Business Aviation Now en Is there a Graveyard for Retired Bizjets? [Updated] <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p>The short answer is YES! There are several 'graveyards,' mainly across the US. Bizjets typically have a lot longer life-cycle than airliners, so there are still plenty of 40-year-old models flying around; the retirement curve is low. However, there are accidents from time to time, and when they can't be repaired, they go off to one of the specialist dealers such as Dodson in Rantoul, KS, White Industries at Bates City, MO or Atlanta Air Salvage (AAS) in Griffin,GA.</p></div></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aviation Now Fri, 07 Jun 2013 01:34:00 +0000 1111890 at Changes to the Business Aviation Blog <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p class="p1"><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;">We want to make you aware of some changes that we're making to Aviation Week's blogs.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;">Following your feedback, we will be switching our blog platform later in the year to one that allows us to deliver more multimedia content, more often. This change will also improve your browsing and social experience. We'll share more details on the new platform closer to that time.</span></p></div></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aviation Now Sat, 01 Jun 2013 00:45:00 +0000 1111872 at EBACE On Par <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt;"> </p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt;">The 13<sup>th</sup> Annual European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition is running on par with last year’s event and boasting the largest static display – square footage that is – ever.  The actual number of aircraft on static display is down – 52 versus last year’s 60. But the planes are bigger and take up more space, says NBAA SVP-Communications Dan Hubbard.   Last year, the space was increased 10% to accommodate the 60 aircraft; this year the static display consumes even more space.</p></div></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aviation Now Wed, 22 May 2013 19:10:00 +0000 1111875 at Arriving At EBACE In A G650: The Passenger Experience <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;">Gulfstream flew its newest large cabin jet, the G650, into Geneva on Sunday for EBACE, the European business aviation show, and I, along with six other journalists, was on board the flight from London Luton airport. </span></p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/" width="600" height="450" /></p></div></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aviation Now Wed, 22 May 2013 13:06:00 +0000 1111877 at VIDEO: John Travolta Flies Bombardier's Challenger 350 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;">John Travolta made an appearance here at EBACE to give Bombardier's newest bizjet, the Challenger 350, the thumbs up. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;"><img alt="" src="/site-files/" width="400" height="536" /><br /></span></p></div></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aviation Now Tue, 21 May 2013 21:27:00 +0000 1111876 at HIstoric Deal for VistaJet and JSSI <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p>An historic deal for JSSI and VistaJet was announced today at EBACE — a US$205 million deal that puts 50 Bombardier 5000 and 6000 aircraft onto JSSI's Platinum engine and APU hourly cost maintenance programs. The aircraft are part of VistaJet's November 2012 order of 56 Bombardier Global Jets and options for an additional 86 Global aircraft. That transaction was valued at more than US$7.7 billion. Deliveries will begin in 2014 to VistaJet.</p></div></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aviation Now Tue, 21 May 2013 16:23:00 +0000 1111878 at S3 Spaceplane, A Dassault Black Program? <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><h5 class="paddingbottom" style="line-height:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;">Robert Hewson, senior writer for Aviation Week's ShowNews reports the following from EBACE.</span></h5> <p style="margin-bottom:7pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;">Alongside the usual models of Falcon business jets, there is an unfamiliar shape on the Dassault stand at EBACE. It’s even more unusual than you might guess, because it’s actually a Swiss spaceship.</span></p></div></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aviation Now Tue, 21 May 2013 14:19:00 +0000 1111879 at Gulfstream Mum on G650 Completion Times <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p style="margin-bottom:7pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:small;">Fred George, senior editor of Aviation Week's Business &amp; Commercial Aviation magazine reports the following from EBACE.<br /><br /></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:7pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:small;">When asked about the average time it takes Gulfstream to complete painting and interior outfitting of its new G650 flagships, Scott Neal, SVP sales and marketing, declined to disclose numbers.</span></p></div></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aviation Now Tue, 21 May 2013 13:45:00 +0000 1111880 at EBACE: Buy Your Own VIP EC175 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p style="margin-bottom:8pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;">If you are really impressed with your huge new yacht, then you wouldn’t be seen dead with a mere gnat of a helicopter to take you to shore. You would want a really big one. A 16-seat, 7.5-tonne Eurocopter EC175, for example.<br /></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:8pt;"><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;">And it should be as stylish as your yacht – a creation from Eidsgaard Design, perhaps.</span></p></div></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aviation Now Mon, 20 May 2013 12:19:00 +0000 1111881 at "Bizjet" for Sale -- Unique History! <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p>If you're in the market for a private jet with a bit of history, and a bit of showbiz 'glam' to boot, then hows about this gem tucked away in a hangar at sleepy Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon? Dating from the mid-1960's, this Yugoslvian-built SOKO G2 Galeb was recently owned by John Travolta, and is now for sale in immaculate condition. It still carries a stylized "John" under the canopy and a prominent "J" on the tail.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/" /></p></div></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aviation Now Wed, 01 May 2013 17:23:00 +0000 1111888 at Texting In Flight <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt;">While the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has long highlighted its safety concerns about texting while driving, the agency is turning its attention to texting while in flight.  NTSB made a series of recommendations last week covering the use of portable electronic devices aboard aircraft flown under Parts 135 (on-demand) and 91 Subpart K (fractional).  </p></div></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aviation Now Wed, 01 May 2013 14:42:00 +0000 1111901 at Preemptive Opposition <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p>While the Obama administration isn’t expected to unveil its budget until next week, House lawmakers are building opposition to a possible proposal to impose a $100-per-flight air traffic control user charge.  The White House last year offered the proposal in its fiscal 2013 budget request, and is expected to resurrect the proposal for its fiscal 2014 budget request.</p></div></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aviation Now Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:55:00 +0000 1111907 at Pilot Report Video: Gulfstream G650 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;">Aviation Week's resident test pilot Fred George was the first journalist to fly Gulfstream's new twin-engine, long-range business jet, the G650. Fred's extensive evaluation of the G650, along with data and project dimensions, can be read in the April issue of Aviation Week's <strong><em>Business &amp; Commercial Aviation</em></strong> magazine. </span></p></div></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aviation Now Sun, 31 Mar 2013 15:10:00 +0000 1111912 at At Last: Repair Station Rule Movement <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p>The long-awaited repair station security rule has finally shaken free from the clutches of the Department of Homeland Security.  The rule, which had been “in coordination” between the Transportation Security Administration and DHS for well over a year, was sent to the Office of Management and Budget for review.  OMB acknowledged its receipt on March 16, starting what is typically a 90-day review.</p></div></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aviation Now Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:41:00 +0000 1111918 at BizJet Fleet Growth <div class="node-body blog-body"><div><p>A sluggish 2012 spurred FAA to dampen its long-term general aviation outlook, but the agency still sees strong long-term growth, particularly in the business jet segment.  </p> <p>In its most recent 20-yr. Aerospace Forecast (2013-2033), the agency predicts an overall annual growth rate of 0.5%.  Business jets are forecast to lead the way with an average growth rate of 3.5% per year, leading to an expected fleet of 24,620 by 2033.</p></div></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aviation Now Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:22:00 +0000 1111923 at