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World’s Top Jets – The BBJ

| BBJ, Boeing, Business Aviation | 2012/04/14

World’s Top Private Jets – The Boeing Business Jet

by Helen Mahoney

Boeing is one of the most popular aircraft in the world. Based in Seattle, Washington, Boeing was founded in 1916 and employs over 55-million as of 2008. Their most popular model, the 737 jet which took its first flight in 1967, has now become a scaled-down version.

These rearranged airplanes are referred to as private business jets. Boeing’s jets are all factory conversions of Boeing airliners. Some of the jets are able to seat between 25 and 50 passengers in luxury, and include master bedrooms, washrooms with shower(s), a dining/conference area, and a living area. The Boeing Business Jet 2 is based on the 737-800.

Boeing advertises their jets for large scale business. When you need a plane large enough to handle your business, yet wish to fly in luxury, the BBJ2 is a solid choice. The Boeing jet has a range of up to 5,735 nautical miles, and offers passengers (up to 19 in the BBJ2 Multiflight model) 3 times more personal space than conventional jets.

The max speed of.82 Mach (over 600mph) ensures that you’ll get to where you’re going fast. The comfortable cruising altitude is above the clouds at 41,000 feet, cutting down on the turbulence and the panic-stricken passengers who scream when the plane jolts.

The new Multiflight Ltd BBJ2 is a sight to behold. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind sky-bound wonder. This version features surround sound in both cabins, a dining area in both cabins, and two ultra luxurious bathrooms. The extra large galley allows 5-star quality food to be prepared and served onboard.

And if you fly with a service, the huge HD TVs are there to display any movie from an enormous selection. Manufacturers went to great lengths to reduce cabin pressure and noise, making the flight less annoying and tiresome, and more enjoyable. In each seat, passengers have access to a phone and fax machine.

To purchase a Boeing Business Jet 2, you’d have to pay a whopping $55-million. But unless you’re John Travolta, renting this bad boy out for a business trip is probably the best way to go. The steep price, however, does buy a lot.

You get the reliability of 2 CFM International CFM56-7 turbofans with 117.4kN thrust each, which is all the power you could ever need. You also get one of the most luxurious rides of your life, time and time again. The spacious and stylish cabin exterior resembles the world’s finest luxury hotel suites. And if you’re lucky enough to stay in the master bedroom, you probably couldn’t tell the difference.   2 crew members fly the jet, and some BBJ2 models can carry up to 63 passengers. It has a length of 39.47 meters, wingspan of 35.79 meters, height of 12.05 meters, and weighs over 100,000 pounds when empty. It’s not exactly dainty, but the BBJ2 is a world-class private jet that everyone should experience a ride in at least once.

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GULFSTREAM G280 RECEIVES PROVISIONAL TYPE CERTIFICATE FROM FAA

| Business Aviation, Gulfstream | 2012/03/19

GULFSTREAM G280 RECEIVES PROVISIONAL TYPE CERTIFICATE FROM FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION AND CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF ISRAEL

Deliveries Scheduled For 2012

SAVANNAH, Ga., March 2, 2012 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced today that the Gulfstream G280 has received a provisional type certificate (PTC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It obtained a PTC from the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI) on Dec. 29, 2011.

The principal remaining item required before full type certificates are issued by the FAA and CAAI is an update to the software for the aircraft’s state-of-the-art avionics. Gulfstream expects to receive full type certification from both later this year.

“The G280 will be the fastest, largest, most comfortable aircraft in its class, and we are very pleased with its performance throughout the flight-test program,” said Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream. “With these certificates in hand, we are now able to move forward in preparation for customer deliveries later this year, as scheduled.”

When delivered, the G280 will exceed the performance specifications outlined when the program was publicly announced in October 2008. The aircraft’s range is 3,600 nautical miles (6,667 km) at Mach 0.80, an increase of 200 nautical miles over original projections. Its balanced field length is 210 feet less than originally announced, allowing it to take off from runways of 4,750 feet (1,448 m) or less. That’s an improvement of more than 1,300 feet compared to the aircraft it replaces, the G200.

The three G280 aircraft in the flight-test program have flown more than 1,845 hours during more than 685 flights, while the fatigue test article (F1) has completed more than 14,300 of 40,000 cycles.

Additional achievements include the successful completion of wet runway, crosswind and maximum energy brake testing.

Serial Number (S/N) 2003, the third aircraft to join the flight-test program, has finished the tests required of it for type certification. That aircraft will now be transitioned to the testing of optional avionics features, including the Head-Up Display (HUD II) and Enhanced Vision System (EVS II).

S/N 2004, the first production aircraft, was outfitted and painted last year for an appearance at the 2011 National Business Aviation Association Convention & Meeting in Las Vegas. It is undergoing final upgrades in anticipation of its delivery later this year.

PTCs have been common in general aviation programs over the past 15 years. Both the Gulfstream V and the Gulfstream G550 were issued PTCs before receiving full certification. The Gulfstream G650 received PTC from the FAA in November 2011.

How to evaluate a fractional jet ownership company

| Business Aviation, Fractional Jet | 2012/01/22

 

How to evaluate a fractional jet ownership company

Whether you’re shopping for a fractional jet for business use or family travel, it’s always good to look before you leap. Before buying into a programme, evaluate the company offering it. The aviation professionals you consult with should be happy to answer your questions and to offer a viable and attractive package to suit your travel requirements.

Here are some key points to consider when investigating a fractional jet ownership programme:

 

Financial position

The financial strength of the company is very important. You are not only buying an asset, you are also forming a long-term business partnership. A sound financial position is the best way to guard against business failure and to ensure that maintenance, training, service and safety are not compromised, thereby reducing the value of your investment.

Aircraft selection

More is better. The larger a fractional jet programme’s fleet, the more it has to offer and the better it can serve your needs. Here are some questions to ask:

  1. How many planes are in the fleet?
  2. Are planes available in a variety of sizes?
  3. What’s the average age of the planes?
  4. Does the company guarantee aircraft access?
  5. How long is the notification period when requesting a jet?

International travel

With business jets especially, global travel is a prime consideration. Look for a fractional ownership company that provides for global travel and handles it in-house. Safety and service should be the same whether flying domestic or abroad.

Professional experience

The company you are considering should have an excellent track record of safety and service. Some points to consider:

  1. How long has the company been in business?
  2. How many flights are operated annually?
  3. How many destinations are served globally?
  4. What is the company’s safety accreditation?

Safety considerations

  1. How high is the company’s commitment to safety?
  2. Where do pilots receive training, and how reputable is that training?
  3. Does the company employ in-house meteorologists?
  4. Is there a senior supervising pilot available to assist pilots in flight?
  5. How often and where is fleet maintenance performed?
  6. What are the safety records of the planes in the fleet?
  7. Are new additions equipped with state-of-the-art safety systems?
  8. What are the pilot selection and training requirements?
  9. How many training hours do pilots receive annually?
  10. Do the airports served by the programme get audited regularly?

Customer service

More than a factional jet ownership interest, you are also investing in a company that will personally manage your travel arrangements. Consider the following questions:

  1. Does the programme honour its scheduling commitments?
  2. Does it provide ground transportation, security and catering?
  3. How many pilots does the company employ?
  4. Are the facilities state-of-the-art?

Taking an in-depth look at the fractional business jet ownership company you are considering is one way to get the most from your investment. Whether you want business jets, private jets or both, put the same care into your research as you would with any high-end investment.

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Cessna Citation Ten Prototype Makes First Flight

| Business Aviation | 2012/01/21

The Citation Ten prototype made its first flight today. The flight lasted more than two hours and included tests of stability and control, handling qualities, functional operations including the autopilot and autothrottle system, engine operability and avionics before landing at Wichita, Kan. Mid-Continent Airport (ICT) where Cessna’s main manufacturing facility is located.

“It took a significant amount of work by a large number of people to get us to this milestone today and I am happy to report that the aircraft performed exceptionally well and handling characteristics were excellent; just as predicted,” said Michael Voigt, Cessna’s engineering test pilot who flew the Ten prototype. “All systems functioned as expected including the Garmin G5000 avionics system. We are looking forward to a successful flight test program and FAA certification.”

Federal Aviation Administration type certification is on track for mid-2013 with first aircraft deliveries planned for the second half of 2013.

“Our first flight, today, was a great success. We have a great team working on this project and I know they will take this dominant aircraft up a notch,” said Kelly Reich, business leader for the Cessna Citation X and Ten.
The Ten is a mid-size aircraft with updated design and performance, enabling it to get to altitude faster and travel farther than the Citation X (Model 750). First announced at the 2010 NBAA convention, the Citation Ten is designed for greater fuel efficiency and increased comfort for up to nine passengers and two pilots.

Two Rolls-Royce AE 3007C2 engines will take a 36,600 pound (16,601 kilogram) MTOW Citation Ten off the ground in 5,150 feet (1,569 meters) and give the aircraft a maximum cruise speed of 527 knots an hour (977 kilometers) and a certified ceiling of 51,000 feet (15,545 meters). The Ten has a maximum range of 3,242 nautical miles (6,008 kilometers), putting city pairings such as New York-London, Boston-San Francisco, London-Dubai and Miami-Seattle within convenient one-hop flights.

The Ten is 15 inches longer than the Citation X, providing extra passenger legroom in the forward club seating area. A new Ten mock-up was debuted at the 2011 NBAA convention with a fresh new interior color scheme, though customers are able to choose the interior stylings that best fit their needs and personality.

Also featuring ClairityTM, Cessna’s proprietary cabin technology solution, the Ten delivers ultimate touch-screen control to the passenger, maximizing the digital entertainment experience from web to movies to moving maps. One convenient panel at each seat provides connections for personal electronic devices.

The Garmin G5000 integrated flight deck is one of the most intuitive pilot-aircraft interfaces ever seen in a business avionics suite. The high-resolution multi-function displays have split-screen capability, allowing continuous monitoring of engine, flight control, hydraulic and electrical systems. Garmin’s SVT synthetic vision technology on the primary flight displays gives the crew a virtual reality view of runways, terrain, traffic and obstacles. Electronic charts with aircraft position overlay provide dynamic situational awareness during approach.

A video highlighting the Citation Ten’s features can be viewed on Cessna’s YouTube channel. Visit our gallery of Citation Ten images.

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Learjet announces plan to expand Kansas operations

| Learjet | 2012/01/11

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and the head of Bombardier Business Air say an expansion of the company’s Learjet site in Wichita will create 450 new jobs over the next seven to 10 years.

Bombardier President Steve Ridolfi and Brownback announced plans Tuesday for an expansion of the company’s Flight Test Center, new facilities for paint and production, and a new delivery center. The expansion also will include establishment of a Bombardier Center of Excellence of Engineering and Information Technology.

The state is providing $16 million in financial support to go along with $600 million the company is spending to develop the Learjet 85 midsize jet and expand Learjet’s Wichita facility.

Last week The Boeing Co. announced it was closing its Wichita facilities at the end of 2013.

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EMBRAER ROLLS OUT LEGACY 500 EXECUTIVE JET

| Business Aviation, Embraer | 2011/12/28

First of three prototypes prepares for the next phase toward certification

 

São José dos Campos, Brazil, December 26, 2011– Embraer rolled out its newest executive jet, the midsize Legacy 500, last December 23, from the production hangar at the São José dos Campos headquarters, in Brazil. This milestone rollout will allow development and test engineers to perform important ground tests, prior to the aircraft’s first flight, which is scheduled for the third quarter of 2012.“This is a significant day for the Legacy 500 program,” said Maurício Almeida, Vice President, Programs – Embraer Executive Jets. “Releasing the aircraft from production to the test team will allow us to gather vital information during ground tests, which will be used to shorten the flight test campaign.”Following the rollout, the aircraft will undergo initial systems evaluations leading to the first engine run, and then to the ground vibration tests (GVT), and the full regimen of ground tests. This aircraft is the first of three prototypes that will be used in development, ground, flight and certification testing.

There are more than 800 Embraer engineers supporting these technical efforts. The aircraft will be certified by ANAC (Brazil), FAA (USA), EASA (Europe), and other aviation authorities in key markets throughout the world.

The aircraft is powered by two Honeywell HTF 7500E turbofan engines, each one producing 6,540 pounds of thrust at takeoff. They will allow the aircraft to fly at a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.82, and to have a range of 5,600 kilometers (3,000 nautical miles) with four passengers. The jet features the advanced Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion® Integrated Flight Deck, as well as a modern full fly-by-wire system with complete flight envelope protection.

The Legacy 500 can accommodate up to 12 passengers in a stand-up cabin with 6-foot (1.82-meter) ceiling and a flat floor. Cabin design and amenities include four berthable (fully flat) seating pairs, a low 6,000-foot cabin altitude, Honeywell’s Ovation® Select Cabin Management System, and internal and external baggage compartments. Premium seats are also available with leg rest, headrest with flexible wings, electrically actuated lumbar support, and massage and heating systems, which are unique to its category.

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FINAL GULFSTREAM G200 ROLLS OFF PRODUCTION LINE

| Business Aviation, Gulfstream | 2011/12/20

250th Business Jet Set for December Delivery

Capping a 14-year production run, the last super mid-size Gulfstream G200 business jet – the 250th – has rolled off the production line inDallas. It will be replaced in the Gulfstream fleet by the all-new large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G280, which is scheduled to enter service in the first part of 2012.

The G200 was the first super mid-size business jet to enter the marketplace. It rolled out in 1997 and was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration in 1998. Seven years ago today, Gulfstream delivered the 100th G200.

With a cabin width of 7 feet, 2 inches (2.184 m) and a cabin height of 6 feet, 3 inches (1.905 m), the G200 has one of the largest cabins in its class. To date, the aircraft has been certified in 18 countries and has a dispatch reliability rate in excess of 99 percent. The fleet has flown more than 581,000 flight hours and completed more than 351,000 take-offs and landings.

Originally introduced as the “Galaxy” by Galaxy Aerospace (which was acquired by Gulfstream in 2001), the G200 was manufactured by Israel Aircraft Industries in Tel Aviv and then flown to Gulfstream’s Mid-Cabin Completions Center in Dallas for interior outfitting and paint. The last G200 is scheduled for customer delivery later this month.

The G200 set the standard for the new super mid-size category and quickly established an important market niche. It became a mainstay aircraft for NetJets and many corporate operators. It also opened new markets for Gulfstream inChina,Braziland elsewhere.

“The G200 took the basic cabin dimensions of a large-cabin aircraft and made them available to a broader market by offering a shortened eight- to 10-place, two-seating-area layout with solid transcontinental U.S. range,” said Stan Dixon, vice president, Mid-Cabin Programs, Gulfstream. “It led the category for its time, as will the G280 going into the future.”

The G280 offers the largest cabin and the longest range at the fastest speed in its class. The business jet is capable of traveling 3,600 nm (6,667 km) at Mach 0.80 and has a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.85. With an initial cruise altitude of 41,000 feet (12,497 m), the G280 can climb to a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet (13,716 m). Its 3,600-nautical-mile range means the G280 can fly nonstop fromNew YorktoLondonor fromLondontoDubai.

The G280 features an all-new, advanced transonic wing design that has been optimized for high-speed cruise and improved takeoff performance. At maximum takeoff weight, the G280 has a balanced field length of 4,750 feet.

While G200 production has ended, the product support organization will ensure adequate parts, tooling, sustaining engineering and people are available to continue providing Gulfstream’s industry-leading product support for the worldwide G200 fleet.

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Learjet 31A Light Jet is Perfect For Charter

| Learjet, Learjet 31 | 2011/10/29

If you are a road warrior the commercial airlines are not helping with their schedules even if they are offering lower prices. A number of companies are choosing to make the investment in chartering small charter jets for their high ranking executives and their guests. Since commercial airlines are reducing their routes in cost saving moves, and with the business people and entertainers needing to access more remote locations, jet charters are a great alternative, very cost effective. One of those excellent for this type of trip is a Learjet 31A Light Jet, it has seating for up to eight and a crew of two.

The Learjet 31A Light Jet is manufactured by Bombardier, an industry leader, and has eight seats but is most suited for five to six travelers. It’s a lightweight jet appropriate for shorter charters, and can carry more weight than in previous incarnations. It can cruise for up to 1375 miles at cruise speeds of 525 miles per hour. In the competitive short range jet charter market it is economical, there is plenty of space for groups and has forty cubic feet for baggage storage.

The Learjet 31A Light Jet is the best choice for a personal travel reason. Knowing there are not limits to only going to commercial airport locations it makes vacation planning much easier being able to go to more remote locations. This provides many possibilities for the traveler, and with eight seats you can invite more people along.

While many contend that chartered jets are an overpriced luxury, in reality, cost savings abound. Chartered jet travel allows for timely arrivals, minimized wait time and well rested passengers. Additionally, customers are able to work in transit, often billing for their time, whereby recouping corporate revenue. For anyone who travels frequently, routine expenses including airport parking, meals, hotel stays and chauffeured car services are avoided with jet charters. Passengers on charter routes also net time savings as direct flight plans often avoid commercial air traffic. With a chartered jet committed to a customized itinerary, passengers are able to conduct onboard meetings en route to and from destinations with onboard guests and colleagues.

A charter jet is the ideal problem solver for a family going to a remote location or a busy executive on a very tight travel schedule. As a conservative jet the Learjet 31A Light Jet is a good economical and timesaving solution for travelers.

Traveling to a remote destination for a vacation is easier if you go to privatejetscharter.net today and arrange for a Learjet 31A charter jet. Privatejetscharter.net has representatives to help you if you have questions about the luxurious Learjet 31A private jet.

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Cessna Launches New Light Business Jet: Citation M2

| Cessna, Citation M2 | 2011/09/26

WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 26, 2011 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc.
(NYSE: TXT) company, today launched the Citation M2, a new light business jet
that fills the gap between the Citation Mustang and the Citation CJ family.

The Citation M2 features Garmin G3000 avionics, engines similar to those
found in the Citation CJ series and an all-new cabin design. The aircraft is an
aluminum airframe with a T-tail and a straight wing that includes LED lights. A
cabin mock-up of the Citation M2 will be on display at Cessna’s exhibit in the
Las Vegas Convention Center during the 64th NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention
Oct. 10-12.

With room for two crew and up to six passengers, the $4.195 million Citation
M2 has a maximum cruise speed of 400 knots true airspeed (741 kilometers per
hour) and a range of 1,300 nautical miles (2,408 kilometers). The aircraft can
operate at airports with runways as short as 3,250 feet (991 meters) and will
climb to 41,000 feet (12,497 meters) in 24 minutes.

“Operator feedback and owner insight have indicated a market for a Citation
with the size, speed and range of the Citation M2. We expect to see customers
new to the Citation family, Mustang owners looking for a logical next step or
CJ1+ operators who want a new, more advanced Citation,” said Scott Ernest,
Cessna president and CEO.

The Citation M2 is powered by a pair of FADEC-controlled Williams
International FJ44-1AP-21 turbofan engines, each producing 1,965 pounds of
thrust. This new and improved version of Williams’ FJ44 engine incorporates
improvements gleaned from more than 6 million hours of operation of the 4,000
FJ44 engines in service. The FJ44-1AP-21 produces 10-15 percent more altitude
thrust (depending on conditions) and consumes less fuel at long range cruise
than the previous version, enabling the M2 to climb quickly and cruise fast and
far. The engine also provides significantly higher performance at hot and high
conditions and an increase in the time between overhaul (TBO) from 3,500 to
4,000 hours.

The Citation M2’s clean cockpit design is anchored by the fully integrated
Garmin G3000 avionics suite that seamlessly integrates numerous system
components into an easy-to-use flightdeck to simplify operation and enhance
situational awareness during flight and when taxiing. The G3000 system centers
on three 14.1-inch LCD primary and multifunction displays and two infrared,
touch-screen control panels. The touch-screen controllers react to changes in an
infrared grid rather than traditional surface resistance sensors for better
response under a variety of conditions. The controllers allow multi-function
display page navigation as well as audio and FMS control. The MFD and PFD
provide split-screen capability so that two separate vertical pages may be
viewed side-by-side. Pilots may simultaneously view maps, charts, TAWS, flight
planning or weather.

Popular options from other Citation models are standard on the Citation M2.
Among the standard features of the avionics system are weather radar, TCAS I,
terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS) and ADS-B Out.

From the cockpit divider aft through the rear lavatory, the main passenger
cabin of the Citation M2 is 58 inches wide (1.47 meters) and 11 feet (3.3
meters) long with a 5-inch dropped aisle providing a cabin height of 57 inches
(1.45 meters). Eight large windows, roomy pedestal seats and intuitive cabin
appointments highlight the all-new interior, of which materials and colors can
be hand-selected by customers.

Cessna’s proprietary cabin management system that includes the latest
interface options for greater in-flight productivity and connectivity is
optional.

First flight of the new Citation M2 will be in the first half of 2012, with
Federal Aviation Administration certification (Part 23) expected in the first
half of 2013, followed by deliveries beginning in the second half of 2013.

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GULFSTREAM DELIVERS 500th PLANEVIEW COCKPIT

| Gulfstream, PlaneView | 2011/04/29

PlaneView-Equipped Fleet Now Includes More Than 200 Synthetic Vision Systems And 100 Enhanced Navigation Systems SAVANNAH, Ga.,

 

April 21, 2011 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently delivered the 500th PlaneView™ cockpit, achieving the milestone just eight years after the flight deck was first delivered. Additionally, the company has furnished 200 synthetic vision systems and more than 100 enhanced navigation systems. The deliveries solidify the manufacturer’s technological leadership position in the business-aviation industry. Gulfstream was the first original equipment manufacturer to get Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of synthetic vision in 2008. The FAA certified Gulfstream’s enhanced navigation system in 2010. “These milestones reflect the tremendous appeal of these products, which offer a number of benefits to operators including improved safety, enhanced reliability, reduced pilot workload and increased situational awareness,” said Pres Henne, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream. “Gulfstream’s tradition of excellence and innovation continues with PlaneView II, the advanced flight deck on the all-new Gulfstream G650.” Gulfstream reached the 500th PlaneView mark with the delivery of the 209th large-cabin, long-range G450 aircraft. PlaneView First delivered in 2003 on a G550, PlaneView, featuring Honeywell Primus Epic avionics, presents information in a user-friendly format with large displays and easy-to-use software. It includes Gulfstream’s Cursor Control Device (CCD), which allows pilots to retrieve flight plans, maps, charts and checklists by way of point-and-click, scrolling and push-button operations. The modular system is designed to evolve as new technologies arise, with easily upgradeable components and software. Synthetic Vision PlaneView also includes Synthetic Vision – Primary Flight Display (SV-PFD), Gulfstream’s synthetic vision system. The system is standard on the G650 and optional on other large-cabin Gulfstream aircraft. Gulfstream SV-PFD improves situational awareness and safety by generating a three-dimensional image of the world outside the cockpit. It integrates data from the onboard terrain database with the aircraft’s position, altitude and heading to create a synthesized picture that is projected on the primary flight displays. This allows pilots to view major landmarks throughout the world and the aircraft’s position relative to them, thereby improving terrain and obstacle awareness. Enhanced Navigation The Enhanced Navigation option is part of the Certification Foxtrot upgrade for PlaneView-equipped, large-cabin Gulfstream aircraft. The system prepares aircraft for the next generation of air traffic control with electronic terminal charts that have been certified as paperless; enhanced Global Positioning System accuracy via the Wide Area Augmentation System; and Future Air Navigation System (FANS1/A) Controller-Pilot Data Link Communication (CPDLC).

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Bombardier to Showcase its Learjet 60 XR aircraft on a Tour of Latin America and the Caribbean

| Learjet, Learjet 60 | 2011/04/29

Bombardier Aerospace today announced that its Learjet 60 XR aircraft will visit several cities in Latin America and the Caribbean during a demonstration tour from April 25 to May 21, 2011.

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Cessna Rolls Out the 300th Citation Mustang

| Cessna, Citation Mustang | 2011/02/13

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 4, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the rollout of the 300th Citation Mustang at its assembly facility in Independence, Kan., less than three years after the first Mustang delivery in 2007.

“The aircraft continues to set the mark for entry level business jet operations around the world, and its demand has remained fairly resilient during the past year,” said Jack J. Pelton, Chairman, President and CEO. “It has found success in air taxi and charter operations, in flight departments, in training organizations as well as with owner-operators.”

The 300th Mustang will be delivered later this year to a retail customer in Australia.
The Citation Mustang is the world’s first fully certified entry-level business jet. It was announced at the 2002 National Business Aviation Association convention and made its first flight in April 2005. The first Citation Mustang was delivered in April 2007.

Coming in at just over $3 million (2010 delivery), the Mustang features Garmin avionics, Pratt & Whitney Canada engines and boasts a maximum 1,200-nautical mile range.

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Dassault Falcon Launches Online Boutique

| Dassault | 2010/12/31

Dassault Falcon recently launched the “Falcon Boutique”, an online store where Dassault Falcon accessories and apparel can be purchased.

The store offers a large selection of products, ranging from Dassault Falcon-branded clothing for men, women and children to aircraft models, luggage and golf accessories. The store will also offer gift bags and note cards to accompany gift purchases for special occasions in the near future.

The Falcon Boutique allows customers to view products, place orders and track shipping and order status using the latest security protocols. You can visit the store at www.falconboutique.com or by visiting the Dassault Falcon homepage www.falconjet.com and clicking on “Falcon Boutique.”

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Cessna Delivers 300th Citation X

| Cessna, Citation X | 2009/11/30

WICHITA, Kan., Nov. 30, 2009 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has delivered the 300th Citation X to its authorized sales representative, Jetalliance, based in Vienna, Austria. The Citation X will be operated from Vienna by an unnamed retail customer. Jetalliance is Cessna’s authorized sales representative for Russia and Eastern Europe.

“The Citation X continues to be a popular aircraft all over the world, including Europe. The exceptional speed, reliability, and cabin comfort offered by the Citation X have contributed to its great success,” said Trevor Esling, Cessna’s vice president, International Sales.

The Citation X is the world’s fastest non-military aircraft with a top speed of .92 Mach, just under the speed of sound. Since launch, Cessna has delivered more than 45 Citation Xs to the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, and Africa).

The Citation X is the top of Cessna’s line of light and mid-size business jets and was announced at the 1990 National Business Aviation Association annual meeting and convention. The first Citation X was delivered to golf legend and long-time Cessna customer, Arnold Palmer, in 1996.

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Hawker 900 featured in Flying Magazine

| Hawker 900XP | 2009/10/29

The Hawker 900 is featured on the cover of the October 2009 Flying magazine.  The article is very comprehensive (and positive) and does a nice job of explaining the changes that the aircraft has undergone in the past to bring it to the current model.

Read More: http://www.flyingmag.com/pilot-reports/jets/hawker-900xp

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The Hawker Beechcraft Premier 1A featured in most recent Pilot Journal.

| Hawker Beechcraft, Premier IA | 2009/09/27

The Hawker Beechcraft Premier 1A was featured in the most recent issue of Pilot Journal.

The article was very thorough and also included a few paragraphs from different owner/operators.  Jack Roush is always an interesting character and made his affection for the aircraft well known.  I believe that his aircraft is painted in the color scheme of a World War II P-51 Mustang.

There are quite a few other articles of interest to the business aviation professional or enthusiast.  I would suggest picking up a copy (or getting a subscription) if you have any interest in the Premier 1A.

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