Momentum in the commercial drone industry has quickly picked up over the last few months. We’ve seen companies like UPS test drones for home delivery in rural areas, we’ve heard rumblings of passenger drones set to takeoff in Dubai, and we saw Lady Gaga surrounded by hundreds of brightly lit drones at the Super Bowl [...]
Bombardier and Canadair’s Challenger 600 series has been one of the most popular lines in the large business jet category since the original Challenger 600’s certification in 1980. During the series’ nearly 40 years of service to this point, 17 variations have been introduced, including those used for military purposes. The original Challenger 600, produced [...]
Pilots must deal with dozens and dozens of instruments throughout the course of a flight. Traditionally, those instruments were displayed in the form of gauges located all over the cockpit. Most of today’s aircraft, however, have switched to a “glass panel” or a “glass cockpit.” The “glass” refers to the display units, which are typically [...]
Dassault’s three-engined Falcon 50 has been one of the most recognizable private jets in the world since its certification in 1979. After a nearly 20-year long run, the original Falcon 50 was replaced by the more advanced, higher-performance Falcon 50EX in 1996, which was in production until 2007. The Falcon 50EX was equipped with improved [...]
In today’s aviation landscape, you have many options when you choose to fly private. Depending on your mission, some of those options may be more appropriate for you than others. In order to get the most bang for your buck, you’ll want to make sure you choose the right one. On-Demand Charter The first [...]
What Are the Differences Between the King Air 350, B300, 350C, 350ER, 350CER, 350i, 350iC, 350iER, and 350iCER?
The King Air 350 and its many variants have been marketed under a number of different names, making the lineage somewhat difficult to follow. The King Air 350, also known as the King Air B300, was initially marketed as the Super King Air 350 in 1990, when it was created as the successor to the [...]
In all of the time that I’ve been working on aircraft transactions, a few have fallen through because of economic conditions: the stock market fell, the price of oil plummeted, a company hit hard times. Several deals have been aborted for undisclosed damage history. But more often than not, aircraft transactions get squirrely because attorneys [...]
The Learjet 45XR is an upgraded version of the original Lear 45, introduced in June 2004. The 45XR model is equipped with Honeywell’s upgraded TFE731-20BR engines, compared to the 45 model’s TFE731-20 engines. The BR engines allow the 45XR to fly into higher altitude airports, carry a heavier payload, takeoff in higher temperatures, climb to [...]
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Kathryn Creedy checked in with René Banglesdorf on behalf of Runway Girl Network about women in business pushing past their comfort zones. Something René Banglesdorf, CEO of Charlie Bravo Aviation, said to me in the course of our interview stopped me in my tracks because I recognized myself in what she was saying. I also realized [...]