Archive for August, 2010

Piaggio is not planning to launch its twin-engined jet programme this year …

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Piaggio is not planning to launch its twin-engined jet programme this year after determining market conditions are still not ideal to unveil a mock-up and start sales.

The Italian manufacturer, which now produces the Avanti II twin-pusher, has been working on its P1XX jet project since at least 2006 but has not yet formally launched the programme. John Bingham, the chief executive of Piaggio’s US unit, says a study it recently commissioned on the business jet market gave Piaggio “a very good picture” of the best time to launch sales of its jet, begin test flights and enter service. He declines to reveal the launch date recommended by this study but says the launch will definitely not be in 2010.

Bingham says Piaggio is well advanced with the design, but there is no point launching an aircraft when demand is depressed. Bingham told Flightglobal earlier this year it was “well into discussions” with potential P1XX suppliers. Bingham now says “we’re in good conversations with suppliers with all aspects of the aircraft” and Piaggio is evaluating a “few different options” for the engine.

He adds: “We’ve continued to develop the jet throughout the recession. We haven’t slowed development down at all. We’re on plan. We can launch the jet whenever the market conditions are right.”

Bingham says the delay in launching the programme has given Piaggio more time to work on the aircraft’s details and “make sure the aircraft we bring to market is absolutely the market leader”.

He says there are some indications the business aircraft market will start picking up later this year, but the recovery curve is not likely to be as steep as previous recoveries. If there is a steeper than expected recovery in the next six to 12 months, Bingham says “we’ll be in a position to take advantage of it”.

Meanwhile, Bingham says Piaggio continues to evaluate potential improvements to the Avanti but it has no plans to launch the rumoured Avanti III.

Gulfstream GIV-SP New to the Air Charter Market…

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

A new addition to the air charter market of a Gulfstream GIV-SP.  This executive flight company already offers the following aircraft for charter: Gulfstream G450, Gulfstream GIV-SP, Embraer Legacy, Challenger 300, Falcon 50, Hawker 800XP, Hawker 800A, Citation III, Hawker 700, Learjet 40XR, Citation Ultra, Citation CJ3, Citation CJ2, Learjet 31A and Citation CJ1.

Elegant, comfortable, and expansive, the Gulfsteam IV-SP has a large and usable cabin and considered to be the most comfortable and productive long-range high-performance jet in its class. Seating for 13 passengers, sleeping for seven people and ample storage space, the GIV-SP’s comprehensively equipped cabin includes four single club seats with pull out tables, two single seats with opposing three place divan, a spacious aft galley designed for hot meal service, a four-place separate aft dining room with opposing credenza, and an enclosed lavatory with a mirrored vanity. Clients can sit back and enjoy the full entertainment center with DIRECT TV, airshow, large LCD monitors, individual DVD players, fax machine, and SATCOM all available at their fingertips. The new interior was just completed last month.

New Charter Aircraft to the Market

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

There have been several new aircraft to the private air charter market, see the list below of what is available to you;

Global Express XRS based in Almaty Kazakhstan; 

Learjet 60 based in Zurich, Switzerland;

Falcon 900 EX Easy based Oslo, Norway;

Embraer Legacy 600 based Geneva, Switzerland;

Citation XLS+ based Bucharest, Romania;


Helicopters also joining the exectutive air charter market include;

A Eurocopter EC120B Colibri, a Eurocopter EC135 P2+ both based Bucharest, Romania & An Augusta AW109 Power based Munich, Germany.

If you would like further information or a quotation using one of these aircraft or others please call our operations department on +44 (0) 1202 375 444 available 24 hrs or click here and complete the online enquiry form.

New Gulfstream IV to the Charter Market …

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Following inspection, a new Gulftream IV aircraft will be available as one of a fleet of eight aircraft for private jet charter.

The Gulfstream IV has a range of more than 4,800 miles and is capable of routine coast-to-coast and nonstop transoceanic flights, a release said.

The aircraft can accommodate between 12 and 15 passengers. It is the largest aircraft in the fleet, which also includes the Falcon 50, Hawker 800XP, Hawker 800XP2, Hawker 800A, Hawker 700A, Westwind 1124 and the King Air 200.



A typical layout for a Gulfstream IV


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