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April 12, 2015
Compared with the Cessna Citation Mustang, the Phenom 100 cruises 50 knots faster and weighs 1,000 pounds more (at maximum takeoff weight)
It's no wonder that Embraer has delivered more than 300 of its Phenom 100 entry-level jets since 2009. Fast and spacious for its class–with a top speed of 390 knots and now room for up to eight occupants–the aircraft resonates with smaller companies charter companies and individual owners.
March 3, 2015
The VIP version will seat eight to 12 and incorporate all the entertainment, information and high-speed-connectivity equipment that you can find on the latest private jets. (Photo: Mariano Rosales)
The 525 Relentless is Bell Helicopter's most ambitious project in years and its largest civil helicopter ever.
January 12, 2015
The BBJ Max 9 will offer a 6,255-nautical-mile range, a 16.2 percent jump from the BBJ3.
Upgrades to popular BBJs deliver more range, better performance.
September 23, 2014
Have to land on 1,200 feet of gravel, an undulating field or a sloped hillside or corkscrew down into a small glacial lake? This is the airplane you need.
“Other airplanes in this category are like panel trucks. We like to think of ours as a Land Rover,” says Lynn Thomas, vice president of Quest Aircraft.
May 15, 2014
Cessna Sovereign+
The emperor has new clothes. Cessna’s latest incarnation of its midsize Sovereign fits advanced technology and improved interior design into a fuselage tube cross section introduced by the Citation III back in 1979.
March 18, 2014
Bombardier Challenger 350
Though its predecessor has been a formidable competitor in the super-midsize market, this new model offers even more.
February 17, 2014
Agusta AW169
For decades, the Sikorsky S-76 has been the gold standard in corporate helicopters. With more than 800 sold since its introduction in 1979, the model combines futuristic styling with a large cabin, speed and solid all-weather capabilities.
November 21, 2013
At first blush, Cessna's M2 looked like a refreshed CJ1+, only with subtle winglets.
It may look like the CJ1, but there's a lot here that's new.
October 4, 2013
Executive aircraft like the SBJ are positioned between larger models from Boeing and Airbus and smaller, faster ones from Gulfstream and Bombardier.
Launched with much fanfare two years ago, this executive version of a Russian regional airliner may have a hard time gaining market acceptance.
August 5, 2013
You can get up to 43,000 feet just 22 minutes after takeoff thanks to the aircraft’s pair of quiet, state-of-the-art Honeywell HTF7500E engines (6,540 pounds of thrust each).
The Brazilian airframer promised a “game changer,” and it is delivering.

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