Blink, an air-taxi service in Europe using a fleet of Cessna Citation Mustang four-passenger jets, is now the first operator of its kind to offer a frequent-flyer program.
Hawker Beechcraft’s update of its 400XP business jet, the $8 million Hawker 450XP (www.hawkerbeechcraft.com), feature
The Learjet 85 (www.bombardier.com), the latest model from Bombardier Business Aircraft, will be the company’s first all-co
The Dornier Seastar looks like a prop created for a James Bond movie. It has the hull of a boat, the wings of an airplane, and two big turboprop engines placed back-to-back above the cabin.
Robbb Report spoke with Abercrombie & Kent founder Geoffrey Kent in Los Angeles during a recent promotional tour for the company’s new Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club, which launched thi
1937 Spartan 7W Executive
Several years ago, the fractional aviation industry realized that it was grossly underutilizing a costly asset: its aircraft.
When the plane, a Boeing 727-?200, reaches an altitude of 22,000 feet above the Nevada desert, the uniformed, perky flight attendants give the all-clear sign.
When shopping for personal aircraft, potential buyers often consider such factors as size, range, payload, and speed, among others.
When the first 787 VIP rolls off the assembly line in Everett, Wash., in a few years, Boeing will send the new aircraft to a completion center of the purchaser’s choice for custom-designed interi
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Embraer’s beginnings were humble.
Kirk Hawkins is no stranger to taking risks. He has flown F-16s in the U.S. Air Force, raced motocross, and logged almost 1,000 skydives.
When the going gets tough, the tough invest in the future.
Though it will not begin deliveries until 2010, Hawker Beechcraft already has received more than 70 orders for the next model in its line of light business jets, the Premier II (
In 1911, Clyde Cessna charged people 50 cents apiece to watch him perform aerial stunts over Kansas in his state-of-the-art Silver Wings monoplane.
Innovative though the Citation Mustang is, its development is grounded in a long-standing business formula from a solid company, one that has had only four chairmen since 1927.
Like most aviation consultants, James Wakeford tells lots of stories about things that have gone wrong.
There are many excellent helicopters that operate successfully from the decks of yachts.
Cross a yacht with an RV and add wings, and you’d have something close to the Grumman Goose.
Aviation consultants are a fairly new breed. Bill Quinn, a consultant based in Portsmouth, N.H., remembers that just a generation ago, people rarely used them.
For very practical reasons, aircraft interiors are made of light, durable materials that happen to be rather dull and utilitarian.
The Gulfstream G650 (www.gulfstream.com) soon will supplant the G550 as the company’s—if not the world’s—top-of-the-line bu
The Dassault Falcon 7X (201.?440.6700, www.dassaultfalcon.com) flies faster, farther, and higher than any of Dassault’s
The Hawker 4000 is Hawker Beechcraft’s biggest, fastest jet yet.
The XLS jet, Cessna’s best-selling model, has received an impressive update.
Embraer’s Phenom 100 is often called a very light jet. But if this classification is correct, then the company has produced the most spacious VLJ yet.
The Swiss-made Pilatus PC-12 turboprop is made to tackle hard work in the world’s more remote places.
In the past 24 years, Richard Santulli has built the world’s second-largest airline, after American—and it consists entirely of private jets.
Since 1911, when Kansas farmer Clyde Cessna built a wood-and-fabric airplane and flew it from the Mississippi River to the Rockies—an aviation first—the company that he founded has built some of t