Embraer’s beginnings were humble.
When the plane, a Boeing 727-?200, reaches an altitude of 22,000 feet above the Nevada desert, the uniformed, perky flight attendants give
When shopping for personal aircraft, potential buyers often consider such factors as size, range, payload, and speed, among others.
When the first 787 VIP rolls off the assembly line in Everett, Wash., in a few years, Boeing will send the new aircraft to a completion c
Kirk Hawkins is no stranger to taking risks. He has flown F-16s in the U.S. Air Force, raced motocross, and logged almost 1,000 skydives.
In 1911, Clyde Cessna charged people 50 cents apiece to watch him perform aerial stunts over Kansas in his state-of-the-art Silver Wings m
Though it will not begin deliveries until 2010, Hawker Beechcraft already has received more than 70 orders for the next model in its line of
When the going gets tough, the tough invest in the future.
Innovative though the Citation Mustang is, its development is grounded in a long-standing business formula from a solid company, one that
There are many excellent helicopters that operate successfully from the decks of yachts.
Like most aviation consultants, James Wakeford tells lots of stories about things that have gone wrong.
Cross a yacht with an RV and add wings, and you’d have something close to the Grumman Goose.
Aviation consultants are a fairly new breed.
The Gulfstream G650 (www.gulfstream.com) soon will supplant the G550
For very practical reasons, aircraft interiors are made of light, durable materials that happen to be rather dull and utilitarian.
Kenny Dichter estimates that he and his partner, Jesse Itzler, were kicked out of Richard Santulli’s office five or six times before the NetJ
Embraer’s Phenom 100 is often called a very light jet.
The Swiss-made Pilatus PC-12 turboprop is made to tackle hard work in the world’s more remote places.
In a cavernous, dimly lit room in an office building in Weymouth, Mass., dozens of people stare at a map projected on a bare wall.
Since 1911, when Kansas farmer Clyde Cessna built a wood-and-fabric airplane and flew it from the Mississippi River to the Rockies—an aviatio
The "S" in the name of the new Acclaim from Mooney Airplane refers to the craft’s most distinguishing attribute: speed.
The XLS jet, Cessna’s best-selling model, has received an impressive update.
The Hawker 4000 is Hawker Beechcraft’s biggest, fastest jet yet.
In the past 24 years, Richard Santulli has built the world’s second-largest airline, after American—and it consists entirely of private j
The Dassault Falcon 7X (201.?440.6700, www.dassaultfalcon.com
Cirrus Design cofounder Dale Klapmeier says that when he thinks of the Cirrus SRS sport plane (
A mock-up of the spn, the upcoming light business jet from Grob Aerospace, displays one of the aircraft’s main attractions.
Would anyone pay $80 million for a private jet that can reach 1,220 mph but is prohibited by government regulators from flying even close
As the jet soars over the California coastline, Dave Ryan grins.