Gulfstream’s G500TM & G600TM demonstrate additional range capabilities through real-time operations

Gulfstream Aerospace has said the next-generation Gulfstream G500TM and Gulfstream G600TM have demonstrated additional range capabilities through real-time operations. The newly increased range for the G500 and G600 apply to both the high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90 and the long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.85. The G500 now delivers 5,300 nautical miles/9,816 kilometers at MachRead More

Airbus Corporate Jets wins its first orders for the ACJ TwoTwenty

While Comlux has revealed an order for two aircraft, four further jets were ordered by undisclosed customers. Entry into service of the first ACJ TwoTwenty by Comlux Aviation is targeted for early 2023. The new ACJ TwoTwenty will feature a high end VIP cabin interior, supported by a flexible cabin catalogue, from which Comlux hasRead More

Honeywell forecasts new business jet deliveries worth $235b from 2021 to 2030

Honeywell’s 29th annual Global Business Aviation Outlook forecasts up to 7,300 new business jet deliveries worth $235 billion from 2021 to 2030, down 4% in deliveries from the same 10-year forecast a year ago, with the Middle East and Africa reporting higher purchase plans, following a five-year low in 2019. Despite the dip, four ofRead More

Vistajet offers customers to buy sustainable aviation fuel that can be used anywhere in the world

One of the world’s biggest business jet charter companies is to allow customers to offset the carbon impact of their flights by purchasing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) that can be used elsewhere in the world. The all-Bombardier charter operator is partnering with SkyNRG on the initiative VistaJet is teaming with Dutch biofuel provider SkyNRG, whichRead More

Bombardier to take over LBAS business aviation MRO facility

Bombardier is buying out its former partners in Berlin Schönefeld-based Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) to take complete control of the business aviation MRO facility. It comes as the Canadian manufacturer ramps up its service footprint as it focuses solely on the business jet market. Bombardier will acquire the outstanding shares in LBAS that itRead More

MEBAA rescheduled for February 2021

December’s Middle East Business Aviation Association show in Dubai is the latest event to fall victim to the coronavirus crisis. However, unlike most other air shows which had been due to take place since the pandemic began in March this year, its organizers have rescheduled the biennial gathering for 22-24 February 2021 rather than cancellingRead More

Gulfstream G700 aces flight test program

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced the all-new, industry flagship Gulfstream G700 flight-test program is making progress with a number of accomplishments in testing and performance. The G700 has flown more than 100 test flights, recently completed company flutter testing and expanded the flight envelope at both high and low speeds. As part of Gulfstream’s testing efforts,Read More

Otto Aviation unveils six passenger pusher-prop business aircraft

Otto Aviation this week unveiled the Celera 500L, a six-passenger pusher-prop business aircraft powered by a single 500-hp Red A03 diesel engine. To date, the company’s full-scale prototype has completed 31 test flights. Otto said FAA certification is expected in 2023, with service entry to follow in 2025. According to the company, the submarine-shaped aircraftRead More

XOJet on road to refurbishment of its 16 twinjets

XOJet Aviation is in the midst of a fleet refurbishment program for 16 of its medium-cabin twinjets that will mean new interiors and exterior paint for some of its oldest Challenger 300s and exterior paint for its Cessna Citation Xs, the latter of which senior v-p for maintenance operations Todd Hattaway said was much needed.Read More

Gogo lowers altitude for better wireless connectivity in the sky

Gogo recently lowered the altitude at which passengers can begin using its connectivity services from 10,000 feet above ground level (AGL) to 3,000 feet AGL for a significant portion of its air-to-ground (ATG) fleet beginning July 20, 2020. By enabling connectivity to begin at 3,000 feet, passengers will receive up to an additional 15-20 minutesRead More