History of the Queen Air: 88 and Excalibur

Queen Air 88 In 1965, Beechcraft introduced the Queen Air 88 as the first pressurized Queen Air. The Queen Air 88 has circular fuselage windows, making it look more like a 90 series King Air than its Queen Air predecessors with square windows. Although it has similar characteristics to the B80, the Queen Air 88 [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

History of the Queen Air: 65-80

Queen Air 65 In 1960, Before the King Air came into existence, Beechcraft began production of the Queen Air 65. The Queen Air was based on Beechcraft’s Twin Bonanza, using the same wing and engines while featuring a larger fuselage. The model 65 was the first Queen Air to be produced, remaining in production from [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Maintenance Program Breakdown: JSSI

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) is a third-party company that offers maintenance programs for more than 325 models of aircraft. They offer a number of different programs, covering engines, APUs and everything in between. JSSI programs include JSS1, Tip-to-Tail, Airframe, Engine, Unscheduled and APU. The availability of each program and their exact specifications depend on [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Engine Maintenance Program Breakdown: GE Honda EMC, Williams International TAP Blue

GE Honda Aero Engines EMC With the introduction of the HondaJet, Honda also introduced engine programs for its HF120 engines, titled simply the GE Honda Engine Maintenance Care (EMC) program. In addition to their basic warranty, they offer EMCb and EMC2. Honda’s basic warranty covers parts and labor for unscheduled maintenance, labor for troubleshooting, and transportation [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|0 Comments

The History of Learjets: 60-75

Learjet 60 First delivered in 1993, the Learjet 60 was created as an improved version of the Lear 55. Compared to the 55, the Lear 60 comes equipped with a longer fuselage and more powerful engines, improving upon its range, climb rate and cruise speed. The Lear 60 also comes equipped with aerodynamic improvements to [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

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
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