Walk around the Global 7500 and each time the sheer size and girth of this capacious Canadian cruiser always impresses. This flying Feadship is all about air supremacy, being the largest, heaviest and roomiest purpose-built business jet yet to enter production.
The Business Aviation Quiz: Match The Pilot To The Fact
Over the year’s the aviation industry has seen many celebrities take the skies with their piloting licenses which has resulted in some groundbreaking aviation facts! Can you guess which fact matches these 5 pilots?
Every Potential Accident Sends Smoke Signals First
When I started U.S. Air Force pilot training in 1979, it wasn’t uncommon for the service to lose an airplane every month. On average we lost five Cessna T-37s, our primary trainer, and seven Northrop T-38s, our advanced trainer, annually.
Flight Paths Forward: The Future Of Business And General Aviation
Business aviation was an industry in transition as it entered 2020. The sector never fully recovered from its downturn after the 2009 financial crisis. Manufacturers rationalized production and refreshed product lines in response.
With a wingspan of nearly 200 ft. and max takeoff weight in excess of 700,000 lb., a Boeing 747-100 is not easily disturbed by turbulence. Imagine then being at the controls of a heavily loaded one during departure from Anchorage International Airport (PANC) on March 31, 1993, when extreme turbulence abruptly rolled the aircraft 50 deg. to the left, followed by a significant yaw. Several pitch-and-roll oscillations followed as the pilots struggled to maintain control of the lumbering giant.
Textron Aviation’s Model 408 SkyCourier twin utility turboprop prototype made its first flight on May 17 here, where it flew for 2 hr. and 15 min. and kicked off the flight-test program as development moves toward certification and entry-into-service.
The Business Aviation Quiz - How Well Do You Know Cessna Citation Biz Jets?
With seven different types of business jets, Cessna Citation’s fleet is designed to fit a wide range of mission requirements with style, comfort and reliability. From the Longitude to the CJ4, how well do you know these jets?
Gulfstream Aerospace cutting jobs, Texatron’s SkyCourier taking its first flight, what the future of business aviation will look like after COVID-19 and more. As the industry still tackles the global pandemic, we see a glimpse of optimism this month for business aviation’s recovery.
Take a look at our roundup of the biggest stories in May.