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Largest jets and fractional operations growing, other activity slowing
Largest jets and fractional operations growing, other activity slowing

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.

Textron Aviation and Netjets sign record-breaking fleet agreement for up to 1,500 Cessna Citation jets
Textron Aviation and Netjets sign record-breaking fleet agreement for up to 1,500 Cessna Citation jets

Textron Aviation and NetJets announced a record-breaking fleet agreement for the option for NetJets to purchase up to 1,500 additional Cessna Citation business jets over the next 15 years. This agreement extends NetJets existing fleet agreement, and includes options for an increasing number of aircraft each year, enabling NetJets to expand its fleet with Cessna Citation Ascend, Citation Latitude and Citation Longitude aircraft. Equally exciting is the announcement that NetJets has been named the fleet launch customer for Textron Aviations newest jet the Citation Ascend. Deliveries of the Citation Ascend are expected to begin in 2025 when the aircraft, currently under development, is expected to enter into service.

Leonardo could have averted Leicester City Football Club helicopter disaster, says AAIB
Leonardo could have averted Leicester City Football Club helicopter disaster, says AAIB

On Tuesday (September 5th), the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) published its comprehensive report into the helicopter crash at Leicester City Football Clubs stadium in October 2018.

September bizjet flights 4% off last year, still 19% up 2019
September bizjet flights 4% off last year, still 19% up 2019

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Week 35 stutters 6% down on last year, 8% off in North America
Week 35 stutters 6% down on last year, 8% off in North America

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Gulfstream announces increased G700 range, other performance enhancements
Gulfstream announces increased G700 range, other performance enhancements

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the industry-leading all-new Gulfstream G700 will deliver even better performance and greater cabin comfort than initially announced. During certification flying, the aircraft has demonstrated increases in range and speed as well as improvements in cabin altitude.  

Pilot fatigue - new report reveals safety management deficiencies
Pilot fatigue - new report reveals safety management deficiencies

Microsleeps in the cockpit, insufficient rest opportunities to prevent cumulative fatigue, extending flight duties beyond the legal maximum: a newly released report paints a poor picture of fatigue risk management in European aviation.

Bizjet activity in California and Germany falling below 2019 levels
Bizjet activity in California and Germany falling below 2019 levels

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GAMA Releases Second Quarter 2023 Aircraft Shipment and Billing Report
GAMA Releases Second Quarter 2023 Aircraft Shipment and Billing Report

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) published the second quarter 2023 General Aviation Aircraft Shipment and Billing Report. The general aviation aircraft manufacturing industrys results for the first six months of 2023, when compared to the same period in 2022, show increased aircraft deliveries across all segments along with an increase in the overall value of the aircraft shipments.

Global bizav 3% down on August last year, up 14% on 2019
Global bizav 3% down on August last year, up 14% on 2019

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Dassaults Falcon 6X Receives EASA and FAA Certification
Dassaults Falcon 6X Receives EASA and FAA Certification

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued the type certificate for Dassaults Falcon 6X, followed by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Bizjet demand holding at around 5% below last year
Bizjet demand holding at around 5% below last year

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Bizjet demand steady in the US, up in Asia, down in Europe
Bizjet demand steady in the US, up in Asia, down in Europe

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Gulfstream G550 completes 1 millionth flight
Gulfstream G550 completes 1 millionth flight

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the high-performing G550 fleet recently completed its 1 millionth landing, proving the long-lasting durability of the aircraft and its continued performance excellence. To date, the G550 fleet has logged 2.6 million flight hours.

Core European markets seeing substantial drop in flights compared to last summer
Core European markets seeing substantial drop in flights compared to last summer

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Analysis reveals strong growth in the global and Canadian air ambulance markets
Analysis reveals strong growth in the global and Canadian air ambulance markets

Analysis of industry data by Horizon Aircraft (Company or Horizon), a Canadian-based innovative leader in hybrid electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) aerial vehicles, reveals that for the period between January 1, 2023 and  July 20, 2023, the number of air ambulance departures globally is 26% higher than for the same period in 2019, before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The corresponding increase in the number of Canadian air ambulance departures between these two periods is 97%.

Distinct slowdown in high-summer bizjet demand in Europe
Distinct slowdown in high-summer bizjet demand in Europe

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USA now second largest country for The Air Charter Association membership
USA now second largest country for The Air Charter Association membership

The Air Charter Association (The ACA) has seen exceptional international growth in recent months, leading to the USA now representing the second largest country for membership.

Summer season bizjet traffic trailing last year, 15% up on 2019
Summer season bizjet traffic trailing last year, 15% up on 2019

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July Fourth holidays seeing record bizjet activity in the US
July Fourth holidays seeing record bizjet activity in the US

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