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Dassault Aviation’s all-new Falcon 5X has made its first flight. The aircraft took off today, Wednesday 5 July, from Dassault’s Bordeaux-Mérignac final assembly facility with test pilots Philippe Deleume and Philippe Rebourg at the controls. The two-hour flight was performed with a preliminary version of the Safran Silvercrest engines, because...
Diamond Aircraft has launched a DA62 version of its special/multi mission MPP aircraft. It's a development of its existing DA42 MPP which has sold more than 100 aircraft to commercial operators and government agencies. Markus Fischer, Sales Director Special Mission Aircraft, Diamond Aircraft Austria, said, “After having delivered over 100...
VIDEO Honda Aircraft Company has received multiple orders for the HondaJet from a new hybrid fractional ownership programme called FlyHonda, based in the Isle of Man. FlyHonda joins two other HondaJet operators in Europe. European Aero Training Institute Strasbourg (EATIS), a flight academy located in Strasbourg, France, will launch a...
Remember the mid-2000s euphoria and hype about the Very Light Jet, the VLJ? It was started by Eclipse with its mass production plan for the EA500 with Cessna quickly moving to develop and launch the Mustang. Now, 12 years after the Mustang started its production run, and with 470 aircraft...
Dassault’s flagship private jet, the Falcon 8X ultra-long range three-engine jet, has received approval to operate at London City Airport (LCY), one of the world’s most challenging airfields. The Falcon 8X has the longest range of any Falcon, 6,450nm, and can fly from Los Angeles or Hong Kong to London...
Two of Cessna's latest Citation business jets have achieved FAA and EASA certification for steep approaches. They are the Sovereign+ and Latitude mid-size jets. This means the two aircraft can track approach angles of up to 6.65 degrees. The Sovereign+ and Latitude can now operate into key European destinations such...
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released the 2016 year-end aircraft shipment and billings numbers at its “Annual Industry Review” press conference today. GAMA Chairman Simon Caldecott, President and CEO of Piper Aircraft, announced that airplane shipments globally fell 3.9%, from 2,331 units in 2015 to 2,241 units in 2016...
Cirrus Aircraft has launched the 2017 Generation 6 (G6) range of its SR piston aircraft. For the first time, there is a four-cylinder Lycoming engine in the entry-level SR20 model, replacing the previous six-cylinder Continental. Flight schools and other fleets are expected to welcome the new model/ Key improvements in...
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the Gulfstream G600 has completed its first flight, officially kicking off the aircraft’s flight-test program. Two additional G600 test aircraft have been inducted into the flight-test centre in anticipation of their flights early next year. “Launching the G600’s flight-test program is a milestone for us...
Pilatus PC-12s are bucking the trend amongst business aircraft towards sliding residual values with some ten-year-old aircraft holding onto 80% of their original value. Figures released in the latest edition of the Aircraft Blue Book, which lists residual values, show that PC-12s stop depreciating after three years and then flat-line...
Bombardier's ultra-large, ultra-long-range Global 7000 made a successful maiden today. It is the start of flight testing for the newest member of Bombardier's flagship Global aircraft family, scheduled to enter into service in the second half of 2018. The Global 7000 flight test vehicle took off from Bombardier's facility in...
Dassault's Falcon 900 is its oldest current production aircraft with more than 500 aircraft delivered since the three-engined jet had its first flight back in 1984. It was a development of the Falcon 50, itself derived from the original Falcon 20, and a popular choice for business aviation operators. But...