From The Archives: Eclipse 500 Undergoing Design Changes
Eclipse Aviation, a startup company back in 2001, had designed the six-seat Eclipse 500 and we reported on the aircraft's design changes by engineers. They wanted to make a series of internal and external changes to the twin-engine jet to ease manufacturing and reduce aerodynamic drag.
A look at some of the technology in Honeywell's Advance Air Mobility Lab in Phoenix. Credit: Honeywell
From The Archives: Pilot Report - Falcon 2000S
Dassault wanted to "upstage the smaller competition with an aircraft that has considerably more cabin volume, better runway performance and a larger tanks-full payload."
Avinode Group’s Schedaero Adds Features To Charter Platform
Schedaero, a division of Avinode Group, has introduced new features to its platform that assists Part 135 charter operators with flight scheduling, aircraft management and crew monitoring. Credit: Bruno Talledo / Getty Images
Hartzell Prepares For Advanced Air Mobility Future
Advanced air mobility (AAM) aircraft present a new market opportunity for 105-year-old Hartzell Propeller. Credit: Bill Carey
From The Archives: Global Express Poised To Begin Operations
Our pilot and author David M. North took the long-range Global Express for a test flight and produced a pilot report as manufacturer Bombardier was to start delivering to corporate operators. He suggested that customers "should be pleased at the demonstrated performance they signed up for when the program was launched in December 1993".
From The Archives: Premier Goes Premium
Our writer and pilot Edward H. Phillips took the controls of a Beechcraft Premier 1A and said: "Raytheon has made the Premier IA a better airplane. The Collins Pro Line 21 Integrated Flight Information System (IFIS) capabilities coupled with a new, more appealing and functional cabin interior should serve to keep the jet at the forefront of the highly competitive entry-level market segment."
20/Twenty: The Global 5500 Joins Bizjet Family
Bombardier unveiled the Global 5500 and its sibling, the Global 6500, at the EBACE conference in Geneva in May 2018. The large-cabin, long-range jets, variants of the legacy Global family, offered 500 nm and 600 nm of additional range, respectively, over the Global 5000 and 6000, plus a fuel burn advantage of up to 13%, the manufacturer said. Credit: Nigel Prevett/Aviation Week
Gallery: Poised For Growth--A Tour Of Bombardier's Wichita Site
Bombardier announced April 19 that it has designated its Wichita facility as its new U.S. headquarters. The news follows the end of Learjet production and delivery of the final Learjet, a Learjet 75, in March. Bombardier also renamed its Wichita-based Specialized Aircraft division to Bombardier Defense. The company continues to operate a busy flight test center and a growing service center at the West Wichita site. Bombardier employs 1,100 in Wichita with plans to hire nearly 200 more.
Take a look at the stories that made the headlines this week in the business aviation sector, including the final two articles in the air stall series, a video featuring the inside of Honeywell's AAM lab, the latest jet fuel prices, and some gems from the archive.