Gulfstream Promotes New MRO Facilities At EBACE

By Angus Batey May 21, 2019
Gulfstream’s achievements over the past few months reflect a determination to keep thinking about what comes next.

Dassault's 3D Scanner Speeds Repairs

By Thierry Dubois May 21, 2019
Dassault Aviation's scanner has started proving its worth in airframe repairs, accelerating the damage description process.

Junkers Old And New On Display AT EBACE

May 21, 2019
Few aircraft tick both the boxes marked “significant historic” and “new production,” but Swiss-based Junkers Flugzeugwerke’s EBACE exhibit is a notable exception.

Web Manuals Launches Its Online Store

By John Morris May 21, 2019
The company reported a 63% growth in Europe last year, and the sign-up rate looks to be continuing into 2019.

Boutsen Enjoys Falcon 7X Fever

By Thierry Dubois May 21, 2019
The company has sold 10 Falcon 7Xs in the last two years. Recently, two separate 7X deals were closed in the same week. One of them was the fourth and final sale of Saudia Private Aviation’s fleet.

Honda Ramps Up HondaJet Production

By Thierry Dubois May 21, 2019
Honda Aircraft is preparing to ramp up production by 25%, to five HondaJet Elites per month from the current four, by next year.

Bombardier's World Records Drive Innovation And Sustainability

By Angus Batey May 21, 2019
Bombardier met with the heads of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale and the U.S.’s National Aviation Association to celebrate the setting of a world record that has already been broken.

CTT’s VIP Inflight Humidification Will Improve ACJ Efficiency

May 21, 2019
The two companies will now optimize a humidification system for the ACJ320 bizjet family to further improve its efficiency and performance.

Bellawings Becomes China's Largest Bombardier Global Operator

By John Morris May 21, 2019
Hong Kong’s HK Bellawings Jet Ltd. will become China’s largest fleet operator of Bombardier Global 7500s after converting two options to firm orders for the ultra-long-range, high-speed aircraft at EBACE. It also has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for five additional Global 7500s. Last May, Bellawings surprised EBACE by unveiling an intent to purchase up to 18 Global 6500 and Global 7500 aircraft, for a potential value of $1.14 billion.

Embraer Plans More Business Jets

By John Morris May 20, 2019
Embraer is working to expand its business jet lineup even before the ink is dry on the certification of its brand new super midsize Praetor 600 – and as its midsize Praetor 500 flies toward that goal in December.

GE Catalyst Makes First Full-Power Tests

By John Morris May 20, 2019
The world’s most “printed engine,” GE’s new Catalyst advanced turboprop in which additive manufacturing replaces 855 normally made parts with just 12 “printed” components, ran at full power for the first time last month with its composite five-blade McAuley propeller.

Thoroughbreds Challenge Speed, Distance and Time

By John Morris May 20, 2019
For four years Gulfstream’s ultra-long-range G650ER has reigned as the world’s fastest and farthest business jet. Then in January, the newly-certified Bombardier Global 7500 proved it could go even further.

Latitude Sales Near $3.5 Billion in Four Years

By Molly McMillin May 20, 2019
Textron Aviation is celebrating the impending delivery of its 200th Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jet.

Airbus Shows Long Legs on ACJ319neo

May 20, 2019
The first Airbus ACJ319neo set an A320-family endurance record of 16 hours and 10 minutes during a test flight on Apr. 26.

GlobeAir Proves Small-Jet Air Taxi is Viable

May 20, 2019
GlobeAir, the only operator to have demonstrated that air taxi with a fleet of small jets can be a viable business in Europe, is now talking to major airlines to offer them a “last mile” service.

Falcon 8X Sets Coast to Coast Record

By Fred George May 20, 2019
Falcon set out to establish a new coast-to-coast business jet speed record from Santa Monica to Teterboro, departing from one of Santa Monica’s shortened GA runways.

Community Buy-In Drives Biggin Hill Renaissance

May 20, 2019
Among the many changes at London Biggin Hill over the past decade, perhaps the most important may be the least visible.

Biofuel Market Is Close To a Tipping Point

By Kerry Reals May 20, 2019
The industry could be moving toward a tipping point where meaningful volumes of biofuels are produced and consumed.

Gulfstream G550 Sets Sustainable Fuel Record

By Angus Batey May 20, 2019
A Gulfstream G550, powered by a sustainable alternative jet fuel covered the 3591 nautical miles in seven hours and 13 minutes, at an average speed of Mach 0.85.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Ramps Up Engine Tests for Falcon 6X

By Guy Norris May 20, 2019
Pratt & Whitney Canada is now running five PW812D development engines for the fast-paced Dassault Falcon 6X program and says certification of the PW815G-configured Gulfstream G600 is imminent.

Bombardier Delivers Global 7500 to Niki Lauda

By Molly McMillin May 20, 2019
Bombardier Aerospace has delivered the ultra-long-range Global 7500 business jet to its first European customer – Formula One driver and F1 World Champion Niki Lauda.

Sustainable Fuels – The View from the Top

May 20, 2019
If sustainable alternative jet fuels are to help the business-aviation industry to meet the carbon-reduction goals it has collectively set for itself, plenty of work needs to be done.

Sustainable Fuel Arrives at EBACE

By Angus Batey May 20, 2019
Bombardier’s Global 6000 is by no means an unfamiliar sight at Geneva, but there was something different about its arrival on Saturday. The aircraft was the first of several that flew in from TAG Farnborough using sustainable fuel.

Lufthansa Technik Unveils Futuristic Cabin

By John Morris May 20, 2019
Younger customers and new-generation aircraft are compelling VIP completions centers such as Lufthansa Technik to adapt futuristic technologies for their luxury cabins.

Biggin Hours, Digital Brokers Help Zenith Soar

By Angus Batey May 20, 2019
Biggin Hill has seen an increase in the volume of its business since hours were extended in 2017.