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How can you top a shiny new airplane? Make its reveal even more spectacular. Gulfstream did that with the unveiling of its new G700, using special lighting and video to dazzle attendees at the National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention in Las Vegas.

Glitz and glamour highlighted the Gulfstream G700 reveal. Photos by Mark Wagner.

But Gulfstream wasn’t the only company making sure its featured aircraft were shined and ready for prime time. Pilatus debuted its new PC–12 NGX, Cirrus displayed its Vision Jet, Textron brought much of its fleet, and Bombardier towered above many of the aircraft on display. Meanwhile, the Quest Kodiak added a pop of color to the static display.

Enjoy a look at some of the aircraft on display during the business aviation show.

A Citation Longitude graces the static display at the 2019 National Business Aviation Association annual convention in Las Vegas. Photo by Mark Wagner. Organic lines and textile details give the heavy hitting Citation Longitude a soft touch. Photo by Mark Wagner. The 2019 National Business Aviation Association convention isn’t just about continent crossing jets, it’s also about urban air mobility. Among the contenders for the new market is Uber’s eVTOL ride sharing concept. Photo by Mark Wagner. Bell displays a large-scale mockup of its Nexus, a hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft that targets on-demand mobility. Photo by Mark Wagner. Airbus, most well-known for its large commercial passenger aircraft, is also developing solutions for the urban air mobility market with its Project Vahana. Photo by Mark Wagner. Boeing shows off its cargo air vehicle (CAV) concept. Photo by Mark Wagner. The Gulfstream G700 boasts sleeping capacity for up to 10 including an aft bedroom with an en suite shower. Photo by Mark Wagner. At speeds of Mach 0.90 the Gulfstream G700 has a range of 6,400 nautical miles, but for more leisurely jaunts at Mach 0.85 the range increases to 7,500 nautical miles. Photo by Mark Wagner. A Quest Kodiak on floats brightens the static display at the National Business Aviation Association convention in Las Vegas. Photo by Mark Wagner. The Bombardier Global 7500 towers above other aircraft at the NBAA convention static display. Photo by Mark Wagner. The Bombardier Global 7500 leaves little to be desired for pilots. Photo by Mark Wagner. Turboprops make their presence known at the NBAA static display, including this Epic LT. Photo by Mark Wagner. New England-based regional airline Cape Air displays its Tecnam P2012, one of the first to arrive in the United States from Italy. Cape Air has an order for 100 of the twins. Photo by Mark Wagner. SyberJet SJ30i on display. Photo by Mark Wagner. The setting sun casts a golden glow on the Cirrus Vision Jet. Photo by Mark Wagner. A Comlux Airbus AJC319neo gets tugged at the National Business Aviation Association annual convention in Las Vegas. Photo by Mark Wagner.

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Topics: National Business Aviation Association, Turbine Aircraft

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