Aviation

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...
In 2009, Diamond reintroduced its attractive little four-seat twin with new engine options, to replace the Thielert diesels that proved troublesome on the original 2005 model. Buyers now can choose...
The Citation Sovereign offers a nice mix of comfort, performance, and economy, but it is perhaps best known for its short-field performance. The jet can operate from runways as short as 3,640 feet,...
The first jet from Cirrus aims to be simple to own and operate and to meet the needs of the owner-pilot who flies for both business and pleasure. Like all Cirrus aircraft, the single-engine jet will...
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-...
This newest addition to Cessna’s CJ line, providing a step up from the CJ3, started deliveries in April 2010. The CJ4 is a mostly new design, but borrows its efficient swept-back wing from the larger...
Cessna acquired these two fast piston-powered airplanes when Columbia Aircraft shut down, giving these popular designs a new home backed by a solid worldwide support and service network. Rugged...
The CJ3 evolved from Cessna’s popular CJ2 model to meet the practical needs of business travelers for economy and reliability. The single-pilot certification appeals to owner-operators and midsize...
Cessna’s entry-level jet aims to bring in first-time jet buyers and keep them in the Citation family as they trade up. Single-pilot certification appeals to owner-pilots and smaller companies with an...
The large-cabin G550, which won the prestigious Collier Trophy in 2003, combines impressive ultra-long range with innovative new safety enhancements.
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...

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