AgustaWestland AW-109SP GrandNew
The GrandNew is the next generation of the proven Grand platform, with a new digital glass-cockpit and a composite material fuselage. The Chelton FlightLogic Synthetic Vision EFIS and a new 4-axis digital duplex autopilot provide the pilots with situational awareness and flight management capabilities never achieved before on the light twin class. Designed using the latest technology, the GrandNew offers high performance capabilities, a large cabin and low environmental footprint for a wide range of roles .
AW-109SP GrandNew specifications:
Max Speed 168kts
Max Range 424nm
VIP configuration 2 pilots and 6 passengers
After a comprehensive analysis of light twin engine helicopter the IAS team has determined that the AW-109SP is the “Best of Breed” in this category. It features the most advance flight deck in it’s class inclusive of all the modern safety features available. The cabin room, low noise level and amenities will please most passengers.
Whether purchasing a GrandNew or any aircraft we recommend that you have a team consultants assist you with the acquisition and placing the aircraft in service.
Having a team of consultants on your side will enhance the safety of your operation and be cost effective.
Capt. Ivan Klugman
This is an excerpt from:
” A Guide to Sales Success in a Challenging Economy; Six Things You Should Know About Selling Your Aircraft”
that I contributed to. The entire guide is available for download at Taylor Greenwood Photography’s website.
Introduction – What sells a Private Jet or Helicopter?
An aircraft will sell itself, if it is appropriately priced for the condition that it is in.
Get an honest Market Analysis of your aircraft. Today’s buyer is very sophisticated and not easily fooled by a low budget paint and interior refurbishment.
• Always represent your aircraft in a clear an honest fashion.
• A good photographer is worth his weight in gold, a poorly photographed aircraft will be overlooked in print and on the web.
• Have reasonable expectations and be flexible there are no longer lines waiting to buy your aircraft.
• Never hire a broker that wants to purchase your aircraft for their inventory they will see a huge profit, not you.
• Aircraft in prime condition with excellent history sell quickly at premium prices.
• Aircraft in poor condition with disorganized records sell slowly at subprime prices.
Is it cost effective to bring your aircraft up to prime condition?
In most cases YES, bringing an aircraft up to the new EASA standards will allow it to be exported easily and increase its marketability. New paint, interior and recent heavy maintenance checks at a reputable center are always good selling points.
Remember the ATC saying “Best equipped aircraft is the Best served”.
The Challenger series of aircraft is one of the most successful lines of corporate aircraft. They have proven themselves to be cost effective and reliable. Anyone considering a business jet should take a serious look at the Challenger series! Challenger 600 prices start below 1 million dollars…Then we can refurbish to client specifications to produce a like new aircraft for a fraction of the price.
Another wonderful design of Bill Lear the Challengers original name was the Learstar. Bombardier renamed it the Challenger prior to the first delivery of the 600 series aircraft. The 601 started deliveries in 1983 and was a strong seller until 1996 when the longer range Challenger 604 and then 605 replaced it in the lineup . It has the widest body in it’s class and makes those longer flights very comfortable.
Challenger specs. Cabin height 6′2″, Width 8′4″ and Length 28′. Link Challenger tech specs.
Capt: Ivan Klugman
Eurocopter EC 145 is a twin-engine light utility helicopter manufactured by Eurocopter. Originally referred to as the BK 117 C2, the EC 145 is based upon the BK 117, which became a part of the Eurocopter line-up in 1992 when the company was formed through the merger of the Messerschmitt-Bölkow and Aérospatiale. The EC 145 is a twin-engine aircraft and can carry up to 9 passengers along with 2 crew, depending on configuration. This helicopter is well suited for corporate, air taxi and EMS. The EC-145 is a very durable machine that can endure the punishment of high cycle operators such as sightseeing. Its ample cabin may be outfitted in many configurations including a luxury corporate model designed by IAS.
- Crew: 1 or 2 (pilots)
- Capacity: 9 passengers
- Powerplant: 2×Turbomeca Arriel 738 shp each
- Max Speed 145 kts
- Cruise speed 133 kts
- Range 370 nm
- Link to Technical specs. from Eurocopter
Ivan Klugman www.inavsol.com
Here is an interesting video featuring the EC-145 you may enjoy.
Bombardier proudly announced it’s new Global series aircraft the Global 8000 and 7000 at this years NBAA (National Business Aircraft Association) convention. I was a little disappointed to learn that rather than a clean sheet new aircraft design Bombardier’s answer to the challenge from Gulfstream’s the G650 was simply a stretch and modernization of the venerable Global Express.
While Gulfstream strived to keep the weight of their new aircraft under 100,000lbs, which is the weight restriction at Teterboro New Jersey. Bombardier elected to exceed this limit. Teterboro is perhaps one of the most popular destinations for business jets in the world. Some companies simply won’t buy a jet that can’t land in Teterboro. This was and still is a major obstacle for the Boeing BBJ.
The Bombardier Global Express has always been an aircraft with outstanding cabin amenities and stellar performance there is no reason to think that these new family members will be anything less.
The Global 8000 business jet achieves a remarkable 7,900 nautical miles at Mach 0.85 with 8 passengers*, and an equally impressive 5,650 nm range at Mach 0.90*.
Cabin length – 50.60 ft (15.42 m) (Between cockpit and aft pressure bulkhead)
Cabin width – 8.17 ft (2.49 m) (maximum)
Cabin width – 6.92 ft (2.11 m) (Floorline)
Cabin maximum height – 6.25 ft (1.91 m)
The Global 7000 aircraft flies 7,300 nm at Mach 0.85 with 10 passengers*
Cabin length – 59.60 ft (18.17 m) (Between cockpit and aft pressure bulkhead)
Cabin width – 8.17 ft (2.49 m) (Maximum)
Cabin width – 6.92 ft (2.11 m) (Floorline)
Max. Cabin height – 6.25 ft (1.91 m)
IAS recommendations: IAS fully recommends the Global series to all clients. This is a fast and comfortable aircraft that meets the needs of those who desire to travel around the globe cost effectively, securely and safely. Bombardier is taking orders for these aircraft now. We recommend that you have a professional team of consultants to help. The options in safety related equipment as well as ascetics could be overwhelming. IAS has a team of maintenance people, pilots and designers to assist in the contract negotiations and “specking out” of the new aircraft.
The AW139 is a conventional twin-engined transport helicopter with a 5-blade fully articulated main rotor and a 4-blade tail rotor and a retractable landing gear.The AW139 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PT6C turboshaft engines. The helicopter is being marketed for use in a number of roles including Law Enforcement/Emergency Medical Service, Executive Transport, Search and Rescue, Maritime and Offshore Oil Operations. The first AW139 flew on 3 February 2001 at Vergiate in Italy, and the first production aircraft on 24 June 2002. The first customer aircraft was delivered in 2003.
Capacity: 15 passengers
Length: 13.77 m (45 ft 2 in)
Main rotor diameter: × 13.8 m (45 ft 3 in)
Width: 2.26 m (7 ft 5 in)
Height: 3.72 m (12 ft 2 in)
Empty weight: 3622 kg (7985 lb)
Gross weight: 6400 kg (14110 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67C free turbine turboshaft engine, 1142 kW (1531 hp) each
Maximum speed: 310 km/h (193 mph)
Range: 1061 km (573 miles)
Service ceiling: 6098 m (20,000 ft)
Rate of climb: 10.9 m/s (2140 ft/min)
IAS comments: Roomy cabin, ample range and advanced flight deck make the AW-139 an attractive aircraft for many purposes. We consider this best of breed in the corporate VIP helicopter market. Contact us for assistance in purchasing a new or pre-owned AW-139.
Above are Gulfstream 650 exterior rendings by one of the IAS design team. The IAS team of “World Class” designers can help you with your Gulfstream 650. We also have the operational expertise to help with selecting the options and negotiate the contract. Prior to meeting your friendly Gulfstream sales person contact IAS ,we can be on your side throughout the process, to act in your best interest.
We are getting excited about the first Gulfstream 650 deliveries in the near future . The Gulfstream 650 promises to be the ultimate business jet with it’s wide body and 7000 nm range at speeds up to .92 mach. It’s the first new fuselage cross section from Gulfstream in about 35 years and that is exciting!!! You can actually stand-up and spread your arms in this wide body aircraft. The Flight deck resembles the Starship “Enterprise” featuring state of the art avionics.
Passenger accommodations have not been forgotten in addition to the room there is actually a comfortable seat in this aircraft. None of the bells and whistles have been forgotten in the cabin as well; WIFI, Direct TV etc… . We are looking forward to working with our clients and Gulfstream on many 650 projects in the future.
The Gulfstream 650 airframe ,combined with the legendary Gulfstream customer service, is going to be a combination ,that’s hard to beat !!
Long Range Cruise Mach 0.85
Mmo Mach 0.925
Normal Cruise Mach 0.90
Range at LRC 7,000 nm / 12,964 km
Range at Normal Cruise 5,000 nm / 9,260 km
Takeoff Distance (MTOW, SL, ISA) 6,000 ft / 1,829 m
Basic Operating 54,000 lbs / 24,494 kg
Maximum Fuel 44,200 lbs / 20,049 kg
Maximum Landing 83,500 lbs / 37,876 kg
Maximum Payload 6,500 lbs / 2,948 kg
Maximum Payload/Full fuel 1,800 lbs / 816 kg
Maximum Ramp 100,000 lbs / 45,360 kg
Maximum Takeoff 99,600 lbs / 45,179 kg
Maximum Zero Fuel 60,500 lbs / 27,443 kg
Engine Type BR725A1-12
Thrust Rating 16,100 lbs / 71.61 kN (each)
Typical Passenger Payload 8 passengers
Total Interior Length 53 ft 7 in / 16.33 m
Cabin Length 46 ft 10 in / 14.27 m
Height 6 ft 5 in / 1.95 m
Width 8 ft 6 in / 2.59 m
Cabin Volume 2,138 cu ft / 60.51 cu m
Baggage Volume (Gross) 195 cu ft / 5.52 cu m
Height 25 ft, 8 in / 7.82 m
Length 99 ft, 9 in / 30.40 m
Overall Span 99 ft, 7 in / 30.35 m
Wingspan 93 ft, 8 in / 28.55 m
Ivan Klugman www.inavsol.com
I was lucky enough to snap a few pictures of the all new Gulfstream 250 doing some test flying. Gulfstream expects it will be certified next year and deliveries to start by the end of the year. The G-250 promises to be a strong competitor in the mid-sized business jet category.
For the latest news and anticipated performance specifications check out: Gulfstream’s 250 website
I’m going to try to explain WAAS without any ”Geek Speak”.
This is a very simplified explanation for non-aviation professionals. WAAS :Wide Area Augmentation System is a means of enhancing conventional GPS accuracy to enable precision like approaches where no conventional ground based precession approach facilities exist. There are about 1500 of these approach procedures published with more being added daily.
What is the benefit to the aircraft owner: SAFETY and convenience. The non-procession approach has always been the most dangerous approach available. Having WAAS reduces the number of these required to be executed therefore increasing the safety of your operation. Having WAAS will allow you to land in weather conditions that would not be possible without it.
The bottom line is that we recommend updating your exiting aircraft to WAAS capabilities if it is not so equipped.
Integral Aviation Solutions was featured in Palm Beach Illustrated this month. Please click on each picture or download PDF.
We got a bit of an Airshow as our flights where delayed at Newark NJ yesterday.
There have been many articles written on how to buy an aircraft but this not an article that you read that claims to give you enough knowledge to buy your own aircraft. Quite frankly you cannot acquire enough knowledge to buy an aircraft by reading a few of these articles. A lot of what is required comes from experience.
I am an aviation consultant with thirty years of experience in the industry and I can tell you that it requires at least three consultants to do the job. I being the primary consultant during this process bring into the loop an aviation attorney and an aviation accountant. I have experienced individuals that I match with the needs of my clients in regard to the legal and accounting aspects of the transaction. I handle the negotiations with the seller whether that is a manufacturer of a new aircraft or the owner of a pre-owned aircraft. I also arrange and oversee the pre-purchase of pre owned aircraft or the acceptance process and completion oversight of a new aircraft. Like a conductor of an orchestra I see to it that we are all reading the same sheet of music and playing our parts at the right time.
I have had a recent experience speaking with a manufacturer’s representative indicating that they preferred the client comes directly to them, I guess they want to be able to slaughter the lamb. The fact is that all the aircraft manufacturers have negotiated the terms of purchase of their aircraft, this is the “secret” they don’t want you to know. The interior options a manufacture offers are very limited and in the interest of keeping their productions number up they discourage many customizations that can be easily be accomplished. An aircraft completion management firm can offer you almost anything you desire even if it requires taking a “green” delivery and having a third party complete the aircraft to your liking. Do I need an aircraft completion oversight firm even though I’m buying new aircraft ? ABSOLUTLY POSITIVELY YES it is foolish not to have representation prior to your aircraft being on the assembly line. During the manufacturing and test flight process mistakes and accidents happen. If you don’t have a representative onsite you could be receiving one of these airframes. Granted this is not an everyday occurrence however having a representative onsite insures you will not be the recipient of an aircraft that has gone though a non routine manufacturing or test flight process.
The Bottom line is that I don’t recommend that a layman try to purchase an aircraft on their own. Don’t try to become an aviation professional overnight, hire a fee for service consultant that has your best interest in mind. An aviation consultant will make the whole acquisition process hassle free for you and give you the “peace of mind” knowing that you are getting an aircraft that is safe and will retain its value for years to come.
This is the Latest and Greatest from our friends at Falcon Jet ultra long range with a bit of a micro cabin The7x has the smallest cabin in the 6000nm class aircraft however life in the business jet market is all about tradeoffs. The Falcon does have great field performance and advertises low operational costs. The cockpit looks like the Starship Enterprise 4 or 5 it’s certainly more advanced than the first couple. Being a B777 pilot I’m familiar with fly by wire and the handling qualities should be fantastic. I’m a little concerned about the Honeywell Easy displays, Falcon touts they were designed by fighter pilots perhaps they should have consulted a corporate pilot, the screens at times seem cluttered and display too much information. Yes there can be too much information, the Global Vision system based on the Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion avionics appears much cleaner system.
Some specs: Cabin 6’4”, height 7’8” length 39’. Range about 6000nm
The 7X is in high demand.
IAS comments: the Falcon 7 x is a pilot pleaser as all Falcons have been. It has the ability to fly 6000nm from a rather short field that may make the only aircraft for some. There seem to be a few slots on the market due to current conditions and these may prove to be a great opportunity for entre into service or investment.
Integral Aviation Solutions Inc: www.inavsol.com
The EC-130′s reliability and low operating costs make it a favorite with sightseeing tour operators. It’s easy to fly and maintain, making it suitable for many segments and markets around the globe. The EC-130 bears Bob’s stamp of approval and thats not easy to earn.
Crew: 1 (pilot in left seat)
Capacity: 6 passengers (2 at front and four at back) can be modified to take 7 passengers (3 at front and four at back)
Length: 10.68 m (35 ft)
Rotor diameter: 10.69 m (35 ft 1in)
Height: 3.34 m (10 ft 11 in)
Empty weight: 1,377 kg (3,036 lbs)
Useful load: 1,050 kg (2,315 lbs)
Max takeoff weight: 2,427 kg (5,351 lbs)
Powerplant: 1× Turbomeca Arriel 2B1 turboshaft, 632 kW (847 shp)
Cruise speed: 240 km/h (130 knots, 150 mph)
Range: 610 km (329 nm, 378 mi)
Service ceiling: : 4,770 m (15,655 ft)
Here is a link to some technical data from Eurocopter: http://www.eurocopter.ca/PDF/EC130B4tech.pdf
Bombardier introduced the Global Express in 1999 it’s a large Cabin and ultra long range business jet. Capable of going between most of the worlds cities non stop. Powered by Rolls Royce engines with a modern airframe it’s giving Gulfstream a run for the title of king of the corporate fleet. Choosing between Gulfstream and Global is like choosing between BMW and MB. They are both excellent aircraft aircraft.
Some Global Express numbers: Cabin 6’3′” height, 8’3″ wide and 48′ long. Range 6200 NM
There were 160 Global Express produced of which 12 are on the market. Priced between 44 and 58 million. Pricing update:Sept 09: Global prices have fallen and starting prices are in the high twenties and new aircraft are available….
IAS comments: The Global Express has the largest volume cabin of the business jets and excellent range. There is a strong demand for the Global Express and in fact a 9 year old Global is trading for about the same price as it sold for new. The Global Express is a modern, safe and reliable aircraft.
Ivan Klugman www.inavsol.com