Aviation

Diamond’s sleek designs show its motor-glider heritage, with long graceful wings and a slippery all-composite fuselage. The XLS, introduced in 2007, upgrades the single-engine four-place DA40 that...
The Hawker 750 utilizes the same Honeywell engines and Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite as the 800XP from which it was developed. On the 750, however, Hawker Beechcraft replaced one of the...
The original Eclipse Aviation company spent 1.4 billion dollars to develop the light twin-engine jet, but went bankrupt in the process. The new owner, Eclipse Aerospace, has revived the model by...
The Premier II, expected to start deliveries by late 2012 or early 2013, takes the IA to the next level—literally. The II will climb to 45,000 feet, where fuel burns more efficiently and fewer...
Based on the popular Legacy 600, the 650 will provide longer trips for up to 14 passengers with an extra 575 miles of range, while retaining the same comfortable cabin layout. The extra range allows...
The G450, a successor to the company’s best-selling GIV series, stands out for its range and extra-long cabin, which stretches 45 feet from end to end. The G450 boasts ample room for up to 16...
Designer Ed Swearingen drew on decades of aviation experience to create the SJ30, seeking a balance of range, speed, efficiency, and comfort. Starting in the 1980s, Swearingen partnered with several...
The G350, introduced in 2005, aims to provide a choice for travelers who like the spacious cabin of the bigger Gulfstream jets but don’t need the long-range performance. The three-zone stand-up cabin...
The G200, formerly known as the Galaxy, was acquired and rebranded by Gulfstream in 2001, expanding the Gulfstream line toward the entry-level end. The jet offers a roomy two-zone stand-up cabin with...
The G650, now in development from an all-new design, extends the venerable Gulfstream line with even more range and a bigger cabin. With a top speed of 704 mph, the G650 strives to take the fastest-...
Gulfstream’s newest aircraft, which will replace the G200, is scheduled to start deliveries in 2011. Changes from the G200 are substantial, including an efficient new wing design and a larger cabin,...
Although Airbus has yet to deliver any executive versions of the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the A380, it has reportedly sold at least one to a private buyer who plans to turn it into a “...
Boeing offers a range of options from its venerable stable of airliners adapted to executive needs. The 737 line is branded as the Boeing Business Jet, or BBJ, in several variations. Also available...
The Airbus Corporate Jetliner family offers a range of choices for executive versions adapted from its stable of airliners. The A318 Elite has executive cabin layouts for 14, 18, or 19 passengers;...
The Flexjet 25 Jet Card program (operated by Jet Solutions) is offering its first 10-hour summer jet card, the lowest amount ever featured on a jet card, starting at just under $50,000 through May 14...
Embraer started deliveries of its latest executive jet, the Legacy 650, last November, when the first of the fleet joined a charter operation in the United Kingdom. The large-category jet offers the...
Gulfstream is on track to deliver its biggest-ever business jet, the $64 million G650, in 2012, and already the company is showing off the state-of-the-art features that will fill the 53-foot-long...
Two days, four vintage airplanes, and 80 minutes of flying comprise the Dixie Wing Fighter Pilot Fantasy Camp in Atlanta. No flying experience is needed to participate. Campers start in the Stearman...
Flexjet 25 offers the perfect stocking stuffer: a limited-edition jet-card package with 25 hours of private jet travel plus an exclusive three-day getaway in Napa Valley. The gift card includes a...
Hawker Beechcraft has beefed up its single-pilot composite-fuselage Premier II jet with new winglets and the latest Williams International jet engines and rebranded it as the Hawker 200. The new $7.5...
Since 1996, the X model has topped Cessna’s line of Citation jets, holding the “fastest civilian aircraft” title with speeds of more than 600 mph. Now it’s getting a makeover: Cessna is adding 15...
Pilots looking for a unique challenge now can purchase a $10,000 annual membership in the Pacific Prowler Command in Fort Worth, Texas, and gain access to a fleet of rare vintage warbirds. The...
Germany’s Extra Aircraft is best known in the U.S. for high-end aerobatic sport planes, but the company is trying to change that with a ramped-up effort to market its six-seat Spirit 500 turboprop in...
Cessna’s Citation Mustang is popular with owner/pilots transitioning into a jet for the first time, and to help ease that step up, Cessna now offers mentor pilots to act as coaches. The “Ease Into...
The new 900LX replaces the 900EX in Dassault’s line of Falcon business jets, offering the same quiet and spacious cabin—almost 40 feet long—as the EX, but with expanded range. The 900LX can fly...
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...

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