Cessna Citation

February 16, 2012 - 3:30pm

Flight Options, the second-largest fractional jet provider in the U.S., said 2011 was one of its best years and expects the momentum to continue to build this year. In fact, the Cleveland-based company reported a healthy jump in new fractional owners last year versus 2010.

“One of the statistics from 2011 of which we are most proud is that more than one-third of all new owners came from referrals–a strong and appreciated endorsement from our current owners,” noted Flight Options CEO Michael Silvestro.

February 9, 2012 - 2:25pm

The comment period for a proposed FAA Airworthiness Directive regarding tailcone icing issues on the Cessna Citation 560XL Excel closes on Monday. The agency is issuing the AD in response to several recent incidents involving tailcone icing on the twinjet that have resulted in rudder binding.

December 7, 2011 - 4:37pm

Ruag Aviation has announced it has obtained the EASA certification for maintenance on the Cessna Citation CJ4. As an authorized Cessna Service Center, Ruag’s Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany site has received Part 145 authorization for base and line maintenance on the CJ4.

December 6, 2011 - 4:20pm

The latest forward-looking demand index from online charter portal Avinode stood at 206.86 for December 1–up almost 90 points on the November 1 index and nearly 40 points up from 12 months ago (see Demand Index chart). Avinode’s price index for the next 30 days confirms this expected trend, albeit at a more moderate level.

October 20, 2011 - 3:40pm

Sierra Industries of Uvalde, Texas, received STC’d approval for installation of Garmin G1000 avionics in Cessna Citation 501s. Developed in cooperation with Garmin, the STC allows installation of the three-screen digital flight deck suite in all 501s.

October 14, 2011 - 3:27pm

Flight-training company Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) has agreed to buy up to 30 Piper Seminoles in a transaction that could be worth as much as $18 million.

October 11, 2011 - 3:38pm

Heads Up Technologies of Carrollton, Texas, unveiled Lumin, a new cabin management system (CMS) that combines both innovative technology and highly flexible design, at NBAA 2011, held October 10-12 in Las Vegas, Nev.

October 11, 2011 - 1:20am
Cessna_Witchita OEM expects delivery boost

Like most other manufacturers in the aviation industry, the business of building, selling and supporting business aircraft continues to be a financially mixed bag for Cessna Aircraft, with some things better, some things worse and some things more or less stagnant.

October 11, 2011 - 12:20am
Embraer Phenom 100

Nearly three years ago exactly, in October 2008, I was sitting in the back of a Citation CJ1+ headed to the NBAA convention in Orlando, Fla. Lehman Brothers had collapsed two weeks earlier and there was a sentiment of caution and confusion surrounding the financial markets. NBAA 2008 ran from October 4 to 10.

October 10, 2011 - 10:20am

For pilots who need a Citation type rating, Carlsbad, Calif.-based Loft offers an alternative to the big three simulator training companies (FlightSafety International, SimCom and SimuFlite).

 
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