Aviation

Air France has unveiled its newly redesigned business-class seating. Conceived by Mark Collins of Design Investment, which has previously created cabins for Airbus and Lufthansa, the new business-...
The Epic LT six-seat single-engine turboprop began as a build-it-yourself kit aircraft about 10 years ago. Now, the manufacturer is in the process of certifying the production version of that plane,...
Jet Edge International, the leading large cabin aircraft management and charter company in the U.S, announced today the sale of a Gulfstream G650 (N650PH) for $71 million. Jet Edge has also signed a...
On February 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., some 85,000 fans will attend Super Bowl XLVIII to watch the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos. Robb Report has ample suggestions...
A Learjet 60 is adding speed and range to the fleet of Mountain Aviation , the largest aircraft management and charter company based in the Rocky Mountain region. Flying this Lear is addictive. It...
The wait is almost over for the upgrade to Cessna’s midsize Citation X. Announced in 2010, the $22.95 million jet is on track for FAA certification and entry into service in early 2014. (The original...
At least one item to be offered at Barrett-Jackson’s 43rd annual car auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., taking place January 12 to 19, will not have four wheels. The auction will include a restored 1958...
To produce the G90XT, Nextant essentially remanufactures existing King Air C90 aircraft, which Beechcraft introduced in the early 1970s…
Just in time for the harsh Northeastern winter, the Irvine, Calif.–based charter provider JetSuite has expanded its service to include nonstop routes to the Caribbean. Departing from the East Coast,...
Beginning this month, the Bombardier Challenger 300 and Cessna Citation X jets in the fleet of the San Francisco–based charter provider XOJet is offering passengers the ability to make calls, send...
For those who want to give their loved ones the world, this year’s ultimate holiday offering from Flexjet, operated by U.S. air carrier Jet Solutions and handcrafted by Abercrombie & Kent, is...
Jet manufacturers unveiled a series of competitive new products, advanced technologies, and updated designs last month in Las Vegas at the annual conference of the National Business Aviation...
The jet-charter carrier Excelaire , based in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., has expanded its fleet with a Bombardier Global 6000 and a Cessna Citation CJ3. The ultralong-range Global 6000 can travel 6,000 miles...
The annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), held in May in Geneva, served as the stage for Bombardier to present a new super-midsize jet and for Pilatus, a company that...
Welcome as the economic recovery has been by the companies that supply private-aviation products and services—the aircraft makers, fractional-share and jet-card providers, and charter operators—the...
XOJET, Inc., a leader in private aviation, announced on October 21, 2013, that its fleet of Bombardier Challenger 300 and Cessna Citation X business jets will feature Gogo Text & Talk, allowing...
Even if Bill Lear’s name had not become synonymous with private jets, he still would be an aviation-industry legend. Lear may have started out as just another high-school dropout with a passion for...
When it comes to aircraft design, the crystal ball is not always clear. Creating a business jet requires about 10 years from initial concept to entry into service and tens—if not hundreds—of millions...
When Tony Hsieh, the CEO of online retailer Zappos.com, joined the board of directors for JetSuite in 2011, he wondered aloud why the Irvine, Calif.–based private-aviation company’s fleet of Phenom...
A number of highly anticipated personal aircraft appear to have survived the recession and are moving through their certification processes and toward production. Two personal jets (formerly known as...
Magellan Jets, leader in private aviation, have recently announced the first ever 25 Hour WIFI JET CARD. The latest addition to their growing list of options available for their customers to further...
Kenn Ricci, a 30-year veteran of the private-aviation industry who founded Flight Options and is the principal of its parent company, Directional Aviation Capital, agrees with the widely held view...
Few, if any, flight-service providers have come out of the recession unscathed. Indeed, a number of once-thriving companies have shut down or minimized their operations (See “Two Sides to the Story...
The 16-month construction of a global headquarters and airport hub for XJet at Dubai World Central’s Aviation City has begun. The new center should be fully operational by December 2014 and will...
Icon A5 ✪Icon Aircraft’s debut model is primed to jump-start a new segment of the recreational-...
HondaJet ✪The HondaJet is the shining hope of the personal-jet industry. It has been in the works...
Chapman Freeborn has partnered with One Authentic Properties to offer private air travel directly to One’s collection of privately owned villas and chalets in the south of France. For a stay at any...
Cirrus Vision SF50 ✪For pilots, the leap from propeller airplanes to jets can be daunting. The...
Le Sereno and Magellan Jets are offering a new package through the end of the year that includes beachfront accommodations at Le Sereno in St. Barts with roundtrip private charter flights to the...
Over the last decade or so, the Bra­zilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has forced its competitors to change the way they approach business-jet design. Founded in 1969, Embraer initially built only...

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