Diamond DA42 Twin Star
Piaggio Aero Industries’ P180 Avanti was first certified in 1990, but as the company struggled financially during the ensuing decade, the plane failed to gain favor among business fliers.
In 2001, when Cessna began considering a new midsize aircraft to replace its Citation Excel, which it had introduced in 1998, the objective was evolution rather than revolution.
You are aloft at 39,000 feet in your own fully enclosed first-class suite, with a leather seat that converts to a flat bed and doors that can be closed for privacy.
For a stretch of time in the mid-1990s, the U.S. Coast Guard was confronted with a dilemma that the Italian-made Agusta A109 Power helicopter eventually helped solve.
Five years ago, at the crest of a robust economy, membership in fractional aircraft ownership peaked.
Rob McGrath loathes commercial airports.
The philosophy at Lufthansa Technik, the German company that customizes interiors of wide-body jets, is that the airplane is an extension of the home.
Vern Raburn’s expectations are nothing if not dramatic. Raburn, CEO of Eclipse Aviation, believes that the Eclipse 500 will create a completely new method of transportation.
Since Robb Report devoted its November 1989 cover story to collecting World War II aircraft, the popularity of the vintage planes has soared higher still.
Three years ago, travelers who did not want to purchase their own aircraft had only charter or fractional ownership as choices for private flight.
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From his home in Newport Beach, California, it takes Drew Warmington 10 hours to drive to Lake Tahoe.
In April 1986, following an attack on American soldiers in a Berlin disco, President Reagan ordered the bombing of Muammar Qaddafi’s terrorist camps in Libya.
For the first time, a member of the commercial airline fraternity—the companies that prompted the emergence of the private flight industry by delaying flights, losing luggage, and otherwise disrup
For intercontinental travel, the Boeing Business Jet remains the gold standard for private fliers seeking size, speed, and luxury.
“I’ll miss Concorde,” says Kevin Roberts, CEO worldwide of ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi. “Speed is everything today, and Concorde gives you an extra day a week.
With its Citation Mustang, Cessna will offer business fliers one more reason to join the jet set.
The Boeing Business Jet carries out its primary mission superbly. The $45 million aircraft cruises at 541 mph, has a range of more than 7,000 miles, and can transport as many as 50 passengers.
The single finest feature on the $289,400 Cirrus SR22 is one that Cirrus Design hopes its owners will never have to employ.
While other fractional providers offer long-range business jets such as the Gulfstream V and Boeing Business Jet, CitationShares takes a different approach.
When it comes to the aircraft they will be using, Bombardier Flexjet owners enjoy the pick of the litter.
In 1996, a Bell 430 whizzed around the world in 17 days, 6 hours, 14 minutes, and 25 seconds, setting a record for the fastest global helicopter flight.
An abundance of storage space and long-range capabilities make the Agusta A109E Power the perfect helicopter for heavy-duty flights such as hauling equipment or shuttling family members and gear t
It is not surprising that the Robinson R44 has become the best-selling helicopter in the world. Its $300,000 price is more affordable than the Rolls-Royce Phantom.
For several years, the Extra 300 has been the aircraft of choice for aerobatic pilots on the air show circuit.
For pure performance in a midsize jet, the Cessna Citation X stands alone.
By next year, the new Gulfstream 500 and 550 will become the company’s standard-bearers for long-distance travel. Until then, the Gulfstream V remains the flagship for the fleet of business jets.
The speed, technology, and comfort of the Dassault Falcon 2000 made the jet one of the best-selling aircraft last year; one out of every five large-cabin business jets sold in 2002 was the twin-en