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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

DASSAULT FALCON 7X

  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

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

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