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

Embraer to focus more on its light and midsize business jets

Embraer Executive Jets has consolidated its product line to focus on its Phenom light jet and Praetor midsize jet. “As part of the renewed focus of Embraer Executive Jets to deliver the ultimate experience in business aviation with our industry-leading, clean-sheet Phenom 100 and 300 series and Praetor 500 and 600 jets, the prior derivativesRead More

Bombardier extents worldwide customer support for its business jets

Bombardier Aviation has announced the extension of its worldwide customer support offerings through enhanced structural repair capabilities for its worldwide fleet of business jets. Bombardier’s structural repair offerings are a collaborative effort with The Mobile Repair Team, a company which specializes in the completion of aircraft structural repairs worldwide. Bombardier Aviation will continue to provideRead More

Gulfstream marks ‘a tremendous milestone’ with delivery of 200th G280 aircraft

Gulfstream delivered the 200th G280 in late June, marking what company president Mark Burns describes as ‘a tremendous milestone’ in the history of the Savannah, Georgia-based airframer. The super-midsize twin was launched in 2008 as a replacement for the G200, a program acquired by Gulfstream in 2001 from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), where it wasRead More

Post covid-19 business aviation recovery down by 30% from year-ago levels

Global business aircraft activity continued its post-Covid-19 recovery last month, with traffic down 30 percent from year-ago levels, according to data released today by WingX Advance. But the business aviation segment is still outpacing the airline recovery, which was down about 50 percent year-over-year in June, it added. The North American market has had theRead More

NBAA cancels its 2020 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition

Citing health and safety concerns, NBAA took the extraordinary step and canceled its 2020 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) that was to have taken place from October 6 to 8 in Orlando, Florida. NBAA pointed to guidance from public health officials and the challenges of staging an event the scope of its annual meetingRead More

Henderson Executive Airport receives new hangar complex

Las Vegas-area Henderson Executive Airport has received a new hangar complex. It is the first purpose-built, multi-use aviation facility at the dedicated general aviation airport. The new facility has been developed in a partnership between aircraft sales, rental, and Cirrus flight training provider All In Aviation and Part 145 aircraft maintenance company Lone Mountain Aviation.Read More