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Business jet deliveries up 3.8% in 2018

Business jet deliveries up 3.8% in 2018

The first deliveries of a new aircraft type and the ramp-up of deliveries of a personal jet helped the industry increase its deliveries by 3.8% in 2018. Overall the industry delivered a total of 703 aircraft in 2018, up 26

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Business jet deliveries flat in first half

Business jet deliveries flat in first half

Deliveries of business jets were flat in the first half of the year, according to the latest figures from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Overall the GAMA data shows that a total of 296 business jets were delivered in

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BizAv history X

BizAv history X

Cessna’s decision to end production of the Cessna Citation X+ might not have come as much of a surprise, but to many people, the aircraft is a piece of history. Up until the original Citation X, none of Cessna’s business

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Beechcraft King Air 250: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Beechcraft King Air 250: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Pros A rugged aircraft capable of flying into the smallest and most-remote airfields, with a relatively comfortable cabin. Cons Relatively more expensive to own and operate in compared to other turboprops. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Flying The King Air 250 has a maximum

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Beechcraft King Air C90GTx: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Beechcraft King Air C90GTx: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Pros A rugged, reliable turboprop that offers a low-cost entry into a business aviation aircraft. Cons Slower and smaller than other turboprops that are also able to land on unimproved airstrips. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Flying A maximum range of 1,260nm allows passengers

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Cessna Citation X+: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Cessna Citation X+: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Pros If you want to have the fastest private jet in the sky; the X+ is the aircraft for you. Cons The cabin is smaller than competitor aircraft, and hourly operating costs are relatively high. In 2012, Cessna upgraded the

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Cessna Citation CJ4: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Cessna Citation CJ4: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Pros Like all Cessnas, the CJ4 is a workhorse aircraft. It will reliably carry up to ten passengers on shorter flights – exactly what is expected of a light jet. Cons It is not the most exciting aircraft in the

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Textron Aviation SkyCourier Q&A: Brad Thress

Textron Aviation SkyCourier Q&A: Brad Thress

Textron Aviation revealed a new utility turboprop offering last week, the Cessna SkyCourier 408. The aircraft was developed with FedEx Express, which has signed a solid order for 50 of the aircraft, with the option to extend to 100. As

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Cessna delivers 5,000th Citation

Cessna delivers 5,000th Citation

Cessna Aircraft Company recently delivered the 5,000th Citation business jet, a Citation M2, to Helitrip Charter, who leased the aircraft to UK-based charter operator Catreus. The aircraft was handed over during a special ceremony at at the Textron Aviation headquarters

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Flat earth

Flat earth

Gulfstream, Bombardier, Embraer and Textron have all reported this week and the overriding message is that it was a flat first quarter compared to the first three months of 2015. Gulfstream booked orders worth $1.3 billion giving it a book-to-build

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