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Visitors to Dubai Air Show 2017 had the opportunity to explore the world's only private Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The jet is operated by Deer Jet and managed by UAS International Trip Support, and features a main lounge that accommodate 16 guests, two large dining tables, an enclosed master bedroom, and fully fitted bathroom.

27th November 2017



Duncan Aviation begins work on US$70m Utah maintenance facility

Duncan Aviation has begun construction on a new US$70m business aircraft maintenance, modifications and paint complex in Provo, Utah, in the USA. The company will add nearly 275,000ft² of buildings, with a 222,000ft² maintenance and modifications center and a 53,000ft² paint facility.

23rd October 2017

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Textron Aviation’s fourth Cessna Citation Longitude propels program toward certification

textron aviation cessna citation longitude jet business airportTextron Aviation has added a fourth midsize Cessna Citation Longitude jet to its test flight fleet, moving the program one step closer to expected Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification later this year.

The new aircraft will be used to evaluate the fit and finish of the interiors, the environmental control system, pressurization and cabin technologies.

The jet had its first flight earlier this month from Textron Aviation’s Beech Field in East Wichita, Kansas, which lasted 3 hours and 20 minutes. The aircraft reached all of its performance targets.

Brad Thress, senior vice president of engineering at Textron Aviation, said, “With four aircraft now flying in the Longitude test program in less than eight months, we are demonstrating that our product development processes and teams are second to none in the industry.

“In addition to further systems testing, this fourth aircraft allows us to evaluate the overall passenger experience in the cabin, which is just as vital as the performance and technology in the cockpit.”

The first Citation Longitude flew in October 2016 and, to date, the flight test program has completed more than 200 flights, accumulating nearly 400 hours in the air. With seating for up to 12 passengers, including an optional crew jump seat, the jet additionally features the lowest cabin altitude at 5,950ft, a quiet cabin, a 6ft flat-floor cabin, and a bespoke interior.

May 15, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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