especially frequent flyers – should be knowledgeable about the safety and medical equipment available and procedures for their use.

Continue reading about training business aircraft flight crews for emergencies on NBAA.org->


Bombardier Banking on Global 7000 To Boost Revenues

The new Global 7000 is expected to drive up Bombardier Business Aircraft’s revenues by $3 billion between its service entry in 2018 and the end of 2020, division president David Coleal said today at Bombardier’s investor day. To date, the Global 7000 has logged more than 30 hours over 15 flights, with certification flying to ramp up next year as more flight-test vehicles come online. The aircraft is sold out “through 2020,” he added.

Coleal also said that Bombardier’s business jet division is looking to double its aftermarket revenues from now until 2020. The installed base of Bombardier business jets will climb beyond 5,000 aircraft in 2020, fueling growth in service and part sales, he noted. To help meet this demand, the company is expanding its service network. This includes a new 300,000-sq-ft Bombardier Business Aircraft service center at Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, slated to be finished in 2018.

Continue reading about Global 7000 on AINOnline.com->

Private Jets for Sale – Charter: G450, Falcon 900EX, Challenger 601, Citation XLS, Global XRS

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Private Jets for Sale – Charter – March 20th, 2017: 2011 Gulfstream G450, 2004 Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy, 1986 Bombardier Challenger 601-1A, 2005 Cessna Citation XLS+, 2010 Bombardier Global XRS

This is our regular installment of selected private jets for sale (and charter) from our friends at GlobalAir. Since 1995 GlobalAir has been the world’s leader in listing aircraft for sale. Their goal is to connect aircraft sellers and buyers and to allow them to find, showcase and sell their aircraft not only locally but to a worldwide market. GlobalAir.com is a great research tool that is informative and easy to use. Because of the positive feedback from our clients that have used GlobalAir, JetOptions is featuring them on our site as a resource we recommend. They provide a great experience whether you are listing or looking to purchase a private jet. At GlobalAir, you will find a large variety of private jets and other private aircraft for sale as well as leasing opportunities.

On a regular basis, we showcase a selection of 5 private jets that are new to the market and are for sale. Finding a private jet for sale on GlobalAir.com can be done quickly and with ease by using the many different search features they offer. You can search by aircraft broker, aircraft manufacturer, and aircraft classification. They also offer the ability to compare aircraft for sale side by side. Whether you are buying or selling a private aircraft, GlobalAir.com is the place to start.

You can charter any of the private jet models you see below and many others from JetOptions.


2011 Gulfstream G450

SN: 4224

  • Brought to you by Guardian Jet
  • Enhanced Navigation Package
  • Rolls Royce Corporate Care
  • APU Enrolled on MSP
  • Aircraft Enrolled on Plane Parts
  • CPDLC / ADS-B Out / FANS 1A
  • GoGo Biz
  • HUD with EVS
  • Charter Gulfstream G450 heavy jet

2004 Falcon 900EX EASy

SN: 134

1986 Challenger 601-1A

SN: 3052

  • Brought to you by Dallas Jet International, LP
  • Engines on GE On Point
  • APU on MSP Gold
  • Avionics on HAPP
  • 60 Month Airframe Inspection (Including CPCP Checks)
  • GOGO ATG-5000 High-Speed Internet
  • Charter Bombardier Challenger 601 heavy jet

2015 Citation XLS+

SN: 560-6195


2010 Global XRS

SN: 9268