Aviation

Evolved from the popular 604 model, the 605 entered service in 2007. It uses the same wing and engines as the 604, and preserves the spacious stand-up cabin while updating it with new amenities...
CitationAir (formerly CitationShares) is a subsidiary of Cessna Aircraft Company. Besides fractional shares, the company now also offers jet cards and various services to corporate flight departments.
The commercial version of this jet carries 100 passengers, but in the executive model, just 19 seats share the cabin. Five zones in the jet can hold hundreds of different configurations of dozens of...
The Cirrus SR22 is the best-selling single-engine piston aircraft, and that is not just because of its built-in parachute and sweetly appointed cabin. Rather, it is because Cirrus continues to add...
Derived from Embraer’s ERJ 135, the Legacy 600 was the company’s first executive jet, with nearly 200 now flying. Three seating areas in the roomy stand-up cabin provide options on long trips with...
A roomy pressurized cabin and bargain pricing. Piper says the Meridian sells for a million dollars less than its closest competitor make this single-engine turboprop worth a look.
Diamond’s single-engine D-Jet has been flying in test mode for a few years now, but the track to certification has slowed as the program seeks millions more in investment. Diamond aims to provide a...
For many years, Dassault’s line of Falcon jets enjoyed a certain mystique among pilots. The Falcons were nimble and quick, while many of their competitors tended to handle like trucks. Today, other...
The Falcon 7X flies faster, farther, and higher than any of Dassault’s other Falcon models. BMW Group DesignworksUSA planned out the cabin with passenger comfort and productivity in mind—especially...
The spacious Hawker 900XP is a popular choice worldwide with fractional programs and flight departments, and it has been gaining attention from some operators ready to "right-size" from bigger jets...
The popular SR22, which has dominated the single-engine piston market since its introduction in 2000, continues to incorporate user-friendly new technology and improve cabin comfort. Recent models...
This flight-card program offers 25 hours in your choice of aircraft from Flight Options' fleet. Prices start at $99,250 for the Hawker 400XP up to $183,625 to fly the Citation X, the fastest civilian...
The Gulfstream G150—the smallest jet in the venerable Gulfstream line—has continental range, capable of nonstop legs from New York to Los Angeles or California to Hawaii. The G150’s cabin is longer...
Diamond’s five-seater promises to have the largest cabin of any single-engine piston airplane. Buyers can choose either the lightly pressurized Super Star version to go farther, faster, and higher,...
Embraer followed up its popular Phenom 100 with the beefier 300, certified in late 2009. The center-aisle cabins share the same oval cross section, with more than five feet of vertical space, but the...
Adding vertical fins to the end of each wing on the Falcon 2000LX is a minor adjustment that achieves major results. The carbon-fiber winglets improve the aircraft’s aerodynamic capability enough to...
In addition to aircraft management and traditional charter services, Sentient offers a flight-card program that has attracted more than 3,000 members. These clients pay an up-front, refundable...
In business more than 20 years, Richard Santulli has built the world’s second-largest airline, after American—and it consists entirely of private jets. NetJets fractional owners travel on their own...
The 19-passenger Dassault Falcon 2000DX combines the comfort and range of a big jet with the short-runway ability and fuel efficiency of a small one. Dassault estimates that the jet’s operating costs...
Cards for 25 hours let you choose to spend your flight time aboard five different types of Bombardier Learjets and Challenger aircraft.
Cards are available in 10-, 25-, 50-, or 100-hour increments in various levels depending on flight range.
Jet Aviation, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, charters aircraft worldwide, with five U.S. bases: Dallas; Teterboro, New Jersey; Palm Beach, Florida; Bedford, Massachusetts; and St. Louis.
The Hawker 4000’s construction from a strong but lightweight composite material is a first in the industry—just one of many innovative features on this jet, which is not a refinement of earlier...
XOJET has pioneered a hybrid type of charter/membership program, with custom products based on individual needs and guaranteed lowest-possible price for every trip. www.xojet.com
In the summer of 2010, Pilatus delivered its 1,000th PC-12, a number that shows the worldwide popularity of the versatile turboprop design. The big 330-cubic-foot cabin is useful for a variety of...
A simple online form at the Vitesse Aviation Web site lists options and prices for any jet-charter trip you need.
The Quest Aircraft Company launched in 2001 in Sandpoint, Idaho, with the aim of building a robust, reliable aircraft to meet the demands of mission operations—hauling heavy loads in and out of short...
This midsize jet aircraft seats eight in a 6-foot-tall stand-up cabin. Built from the company's proprietary lightweight composites and powered by new Honda engines, the S.40 will use up to 40 percent...
The S stands for speed, and in this version of its Acclaim, Mooney added a handful of tweaks to eke out about 6 extra mph from the engine and airframe. A three-bladed Hartzell propeller, plus changes...
Avantair offers access to its fleet of Piaggio Avanti twin turboprops with a selection of options from fractional ownership to block time purchases. The Avanti is fast and economical to fly, with...

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