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Ignorance Is Bliss When Writing About Private Jets, G450 Production To End, Gulfstream G500 Pilot Report, 10-Year BizAv Outlook

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

These are some of the some of the business aviation news stories that grabbed our attention this week:

When It Comes To Writing About Private Jets, Ignorance Is Bliss

One of my Google news alerts is for “private jet.” It means that every day I get an email with interesting articles, from news about new FBOs (private jet terminals), new programs from charter brokers, pharmaceutical executives testifying in front of Congress, new plane launches, technology, orders, forecasts, jet owners sending their planes on relief flights after natural disasters, the Kardashians, Angelina Jolie, and so forth. It’s a mixed bag for sure, and some interesting reading.

For example, some of the same American congressmen who lauded the industry for its relief efforts after the Haiti earthquake in an official declaration and who use private aviation themselves were quick to make private jet travel a reason to whip the CEOs of the major car companies. For the CEO of a pharmaceutical company called to testify about the skyrocketing cost of the drug she was selling as her compensation increased dramatically it wasn’t surprising she was asked, “How did you get here? Certainly, my advice would be, drive, fly commercial, take the train, fly to Baltimore/Washington Airport and then take the train. Politicians playing to their constituency are always going to ignore the facts about private aviation to make a point. And yes, in some cases private aircraft is misused. The actions of those CEOs, in my opinion, lacked substantial judgment.

That said, I was surprised yesterday to read a story in the Financial Times (see excerpted article below),  The writer points to Enron, the aforementioned automotive CEOs, and several other examples of misuse to make his case. His main argument seems to be using private aircraft create “a false sense of entitlement.” He also writes, “The undeclared reason modern executives like to use private jets is that they fit their self-image more snugly than scheduled air travel.”

Needless to say, there are in fact thousands of extremely successful businesses, both public and private, that use private aviation, and use it responsibly, which the author chooses to ignore, and could have been found very easily.

Continue reading this great article by Doug Gollan on Forbes.com->


Andrew Hill on Private Jets

For executives who are not ostentatious billionaires —  flying in a corporate jet is often the same as flying a red flag.

The latest company to suffer jet-related scrutiny is Tronc, owner of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. The listed company is having to defend its use of an aircraft leased from a company controlled by its chairman and largest shareholder, Michael Ferro. The corporate governance objection here is the possible conflict of interest. But it is the aviation angle that helps the story take flight. (Tronc has not commented.)

What is surprising is not that companies allow the use of private aircraft — there are a few good reasons to do so, which I will come to — but that they continue to ignore the public relations risk involved.

Such risks have been on the radar since at least 1990, when investor Warren Buffett announced, tongue in cheek, that he had named his corporate jet “The Indefensible” (he said his skeptical business partner Charlie Munger had wanted to call it “The Aberration”). But it took the 2001 Enron scandal to focus shareholder attention properly on such perks.

Continue reading this article by Andrew Hill on Financial Times->


Gulfstream G450 Production To End, Paving The Way For The All-New G500

Best-selling GIV And G450 Revolutionized Business Aviation

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it would end production of the Gulfstream G450, one of the company’s most iconic and dependable aircraft, as it prepares to launch a new era of business aviation with the all-new G500. Gulfstream is scheduled to deliver the final G450 to a customer in early 2018.

Gulfstream G450

The G450 built on the successes of the GIV and GIV-SP, which have been class-leading aircraft since they first entered service. In total, Gulfstream produced more than 870 GIV, GIV-SP and G450 aircraft, which will continue to be supported and maintained by the company. The GIV family of aircraft revolutionized business aviation with increased range, industry-leading flight-deck technology, advanced aircraft systems and better reliability, all of which laid the groundwork for Gulfstream to design the innovative and revolutionary G500.

“The GIV and G450 ushered in a business aviation renaissance that has led to increased safety, greater reliability, better technology and improved performance,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “It’s fitting that the G500 will replace the G450 and build upon its performance legacy, creating another industry game-changer from Gulfstream.”

Continue reading about the G450 End of Production on Gulfstreamnews.com->


Pilot Report: Gulfstream G500

Setting a new benchmark in business aviation technology

Disruptive change is one of the world’s most overused terms. But it’s appropriate when applied to the Gulfstream G500, due for service entry in 2018. This all-new aircraft flies higher and faster than almost all current or known future competitors. Suddenly, cruising at a mere Mach 0.80 seems so 20th century. The G500’s economy cruise speed is Mach 0.85, the new standard for most next-generation large-cabin business aircraft, as well as new long-range Airbuses and Boeings.

Gulfstream G500 flight

With as much as 5,000 nm of range at that speed, the $44.65 million G500 can fly nonstop between Seattle and Seoul, Los Angeles and London, or Montreal and Montevideo. The longest trips take less than 10.5 hr. to complete. And yet it flies those missions on less fuel than any other business aircraft cruising at Mach 0.85.

When pushed to its Mach 0.90 high-speed cruise (Mmo is Mach 0.925), it can dash between Paris and New York in about six hr., depending on seasonal winds at altitude. Indeed, it can fly at that speed between any North American and European cities that are up to 3,800 nm apart.

The G500 will replace the G450 in Gulfstream’s product line and the contrasts between the two airplanes are striking. While the G450 was a reasonable, evolutionary step ahead in Gulfstream model development, the G500 is a large leap forward in aircraft design. This is the first pure Gulfstream in more than half a century to be powered by engines not made by Rolls-Royce. It’s the first production business aircraft to be fitted with Pratt & Whitney Canada PW800 PurePower turbofans, engines that share their cores with the new hyper-efficient Pratt & Whitney geared turbofans designed for commercial jetliners.

Continue reading this excellent and very thorough article by Fred George on Aviation Week->


The Next 10 Years — Jetcraft

Finally, someone who can speak authoritatively about the outlook for business aviation has gone on record stating explicitly what should have been obvious for some time: it’s time to stop anticipating any sharp upturns in the market.

What the industry is experiencing and can expect in the future, according to a comprehensive 10-year forecast released this morning by Jetcraft, is a “continued settling of the market into a more regular, muted pattern.” But the fact that there will be no sharp upturns is probably a good thing, said Chief Operating Officer Peter Antonenko. “The market is exactly where it should be concerning unit deliveries.”

Jetcraft’s forecast calls for an increase in deliveries, to 7,879 aircraft valued at about $248 billion (based on 2015 prices), in the next ten years. In the short term, JetCraft expects less favorable U.S. dollar exchange rates and waning emerging market economies to hamper deliveries.

In a foreword to the market forecast, Jetcraft CEO Jahid Fazal-Karim said, “To skeptics, [the industry] may seem to be perpetually turning a corner regarding the recovery. However, the danger is not so much the slower-than-hoped-for recovery itself, but rather the possibility of creating a self-fulfilling prophecy with an inevitable downturn.”

While there is unlikely to be a return to the heady market conditions before the Great Recession, Antonenko made it clear that Jetcraft is confident about the outlook.

Continue reading this article by Tony Velocci about JetCraft’s 10-year business aviation outlook on Forbes.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


Private Jets for Sale Charter: G150, Legacy 650, Global 5000, G650, G450

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Private Jets for Sale – Charter – March 15th, 2017: 2008 Gulfstream G150, 2011 Embraer Legacy 650, 2006 Bombardier Global 5000, 2012 Gulfstream G650, 2008 Gulfstream G450

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.


 

2008 Gulfstream G150

SN: 261

  • Brought to you by Jetcraft
  • Enrolled on JSSI Tip-to-Tail
  • 96 Month Inspection done in November 2016
  • Eight (8) Pax Interior with Belted Lavatory
  • One Owner Since New
  • Charter Gulfstream G150 midsize jet

2011 Legacy 650

SN: 14501141

  • Brought to you by Empire Aviation
  • Enrolled on Embraer Executive Care Enhanced
  • Enrolled on Rolls-Royce Corporate Care
  • 13 Passenger Configuration
  • Smart Runway and Smart Landing RAAS System
  • Charter Embraer Legacy 650 heavy jet

 2006 Global 5000

SN: 9212

  • Brought to you by Bloomer deVere Dahlfors Inc.
  • Tailwinds 500 Satellite TV with International Coverage
  • 8C/10 year/120-mo. Inspection in Process
  • Batch 3.3 Upgrade in Process
  • Enrolled on Rolls Royce Corporate Care
  • Charter Bombardier Global 5000 heavy jet

2012 Gulfstream G650

SN: 6006

  • Brought to you by Boutsen Aviation S.A.M.
  • Engines on Rolls Royce Corporate Care
  • APU on MSP
  • Delivered with Fresh 48 Months Inspection
  • Charter Gulfstream G650 heavy jet

2008 Gulfstream G450

SN: 4104

  • Brought to you by Jet HQ
  • Fully Program Enrolled
  • CPDLC /ADS-B Out/FANS 1A
  • Synthetic Vision
  • EASA Certified
  • 14 Passenger Configuration
  • Charter Gulfstream G450 heavy jet

Private Jets for Sale – Charter: Citation CJ3, Sovereign, G200, Challenger 605, Learjet 60SE

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Private Jets for Sale – Charter – March 8th, 2017: 2005 Cessna Citation CJ3, 2008 Cessna Citation Sovereign, 2000 Gulfstream G200, 2009 Bombardier Challenger 605, 2005 Learjet 60SE

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.


2005 Citation CJ3

SN: 525B-0025

  • Brought to you by Leading Edge Aviation Solutions
  • Airframe Enrolled on Pro Parts
  • Engines Enrolled on TAP Elite
  • ATG-5000 Aircell High-Speed Internet System
  • Charter Cessna Citation CJ3 light jet

2008 Citation Sovereign

SN: 680-0221


2000 Gulfstream G200

SN: 009


2009 Challenger 605

SN: 5726


2005 Learjet 60SE

SN: 290

  • Brought to you by Hagerty Jet Group
  • Engines Enrolled on ESP Gold
  • APU, Airframe & Avionics Enrolled on JSSI
  • Dual Universal UNS-1EW w/ WAAS/LPV
  • ADS-B Out (DO-260B)
  • TCAS Version 7.1
  • GoGo Aviator 200 SwiftBroadband w/ Cabin WiFi
  • CAMP Maintenance Tracking
  • Charter Learjet 60 midsize jet

Private Jets for Sale – Charter: Citation Sovereign, Legacy 600, Challenger 604, G550, Falcon 900EX

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Private Jets for Sale – Charter – March 1st, 2017: 2008 Cessna Citation Sovereign, 2006 Embraer Legacy 600, 1999 Bombardier Challenger 604, 2006 Gulfstream G550, 2010 Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy

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.


2008 Citation Sovereign

SN: 680-0200


2006 Legacy 600

SN: 1450963

  • Brought to you by Colibri
  • Engines on Rolls Royce Corporate Care
  • APU on MSP Program
  • Forward Crew Lavatory and Aft VIP Lavatory
  • WIFI Installed
  • Steep Approach Capability
  • Seating for 13 Passengers
  • ADS-B Out Installed
  • Charter Embraer Legacy 600 heavy jet

1999 Challenger 604

SN: 5320


2006 Gulfstream G550

SN: 5094

  • Brought to you by Jetcraft
  • CPDLC & FANS 1/A
  • Honeywell TCAS 2000 with Change 7.1
  • Gulfstream PlaneView Update Cert Foxtrot
  • Rolls Royce Corporate Care
  • Charter Gulfstream G550 heavy jet

2010 Falcon 900EX EASy

SN: 222

  • Brought to you by Donath Aircraft Services
  • Engines Enrolled in Honeywell MSP Gold
  • APU Enrolled in Honeywell MSP
  • ATG 5000 Gogo Biz with High Speed Internet and Text & Talk service
  • Airshow 4000
  • Charter Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy heavy jet

Private Jets Sale – Charter: Global Express, GIV, Challenger 604, G550, Challenger 850ER

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Private Jets for Sale – Charter – February 22nd, 2017: 2001 Bombardier Global Express, 1986 Gulfstream IV, 2004 Bombardier Challenger 604, 2011 Gulfstream G550, 2008 Bombardier Challenger 850ER

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.


2001 Global Express

SN: 9080

  • Brought to you by Avpro Inc
  • Enrolled in SmartParts Plus
  • 180 Month Inspection c/w December 2016
  • FANS / WAAS-LPV / ADS-B / 7.1 Upgrades
  • CAMP Maintenance Tracking
  • Charter Global Express heavy jet

1986 Gulfstream IV

SN: 1007

  • Brought to you by Welsch Aviation
  • Houston FSDO Part 135 Certified
  • Excellent U.S. Pedigree
  • No Known Damage History
  • Gulfstream Computerized Maintenance Program
  • 72 Month Inspection Completed December 2016
  • Charter Gulfstream IV heavy jet

2004 Challenger 604

SN: 5566


2011 Gulfstream G550

SN: 5295

  • Brought to you by MENTE Group LLC
  • GAC SAV – C of A Green Delivery Sept 1, 2010
  • GAC LGB – Completion EIS February 21, 2011 w/ LG Electronics
  • Single Owner from EIS
  • Paint: 5 years, Interior: 5 years
  • 2186 Hours APU – No MSP No RRCC on Engines
  • Charter Gulfstream G550 heavy jet

2008 Challenger 850ER

SN: 8072

  • Brought to you by Aurum Jets
  • Aux Fuel Tanks
  • Airshow 4000
  • EASA Ready
  • No Damage History
  • On Engine & APU Programs
  • Delivered with Fresh 96 Month Maintenance & Landing Gear Overhaul
  • Charter Bombardier Challenger 850 heavy jet

Private Jets for Sale Charter: Falcon 2000, 900LX, G450, Citation Sovereign, Excel

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Private Jets for Sale – Charter – February 7th, 2017: 1999 Dassault Falcon 2000, 2010 Gulfstream G450, 2011 Dassault Falcon 900LX, 2007 Cessna Citation Sovereign, 2000 Cessna Citation Excel

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.

Each of the private jet models you see below can be chartered from JetOptions.


 

1999 Falcon 2000

SN: 068

  • Brought to you by Avpro Inc.
  • Recent 3C Inspection at Dassault-ILG
  • Engines on CSP Gold / APU on MSP Gold
  • 10 Passenger Interior with Full Sized Individual Seats
  • Head Up Display (HUD)
  • Next Gen Upgrades: ADS-B Out / RAAS / TCAS 7.1
  • Aircell GoGo Biz High-Speed Wi-Fi with Text & Talk
  • Charter a Dassault Falcon 2000 heavy jet

2010 Gulfstream G450

SN: 4190


2011 Falcon 900LX

SN: 247

  • Brought to you by Jetcraft
  • C Check, starting March 2017, will include EASy II baseline with FANS 1/A+ & ADS-B Out Upgrades
  • New Paint and Interior to be done in March 2017
  • Aircell Axxess II Iridium Telephone System
  • Charter a Dassault Falcon 900LX heavy jet

2007 Citation Sovereign

  • Brought to you by Global Jet Monaco
  • The owner is motivated to sell and will consider any reasonable and serious offer.
  • “4” years check – August 2016
  • Proteck labor coverage
  • Airframe on Proteck and Proparts
  • 7.1 upgrade
  • WAAS LPV
  • Iridium telephone
  • Charter a Cessna Citation Sovereign super mid jet

2000 Citation Excel

SN: 560-5130