Piaggio Aero Industries’ P180 Avanti was first certified in 1990, but as the company struggled financially during the ensuing decade, the plane failed to gain favor among business fliers.
In 2001, when Cessna began considering a new midsize aircraft to replace its Citation Excel, which it had introduced in 1998, the objective was evolution rather than revolution.
You are aloft at 39,000 feet in your own fully enclosed first-class suite, with a leather seat that converts to a flat bed and doors that can be closed for privacy.
For a stretch of time in the mid-1990s, the U.S. Coast Guard was confronted with a dilemma that the Italian-made Agusta A109 Power helicopter eventually helped solve.
Vern Raburn’s expectations are nothing if not dramatic. Raburn, CEO of Eclipse Aviation, believes that the Eclipse 500 will create a completely new method of transportation.
Since Robb Report devoted its November 1989 cover story to collecting World War II aircraft, the popularity of the vintage planes has soared higher still.
Five years ago, at the crest of a robust economy, membership in fractional aircraft ownership peaked.
Rob McGrath loathes commercial airports.
The philosophy at Lufthansa Technik, the German company that customizes interiors of wide-body jets, is that the airplane is an extension of the home.
On June 17, 1926, Orville Wright w