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Second Jet Joins Gulfstream G800 Flight-test Fleet

by Chad Trautvetter AIN  – July 17, 2023, 12:38 PM Gulfstream Aerospace’s second flight-test G800 took to the skies for the first time on Saturday morning, the company announced today. The ultra-long-range twinjet took off at 9:27 a.m. from Gulfstream’s headquarters at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (KSAV) in Georgia and flew for 3 hours and 26 … 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

G500 Sets Speed Records En Route to Service Entry

by James Wynbrandt  It hasn’t yet entered service, but Gulfstream Aerospace’s new G500, making its public debut in China at ABACE 2018, has already set eight new city-pair speed records on continent-to-continent flights, the company announced. The record-setting flights, all undertaken as part of a customer-focused world tour, are “indicators of the unmatched speed and … Continued

Bombardier Adds Fourth Global 7000 to Test Program

AIN International Bombardier’s Global 7000 flight-test program has expanded to four aircraft with the first flight of FTV4 on Thursday. The flight of the fourth aircraft occurred less than a year after the flight-test program kicked off with the Nov. 4, 2016, flight of flight-test vehicle 1 (FTV1). FTV2 joined the program on March 4, … Continued

Young Used Bizjet Inventory Falls To Pre-crisis Levels

AIN International Available preowned business jet inventory last month was 7 percent lower year-over-year and now represent 10.3 percent of the installed base, the lowest since before the financial crisis, according to data from UBS Global Research. At 5 percent of installed base, inventory of zero- to five-year-old preowned business jets fell 4 percent sequentially … Continued

Gulfstream Delivers First B-registered G650 in China

Gulfstream Aerospace delivered the first B-registered G650 to an undisclosed customer based in mainland China earlier this month, a company spokeswoman confirmed to AIN. This follows type-certificate validation from China’s Civil Aviation Administration for Gulfstream’s flagship G650 and G650ER ultra-long-range twinjets in mid-February. “The G650 and G650ER demonstrate real-world capability that our customers value,” said … Continued

Global 7000 Program on Track as Third Aircraft Flies

AIN International The third flight-test Global 7000, FTV3, completed a 4-hour, 10-minute maiden flight yesterday from Toronto Downsview Airport, where Bombardier Aerospace assembles the ultra-long-range business jet. Piloted by Logan Lamping and Derek Thresher, the twinjet—registered C-GLBX—reached FL510 and 320 knots during the mission. Flight-test engineers Duane Moore and Matthew DiMaiolo were also on board. … Continued

GAMA: 1Q Bizjet Shipments Rise, Turboprops Plunge

General aviation airplane shipments in the first quarter ticked up 2.3 percent from a year ago, though billings slid 10.9 percent, according to data released today by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Overall, the industry shipped 434 airplanes worth $3.6 billion in the first three months. Piston airplane shipments increased 6.3 percent, to 203 … Continued

JetNet: 2017 a Recovery Year for Pre-owned Bizcraft?

JetNet: 2017 a Recovery Year for Pre-owned Bizcraft? The creeping worldwide recovery has improved prospects for business aicraft sellers, albeit slowly. In its most recent market summary, JetNet analyzed the most recent numbers as “underwhelming,” but expressed hope that 2017 will be the start of a recovery. Last month, the fleet-for-sale percentages were lower than … Continued

Daher Delivers First 2017 TBM 930

by Chad Trautvetter,  AIN International Daher has delivered its first 2017 TBM 930 that incorporates new standard equipment and cabin features, the French aircraft manufacturer announced yesterday. This includes a redesigned cabin with new seat cushions, headrests and armrests, as well as seat fairings covered with Ultraleather synthetic fabric for increased longevity. On the flight … Continued

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