Archive for September, 2010

Cessna Citation production slows

September 28, 2010

In January 2010, Cessna’s parent company Textron estimated that it would deliver 225 Citation private jets this year, down from 289 jets last year and 467 in 2008. The company has not given a readjusted production…

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September 23, 2010

The PrivateFly team spent an enjoyable and very production day at BGAD 10 – Business & General Aviation Day – at Marshall Airport Cambridge on Tuesday 21st July. As always at aviation industry events, the…

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Business aviation up 6% in August

September 14, 2010

Latest figures from the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) are encouraging, indicating that recovery is being sustained. While business aviation traffic slowed in August in line with the normal annual cycle, overall business aviation activity levels in Europe…

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What are the key factors in aviation safety?

September 9, 2010

A report, issued yesterday, from the AAIB (Air Traffic Investigations Branch) revealed the near-miss between a Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 and a Citation 525 private jet over London in July last year. This has inevitably raised questions about aviation…

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First Officers – could airlines learn from the private jet sector?

September 8, 2010

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has stated that First Officers could be replaced by trained Flight Attendants. Whilst this is probably just another PR stunt for Ryanair, could this work in practice for commercial airlines? In the…

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Private jets heading mainstream

September 1, 2010

Many people believe that private jet charter is just for business people or the super rich. But increasing numbers of travellers are looking for an alternative to commercial airlines when they are flying for leisure…

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