Bombardier to open new Miami center

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The Business Jet company Bombardier is investing around $100 million USD to open a new business jet service center near Miami. The center is set to open in 2020, at the planned site within Miami-Opa Locka Executive airport. The new 300,000ft2 (27,900m2) facility will provide Bombardier business jet customers with general maintenance, aircraft modifications, a paint shop, avionics installations and ...

Gulfstream G650 at London City Airport

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Gulfstream test aircraft, N650GX / MSN 6001 made a rare appearance outside of the US to perform the trials required for the aircraft to be able to land and take-off from London City Airport. The designated G650 arrived at Farnborough Airport during the evening of September 17 and departed to London City Airport on September 18. London City ...

Vista buy XOJET as it expands its business

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The Billionaire Thomas Flohr is expanding his reach into the private jet business competing with the likes of Warren Buffett with his purchase of XOJET. The move came through the recently formed Vista Global Holding company acquiring XOJET. The agreement for purchase together with its VistaJet subsidiary delivers Vista Global an owned fleet of 115 super midsize, large ...

Gulfstream G500 receives FAA Approvals

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The G500 is an all new business jet from Gulfstream Aerospace, manufactured at the Gulfstream facility in Savannah, Georgia. Capable of flying 4,400 nautical miles/8,149 kilometers at Mach 0.90, and a maximum speed Mach of 0.925. The advanced airframe design and powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada engines give the aircraft a range of 5,200 nautical miles/9,630 kilometers at a cruising ...

EAN promises unprecedented connectivity for business jets

Inmarsat is promising “unprecedented connectivity” for business jets via its EAN, European Aviation Network. Inmarsat, working in league with Deutsche Telekom, aims to deliver the EAN solution will be available to the business aviation market by January 2019. EAN’s integrated satellite and ground network is already operational for the commercial airline market, with launch customers already installing ...

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 ...

New Transatlantic Speed Record Set by Embraer 450

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The Embraer Legacy 450 has completed a record-setting speed run across the Atlantic Ocean. The midsize business jet departed from Portland, Maine, at 9:25 am, with two pilots and two passengers onboard, landing at Farnborough Airport, UK, six hours and five minutes later. The Embraer Legacy 450 landed with minimum NBAA IFR fuel reserve quantity – required ...

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 ...