Aviation

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...
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...
The Flexjet 25 Jet Card program, which allows guests to customize the number of hours and type of aircraft that best meet their needs, has teamed with Olympic sponsor Jet Set Sports to offer a select...
Consumer electronic gadgets have proved the popularity of an intuitive touch screen interface, and now that experience is available in Garmin’s G3000 system for light jets and turbo-props. Clunky...
Yuneec International, a British company working in China, introduced the E430, the prototype of an electric aircraft that it plans to mass-produce for the global market. The appeal of the little two-...
Helicopters may be perceived as a noisy and expensive way to travel, but they can go places that jets can’t--into the hearts of major cities, the tops of mountains, big backyards, and anywhere they...
Cirrus Aircraft announced this summer that the nearly 500 buyers who have already reserved a single-engine Vision Personal Jet will pay just $1.39 million to fly it away when the first copies roll...
Hawker Beechcraft’s latest upgrade to its venerable King Air twin turboprop adds new composite winglets and increases range by more than 20 percent. With four adults onboard, the C90GTx can cruise...
The racy, powerful piston aircraft of World War II, like the Bearcat and the Mustang, are popular with pilots, but few top-quality, flyable antiques ever come on the market. And when they do, prices...
The Solar Impulse project, based in Switzerland, aims to build a solar-powered airplane capable of a round-the-world flight. In June, the team unveiled its first flying prototype, a lightweight...
Project Phoenix, based in Montreal and Dubai, provides an alternative for buyers who are frustrated in their search for a new jet at the right price with quick delivery. The company buys up used...
Nonstop flights in the long-range Falcon 7X can last up to 13 hours, so a comfortable interior is vital. Buyers now can choose a fresh new look from BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Subtle curves, designer...
Greenjets’ shared-ride charter service aims to get travelers where they want to go, when they want, with all the amenities of a private jet at an affordable price. By sharing the flight, clients can...
Join the Miami-based Air Platinum Club and you’ll get not only flight time in the club’s corporate jet fleet, but also use of two luxury yachts (complete with crew), an elegant Rolls-Royce Phantom...
Flight Options is offering the first fractional ownership opportunity with the latest jet from Embraer, the Phenom 300, giving pilots the opportunity to fly the super-light jet by the end of this...
Cubcrafters’ new Super Sport Cub is not so much a capitalist tool as a capitalist toy. The company added a bigger engine to its tried-and-true Cub design for an eye-popping power boost. The result is...
American Legend’s popular version of the classic Cub retains all the romance of the original, with the bright yellow paint scheme and a simple but elegant design. Classic, however, doesn’t have to...

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