777X Flight Deck And Wing Fold Controls Unveiled Commented on: 18 weeks ago (November 13, 2017)

er...folks, captain speaking....we're gonna return to the gate and have maintenance take a look at one of our winglets, we should be good to go in a couple of hours. If your seat back...

Bombardier Plays ‘Name That Test Aircraft’ Commented on: 41 weeks ago (May 30, 2017)

Our clients' experience of the Bombardier Global family would suggest that the sixth Global 7000 should be named "Spare Parts" :)

Seriously, much like the 'name game' in the boating world,...

Comac Foresees A Future Of ‘Intelligent Aircraft’ Commented on: 43 weeks ago (May 16, 2017)

COMAC can do what the rest of the Chinese industrial development complex does so well; "cooperate" with Aerion or Boom, then 'boot them' after sufficient cooperation has occurred :)

How Commercial Operators Are Redefining Business Aviation Charters Commented on: 44 weeks ago (May 10, 2017)

Expense is one issue...security and confidentiality are another.

You and (Bliss hopes) up to twelve other strangers are in a tube at forty-odd thousand feet and you want to discuss a highly...

Chinese Billionaires Again Warming Up To Business Jets Commented on: 48 weeks ago (April 17, 2017)

We're not quite sure where the statistics are coming from...BBJ and ACJ are not exactly flying off the shelves and almost without exception, the big Chinese banks and financial institutions that...

Northrop Submits G550 Bizjet Proposal For J-Stars Recap Commented on: 1 year ago (March 3, 2017)

This G550 variant is clearly going to be 'up there' relative to the cost of a new Air Force One :)
...not sure that the 'fly higher/fly farther' argument works when the 550 will have a '...

Opinion: Why Are Airlines Slow To Enter The Digital Age? Commented on: 1 year ago (February 24, 2017)

I've lost count of the number of 'refund requests' I've made for aborted use of internet on many different airlines.
Gogo and every other provider are all guilty of underperformance. The...

Martin-Baker’s Test Meteors Are Still Going Strong Commented on: 1 year ago (February 13, 2017)

Andy Gent...there's a name from the past ! Great little story and "Martin Baker let-downs" have certainly made their mark on history.

I witnessed two 'bang-outs', simultaneously, in Oman...

Embraer Chief Sees Long Slog Ahead in Business Jets Commented on: 1 year ago (January 10, 2017)

Embraer should stop pretending to be a large-cabin bizjet OEM
The Legacy and Lineage are nothing more than re-jigged second-tier commercial jets.
Banks are loathe to lend against these...

U-tail Business Jet Shows Noise Benefits In Clean Sky Tests Commented on: 1 year ago (December 8, 2016)

I assume that the clothes line and pegs are included in the kit...pilots need clean, fresh underwear after those long-haul flights