Category: Corporate Aircraft

G500 Deliveries Put Gulfstream Over the Top in 2018

By AIN International Business jet deliveries at Gulfstream Aerospace surged 40 percent in the fourth quarter—to 42 units (34 large-cabin and eight midsize jets)—largely thanks to nine shipments of the newly certified G500, parent company General Dynamics announced today. This pushed full-year Gulfstream deliveries to 121, one more than in 2017 and meeting General Dynamics’ … Continued

Preowned Report: Used Market Hitting the Apex

by Mark Huber AINonline A super-heated used business aircraft market has had more jet-A thrown on it due to new tax law changes and looming FAA equipment mandate deadlines. The tax law changes, embodied in the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, extends 100 percent bonus depreciation to used equipment, including used aircraft. … Continued

Gulfstream Flagship Sets Yet Another City-pair Speed Record

by Mark Phelps AIN On the way to MEBAA 2018, Gulfstream’s flagship G650ER made some history. It set a speed record, flying nonstop from Teterboro, New Jersey, outside New York City, to Dubai in 11 hours, two minutes. That eclipses the previous city-pair record by one hour, 48 minutes. The flight covered 6,142 nm (11,375 … Continued

Gulfstream Won’t ‘Relinquish’ Top-of-market Position “Gulfstream has no intention to relinquish control of the market we created with the G650/G650ER,” Gulfstream president and CEO Mark Burns said Wednesday at the Corporate Jet Investor Miami conference in reference to the Bombardier Global 7500’s imminent service entry. While he implied that Gulfstream Aerospace will respond with a new top-of-the-market aircraft, he declined … Continued

Global 7500 Crosses FAA Certification Finish Line

Bombardier Business Aircraft’s flagship Global 7500 received FAA certification today, achieving another key milestone as it approaches service entry by year-end. The 7,700-nm, four-zone business jet gained Transport Canada’s nod on October 1, though EASA approval is still pending. “This milestone is the latest accomplishment for our Global 7500, which has been exceeding expectations on … Continued

Barclays Bizjet Report Bullish on Bizjet Market

by Chad Trautvetter Business jet cycles in June were flat in the U.S. and 11 percent higher in Europe, according to the latest Business Jet Activity Tracker from Barclays Equity Research. It estimates that combined U.S. European and U.S. business jet cycles rose 2 percent year-over-year in June and were 4 percent higher on a … Continued

Gulfstream’s G450 Reaches the End of the Line

Gulfstream Aerospace delivered its final G450 as it prepares to usher in its replacement, the fly-by-wire G500, the company announced on Friday. The G450 entered service in 2005 and quickly proved it had longer legs than anticipated, flying 4,350 nm at Mach 0.80. “For the past 12 years, the G450 has been one of the … Continued


  MARK HUBER | MAY 2017, Business Jet Traveler OVER THE LAST DECADE, Dassault has delivered 275 of its long-range trijet Falcon 7Xs, and the fleet has amassed 500,000 hours of flight time. With a range of 5,797 nautical miles, the 7X may not have the longest legs in the large-cabin bizjet “uber-barge” derby, but … Continued

Teal: Bizav Market To Return to Peak Levels in 2021

AIN International Aerospace and defense market intelligence and analysis firm Teal Group, in its latest industry forecast, is calling for business aircraft deliveries to return to 2008 peak levels in 2021. However, it predicts deliveries will be down 2.3 percent this year, followed by “modest” market growth through the end of this decade. Overall, Teal … Continued


MARK HUBER    Business Jet Traveler OCTOBER 2017  Since its introduction in 2012, the long-haul, large-cabin Gulfstream G650 has quickly become a popular ride for the world’s elite. More than 200 were delivered during its first four years of production to corporations including ExxonMobil, Bank of America, and Walmart; global potentates from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, … Continued

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