Aviation

Private jets are a great way to travel, and now a new offer for British Airways customers makes it easier to access the CitationAir fleet in North America and the Caribbean. The PrivateConnect...
For pure flying pleasure it’s hard to beat an open-cockpit biplane, and now pilots can enjoy that classic experience in a brand-new Waco with a modern computerized instrument panel. Waco Classic...
Italy-based Tecnam has certified its roomy four-seat twin-engine P2006T for the U.S. market. The Rotax engines can operate on standard auto fuel, helping to reduce the operating costs of the twin to...
For the last eight years, the Cirrus SR22 has remained the best-selling single-piston aircraft on the market—a distinction further accentuated by the fact that the four-seat turbo prop continues to...
Popular with owner-pilots, the TBM 850 delivers speed and range comparable to that of some smaller jets. The standard Garmin G1000 avionics are easy to manage for a single pilot, and they are...
The Avanti II has a distinctive look, with two turboprops mounted facing backwards near the tail, and a small forward wing, called a canard, near the nose. It all adds up to efficient travel for up...
The problem with some business-jet interiors is that they feel like mailing tubes for humans: cramped, limiting spaces designed for nothing beyond the efficient transport of travelers from one...
Wink Hartman, a Wichita, Kansas-based businessman who owns several energy companies and a health-care facility, logs many hours aboard his King Air 350, traveling from Kansas to operations in Texas,...
Although the wings of an airplane may seem purely utilitarian, like the tires on a car, they are, in fact, marvels of engineering and design. Even small tweaks can produce significant changes in...
Bombardier invested two years of market research into the design of this airplane, and industry experts agree that the effort paid off. The fuel-efficient aircraft can fly from the West Coast to the...
This jet, introduced in 2007, evolved from the Learjet 60, which entered service in 1993. The XR added an upgraded Rockwell Collins avionics suite in the cockpit, computer management for the engines...
Bombardier's Skyjet fleet offers flexible options -- you can book a single charter trip or become a Skyjet Card Member. Either way you can choose from six size classes of aircraft, from turboprops to...
The 900XP can trace its roots back to a 1960s-era de Havilland jet, but since then it has undergone continuous improvement, keeping up with developments in engines, aerodynamic design, and avionics...
The XRS replaced the original Global Express jet when it started deliveries in December 2005. It features greater fuel capacity and more payload/range loading options than the original design. An...
Flexjet, a subsidiary of jet manufacturer Bombardier, offers a variety of fractional jet programs. Each option includes an ownership share, a monthly management fee, a base-hourly rate for flight...
The 400XP has a long pedigree, beginning with its origin as a Mitsubishi Diamond jet. It was acquired by Beechcraft and later rebranded as a Hawker, while the design was continually tweaked and...
To create a faster and smaller version of its Global Express ultralong-range jet, Bombardier cut two feet out of the fuselage for the Global 5000 design but kept the same powerful Rolls-Royce engines...
The largest in Boeing’s family of three business jets, the BBJ3 is based on the popular 737-900ER (extended range) airliner. It offers cavernous cabin space to configure as you like and...
For the globe-trotting traveler, the long legs of the G500 (introduced in 2002) can connect Los Angeles to Tokyo or London to Johannesburg without a stop. The quiet cabin stretches 50 feet, with four...
This roomy jet, derived from Bombardier’s CRJ200 regional airliner, benefits from the CRJ’s 13 million hours of flight time. Easy maintenance, robust reliability, and low operating costs carry over...
This newest addition to the Airbus family is based on the company's smallest airliner, providing an entry-level step into the Airbus corporate jet line.
Embraer was building jets for regional airlines long before it entered the light-jet category in 2005 with the Phenom 100, and the airplane feels more like a downsized airliner than a beefed-up...
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...

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