Engine Maintenance Program Breakdown: Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce

Aircraft owners have lots of options when considering maintenance plans for their engines, APUs, airframes and other parts. Maintenance plans are offered by manufacturers and third-party organizations, each of which offers different levels of coverage. We'll be writing a series of blogs on what each plan offers, starting with Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney, and Rolls-Royce. [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|0 Comments

The History of Learjets: 40-55

Learjet 40 First delivered in 2004, the Learjet 40 essentially took the place of the Lear 31A in Bombardier’s Learjet family. The Lear 40 is nearly identical to the Learjet 45, but is equipped with a fuselage that’s about two feet shorter and has room for two fewer passengers. Apart from a shorter fuselage, the [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|0 Comments

The History of Learjets: 28-36

Learjet 28/29 First produced in 1977, the Learjet 28 and 29 models were created as successors to the Learjet 25. The Lear 28 and 29 are identical apart from the 29’s additional long-range fuel tank, which reduces the aircraft’s capacity to four passengers with two pilots. The Lear 28 and 29 were the first Learjets [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|0 Comments

The History of Learjets: 23-25

Learjet 23 First delivered in 1964, the Learjet 23 was the very first Learjet model. It essentially created its own category of fast and efficient business jets, and other manufacturers followed suit. Now owned by Bombardier, Learjets were initially produced by the Lear Jet Corporation. Due to a noise compliance issued by the FAA in [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|0 Comments

The History of Cessna Citations: X-Longitude

Citation X/X+ First delivered in 1996, the Citation X (or model 750) was created to help Cessna ditch the reputation that earned their Citation jets the nickname “slowtations,” due to their lackluster performance compared to Learjets at the time. Upon its introduction, the Citation X was the fastest civilian aircraft in the world, effectively vaulting [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The History of Cessna Citations: Mustang and M2

Citation Mustang First delivered in 2006, the Citation Mustang (or Model 510) is one of only a few “very light jets” on the market today, and before the introduction of Cessna’s Citation M2, was considered Cessna’s “entry-level jet.” The Mustang typically seats four with two in the cockpit, but can sit five with a single [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|0 Comments

The History of Cessna Citations: CitationJet 525-CJ4

CitationJet/Model 525 First delivered in 1993, the original CitationJet, or Model 525, was created as a replacement for the Citation I. Compared to the Citation I, the CitationJet has a modified fuselage, a new supercritical laminar flow wing, a new tail, and new avionics. Its cabin also has a lowered aisle for increased cabin height. [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|0 Comments

The History of Cessna Citations: Excel, XLS, XLS+

Citation Excel For the Citation Excel, (Model 560XL) which entered production in 1996, Cessna’s goal was to create an aircraft similar to the Citation X that they could sell to a more traditional market that didn’t require the record-breaking performance specifications of the Citation X. The Excel’s cabin is similar to the X’s, albeit shorter, but [...]

By | June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

The History of Cessna Citations: III, VI, VII

Citation III While the Citation I and II were created to compete more closely with turboprops, Cessna decided to move forward with a midsize Citation to penetrate the growing corporate jet market. The Citation III was FAA certified in 1982. It typically seats eight passengers with two pilots. At the time of its introduction, it [...]

By | June 2nd, 2017|0 Comments
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