Video: Textron Longitude Unveiled At NBAA »

Textron Aviation displayed the test article of its Cessna Citation Longitude super mid-size business jet at NBAA 2015 in Las Vegas. Kriya Shortt shows us around. More

Textron Introduces Hemisphere »

As expected, Textron Aviation announced a third member of its family of next-generation Citation aircraft at NBAA 2015 with the introduction of the Hemisphere. The new aircraft will have a range of 4500 nautical miles and "best in class" everything else but details were scant on the aircraft's other specs. More

Pilatus Flies Second PC-24 Prototype »

Pilatus has flown the second prototype of its PC-24 twin-engine jet, the company announced Monday at the NBAA convention in Las Vegas. The aircraft, designated P02, took off from Buochs Airport in Switzerland on Monday morning and flew for 82 minutes. The P02 jet will complete initial test flights in Switzerland, then will be deployed mainly in the U.S. and Canada, where it will be used for systems tests and certification flights. Its flight regime will also include cold-weather trials and icing tests. More

Wheels Up Expands King Air Fractionals »

Wheels Up, a startup fractional operator specializing in King Air 350i aircraft, says it's seeing strong demand for a service that provides fractional customers with on-demand transportation at prices below those offered by established jet fractional companies. At the NBAA convention on Las Vegas Monday, Wheels Up CEO Kenny Dichter said the company has flown 25,000 fractional hours in 2015 and expect to fly 45,000 hours next year. More

Video: Nextant's King Air G90XT »

Nextant is following up its success with the 400 XTi Beechjet remanufacture with a new project to redo the popular King Air C90. Prior to the NBAA show in Las Vegas, AVweb visited Nextant's Cleveland headquarters for an overview. More

New Textron Aircraft Expected At NBAA »

Textron Aviation is rumored to be one of the big newsmakers at NBAA in Las Vegas this week with the potential for two major airframe announcements. More

New Airplanes To Debut At NBAA Convention »

The annual NBAA convention will take place Tuesday through Thursday next week in Las Vegas, and 1,100 exhibitors from the business-jet industry and about 26,000 visitors have signed up to be there. About 80 aircraft are expected to fill the static display at Henderson Executive Airport. Cessna will show off its Citation Longitude large-cabin jet, in its first public appearance, and will provide an update on other products in the works, with more details expected on its new single-engine turboprop design. More

Bonus Depreciation Approved By Congress »

Following House approval earlier this month, the Senate on Tuesday passed a tax package that includes the revival of bonus depreciation on capital investments, including aircraft. The measure allows businesses to write off up to 50 percent of the value of equipment purchased in and put into service in 2014. More

Video: 2014 Cirrus SR20 Flight Evaluation »

Cirrus markets the new SR20 as a dual-role aircraft easy to manage for a newer pilot and suitable for business travel. It's also an airplane that can make for an easier transition to the faster SR22. In this video, "Aviation Consumer" editor Larry Anglisano, along with Cirrus' Cliff Allen takes a close look at the SR20 on the ground and in the air. More

UAS At NBAA: U.S. Is Falling Behind »

It's the same old story. FAA regulatory foot-dragging hobbles development and competition. While the rest of the world, especially Israel and Australia, move rapidly forward with commercial deployment of unmanned aircraft systems, the FAA's slow formulation of regulations endangers the U.S. ability to compete. That was one observation that came out of an hour-long panel discussion attended by several hundred people at NBAA in Orlando this week. More