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Beechcraft Avionics, Gulfstream G650ER and G280 at Paris Airshow, Aerion Opens Order Book For Supersonic Jet, Embraer Legacy 500

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

News about Beechcraft Avionics, Gulfstream G650ER and G280 at Paris Airshow, Aerion Opens Order Book For Supersonic Jet, Embraer Legacy 500

Beechcraft, Rockwell Collins Talk Avionics Upgrade

Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics flight deck is making its way onto the factory line for Beechcraft’s King Air turboprop aircraft. The two companies announced at the 2015 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) last week that the avionics suite will soon be offered as standard equipment on board the business jets, with touchscreen Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) and an array of improvements to enhance operations and ease strain on King Air pilots.

Pro Line Fusion King Air flight deck display

 

Continue Reading On aviationtoday.com »

Gulfstream at Paris Air Show

The Gulfstream G650ER and G280 will be on display at the 2015 Paris Air Show, June 15 through 21.

Gulfstream G650ER

Gulfstream G280

 

BusinessAviationVoice: Embraer Lands Charter-Related Sales

While airlines specialize in selling transportation by the seat, a growing number of commercial carriers around the world are discovering that selling charter flights can be a lucrative means of generating additional revenue—and provide business jet manufacturers with an ancillary market.

Embraer Executive Jets is one of the OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) that are taking advantage of airlines’ desire to expand or enter the charter business.

Middle East Airlines—Airliban (MEA) recently placed an order for one midsize Legacy 500 and an option for a second aircraft of the same model.

Embraer Legacy 500 for charter

Continue Reading about Embraer on Forbes.com »

Aerion Opens Order Book For Supersonic Jet

Aerion Corporation’s board of directors has authorized the sale of the AS2 aircraft at a price of $120 million in 2015 dollars. The initial 50 launch customers will receive preferential pricing and other benefits available only for this first tranche of orders. “This is another step forward for Aerion,” noted Aerion Chairman Robert M. Bass. “We are offering a select group of forward thinking business aviation users the opportunity to fly faster and to make history with us as we reintroduce commercial supersonic flight.”

AS2-AERIAL supersonic business jet

Aerion AS2 supersonic business jet Cabin

AS2 Supersonic business jet engines

Continue Reading On aerionsupersonic.com (pdf) »

Gulfstream G280 Adds Another Speed Record to Books, G650ER and G450 at Paris Air Show Today

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Gulfstream at Paris Air Show

Gulfstream G650ER is at Paris Air Show

The Gulfstream G650ER and G450 will be on display at the 2015 Paris Air Show, June 15 through 21.

Gulfstream G450 is at Paris Airshow

Gulfstream G280 Adds Another Speed Record to Books

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that the Gulfstream G280 recently added to its growing list of city-pair records, this time linking Paris with Abu Dhabi.

Gulfstream G280 sets record

On April 24, the super mid-sized aircraft traveled from Paris-Le Bourget Airport to Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates. The distance of 2,908 nautical miles/5,386 kilometers was covered in 6 hours and 16 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.82.

Pending approval by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association, the G280’s 51st city-pair mark will be sent to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for consideration as a world record.

Gulfstream G280

“It’s a testament to the G280’s many attributes that we’ve delivered more than 60 of these aircraft to operators in 11 countries,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “The G280 had the best range, speed, fuel efficiency and cabin comfort in its class when it entered the marketplace in November 2012, and nothing has changed. It is also one of the most reliable aircraft in the industry.”

Originally projected to fly 3,400 nm/6,297 km, the G280 surpassed expectations by 200 nm/370 km, resulting in more city-pair connections, excellent fuel efficiency and lower operating costs for customers. The aircraft has tremendous performance capabilities and a superior cabin with the Gulfstream-designed cabin management and high-definition entertainment systems, industry-leading sound levels, 19 super-sized windows and in-flight access to the baggage compartment.

Continue Reading On gulfstreamnews.com »

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»

Flexjet Accelerates Deliveries Of Gulfstream G450s, Gulfstream G280 Ailerons, Caravan Garmin Upgrade, Nextant Aerospace

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Caravan Gets Garmin Upgrade

Under Garmin’s AML STC, Mid-Canada Mod Center recently completed and placed back into service a full Garmin G600 cockpit and avionics mod to a Cessna 208 Caravan. The G600 suite provides enhanced situational awareness with safety and pilot workload reduction. The dual-screen G600 pairs both a primary flight display (PFD) and a multifunction (MFD) display in a single 10-inch wide bezel.

Garmin G600 cockpit Cessna Caravan

Continue Reading About Garmin and Cessna Caravan on fly-corporate.com »

Flexjet Accelerates Deliveries Of Gulfstream G450s

Beginning To Exercise Order Options, Taking Steps to Expedite Delivery Of Entire Gulfstream Fleet

Flexjet has accelerated deliveries of the Gulfstream G450 business jets it has on order in response to what the fractional company says is heavy market demand. With the accelerated delivery schedule, six G450s will be flying in the Flexjet fleet by the end of this year.

Gulfstream G450

The G450 is part of an order Flexjet placed in October 2014 for up to 50 aircraft, also including the G500 and G650, from Gulfstream’s iconic line of business jets. Through its close partnership with Gulfstream, Flexjet will closely monitor demand and collaborate with the manufacturer to accelerate deliveries and exercise any of the additional 26 options whenever possible.

Continue Reading About Flexjet and Gulfstream G450 orders on aero-news.net »

Kaman Awarded Five-Year Contract Extension For G280 Gulfstream Program

Expected Value Of The Deal Is More Than $27 Million

Kaman Aerosystems’ UK operation has been successful in securing a five-year contract extension on the Gulfstream G280 program for the supply of ailerons and winglets to Triumph Aerostructures.

Gulfstream G280

 

This takes the period of program deliveries out to 2019 and firmly consolidates Kaman as a key supplier on the G280 program. The contract extension has an expected value of more than $27 million over the next 5 years.

Gulfstream G280

Continue Reading about the Gulfstream G280 on aero-news.net »

A new idea for old platforms

Nextant Aerospace is a new type of company in the business aviation industry. Rather than spending a $1 billion to develop a new business jet from scratch, the company utilizes existing platforms and upgrades the engines, avionics, and performance, creating a modern aircraft at a lower cost. The process is called remanufacturing.

Nextant 400Xti

Located in Cleveland, Ohio, Nextant was founded in 2007 and is part of the Directional Capital family of companies. It currently offers a light jet and will soon offer turboprop aircraft.

Continue Reading About Nextant on fly-corporate.com »

Private Jets Sale – Charter: Falcon 7X, Learjet 45XR, Legacy 500, G280, Citation Excel

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Private Jets for Sale and Charter – December 20th, 2016: 2008 Dassault Falcon 7X, 2006 Learjet 45XR, 2016 Embraer Legacy 500, 2014 Gulfstream G280, 2000 Cessna Citation Excel

This is our regular installment of selected private jets for sale from our friends at GlobalAir. Since 1995 GlobalAir has been the world’s leader in listing jets 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 positive feedback from our clients, 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 aircraft. At GlobalAir, you will find a large variety of business jets and other private aircraft for sale, wanted aircraft, 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 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. All of the aircraft models you see below can also be chartered from us.


 

2008 Falcon 7X

SN: 030


2006 Learjet 45 XR

SN: 304


2016 Legacy 500

SN: 55000066


2014 Gulfstream G280

SN: 2052


2000 Citation Excel

SN: 560-5132


NBAA 2016, Business Aviation, G600 Technical Description, G280 Record, US Flight Activity

Friday, October 28th, 2016

We always keep up to date with training, education, and news about our industry to better serve our clients. These are some of the some of the business aviation news articles and stories that grabbed our attention this week:

NBAA’s 2016 Convention Set to Return to Orlando

It’s no surprise that this year’s NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (November 1 to 3) will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. After all, the show is ranked sixth largest in the U.S., and there are not many places with a large enough facility and a nearby airport for the static display. For the next few years, the show will bounce back and forth between Orlando and Las Vegas.

NBAA 2016

Visitors will notice one big difference this year: the host FBO is still the same facility at Orlando Executive Airport, but it is now owned by Atlantic Aviation, which purchased the former Showalter Flying Services FBO early last year.

Dozens of aircraft are expected at the static display at Atlantic Aviation, and this includes some unusual candidates such as a SPAD XIII World War I biplane at the Dassault Falcon display (a young Marcel Dassault designed its propeller) and the first NBAA appearance of the Pilatus PC-24 light jet. Gulfstream is bringing seven aircraft this year, including the new fly-by-wire G500, which is making its first appearance at an NBAA show. Joining the SPAD at the Dassault Falcon display are five jets, including the Falcon 8X, and the 5X mockup. Bombardier will also bring seven jets, including two Learjet 75s, two Challenger 650s and a 350 and a Global 5000 and 6000. Textron Aviation is bringing the most airplanes from one manufacturer, 11 turbine-powered airplanes ranging from the Caravan EX turboprop to the Citation X+ jet and its new Longitude as well as a cabin mockups for the in-development Citation Hemisphere large-cabin jet. The convention center will also host more aircraft at the indoor static display.

Continue reading about NBAA 2016 on AINOnline ->


Why America still needs business aviation

As the industry prepares to gather for the annual ­National Business Aviation Association convention in Orlando, the US economy is seven years into a post-2008 upswing – but facing the uncertainty of a presidential election in which there is a chance that the most maverick and unpredictable candidate of modern times could emerge as Commander in Chief. At the same time, in the wider global economy, the BRICS ­engines of growth are backfiring.

For business aviation manufacturers, this has meant a sharp fall in orders and deliveries of large-cabin business jets, including the airliner-derived offerings from Airbus and Boeing. Much of the demand for these top-end types had come from newly-bullish billionaires in Brazil, China, and Russia, many of whom are feeling less confident about their fortunes than two years ago. That means they are less prepared to invest in assets they may not need and which – unlike many of their other discretionary acquisitions – are not guaranteed to appreciate. This has, in turn, put severe downward pressure on values, with reports of recently-minted long-range aircraft being offered on the used market at a fraction of their list prices.

Better news comes from segments that looked beleaguered in the years after the financial crisis – the super-light to super-midsize workhorses of business aviation – and from an ownership model that also looked to have had its day: fractionals. The reason is that – after many years of hoarding cash, during which travel on private jets was often tainted by undertones of ­executive excess – corporate America is turning again to corporate aircraft, embracing the “no plane no gain” message of NBAA.

Continue reading this business aviation article on FlightGlobal->


Gulfstream G600 technical description

When Gulfstream sent out invitations to a public event in Savannah, Georgia, on 14 October 2014, everyone expected to see the unveiling of a new aircraft. Rumours and internet mentions of Gulfstream’s secretive P42 project had been swirling for several years, suggesting a replacement for the G450/550 was already deep in development.

On the appointed day, Gulfstream fulfilled those expectations by dramatically “rolling-in” the prototype of the G500 into a newly constructed, black-draped final assembly hangar filled with thousands of employees and guests. The surprise of the highly anticipated event was the revelation that the company was also developing a second aircraft – the G600.

The G500/600 would follow a proven Gulfstream formula. The GV entered the market in the late 1990s as a stretched and longer-range version of the GIV, which had first appeared a decade earlier. Early in the 2000s, Gulfstream replaced the GIV/GV with another pairing in the G450/G550, although both were derivatives retaining the 30-year-old fuselage cross-section and wing design of the original GIV.

Gulfstream G600 mock up

As the aircraft designations suggest, the G500 and G600 represent the beginning of a new aircraft family, rather than yet another derivative of the classic GIV. Not for nothing has Gulfstream omitted a G400 from its future product line-up. Rather than directly replace the G450/550 with improved models, the G500 and G600 bracket the performance and cabin size of the G550, while the G600 is positioned between the G550 and the ground-breaking G650, which entered service in 2012.

The sizing metrics neatly align with the G600’s positioning in the Gulfstream product line-up. As a clean-sheet design, the G500 and G600 share the same fuselage cross section of 2.41m (7ft 11in), which splits the difference between the G550 and G650. The G600’s cabin is 17.8cm wider than the G550 and 17.8cm narrower than the G650. The additional width of the G650 provides a nearly 12% advantage over the G600 in cabin volume, despite only a 45cm difference in cabin length.

Continue reading this great article and very comprehensive description of the G600 by Stephen Trimble on FlightGlobal.com->


Gulfstream G280 Achieves Remarkable 57th World Speed Record — A Testament To Exceptional Performance

Guernsey-To-Teterboro Trip Completed In Seven Hours And 26 Minutes

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that its Gulfstream G280 aircraft recently established a speed record between Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands in Europe, and Teterboro, New Jersey, making the trans-Atlantic journey in just seven hours and 26 minutes.

Gulfstream G280

The super mid-size business jet departed Guernsey Airport at 7:54 a.m. local time and arrived at Teterboro Airport at 10:20 a.m. local time, completing the 3,216-nautical-mile/5,956-kilometer flight at an average speed of Mach 0.80.

“This flight showcased the G280’s outstanding takeoff performance,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales, Gulfstream. “Guernsey’s available takeoff distance is less than 5,200 feet, yet the G280 was able to make this trip with plenty of room to spare. One of the many benefits of the G280 is being able to use smaller airports and runways around the world without sacrificing range and speed.”

Continue reading about the G280 world speed record on Gulfstreamnews.com->


US business aviation bounces back

The business aviation community will converge on Orlando, Florida, from 1 to 3 November for the industry’s largest annual showcase, the NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (BACE).

It is fitting that the USA – home to the world’s largest population of business aircraft owners and manufacturers – has played host to this vast, iconic show since its conception 69 years ago.

The importance of the US market cannot be understated. Flight Fleets Analyzer records an installed base of around 18,000 business jets and turboprops, which represents 60% of the global fleet.

The region consistently accounts for more than half of new aircraft deliveries each year, with small and midsize-category models making up the bulk of the shipments.

Analyzer records a year-on-year hike in turbine aircraft deliveries to US customers since 2012, from 445 units to 580 in 2015. While this is significantly down from the 2008 market peak of nearly 930 units, the US is faring better than the rest of the world, where only 394 aircraft shipped in 2015.

“The USA has all the ingredients for a thriving aviation market, not least a vast customer base and a robust infrastructure to support the fleet,” says Peter Bunce, chief executive of the industry trade body General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

Continue reading this thorough analysis of the state of US business aviation by Kate Sarsfield on FlightGlobal.com->


US activity up year-over-year, down month-over-month

According to ARGUS International’s latest TRAQPak data, the US and Canadian flight activity in September were up 4.6% year-over-year (YOY), with charter flight activity leading the way, but down month-over-month (MOM) from August with 5.5%.

MOM results by operational category were down for the month, with Part 91 down 2.4%, Part 135 down 8.0% and Fractional activity down 10.2%. The aircraft categories were mostly down MOM with the exception of large cabin aircraft, up 1.0% from August.

Continue reading this article about US flight activity on fly-corporate.com->

 

Private Jets for Sale: Challenger 605, Global XRS, Falcon 50EX, Gulfstream G280, Gulfstream G550

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Featured Private Jets for Sale – October 4, 2016: 2013 Bombardier Challenger 605, 2010 Bombardier Global XRS, 2000 Dassault Falcon 50EX, 2014 Gulfstream G280, 2007 Gulfstream G550

This is our regular installment of selected private jets for sale from our friends at GlobalAir. Since 1995 GlobalAir has been the world’s leader in listing jets 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 positive feedback from our clients, 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 aircraft. At GlobalAir, you will find a large variety of private jets and other private aircraft for sale, wanted aircraft, 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 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.


 2013 Challenger 605

SN: 5945


2010 Global XRS

SN: 9369


2000 Falcon 50EX

SN: 286


2014 Gulfstream G280

SN: 2025


2007 Gulfstream G550

SN: 5129