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August 9, 2015
Gulfstream’s G550
Since Gulfstream introduced the G550 in 2003, it has sold close to 500 of them for two big reasons: range and cabin comfort. Although the larger, faster and slightly longer-legged G650 has replaced the G550 as the manufacturer’s flagship in recent years, the earlier aircraft remains in production and popular.
June 14, 2015
Cessna's CJ3 offers long-range and a spacious cabin.
Cessna’s entire line of Citation CJ light jets has remained popular over the years. Offering varying degrees of stretch of the same diameter fuselage, the models share certain characteristics. But talk to CJ owners and it quickly becomes apparent that one variant stands out above its siblings as the perfect combination of range, performance and operating economics: the seven- to nine-passenger CJ3, which first entered service in 2004.
April 27, 2015
Boeing 767 on the tarmac.
Feeling cramped in your large-cabin bizjet? Maybe you need one of these.
February 9, 2015
The airplane can comfortably transport four passengers across the continental U.S. and also is a favorite for transatlantic crossings.
The Bombardier Challenger 604 is a wide-bodied marathoner that offers lots of refurb options.
January 18, 2015
Perched on its gear, it sits high off the ground with a menacing rake that oozes speed and taunts you at the same time. (Photo Courtesy of Piedmont Aircraft)
I pushed the power levers forward. Both engines came to life and I was quickly jammed back into my seat. In a blink we were at 120 knots—jet speed. I heaved the control yoke toward me, climbed out of Milwaukee into the starless black night and headed out over the wintry waters of Lake Michigan.
September 23, 2014
You can get some major deals on Diamonds and Beechjets made before 1991, but there’s a reason for that.
You don’t find many airplanes that still count among best in class after four decades in the marketplace.
June 6, 2014
A340s will never return to robust resale prices,  but for those who want a truly insane discount, time may be running out.
Step right up and take advantage of the four-engine fire sale.
April 8, 2014
Airbus EC155B1 helicopter in flight.
Here's why the model sold poorly—and why you might want to buy it.
March 5, 2014
A complete gut job on an airliner or a refurbishment of a used VIP 757 would ring the register at about $28 million to $35 million, airplane included.
I remember when I first saw a Boeing 757: While boarding one in 1983. I was struck by the highly cambered wings; the tall landing gear; the nose, which recalled a Lockheed Constellation; and the pair of big, high-ratio bypass engines, which seemed to produce a gentle hum as opposed to a whine. This was elegance and efficiency in motion mated to a comfortable cabin with plenty of headroom.
February 24, 2014
Gulfstream G150 on the ramp at sunset
Gas up and go—far—in this rugged, speedy model.

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