New aircraft, ranging from business jets to experimental models

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Here is a list of some of the newest aircraft models, ranging from kitplanes to business jets.

Bomardier unveiled its new flagship model, the Global 8000, in May at the National Business Association Association’s European Business Association Convention and Exhiition (NBAA-EBACE). This wasn’t just an idea; it had actually taken to the skies. With two GE Passport turbofans that were originally employed in 2010 by its stablemate, the 7500, Bombardier anticipates that the 8000 will be the market’s fastest aircraft, reaching a top speed of 0.94 Mach. The OEM, however, is also aiming for the longest range, at 8,000 nautical miles for a typical passenger load and NBAA IFR parameters.

With a payload of 2,275 pounds and a take-off weight of 114,850 pounds, Bombardier anticipates that the aircraft will fly. In a variety of configurations, the 8000 can accommodate up to 19 passengers and can descend to a cabin height of 2,900 feet while traveling at 41,000 feet. The aircraft will operate at a height of 51,000 feet. According to the company’s specifications, a fully loaded airplane will need a takeoff distance of 5,760 feet and a landing distance of about 2,237 feet. With the extended range and the short-field performance, city pairs like Dubai to Houston, Singapore to Los Angeles, or London to Perth should be possible. The exclusive Vision integrated avionics package from Bombardier will offer pilots a variety of display and monitoring choices on the flight deck.

Gulfstreaм G800 [Courtesy: Gulfstreaм]Three weeks after its maiden flight, the G800 accomplished another milestone by crossing the pond to display at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom on July 15. The G800 is ready to be on sale not long after the G700, with development being sparked by the myriad similarities between the two devices.

Both the G800 and the Global 8000 aim for an 8,000-nm journey; do you spot the similarities there? The two ultralong-range jets are competing against one another for the most lucrative segments of the market. But there are variations between the two platforms, starting with the G800’s Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines, which have a takeoff thrust rating of 18,250 pounds per engine and will fly the aircraft through that extended range ring at a speed of Mach 0.85. The G800 promises improved fuel economy and lower emissions when coupled with a redesigned wing. At 7,000 nm, the speed increases to Mach 0.90, with a Mach number of 0.925 already achieved in flight tests.

A special fly-by-wire flight control system has benefited from extensive input from flight-test pilots, and Gulfstream’s Symphetry Flight Deck promotes cohesion with the other fleet members. The panel contains ten flexible touchscreen displays that interact with the OEM’s Phase-in-Flight algorithms to decrease the overall number of switches.

Gulfstream reports a takeoff distance of 6,000 feet at the maximum takeoff weight of 105,600 pounds, with a full fuel payload of 6,200 pounds. You can descend to a maximum cruise altitude of FL 510 after taking off at 41,000 feet, flying quickly and high to reach your goal.

Gulfstreaм G700 [Courtesy: Gulfstreaм]Finishing up its G700 flight test program, Gulfstream is anticipated to transition from the G500/G600 by the first half of 2023. The G700 marks a sweet spot in the market for ultralong-range aircraft, flying almost as fast and far as the G800. This is excellent news for both pilots and controllers. Between the company’s headquarters in Saannah, Georgia, and
Genea, Switzerland, where the G700 was on show during EBACE, one of the flight-test pieces set a speed record in May. The journey, which covered the Atlantic Ocean in seven hours and thirty-seven minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.90, lived up to expectations for the odel.

The lengthier G700 can accommodate up to 19 passengers in up to six flexible seating spaces, and it is powered by the same Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines as the G800. The G700 maintains 100 percent fresh air and offers views through 20 panoramic windows while having a range of 7,500 nautical miles.

The upgraded Symetry Flight Deck in the front office is a clear example of the design concept that guided the creation of the aircraft: “by pilots, for pilots.” One crucial element? To the satisfaction of both pilots and keepers, be able to approach the “cold” airplane and taxi away in about 12 minutes. Information is delivered to the pilot in an elegant manner while also aiding in the protection of the flight endelope in the backround when combined with the company’s Enhanced Flight Vision System and predictie landing performance.

Gulfstreaм G400 [Courtesy: Gulfstreaм]Not to be outdone by its larger sisters, the G400 is ready to fill the void in the large-caliber midsize market with the aid of technologies developed for the G700 and G800 and its best-in-class passenger cabin cross section.

The G400 is a literal stretch from the G280 that Gulfstream currently offers. It not only increases the cabin’s height to 36 feet 4 inches, but it also includes the Symetry Flight Deck found on its larger counterparts, which includes features like predictable landing performance and active side sticks. The shared type rating Gulfstream is aiming for throughout the new series is driven by the similarities.
The G400 has twin Pratt & Whitney PW812GA engines with a combined thrust rating of 13,496 pounds, a maximum takeoff weight of 69,850 pounds, and a maximum payload of 4,050 pounds when fully fueled. Up to 12 guests can travel together in combinations with up to two and a half seating spaces, or they can unwind in berths that can accommodate up to six people.

The G400 is anticipated to reach its maximum range of 4,200 nautical miles at Mach 0.85, enabling a flight from So Paulo to Mia and a takeoff inside a 5,000-foot radius. With a мax MMO of 0.90, high-speed cruise will reach Mach 0.88. The cain altitude, which is 3,255 feet at a height of 41,000 feet, is arguably the lowest in the class.

 

Dassault Falcon 6X [Courtesy: Dassault Aʋiation]Major delays in Dassault Aviation’s 6X program this year are the result of supply chain constraints, labor concerns, and the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 6X, a notable improvement over the 7X and 8X, is expected to make its debut early in the following year, giving Dassault’s fleet of ultra-wide-body, long-range jets a new generation.
New Pratt & Whitney PW812D engines with a maximum thrust of 14,000 pounds power the Falcon 6X. In a flying test, Dassault observed an MMO of Mach 0.90 and a мaxiмuм range of 5,500 nм (at Mach 0.80, with eight passengers and three crew), with a typical мission at 5,100 nм and Mach 0.85.

The 6X can take off from runways as short as 3,000 feet when carrying a partial fuel load, but its balanced field length will be 5,480 feet (sea level, ISA, max takeoff weight of 77,460 pounds).

The advanced aerodynamics of the 6X are integrated with the digital flight control system (DFCS), which controls the flaperons and other control surfaces to provide Falcon pilots a new way to fly. Flight encroachment protection safeguards borders against high- and low-speed excursions while maintaining effective communication with the pilot.

In the effort to streamline operations and lighten the workload of the pilots, consideration has also been given to electrical and hydraulic systems. Situational awareness is improved by the company’s FalconEye integrated vision system, which marries augmented vision with synthetic vision.

Dassault Falcon 10XThe Falcon 10X was announced by Dassault Aviation in May 2021. With a predicted maximum takeoff weight of 115,000 pounds, this top-of-the-line ultralong-range jet continues to be the largest aircraft ever constructed by Dassault.

With a top speed anticipated to be Mach 0.925 and a range in the neighborhood of 7,500 nautical miles, the 10X will compete favorably with its fellow competitors in the category. The Rolls-Royce Pearl 10X engines, the largest in the Pearl series, have a combined thrust capacity of up to 18,000 pounds, allowing the aircraft to achieve its goals for endurance and fuel efficiency.

The pressurization system on the 6-foot-8-inch tall by 9-foot-1-inch wide cabin maintains the cabin’s altitude at 3,000 feet up to FL 410. According to Dassault, the cabin may be customized without limitations and has the largest luggage compartment in its class. The DFCS pioneered in the 7X as well as the FalconEye combined ion system will be available up front with the 10X. Dassault estimates that the 10X will have a balanced field length of less than 6,000 feet and the ability to land inside a 2,500-foot ground roll under specific circumstances, maintaining the manufacturer’s reputation for short-field capability.

 

 

Textron Aʋiation Beechcraft Denali [Courtesy: Textron Aʋiation]When the Beechcraft Denali took off from Wichita’s Eisenhower International Airport (KICT) in late November 2021, it likely performed one of the most eagerly anticipated test flights of a turboprop since the first TBM 700 flew. The Denali is recovering some of the time lost due to delays in the engine program after being powered for the first time by a General Electric Catalyst engine. In June, a second test aircraft was added to the mix, and the platform has since tested new altitudes and increased the speed enelope.

With more than 350 flight test hours already logged by Textron Aviation since the flying started, certification is currently anticipated for later in 2023. In order to reach its range goals of 1,600 nautical miles in high-speed cruise (with one pilot and four passengers), and a speed of 285 kts, the Denali will use the FADEC-controlled 1,300 shp Catalyst, which will spin a four-blade composite McCauley prop that spans 105 inches. Starting out, the Catalyst is planned to run on sustainable aiation fuel. The new turboprop is expected to have a full fuel payload of around 1,100 pounds.
The Garmin G3000 avionics suite, which includes a flight management system and an automatic flight control system, is located on the flight deck. On-demand engine maintenance and trend monitoring are made possible by digital engine management.

The cabin, which comes with a front refreshment station as an added bonus, may be configured for six to nine seats with a rear restroom that is an option.


Daher Kodiak 900 [Courtesy: Daher]How can you improve on an East Coast turboprop that already has a devoted pilot/owner fan base? Your speed increases.
At EAA AirVenture, Daher unveiled the Kodiak 900, an aircraft powered by the PT6A-140A, the largest PT6 engine to date and rated at 900 horsepower. Throughout its range, the Kodiak can access an additional 150 nominal horsepower, making it ideal for use in the hot and arid environments where the Kodiak 100 has excelled.

How fast is that, too? 210 ktas at 12,000 feet and 58 gph, with a 4.3-hour endurance on 45 minutes of IFR reserve fuel, claims the company. The four-lade Hartzell prop draws inspiration from the TBM line but maintains a crucial 15.6 inches of ground clearance for rough-field operations. The engine and prop combination yields a TBO of 4,000 hours.

However, as you approach the 900, the highly faired fuselage and elly’s new lines catch your attention before the new engine. Many of those extra knots—nearly 30 more at maximum cruise—were achieved by Daher’s technical team by spreading out the Kodiak’s cargo pod. The tea also created brand-new, art-deco-inspired wheelpants to remove even more drag from the 900’s profile.

Additionally, the interior has received changes from the customer, more so than the exterior. It now resembles a Range Rover rather than a Jeep. The Garmin G1000 NXi aionics package, which includes weather radar and simulated collision, is located in the panel.

Diaмond DA50 RG [Courtesy Diaмond Aircraft]The anticipation for the new Diamond DA50RG is mounting in the United States as FAA alidation approaches. Numerous DA50s are currently in the air over Europe and Canada, and the company anticipates that delis in the United States will soon be able to use them.

The DA50 RG can fly on jet-A1 at speeds as low as 9 gph thanks to its 300 hp, FADEC-controlled Continental CD-300 (270 hp maximum continuous power) six-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. At a 9 gph turn rate, the aximum range is roughly 750 nm (with a 30-min rest).

The DA50 RG provides a roomy cabin—among the best in its class—with seating for two and a sizable capacity for luggage.

The Garmin G1000 NXi integrated flight deck with the GFC 700 three-axis autopilot is housed in the panel by the DA50 RG. Electric air conditioning, a GCU 476 keypad, and a TKS anti/deicing system are available extras.
A high-speed cruise for the DA50 RG is 172 ktas (at ISA, 10,000 feet above sea level, and 4,407 pounds). It can ascend at a speed of up to 1,050 fps to its maximum operating height of 20,000 feet.

With an usable load of 1,232 pounds, a takeoff distance of 2,427 feet over a 50-foot obstacle, and a landing distance of 2,224 feet over the same obstacle, the DA50 RG can take advantage of a variety of runways.

Tecnaм P2010 Gran Lusso [Courtesy: Tecnaм Aircraft]With the most recent iteration of the P2010 single-engine piston aircraft, powered by the Continental CD-170 engine, Tecna Aircraft is directly aiming for the premium market. The Italian OEM chose all of the premium options available for the P2010 and adorned the vehicle with ultra-smooth, hand-stitched leather seats and a customized control yoke.

What are you getting for the retail price? The Garmin G1000 NXi suite, the GMC 707 autopilot, and the GCU 475 flight management system keypad will all be housed in a new panel arrangement that will be installed in the center console. There is also a polished aluminum three-spoke wheel with a dual housing for mobile phones. The parking brake has been improved, the electronic rudder trim has been moved, and integrated LED lighting has been added to the wingtips by Tecna. Is there a particular P2010 feature that hasn’t changed?

The cain’s spacious back seats are easily accessible through the third passenger door. The company claims that even with a 39-pound increase in the equivalent weight, they do not anticipate any performance penalty. The CD-170 is a fuel-efficient aircraft that can run on either diesel or jet-A at speeds as low as 5.2 gph during economic cruising. Do you want to move things along more quickly? The Gran Lusso will achieve true airspeed of 140 knots for a little bit more power.

Piper Aircraft’s ‘Electrified’ PA-28 [Courtesy: Piper Aircraft]Piper announced at EAA AirVenture that it has partnered with CAE and Safran to seek a supplemental type certificate for an electric version of its PA-28-181 Archer model. The upgraded single’s thrust will be provided by Safran’s powertrain, while CAE will provide the necessary training and support services for flight training companies to fly the aircraft.

The EngineUS 100 motors from Safran, which provide a maximum power output of 150 kW and an integrated controller, are in the center of the compressor pack. The powertrain’s slim shape makes it ideal for use in light aircraft like the Archer. The battery packs for the motor’s juice will be manufactured by H55, a Swiss company that was split off from Solar Impulse, and CAE will work with them to verify the design is suitable for use in the training environment.

More than 30,000 PA-28 variants, such as the Piper Archer TX seen below, have been constructed, thus the consortium anticipates a sizable market for the STC whenever it becomes available. Though many issues still need to be worked out, the possibility of using a proven design, like as the Archer, and flying it into a more sustainable future is enticing.

Van’s RV-15 [Credit: Stephen Yeates]The Van’s family of handmade and light sport aircraft adopts high wing in honor of its 50th anniversary. Following a hilarious incident at the exhibition last year, the prototype of the new motor flew to Oshkosh this summer. The RV15 appeared in 2022 in are aluminum, with a variety of attributes obvious to the astute eye, but many unanswered questions.

With room for luggage and beefy landing gear struts that match internal shock absorbers, the RV-15 appears to be one of the larger vans. According to the company, it’s a niche for the backcountry market, therefore it makes sense for the RV-15 to be able to carry more than an RV-4. However, few more details were provided, despite the fact that components like the baggage door had dimensions (22 7/16 inches height by 19 3/4 inches wide).

The prototype is being flown using an autopilot and an advanced flight systems suite from Dynon’s associated brand, with the control stick protruding from the floor between the pilot’s knees.

For the trip from the company’s headquarters in Aurora, Oregon, to Oshkosh, a fuel tank was riding shotgun in the right seat.

Van’s started testing the high-wing design in June, but it hasn’t given a specific deadline for accepting orders or producing its first deliveries.

What they’ll say is that the prototype’s present tailwheel version will come first, then a tricycle-gear version. If the builder—and ultimately, the vehicle’s pilot—wants to drive it somewhere in the backcountry, fat tires may also be an option.

Waco Super YMF-5 [Courtesy: Waco]Since Dimor Group Inc., a subsidiary of German company Dimor Aero, headed by Dieter Morszeck, the grandson of the company’s founder, acquired the assets of the Weaver Aircraft Company of Ohio, also known to pilots as WACO, three years ago, a lot has happened. The company is still pursuing its goal of launching a whole portfolio of these beautiful machines into the skies.

The newest version of the storied WACO YMF-5 airplane made a big statement at EAA AirVenture this year—and a real one because the model comes with a float option.

The fixed-gear “Super” edition includes all of the best features of the original YMF, including the 300 horsepower Jacos R755A2M radial engine (overhauled to zero time), leather-lined open cockpits, and modern features like all-weather, rain-resistant fabric coving and options for a large amount of glass panel up front.

WACOs have always been meticulously crafted, and the current iterations are no exception. However, the investments made to quadruple the manufacturing area at the company’s Battle Creek, Michigan, headquarters will benefit the company’s future output. There were only four condos built the year the new owners took over. In 2022, WACO will have 8 units, and it soon hopes to reach 12 units annually.

The regular YMF-5 may be what you’re looking for if your dream is to lope through the air at 115 mph (100 knots) or glide through light aerobatics with a +5.2/-2.1 G light range. With Aerocet 3400 composite construction floats, you can customize the aircraft and add water landings to your repertoire of enjoyable activities in a real classic.

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