Aircraft

News and developments about airplanes, helicopters and unmanned air vehicles used in all varieties of operations, including airlines, military, business, commercial, general aviation and private.

May 19, 2014 - 1:20 PM
Bizav market guru predicts high-end bizjets will continue to be successful, while the market for smaller jets will remain more or less stable.
May 19, 2014 - 12:30 PM
Business aviation safety in Europe was on the face of it better last year than 2012.
May 19, 2014 - 6:01 AM
Eric Trappier, CEO, said he would like to see a more active market, especially in the U.S.
Dassault executives celebrate the launch of their newest model, the Falcon 8X. Left to right: Laurent Dassault, vice chairman and CEO of Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault; Charles Edelstenne, retired chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation; Loïk Segalen, COO Dassault Aviation; John Rosanvallon, president and CEO of Dassault Falcon Jet; launch customer Serge Dassault, chairman and CEO Groupe Dassault; and Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO, Dassault Aviation. (Photo: Mark Wagner)
May 19, 2014 - 6:00 AM
The new Falcon 8X, a derivative of the 7X, features a 6,450-nm range and an extra 3.6 feet in cabin length.
Saab Grippen EF
May 19, 2014 - 4:30 AM
Switzerland chose the Gripen after a thorough and protracted evaluation, and a framework agreement worth about $3.5 billion was signed in February 2013.
May 19, 2014 - 1:00 AM
Bizav forecasts suggest more flying in Europe, but less interest in purchasing new aircraft.
Online charter marketplace Avinode recently enhanced its empty-leg feature to make it easier for users to combine trips to popular locations.
May 18, 2014 - 3:00 AM
The efficiency of high-density routes could be increased by the industry working together to fill empty legs.
Thierry Boutsen, retired Formula-One race car driver and head of Monaco-based aircraft brokerage Boutsen Aviation, sees Saudi Arabia at the forefront of the burgeoning business aviation market in the Middle East, where it maintains a large database and from which comes 30 percent of the firm’s clients.
May 17, 2014 - 5:00 AM
Up to 1,300 aircraft could be registered in the Middle East by 2020, broker says.
Brandon O’Reilly has been CEO of TAG Farnborough Airport since 2005, and has seen it become one of the world’s leading dedicated bizav airport.
May 17, 2014 - 3:10 AM
If you fly to London in a corporate jet you have several options when it comes to choosing an airport–Biggin Hill, Luton, even Oxford or Cambridge.
TAG provides one-stop service at its Farnborough facility, where it houses and maintains its charter and management fleet.
May 17, 2014 - 3:00 AM
The multi-faceted business aviation firm is focused on quality before growth, and even more improvements to TAG Farnbrough Airport.