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Hawker Beechcraft 800XP Is Still a Popular Choice

The Hawker Beechcraft 800XP is a midsize, low-winged, twin-engine corporate jet aircraft originally developed by British Aerospace and assembled by Hawker Beechcraft. As explained by Aerospace Technology, it was derived from the design of the U.K.-built de Havilland and evolved into the 800 series in the 1990s. Over 275 Hawker 800s were built until the […]

Royal Australian Air Force Turns to Business Jets for Special Missions

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) decision-makers have decided to convert corporate jets — Gulfstream G550 business jets, in fact — into modified surveillance, reconnaissance, and electronic warfare aircraft in support of defense operations. In an article for ABC News, reporter Andrew Greene says the modified jets are popular alternatives to the larger, specialized military aircraft […]

Gulfstream G200 Is a Top Competitor in the Super-Midsize Category

It’s not every day that an early-generation private jet turns out to be a huge success, but the Gulfstream G200 is an exception. According to Gulfstream, it first entered into service in 2001 as a super-midsize aircraft and has enjoyed incredible popularity ever since. A few facts from Gulfstream to consider: The Gulfstream G200 climbs to an […]

The Mood Was Optimistic at the Singapore Airshow

The biennial Singapore Airshow is Asia’s largest aircraft industry gathering in the eastern hemisphere. Covering all sectors of aviation, from helicopters to aircraft and drones, the event is a showcase for the state’s own aerospace capabilities as well as a dedicated marketplace for the world’s manufacturers. Asia on the horizon In an article for CNN, […]

EASA Approves Jet Aviation Vienna

Jet Aviation Vienna, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics aircraft maintenance company based in Basel, Switzerland, received authorization from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to deliver maintenance services to the Gulfstream GV-SP series aircraft, including the G550″, according to a Jet Aviation news release. The news release says that Jet Aviation “also provides […]

Could a Privatized Aircraft Traffic Control System Be on the Horizon?

During the Clinton administration’s reign, a proposal was released recommending provisions to restructure the U.S. air traffic control (ATC) system and make it a private business. It called for an air traffic corporation that is efficient, financially safe, and technologically equipped to maintain, operate, and grow the currently inefficient system. In 1994, the study was […]

What Do Increasing Noise Standards Mean for the Aviation Industry?

Noise near and around airports is a significant problem as the suburbs continue to expand outward, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has placed noise standards on airplanes to ease this common complaint. While aircraft noise issues are highly technical in nature, identifying steps to reduce the impact is important for aural safety. Each stage […]

Super Bowl Tailgating Was Taken to the Skies

Super Bowl 50 was held on Feb. 7, 2016, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, located between San Jose and San Francisco. As the largest American sports attraction of the year, experts estimated up to 1,200 private jets descended on the area as fans lined up for the annual showdown. With wine country and top golf […]

Get the Best Seat in the Jet — With a View!

Windspeed Technologies announced a new feature to add in-flight entertainment value to private jet aircraft and create an experience that’s like no other. It’s a safe, semi-external viewing option that can be installed on wide-body aircraft and smaller executive jets. Looking a little like a bubble poking out of the top of the plane and […]

Modest Growth Continues in the Bizjet World

In the North American market, the demand for business jets appears to be increasing, according to recent forecast predictions from Embraer and Honeywell Aerospace. While political tensions and sluggish economic growth are driving a reserved approach to purchasing, operators continue to invest in aircraft retrofits and upgrades for existing jets, boosting aftermarket opportunities for preowned […]

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