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Business jet demand so far withstanding winter virus waves
Business jet demand so far withstanding winter virus waves

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

Beechcraft Denali enters flight test phase with landmark first flight
Beechcraft Denali enters flight test phase with landmark first flight

Textron Aviation announced its new single-engine turboprop, the Beechcraft Denali, took to the skies for the first time. The milestone first flight is a major step for the clean-sheet design aircraft and begins the important flight test program that substantiates the segment-leading performance expected of the Denali.

GAMA Publishes Third Quarter 2021 Aircraft Shipments and Billings Report
GAMA Publishes Third Quarter 2021 Aircraft Shipments and Billings Report

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released its report of general aviation aircraft shipments and billings through the third quarter of 2021.

Business aviation capacity crunch as Thanksgiving week approaches
Business aviation capacity crunch as Thanksgiving week approaches

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

Number of Europe-registered private jets increases to 2,444
Number of Europe-registered private jets increases to 2,444

Analysis from Colibri Aircraft, the private jet broker which specialises in the marketing, resale and purchase of pre-owned private aircraft, reveals there are around 2,444 pre-owned private jets registered in Western Europe. There were 2,414 in 2020 and 2,344 in 2019.

FIVE purchases the first Airbus ACJ TwoTwenty from Comlux
FIVE purchases the first Airbus ACJ TwoTwenty from Comlux

FIVE, the Dubai-based Group with verticals in Real Estate, Hospitality, Investments and Philanthropy is pleased to share the news of the successful purchase of the first ACJ TwoTwenty from the Comlux Group in Switzerland.

EXPLORER design study opens up new themed worlds for VIP cabins
EXPLORER design study opens up new themed worlds for VIP cabins

At the upcoming Dubai Airshow, Lufthansa Technik AG will present further details of its new wide-body VIP cabin concept EXPLORER. After a sneak preview at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, numerous further details will now be on display at the aerospace trade fair in the United Arab Emirates.

Business aviation records continue to fall as transatlantic connections open up
Business aviation records continue to fall as transatlantic connections open up

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

ArcosJet: High-Performance Bizjets to Remain Market Drivers in the Middle East
ArcosJet: High-Performance Bizjets to Remain Market Drivers in the Middle East

According to ArcosJet findings, larger business jets dominate in the Middle East business jet fleet with a 67-percent share of 500+ aircraft operated in the interests of local owners.

Record high demand in Q321 drives availability to record low
Record high demand in Q321 drives availability to record low

The fever pace of business aircraft sales in 2021 is clearly reflected in the Asset Insight Q3 AI2 2021 Market Report.

Bizjet demand intensifies, with some negative coverage at COP26
Bizjet demand intensifies, with some negative coverage at COP26

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.

US Grand Prix showcases record demand for business jet travel
US Grand Prix showcases record demand for business jet travel

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

Jetcraft: The Africa Market
Jetcraft: The Africa Market

Interest in business jets has soared across Africa in the past 18 months.

More record activity as aircraft utilisation stretched to the limit
More record activity as aircraft utilisation stretched to the limit

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

IADA dealers predict preowned business aircraft demand, prices to continue rising
IADA dealers predict preowned business aircraft demand, prices to continue rising

Takeaways from the International Aircraft Dealers Associations Third Quarter Market Report show an astounding 20 to 30 percent increase in sales prices of used business aircraft, driven by historically low inventory and a backlog of new aircraft orders from manufacturers.

Gulfstream adds new features to the G280
Gulfstream adds new features to the G280

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has added several new features and options to the popular super-midsize Gulfstream G280 as investment in the aircraft and interest in the segment continue.

Meridian Air Company is the largest Gulfstream aircraft operator in Russia
Meridian Air Company is the largest Gulfstream aircraft operator in Russia

Earlier this week Meridian Air Company added another Gulfstream G450 aircraft to the fleet. The aircraft is registered in Bermuda in accordance with article 83bis of the International Civil Aviation Convention.

As NBAA gathers, business jets continue to outfly pre-pandemic trend
As NBAA gathers, business jets continue to outfly pre-pandemic trend

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.

Design and technology unite in the new Citation M2 Gen2 and Citation XLS Gen2 business jets
Design and technology unite in the new Citation M2 Gen2 and Citation XLS Gen2 business jets

Textron Aviation, an industry leader in bringing new products and product updates to market, today announced the next generation Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 and Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 business jets.

Next Generation Technology
Next Generation Technology

Honda Aircraft Company today unveiled the "HondaJet 2600 Concept, at a special event hosted by Honda Aircraft Company at the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). Presented as the next generation of business jet, Honda Aircraft displayed a mockup of the HondaJet 2600 Concept to collect customer feedback and validate market demand.

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