Cessna Citation X

November 29, 2006 - 9:56am

Piaggio markets the P180 Avanti as offering close to jet speed and a generously proportioned cabin that can seat up to nine passengers (but more typically is configured for six or seven). Innovative aerodynamics give the aircraft its cutting edge, featuring laminar flow optimized throughout the low-drag fuselage.

November 21, 2006 - 10:57am

Some 10,383 business jets will be built over the next 10 years, including 2,310 very light jets, 100 business jetliners and 196 business jet versions of regional jets, according to the 16th annual Business Jet Overview from the Teal Group.

November 8, 2006 - 6:49am

Continued vigorous growth in business jet deliveries, particularly among midsize and large jets, will generate $70 billion worth of revenue for the engine industry over the next 20 years, according to a new market forecast released by Rolls-Royce here at the show.

November 7, 2006 - 4:58am

Enormous banners that hung from the façade of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando last month proclaimed the NBAA Convention offered “A year’s worth of business in just three days.” It certainly felt that way.

The record-setting event held from October 17 to 19 was a showcase for airplane introductions, product rollouts and announcements of stratospheric order tallies.

November 6, 2006 - 11:12am

Rolls-Royce is reporting growth of its CorporateCare power-by-the-hour engine maintenance program, saying that it has signed more than 120 contracts this year, already surpassing a record of 103 contracts for all of last year. The engine maker now has more than 520 aircraft enrolled in CorporateCare or other flight-hour agreements, the contracts for which are valued at more than $1 billion.

November 6, 2006 - 6:29am
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Enormous banners that hung from the façade of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando last month proclaimed the NBAA Convention offered “A year’s worth of business in just three days.” It certainly felt that way.

November 3, 2006 - 4:18am

According to published reports supported by on-site witnesses, the Venezuelan National Guard is still holding in custody a Portuguese-registered Citation X seized last October. The anti-drug command reported it found about 880 pounds of cocaine on board the business jet, which reportedly had flown from Mexico and stopped in Caracas for fuel before a planned transatlantic flight to South Africa.

October 25, 2006 - 7:23am

The upgrade parade that has been a hallmark of recent NBAA Conventions continued to march along pretty much unabated at last month’s show in Orlando, Fla., where no fewer than seven new models made triumphant debut appearances, but only one entirely new airplane bowed in–and it was a very light jet (VLJ) from a start-up company few people had ever heard of before the show.

October 23, 2006 - 10:19am

More than eight months after the start of reduced vertical separation minimums (RVSM) in North America, about 70 percent of U.S.-registered business aircraft are approved for RVSM operations, and only four models have achieved 100-percent fleet compliance, according to data provided by technical consulting firm CSSI.

October 4, 2006 - 9:12am

For the third consecutive year in AIN’s Product Support Survey, readers gave Gulfstream top marks for both its newer business jets (less than 10 years old) and older business jets (10 years or older), when ratings for the Westwind series are excluded.

 
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