Boeing Business Jets announcements at NBAA 2018

This year’s NBAA conference and exhibition held in Orlando, was an opportunity for Boing to announce the delivering of its first BBJ MAX to a customer. The aircraft is headed to interior finishing center for completions and according to Comlux’s last year announcement, it will be delivered to the customer in late 2019. Greg Laxton, head of ...

Airbus unveils luxurious Harmony Cabin for the ACJ330neo

Airbus has unveiled a new cabin concept called Harmony. Launched at EBACE in Geneva, the new luxurious cabin is designed to enhance comfort, space and quietness in Airbus Corporate Jets’ wide body aircrafts. The new cabin was initially proposed for the new ACJ330neo, but it will be adaptable to other ACJ wide bodies. Benoit Defforge, president of Airbus ...

Airbus Begins Final Assembly of ACJ320neo Family

At this year’s EBACE in Geneva Airbus announced to begin final assembly of the first ACJ320neo in June in Hamburg, Germany. The ACJ320neo “Family” includes ACJ319neo and ACJ320neo, both of which are based on the company’s best-selling A320neo airliner family. Long anticipated, first ACJ320neo is due to be delivered to Acropolis Aviation of the United Kingdom in ...

Honda Aircraft Launches HondaJet Elite at EBACE 2018

At special event on the 2018 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, Honda Aircraft Company revealed a new, upgraded version of the HondaJet, the "HondaJet Elite." “The HondaJet Elite represents Honda Aircraft’s continued commitment to performance, efficiency, and environment creating new value in business aviation” said the Company’s President and CEO Michimasa ...

Bombardier unveils new Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets

At the recent European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, Bombardier Business Aircraft unveiled two new high-performance jets - the Global 5500 and Global 6500, which it claims offer the smoothest rides, largest cabins and longest ranges in their class. The Global 5500 and Global 6500 are essentially enhanced and updated versions of ...

NBAA Conferences Focus On Cybersecurity

Both NBAA conferences held in May, discussed cyber security, and other topics such as personnel security, regulatory compliance and developing a business aviation security plan. NBAA Maintenance Conference was held in Albuquerque, NM, May 1-3, 2018. and NBAA’s Security Conference in Dallas, TX May 9-10, 2018. NBAA’s Security Conference raised the level of best practices for business ...

China planning additional 25% tax on US-built large cabin aircraft

China’s Ministry of Commerce announced plans to place an additional 25% tariff on imports of US-built aircraft weighing between 15,000kg and 45,000kg. The tariffs, outlined by China as part of a $50 billion retaliation against duties on Chinese goods proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump, would add to the hurdles of selling private jets in an ...

Trump’s Tax Cut for Business Jet Owners

Is there a greater extravagance than buying a business jet – yet the Republicans' new tax bill has made the extravagant purchase more appealing to some. Due to a policy change within the Trump Administration's 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that updated the US tax code, private jet buyers can now write off the full ...

Choosing to fly private instead of commercial increases

The number of people ditching commercial airlines and flying by private jet instead reached its highest level this summer since 2008. Aviation specialist WingX Advance reports there were 78,785 private jet departures in August - a surge of 5.5 per cent compared with the same period in 2016. Private jet booking platform PrivateFly report that as many ...

Gulfstream delivers 550th G550

Gulfstream Aerospace announced that it has delivered its 550th G550 aircraft, proving that this is one of the most popular business jets. According to Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream, this landmark delivery confirms the sustained demand for the G550, which is one of the most dependable planes in the world. The G550’s best-in-category payload and range ...