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A Look at the new Gulfstream G700

Introduced October 21st during the kick off to the 2019 NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas, the new Gulfstream G700 is the latest and largest business jet to enter the market, and we had an opportunity to spend a little time with it. At first look the ten foot longer fuselage of the G700 may not look…

Lear 75 Business Jet

Evolution of the Lear 75

It all started in the 1960’s when a Swiss company moved to Wichita, Kansas with a vision of producing an aircraft to meet the demanding travel needs of corporations. In doing so they created the first light business jets, the Lear 23. Over the following years Learjet continued the improvement and development of these popular…

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The Newly Certified Gulfstream G600

Introduced at NBAA-BACE in 2007, we recently took a closer look at Gulfstream’s newest FAA certified aircraft the Gulfstream G600. Receiving its certification in late June of 2019, the G600 offers new design elements and features, along with a multitude of customer interior layout and design options, in this 19 passenger ultralong range aircraft. Aside…

Pilatus PC-24 - Altivation Aircraft

The Pilatus PC-24

Building upon the versatility and success of the PC-12, Swiss aircraft manufacture Pilatus introduced the PC-24 in 2013, and with it a whole new aircraft category. This new SVJ or super versatile jet category occupied solely by the PC-24, further highlight’s the capabilities that have been designed into the aircraft.  Much like the Pilatus PC-12,…

Cirrus Vision Jet - Altivation Aircraft

The New G2 Vision Jet

Originally entering service in 2016 the Cirrus Vision Jet recently announced the second generation (G2) in early 2019, and providing the next evolution in aircraft progression for operators looking to enter the light jet market. For any of the current 7000 plus Cirrus owners, the Vision Jet provides a simplified upgrade path with many similarities…

Phenom 100EV

Embraer Phenom 100EV

Looking back at 2008, the VLJ or Very Light Jet market was still a young market segment made up of the Eclipse Jet and the Citation Mustang. However, that would soon change as other manufacturers either already announced, or would shortly announce aircraft to fill this market segment. While the VLJ market was originally considered…

Phenom 300 Business Jet

Business Aviation Insurance & Risk Management in Today’s Marketplace

Contributed by: Matthew Feltner @theaerospacebroker Since 1926, with the passing of the Air Commerce Act which established airways, accident investigations, aids to navigation, and surveys to increase air commerce viability, the aviation industry has traditionally been risk adverse. The need to mitigate risk and focus on safety came out of the post-World War I growth…

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The Cessna Denali

Announced at EAA AirVenture in 2015, the Cessna Denali is the newest entry into the already popular single engine turboprop segment. The Denali is set to start flight testing this year, with the first customer deliveries of this new high-performance single engine, advanced technology turboprop aircraft slated for 2020. Cessna has adapted new technology not…

Altivation Aircraft Honda Jet

Honda Jet Elite

The Honda Jet is the product of decades of research and development reaching back to the late 1980’s, when Honda began its research into light aircraft. This research included the test flights of the Honda Jets predecessor, the MH-02, the world’s first all composite experimental business jet in the mid 1990’s. In 2005 the Honda…

Supplemental Lift

Supplemental Lift – The Charter Option

Contributed by: Eric Wilkins, Co-Founder, Antaero Aviation The pre-buy is complete, the paperwork is signed, and the aircraft is on its way to your hangar. Congratulations! Your flight department has moved into ownership. Gone are the days of third parties managing your travel arrangements or last-minute bookings to accomplish a late notice meeting. But while…

Business Jets - Altivation Aircraft

Aircraft Bonus Depreciation

Written and contributed by: Chris Sundberg of Husch Blackwell The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Tax Law”), permits qualified purchasers of new and pre-owned aircraft to elect, for the purchaser’s first year of ownership, to deduct from the purchaser’s gross income 100% of the purchaser’s basis in the aircraft (what we will…

Embraer Praetor 600 Logo - Altivation Aircraft

Embraer Praetor 500 and Praetor 600

Embraer announced last week at NBAA-BACE held in Florida, their latest offerings in the mid and super mid-sized market with the Embraer Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 aircraft. While built upon the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500, the new Embraer Praetor will not replace the current Legacy aircraft but offer a new option for operators…

NBAA 40 Under 40 - Chris Swathwood Altivation Aircraft

Altivation Director Selected NBAA Top 40 under 40

Altivation Director of Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions Chris Swathwood was named a recipient of the inaugural 2018 Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40, presented by National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. Swathwood was recognized for his continued work in aviation where he also serves as Chairman…

Dassault Falcon 8X - Altivation Aircraft

The Dassault Falcon 8X

In 2016 Dassault delivered its first Falcon 8X aircraft, after nearly 10 years of success with the Falcon 7X. The latest addition in the Dassault fleet, is a slightly longer version than its predecessor, with its upgraded engines and modified fuel tanks, giving the Dassault Falcon 8X longer range and allowing the aircraft to make…

Gulfstream G500 Aft Cabin - Altivation Aircraft

The New Ultralong Range Gulfstream G500

While the downturn of 2008 impacted the mid-size cabin class market, the large cabin class aircraft continued to see a level of growth through the economic turmoil. Now 10 years later and that growth continues as new aircraft continue to be introduced in the large cabin class, ultralong range market. Gulfstream is just one of…

Citation Latitude - Altivation Aircraft

The Citation Latitude

In the world of the midsize business jet there have been a number of well-known and well respected aircraft that have filled this space over the years. Then enter the economic downturn of 2008, which rippled through the business jet market. Very few aircraft segments other than the larger class business jets escaped the negative…

Phenom 300E - Altivation Aircraft

The “Enhanced” Phenom 300E

The Phenom 300 single pilot light jet has become one of the most popular and best-selling light business jets on the market over the past 6 years. Building on the success of the Phenom 300, Embraer started production on the new Phenom 300E with the first delivers occurring earlier this year. Recently we took a…

Quest Kodiak 100 - Altivation Aircraft

Quest Kodiak Series II Introduced

Quest Aircraft introduces the latest refinement to the Kodiak 100 with the Series II After years of consistent success by Quest Aircraft with their versatile and rugged STOL capable Quest Kodiak 100, the reliable workhorse is getting an upgrade with the new Series II. When the Quest Kodiak first entered production in 2008 with its…