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Types of Private Airplanes

If you are planning to purchase or charter a private jet, it is important that you know which kind of plane is most suitable for you. Private airplanes are basically divided into five categories, based on size, range, and amenities, and these categories are: Light Jets Light jets are the smallest kind of private jets, […]

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Bombardier Deal with VistaJet Makes Aviation History

Order worth as much as $7.8 billion Thomas Flohr may deserve the hefty discounts he undoubtedly got from Bombardier Inc. for placing the biggest order in business aviation history, a firm 56-plane order worth $3.1 billion at list prices — before discounts. With options, the deal could reach $7.8 billion for 142 Global aircraft. Flohr […]

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Trade-A-Plane: Legendary and Rare Airplanes You Wish You Could Fly

Trade-a-plane.com Legendary and Rare Airplanes You Wish You Could Fly Since the moment man took flight, there have been a number of airplane models to come and go, however, there’s only a select few that have made a lasting mark on aviation. Below is a look at a few legendary airplanes that have graced the […]

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Canada's National Research Council and the Canadian Space Agency have used the Falcon 20 jet, with modified hydraulic and aircraft fuel systems, for performing parabolic flight maneuvers in microgravity experiments.
(Source: Canadian Space Agency)

First Civil Jet Flies on 100 Percent Non-Food Biofuel

The first civil jet to fly on 100 percent biofuel that meets petroleum jet fuel specifications took to the skies Oct. 29 in Ottawa, Ontario. Other commercial jets, such as Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, have flown using biofuel blended with petroleum-based jet fuel. But this flight, engineered by the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada, is […]

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Pratt & Whitney Canada and Viking Air Limited Sign 10-year Agreement; Two Aviation Icons Continue to Make History

NBAA - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and Viking Air Limited today announced they have entered into a 10-year General Terms Agreement to supply PT6 engines, including the PT6A-34 for the Twin Otter aircraft. The announcement was made during the National Business Aviation Association's 65th annual meeting and convention in Orlando, Florida. P&WC is a […]

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Bombardier Expects Learjet 75 to ‘Make a Splash’ at NBAA Show

Bombardier Aerospace will highlight its Wichita-built Learjet 75 aircraft at this year’s National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention in Orlando, Fla. It’s bringing a Learjet 75 mock-up and test aircraft to the show as part of its lineup of products, the company said. The aircraft is a significant upgrade to its Learjet 45. “We know this jet will […]

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Bombardier's exclusive fractional launch customer, Flexjet, showcases new aircraft model at 11 private events in a coast-to-coast U.S. tour -- Guests to interact with an aircraft that is set to revolutionize the industry and enjoy experiences provided by select luxury partners

Flexjet and Bombardier Launch Nationwide Learjet 85 Aircraft Mock-Up Tour

Flexjet, the first fractional jet ownership company to offer shares on the all-new Learjet 85 aircraft, and business aircraft manufacturer Bombardier are launching an 11-city U.S. tour offering the opportunity to experience firsthand the aircraft that is poised to revolutionize the industry. Event partners Rolls-Royce, Chocolatier Emanuel Andren, Full Swing Golf and the Napa Valley […]

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A mechanic works on a Bombardier aircraft in Montreal on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Bombardier's new CSeries aircraft is on schedule to make its maiden flight by year-end, the Quebec-based plane and train maker said Tuesday.

Life-size Wooden Model of CSeries Jet Helps Bombardier Workers Troubleshoot

Bombardier's new CSeries may be a sophisticated new plane, but the manufacturer has built a wooden life-size model to help identify bugs that could lead to costly delays. For four months, Bombardier has been using the model to give workers a hands-on feel to identify any problems. "It's basically a confirmation process," Francois Minville, vice-president […]

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Eclipse 550 Twin-Engine Jet Production Begins

Eclipse Aerospace Inc., manufacturer of very light jets (VLJs), has begun initial production of its new model Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet. Eclipse Dealers from more than 30 countries attended and signed agreements for the purchase of new Eclipse 550Jets slated for delivery in 2014 and early 2015. Eclipse is now armed with an established supply […]

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Company Offers Fractional Ownership of Private Jets

A new company - Aurora Jet Partners - is promising all the benefits of jet ownership, but at a fraction of the cost. The new jet sales, management and charter company was created by a partnership between Ledcor's Opus Aviation of Vancouver and Morning-star Partners of Edmonton. Ledcor is investing in Morningstar Partners to create […]

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Avionics Giants Pursue Synthetic Vision for Credit

Having gained a foothold in the flightdecks of high-end business jets, synthetic-vision displays are moving down-range to light jets and turboprops, and preparing to step across to the military arena. Eventually the commercial airline market will follow. Meanwhile, the ability to generate flight displays from onboard databases is acting as a springboard for new cockpit […]

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Fourth FAA-Conforming HondaJet Achieves Its First Flight

Honda Aircraft Company today announced that its fourth conforming HondaJet aircraft, referred to as “F3,” successfully completed its first flight last week on May 4, 2012. This first flight milestone was a key highlight amongst many, in an overall program update the company reported in a briefing at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exposition […]

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Cessna Announces Long-Range Citation Business Jet

Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. company, today introduced its newest and longest-range business jet, the Citation Longitude at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE). This launch follows on the heels of Cessna's announcement, just over six months ago, of the new Citation M2 and Citation Latitude. Boasting a 4,000-nautical-mile range and a […]

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The F-8 Crusader war plane has been moved to a hangar to undergo a second restoration by the Pacific Coast Air Museum.

Playground Fighter Jet now in Pacific Air Museum

The Pacific Coast Air Museum had just two aircraft on display when the Navy called in early 1993. An old war plane needed to be moved, and the military wanted the fledgling Santa Rosa museum to pick it up. "I remember saying to somebody, 'I hope it's not that old airplane on 19th Avenue,' " […]

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Bombardier Learjet Breaks Ground on Wichita Expansion

Bombardier Learjet Aircraft marked the expansion of its Wichita facilities with a groundbreaking ceremony Monday under overcast skies. City, county and state officials, employees and others turned out for the event, near Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. The $52.7 million project will help the site make room for Bombardier’s newest business jet, the Learjet 85, and is […]

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