Business jet

July 8, 2012 - 1:10am

Unfazed by a fast-depleting order backlog, Brazilian manufacturer Embraer is betting on a sales surge in North America for its E-Jet airliners. This expectation is partly due to expectations of long-awaited reforms to U.S.“scope-clause” trade union restrictions based on aircraft size that currently prevent regional airlines from operating with crews from their associated mainline carriers.

July 5, 2012 - 10:32am

While business aircraft will not be in abundance at Farnborough International Airshow 2012, a VVIP corporate version of the popular Airbus A320 single-aisle airliner will likely take some of the limelight from the military and defense aircraft on display. In fact, the ACJ319 (G-NOAH) would attract attention even if it were among a swarm business aircraft.

July 3, 2012 - 3:54pm

Bombardier Aerospace scored another fleet order for its Global series on Friday, announcing a firm order for eight of the ultra-long-range business jets from an undisclosed customer. The order consists of three Global 6000s and five Global 8000s, a deal valued at approximately $507 million based on 2012 list prices. Bombardier Business Aircraft president Steve Ridolfi said, “Sales momentum for the Global product line is strong, and we are experiencing tremendous success with the new Global 7000 and Global 8000 jets.”

July 3, 2012 - 12:25am

Jay Johnson, chairman and CEO of Gulfstream parent company General Dynamics, will retire at the end of the year. He will be succeeded by Phebe Novakovic, who was recently named the company’s president and COO.

July 2, 2012 - 4:10pm

After a Hawker Beechcraft 400A overran a runway at Peachtree DeKalb Airport (PDK), Atlanta, Ga., on June 18, the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) recommended business jet crews review FAA

July 1, 2012 - 2:35am

Fractional-share provider NetJets has ordered up to 425 Bombardier and Cessna jets worth as much as $9.6 billion, with deliveries to begin in 2015. The purchase is the largest general aviation aircraft order in history and includes a firm order for 75 Bombardier Challenger 300s (plus options on another 125), a firm order for 25 Challenger 605s (plus options on 50 more) and and a firm order for 25 Cessna Citation Latitudes (plus options on an additional 125).

June 28, 2012 - 2:15pm

An agreement signed this month between China and Embraer to build business jets at the Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry facilities is limited to the Brazilian OEM’s Legacy 650.

June 27, 2012 - 6:00pm

The Jet Aviation Sorocaba FBO and maintenance facility of Jet Aviation has been rebranded as Gulfstream Brazil. Both companies are owned by General Dynamics. The 20 employees, including nine maintenance or avionics technicians, will remain in place. The Sorocaba facility  joins two more international service centers: Gulfstream Luton, north of London; and Gulfstream Beijing, scheduled to begin operations later this year.

June 26, 2012 - 2:40pm
Legacy 650

Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao announced at the Rio+20 conference in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday that his country’s Aviation Industry Corporation of China (Avic) has signed an agreement to build Embraer Legacy 650 executive jets in Harbin, China. The project will use the infrastructure, financial resources and workforce of their joint venture, Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry, which began operations in 2002 building Embraer ERJ145 regional jets.

June 26, 2012 - 2:10pm

A Gulfstream Aerospace spokesman categorically denied a report published by British tabloid Daily Mail saying that the company, along with NASA, Boeing and Lockheed Martin, would “sketch out” details of a supersonic business jet at the Farnborough Airshow, which starts July 9. Further, Lockheed Martin does not have any civil aircraft announcements planned at the UK airshow.

 
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