Twinjet

May 7, 2008 - 7:09am

Nimbus Group, the Fort Lauderdale, Fla. company that recently failed to obtain sufficient financing to complete its proposed purchase of 1,000 Eclipse 500 entry-level twinjets, and Miami-based Holding company Horizons Aviation have terminated their August letter of intent in which Horizons would own a controlling share of Nimbus.

May 6, 2008 - 9:01am

The board of directors of startup Swiss company Aviace confirmed on September 24 that Wilfried Koeck is its new CEO. Koeck was the founder and president of leasing and financing company Airfleet Credit. He replaced Hilmar Hilmarsson, who left the company. In May, Zurich-based Aviace announced a firm order for 112 Eclipse 500 twinjets and unveiled plans to establish a network of “jet clubs” in Europe.

May 5, 2008 - 6:06am

The in-development 1,000-lb-thrust turbofan from startup Agilis Engines apparently isn’t a shoo-in for the Safire S-26 personal twinjet, as previously indicated. AIN has learned that powerplants from Pratt & Whitney Canada and Williams International were also evaluated for the new twinjet during a design review conducted in June.

May 2, 2008 - 7:40am

A new Pentagon order for V-22 Osprey tiltrotors could boost prospects for more rapid development of the BA609 civil tiltrotor. The U.S. Department of Defense signed a $10.4 billion contract for 167 more Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey military tiltrotors over the next five years, despite continuing engine problems on the machine. The Marine Corps will receive 141 MV-22s and the Air Force 26 CV-22s for its Special Operations Command.

March 25, 2008 - 6:24am

Carlsbad, Calif.-based start-up aircraft manufacturer Spectrum Aeronautical has received a “significant fleet order” for its all-composite S-33 Independence light twinjet and S-40 Freedom midsize twinjet from Jetpool of Charlotte, N.C.

January 24, 2008 - 10:36am

Piaggio Avanti fractional provider Avantair has been steadily building its operation and is taking delivery of the twin turboprops as fast as Piaggio can make them. Next year it will expand its fleet in a different direction with the addition of entry-level Phenom 100 twinjets. We sat down with Avantair founder and CEO Steve Santo for an update on the company and to find out what his plans are for the new fleet type.

January 17, 2008 - 5:40am

Nimbus Group, the Fort Lauderdale, Fla. firm that had until recently maintained its intention of buying very light jets to establish a nationwide air-taxi service, named Dr. Michael Wellikoff chairman and interim CEO. Wellikoff, a dentist, replaced Ilia Lekach, under whom the company last year failed to obtain financing to complete a highly promoted purchase of 1,000 Eclipse 500 very light twinjets.

January 17, 2008 - 5:40am

Nimbus Group, the Fort Lauderdale, Fla. firm that had until recently maintained its intention of buying very light jets to establish a nationwide air-taxi service, named Dr. Michael Wellikoff chairman and interim CEO. Wellikoff, a dentist, replaced Ilia Lekach, under whom the company last year failed to obtain financing to complete a highly promoted purchase of 1,000 Eclipse 500 very light twinjets.

January 11, 2008 - 6:04am

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer is “seriously” revisiting the idea of offering a corporate version of its 70-passenger regional twinjet, the 170. Embraer described an aircraft with a max range of about 5,000 nm, filling a niche between the Global Express and Gulfstream lines and the Airbus Corporate Jetliner and Boeing Business Jet. A spokesman at the company’s U.S.

December 18, 2007 - 6:25am

Boeing Commercial Airplane’s Long Beach, Calif. site vice president and general manager, Pat McKenna, told ERA attendees that two prospective customers could sign deals for 10 to 15 Boeing 717s, and another pair of airlines could commit to “two or three” each before the end of the year.

 
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