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Gulfstream Ramps Up G650 Test Fleet



Business Aviation Aircraft

Gulfstream's fourth large-cabin G650–and the first production example–joined the flight-test program on June 6, just three days after the third test G650 first left the ground. As of Sunday, the four flying G650s had logged more than 85 flights and 240 hours, not quite 15 percent of the estimated 1,800 flight hours required for certification.

Bizav Flight Activity Still Trending Upward



Business Aviation

Now Is The Time To Upgrade or Replace Your Aircraft



Conklin & de Decker's AIReport

Gulfstream G650 Flies At Mach 0.925



Gulfstream.com

Business Jet Will Be World1s Fastest Civil Aircraft

The Gulfstream G650 flew at its proposed Mmo of 0.925 for the first time on Sunday, May 2.

UBS Bizjet Survey Says Market Holding Steady



AINonline

UBS Investment Research's May business jet index came in at 50, indicative of a stable market and in line with its previous two surveys in January and March. "This recent plateau follows increases in our index over our prior eight surveys, going back to late 2008," UBS said.

Argus: Bizav Flight Activity Continues Steady Climb



AINonline

Business aircraft flight activity increased 4.8 percent last month compared with year-ago levels, according to TraqPak data released yesterday by aviation specialized services firm Argus. By aircraft type, midsize jets led with a 7.7-percent increase over the same month last year, followed by light jets (+7 percent) and turboprops (+4.4 percent).

That Corporate Jet Sometimes Makes Sense



The New York Times

AFTER two years, "business jet" no longer sounded disreputable.

Then last week, the nonprofit investigative reporting organization ProPublica released a report, which was published in USA Today. The report identified fliers of corporate jets who had been hiding their use of those aircraft.

Airline Considers Fee For Lavatory Use



CNN

Fresh on the heels of one budget airline announcing that it will ask passengers to pay extra to bring carry-on bags on board, another is considering charging them for using the lavatory.

Embraer Delivers First Phenom 300, Meets Bizav Goal for 2009



Aircraft

Embraer is looking back at a relatively successful 2009. The Brazilian manufacturer delivered a total of 244 airplanes, two more than its goal for the year, and 115 of them were business jets, 79 more than were delivered in 2008.

Bizav Shines in Haitian Earthquake Relief Effort



Business Aviation