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Business Aviation News


Chinese Firm To Buy Hawker Beechcraft In $1.8B Deal
Source: USA Today

India’s BizAv Sector Faces Challenges
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Debuts At Farnborough Airshow
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology

Commercial Use of Unmanned Aircraft Years Away
Source: Aviation Week

Flying Without Pilots: Britain’s Robot Plane
Source: The Sunday Telegraph

British Test UAV That Can See and Avoid Conflicting Air Traffic
Source: AvWeb

Drone Hacking 101 — Who's Really Flying That UAV?
Source: AvWeb

Terrafugia Completes First Phase Of Production Prototype Testing
Source: AvWeb

Air France Flight 447 Final Report
Source: AvWeb

Boeing Boosts Airliner Forecast
Source: AvWeb

Embraer To Build Jets In China
Source: AvWeb

Cessna Wants To Build Jets In China
Source: AvWeb

75 Years Later, Earhart Search Continues
Source: AvWeb

Branson’s SpaceShipTwo Rocket Test Successful
Source: AvWeb

Hawker Beechcraft Considering ‘All Options,’ Including Asset Sale
Source: Aviation Daily

Bombardier Expands Global Footprint To Casablanca
Source: Aviation Daily

Eclipse Details Plans For VLJ Production Restart
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology

NetJets’ $10 Billion Buy Expands Into Rival’s Turf
Source: Aviation Daily

China To Build 55 Airports In Five Years
Source: CNN International

Beijing Is Set To Oust Atlanta As World’s Busiest Airport
Source: Aero-News Network

World’s Biggest Airport Planned — Daxing Airport In Beijing Planned For 2015
Source: CNN International

Business Jets Fly High As Status Symbols In China
Source: CNN International

Longer TSA Checkpoint Lines Likely
Source: Houston Chronicle

Embraer Bizjet Deliveries Down in 2011
Source: AINonline

Falcone Mulls LightSquared Bankruptcy
Source: CNN Money

First Of NetJets 50 Embraer Phenom 300s Added To FAA Register
Source: Flightglobal

Falcone’s LightSquared Heads Toward Bankruptcy
Source: Forbes

Terrafugia Flying Car Is One Step Closer To First Delivery
Source: Aero-News.Net

International Flying Car Association: Flying Cars Ready For Takeoff
Source: Aero-News.Net

NASA Says Supersonic Business Jets On The Horizon
Source: Aviation Week

Embraer On Track To Fly Legacy 500 In Q3 2012
Source: Flightglobal

Hawker Beechcraft Delays 10-K Filing; Expects $482 Million In Losses
Source: The Wichita Eagle

NetJets Confirms China Joint Venture
Source: Bloomberg/Businessweek

Business Aviation Boom in Asia Stimulates Infrastructure Growth
Source: Flightglobal

Hawker Beechcraft Readies Bankruptcy Filing
Source: Reuters

Gulfstream Plans First Factory-Owned BIzJet Service Center In China
Source: AINonline

Cessna Aircraft Considering China Joint Venture
Source: Reuters

Dassault Prospects Improve Despite Flat Sales
Source: Aviation Week

Teal Group: Business Aviation Market Is Recovering
Source: AINonline

First Flight - 1943: Helen Volpe Flies Again At 100
Source: 13 WHAM TV

Business Aircraft Sales, Prices Continue Upswing
Source: AviationWeek

Low Cost Solar-Electric Powered “StarLight” Could Replace Earth Satellites
Source: Aero-News Network

NetJets Planning China-Based Venture Says Buffett
Source: Flightglobal

Private Jet Journeys Attracts Wealthy Chinese Travelers
Source: China Daily

China, Russia Joint Venture To Produce General Aviation Aircraft
Source: People’s Daily - China

Cessna Anticipates Demand Increasing In Asia-Pacific Region
Source: General Aviation News

Aerospace Future in Asia Is Bright
Source: AvWeb

Cessna Revenue Up $51 Million in Fourth Quarter
Source: AOPA

Air Charter Demand Strengthens, but Pricing Still Flat
Source: AIN Online

NetJets Europe Launches Direct Financing Program
Source: AIN Online

Cessna Aircraft’s New Citation Latitude To Have Longer Range
Source: Air Capital Insider/The Wichita Eagle

Hawker Beechcraft Hires Turnaround Specialist, Steve Miller, As CEO
Source: The Wichita Eagle

Coming to North America: Lufthansa Private Jet
Source: AIN Online

CitationAir Ceases Sales of Fractional Jet Shares
Source: AIN Online

XOJet Claims 30-percent Jump in Flying in 2011
Source: AIN Online

Citation Latitude Busts Out of Cessna Midsize Mold
Source: AIN Online

Cessna Matches Embraer With Latitude Range Increase
Source: AvWebBiz

Flying Cars A Little Closer To Takeoff
Source: MSNBC Overhead Bin

Fifty Years in the Making: Moller International Claims Development of Two New Light-Sport Skycars
Source: Aero-News.Net

GE Charts Course for Robust BizAv Business
Source: AIN Online

Autonomous Experimental Drone Lands on Carrier Sans Pilot
Source: Nashua Telegraph

Flexjet Moves Toward More Independence From Bombardier
Source: Aviation Week

New Airport Security Plans: Less Frisking, More ‘Pre-Screening’
Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Business Jet Sales Recovery Promising
Source: Aviation Week

European-based Victor Biz-Jet Sharing On Growth Trajectory With Sites on U.S. Market
Source: Aviation Week

Lufthansa, NetJets To Expand Private Jet To U.S.
Source: Aviation Week

Rockwell Collins CEO Bullish On BizJet Market, Reports Strong Earnings
Source: Aero-News Network

Royal Bank of Scotland Divests Its Aircraft Leasing Arm
Source: Aero-News Network

Klapmeier’s Kestrel Takes Wisconsin Deal
Source: Aero-News Network

An Airplane In Your Garage?
Source: CNN Opinion


Business Aviation Features


Is the Flying Car Our Moonshot?
Source: AvWeb

Fly-In: The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek
Source: Business Jet Traveler

Completion and Refurbishment Directory 2011
Source: Aviation International News

2011 Executive Aircraft Terminals (FBO) Survey: The Americas
Source: Aviation International News

2011 Executive Aircraft Terminals (FBO) Survey: The Rest of the World
Source: Aviation International News

12 Resolutions The Air Travel Industry Should Make (But Probably Won’t)
Source: Forbes.com

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Used Business Aircraft
Source: National Business Aviation Association

Business Aircraft Financing Increasingly More Available
Source: AvBuyer / World Aircraft Sales

Evaluating Bizjet Performance & Specifications
Source: AvBuyer / World Aircraft Sales

DIY Project: Build Your Own Boeing 737 At Home
Source: Channel 19

Buoyancy-aided Aircraft Takes off and Lands Vertically
Source: AviationWeek

Future of Electric Powered Airliners
Source: Business & Commercial Aviation

Drone Business Takes Off: The Changing Face Of Aerial Reconnaissance
Source: Los Angeles Times

Drive at 55 mph, Cruise at 100 mph: Molt Taylor’s 1954 AEROCAR
Source: Sport Aviation / Courtesy Aircraft


The Case for Business Aviation

Business Aviation and the Boardroom:
What Directors Should Know About Corporate Aircraft

Source: World Aircraft Sales Magazine

Business Aviation Adds Value for S&P Small and Mid Cap Companies
Source: NEXA Advisors, LLC

Business Aviation Adds Value for S&P 500 Companies
Source: NEXA Advisors, LLC

Business Aviation Pays Off
Source: Aviation Week and Space Technology

Racing Legend Chip Ganassi Flies On the Track and High Above It
Source: Professional Pilot Magazine

Business Aviation Provides A Lifeline To Communities Across The Country
Source: National Business Aviation Association / General Aviation Manufacturers Association

Because Time Is Money: Business Aviation Means Efficiency & Productivity
Source: National Business Aviation Association / General Aviation Manufacturers Association


Flight Log – Case Studies

Jackie Chan Takes Delivery Of First Embraer Legacy 650 in China
Source: Business Jet Traveler

Bombardier Brand Ambassador — International piano sensation Lang Lang
Source: Business Jet Traveler

Discovery Channel Founder John Hendricks
Source: Business Jet Traveler

Business Aircraft Keep Viking Range Profits Hot
Source: National Business Aviation Association

The Morgan Group: Managing Luxury Apartments Coast-to-Coast On Your Schedule, Not an Airlines’
Source: Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA)

Fagen Inc. Builds Business With Business Aircraft
Source: National Business Aviation Association

BizJet Key To Marketing Communications Company’s Success
Source: National Business Aviation Association

Business Aviation Helps Luck Stone Mine Opportunities
Source: National Business Aviation Association / General Aviation Manufacturers Association

Union Pacific: This Is The Way To Run A Railroad
Source: National Business Aviation Association / General Aviation Manufacturers Association

Apogee Medical Group
Source: National Business Aviation Association / General Aviation Manufacturers Association

Company Airplane Connects MI Windows and Doors With the World
Source: National Business Aviation Association / General Aviation Manufacturers Association

Best Selling Novelist Credits Success to Business Flying
Source: National Business Aviation Association / General Aviation Manufacturers Association

Jet Travel Puts Fort Wayne Business “Labov” The Competition
Source: National Business Aviation Association / General Aviation Manufacturers Association

Water Valley Land Company
Source: National Business Aviation Association / General Aviation Manufacturers Association


Aircraft Review

Embraer Phenom 300: Comparative Analysis
Source: Av Buyer / World Aircraft Sales

New Business Jet Preview: Embraer’s Legacy 500
Source: Business Jet Traveler

Flight Check: Daher-Socata TBM 850
Source: Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA)

AIRCRAFT COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS — Cessna Citation CJ3
Source: Av Buyer / World Aircraft Sales

Flight Check: Cessna Citation II — Enduring Appeal
Source: Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA)

Flight Check: Embraer Phenom 100
Source: Business & Commercial Aviation

New Business Jet Preview: Citation XLS
Source: Business and Commercial Aviation


Fractional Ownership and Jet Cards

Fractional Jet Ownership - Buy, Borrow or Lease?
Source: Business Jet Traveler

Fractional Jet Ownership — Bail Out or Buy a Share?
Source: Business Jet Traveler


Charter

Managed Aircraft For Charter
Source: Business & Commercial Aviation

Flying Charter? Ask These Six Questions
Source: Business Jet Traveler





Featured Video


Where’s My Fying Car?
It may not be stylish but it sure is maneuverable, and it may be very practical — some day.
Source: AvWeb/You Tube


Video Archives

Click a number below for more video archives:

Molt Taylor’s 1954 Aerocar
Five original AEROCARS still exist today

Source: History Channel


100 Year Old Takes To The Skies Again
Canandaigua woman celebrates 100th birthday by flying

Source: 13 WHAM TV


Dutch PAL-V
Sports Car On The Ground - Rotorcraft In The Air

Source: YouTube



Martin Jetpack:
Latest Tests

As there a Jetpack in your future? James Bond, look out.

Source:YouTube


GPS Revolutionizes Air Navigation
A pilot’s view of how GPS technology and “Required Navigation Performance” reduces canceled flights due to bad weather.

Source: CNN


New Landing Technology for Planes
A Honeywell test pilot uses the EVS/SVS technology to land a plane.

Source: Chicago Tribune


TSA Security Pilot Program
TSA rolls out its security pilot program, putting Boston air travelers to the test.

Source: Boston Herald



Terrefugia Transition
Traffic jam? This car/plane can drive on the freeway or fly over it.

Cirrus, an Unconventional Favorite
The 4-seat, Cirrus singles feature composite construction, big panel displays, a sidestick controller, and built-in parachute.

Source: Aviation Week/Business & Commercial Aviation


Business Jet Travel Rebounds
Private airports see increase in traffic, led by small business

Sikorsky X2 —
World’s Fastest Helicopter

The Sikorsky X2 technology demonstrator unofficially set a new speed record for rotorcraft as it reached 287 miles per hour.

Source: YouTube


Pilatus PC-12
A full-sized business aircraft, but with just one engine, the Pilatus PC-12 has proven so popular, it’s the leading turboprop with nearly 800 delivered and with 200 orders for the new NG.

Source: Aviation Week/Business & Commercial Aviation


Super-Heroes Fly Over New York
What appeared to be human forms recently seen flying over New York city made passes along the Brooklyn bridge, flew past the Statue of Liberty, and some even performed loops — they were also part of a viral marketing campaign. RC people design is a product marketed by rcsuperhero.com.

Source: AvWeb / YouTube


Piper Mirage
Combining the comfort and safety of cabin pressurization with the economy of a piston engine.

Source: AOPA



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Business Aircraft Buyers Guide/Comparison Tool
by Business & Commercial Aviation and ARG/US


Business Aircraft: Detailed Descriptions
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Business Jet / Turboprop / Helicopter Variable Cost Data
by Conklin & de Decker


Business Jets for Sale
Source: Av Buyer / World Aircraft Sales


Business/Private Aircraft Performance Data
Source: Av Buyer / World Aircraft Sales


Charter Quotes
by Jet Advisors*


2011 Preowned Market Report
by Business AIN Online


Business Aircraft Compendium
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Business Aviation Blogs & Commentary


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The Joy of Flight

Lou Seno, Chairman and CEO, JSSI

Small/Med. Business Predominance
Jack Olcott, President, General Aviation Aero Company

Six Sigma for Aviation Safety
Joe Moeggenberg, President and CEO, ARGUS International, Inc.

Measuring Relevant Costs
David Wyndham, Vice President, Conklin & deDecker Associates

Gain The Advantages Of A Business Aircraft Without Owning One
Gil Wolin, Founder Wolin Consulting

Kevin O’Leary
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