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Aircraft Charter Directory ‘Flying’ In Popularity

The aircraft charter and private jet industry in the United States is currently experiencing a rebirth of sorts after several years of challenging economic conditions, and JetCharters.com, a worldwide air charter directory, is leveraging advanced web technology through a unique search module on the company’s website that allows users to create customizable searches regarding a wide variety of preferred aircraft, airport locations and charter operators.

Business jets taking on Saudi Arabia

The UAE is about to overtake Saudi Arabia as the Middle East's largest market for business jets, with sustained orders from wealthy individuals and charter operators pushing the sector to new highs.

Dassault Falcon Business Jet Sales Set to Grow in the Middle East as Demand for Private Aviation Resumes and the Regional Market Matures

The Middle East market for business jets is beginning to show signs of recovery as confidence starts to return. Dassault has a growing fleet of Falcon business jets in the region, which it plans to grow by 30 per cent over the next three years, thanks to a solid aircraft order book from regional buyers. Read more: Dassault Falcon Business Jet Sales Set to Grow in the Middle East as Demand for Private Aviation Resumes and the Regional Market Matures

Airbus rolls out top executive planes for MEBA

Airbus will showcase its top business jets at the Middle East and Business Aviation (MEBA) show in Dubai this week. They comprise an A318 Elite operated by Al Jaber Aviation (AJA) of Abu Dhabi and an Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) based in Bahrain and operated by Comlux.

Aerospace veteran hired to kick-start sales of Bombardier's new CSeries plane

"With his broad range of experience in the aerospace and airline industries, Chet will bring a fresh perspective to his role as the head of our commercial aircraft sales and marketing teams — with a particular emphasis on our all-new CSeries family of commercial aircraft," stated Gary Scott, president of the commercial aircraft.

Large GA aircraft sales to China should follow airspace opening

The opening of lower airspace will inevitably stimulate the market for light aircraft and helicopters, though the impact on business jet sales will be imited because of their need to operate at higher altitudes.

Boeing Business Jet Overview

The Boeing Business Jet is a member of the venerated 737 family. The 737s collectively have over 60 million hours of flight time and are still in high demand in the commercial aviation market. The BBJ sold more than a hundred planes in just four years of production, and orders continue to come in. No other private jet offers as much cabin space or reliability. After all, the BBJ is a descendant of commercial aircraft, designed to last decades. The Boeing Business Jet’s full name is the BBJ 737-700 IGW. IGW stands for “Increased Gross Weight,” much of which is due to its massive cabin. The cabin has more square footage than some offices – 807 square feet – and measurements well beyond any other private jet: 79.2 feet long, 7.1 feet high, and 11.6 feet wide. The total cabin volume is 5,390 cubic feet.

Bombardier picks GE Aviation boss to sell CSeries

Bombardier Inc. is beefing up the sales campaigns for its 100-149 seater CSeries aircraft by naming GE Aviation executive Chet Fuller as senior vice-president of sales and marketing at the commercial aircraft unit of Bombardier Aerospace.

Global Express XRS Overview

More than 80 Bombardier Global Express XRS business jets have entered service since December 2005 and operators say the aircraft has matured into a rock-solid reliable transportation asset with increased range and even better cabin comfort than the original Global Express.

Lineage 1000 Overview

Embraer announced the Legacy 600 in 2000 as its 1st business aircraft derived from the ERJ-135 small commercial airliner and later the larger Lineage 1000 which joins a the Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ), Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) and very few other models. For this large model the price is relatively small, as ACJ costs $75 million, the BBJ $57 million without a passenger cabin, the new Embraer model was priced at $46 million (in 2008) with full cabin installed. Smaller than the ACJ and BBJ, slower than the Bombardier Global Express XRS and Gulfstream G550 and shorter-legged than all four, the Lineage is a compromise targeted at the middle of the ultra-luxury market to create a unique niche.