Arrivals and Standbys

  • Photo by Will Dent
    Gulfstream expects its large-cabin, ultralong-range G650 to enter service later this year. Photo by Will Dent
  • When they enter service several years from now, the Global 7000 (shown here) and Global 8000 will be the largest jets in Bombardier’s fleet.
  • Bombardier anticipates that its light Learjet 70, light-midsize Learjet 75 (shown here), and midsize Learjet 85 will all reach customers next year.
  • Photo by Ricardo Reitmeyer
    The Citation Longitude will be the first super-midsize jet from Cessna. Photo by Ricardo Reitmeyer
  • The Legacy 450 will be Embraer’s first light-midsize offering.
  • With a top cruise speed over 700 mph and a cabin length of 54 feet, the roughly $64 million G650 will be Gulfstream’s fastest and largest jet.
  • Icon A5 light sport aircraft
  • Hondajet
  • Cirrus Vision SF50 jet
  • Photo by Dan Moore, Junebug Clark
    Cessna Corvallis TTX piston aircraft Photo by Dan Moore, Junebug Clark
  • Embraer Legacy 500
  • Embraer Legacy 500
  • Embraer Legacy 500
  • Embraer Legacy 450
  • Citation Latitude rendering
  • Photo by Dan Moore
    Citation Latitude interior aft forward view Photo by Dan Moore
  • Citation Ten
  • Photo by Chauncey Studios
    Citation Ten interior Photo by Chauncey Studios
  • Citation M2
  • Photo by Chauncey Studios
    Citation M2 panel Photo by Chauncey Studios
  • Photo by William Dent
    Gulfstream G280 Photo by William Dent
  • Photo by Kathy Almand
    Gulfstream G280 Photo by Kathy Almand
  • Photo by Paul Bowen
    Bombardier Learjet 85 Photo by Paul Bowen
  • Bombardier Learjet 70
  • Photo by Junebug Clark
    Citation Longitude Photo by Junebug Clark
  • Photo by Dan Moore
    Citation Longitude Photo by Dan Moore
  • Embraer Legacy 500
  • Photo © 2007 John M. Dibbs
    Hawker 200 Photo © 2007 John M. Dibbs
  • Photo by Trevor Blackmer
    Hawker 200 interior concept Photo by Trevor Blackmer
  • Photo © 2008 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
    Hondajet Photo © 2008 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
  • Bombardier Global 8000
  • Bombardier Learjet 70
  • Photo by Will Dent
  • Photo by Ricardo Reitmeyer
  • Photo by Dan Moore, Junebug Clark
  • Photo by Dan Moore
  • Photo by Chauncey Studios
  • Photo by Chauncey Studios
  • Photo by William Dent
  • Photo by Kathy Almand
  • Photo by Paul Bowen
  • Photo by Junebug Clark
  • Photo by Dan Moore
  • Photo © 2007 John M. Dibbs
  • Photo by Trevor Blackmer
  • Photo © 2008 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
  • Bailey S. Barnard, Mary Grady and Michelle Seaton

ARRIVALS | PLANES IN THE PIPELINE

When demand for jets plummeted during the recession, aircraft manufacturers delayed development and production of new models. The recession also prompted many jet owners to try selling their aircraft earlier than they had planned, thus flooding the secondary market with high-quality jets, which further hurt the market for new planes.

Now, as the economy improves and the industry steadies itself, new aircraft that had stalled in manufacturers’ pipelines are finally moving forward. The forthcoming models spotlighted in the “Arrivals” section of this feature generally offer better performance, comfort, safety, and efficiency than existing planes, but it will be years before some of them enter service. Meanwhile, as shown in the “Standbys” section, a number of older aircraft could represent great deals for buyers seeking to spend less money and less time waiting.

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