Maximum Takeoff Weight

January 21, 2008 - 11:02am

All aircraft using European airspace are facing the prospect of having to carry minimum levels of third-party liability insurance. Under European Commission (EC) proposals now being debated by the European Parliament, operators of aircraft of up to 25 metric tons mtow (55,115 pounds) would be required to have minimum cover

January 17, 2008 - 11:51am

A stroll through NBAA’s latest benchmark survey reveals a treasure trove of information from no fewer than 737 flight departments.

January 17, 2008 - 11:51am

A stroll through NBAA’s latest benchmark survey reveals a treasure trove of information from no fewer than 737 flight departments.

January 14, 2008 - 6:17am

Cessna established a trilogy of CitationJet derivatives with the announcement of the CJ3 at the NBAA Convention in Orlando last September. Compared with the CJ2, the CJ3 has a 24-inch-longer cabin, with standard seating for six in a center-club configuration.

January 10, 2008 - 10:15am

Diamond Aircraft, which manufactures composite single- and twin- engine piston aircraft, has announced it will build a single-engine jet. The five-place (two in front, three-in-a-row in back), all-composite D-jet is projected to sell for “well under $1 million” and have an mtow of 4,700 pounds. Cruise speed at its 25,000-foot maximum altitude is set at 315 knots, with a cabin altitude of 8,000 feet.

January 4, 2008 - 9:25am

Beech 1900D, Charlotte, N.C., Jan. 8, 2003–At 8:09 a.m. EST the Air Midwest Beech 1900 (N233YV), flight 5481 (d.b.a. US Airways Express), crashed shortly after takeoff from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT), N.C., killing both crewmembers and all 19 passengers. The aircraft, which was destined for Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP), S.C., was destroyed on impact and in the post-crash fire.

December 18, 2007 - 12:10pm

Franco-Italian aircraft maker ATR and engine supplier Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) have begun studies on higher-weight applications of the 48-seat ATR 42-500 and 68-seat ATR 72-500 turboprops.

December 18, 2007 - 6:24am

After four years of development and almost 500 hours of flight testing, the Raisbeck ZR Lite System for the Learjet 35/36 has earned an STC.

November 26, 2007 - 7:02am

UltraJet, a membership-based charter company, has ordered 105 ProJets, the proposed very light twinjet from Westport, Conn.-based startup Avocet Aircraft, a U.S./Israeli joint venture. Announced at last month’s NBAA gathering in Orlando, the order is secured by a refundable deposit.

November 13, 2007 - 4:29am

 Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is considering buying Eclipse 500s very light jets (VLJs) for its new flight academy, a deal that might reach fruition during the airshow. The appearance of the diminutive twinjet here marks not only its own Dubai debut, but the first showing of any certified VLJ in the Middle East.

 
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