Month: February 2014

Citation Latitude Enters Fast-track Flight-test Program

by  Chad Trautvetter, Cessna Aircraft’s Citation Latitude prototype made its maiden flight on Tuesday from Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, where the aircraft manufacturer is based. The new midsize jet fuses the Citation Sovereign+ wings, tail and aircraft systems with a new, larger fuselage, making the Latitude’s cabin the widest of any Citation and the only … Continued

With FAA Permit in Hand, Learjet 85 Nears First Flight

by  Matt Thurber, February 20, 2014 The Learjet 85 is one step closer to beginning its flight-testing phase after the announcement yesterday by Bombardier that the FAA issued the jet’s first flight-test permit. Engineers have run flight test vehicle 1’s (FTV1) Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307Bs and completed low-speed taxi testing. Before the first … Continued

Bizav Flights Up in Europe, Marking First Increase in January Since 2008

by  Chad Trautvetter, February 20, 2014 Business aircraft movements in Europe increased by 1.9 percent last month, marking the first time since 2008 that there has been year-over-year growth in the month of January, according to data from WingX Advance. Flight hours flown by business aircraft in Europe last month also rose by 4 … Continued

GAMA: Bizjet Deliveries End Five-year Slide

by  Curt Epstein,, February 20, 2014 For the first time since 2008, worldwide deliveries of business jets were higher than the previous year, according to 2013 year-end numbers released yesterday by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Airframers handed over 678 business jets last year, six more than in 2012. Overall, general aviation billings increased … Continued

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