History of the Falcon: 10-20

Falcon 10 Despite its numbering sequence, the Falcon 10 Dassault’s Falcon 10 actually came to market after the Falcon 20. The Falcon 10, originally named the Dassault “Minifalcon,” first came to market in 1974 to satisfy the need for an aircraft in between the larger Falcon 20 and smaller turboprops. The Falcon 10’s cabin is [...]

By | 2017-11-10T14:39:34+00:00 November 10th, 2017|0 Comments

History of the Challenger: 850

Challenger 850 In 2003, Bombardier announced a rebrand and modification of Canadair’s CRJ200 regional airliner as a business jet called the Challenger 850. In 2006, Bombardier actually began delivering the 850, its largest Challenger model yet. The goal of rebranding the regional airliner as a business jet was to combine the capabilities of a regional [...]

By | 2017-11-10T11:41:49+00:00 November 8th, 2017|0 Comments

History of the Challenger: 300-350

Challenger 300  In 1999, Bombardier announced plans for an aircraft they called the Continental, which would be certified in 2003 as the Challenger 300. The eight-passenger Challenger 300 was designed with the goal of having direct operating costs that are among the lowest in the super mid category. It comes equipped with a supercritical wing [...]

By | 2017-11-10T10:48:59+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

History of the Challenger: 604 – 650

Challenger 604  In 1996, Bombardier moved on from the Challenger 601 in favor of the Challenger 604, which comes equipped with more powerful engines, increased fuel capacity, higher takeoff and landing weights, structural improvements to its wing and tail, and an upgrade to Rockwell Collins’ ProLine 4 avionics system. Bombardier also created a militarized version [...]

By | 2017-11-06T09:52:53+00:00 October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

History of the Challenger: 600, 601

Challenger 600 Certified in 1980, the Challenger 600 was based on Bill Lear’s LearStar 600. Canadair was responsible for the production of the Challenger 600 until 1986 when it became a division of Bombardier Aerospace. One of its most unique features is its widened fuselage, allowing for a “walk-about cabin.” It was also one of [...]

By | 2017-11-06T09:52:25+00:00 October 24th, 2017|0 Comments

History of the King Air: 300-350

King Air 300 Introduced to the market in 1984, what was known at the time as the “Super King Air 300,” the “Super” designation being dropped in 1996, was created as a successor to the 200 series. Based on the B200, the Model 300 has a modified airframe and more powerful engines with redesigned cowlings. [...]

By | 2017-10-20T10:18:04+00:00 October 10th, 2017|0 Comments

History of the King Air: 100-200

King Air 100 Introduced in 1969, the King Air 100 was created as a stretched version of the Model 90 with a fuselage that’s 50 inches longer. Compared to the 90, the Model 100’s MTOW was increased by 1,300 lbs. It also comes equipped with more powerful engines and a modified tail. In 1972, Beechcraft [...]

By | 2017-10-20T10:21:59+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

History of the King Air: E90-H90

King Air E90 Following the C90, Beechcraft moved onto the King Air E90 after a D90 prototype was abandoned. The E90 is simply a more powerful version of the C90. The two models were produced in parallel, with the E90’s major difference being upgraded PT6A-28 engines that give the aircraft a further range, faster cruise [...]

By | 2017-10-20T11:01:49+00:00 September 15th, 2017|0 Comments

History of the King Air: A90-C90

King Air 90/A90 After 10 months of test flying the “proof-of-concept” King Air 87, which never came to market, Beechcraft flew the Model 65-90 for the first time in January of 1964. The first production 65-90 was delivered in October of the same year. Variations of the 65-90 include the 65-A90, 65-A90-1, 65-A90-2, 65-A90-3, and [...]

By | 2017-08-29T16:44:07+00:00 August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

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 | 2017-08-15T20:31:56+00:00 August 15th, 2017|0 Comments
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