Cessna Citation

November 26, 2007 - 7:19am

Williams International launched the 3,500-pound-thrust FJ44-4, a FADEC-equipped turbofan engine that uses essentially the same core as the 3,000-pound-thrust FJ44-3. Detailed performance parameters are being kept under tight wraps until an application for the new engine is announced. A spokesman for Williams International, based in Walled Lake, Mich., said at the show the company is just now beginning to market the engine to potential OEMs.

November 26, 2007 - 6:56am

Personal jets, mini-jets, ultra-light jets, very light jets. The category has many names and now many contenders. But no company has yet brought a very light business jet to certification and production. Several programs that have been displayed over the years at past NBAA conventions, such as the Alberta Phoenix FanJet and Century Aerospace Century Jet, are now “on the shelf” and may stay there forever.

November 12, 2007 - 6:11am

Cessna announced yesterday that its authorized sales representative for the region, Wallan Aviation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has placed an order for 25 airplanes valued at $110 million. Eleven are Citation business jets and the rest single-engine airplanes, 10 of which Wallan will use for a flight school it plans to establish in Riyadh next year.

November 12, 2007 - 5:46am

Cessna announced yesterday that its authorized sales representative for the region, Wallan Aviation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has placed an order for 25 airplanes valued at $110 million. Eleven are Citation business jets and the rest single-engine airplanes, 10 of which Wallan will use for a flight school it plans to establish in Riyadh next year.

November 11, 2007 - 7:23pm

Business must be good for Smart Aviation, the Cairo-based air charter operator formed earlier this year with a single Cessna Citation Sovereign. The evidence lies with an order the company has placed with Cessna for five more Sovereigns in a deal valued at around $80 million.

November 11, 2007 - 6:53pm

Cessna announced yesterday that its authorized sales representative for the region, Wallan Aviation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has placed an order for 25 airplanes valued at $110 million. Eleven are Citation business jets and the rest single-engine airplanes, 10 of which Wallan will use for a flight school it plans to establish in Riyadh next year.

November 5, 2007 - 10:40am

Threshold Aviation Group is evidence of evolution in action. Company CEO Mark DiLullo got hooked on aviation while in Air Force pilot training for the Air National Guard. When he returned to civilian life, he went to work for Martin Aviation in Ontario, Calif., and began building civilian flight time.

November 5, 2007 - 5:19am
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For some flight-department managers, the thought of the boss and his 150-pound Great Dane flying a brand-new, small jet around the world might be cause for concern, but not for Mark Dietrich, aviation manager of Chalk Hill Estate Winery Flight Department.

November 2, 2007 - 6:45am

Cessna Aircraft last month unveiled the Citation XLS, a faster and longer-legged derivative of the Citation Excel with a price tag of $9.895 million and described as “a logical step up for customers moving up from smaller light jets.”

November 1, 2007 - 5:27am

It’s no secret that Embraer is rapidly adding new business jets to its product line, but what’s interesting about that is that the Brazilian company seems to be the only aircraft manufacturer expanding its offerings to compete with super-prolific Cessna.

 
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