Phenom 100 Market Report – 1Q 2020, Performance and Operating Cost

Announced at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) annual convention in 2005, the Phenom 100 is Embraer’s first purpose built business jet. Engineered by the same team who designed Embraer’s highly successful line of large commercial aircraft, the Phenom 100 carries forward the company’s legacy of delivering value through robustness, ease of maintenance and [...]

By | 2020-01-23T20:12:25+00:00 January 20th, 2020|

Citation CJ3 3Q 2019 Market Report

Citation CJ3 History The Citation CJ3 is one of the most well rounded and successful light jets ever produced.  Its pedigree dates back to the original CitationJet, or “CJ”, which started production in 1993.  The CJ, or Cessna 525, platform is the basis of several highly popular Citation models such as the CJ1, CJ2 [...]

By | 2019-08-02T13:37:01+00:00 August 2nd, 2019|

Phenom 300 Market Report – 3Q 2019, Performance and Operating Cost

2018 marks the sixth year consecutive year Embraer's Phenom 300 took the coveted title of "World's Best Selling Business Jet".  The reasons are many, and culminate to make the Phenom 300 the most disruptive light jet to enter the market in decades.  In this article you will find Phenom 300 performance, operating cost and [...]

By | 2020-01-23T20:14:34+00:00 August 1st, 2019|

Fly By Wire Explained

Imagine you’re departing a high elevation airport on a warm day, surrounded by terrain, into poor visibility.  You’ve carefully and methodically reviewed performance charts, and meet obstacle clearance requirements should you encounter an engine failure during climb out.  Despite your calculations affirming you’re safe to proceed, you mentally review the single-engine climb scenario you [...]

By | 2019-07-17T17:27:12+00:00 November 6th, 2018|

The Most Overlooked Value in the Light Jet Market – Cessna’s Citation Encore+

The mid-light business jet market has evolved tremendously in recent years.  Cessna and Embraer, today’s dominant light jet manufacturers, in the late 2000s introduced models offering state-of-the-art airframe, engine, avionic and maintenance technology.  Without doubt, Cessna's CJ4 and Embraer's Phenom 300 are highly compelling, evidenced by their resounding success.  So compelling in fact, the [...]

By | 2019-08-22T15:18:53+00:00 June 21st, 2018|

Taxi Into Position and Hold – Phenom 300

I was strapped into the front of a brand new Phenom 300 demonstrator. Fort Worth Alliance Tower instructed us to "taxi into position and hold."  We were about to be cleared for take-off. My heart was racing with excitement. It was a cool autumn morning, the sun was barely peaking over the horizon. I [...]

By | 2018-08-10T13:48:30+00:00 May 20th, 2018|