Aviation

The Flexjet 25 Jet Card program, operated by the U.S. air carrier Jet Solutions, has released a new flight card for the holidays that provides travel benefits and perks with Executive Golfer,...
With foldable wings and a light weight of 1,400 pounds, this plane can be towed behind a pickup...
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Icon Aircraft , the Los Angeles–based producer of the A5 amphibious light-sport aircraft, announced that the A5 will feature composite components from original-equipment manufacturer Cirrus Aircraft...
NetJets , private aviation’s largest fractional-share provider, recently announced its Supplemental Lift Assurance program, which follows the massive purchase agreement the company signed with jet...
Flexjet by Bombardier , a leading fractional-share and flight-service provider, has teamed up with the Lake Austin Spa Resort, located on 19 acres about 30 minutes northwest of downtown Austin, Texas...
Cirrus Aircraft, manufacturer of the SR22 personal piston plane, a repeat Robb Report Best of the Best selection, is adding a personal jet to its lineup. The company, which is based in Duluth, Minn...
Like most industries, private aviation is cyclical and susceptible to the vagaries of the economy and other worldwide forces. It plummeted during the recession and now, as the economy recovers, it...
Their clients want to feel at home even when they are 40,000 feet in the air, so private-jet interior designers create cabins that reflect the owners’ tastes and address their desires in terms of...
To remain competitive in the flight-services industry, companies have been updating and upgrading their fleets and expanding their offerings beyond fractional aircraft shares.
When demand for jets plummeted during the recession, aircraft manufacturers delayed development and production of new models.
Members of the Robb Report Private Aviation Advisory Board chose the aircraft recognized in this section based largely on each of the models’ performance, availability, average price on the secondary...
If not good times, these are at least better times in Wichita, Kan., home of Bombardier Learjet, Cessna Aircraft, and other business-jet and personal-aircraft makers.
In early August, NetJets —the world leader in fractional aircraft ownership and private-flight services—opened a private airport terminal in Los Angeles, which has long been one of the company’s...
The newest aircraft fly faster, farther, and more efficiently than ever before. Read more of Robb...
Los Angeles–based charter provider Jet Edge is partnering with Wolf Worster Associates to bring passengers to over 100 vacation villas around the world. From an 8,000-square-foot ski chalet in...
One effect of the economic recovery has been a growing number of new choices for private-jet buyers. However slow the pace of that recovery, many aircraft makers are optimistic enough to bring brand-...
Known for its clubby mood lighting and for its flight attendants in fire engine–red skirts, Virgin Atlantic soars above the commercial-aviation competition in the style department. The airline’s...
Magellan Jets ’ newest package offers round-trip private jet service from major U.S. cities to the Four Seasons Resort Nevis in the West Indies (from about $33,000 to $52,000) along with a hotel stay...
Eclipse Aerospace has officially begun production of new versions of its Eclipse 550 personal jet. It features new computer systems, auto-throttles, and integrated avionics that offer synthetic...
Flexjet by Bombardier , which is operated by U.S. air carrier Jet Solutions, has teamed up with commercial airline Qatar Airways. The partnership grants Flexjet’s fractional-share owners gold-member...
Between World War I and World War II , the Waco Aircraft Co. of Troy, Ohio, specialized in civilian biplanes, which became a popular means of transportation for traveling businessmen, the postal...
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...
At sea level, the Cessna Citation XLS+ (316.517.6056, www.cessna.com ) can take off from a runway as short as 3,650 feet and reach cruising altitude in just 15 minutes. Those performance numbers are...
The high-performance Gulfstream G150 (912.965.3000, www.gulfstream.com ) burns 170 gallons of fuel per hour, making it the most fuel-efficient jet in this category, and the one with the lowest...
Elbow room should not be an issue in the Hawker 900XP (316.676.0800, www.hawkerbeechcraft.com ) , because its cabin is 5 feet 9 inches tall and a full 6 feet wide, giving the jet a cross section that...
The Bombardier Challenger 300 (514.861.9481, www.bombardier.com ) can take off in 4,900 feet of runway and climb to a cruising altitude of 41,000 feet in less than 19 minutes. It has a maximum cruise...

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