Piper Aircraft continues to make progress on its single-engine PiperJet. Entry to and egress from the spacious cabin are easy via a wide door.
With its pressurized cabin, Piper Aircraft’s Mirage makes the flight levels a comfortable place for the piston pilot to travel above the weather and traffic at 25,000 feet.
De Havilland stopped building the Twin Otter more than 20 years ago, but hundreds are still flying, and now a Canadian company is building brand-new updated versions.
The versatile backcountry Beaver was introduced in 1947 by the de Havilland Aircraft Company, in Canada, and gained a reputation as a workhorse.
The Matrix is basically the same as Piper’s 1980s-era Malibu Mirage, but with an unpressurized cabin and a smaller price tag.
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.
Gulfstream’s newest aircraft, which will replace the G200, is scheduled to start deliveries in 2011.
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 light 40XR is a slightly smaller version of the Learjet 45 that Bombardier created by cutting about two feet out of the fuselage.
The 45XR offers substantial upgrades over its previous iteration.
With this new, clean-sheet design, the Learjet 85’s designers aimed to incorporate all the latest technologies while preserving the robust aerodynamic performance for which the venerable Learjet l
2010 marked the 25th production year of the Caravan, Cessna’s rugged propeller-driven workhorse, which can be equipped with pontoons for amphibious takeoff and landing.
This successor to the CJ1 launched in 2005. New Williams jet engines boost fuel efficiency and climb performance, and extra payload extends the range.
The CJ2+ added 300 pounds of payload compared to the CJ2 model it replaced, and boosted range, speed, and time to climb. The cockpit was upgraded with Collins Pro Line avionics.
The Citation X has long held the title of fastest civilian aircraft (although Gulfstream is working to usurp that spot with its G650, scheduled to start deliveries in 2012).
The 172S is the most recent incarnation of the Skyhawk, a model that Cessna has delivered more than 43,000 examples of in various iterations since its introduction in 1955—making this single-engin
Cirrus continues to work on its Vision SF50 jet with hopes of starting deliveries in 2013.
The G650, now in development from an all-new design, extends the venerable Gulfstream line with even more range and a bigger cabin.
Designer Ed Swearingen drew on decades of aviation experience to create the SJ30, seeking a balance of range, speed, efficiency, and comfort.
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 original Eclipse Aviation company spent 1.4 billion dollars to develop the light twin-engine jet, but went bankrupt in the process.
Diamond’s sleek designs show its motor-glider heritage, with long graceful wings and a slippery all-composite fuselage.
The 900LX, the latest iteration in this model line, was certified in July 2010.
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.
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 “f
The Airbus Corporate Jetliner family offers a range of choices for executive versions adapted from its stable of airliners.
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
Charter-flight provider JetSuite recently expanded into Texas, further revitalizing the air-taxi concept that had been gaining momentum prior to the recession.
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.
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