According to reports, Qatar has gifted a very large business jet to Turkey. Worth an estimated $500 million, the Boeing 747-8 business jet had previously been listed for sale by Qatar. Turkey was reportedly looking at buying the aircraft, however when Qatar's ruler found out he donated it to Turkey's President for free according to Bloomberg.The 'gift' is part of … [Read more...] about Royal Boeing Business Jet Gifted to Turkey
Several sources are reporting that the Qatari Government had directed AMAC Aerospace to sell its Boeing 747-8 aircraft which as of writing is reported sold by AMAC.The aircraft manufactured in 2012 for the Qatar government’s Amiri Flight, entered service in 2015 following completion by AMAC Aerospace, Basel.The aircraft powered by General Electric GEnx-2B engines, had … [Read more...] about Qatari Government Boeing 747-8 VVIP sold?
The Airbus A350 XWB Ultra Long Range version has completed its first flight.The aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines successfully completed its first short flight test programme to certify the changes over the standard A350-900 that will extend its range capability to 9,700 nautical miles.The test phase also measure enhanced performance from aerodynamic … [Read more...] about Ultra Long Range version of the A350 XWB completes first flight
The first Boeing Business Jet BBJ MAX has left Boeing on its way to becoming a fully outfitted BBJ MAX 8.The aircraft left Boeing's facility in Seattle on 16 April, on the first stage of its journey to completion.In its first step of its journey, the BBJ MAX 8 aircraft is to have a PATS auxiliary fuel tank fitted, extending the aircrafts range to 6,640 nautical miles … [Read more...] about First BBJ Max leaves Boeing
The Bombardier C Series program has recieved a welcome partner in the shape of aviation giant Airbus.The details of the agreement include an Airbus 50.01 per cent interest in CSeries Aircraft Limited Partnership, which manufactures and sells the jets.While Bombardier will lose control of a plane programme developed at a cost of $6bn (£4.5bn), it gives the CSeries … [Read more...] about Bombardier C Series gets a partner in Airbus