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Embraer Legacy 500 Sets Speed Records, Gulfstream G500 First Flight, Aviation Groups and ATC Reform, Jet Builders and More

May 28th, 2015

As lawmakers consider a major change to the current structure of the FAA as both a safety regulator and Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), representatives of commercial airlines and business aviation operators are divided on how to move forward. In a hearing before the Senate commerce committee on Tuesday, May 19, Ed Bolen, president of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) strongly opposed the creation of a private entity responsible for Air Traffic Control (ATC) while Airlines for America (A4A) Chairman and United Airlines President and CEO Jeff Smisek expressed support for the change.

Senate Hearing ATC Reform

Smisek believes the FAA should retain its current role as a safety regulator, providing certification of airplanes and ensuring safety of air transportation operations. However, A4A — with the exception of member carrier Delta Airlines, which does not support a private ANSP — is asking lawmakers to consider separating the ATC operations and safety regulation functions of the FAA and to create a new user-fee funded non-profit corporation with an independent, multi-stakeholder board of governance free from political influence over decision-making.

Continue Reading about ATC reform on aviationtoday.com »

Business jet buyers are a fickle lot. Most airlines expect a new commercial aircraft to provide reliable service for at least 12 years before a replacement is even considered. But the average owner of a corporate aircraft starts looking for an upgrade in about half that time.

It is no coincidence that business jet manufacturers seem in unison to be entering a new phase in the product development cycle. A five-year wave of launches appears to have crested, with the industry now focused on programme execution.

The EBACE convention in Geneva highlights the shift. For the first time in five years, no veils were lifted on new aircraft projects (discounting Airbus’s launch of the ACJ320neo). More glaringly, a normally reliable stream of rumoured imminent launches ran dry.

Instead, the manufacturers seem to be focused entirely on, well, manufacturing, as they attempt to make good on the promises of the last five years.

The static display outside the Palexpo centre emphasised the change in focus. There were three types – the Cessna Citation Latitude, Embraer Legacy 450 and the HondaJet – making show debuts ahead of scheduled certification milestones later this year. They should be followed in 2016 by another wave of pre-certification arrivals, and again the following year.

Continue Reading about business jet builders on lightglobal.com »

FlightAware is continuing to expand the capabilities of its global flight tracking and flight data technology, launching a new network for tracking non-ADS-B-equipped aircraft at the 2015 European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva. Beyond the new product launch though, the Texas-based flight tracking company is also looking to expand its flight tracking service to more remote areas of the world to provide airlines and operators with all of the possible surveillance data available that can help prevent the loss of an aircraft position.

FlightAware Targets Remote Markets to Expand Global Flight Tracking

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The Embraer Legacy 500 was getting high marks in the business aviation trade press even before the jet was delivered to the first customer late last year. Nearly all of the attention seemed to be on passenger accommodations, such as the six-foot flat-floor cabin and the aircraft’s 12 oversize windows—so much so that the Legacy 500, with its $20 million base price, routinely was compared to super-midsize models costing much more.

Embraer Legacy 500 Sets Records

Going forward, look for the spotlight to shine more on performance. The Embraer also makes the Legacy 650 500, which is powered by two Honeywell HTF7500E engines—the greenest in their class—recently set four new world speed records for midsize jets.

Embraer Legacy 500

The first two were set for speed over a recognized course on a round-trip flight from Oakland, Ca., to Lihue, Hawaii, a distance of 2,135 nm, with six passengers on board. The flight lasted 5 hours and 49 minutes, achieving an average ground speed of 420 mph. The return flight took 4 hours and 11 minutes at an average ground seed of 586 mph.

Continue Reading about the Legacy 500 on forbes.com »

Gulfstream Aerospace ’s new G500 business jet—a clean-sheet design that’s been in development since 2008—has taken to the skies for the first time.

Gulfstream G500 Completes First Flight

During the 2-hour, 16-minute flight on May 18, the crew exercised all primary flight control systems, evaluating handling qualities in takeoff and landing configurations, performed a simulated approach and go-around, and checked all systems using the Symmetry flight deck touchscreen controllers.

After taking off from Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, adjacent to Gulfstream headquarters and its sprawling production and test facilities, the aircraft reached a maximum altitude of 15,000 ft. and achieved a top air speed of 194 kts. It is the first of two jets to begin flight tests, and is part of Gulfstream’s new family of large-cabin, long-range aircraft that also includes the clean-sheet G600.

Continue Reading about the Gulfstream G500 on forbes.com »

JetOptions Showcases Selected Private Aircraft for Sale – May 27th 2015

May 27th, 2015

This is our weekly installment of selected private aircraft for sale from our friends at GlobalAir.com. They are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. Since 1995 GlobalAir has been the world’s leader in listing aircraft for sale. Their goal is to connect aircraft sellers and buyers and to allow them to find, showcase and sell their aircraft not only locally but to a worldwide market. Some of our aircraft charter clients that decided to purchase an aircraft used GlobalAir.com as a research tool and found it informative and easy to use. Because of the feedback from our clients, JetOptions is featuring them on our website as a resource we recommend. They provide a great experience whether you are listing or looking to purchase a private aircraft. At Globalair.com you will find a large variety of private aircraft for sale, wanted aircraft, as well as leasing opportunities. On a weekly basis we will be showcasing selected aircraft here. Finding an aircraft for sale on GlobalAir.com can be done quickly and with ease by using the many different search features they offer. You can search by aircraft broker, aircraft manufacturer, and aircraft classification. They also offer the ability to compare aircraft for sale side by side. Whether you are buying or selling a private aircraft, GlobalAir.com is the place to start.

Private Aircraft for sale we are featuring: Gulfstream IV, Citation X, Learjet 45XRFalcon 7X, and Gulfstream G200

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Gulfstream IV For Sale
Gulfstream IV  For Sale
Gulfstream IV  For Sale
1988 Gulfstream IV
SN: 1067

  • Brought to you by Guardian Jet, LLC
  • RVSM, FM Immunity, 8.33 kHz
  • Avionics Enrolled in HAPP Avionics Maintenance Program
  • 12 passenger executive cabin
  • Nordskog Industries High Temp Oven, GE Microwave
  • Rolls Royce Tay MK 611-8 (GIV) Engines
  • Charter a Gulfstream IV from JetOptions

Citation X For Sale

Citation X For Sale
Citation X For Sale
1998 Citation X
SN: 750-0055

  • Brought to you by Cerretani Aviation Group, LLC
  • Honeywell Primus 2000 Dual Flight Director/Dual Autopilot System
  • Aircell ATG-5000 Wi-Fi
  • FAR 135 Current, RVSM Capable, MSG-3 Compliant
  • CESCOM Maintenance Tracking (1 free yr. after purchase)
  • Eight-Passenger, fire blocked executive interior in a double club configuration.
  • Overall White w/Slate Gray, Charcoal and Raspberry Striping. New paint 4/2011
  • Charter a Citation X from JetOptions

Learjet 45XR For Sale

Learjet 45XR For Sale
Learjet 45XR For Sale
2011 Learjet 45XR
SN: 45-414

  • Brought to you by Duncan Aviation Aircraft Sales
  • Aircell Axxess Telephone/ WiFi, Airshow 410
  • Primus 1000 4-Tube EFIS
  • Dual UNS-1E w/ WAAS
  • Engines & APU on MSP
  • 9 passenger aircraft features double club seating and a belted lavatory seat
  • Charter a Learjet 45XR from JetOptions

Falcon 7X For Sale

Falcon 7X For Sale
Falcon 7X For Sale
2012 Falcon 7X
SN: 172

  • Brought to you by Avpro, Inc. and Asian Sky Group
  • Engines on P&W ESP, APU on MSP Gold
  • Airframe on FalconCare
  • BMW Designworks Interior
  • High Speed Broadband Connectivity
  • RVSM/MNPS/RNP Compliant
  • Enrolled on CAMP
  • Charter a Falcon 7X from JetOptions

Gulfstream G200 For Sale

Gulfstream G200 For Sale
Gulfstream G200 For Sale
2011 Gulfstream G200
SN: 238

  • Brought to you by Avjet Corporation
  • Engines on ESP
  • Last C Check c/w March 2015; Last A Check c/w March 2015
  • EFIS & EICAS Display: 5 Collins EFD-4077
  • Ten (10) passenger, forward galley, aft lavatory
  • Galley: Forward galley, coffee maker, microwave oven, wine bottle storage, cooled storage compartment, water heater and filter
  • Charter a Gulfstream G200 from JetOptions
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JetOptions Honors Memorial Day 2015

May 25th, 2015

Originally called Decoration Day, from the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths and flags, Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868 to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former Union sailors and soldiers.

During that first national celebration, former Union Gen. and sitting Ohio Congressman James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, after which 5,000 participants helped to decorate the graves of the more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who were buried there.

“We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”

– James A. Garfield
May 30, 1868 Arlington National Cemetery

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JetOptions Showcases Selected Private Aircraft for Sale -May 21st 2015

May 21st, 2015

This is our weekly installment of selected aircraft for sale from our friends at GlobalAir.com. They are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. Since 1995 GlobalAir has been the world’s leader in listing aircraft for sale. Their goal is to connect aircraft sellers and buyers and to allow them to find, showcase and sell their aircraft not only locally but to a worldwide market. Some of our aircraft charter clients that decided to purchase an aircraft used GlobalAir.com as a research tool and found it informative and easy to use. Because of the feedback from our clients, JetOptions is featuring them on our website as a resource we recommend. They provide a great experience whether you are listing or looking to purchase a private aircraft. At Globalair.com you will find a large variety of private aircraft for sale, wanted aircraft, as well as leasing opportunities. On a weekly basis we will be showcasing selected aircraft here. Finding an aircraft for sale on GlobalAir.com can be done quickly and with ease by using the many different search features they offer. You can search by aircraft broker, aircraft manufacturer, and aircraft classification. They also offer the ability to compare aircraft for sale side by side. Whether you are buying or selling an aircraft, GlobalAir.com is the place to start.

Private Jets for sale we are featuring: Gulfstream IV, Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy, Bombardier Learjet 60XR, Bombardier Global 5000, Gulfstream G550

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Learjet 60 For Sale
Gulfstream GIV For Sale
Gulfstream GIV For Sale
1987 Gulfstream GIV
SN: 1008

  • Brought to you by Jeteffect, Inc
  • 14 Place with Aft Galley
  • 72 Month Inspection c/w March 2014
  • 5000 Landing Inspection c/w
  • TCAS 7.1, ADS-B Out
  • Fourteen (14) Place Executive Configuration
  • Charter a Gulfstream IV from JetOptions

Falcon 900EX EASy For Sale

Falcon 900EX EASy  For Sale
Falcon 900EX EASy For Sale
2007 Falcon 900EX EASy
SN: 181

  • Brought to you by Avpro, Inc
  • WAAS/LPV/CPDLC Provisioning & ADS-B Out
  • Synthetic Vision System
  • Aircell ATG-5000 Gogo Biz High Speed Internet
  • Engines & APU Enrolled on Honeywell MSP Gold
  • Stunning custom interior featuring a forward four (4) place club arrangement followed by a mid cabin four (4) place dining/conference grouping opposite a credenza
  • Charter a Falcon 900EX from JetOptions

Learjet 60XR For Sale

Learjet 60XR For Sale
Learjet 60XR For Sale
2010 Learjet 60XR
SN: 382

  • Brought to you by Jetcraft Corporation
  • Airframe Enrolled on SmartParts Plus
  • Engines Enrolled on ESP Gold
  • CAMP Maintenance Tracking
  • Aircell SwiftBroadband Lite

Global 5000 For Sale

Global 5000 For Sale
Global 5000 For Sale
2006 Global 5000
SN: 9206

  • Brought to you by Avpro, Inc.
  • Batch 3 Installation
  • Dual Channel Swift 64 Broadband Internet
  • Engines on RRCC & APU on MSP
  • Rockwell Collins CASP; Bombardier Smart Parts
  • FANS 1A+/RNP 4/CPDLC/ADS-B Out
  • WAAS/LPV Approach Capability; FAR Part 135 Certified
  • Charter a Global 5000 from JetOptions

Gulfstream G550 For Sale

Gulfstream G550 For Sale
Gulfstream G550 For Sale
2003/2004 Gulfstream G550
SN: 5010

  • Brought to you by Leading Edge Aviation Solutions, LLC.
  • MNPS, RNP-10, RNP-5, RVSM
  • Enrolled on CMP & on MSG-3 Due List Maintenance Program
  • Direct TV Satellite Television; Airshow 4000
  • S/N 5010 has a unique, impressive 12-passenger interior designed by world renowned fashion designer, Ralph Lauren
  • Charter a Gulfstream G550 from JetOptions
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Gulfstream Renewable Fuels Agreement and G280, G500, G550, G600 G650ER News

May 18th, 2015

There is quite a bit of business aviation news from Gulfstream:

Low-Carbon, Renewable Jet Fuel To Be Used In Daily Operations

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and its fuel supplier, World Fuel Services Inc., recently finalized a three-year agreement that provides Gulfstream with a consistent supply of renewable fuels for its daily flight operations in Savannah.

The fuel is a 30/70 blend of low-carbon, drop-in renewable fuel and Jet-A. It provides the same performance as conventional, petroleum-based jet fuel and requires no changes to factory-standard engines or aircraft. Each gallon of renewable fuel burned is expected to achieve a more than 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, relative to petroleum-based jet fuel, on a lifecycle basis.

“This agreement with World Fuel is a testament to Gulfstream’s commitment to sustainability,” said Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream. “We were the first in the business aviation industry to fly our full fleet to the National Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition on renewable fuels, and the Gulfstream G450 was the first business jet to cross the Atlantic using renewable fuels.

With this agreement, Gulfstream is expected to become the first business jet manufacturer to use renewable fuels on a day-to-day basis, another step in our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and help our industry achieve its sustainability goals.”

Continue Reading about Gulfstream and renewable fuels on gulfstreamnews.com »

Gulfstream Makes Significant Progress On G500 And G600 Programs

More Than 34,000 Hours Of Lab Testing Complete

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that development programs for its all-new aircraft family, the Gulfstream G500 and G600, are well under way; with two of five G500 flight-test aircraft complete and the remaining three in production. The G500 has completed its operational checks and is undergoing taxi validation prior to first flight.

Gulfstream G500

“Thanks to the hard work, commitment and innovation of our employees, we’ve already achieved several program milestones,” said Dan Nale, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream.

Gulfstream G600

Gulfstream introduced the G500 and G600 on Oct. 14, 2014, at one of its new manufacturing facilities in Savannah. During the event, the first G500 rolled out under its own power.

Gulfstream G500

 

Since then, Gulfstream has inducted two G500 aircraft into the flight-test center in preparation for officially launching the flight-test program later this quarter. Additionally, ground vibration and structural mode interaction testing are complete; the structural test article achieved limit load; and all suppliers have validated the aircraft safety of flight requirements, clearing the aircraft for flight.

Gulfstream has also started manufacturing the first G600 aircraft, which will be used as part of the four-aircraft flight-test program. Wind-tunnel testing for both aircraft is complete, and more than 34,000 hours of lab testing have been logged. Additionally, the company recently started testing in the G600 integration test facility (ITF) and initiated construction of the G600 iron bird, which will allow full evaluation of the aircraft’s systems and software.

Continue Reading about the G500 and G600 programs on gulfstreamnews.com »

Aircraft Links Casablanca With New York And Dubai

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently celebrated a milestone with the entry-into-service of its first G280 business jet registered in Morocco. The G280 received a type acceptance certificate in March from Morocco’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation, whose approval was based on the aircraft’s type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in February 2013.

Gulfstream G280

“We are delighted that this outstanding aircraft has been delivered to North Africa,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “The G280’s class-leading range, technology, fuel efficiency and comfort have made it a popular choice for customers since it entered the marketplace in November 2012.”

Gulfstream G280

With a range of 3,600 nautical miles/6,667 kilometers at Mach 0.80, the G280 can fly nonstop from Casablanca to New York and Dubai.  The aircraft has tremendous performance capabilities and the most comfortable cabin in its class with the Gulfstream-designed cabin management and high-definition entertainment systems, industry-leading cabin sound levels, 19 super-sized windows and access to the baggage compartment from the cabin.

Gulfstream G280

This G280’s delivery flight to Morocco included an opening-leg journey from Gulfstream’s completions facility in Dallas to Santa Maria Island in the Azores. The distance of 3,572 nm/6,615 km was covered in 6 hours, 59 minutes.

Continue Reading about the G280 delivered in Morocco on gulfstreamnews.com »

Milestone Delivery Reflects G550’s Status As Market Leader

Aerospace Corp. recently delivered the 500th Gulfstream G550. The customer, Abbott, headquartered in Abbott Park, Illinois, has taken delivery of the aircraft.

Gulfstream G550

“The Gulfstream G550 is one of the most capable and dependable business jets in the skies today,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “With an average NBAA Dispatch Reliability rate of 99.9 percent, the G550 consistently proves its mettle as a vital business tool, allowing companies to advance their business around the world effectively and efficiently. Given its best-in-class payload and range benefits, the G550 is also a great value for operators, another reason why this aircraft is the market leader in its class.”

Gulfstream G550

“Gulfstream has been a long-standing supplier of our aviation needs,” said Steven Hawkins, director of aviation for Abbott. “We congratulate them for attaining this milestone.”

The G550 can fly up to 51,000 feet/15,545 meters and at speeds up to Mach 0.885. Powered by two Rolls-Royce BR710 engines, the aircraft can carry eight passengers and four crew 6,750 nautical miles/12,501 kilometers. The G550 cabin can be configured with three or four seating areas and can accommodate up to 18 passengers.

Gulfstream G550

The G550 features the PlaneView cockpit along with Gulfstream’s Enhanced Vision System and the optional Synthetic Vision-Primary Flight Display, which enhances safety through improved pilot situational awareness. The G550 flight deck also launched Gulfstream PlaneConnect, an advanced system that automatically transmits reports on the aircraft’s condition to maintenance experts on the ground, facilitating a quick resolution of any possible issues.

Continue Reading about the 500th G550 delivered on gulfstreamnews.com »

Gulfstream G650ER Continues Record Run

Aircraft Connects Major Hubs, Claims Two More Speed Records

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently announced that its newest flagship, the Gulfstream G650ER, has connected three cities in record time.

Gulfstream G650ER

On April 23, the aircraft departed London Luton Airport and touched down at Hong Kong International Airport, flying 5,588 nautical miles/10,349 kilometers at an average speed of Mach 0.90 for 10 hours and 27 minutes. The aircraft then departed Hong Kong on April 25 and flew 5,905 nm/10,936 km at an average speed of Mach 0.90, landing at King County International Airport/Boeing Field in Seattle to complete the flight in 10 hours and 25 minutes. Both times, the aircraft landed with fuel in excess of National Business Aviation Association’s instrument flight rules reserves.

Gulfstream G650ER

“The G650ER sets a new standard in business travel,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “Many of our customers routinely travel these routes. Being able to get them there faster is one of the many reasons why the G650ER is the most capable and technologically advanced business jet on the market.”

Pending approval by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association, the city-pair records will be sent to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as world records.

Gulfstream G650ER

In addition to these recent records, the G650ER set two speed records during flight testing in 2014 when it flew from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia, at an average speed of Mach 0.86, and then from Hong Kong to Teterboro, New Jersey, at an average speed of Mach 0.865. In February, the aircraft circled the globe with just one stop and also completed the farthest flight in its history, traveling 8,000 nm/14,816 km from Singapore to Las Vegas nonstop.

Continue Reading about the G650ER on gulfstreamnews.com »


Gulfstream G500 Completes First Flight

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, today announced that the all-new Gulfstream G500 successfully completed its first flight. The G500 is part of Gulfstream’s new family of clean-sheet aircraft, the G500 and G600, and the first of the two to begin flight tests.

Gulfstream G500 Completes First Flight

The G500 took off at 10:39 a.m. May 18 from Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, with Gulfstream experimental test pilots Scott Martin and Kevin Claffy at the controls. Flight Test engineer Bill Osborne provided on-board support.

The aircraft climbed to an initial altitude of 10,500 feet/3,200 meters and reached a maximum altitude of 15,000 ft/4,572 m. During the 2-hour-and-16-minute flight, the crew exercised all primary flight control systems; evaluated handling qualities in takeoff and landing configurations; performed a simulated approach and go-around; and checked all systems using the SymmetryTM flight deck touchscreen controllers. The aircraft achieved a maximum air speed of 194 knots. It landed back in Savannah at 12:55 p.m. local time.

“The successful first flight of N500GA represents the tremendous investments we have made in the G500 program,” said Dan Nale, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream. “We have achieved this milestone thanks to Gulfstream’s world-class research and development teams and our commitment to setting new standards for business aviation.”

Years before this first flight, Gulfstream established four labs dedicated to the G500 program

Continue reading about the G500’s first flight»

JetOptions Showcases Selected Private Aircraft for Sale from GlobalAir – May 13th 2015

May 14th, 2015

This is our weekly installment of selected aircraft for sale from our friends at GlobalAir.com. GlobalAir.com is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. Since 1995 GlobalAir has been the world’s leader in listing aircraft for sale. Their goal is to connect aircraft sellers and buyers and to allow them to find, showcase and sell their aircraft not only locally but to a worldwide market. Some of our aircraft charter clients that decided to purchase an aircraft used GlobalAir.com as a research tool and found it informative and easy to use. Because of the feedback from our clients, we are featuring them on our website as a resource we recommend. They provide a great experience whether you are listing or looking to purchase a private aircraft. At Globalair.com you will find a large variety of private aircraft for sale, wanted aircraft, as well as leasing opportunities. On a weekly basis we will be showcasing selected aircraft here. Finding an aircraft for sale on GlobalAir.com can be done quickly and with ease by using the many different search features they offer. You can search by aircraft broker, aircraft manufacturer, and aircraft classification. They also offer the ability to compare aircraft for sale side by side. Whether you are buying or selling an aircraft, GlobalAir.com is the place to start.

Private Jets for sale we are featuring: Astra SPX, Falcon 900B, Learjet 45XR, Hawker 800XP, Citation X

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Astra SPx For Sale
Astra SPx for sale
Astra SPx For Sale
1998 Astra SPx
SN: 98

  • Brought to you by Safe Journeys Aviation
  • Engines and APU on JSSI
  • Ni-Cad Batteries
  • Extended Fuel Tanks
  • Flitefone VI phone system, AC outlets in the cabin

Falcon 900B For Sale

Falcon 900B For Sale
Falcon 900B For Sale
1991 Falcon 900B
SN: 105

  • Brought to you by Corporate Fleet Services
  • Delivered with fresh C Inspection
  • Freshly Overhauled
  • 13 passenger, 4 forward club chairs
  • Engines on MSP “GOLD” PROGRAM
  • Charter a Falcon 900 from JetOptions

Learjet 45XR For Sale

Learjet 45XR For Sale
Learjet 45XR For Sale
2007 Learjet 45XR
SN: 45-341

  • This aircraft is being introduced to the market by: Sojourn Aviation
  • Engines and APU are covered under the Honeywell MSP Gold
  • Honeywell Primus 1000 System
  • R.V.S.M. Capable
  • Honeywell Mark V EGPWS with Windshear Alert
  • April 2015; New Carpet, Seats recovered, Window shades replaced and wood-work touch up
  • Charter a Learjet 45XR from JetOptions

1998 Hawker 800XP For Sale

1998 Hawker 800XP  For Sale
1998 Hawker 800XP  For Sale
1998 Hawker 800XP
SN: 258390

  • This aircraft is being introduced to the market by: Business Jet Access
  • “Off-Market” – Based in Southeastern U.S., Operated Part 135
  • 8-pax cabin featuring beige leather seating; 4-place club seating in fwd cabin
  • Delivered with Fresh E/F/G and 16-Year Structural Inspections, Currently In Work at Landmark GSO
  • Engines and APU Enrolled on Honeywell MSP
  • Charter a Hawker 800XP from JetOptions

Citation X For Sale

Citation X For Sale
Citation X For Sale
2000 Citation X
SN: 750-0138

  • Brought to you by Jetmart.com
  • Rolls Royce Corporate Care, Cessna Pro-Parts, APU on MSP
  • Cescom, MSG-3
  • Honeywell Primus 2000 Five Tube EFIS
  • Eight passenger double club configuration in cream colored leather
  • Charter a Citation X from JetOptions
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Business Aviation Activity Numbers Still Down, Pilatus PC-24 Takes Maiden Flight, Embraer 1st Quarter Sales Down

May 11th, 2015

Europe’s business aviation activity continues to decline. The decrease is mainly due to the reduction of activity from Russia due to sanctions. The Pilatus PC-24 takes its first flight and Embraer first quarter sales are down.

WINGX Business Aviation Activity Monitor – April 2015

Business Aviation Numbers Still Negative, Though Eurozone Slightly Recovering

There were 62,968 business aviation flight departures in Europe in April 2015, 508 fewer than in April 2014; a 0.8% YOY decline. The declining trend in 2015 has narrowed, but is still -2.7% year to date.

France and Germany propped up the market, gaining up to 4%. However this was largely driven by Piston and Turboprop activity. Business jets flew 57% of all flights in Europe, with jet charters falling 3% YOY.

The recent growth trend in the UK came off in April, with a 1% slowdown. This was evident in diminished activity at Luton and Farnborough, although Biggin Hill was one of Europe´s faster growing airports for the month.

Collapse in business aviation activity in Eastern Europe and Russia continues, with flights inbound from the CIS down 26%. Flights from Europe to Russia were down 20% YOY, less than YTD -25% trend, so the impact may be bottoming out.

The renewed slowdown in activity is clearly not just related to the Eurozone periphery, as indicated by flight reductions in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, particularly Belgium. Mostly the drop came in AOC flights.

There were still some growth regions, notably Turkey, Czech Republic, also Austria where Charter increased 8% YOY. Inbound flights from North America were up 6%, from North Africa up 14%, from Asia-Pacific, up 18%.

Ultra long range aircraft continued to gain activity, maintaining a 6% 12 month trend. Falcon 7X ULR jets flew 14% more YOY. Gulfstream ULR jets flew less, for example Gulfstream V/500 activity was down 6% this month.

Very light jet activity slumped in April, down 11% in flight hours, mostly due to fewer Owner flights. Overall, the light jet segment flew less, but there were strong gains for certain types, including CJ1 and Phenom 300.

Continue Reading On WingX-Advance.com »

Pilatus PC-24 Takes Off on Its Maiden Flight

The first ever PC-24 Super Versatile Jet took off on its maiden flight today at 10.00 local time from Buochs airport. Just under 1800 Pilatus staff, all of whom are directly or indirectly involved in the PC-24 project, were there to applaud the business jet as it taxied for takeoff. Prototype P01, call sign HB-VXA, flew across central Switzerland for a total of 55 minutes. The flight went exactly as planned with no problems whatsoever.

Pilatus PC-24 takes off on maiden flight

The PC-24 is capable of exceptional performance, and this maiden flight was a first opportunity to showcase some impressive credentials: the twin-engine business jet took off from runway 07 in just under 600 m and climbed to 10,000 feet (approx. 3000 m) in around three minutes, where the two pilots completed a series of meticulously planned tests. The maiden flight followed a route across central Switzerland – from Altdorf to Brünig via Engelberg.

Pilatus PC-24 unveiled at European Business Aviation Expo 2014

Test pilot Paul Mulcahy, who has some 11,000 hours under his belt, flew the PC-24 as pilot in command. He has already test flown countless aircraft types and has acquired a wealth of experience on twin-engine business jets. “Everything looks great so far! Beautiful handling – the PC-24 flies just as expected – a real Pilatus aircraft!”, reported our second experienced test pilot, Reto Aeschlimann, by radio from the cockpit.

Throughout the flight the PC-24 was accompanied and monitored by a PC-21. As is normal on maiden flights, the PC-24 landing gear was not retracted on this occasion. Twelve flight test engineers watched the flight from the ground as they kept an eye on a stream of real-time flight data received from the PC-24. Had the need arisen, these experts could have given the pilots crucial decision-making information: another means of ensuring the safest possible conditions for the entire maiden flight.

Continue Reading On Pilatus-Aircraft.com »

EMBRAER Releases First Quarter 2015 Results

Embraer Legacy 500

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15), Embraer delivered 20 commercial and 12 executive (10 light and 2 large) jets;
  • The Company’s firm order backlog ended the quarter at US$ 20.4 billion, compared to US$ 19.2 billion at the end of 1Q14 and$20.9 billion in backlog at the end of 2014;
  • As a result of aircraft deliveries, coupled with revenues from the Company’s Defense & Security business, 1Q15 revenues wereUS$ 1,055.9 million;
  • EBIT and EBITDA margins were 7.5% and 14.1%, respectively, in 1Q15, which were higher than the 7.4% EBIT margin and 12.2% EBITDA margin registered in 1Q14;
  • 1Q15 Net loss attributable to Embraer Shareholders and Loss per basic ADS totaled US$ (61.7) million and US$ (0.3370), respectively;
  • Adjusted Net Income in 1Q15 was $48.3 million, which excludes non-cash deferred income taxes and social contribution;
  • Embraer ended 1Q15 with a total cash position of US$ 1,808.0 million and total debt of US$ 2,389.3 million, yielding a net debt position of US$ 581.3 million in the quarter.

Embraer Lineage at business aviation convention 2014

MAIN FINANCIAL INDICATORS

in millions of U.S. dollars, except % and earnings per share data
IFRS (1)
4Q14
(1)
1Q14
(1)
1Q15
Revenue 2,045.5 1,242.3 1,055.9
EBIT 196.3 92.1 79.6
EBIT Margin % 9.6% 7.4% 7.5%
EBITDA 281.3 151.0 149.1
EBITDA Margin % 13.8% 12.2% 14.1%
Adjusted Net Income 2 129.4 62.9 48.3
Net income (loss) attributable to Embraer Shareholders 91.4 110.6 (61.7)
Earnings (loss) per share – ADS basic (US$) 0.4983 0.6044 (0.3370)
Net Cash (Debt) (84.5) 52.7 (581.3)
(1) Derived from unaudited financial information

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