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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.

Honeywell 10 years forecast: Large-cabin aircraft to drive business aviation industry recovery

They predict to the business aviation industry shake off the shackles of the debilitating economic recession within 24 months and begin a prolonged period of expansion, according to the latest 10-year industry forecast released at the NBAA business aviation convention by aerospace supplier Honeywell.

Bombardier reveals new Global business jet family

Bombardier has taken the wraps off its revamped Global family of large, ultra long-range business jets on the eve of this year's National Business Aviation Association annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia. The Global 7000 and 8000 join the Canadian manufacturer's Global 5000 and Global Express XRS models. "The Global 7000 and Global 8000 jets will give our customers the ability to reach more destinations non-stop than ever before, delivering unprecedented levels of performance, flexibility, and comfort," says Bombardier Business Aircraft president, Steve Ridolfi.

First Embraer's Linage 1000 Executive Jet in Mexico

Grupo Omnilife, a leader in the production of nutritional supplements, will be operating the ultra-large corporate aircraft through its air taxi subsidiary, Omniflys. The aircraft is the first Lineage 1000 delivered in the Americas. Aircraft delivery took place now, while the aircraft purchase dated December 2007.

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.

Falcon 900LX Passes Both EASA and FAA Certification

Dassault's Falcon 900LX, the newest member of the Falcon 900 state-of-the-art corporate jets family, has won the certification from both the EASA and FAA.