Supersonic business jet

December 1, 2008 - 6:23am

NASA and Gulfstream last month wrapped up six weeks of flight testing at the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB in California aimed at proving whether pilots can use high-definition video cameras and LCD monitors to take off and land a supersonic business jet (SSBJ) in lieu of natural forward vision.

December 1, 2008 - 5:26am

Would-be manufacturers of supersonic business jets–Aerion, Gulfstream and Supersonic Aerospace International–are encouraged by an updated FAA policy statement that aligns noise limits for future civil supersonic aircraft with current Stage 4 noise regulations. According to the FAA, this action is intended to provide guidance on noise limits for supersonic jets.

November 16, 2008 - 9:26am

While the global economy continues to suffer from the credit crisis, the Middle East is largely insulated from these problems, which bodes well for companies hoping to sell business jets in the region. In fact, the $1 billion estimate of the total value of the annual business jet market in the Middle East “is rather conservative,” Jahid Fazal-Karim, the co-owner of Jetcraft Corp.

November 16, 2008 - 9:20am

While the global economy is reeling in the wake of the credit crisis, the Middle East is largely insulated from these problems, which bodes well for companies hoping to sell business jets in the region. In fact, the estimates of $1 billion in annual business jet sales in the Middle East “is rather conservative,” Jahid Fazal-Karim, the co-owner of Jetcraft Corp.

November 16, 2008 - 8:01am

While the global economy is reeling in the wake of the credit crisis, the Middle East is largely insulated from these problems, which bodes well for companies hoping to sell business jets in the region. In fact, the estimates of $1 billion in annual business jet sales in the Middle East “is rather conservative,” Jahid Fazal-Karim, the co-owner of Jetcraft Corp.

November 14, 2008 - 10:20pm

Aerion, the U.S. company that is developing a supersonic business jet (SSBJ), has welcomed an FAA policy shift which it believes “seems to crack open the door for supersonic cruise speeds” if, in the words of FAA policy guidance released last month, “the noise impacts of supersonic flight are shown to be acceptable.”

October 30, 2008 - 12:16pm

Hopeful manufacturers of supersonic business jets–Aerion, Gulfstream and Supersonic Aerospace International–are encouraged by an updated FAA policy statement issued last week to align noise limits for future civil supersonic aircraft with current Stage 4 noise regulations.

October 5, 2008 - 10:29am

Aerion executives still hope they will secure an OEM partner by the end of the year to build the company’s supersonic business jet, but vice chairman Brian Barents told NBAA Convention News that the company won’t “fall off a cliff” if the deadline passes without an announcement.

October 2, 2008 - 5:10am

Very light jet. Super-midsize. Ultra-long-range. These are just some of the names that manufacturers, analysts and aviation journalists use to try to pigeonhole business jets into an increasing number of market niches. But with so much fragmentation in the field and a blurring of traditional lines, such attempts at classification are becoming harder than ever.

August 4, 2008 - 11:12am

At best, a total of 300 to 400 supersonic business jets (SSBJs) could be sold over the next 30 years, according to Andrei Ilyin, general director at Sukhoi Civil Aircraft. “The market is too small for competition,” he said.

 
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