Aviation

Formerly known as the Global Express XRS, the Bombardier Global 6000 (514.861.9481, www.bombardier.com ) —which the Canadian manufacturer rebranded last year to better reflect its place between the...
Gulfstream’s Ultralong-Range GV series has long been the private-jet gold standard, and the Gulfstream G550 (912.965.3000, www.gulfstream.com ) adds to that status. The 43-foot-11-inch-long cabin of...
A descendant of the Savannah, Ga.–based manufacturer’s best-selling GIV line—which has more than 500 jets in operation—the Gulfstream G450 (912.965.3000, www.gulfstream.com ) has a 45-foot-long...
Capable of covering 4,600 miles when carrying four passengers, the Dassault Falcon 2000LX (201.440.6700, www.dassaultfalcon.com ) boasts the best range among super midsize jets. It can fly from New...
Practicality, performance, and comfort are trademarks of the Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350i and 250 (316.676.5034, www.hawkerbeechcraft.com ) turboprops. The $7 million twin-engine 350i is at the...
XOJET has joined forces with Richard Branson’s commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic, to create XOJET Concierge Access.
If King Airs define the turboprop category, then the Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti II (561.253.0104, www.piaggioaero.com ) redefines it. The curious-looking design elements serve specific purposes in...
The capabilities and cost savings associated with the Embraer Phenom 100 (954.359.3700, www.embraerexecutivejets.com ) have made it the world’s most-delivered business jet in recent years (100 units...
The Cessna Citation CJ4 (316.517.6056, www.cessna.com ) entered service in late 2010 as an addition to the Wichita, Kan., manufacturer’s Citation CJ line. At nearly $9 million, the CJ4 is about $1...
The category-crossover aircraft from Brazilian manufacturer Embraer are changing the way the industry thinks about business-jet design. The $8.76 million Embraer Phenom 300 (954.359.3700, www...
Offering locked-in flight-hour rates, the JetSuite Card ( www.jetsuite.com ) represents another private-air-travel option from the Southern California–based charter-flight provider. The $100,000 card...
On a recent sunny spring day in Los Angeles, I flew aboard one of the industry’s most innovative new aircraft, the P.180 Avanti II from Italian manufacturer Piaggio Aero, departing from Elite...
Count XOJet among the private-aviation companies that appear to have moved past the economic crisis. Indeed, the San Francisco–based charter provider, which has been in business since 2006, seems to...
Bell Helicopter unveiled a full-scale model of its newest helicopter, the 525 Relentless, with great fanfare at the Heli-Expo trade show in February. The 525 creates a new class of helicopter, the...
Anyone who has ever been to a Brazilian churrascaria knows to bring an appetite. On a late-August evening, aircraft manufacturer Embraer hosted a dinner at one of these steakhouses near the company’s...
Cirrus personal airplanes are known for their roomy interior comfort, and now the 2012 edition provides an even more spacious backseat for up to three passengers. Tweaks to the interior side panels...
Cessna’s Citation business jets have long been lauded for their speed, reliability, and performance, but they also have been criticized for their cramped cabins. The company has addressed this...
Consider the new Eclipse 550 ( www.eclipse.aero ) an upgrade of the popular EA-500, which has been on the market since 2006. Eclipse Aviation, one of the first manufacturers to sell a small personal...
It was a moment of triumph, and Sir Richard Branson was savoring it: His VSS Enterprise had just gracefully touched down at San Francisco International Airport to become the first spaceship to land...
Private air travel provider Flexjet leads the industry in terms of offering rare and unique travel experiences. Its Flexjet 25 Jet Card program, which is operated by U.S. air carrier Jet Solutions,...
The GIFT A Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" VIP jumbo jet with a custom interior design and exterior paint scheme. Starting at about $260 million Edése Doret and his associates have created some three dozen...
The newest and largest Learjet, the 85, promises to be the fastest and most spacious aircraft in the midsize class, and the quickest way to acquire one—or rather, a part of one—is to purchase a share...
Give the gift of private travel this holiday season, with the newest offering from private air travel provider CitationAir, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cessna Aircraft. A first for the Greenwich,...
Alex Wilcox is no stranger to innovation. He was the first JetBlue employee, in 1999, before moving to Mumbai to launch Kingfisher Airlines, which has become one of the largest operators in India...
Business is booming for private jet charter provider XOJET . To help accommodate its growing client base—XOJET recently announced 40 percent year-over-year growth for the first half of 2011—the San...
Shoppers in the market for an aircraft can find just about everything that flies at Wittman Field in Oshkosh, Wis., during the last week in July. That’s when the Experimental Aircraft Association...
Comlux , a charter company based in Zurich, unveiled its latest custom-fitted ultra-luxury jet, an Airbus A320 Prestige. The 200-seat airliner has been reconfigured to hold just 19 passengers. The...
Dassault Falcon , based in Geneva, unveiled the Falcon 2000S with the goal of creating a full-size Falcon with a mid size price ideally suited for an eight-hour flight. With a target price of under $...
Equipped with bigger, more powerful engines, the Hawker 900XP ( 316.676.0800, www.hawkerbeechcraft.com ) represents a significant upgrade over its predecessor, the 850XP. These engines improve the...
The Bombardier Challenger 300 ( 514.861.9481, www.bombardier.com ) can fly coast to coast—and farther—nonstop at a cruising speed as fast as 540 mph while carrying eight passengers. In addition to a...

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