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GULFSTREAM G650ER

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

Bizav Flight Activity in Europe Continues Ascent

by Chad Trautvetter  – October 17, 2017, AIN International Business aircraft departures in Europe climbed 2.9 percent year-over-year, to 79,280, last month, according to data from WingX Advance. Year-to-date, flight activity in the region is up 3.6 percent from a year ago. All of the leading markets saw gains; Germany, the UK and Italy logged “modest” increases … Continued

Business Flying Continues Growth in September

by Mark Huber– October 9, 2017, AIN International Business aircraft flight activity in North America continued on its trend of healthy increases last month, according to the latest TraqPak data from Argus International. Compared with the year-ago period, activity increased 5.2 percent, the second straight month of at least 5 percent growth. This month, the company … 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

Bizav Boosts Bottom Line, Nexa Reports

AIN International Use of business aviation is a hallmark of well-managed, admired and profitable American enterprises, and these firms outperform those that don’t use business aircraft, a new study of S&P 500 companies by Nexa Advisors finds. The study, “Business Aviation and Top Performing Companies, 2017,” covers the years 2012 to 2016 inclusive and builds … Continued

Five Years On, G650 Still ‘Top of Market’ Bizjet

More than 250 Gulfstream G650/650ERs have been delivered globally since the the G650 achieved FAA type certification five years ago, the Savannah, Georgia-based company said yesterday. When the ultra-long-range, wide-cabin business jet was launched in March 2008, it had one of business aviation’s most successful product launches, with more than 200 firm orders following the … 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

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