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Gulfstream’s G500 takes flight

Gulfstream’s newest business jet the G500 has successfully completed its maiden flight. G500 test aircraft N500GA took off from Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport at 1039 local time on May 18.

Dassault ups its biz-jet game, rolling out the new Falcon 5X

Dassault’s new Falcon 5X jet rolled out June 2 in a flashy ceremony at its Bordeaux-Mérignac facility, and the business jet airframer is expecting its new long-range, large-cabin business jet to be a cornerstone of its six-strong family. The 5X (formerly codenamed SMS for Super-Mid-Size) offers a larger fuselage diameter and cabin volume than its […]

Gulfstream’s G500 takes flight

Gulfstream’s newest business jet the G500 has successfully completed its maiden flight. G500 test aircraft N500GA took off from Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport at 1039 local time on May 18 and was in the air for two hours and 16 minutes, Gulfstream said in a statement. Gulfstream experimental test pilots Scott Martin and Kevin Claffy […]

Beechcraft launches new avionics, cabin features for King Air turboprop range

Business jet manufacturer Beechcraft has launched upgraded avionics and cabin interiors for its range of King Air turboprops. The company made the announcement at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva on Monday (European time). The flight deck will be equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics, which has three fully […]

Cessna TTx heading to Australia for demonstration tour

Aeromil Pacific will showcase the Cessna TTx at a series of demonstration events in Australia during April and May. The launch event of the demonstration tour will be held at Aeromil Pacific’s facility at Sunshine Coast Airport on April 28. Aeromil Pacific is Cessna’s authorised sales representative for the manufacturer’s single-engine range of aircraft in […]

Gulfstream and the need for speed

Gulfstream says its range of business jets satisfies the time-poor frequent traveller’s need for speed. “If a CEO wastes 10 minutes he could live to be a billion years old and never make up that 10 minutes,” said Gulfstream regional senior vice-president for international sales Roger Sperry at the Avalon Airshow this week. “If the […]

Corporate 757 for sale at Avalon

Fancy a 25-year-old Boeing 757-200 previously owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and used to fly the Portland Trail Blazers around the US during the National Basketball Association season? Then bring $30 million or so down to the Avalon Airshow. The aircraft, with Bermuda registration VQ-BTF, has been on static display during the six-day event […]

Pilatus shows off new ‘super versatile’ PC-24 jet at Avalon

Pilatus is displaying a full-scale fuselage and cabin mock-up of its new PC-24 ‘super versatile jet’ (SVJ) at Avalon. The company says it has created the new super versatile category for the jet as it does not fit into any of the current light or light-medium categories. “There was no existing category for the PC-24 […]

Execujet adds two more aircraft to its charter fleet

Business aviation operator Execujet says it will add two more aircraft to its charter fleet and has plans for a third in the next few months as economic growth in Australasia fuels demand. The company says a Bombardier Challenger 604 and Cessna Citation VII will be based in Sydney and serve destinations in Australia, New […]

Cessna Citation M2 business jet to feature at Avalon Airshow

Aeromil Pacific will showcase the Cessna Citation M2 business jet for the first time to the public at the upcoming Avalon Airshow. The Citation M2, which can carry six passengers up to 1,580 nautical miles, was one of several Cessna aircraft that will be on static display at the airshow. Others included the Citation Sovereign, […]

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