Buoyed by the first European deliveries of the new Citation XLS+, Lufthansa Private Jet today said at EBACE that it is now offering “exclusive and flexible” flight options on its own fleet of Citations–a CJ1, two CJ3s and two XLS+ midsize jets. The fleet is operated and managed by Swiss PrivateAviation, a charter/management subsidiary of Swiss International Airlines that was founded last year.
AINalerts » May 11, 2009
An agent representing the holder of a deposit on a Learjet 85 today at an EBACE press conference confronted Bombardier Aerospace for a refund due to the manufacturer’s plan to build the new jet’s composite airframe at its factory in Querétaro, Mexico.
Emivest Aerospace appears to be finally getting the SJ30 light jet program back on track since deliveries stalled more than a year-and-a-half ago. SJ30 S/N 008, the first aircraft built under the Emivest name since the Dubai-based firm became the majority shareholder of the San Antonio-based aircraft manufacturer last June, is slated to make its first flight this week before being completed and delivered this summer.
Aerion of Reno, Nev., today said it is proceeding with research in the development of its supersonic business jet while it continues discussions with potential manufacturing partners that would lead to a joint Aerion-OEM design study.
A study from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) predicts that GPS service levels could fall well below civil requirements in the next decade. GPS typically has 24 satellites in orbit, although it currently has 31.
Boeing Business Jets announced at EBACE today the retirement of current president Steven Hill and the promotion of chief pilot Steve Taylor to succeed him. Hill had a 35-year career with Boeing, most of it in sales. Taylor told AIN one of his first tasks is to find a new chief pilot for BBJ, probably one from within the Boeing production pilot ranks.