Aviation

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...
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...

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