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Contemporary aircraft boasts magnificent design, feats of engineering and the world's most cutting-edge innovation. Aircraft Showcase takes an in-depth look at all of our favorite makes and models to learn more about what makes them so unique and so special. We will also explore innovative and experimental aircraft models to discover new ways that planes are allowing us to fly further, higher, faster, cleaner, and in more luxury than ever before.


Aircraft Showcase

Aircraft Showcase

Contemporary aircraft boasts magnificent design, feats of engineering and the world's most cutting-edge innovation. Aircraft Showcase takes an in-depth look at all of our favorite makes and models to ...

An old propeller airplane flying in a cloudy sky and surrounded by the quote "Life is a Journey, Enjoy the Flight!"

500+ Best: Airplane Quotes About Airplanes

We all love quotes. They inspire, motivate, and tell a story succinctly. Enjoy these 500+ Airplane quotes. The best quotes about Airplanes will ring true with both enthusiasts and casual aviation fans ...

Raytheon Hawker 4000 Horizon on final approach with landing gear down passing overhead on a lightly cloudy day

Business Jets - The Raytheon Hawker 4000

The Hawker 4000 is an all-new super mid size corporate jet built by the Raytheon Aircraft Company. It was originally announced under the name of Hawker Horizon in 1996, but didn't debut until November ...

NASA's Gulfstream GIIB Shuttle Training Aircraft lands at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida

Gulfstream GIIB Description

The G-IIB is a low wing, twin fanjet pressurized aircraft. It is designed for all weather flying and operations. The basic aircraft is certified to 43,000 feet above sea level for flight. The aircraft ...

Gulfstream G450 private airplane coming in for a landing

Gulfstream G450: When Style Meets Substance

A direct descendant of the thoroughbred, the GIV-series aircraft, it's no wonder why the G450 is the most sought-after in the world. Gulfstream G450 will exceed even the most discriminating tastes. Al ...

Global 5000 business jet taking off from runway 13 in Luqa, Malta

The Global 5000 Business Jet: Always an Overachiever

Remember that overachieving classmate in high school whom you hate for consistently making you look bad but couldn't help but admire anyway? The kid just had better grades, better clothes even better ...

Aircraft Cessna 525 Citation CJ1 landing at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow in front of a blue sky background on a sunny day

The CJ1+ Business Jet - Perfect For Private Jet Charter

Review of Cessna's CJ1+ business jet. The modifications to this aircraft means it is easier to fly, more powerful and yet it has better fuel efficiency. Read more... ...

Hawker 900XP Business Jet is landing on an overcast day at the airport in Kiev, Ukraine

The Hawker 900XP

What is new at Hawker? All the great things that you have come to expect from the mid-sized business jets already in service, just kicked up a notch. ...

Cessna 560 Citation Encore+ parked by the snow at Engadin Airport in Samedan, Switzerland

Citation Encore

The Citation Encore is a great choice for a business jet to charter for your next out of town meeting or conference. It is efficient, comfortable and best of all affordable for a charter jet. ...

Pilatus PC-12 NG parked on grass with mountains in the background near Dachstein, Austria

Take Flight on the Pilatus PC-12

Business travel is a booming business and choosing the right charter aircraft for your specific needs is paramount. Once you charter you won't want to go back to commercial flights anytime soon. Disco ...

King Air C90 parked at Centennial Airport near Denver, Colorado

Chartering a King Air 90 Turbo Prop

Everybody has heard the saying, "Time is money friend!" and nobody knows this to be true more than a business man or woman. This is why Beechcraft first had the idea in 1961 to create an aircraft that ...

IAI 1124A Westwind II taxiing at Taipei-Songshan Airport

The Westwind 1124

Traveling for business can be a hassle, but not when you charter a jet to get you where you want to go on your terms. Although a bit outdated, the Westwind 1124 is still a viable option for a business ...

Cessna 560XL Citation Excel flying over the Lublin Airport in Swidnik, Poland on a cloudy day.

Business Jets - The Cessna Citation Excel

The Cessna Citation Excel, Model 560XL, is a turbofan-powered small-to-medium sized business jet built by the Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas. Several jets in the Citation family, which inc ...

Piper Saratoga six-seat, high-performance, single engine, all-metal fixed-wing aircraft flying on a clear blue day for general aviation purposes

Piper Turbo Saratoga Airplane - 3 Reasons This Is One Of The Most Practical Planes On The Market

So you're considering buying a Saratoga airplane. For someone just getting into aviation, or someone with a low budget, this plane is the perfect starter. If we compare it to the automobile industry, ...

boeing bbj, business jet, jet airplane, pilot careers, airplane pilot

Business Jets - The Boeing BBJ

The Boeing Business Jet, also known as the BBJ, is a long-range corporate jet developed from the 737-700 and 800. The aircraft, a joint venture between Boeing and General Electric, was intended to be ...

Challenger 601-3A VIP aircraft landing on a lightly cloudy day at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, UK

Learn More About Chartering a Challenger 601 Heavy Jet

These days, many corporations are cutting back on expenses, but for many companies, chartering a private jet makes good business sense. There are many benefits of chartering a Challenger 601 Heavy Jet ...

Beech V35 Bonanza single engine light aircraft in Lethbridge, Australia

V35 Bonanza - A History Of Excellence In Aviation, That Stands Out Among Many

The company known as Beechcraft has been around for over 75 years, their planes leading the aviation industry in excellence and quality of craftsmanship the entire time. Mainly focusing on private cla ...

General Aviation - Beechcraft Bonanza flying over the Rocky Mountains of Colorado during Autumn.

B36TC BONANZA Series - A History Of Excellence In Design and Craftsmanship

If you'd like to learn a little about what it means to become and aircraft owner, but aren't sure where to start or what would be the perfect aircraft for you, then you'll want to read this article. S ...

Private Airbus A318 landing at Stuttgart Airport on a clear blue day

Airbus A318

It can comfortably seat over one hundred passengers. Just wait till you see what it can do when it is outfitted for eighteen. ...

Couple on the beach looking up to see a Thai Airways Boeing 777 airplane landing at Phuket Airport in Thailand

The Boeing 777

Commercial aircraft are the result of the airline requirements which shape them, attempting to fulfill, as completely and cost-effectively as possible, the particular combination of mission goals. For ...

Iraqi Airways Airbus A330 Plane taking off into the blue sky from Istanbul

The Airbus A330 and A340

Airbus Industrie, a consortium of European aircraft manufacturers which had provided the first serious competition to the US with its original widebody, twin-engined A-300, had quickly concluded that ...

Qantas Link Boeing 717 regional jet taking off from Perth Airport in Australia

The Boeing 717

Tracing its lineage to the DC-9, the MD-80, and the MD-90, the Boeing 717, which had inceptionally been designated the MD-95, had been the last purely-McDonnell-Douglas aircraft and the first and only ...

B17 Flying Fortress Memphis Belle at Duxford Airshow.

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Few aircraft can claim the pivotal role in US victory during World War II that the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress can. Designed to meet the August 16, 1934 Army Air Corps requirement for a multi-engined ...

Ilyushin Il-18 in flight - large turboprop airliner was one of the best known, popular, and durable Soviet aircraft of its era, first flown in 1957 and still in civilian use 56 years later.

A Venerable Old Lady - The Ilyushin IL-18

The IL-18 was the mainstay of air transport in Eastern-Europe before the jet age arrived there also. Learn the story of this beautiful aircraft from this close-up-and-intimate account. ...

Boeing 737-300 of Orient Thai airline landing at Chiang Mai airport from Bangkok Don Muang Airport in Thailand

The Boeing 737-300

Seeking to complete its family of quad-engined, long-range 707s and tri-engined, medium-range 727s with a twin-engined, short-range airliner, and capture some of the market already filled by the simil ...

BAe Systems British Aerospace BAe 146-200 - Avro RJ85 G-TYPH at Slovac International air fest SIAF 2011

The British Aerospace BAe-146

Aircraft manufacturers had, for some four decades, attempted to design the elusive DC-3 replacement with different powerplant types, including the piston-engined Convair 240/340/440 and Martin 2-0-2/4 ...

North American B-25 Mitchell Red Bull (The Flying Bulls) flight demonstration at Bucharest International Air Show 2013.

The North American B-25 Mitchell

Driving down New Highway, which skirts the perimeter of Farmingdale, Long Island's, Republic Airport, on the still-warm, crystal-blue Labor Day morning in 2006, and glimpsing the tails of the World Wa ...

Consolidated Vultee B-24 Liberator named Betsy on Mission to Wewak, New Guinea, 24 February 1944

The Consolidated Vultee B-24 Liberator

The Consolidated Vultee B-24 Liberator had had its origins in the 1938 US Army Air Corps requirement for a long-range, high-capacity bomber able to cruise at 300 mph and 30,000 feet, with a 3,000-mile ...

Boeing 767-300 landing at Haneda International Airport, Japan

The Boeing 767

Commercial aircraft are the result of the airline requirements which shape them, attempting to fulfill, as completely and cost-effectively as possible, the particular combination of mission goals. For ...

A blue MD11 takes of at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands

The McDonnell Douglas MD-11

Although no definitive aircraft program had, in the event, been launched, detailed market analysis, along with new technological research, would later prove valuable to the eventual design. The 60 ord ...

Boeing 757 taking off into blue sky

The Boeing 757

Increasing demand on existing Boeing 727 routes, which often eclipsed the capacity of even the stretched, -200 series version, coupled with advanced technology, dictated the need for either a larger v ...

NASA 515, first Boeing 737 (manufactured 1968, serial number 19437) used by Langley Research Center for various research

The Boeing B737

It is a truism that competition often brings out the best in people. It was as a response to competition from the Airbus A320, that Boeing developed an update to the 737 in 1991 that was essentially a ...

Silver color Mcdonnell Douglas MD-80 modern passenger airplane flying in cloudy blue sky

The McDonnell - Douglas MD-80

This article discusses the design, development, and history of the McDonnell-Douglas MD-80. It also reviews its five major versions, including the MD-81, the MD-82, the MD-83, the MD-87, and the MD-88 ...

Airbus A310-300 taking off on a sunny day

The Airbus A-310

This article discusses the design, development, and history of the Airbus A-310. It also discusses its two major versions, the A-310-200 and the A-310-300. ...

Sikorsky VS-44 Excambian Flying Boat taking off from water during World War II

The Sikorsky VS-44 Flying Boat

This article discusses the design, development, and history of the Sikorsky VS-44 Flying Boat. It also reviews the military version of the aircraft, the XPBS-1. ...

Trade Air Fokker F100 9A-BTD regional jet flying up into the blue sky

The Fokker F.70 and F.100 Regional Jet

This article discusses the design, development, and history of the Fokker F.70 and F.100 regional jet, successors to the F.28 Fellowship. It also takes a look at the unbuilt and stretched F.130 and th ...

Hello McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 landing runway 32 in Luqa, Malta

The McDonnell-Douglas MD-90

This article discusses the design, development, and history of the McDonnell-Douglas MD-90 twin-jet. It also takes a look at its several proposed and, in some cases, built versions, including the MD-9 ...

Fairchild Dornier regional jet 328JET landing against a cloudy sky.

The Fairchild-Dornier Do-328JET

This article discusses the design, development, and history of the Fairchild-Dornier Do-328JET. It also reviews the proposed, but unbuilt Do-428JET, a stretched derivative. ...

Red Bull The Flying Bulls Douglas DC-6B at Innsbruck Airport in Austria.

The Douglas DC-4, - 6, and - 7 Piston Airliners

This article discusses the design, development, and history of the Douglas DC-4, DC-6, and DC-7. It also takes a look at their specialized versions, such as the DC-4E, DC-6A Liftmaster, DC-6B, DC-6C, ...

Seaplane Canadair CL-215 dropping water

Modern Aircraft - The Canadair CL-215

The CL-215 is an amphibious aircraft specifically designed to fight forest fires. It is the first model in a series of firefighting aircraft built by Canadair. ...

The special built K-MAX helicopter with intermeshing rotors lifting off the runway to go fight the 790 Fire near Prospect, Oregon.

Heavy Lift Helicopters - The Kaman K-1200 K-Max

The K-Max, developed and produced by the Kaman Aerospace Company, is the world's first helicopter designed and built specifically for multiple external lift operations. The K-Max is able to perform a ...

Short 360 turboprop aircraft intended for passenger transport

The Shorts Skyvan and 330/360 Commuter Airliners

This article traces and design, development, and history of the Shorts Skyvan, 330, and 360 series of commuter airliners. It also looks at their military versions. ...

Boeing 2707 Supersonic Transport

The Boeing 2707 Supersonic Transport

This article discusses the design, development, and history of the Boeing 2707 and its three -100, -200, and -300 versions. It concludes with why it was not economically feasible and why it never proc ...

Tupolev Tu-144 plane was the first in the world commercial supersonic transport aircraft

The Tupolev Tu-144 Supersonic Transport

This article traces the design and development of the former Soviet Union's supersonic airliner, the Tupolev Tu-144. It discusses why it and its second, Tu-144D version, failed to enter scheduled serv ...

Boeing 747-400 taking off from the Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan

The Boeing 747-400

This article discusses the design, development, and history of the Boeing 747-400, numerically the most popular version. It also reviews the aircraft's specialized derivatives. ...

The Lockheed L-188 Electra

The Lockheed L-188 Electra

This article discusses the design, development, and history of the Lockheed L-188 turboprop Electra. It then delves into the aircraft's design flaws, reviewing the Braniff and Northwest accidents and ...

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