Gulfstream launches the G500 and G600

Gulfstream launches the G500 and G600

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation unveiled new business jets, the G500 and G600. Two new members of the Gulfstream family will carry maximum of 19 passengers and the cockpit will be fitted with the new Symmetry Flight Deck and Honeywell Primus Epic avionics suite.

The G500 can fly 5,000 nautical miles/9,260 km at Mach 0.85 or 3,800 nm/7,038 km at Mach 0.90, while the G600 is capable of traveling 6,200 nm/11,482 km at Mach 0.85 or 4,800 nm/8,890 km at Mach 0.90. The maximum operating speed for both aircraft (the same as Gulfstream’s G650 and G650R) is Mach 0.925. The G500 and G600 are powered by versions of the new Pratt & Whitney Canada PW800 series engine.

The new planes will be available in 2018 and 2019 and the first flight of the G500 is scheduled for 2015. Larry Flynn, president of Gulfstream, added: “ The G500 and G600 build upon the technology present in our G650 and our latest aircraft, the G650ER. Once again, our customers played a major role in the development and creation of these aircraft. The G500 and G600 continue the long Gulfstream tradition of being the first original equipment manufacturer to ensure an optimal combination of speed, range, wide-cabin comfort and fuel burn.”

Pricing for the first 50 serial numbers has been set at $43.5 million for the G500 and $54.5 million for the G600.

Cessna Citation CJ3+

Cessna Citation CJ3+

A latest offering from Cessna is an upgrade to the CJ3 with a new avionics system and increased range capabilities. The new CJ3+ will be equipped with Garmin’s most advanced flight deck, the G3000 touch-screen avionics suite. The model was announced in March and had its fist light in July. Now the CJ3+ is ready for deliveries.

The new light-jet model seats up to nine passengers (it includes two pilot seats, six main cabin seats, and one belted potty). Cessna installed the new M2-style seats in the CJ3+, giving the cabin a more modern look. It flies up to 2,070 miles nonstop and it’s driven by two Williams International Fj44-3A turbofan engines. The CJ3+ travels at cruise speed of up to 416 mph and will carry up to a half ton of baggage. The G3000 avionics suite includes turbulence detecting weather radar, TCAS II, advanced Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS), and automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities.

“The CJ3+ incorporates the latest in technology for the cockpit and for the passenger cabin which is exactly what the customer has asked us to do, and that has always been a hallmark of Cessna’s new product innovations,” said Chris Hearne , vice president, Jets.

With new interior, a redesigned cabin and a G3000 cockpit, the CJ3+ sells for about $8.44 million.

Dassault announces ultra long range falcon 8x

Dassault Announces Ultra Long Range Falcon 8x

The newest member of Falcon Jet family has arrived. Dassault unveiled Model 8X at the 2014 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva. The Ultra Long Range Dassault Falcon 8X private jet is an upgrade from the earlier 7X model.

French luxury Falcon 8X with up to 16 windows per side will offer a range of 6,450 nm (11,945 km), or about 500 nm more than the 7X, making nonstop flights possible between Beijing and New York, Hong Kong and Seattle, and Paris and Singapore. It will feature a 42.6 ft. (13 meter)-long cabin, the longest cabin of any Falcon!

The cockpit will feature the latest version of the Dassault’s EASy integrated flight deck, including SVS and EVS in the left seat HUD, next generation FMS and digital flight control system. Power will come from three Pratt & Whitney Canada turbofans. It will feature more than 30 different floor plants, including the galley location, lounge, seat areas and layout options for the lavatory and shower.

The price tag for Falcon 8X is $58 million USD and should be available for delivery in mid 2016 in the United States and worldwide. The first 8X is under construction now and it will feature a fuselage that is nearly 4 feet longer than the 7X.

Prince George receives world's most expensive birthday card

Prince George receives world’s most expensive birthday card

Hand-painted Bombardier Challenger aircraft for Prince George’s first birthday is thought to be the most expensive birthday card ever created. The design was made by award winning British design studio Andrew Winch Designs, who specializes in aviation, yachts and architecture. “We have been involved in the interior design of many jets and yachts as well as some incredible buildings, but our work on wishing Prince George a happy first birthday has been one of our most fun assignments,“ said Jim Dixon, Head of Aviation at Andrew Winch Designs.

The Bombardier Challenger has been repainted in Oxford, and ti’s covered from its tip to its tail with ‘Happy Birthday Prince George’. Costing around £120,000, the company Hangar8 believe that this is the world’s most expensive birthday card since one painted by artist Damien Hirst, valued at around £30,000.

“In just a year, we estimate that Prince George has travelled around 33,000 ‘heir miles’ when he went to the Caribbean island of Mustique on holiday and then on his official trip to New Zealand and Australia,“ said Dustin Dryden, Chief Executive Officer of Hangar8.

The Challenger is a family of mid-sized business jets. Aircraft include Bombardier Challenger 600 series (the original family of business jets, with the CL-600, CL-601, CL-604, and CL-605), Bombardier Challenger 300 (business jet, originally called the Bombardier Continental) and Bombardier Challenger 800/850, a business jet derived from the CRJ-200. Bombardier’s Challenger family of aircraft provides a lot of outstanding comfort, proven efficiency and reliability, and enhanced performance competencies. Find your own Bombardier here in our shop, make it especially unique and start reaching new heights!

The new Piaggio Aero Avanti EVO

The new Piaggio Aero Avanti EVO

The Italian-built Piaggio Avanti II twin, also known as Avanti Evo, is a new futuristic and the world’s fastest twin-turbo prop aircraft. It was launched at EBACE 2014 which was held in Geneva, Switzerland. The new evolution of an aviation legend brings more speed and more luxury.

Avanti Evo can reach speeds of up to 460 miles per hour an it’s the fastest twin turboprop in production. Five-blade Hartzell scimitar propellers and winglets add efficiency and extend the plane’s range to 1,980 miles. It features VIP seats finished by the luxury outfitter Poltrona Frau and can seat nine passengers. The cabin measures 5ft 9in (1.75m) high and 6ft 1in (1.85m) wide. A new performance package includes a innovative winglets, redesigned nacelles, reshaped front wing and new five-blade scimitar propellers.

“The new Avanti Evo represents excellence and provides everything business aviation requires to meet the increasing demands on time that prevail today,” said Alberto Galassi, chairman of Piaggio Aero Industries.

The new propellers help reduce cabin noise by 20 percent and external noise by 68 percent. The design is truly unusual and contains a lot of futuristic notes, representing the Italian brand in the best possible way. In the cockpit, which can be managed by a crew of one or two pilots, is the powerful Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite. There are also three large and easily readable Adaptive Flight Displays (configurable as PFD and MFD), twin control panels, a convenient cursor control panel, an Integrated Avionics Processor System, and four Data Concentrator Units (DCU).

The fully equipped Avanti Evo is priced at around $7.4 million. First delivery is scheduled for October. For more information about other outstanding aircrafts, check out our shop.

What if a yacht could fly

What if a yacht could fly?

The Lineage 1000E is the largest aircraft in Embraer Executive Jets collection. Embraer Executive Jets has teamed with SottoDesign Studios to develop an ultra-custom interior design theme, especially for customers who seek a level of luxury and refinement that has been reserved only for the most amazing yachts. The inspiration for the Skyacht One comes from a custom commission yacht called the Thunderbird, built by master boat builder John Hacker in 1939 for George Wittell.

SottoStudios, a design firm, was formed by Senior Disney “Imagineer” Eddie Sotto to extend the limits of what he learned from the artists that worked with Walt Disney. “So what if a yacht could fly?” Sotto asks. “Why should hand-made luxury only exist on your wrist, in an exotic car or on a yacht? With Skyacht™ One, ‘wow’ happens every time you see or touch something.”

The Skyacht One is based on Embraer Executive Jets’ Lineage 1000E, a luxury jet with a range of 4,600 nautical miles. Navigation is the theme of Skyacht One as following the stars led both ships and planes. A planetary Clock lies embedded in a marquetry mural is inspired by the 15th Century Ducal Palace’s Studiolo of Italy and the bulkhead walls are planked and pegged as on a yacht. The main cabin features the Chesterfield Sofa and the Cocktail Bar. 14th Century Star maps were the inspiration for the silk Cellarius Carpeting. Skyacht One’s Master Bath consists even more impressive things. There are ”throttle” inspired faucet with a lit gauge that controls temperature over a walnut and gold sink, and a wonderful bronze mirror.

“Dream it! Do it!” – Imagineering President Marty Sklar

Inside the jet

Gulfstream G650ER

Gulfstream G650ER

After the highly successful G650 Gulfstream announced the new ultra-long-range G650ER that can travel 7,500 nautical miles/13,890 kilometers at Mach 0.85 and 6,400 nm/11,853 km at Mach 0.90. This is an increase in range of up to 500 nm (926 km) over the original G650. The latest Gulfstream luxury jet sets a new world standard for performance.

“The G650ER provides our customers with greater mission flexibility and the longest range of any business jet,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “It’s the only business aircraft in the world capable of traveling 7,500 nm. This opens up significant nonstop city pairs, including New York to Hong Kong, Dallas to Dubai and San Francisco to Delhi. G650ER owners in Dubai will be able to reach most of the contiguous United States. From Hong Kong, operators can connect with the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Thanks to the G650ER, the world just got a little smaller.”

The G650ER will share the same cabin, avionics and systems as the G650 and is undergoing Federal Aviation Administration certification. Cruising at near supersonic speed (0.90 Mach) the G650ER will comfortably carry eight passengers. It also features digital audio and high-definition video equipment, 26-inch/66-centimeter widescreen televisions, convection oven, porcelain dinnerware, flatware and stemware with fitted storage.

“The G650ER provides the mission flexibility to fly longer routes at higher cruise speeds or carry heavier payloads on shorter missions,” says Gulfstream. The first deliveries is expected to be in the first quarter of next year. Gulfstream said the original G650 will continue to be offered as well.

The 2015 Indian Roadmaster

The 2015 Indian Roadmaster

Indian Motorcycle is one ot the oldest motorcycle manufacturers in the world, founded in 1901 by George Hendee and Carl Oscar Hedstrom. It is based in Springfield and the first produced model, called 1901 Single, had a 1.75 horsepower engine. Since their early days, Indian bikes were designed with a lot of style and the idea that each new model must push the boundaries to a higher level.
Back in the 1940s, the Indian Roadmaster was the most luxurious model and now America’s first motorcycle company has unveiled the all-new 2015 Indian Roadmaster.

“It has truly been a privilege and an honor for our team to be a part of motorcycling history in designing and reintroducing the Roadmaster, which has such a legendary reputation as the king of luxury touring bikes,” said Steve Menneto, VP of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries.

New Indian Roadmaster is powered by the awe-inspiring and proven Thunder Stroke 111 engine, a 49-degree, air-cooled V-twin power plant mated to a 6-speed overdrive transmission. Inside it is nicely finished with an LED light, a 12-volt power port and carpet lining. Additional storage in the saddlebags, front cowl and lower fairings bring total capacity to 37.6 gallons.

For more comfortable ride, the new Desert Tan seat has more padding than the Chieftain’s unit and features high and low heat. The new Horizon windscreen shape has been modified and it is shorter by three-quarters of an inch but is wider at the corners. This allows the rider to look over the windscreen in the lowest position while still keeping wind off of the body. With additional speakers at the rear, the stereo system is actually the same as the Chieftain.

2015 Indian Roadmaster features high-resolution Anti-Lock Brakes, chrome front and rear highway bars, tire pressure monitoring system, keyless ignition with remote saddlebag and trunk locks, triple power ports, electronic cruise control, advanced infotainment system offering communication, navigation, and bluetooth capability for hands-free multi-device connectivity.
The Roadmaster is available in three colors: Thunder Black , Indian Motorcycle Red and Indian Motorcycle Red with Ivory Cream.


First production ICON A5 Amphibian plane unveiled

ICON Aircraft unveiled the first production A5 amphibious light sport aircraft at EAA AirVenture on July 27, an aircraft the company refers to as Engineering Serial Number 1 (ESN-1). It took the company five months to build and it did its maiden flight in Tehachapi, California, and two more will be built.

“This is one of the most significant milestones to date for ICON. It represents the culmination of years of research, design, engineering, and manufacturing dedication by an outstanding team,” said ICON Aircraft Founder and CEO Kirk Hawkins. “The A5 is no longer a prototype or concept aircraft; it’s a sophisticated, production-ready, consumer-focused aircraft. The entire ICON team is pouring its heart and soul into bringing the A5 to our customers, and it shows in the truly exceptional execution of the product. I couldn’t be prouder.”

It weighs only 1510 lb (686.4 kg) thanks to its carbon composite waterproof hull and the lightweight 100 bhp Rotax 912 iS gasoline engine. The two-seater production model can reach a top speed of 105 kts (120 mph / 194 km/h) and have a range of 300 nautical miles (345 mile/555 km).

The wings can be folded, it can be fitted with an optional retracting landing gear and a huge parachute for increased safety. This the first A5 built from the production design, with production tooling, and using production methods and components.

ICON said they will start deliver the first units to clients in May 2015 for an estimated price of $189,000, planning to build 500 of them per year. Hawkins predicted it would take at least three years to deliver the 1,000 airplanes for which they already have orders. Production will occur at the company’s new facility in Vacaville, California.

BOEING 787-9 Dreamliner

BOEING 787-9 Dreamliner

We all know that the Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners. Only a few weeks ago Boeing unveiled its latest, super-advanced plane, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. It is the second member of the super-efficient 787 family. First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was delivered to Air New Zealand.

The plane’s fuselage is 20 feet longer than Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. It has a range of 8,000-8,500 nautical miles (the 787-8 has a range of 7,650-8,200) and seats 280 passengers, nearly 40 more than its predecessor. This is the first of ten 787-9 Dreamliners to join Air New Zealand’s fleet. The aircraft will operate the Auckland-Perth route from 15 October 2014 and to Shanghai and Tokyo later this year.

The new Dreamliner 787-9 is really beefing up its sleep space. The business cabin will have 18 lie-flat seats. Well they think about everything because scoops on the side of the plane constantly bring in fresh air, which goes through an advanced filtration system that makes the air cleaner and more humid. This really improves the comfort of the flight. The 787-9 leverages the visionary design of the 787-8, offering passengers features such as large windows, large stow bins, modern LED lighting, higher humidity, a lower cabin altitude and a smoother ride.

The larger 787-9 now accounts for 40% of Boeing’s orders for the Dreamliner, with 413 reserved by airlines. The company launched a third, even-larger model, called the 787-10, last summer with seating for around 320 passengers. It is due in 2018.