Aviation

The HondaJet has been in the works since 1997, when designer Michimasa Fujino, now the CEO of the Honda Aircraft Company, first sketched out the idea. By 2003 the jet was flying in Greensboro, North...
EADS Socata promotes the TBM 850 as a craft with comparable performance to very-light jets but at lower operating costs. Owners and pilots also can avoid the transition training required to fly jets.
Start with as few as 10 hours at $43,900 with this charter operation owned by Delta Air Lines. A Premier Fleet option guarantees you'll fly only in the latest model aircraft. Fleet members also...
EJM boasts award-winning 24/7 concierge service, stability, and a large fleet numbering in the hundreds. Based in 50 locations around the country, EJM flies more than 15 million miles per year and...
Marquis Jet Cards provide access to the NetJets fleet for 25 hours at a time for one simple payment. Jet cards are available on 10 different aircraft types. Combination cards provide extra...
OneSky doesn’t own or manage its fleet. Instead, it offers access to an extensive charter network.
The pretty yellow two-seat Cubs built by American Legend Aircraft Co. expertly blend the classic and the cutting-edge, combining old-time fun flying with the latest in technological wizardry. Their...
Diamond Aircraft’s perky little four-seat twin-engine airplane drew a lot of positive attention when it hit the market a few years ago, but the new-technology Thielert diesel engines proved expensive...
In conceiving the design of the Bombardier Challenger 300 (514.861.9481, www.bombardier.com ) , the Canadian manufacturer spent two years conducting market research, and industry experts agree that...
Adding vertical fins to the end of each wing on the Dassault Falcon 2000LX (201.440.6700, www.dassaultfalcon.com ) is a minor adjustment that achieves maximum results. These carbon-fiber winglets...
The Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy (201.440.6700, www.dassaultfalcon.com ) sports a third engine that provides extra performance when it is needed most. The short runways, high altitudes, and adverse...
The Gulfst ream G450 (912.965.3000, www.gulfstream.com ), a successor of the company’s best-selling GIV series business jet, stands out for its 5,000-mile range and extra-long cabin, which stretches...
The King Air 350i is a contemporary interpretation of the classic King Air, which Beechcraft introduced in 1964. Its economical performance and abundant cabin space continue to attract turboprop and...
When introduced in 2007, the Piper Matrix (772.567.4361, www.newpiper.com ) seemed an unlikely candidate to become the company’s best-selling model. The design is basically the same as that of Piper’...
Last year, Diamond Aircraft reintroduced its twin-engine Diamond Aircraft DA42 (519.457.4000, www.diamondaircraft.com ) with new power options. Dual fuel-efficient Thielert diesels powered the...
For the last eight out of nine years since its introduction, the Cirrus SR22 (218.529.7292, www.cirrusaircraft.com ) has dominated every other single-piston aircraft on the market in terms of sales...
According to john bingham, president and CEO of Piaggio America, serenity is one of the most appealing benefits of the Italian-built Piaggio P180 Avanti II (561.253.0104, www.piaggioaero.com ) . This...
Embraer was building jets for regional airlines long before it entered the light-jet category in 2008 with the Embraer Phenom 100 (954.359.3700, www.embraer.com ) . So it is no wonder that the plane...
In his Cessna Citation CJ3 (316.517.6056, www.cessna.com ) , owner-operator David MacNeil, CEO of MacNeil Automotive, typically flies four people from Chicago to Los Angeles, spends the day in...
Bombardier Learjet 45XR (514.861.9481, www.bombardier.com ) offers substantial upgrades over its previous iteration. New engines enable the 45XR to achieve higher cruising speeds and quicker climbs,...
The Hawker 750 (316.676.0800, www.hawkerbeechcraft.com ) utilizes the same Honeywell engines and Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite as the 800XP from which it was developed. On the 750,...
Travelers in need of a jet with a transcontinental range might not imagine that the Gulfstream G150 (912.965.3000, www.gulfstream.com ) —the smallest jet in the venerable Gulfstream line—would be a...
The Cessna Citation Sovereign (316.517.6056, www.cessna.com ) "does a lot of things really well," says Robb Repor t Private Aviation Advisory Board member Kevin O’Leary. "It’s got a lot of range, a...
Because of certification delays, those who purchased a Hawker 4000 (316.676.0800, www.hawkerbeechcraft.com ) had a long wait before taking delivery of the high-tech, built-from-scratch jet of their...
With airplane sales lagging, many manufacturers have slowed down development of new models, but Embraer is forging ahead with its Legacy 450 and 500 projects. The company, based in Brazil, has...
Piper, following the lead of other major manufacturers of personal aircraft, has added a two-seat sport airplane to the front of its line, as an entry-level aircraft. Rather than develop its own...
Cessna won federal approval for its latest corporate jet, the CJ4, in March, paving the way for deliveries to start later this year. The cabin of the eight-passenger jet is about two feet longer than...
Fresh avionics can do a lot to revitalize an older but still airworthy airplane, and a new upgrade from Sierra Industries promises to get aging Cessna 210s back in the game. Thousands of the single-...
The Dornier 328 seats 32 in its original airliner configuration, but now LiveJet, based in Indiana, has converted one to a 12-seat executive jet. For the bargain sale price of $8 million, the penny-...
Embraer, the Brazil-based builder of executive jets, now offers an upgraded version of its popular Legacy 600 model, with about an extra 600 miles of range. Priced at $29.5 million, the 650 mates the...

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