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

Gulfstream
in developing the G280, a $25 million super-midsize jet that Gulfstream plans to begin delivering later this year, the Savannah, Ga.–based manufacturer overhauled the cabin of the popular G200 and added new engines, a high-speed wing configuration, and a T tail. The changes produce a 23 percent boost in thrust and a 21 percent improvement in runway performance that lops 1,333 feet off the jet’s required takeoff distance. The G280 has a range of around 4,100 miles (when carrying four passengers), enabling it to fly from New York to London without a fuel stop. The cabin is nearly 26 feet long and can seat as many as 10 passengers. The jet also has 154 cubic feet of baggage space, which is fully accessible in flight.

With a maximum cruise speed beyond 700 mph, the G650 may be the fastest civil aircraft ever built. It flies faster than most jets carrying less than half its weight. Even its long-range cruise speed is 608 mph. Deliveries of this roughly $64 million aircraft are expected to begin by the end of this year. When measured by performance-related factors other than speed—runway requirements, cruising altitude, and range—the G650 is comparable to the G550. Yet it is much more than a new iteration of that earlier aircraft. The brand-new 54-foot-long cabin is oval shaped, which allows for 8 feet 6 inches of width and 6 feet 5 inches of headroom. It can seat as many as 18 passengers and can maintain a cabin altitude of just 4,850 feet while flying at a ceiling of 51,000 feet. —M.S.
Gulfstream, www.gulfstream.com

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