Gulfstream G650 Nears Speed of Sound
Gulfstream's future flagship business jet - new G650 has exceeded .99 Mach during its certification flight testing, the company said today. One of four G650 aircraft, taking part in trials now (the fifth is reported to join soon) has reached the speed so close to speed of sound. That fact once again confirms the Gulfstream's approach the goal of building the world's fastest civilian aircraft. A formal press release expected to be issued soon.
Boeing reports a delay its first Dreamliner
Due to delay in getting a Rolls-Royce engine for the new largest commercial plane needed for the final phases of a flight test this fall, the Boeing Co. reported Friday that it would push the expected delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner to the middle of the first quarter of 2011.
The Chicago-based airliner maker blamed the delay on not being able to get a Rolls-Royce engine.
First Time A Real HondaJet Powered On
In late July Honda Aircraft reported that power was switched on for the first time in its first conforming flight-test HondaJet light jet, while the fuselage and wing assemblies were prepared for the aircraft's first static test.
Spectrum Aeronautical Slows Its Jet Programs
Due to serious resource constraints Spectrum Aeronautical has slowed development of the lightweight high-performance S.40 Freedom business aircraft and smaller S.33 Independence corporate jet. Presently Spectrum is developing S.40 prototype plane at sister firm Rocky Mountain Composites in Spanish Fork, Utah.
Cessna Resumes Production of Sovereign, Rehiring 180
Last week, Cessna has announced the resumption of production of its Sovereign twinjet. The company also announced it had hired back 60 workers, with 120 more to be reinstated in the coming weeks. Here such new plans of sales of planes of company Cessna. Even with the announcement, Cessna now plans to build even fewer jets in 2010 than the 275 it delivered last year. That compares with the 535 it planned to deliver in 2009.
EMBRAER'S LEGACY 450 AND LEGACY 500 PROGRAMS MOVE FORWARD
Embraer's midlight Legacy 450 and midsize Legacy 500 executive jet development programs continue moving full ahead. The concepts were presented at the 2007 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Meeting and Convention, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. The Company maintains its unflagging commitment to developing these aircraft.
Nigeria Beats South Africa, No. 1 For Business Aircraft In Africa
Nigeria has Africa’s largest fleet of business aircraft, according to Tarek Ragheb, founder and chairman of the African Business Aviation Association.
More new and pre-owned business aircraft were delivered to Nigeria than to South Africa in 2014, an African Bus