The Case for Bizliners

Appearing ostentatious worries some private flyers. We have country singers who buy turboprops so nobody can say they flew in on a private jet. We know light jet owners who don’t want to be seen rolling up in a Gulfstream for fear their clients will use that as a bargaining plea for a lower product [...]

By | 2018-02-23T16:44:51+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Hypothetical Mission Profile: Corporate Flight Department

Many of Charlie Bravo’s clients are directors of aviation for corporate flight departments, so this week’s hypothetical mission profile is on a corporate flight department in Nashville for C-level healthcare executives. These hypothetical executives collectively fly up to 600 hours per year, already own a Challenger 300, and are considering a second plane. Buying another [...]

By | 2018-02-14T17:22:40+00:00 February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Are You Ready for ADS-B?

We get it. The ADS-B Out mandate doesn’t go into effect for another two years, the upgrades are expensive, and for many owners, the upgrade is something that can wait. We have heard, however, that many owners and operators are putting it off in hopes that prices will drop when, in fact, the opposite is [...]

By | 2018-02-14T17:29:24+00:00 February 13th, 2018|1 Comment

Mission Profile: West Texas Oil Executive

Our next hypothetical mission profile is on a West Texas oil executive, your typical candidate for a King Air. This oil executive flies at least once a week, but is typically taking relatively short trips within the state of Texas. He doesn’t have his pilot’s license, but knows more than the average Joe about aviation. [...]

By | 2018-02-09T16:10:50+00:00 February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Mission Profile: Dallas Entrepreneur

Location: Dallas Profession: Entrepreneur Annual Flight Hours: 125-200 Best Options: Lear 60, Hawker 800XP, Citation Ultra This hypothetical mission profile is for an entrepreneur from Dallas that needs a plane for about 125 to 200 hours per year, including both business and personal use. He likes the idea that he’d be able to use the [...]

By | 2018-01-26T16:58:31+00:00 January 26th, 2018|0 Comments

General Aviation Groups Urge DOT to Reopen Aircraft Registry for Essential Functions

In the midst of the United States’ federal government shutdown, general aviation leaders across the country are urging the Department of Transportation (DOT) to reopen the FAA’s United States Aircraft Registry. “Despite the current government shutdown, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and fellow GA groups argued that the U.S. Registry performs essential functions for [...]

By | 2018-01-22T17:12:18+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Q1 2018 Market Update

As the Charlie Bravo research team gets ready to send out detailed market reports on more than 50 models of business aircraft, we’ve also prepared a high-level view of the market as a whole. The fourth quarter 2017 was surprisingly stronger than anticipated for many aircraft models we cover, considering that markets typically slow toward [...]

By | 2018-01-18T11:01:11+00:00 January 18th, 2018|0 Comments

History of the Phenom 300

Embraer began designing the Phenom 300 after finding that potential customers of the Phenom 100 would also like a bigger aircraft. Compared to the Phenom 100, the Phenom 300 has a longer range (nearly double), faster cruise speed, and better runway performance thanks to upgraded engines. It also comes equipped with a cabin that’s more than six [...]

By | 2018-01-12T16:48:05+00:00 January 12th, 2018|0 Comments

History of the Phenom 100

Embraer introduced the Phenom 100 in 2007, creating an entry-level very light jet that can carry four passengers with its typical configuration, but can also be configured to carry up to seven passengers with a single pilot. In the years following the release of the Phenom 100, Embraer introduced two variants in the Phenom 100E [...]

By | 2018-01-11T11:13:57+00:00 January 11th, 2018|0 Comments
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