Aviation

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...
CitationAir, a division of Cessna, offers jet cards that start as low as $100,000 and require just a simple, short agreement and one all-inclusive fee to get started. You can add as many hours as you...
Emivest, based in Dubai, started deliveries in 2009 of this swept-wing high-performance twin jet. The cabin is pressurized to sea-level equivalence for a comfortable ride. Certified for a single...
Constructed from advanced composites, the Independence light jet features a durable lightweight airframe, a spacious cabin with a comfortable private lavatory, good fuel economy, and a glass cockpit...
Based in Farmingdale, New York (on Long Island), Talon Air operates a diverse fleet of helicopters, turboprops, and jets for on-demand charter. Services include complimentary pickups by helicopter in...
The original Premier I, certified by the FAA in 2001, was the first business jet with an all-carbon-fiber fuselage. The composite construction resists fatigue and corrosion, and also allows for a...
PlaneSense offers fractional ownership in the powerful yet efficient Pilatus PC-12 single-engine turboprop. The PC-12 seats six in comfort and provides economical transportation.
The HondaJet has been in the works since 1997, when designer Michimasa Fujino, now the CEO of the Honda Aircraft Company, first sketched out the idea. By 2003 the jet was flying in Greensboro, North...
EADS Socata promotes the TBM 850 as a craft with comparable performance to very-light jets but at lower operating costs. Owners and pilots also can avoid the transition training required to fly jets.
The pretty yellow two-seat Cubs built by American Legend Aircraft Co. expertly blend the classic and the cutting-edge, combining old-time fun flying with the latest in technological wizardry. Their...
Diamond Aircraft’s perky little four-seat twin-engine airplane drew a lot of positive attention when it hit the market a few years ago, but the new-technology Thielert diesel engines proved expensive...
With airplane sales lagging, many manufacturers have slowed down development of new models, but Embraer is forging ahead with its Legacy 450 and 500 projects. The company, based in Brazil, has...
Piper, following the lead of other major manufacturers of personal aircraft, has added a two-seat sport airplane to the front of its line, as an entry-level aircraft. Rather than develop its own...
Cessna won federal approval for its latest corporate jet, the CJ4, in March, paving the way for deliveries to start later this year. The cabin of the eight-passenger jet is about two feet longer than...
Fresh avionics can do a lot to revitalize an older but still airworthy airplane, and a new upgrade from Sierra Industries promises to get aging Cessna 210s back in the game. Thousands of the single-...
The Dornier 328 seats 32 in its original airliner configuration, but now LiveJet, based in Indiana, has converted one to a 12-seat executive jet. For the bargain sale price of $8 million, the penny-...
Embraer, the Brazil-based builder of executive jets, now offers an upgraded version of its popular Legacy 600 model, with about an extra 600 miles of range. Priced at $29.5 million, the 650 mates the...
The Flexjet 25 Jet Card program, which allows guests to customize the number of hours and type of aircraft that best meet their needs, has teamed with Olympic sponsor Jet Set Sports to offer a select...
Consumer electronic gadgets have proved the popularity of an intuitive touch screen interface, and now that experience is available in Garmin’s G3000 system for light jets and turbo-props. Clunky...
Yuneec International, a British company working in China, introduced the E430, the prototype of an electric aircraft that it plans to mass-produce for the global market. The appeal of the little two-...
Helicopters may be perceived as a noisy and expensive way to travel, but they can go places that jets can’t--into the hearts of major cities, the tops of mountains, big backyards, and anywhere they...
Cirrus Aircraft announced this summer that the nearly 500 buyers who have already reserved a single-engine Vision Personal Jet will pay just $1.39 million to fly it away when the first copies roll...
Hawker Beechcraft’s latest upgrade to its venerable King Air twin turboprop adds new composite winglets and increases range by more than 20 percent. With four adults onboard, the C90GTx can cruise...

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