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Falcon 5X, Citation Longitude and NetJets News from June 8 Issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation
Dassault Aviation expects the Falcon 5X to make its first flight this summer. Plus, analysts say the company is revamping the super midsize Cessna Citation Longitude in advance of its expected debut later this year. NetJets' CEO chairman and CEO resigned, and two executives who recently left NetJets are returning to the company. Business Jet Center's new Love Field hangar can accommodate Gulfstream 650s or Global Expresses.
Aerion AS2 and RVSM Equipment Maintenance News from the June 1 Issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation
Momentum is building as Aerion Corp. moves forward with its three-engine AS2 supersonic business jet. Plus, a proposed rule that would eliminate costly and redundant requirements for Part 91 operators to submit a separate maintenance program for equipment required to fly in reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) airspace.
EBACE 2015 Static Display of Aircraft
At EBACE 2015 in Geneva, 28 companies exhibited 58 aircraft at the static display of aircraft. Our staff picked a few of its favorite photos from the exhibit to share.
Update: Business Jets Specification and Performance Data

Editor’s Note: While our regular readers might think they’re seeing double, that’s not the case. These business jet specification and performance tables may at first appear to be a repeat of those published last month in our May Purchase Planning Handbook, but they are not. We received quite a few changes, additions, revisions and corrections within the category after the publication deadline. Naturally, we determined to update the digital tables immediately.

EBACE, NetJets Labor and Inflight Dishwasher News from the May 5 Issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation
Attendees and exhibitors are expected to grow at EBACE 2015. Plus, a NetJets vice president acted alone when he inappropriately blogged and tweeted about the pilots’ union activities and positions, the company said. And the first contracts signed for Dishwashair, Lufthansa Technik's inflight diswasher, have been from owners of larger executive VIP business jets, according to the Hamburg-based interiors and MRO specialist.
Updated 2015 Business Jet Specification and Performance Tables (PDF)

These business jet specification and performance tables may at first appear to be a repeat of those published last month in our May Purchase Planning Handbook, but they are not. We received quite a few changes, additions, revisions and corrections within the category after the publication deadline. Naturally, we determined to update the digital tables immediately.

Business Aviation News from Asia in April 27 Issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation
Nextant Aerospace's remanufactured, small-cabin business jets are taking on a new life amid austerity measures and discouragement of opulence in China. Plus, Asian Sky Group and Nexus will jointly provide flight operations services in the Asia-Pacific region. And international rates are now no higher than domestic rates in Deer Jet's jet card program, according to the company.
Beechcraft Baron, Cessna Citation XLS+, and Piper M600 and M350 News from April 20 Issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation
The FAA is proposing a $430,000 civil penalty against Beechcraft Corp. for allegedly failing to maintain the required aircraft production-quality-control system, the FAA said. Plus, Cessna Aircraft has received a new order for the Citation XLS+ business jet in China, the company announced. And Piper Aircraft introduced new aircraft and aircraft enhancements at an April 13 event at its Vero Beach, Florida, headquarters.
Learjet Analysis and Dassault Falcon 8X and Robert E. Breiling Associates News from April 6 Issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation
It would make sense for Bombardier to sell its Learjet plant in Wichita for a number of reasons, and Textron would be a natural buyer, Cowen and Co. analyst Cai von Rumohr says. Plus, Dassault Aviation has added a second Falcon 8X into its flight test program, the company said. And the International Business Aviation Council recently bought Robert E. Breiling Associates and will incorporate the company’s safety data and collection methods.
Citation X Elite Upgrade, Nextant 400XTi Orders and February Business Aviation Activity News from March 16 Issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation
Textron Aviation has delivered its second completely refurbished Citation X and sees the Citation X Elite upgrade program as "major market opportunity." Plus, fractional ownership company PlaneSense has ordered two Nextant 400XTi light jets with an option for three additional aircraft. Business aviation flights declined in February 2015 compared to January and the previous year in the United States, Canada and Europe, according to Argus and WingX Advance.
Embraer Deliveries and FlightSafety Helicopter Simulator News from March 9 Issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation
Embraer delivered slightly fewer aircraft in the final three months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013. Plus, FlightSafety International says it plans to increase its fleet of advanced helicopter simulators by more than 40%.
Special Note to B&CA Digest Readers
On Thursday, March 5, a technical problem with our enewsletter program caused the March 10 issue of B&CA Digest to mail prematurely. We apologize for the confusion and inconvenience. The true newsletter will mail on Tuesday, March 10.
Pilot's Bill of Rights II and Other News from the March 2 Issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation
Bipartisan legislation called the Pilot’s Bill of Rights II that would expand the third-class medical exemption and protections for pilots and airmen was introduced in Congress Feb. 25. The civil helicopter industry is facing a "volatile, challenging market" in 2015, an analyst says. NetJets Aviation has signed a five-year agreement with the FAA to implement NextGen projects.
Wheels Up Growth and IS-BAH Certified FBO News from Feb. 23 issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation
Growth of membership-based private air travel company Wheels Up is on schedule, according to CEO Kenny Dichter. Plus, SRC Aviation is the first compnay to receive International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) certification.
Special ADS-B Out Avionics Pricing and G650 Simulator News from Feb. 16 Issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation
The NextGen GA Fund has launched a program to accelerate the installation of ADS-B Out avionics on general aviation aircraft by offering aircraft owners special pricing. Plus, FlightSafety International said it is designing and building its fourth full-flight simulator for the Gulfstream G650.
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