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Europe gets its first HondaJet

Article | Apr 20, 2016

Honda Aircraft delivered its first European HondaJet April 20, the next step in the production ramp that will lead to approximately 40 deliveries in the next 12 months, according to President and CEO Michimasa Fujino.

Jet sales remain sluggish

Article | Feb 22, 2016

J.P. Morgan analysts find little to celebrate in last year's jet sales, and in numbers for early 2016. Looks like another flat or declining year that may extend into 2017.

Actor Jackie Chan buys Legacy 500

Article | Feb 02, 2016

The next time actor Jackie Chan films a movie or visits one of the dozens of charities he established, chances are good that he will arrive in his new Embraer Legacy 500 business jet.

Textron streamlines turbine service

Article | Jan 27, 2016

Textron Aviation has created a call center for owners of Beechcraft, Citation, and Hawker brand jets and turboprops who need unscheduled maintenance.

Report notes November bizav upturn

Article | Dec 21, 2015

November 2015 proved a positive month for business aviation activity, which increased 2.8 percent over November 2014.

HondaJet earns type certificate

Article | Dec 10, 2015

Another aviation first occurred in North Carolina on Dec. 9 when the FAA awarded a type certificate to Honda Aircraft’s first airplane, the HondaJet.

Eclipse jet plunges from altitude

Article | Dec 09, 2015

An Eclipse twinjet flown by Kobus Dicks, the first customer in Africa who took delivery his EA500 in 2013, crashed Dec. 7 in South Africa.

Gulfstream to trim 1,100 jobs

Article | Dec 03, 2015

Business jet manufacturer Gulfstream will trim 1,100 jobs, but testing of its new 18-passenger G500 will proceed as planned.

Innova Aerospace buys Sierra Industries and Sabreliner

Article | Nov 19, 2015

Innova Aerospace officials announced several new initiatives, including a program to re-engine and modernize Beech King Air C90-series airplanes.

Sixth Falcon 8X arrives at NBAA

Article | Nov 17, 2015

Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. reported that its new Falcon 8X is now more than two-thirds of the way towards FAA and EASA certification.

Embraer boosts Legacy 450 range

Article | Nov 17, 2015

Embraer President and CEO Marco Tulio Pellegrini announced Nov. 16 that the company's new Legacy 450 mid-light business jet has been given a 325-nautical-mile boost in its maximum range.

Aerion picks up development pace

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Aerion, after many years of effort to build a supersonic business jet, is getting additional help from Airbus and is looking for a factory site.

Cessna reveals name of new jet

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Cessna is simultaneously bringing three new jets to market. One of them, the Latitude, is already touring the world on sales calls. Next up, Longitude, followed by Hemisphere.

Wheels Up partners with air ambulance company

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Wheels Up, the New York-based charter company using mostly King Airs with a few small Cessna jets tossed in, has partnered with a medical jet company for its customers.

One Aviation looks to global market

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Declaring the Eclipse 550 a “mature” design, One Aviation CEO Alan Klapmeier said the next step in the light jet’s development is global expansion.

You want a jet, but can you get a loan?

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Banks got a scare when Fifth Third Bank took a $30 million hit on mid- and large-cabin jets this year. Can you still get a loan for a jet?

Challenger 650 entering NetJets service

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Bombardier and NetJets celebrated the entry into service of the $32.35 million Challenger 650 at the National Business Aviation Association convention in Las Vegas Nov. 16.

Hourly operating costs of 45 jets compared

Article | Nov 16, 2015

In an exclusive report, AOPA talks to aircraft purchase advisor Conklin & de Decker to compare variable hourly operating costs for 45 business jets that likely will be at the National Business Aviation Association convention.

Honeywell reins in jet forecast

Article | Nov 15, 2015

Honeywell's annual jet sales prediction shows the lowest 10-year forecast in several years, citing the overall lackluster economic recovery.

Garmin offers upgrades, ADS-B help

Article | Nov 12, 2015

Garmin has made several announcements affecting Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast upgrades, engine upgrades, and the G5000 ahead of the business jet convention in Las Vegas Nov. 17 through 19.

Piston sales falter

Article | Nov 09, 2015

Aircraft sales data released Nov. 6 by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association showed piston and turboprop sales in a continued slump.

Single-engine strong

Pilot Magazine | Nov 09, 2015

Cincinnati’s ARGUS International keeps score of both flights and flight hours for business aircraft through its TRAQPak intelligence reports.

Cessna to C-Series

Pilot Magazine | Nov 09, 2015

At the end of the day, large jets are flown using techniques remarkably similar to light-aircraft flying.

NBAA standdown combats loss of control

Article | Nov 03, 2015

You’re flying single pilot in your Embraer Phenom 300 jet, ready for the approach at your destination. Then weather intervenes, air traffic control switches to a different approach, and you get behind the airplane, not noticing your decreasing airspeed and steepening bank putting you close to a stall.

Bombardier takes $4.9 billion hit, cancels Learjet 85

Article | Oct 29, 2015

Observers knew Bombardier's cash situation was worsening, but not by as much as the $4.9 billion loss the company reported for the third quarter, canceling the Learjet 85 in the process.