“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.
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September 23, 2014
May 15, 2014
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
Though its predecessor has been a formidable competitor in the super-midsize market, this new model offers even more.
February 17, 2014
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
It may look like the CJ1, but there's a lot here that's new.
October 4, 2013
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
The Brazilian airframer promised a “game changer,” and it is delivering.
June 26, 2013
As soon as its first owner departs from the manufacturer’s delivery center, a new airplane technically becomes used (or preowned). For various reasons, however, 10 years after an aircraft’s final production date is generally considered the milestone separating “newer” used business aircraft from “older” ones.
June 26, 2013
Some new or dramatically upgraded business jets have recently been certified, and manufacturers anticipate FAA approval for 19 more models over the next several years. Assuming the global economy improves, demand for them should be strong. Here’s a look at the latest bizjet crop.
May 13, 2013
The latest generation of “little Lears” represents a big departure from what Bill Lear envisioned when he started his iconic company 50 years ago. The original Learjet 23 forced passengers to trade comfort for speed in a cramped cabin with few amenities and limited range. My, how times have changed.
“You’re absolutely right—and you can’t stand up in your [expletive] Rolls-Royce, either.”
-William Lear, in the early '60s, replying to a man who complained that he couldn't stand up in the original Lear Jet
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