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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.

Continue Reading On fly-corporate.com »

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.

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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

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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 

Bombardier Global 6000 at Paris Air Show, 68 million G650 for Sale, G450 delivered

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Bombardier shows off Global 6000 corporate jet at Paris Air Show

You can charter a  Bombardier Global 6000 business jet or any of the Global line from JetOptions

Bombardier Global 6000 Paris Air Show 2015 cockpit Bombardier Global 6000 Paris Air Show 2015 2 Bombardier Global 6000 Paris Air Show 2015 1 Bombardier Global 6000 Paris Air Show 2015 cabin interior

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Airlines over order at Paris Airshow

The last week was a good one to be a commercial aircraft salesman. Airlines and leasing companies placed options for 1,223 aircraft worth $69 billion at list prices at the Paris Airshow this week. (Obviously many of these aircraft will not be delivered to airlines and no one paid list price, but we should not let that get in the way of a good story).

Airbus and Boeing have sold out production for an astonishing eight to 10 years. Low oil prices are helping airlines make profits and carriers and leasing companies are keen to buy.  Both manufacturers have had three years of record orders. This is a complete contrast to business jet OEMs where backlogs are still falling. Commercial OEMs are upping production whilst we will see less business jets delivered this year rather than next. Bombardier did not announce big orders for the C-Series, but hopefully these are on the way.

Continue Reading On corporatejetinvestor.com »

Luxury foodie breaks in Lincoln fit for a king

With Magna Carta celebrations in full swing in Lincoln, all eyes are on the historic city which possesses the world’s best-preserved version of the document. Lying in a brand new state-of-the art vault at Lincoln Castle, the city is the only place where Magna Carta can be seen next to the 1217 Charter of the Forest.

These precious documents are no doubt the city’s pride and joy and some of Lincolnshire’s best-known food and drink producers have unveiled very special creations to mark 800 years since Magna Carta was sealed by King John.

Take a look at these three suggestions for luxury foodie breaks that are fit for a king: For beer lovers, for cheese lovers and for local food lovers…

Continue Reading On aluxurytravelblog.com »

Flexjet takes first G450

Fractional operator Flexjet has taken delivery of its first Gulfstream G450. You can charter a Gulfstream 450 from JetOptions.

G450 msn 4330 / N450FX left Gulfstream’s Savannah production facility on June 18, flying to Bradley International Airport. Following a short stop the aircraft departed to Cleveland’s Cuyahoga County Airport.

Gulfstream 450 N450FX

Flexjets placed a $1 billion order for 50 Gulfstream jets in 2014. The deal included firm orders for 10 G450s, six G500s and six G650s.

Continue Reading On corporatejetinvestor.com »

Irish tycoon Denis O’Brien puts G650 up for sale

Irish born telecoms tycoon Denis O’Brien has put his 2012 build Gulfstream G650 up for sale.Gulftream G650 MSN 6032 / M-GSIX was delivered new to O’Brien in July 2013. The aircraft is listed for sale with OGARAJETS of Atlanta Georgia, with a price tag of $67.95 million.
2012 build Gulfstream G650 up for sale 2012 build Gulfstream G650 up for sale 2012 build Gulfstream G650 up for sale 2012 build Gulfstream G650 up for sale

According to the listing, the aircraft has flown 1,734 hours and 558 landings since new…

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Chasing business jets – a guide for business jet spotters

Business jets do not just give pleasure to the people that fly in them. Many people get a buzz just from just seeing a one.

Others take this passion more seriously. There are thousands of amateur aviation photographers (many as good as professionals) and planespotters looking to track down business jets.

Whilst most photographers just collect images, planespotters collect aircraft registrations or manufacturers serial numbers (MSNs) by seeing the aircraft. (You can usually work out the MSN from the aircraft registration, although this is hard in some countries.)

Falcon50_T7DFX at Le Bourget

Aviation photographers are spread throughout the world. With the US and Japan in particular seeming to have many good ones (Japan also deserves credit for encouraging enthusiasts, every airport has at least one viewing platform). Although there are planespotters in every country, it is most popular in the Netherlands, Germany and the UK. No one knows exactly how many planespotters are in each country but there are specialist magazines and books serving the community.

Continue Reading On corporatejetinvestor.com »

The Monaco 2050 superyacht private-jet set

A step up from offering a helipad and helicopter, the proposed Monaco 2050 superyacht features a detachable private jet that takes off vertically

A superyacht built and decorated to their precise specifications remains an enduringly popular indulgence among the world’s richest, and the unparalleled degree of personalisation they can avail of means their purchases can vary drastically from one another.

Monaco+2050+1 superyacht

Moscow-born Monaco resident Vasily Klyukin, the co-founder of Russia’s Sovcombank, is one entrepreneur seeking to more radically shape the form of future superyachts, by releasing a concept design for the type of vessel he would like to own in the years to come.

His Monaco 2050 proposal (so called because he expects it to set a new industry standard within the next 35 years) considers what billionaires will next desire now that yachts with helipads and helicopters are becoming something of a superyacht standard. In their place Klyukin envisions a boat that will also serve as a launch pad for private jets that can take off vertically.

Continue Reading On telegraph.co.uk »

Gulfstream G280 Performance Boost, Citation Latitude Europe Tour, Legacy 450 Certified

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Gulfstream G280 Gets Performance Boost Through Software Upgrade

Update Improves Landing Distance, Enhances Flight Management System and Enables Synthetic Vision

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that an avionics software upgrade resulting in improved aircraft performance is now available for the Gulfstream G280.

Gulfstream G280

The new PlaneView280TM software, offered in conjunction with supplier Rockwell Collins, results in slower approach speeds, shorter landing distances, and enhanced flight management system performance.

“The G280 was already a top-performing aircraft in its class,” said Dan Nale, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream. “With this upgrade, the aircraft’s performance is even better. Our customers will appreciate the increased functionality and utility, the operational improvements, the enhanced display layout and the improved situational awareness.”

The upgrade reduces G280 approach speeds by up to 9 knots. The landing distance with the new software is 2,380 feet/725 meters, a decrease of 270 ft/82 m.

Continue Reading About the Gulfstream G280 on gulfstreamnews.com »


Cessna Citation Latitude begins European tour

Cessna has begun a three-week European demonstration tour of its new Citation Latitude with the annual Business and General Aviation day (BGAD), held on 15 September at London Biggin Hill airport – the first stop on its multi-city itinerary.

The $16.3 million, midsize business jet is the newest aircraft in Cessna’s 16-strong product line. It secured FAA certification in June, following a three-and-a-half year development effort, and entered service with a US owner in August.

Cessna Citation Latitude begins Europe tour

The Textron Aviation subsidiary now anticipates European validation for the nine-seat aircraft in the fourth quarter. “We are eager to get the Latitude approved in Europe so we can begin deliveries to our customers here,” says Textron Aviation’s vice-president of sales for Europe, Tom Perry.

Europe is one of the largest markets for the Citation business jet family with an inventory of around 830 aircraft…

Continue reading about the Cessna Citation Latitude European at Flightglobal.com»


Embraer Executive Jets Legacy 450 Gains EASA Certification

Embraer Executive Jets Legacy 450 has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The aircraft has met or surpassed all design goals, exceeding targets such as range, runway performance, hot-and-high takeoff distance and maximum payload. The conclusion of the process in Europe follows the recent certification granted by the Brazil and U.S. aviation agencies.

“This is a great achievement that paves the way for deliveries to begin in the member states of the European Union as well as in EASA-associated countries,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, President & CEO of Embraer Executive Jets. “The Legacy 450 is a revolutionary business jet that re-enforces our commitment to deliver true innovation to the market.”

Embraer Legacy 450 EASA certified

With a range of up to 2,575 nautical miles (4,769 km), the mid-light Legacy 450 can fly nonstop from New York to Las Vegas, Dubai to Moscow and Jakarta to Hong Kong. The aircraft has the largest cabin in its class, comfortable seating for up to 9 passengers, and is the first jet in its category to replace conventional controls with full digital fly-by-wire technology.

Continue reading about the Legacy 450 on embraerexecutivejets.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 »

Phenom Delivers 300th Very Light Jet, 2,500th Cessna Caravan Turboprop Delivered, Used Business Aircraft Market

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Embraer Delivers 300th Phenom 300

Embraer Phenom 300 most delivered

Embraer Executive Jets handed over the 300th Phenom 300 last Thursday to an undisclosed U.S. customer, just one year after achieving the same milestone for the smaller Phenom 100/100E. The commemorative Phenom 300 was assembled at and delivered from Embraer’s facility in Melbourne, Fla. Over the past two years, the Phenom 300 has been the most delivered business jet in the world and is on pace to do so again this year, according to Embraer.

Embraer Phenom 300 is the most delivered business jet

Continue reading about the Phenom 300th on AINOnline.com>>


2,500th Cessna Caravan Delivered

Textron Aviation has delivered its 2,500th Cessna Caravan. Accepting the keys to the single engine utility turboprop at ceremonies in Wichita in late September was Jim Rowe, head of Bering Air of Nome, Alaska. The carrier is taking delivery of eight Grand Caravan EX aircraft this year, and retiring an equal number. The aircraft is powered a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-140 rated at 867 shp. Bering’s Caravans operate around the Arctic Circle, hauling people and supplies…

Cessna Grand Caravan EBACE 2014

Continue reading about the Cessna Caravan on aviationweek.com>>


Become a Strategic Partner with Headquarters

This five-step plan can strengthen your flight department’s relationship with ‘downtown.’

Traditionally, the flight department was considered separate from the company headquarters. However, that concept has changed considerably over the past few years, as flight departments strive to bridge the gap between the hangar and headquarters. The May/June 2015 edition of Business Aviation Insider launched a four-part series looking at how flight department managers and personnel can help ensure a positive, effective relationship with the company’s headquarters. The second installment gave thoughtful advice on how to choose or become a strong aviation director.

The following third article in the series outlines five steps that flight department personnel can take to become a strategic partner with the executive team and headquarters personnel.

  1. COMMUNICATE WELL AND OFTEN

Effective and frequent communication is the first element of becoming a strategic partner with headquarters.

Continue reading about becoming a strategic partner on NBAA.org>>


Pre-Owned Business Aircraft Market Graphs from Fall 2015 Marketline

Marketline’s graphs show the trends for the broad used business aircraft market as well as the jet, turboprop, single/multi piston and helicopter categories.

Used Aircraft Sales graph 2008 to 2015

All of the listed aircraft have a composite score that is presented in the Used Aircraft Market graph. Data points are represented in relationship to the respective new delivered historical price that is equal to 100%. The measure of change is reported in the actual percentage of value in relation to new. The delta between reporting periods can be concluded as the percentage of change.

Continue reading about pre-owned business aircraft market trends on aircraftbluebookmarket online.com>>

GAMA 2015 Q2 Aircraft Shipment Data, Cessna TCAS Upgrade, LABACE Starts Tomorrow, Business Aviation Shipments, Citation Latitude

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

GAMA Publishes 2015 Second Quarter Aircraft Shipment Data

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released the second quarter 2015 general aviation aircraft shipment numbers. Industry airplane shipments fell 9.1 percent to 1,015 units for the first half of the year, and airplane billings declined 4.6 percent to $10.4 billion, compared to the same period a year ago. Rotorcraft shipments decreased, from 502 units to 447 units, and billings were down an estimated 16.8 percent to $1.9 billion for the first six months.

The number of piston airplanes delivered fell 11.8 percent, from 526 units to 464 units. Turboprop shipments also declined 9.9 percent to 246 airplanes. Business jet manufacturers shipped 305 airplanes compared to 318 airplanes last year, a drop of 4.1 percent. Piston rotorcraft declined to 130 shipments while turbine rotorcraft dropped from 358 units in 2014 to 317 units in 2015, an 11.5 percent decline.

Fewer business jets were shipped in 2015

“While the second quarter generally improved over the first, our industry is still being buffeted by volatile global markets and contraction within the energy sector,” GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce said. “Robust new product development continues in each of our member companies, accentuating the need for streamlined certification processes and efficient validation mechanisms between regulatory authorities. Finally, fair global competitiveness for all GAMA members rests on the need for a global level playing field. Therefore, Export-Import Bank reauthorization remains a key priority for manufacturers.”

FIRST SIX MONTHS SHIPMENTS OF AIRPLANES MANUFACTURED WORLDWIDE
2014
2015
CHANGE
Piston
526
464

-11.8%
Turboprops
273
246
-9.9%
Business Jets
318
305
-4.1%
Total Shipments 1,117
1,015
-9.1%
Total Billings $10.9B $10.4B -4.6%
FIRST SIX MONTHS SHIPMENTS OF ROTORCRAFT MANUFACTURED WORLDWIDE
2014
2015
CHANGE
Piston
144
130
-9.7%
Turbine
358
317
-11.5%
Total Shipments 502
447
-11.0%
Total Billings $2.3B $1.9B -16.8%

 

Continue Reading and download the PDF report on www.gama.aero »

Cessna Certified to Upgrade Early Models with TCAS II 7.1

Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has received certification to offer TCAS II 7.1 upgrades for early model Cessna Citation business jets. Available now at company-owned service centers, this upgrade will allow operators of applicable aircraft  to comply with European airspace requirements by the end of 2015.

“With the approaching deadline for TCAS compliance in Europe, this certification allows early model Citation operators the ability to upgrade their aircraft directly from the manufacturer,” said Brad Thress, senior vice president, Customer Service. “The upgrades can be completed along with regular maintenance or independently, usually as a simple software change, though some may require new hardware as well.”

Starting on Dec. 1, 2015, all aircraft already equipped with TCAS and weighing more than 5,700 kg will be required to have the version 7.1 software upgrade to the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II) in order to operate in European airspace.  Recent model Citations, as well as applicable Beechcraft King Airs and Hawker business jets, already comply or have certified solutions available.

Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System TCAS

Solutions offered under the new certification are for Citation models CJ2, Citation II/SP, Citation SII, Bravo, V Ultra, Encore, Encore+, Excel, XLS, Citation III, Citation VI, Citation VII, Sovereign, and Citation X.

Continue Reading about the Cessna upgrade on txtav.com »

ANALYSIS: LABACE approaches amid regional instability

The 12th Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition will open its doors on 11 August in a region mired in political and economic instability.

LABACE 2014

The three-day annual event – held at Congonhas airport, São Paulo, Brazil – is now a permanent fixture on the aviation calendar thanks to the significance of the region to the business aircraft industry.

With an installed base of more than 2,700 business jets and turboprops, Latin America is home to the third largest business aircraft fleet by continent, after North America and Europe. While its position on the continental fleet roster is assured for some time to come, Latin America is losing its lustre as the deepening financial crisis takes its toll on new aircraft sales.

Continue Reading About LABACE On www.flightglobal.com »

Business Aviation Industry-wide Shipments Lagging

There are a variety of measures to gauge the state of the business aviation sector—overall it has been struggling since 2010 when the worst recession since the 1930s officially ended—and based on shipment data for the second quarter of 2015 it is sputtering.

For the period ended June 30, industry-wide airplane shipments were down more than 9%, while billings were off 4.6%, to $10.4 billion, compared to the same period a year ago. Moreover, the decline wasn’t restricted to just one segment. Business jet manufacturers shipped 4.1% fewer airplanes, for a total of 305 aircraft. Turboprop shipments fell 9.9%, to 246, while the number of piston-powered airplane shipments declined 11.8%, to 526 units.

While second-quarter shipments were an improvement over the first three months of the year, the industry continues to be buffeted by volatile global markets and contraction within the energy sector, General Aviation Manufacturers Association President and CEO Pete Bunce noted. All the same, there were notable exceptions to the disappointing second-quarter activity.

Continue Reading about business aviation shipments on www.forbes.com »

NetJets to get first Citation Latitude in July 2016

Fractional ownership company NetJets has firmed up the delivery schedule for its Cessna Citation Latitude business jets, with the first of the midsize type set to enter its operation in July 2016.

Cessna Citation Latitude exterior

The Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary – the world’s largest operator of business aircraft – placed an order in 2012 for 25 Latitudes as part a multi-billion dollar overhaul of its 500-strong fleet.

It says the aircraft, worth $16 million each, will be absorbed into its US and European fleets over a two-year period.

cessna-citation-latitude in flight

NetJets also has options for 125 of the nine-passenger model, which received US Federal Aviation Administration certification in June and is poised to enter service this month.

Continue Reading about the NetJets Citation Latitude www.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
Citation V For SaleCitation V For Sale
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
Challenger 600 For SaleChallenger 600 For Sale
  • 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
Citation CJ2+ For SaleCitation CJ2+ For Sale
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+