Flying

November 30, 2011
Air Force One
The U. S. Block Aircraft Registration Request (Barr) program has been reinstated, at least through Sept. 30, 2012. On November 18, President Obama signed an appropriations bill containing language that reverses Barr’s August dismantling. Now, National Business Aviation Association officials are in discussions with the FAA regarding the logistics involved in resurrecting the program. The NBAA said it expects to receive more guidance from the FAA shortly “but at this point it is clear that anyone currently blocking their movements as part of the FAA’s Certified Security Program will not have a gap in their ‘blocked’ status.”
November 30, 2011
Art deco at its finest embodies a modern elegance and glamour
Let's face it: Some business jet interiors are about as exciting as a bowl of cold oatmeal. But in recent years, the situation has been changing, thanks partly to entre into the field of independent cabin designers who had previously occupied themselves with homes and yachts.
November 29, 2011
Cessna Citation Excel
The idea for the Cessna Citation Excel was not new: Combine light jet economics and runway performance with a comfortable, stand-up cabin. For the Excel, Cessna stuck to its time-tested potion of evolutionary development based on simple and robust systems. In other words, it went to the parts bin.
November 18, 2011
Gulfstream G650 Wins FAA Provisional Certification
The world’s fastest business jet–the wide-cabin Gulfstream G650–received provisional type certification from the FAA, Savannah, Ga.-based Gulfstream Aerospace announced today.
November 17, 2011
HyperMach Aerospace’s planned 20-seat supersonic business jet
HyperMach Aerospace has announced that its 20-seat supersonic business jet, SonicStar, will be able to fly at Mach 4.0. This is faster than the originally announced top speed of Mach 3.6. At Mach 4, the SonicStar would be able to travel from New York to Dubai in just 2 hours 20 minutes.
November 9, 2011
NetJets has ended its franchise agreement for fractional-jet-share services with National Air Services (NAS) of Saudi Arabia, which has been known as NetJets Middle East.
November 9, 2011
Senate seal
The Senate has passed a bill that would reinstate the Block Aircraft Registration Request (Barr) program, which allowed aircraft owners to block public access to tail numbers.
October 1, 2011
No pain, no plane. The saga of Boeing's new widebody, mainly composite 787 Dreamliner reads like the Bible's Book of Job or Murphy's Law in hyperdrive.
October 1, 2011
Try conducting a conversation without headsets and you’ll end up passing note
High-performance piston aircraft don't like operating much above 18,000 feet and to get them to do so you have to outfit them with temperamental accessories such as superchargers, turbochargers and intercoolers that are prone to break, shorten an engine's useful life or both.
October 1, 2011
Each of the major companies in the fractional-share business claims to be number one at something, the point being that it is the smartest choice for you. We investigated some of these claims–all of which we found on the providers' Web sites–to see how well they stand up to scrutiny.

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