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.

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.
TBM 900 D-FRAS was the seventh of the upgraded turboprop single to be delivered when it was handed over to Rheinland Air Service last month.
May 17, 2014 - 12:10 AM
The aircraft on static display, registered as D-FRAS, was the seventh TBM 900 to be delivered when it was handed over to Rheinland Air Service on April 10.
MD 540A in Jordan
May 14, 2014 - 1:12 PM
The SOFEX show marks the first showing of the armed scout helicopter outside the U.S.
May 9, 2014 - 10:23 AM
Airbus took orders for 78 airplanes in April, while Boeing collected orders for 70.
CH-53K rollout
May 8, 2014 - 4:01 PM
The mostly composite helicopter–dubbed the “King Stallion”–will fly by year-end, with operational service expected in 2019.
May 8, 2014 - 11:23 AM
Boeing's 787-9 has benefitted from what company executives describe as "learnings" from the 787-8 program.
Sikorsky S-92 U.S. presidential helicopter
May 8, 2014 - 11:20 AM
The VXX will replace the aging fleet of Sikorsky VH-3Ds and VH-60Ns flown by Marine Helicopter Squadron One for presidential and VIP transport.