Category: Business Aviation

Dassault unveils new long-range ‘flying penthouse’ Falcon 10X
Business Aviation

French planemaker Dassault Aviation has just launched its new long-range Falcon 10X private jet, what the company calls a “flying penthouse”, adding an even more luxurious product to the top of the luxury jet market. Due to enter service by late 2025, the Falcon 10X has a range of 7,500 nautical miles, allowing passengers to […]

600th Cessna Citation CJ3 jet delivered
Business Aviation

Textron Aviation has celebrated the delivery of the 600th Cessna Citation CJ3 family jet, to an unnamed customer in North America. Jet manufacturer Textron stated its single-pilot nine-seater CJ3+ jet is its best-selling light jet, in light of its superior avionics and operating costs, as well as its best-in-class fuel efficiency. Lannie O’Bannion, Textron senior […]

Airbus sees narrow-body jets leading air traffic recovery
Airlines

Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury said on Tuesday that he expects demand for medium-haul air travel to recover to pre-pandemic levels in 2023, far faster than long-haul travel. The CEO said that some of the industry’s trusted narrow-bodied workhorses, including the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families of aircraft, will lead the industry’s recovery, and […]

Opinion: Small right-sized narrow-bodies will be at the forefront of aviation recovery
Business Aviation

Singapore-based Victor Vieira dos Santos shares his insight into the ongoing global recovery of the aviation industry, and the significant place of smaller narrow-bodied aircraft. As we head into the second quarter of 2021, we continue to see airlines in Asia-Pacific grapple with the continued impact the pandemic has had on travel demand. While the […]

AerCap’s acquisition of GE’s leasing body is cause for concern: IATA
Airlines

Irish aircraft lessor AerCap’s acquisition of rival GECAS could reduce competition in the market and make aircraft leasing more expensive, the IATA has warned. Alexandre de Juniac, director general of the International Air Transport Association, has shared his concerns over the recently announced US$30 billion acquisition of engine maker General Electric’s aircraft leasing unit GECAS […]

Dassault Falcon 6X officially takes first flight
Business Aviation

Dassault Aviation has confirmed the completion of the first test flight on its new Falcon 6X business jet, marking the official beginning of the jet’s certification process. The 6X, serial number 01, took off from the company’s Mérignac plant near Bordeaux at 2:45pm on Wednesday, as the pilots testing the aircraft’s handling qualities, engine response […]

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