Category Archives: OEM

Your Best Buy May Be a New Aircraft

As residual aircraft values continue to drop, those with a history of buying new aircraft are looking to the resale markets to update their aircraft. While this is not an unwise decision, you might be better served to buy a late model aircraft directly from the OEM. Guardian Jet’s Don Dwyer explains why. Continue reading

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Gulfstream G650 Receives Type Certificate

Gulfstream’s new ultra-long-range, ultra-large-cabin business jet was officially certified today. The certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is one of the final hurdles that need to be cleared before the delivery of the first fully outfitted G650 to … Continue reading

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Gulfstream G280 Receives Full FAA Certification

Gulfstream’s new super-midsize business jet was officially certified today.  The Gulfstream G280 (formally known as the G250) was formally introduced four years ago as the successor to the G200.  The certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the … Continue reading

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Gulfstream G650 Closing In On Certification

Gulfstream announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilots have completed all the scheduled flying required for the certification program for Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650. The G650 received a provisional type certificate from the FAA on Nov. … Continue reading

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New Bombardier Learjet Aircraft On Track

Bombardier announced that the three new Learjet business aircraft, the Lear 70, Lear 75 and the Lear 85, are all on track to enter service in 2013. The Learjet 85 is targeting the next milestone which is its first flight … Continue reading

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China’s Superior Aviation To Buy Hawker Beechcraft | Aviation International News

AINalerts is reporting that Superior Aviation of Beijing, China, has agreed to acquire financially troubled Hawker Beechcraft for $1.79 billion. Under the terms of the “strategic combination,” Superior Aviation also agrees to make payments over the next six weeks of … Continue reading

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Dassault Falcon 7X Reaches Milestone – 200th Aircraft Rolls Off The Line

Dassault announced that it’s flagship product, the Falcon 7X is celebrating another milestone with the 200th aircraft rolling off the line and into completion this week.  While most 7X aircraft are completed in Little Rock, Arkansas, this aircraft will be … Continue reading

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Hawker Beechcraft Files Chapter 11

Some may say that this comes as no surprise but the Wichita-based aircraft manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this afternoon after reaching an agreement with senior lenders and bond holders. The move will not affect that … Continue reading

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