New York City Airport To Be Privatized

New York City Airport To Be Privatized

New York’s Westchester County has floated a plan to privatize its New York City-area airport, one of the busiest business aviation hubs in the U.S. The $140 million deal would allow California-based investment firm Oaktree Capital Management to take over control of Westchester County Airport (HPN) for the next 40 years. Since 1977, the airport…

HondaJet Set Two Speed Records Against Jets In Its Class

HondaJet Sets Two Speed Records

The HondaJet has set two speed records against jets in its class. Greensboro-based Honda Aircraft Co. said it set records from Teterboro, N.J., to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Boston to Palm Beach, Fla. The U.S. National Aeronautic Association certified the records, according to a Honda news release. In setting the record between New Jersey and…

Textron Aviation Announced Key Suppliers at NBAA 2016

Textron Aviation Announces Citation Hemisphere Suppliers at NBAA 2016

Textron Aviation announced key suppliers for its new $35-million Citation Hemisphere at NBAA 2016 in Orlando, Fla. The Safran Silvercrest engine has been selected to power the new large-cabin business jet, which is expected to log its first flight in 2019. The Hemisphere cockpit will feature Honeywell’s Primus Epic integrated avionics package, with full fly-by-wire…

Textron Aviation Announced Key Suppliers at NBAA 2016

Textron Aviation Announces Citation Hemisphere Suppliers at NBAA 2016

Textron Aviation announced key suppliers for its new $35-million Citation Hemisphere at NBAA 2016 in Orlando, Fla. The Safran Silvercrest engine has been selected to power the new large-cabin business jet, which is expected to log its first flight in 2019. The Hemisphere cockpit will feature Honeywell’s Primus Epic integrated avionics package, with full fly-by-wire…

Argus Released Data — U.S. Business Aircraft Jumped 4.6 Percent

Argus Released Data — U.S. Business Aircraft Jumped 4.6 Percent

Business aircraft flying in the U.S., Caribbean and Canada last month jumped 4.6 percent year-over-year, according to TraqPak data released today by business aviation services group Argus International. This surpassed the company’s prediction of a 2.5-percent increase in September and its analysts remain optimistic about this month, estimating a 4.1-percent rise in activity. All operational…

MMG Insurance Does Business Aviation in Five States

MMG Insurance Does Business Aviation in Five States

MMG Insurance does business in five states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and the company’s Cessna Citation CJ2 is the linchpin to serving those territories from MMG’s headquarters in Presque Isle, ME. Doug Hazlett, vice president of product management, recalled a recent trip to Pennsylvania that involved three stops in two days. “That…