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Cessna Aircraft Co. has announced the $4.195 million Citation M2

CessnaM2Cessna Aircraft Co. has announced the $4.195 million Citation M2, a light business jet that fills the gap between the Mustang entry-level jet and the Citation CJ family. It can carry two crew and up to six passengers at a maximum cruise speed of 400 knots true airspeed. It has a Garmin G3000 glass cockpit, as does the HondaJet and the PiperJet. Synthetic vision is an option.

CessnaM2-Cabin“Operator feedback and owner insight have indicated a market for a Citation with the size, speed, and range of the Citation M2. We expect to see customers new to the Citation family, Mustang owners looking for a logical next step, or CJ1+ operators who want a new, more advanced Citation,”..
The aircraft is targeted to compete with the Embraer Phenom 100, Cessna’s chief rival. It is powered with Williams FJ44-1AP-21 engines that generate 1,965 pounds of takeoff thrust at static sea level. While a cabin mockup shown to customers in Wichita, Kan., carries the M2 designation plus a picture of a Mustang, Cessna officials insisted they are not calling it a Mustang 2. The M2 name was chosen by Cessna workers.

CessnaM2-SeatsIt is based on the Citation CJ1+, and therefore will require Mustang owners to get a new type rating. The model designation is the Cessna 525. It features a new Clairity (officials said the unusual spelling could change) cabin entertainment and information system that is received on smartphones and the Apple iPad. It includes moving maps, entertainment, flight information, and Internet browsing. Cessna joined with Heads Up Technologies to develop the system. The aircraft has a maximum takeoff weight of 10,700 pounds, a mission fuel load of 3,309 pounds, and a full-fuel payload of 500 pounds. FAA type certification was completed December 2013.

The Garmin G3000 system features 14-inch screens, LED backlighting, and touch screens. Garmin Vice President of Marketing Gary Kelley said the system is capable of accommodating “expanded abilities” in the future. Kelley was present at the Cessna plant for a presentation to customers. Cessna has sold 380 of the Mustang models. The M2 is described as an entry level to the CitationJet line. While Mustang customers were offered a limited choice of a few interior schemes and minor tweaks to the paint scheme, M2 customers will choose from a full line of options offered for the CitationJet line.
The aircraft has a takeoff distance of 3,250 feet, a landing distance of 2,640 feet, a maximum operating altitude of 41,000 feet (where it has a cruise speed of 385 knots true airspeed), and a range of 1,300 nautical miles. It has an aft lavatory with a solid door (as opposed to a curtain) and LED interior lighting. It can reach 41,000 feet in 24 minutes.

CessnaM2-in-TheSkyPopular options from other Citation models are standard on the Citation M2. Among the standard features of the avionics system are weather radar, TCAS I, terrain awareness and warning system TAWS), and ADS-B Out. Chair arms are also standard. Let us know if we can set up a demo!

 

 

 

New York Jet goes to Vegas ……

Gail Mancuso Jenson and Bonni Van Camp, Setup and ready to "SHOW"

Gail Mancuso Jenson and Bonni Van Camp,
Setup and ready to “SHOW”

Our commitment to New York Jet’s Corporate Operation has been strengthened with our attendance at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) three day convention in Las Vegas in October.

Although Vinnie Basile, our aircraft sales director, has attended the convention numerous times in the past, this is the first year that New York Jet staffed a booth. New York Jet, along with 25 other Avfuel dealers, each had a small booth within the large Avfuel designated area. The convention was enormous (1 million square feet of exhibit space); attendance was the highest ever with 31,259 pilots and aviation enthusiasts visiting 1084 exhibiting companies.

Joel Hirst  Avfuel District Manager

Joel Hirst
Avfuel District Manager

Our booth was visited by existing New York Jet corporate guest pilots as well as potential new customers. New York Jet was represented by Gail Mancuso Jensen (VP and General Manager), Eddie Sheffield (Line Operations Manager) and Bonni Van Camp (Corporate Services Manager). They found it exciting to talk to pilots and other corporate flight centers across the country. Vinnie attended several aviation forums when he wasn’t manning the booth.

You name it, if a company has anything to do with corporate flying, they were well represented at the convention. If you were in the market to pick out new carpet or china for your jet, buy a new tug, jet or fuel truck or learn more about fractional shares – the information and contacts were there.

Cessna had several cabin mockups which you could walk through to see the differences in their Citations and there were many planes and helicopters on the floor. If you felt lucky, you could try your hand at a raffle for a car or motorcycle. Something to please everyone.

When we found out that this was Vinnie’s first visit, we showed him the dancing fountains at the Bellagio and spent a little time (and money) in Paris – hey, its Vegas, we had to have some fun, too! We were invited to Avfuel’s customer appreciation party at the Hard Rock Café, along with 1250 other aviators – this was a hot ticket around the convention and we appreciated being part of the festivities.

Bonni Van Camp, Vincent Basile, Gail Mancuso Jensen, and Eddie Sheffield....At the Avfuel party.

Bonni Van Camp, Vincent Basile, Gail Mancuso Jensen, and Eddie Sheffield….At the Avfuel party.

While none of us had to worry how to get a new car home (much to Bonni’s dismay), we did come home with a lot of information and new contacts. Southwest’s new nonstop between Vegas and Islip was a nice way to end the trip.

We were very pleased to receive a phone call from Avfuel notifying us that New York Jet is their featured FBO for the month of November. Please visit www.avfuel.com to read more about us.

Gail and Bonni Take On San Antonio

GAIL-AND-BONNI-TAKE-ON-SAN-ANTONIOLeaving the New York winter weather behind we traveled to San Antonio , Texas for our first attendance of the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. We found this to be one of the best conventions for our target customers, the flight department people who make the ultimate decision as to which FBO their flight crews visit on the field. With our unsurpassed customer service, NATA First trained linemen and fair and competitive pricing this was a wonderful audience to introduce ourselves and our services.

From the first time attendee meeting to the various classroom style seminars this function was top notch. The two guest speakers were just phenomenal. Beginning with Gene Kranz, the former NASA director of mission operations whom without, Apollo 13 (1970 for some of you youngsters) the ship & crew may have bounced off of the earth’s orbit “like a stone skipped on the water”. He was an amazing and knowledgeable speaker with an enticing piece of history to have heard first hand. You may wish to purchase a signed copy of his book, “Failure Is Not An Option”, available in hard and soft cover at the NY Jet pilot shop as well as rent the “Apollo13” DVD to refresh your memory of a time when NASA not only held the USA’s full attention, but the rest of the worlds as well.

The second highlight was motivational speaker, Vicki Hitzges, and boy was she ever inspirational. “Stick to the basics”, “the customer is the most important person in the world” and “surround yourself with positive people” were just a few of the points that she presented in an entertaining manner.

GAIL-AND-BONNI-TAKE-ON-SAN-ANTONIO-2As with all conventions your so called “down time” is just as important for the rejuvenation process in knowing that you have to walk that exhibit floor yet another day! We found our relaxation in the hot tub and the frozen daiquiris!

The after show sponsored parties are always a big hit and true to form, these did not disappoint. Wednesday’s party at Boudros, the seemingly never ending restaurant, which continued from room to room to room was an appreciated treat compliments of Sentient Jet. Thursday’s excursion was to a working cattle ranch, complete with a live country band, bbq food, bon fire & Arroro the steer. Gail and Bonni both braved a leg up on Arroro, praying that this would not be the moment he chose to become feisty and take one of us for a real ride! This large well orchestrated event was sponsored by the Avitats.

GAIL-AND-BONNI-TAKE-ON-SAN-ANTONIO-3San Antonio is also a great place for shopping, sight seeing and a little lesson in history. We did manage to fit in a bit of each. The Alamo , is as everyone says, smaller than you’d expect but very informative. We also toured two of the missions and relaxed on the boat tour around the Riverwalk and checked out the local shops and restaurants. A very quaint, picturesque place to take a stroll, but you must be careful not to get too close to the edge of the sidewalk as there is no protection from missing a step and going into the drink!

As representatives of New York Jet, we’d like to take this opportunity to express how nice it was to see some familiar faces and are pleased with the prospect of making some new friends. Thanks to all who made this show a wonderful first time experience for us, we hope to see you on your next visit to ISP, L.I. MacArthur Airport . We welcome the challenge to continue to destroy the myth that there is no such thing as a nice New Yorker.

Bonni Van Camp
Corporate Services Manager
Gail Mancuso Jensen
VP/General Manager

FAA and EASA Certification complete

First of many being delivered to US customers. Deposits now being taken!

$1,795,000.00 Nicely Equipped!

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Extra Aircraft 500 Turbo Prop FAA CERTIFICATION COMPLETED!

New York Jet, Inc. is proud to be representing:

EXTRA 500.3The Extra 500, a technologically advanced, pressurized, single-engine turboprop aircraft, represents the next generation in aircraft engineering and excellence in the high- performance cabin class. Ingenuity in design, efficiency in operation and luxury in flight highlight the EA-500.

Built upon the heritage of the Extra 200/300 series, among the first aircraft to have a certified carbon-fiber wing structure, the EA-500 has an all-carbon fiber composite airframe that is both lighter and stronger than traditional metal structures. The total product package of the Extra 500 – its carbon-fiber design, aerodynamically clean structure and Rolls-Royce Model 250-B17F/2 turboprop engine – expertly balances efficiency (20 GPH) and performance so that you reach your destination in the least amount of time.

Avidyne-Extra-R9WebExtra has widened the operating envelope of traditional business and personal cabin class aircraft to create a modern flying machine that offers pilots considerable time advantages, cost savings and flexibility. The total product package of the Extra 500 – its carbon-fiber design, aerodynamically clean structure and Rolls-Royce Model 250-B17F/2 turboprop engine – expertly balances efficiency and performance so that you reach your destination in the least amount of time.

The EA-500 was specifically designed around the Rolls-Royce Model 250-B17F/2 turboprop engine. Weighing just 205 pounds and with power output of 450 shaft horsepower, the engine effectively powers the lightweight, carbon-fiber airframe of the aircraft. The fusion of power and weight results in lower costs per Mile and per Seat than in any other single-engine turboprop aircraft currently available. In fact, the Extra 500 can travel over 1,600 nm In addition, the aircraft is certified for all-weather operations, including Flight Into Known Icing conditions The EA-500’s cockpit features the Avidyne Entegra Release 9 avionics Suite. Entegra Release 9 represents the next generation of integrated flight deck systems for general aviation aircraft.

For additional information please contact:
Sales Manager Vince Basile @ 631-588-4800
or email: vince@www.nyjet.com
President: Louis Mancuso @ 516-658-1847
or email: loumancuso@aol.com

Long Island Press Releases

For Immediate Release: January 25, 2010

NY Jet Charter Offers Economic Air Charters Within 250-Mile Range of Islip

MegaPhoneNew York Jet Charter offers “Taxi in the Sky” – Economic Air Charter to and from 50 Airports in 250-Mile Range of Islip.
(Long Island, N.Y.) It is no secret that the economic downturn has impacted the aviation industry. Paying thousands of dollars for ultra-luxurious comforts on a one-to-three hour flight is not as prevalent as in previous years. New York Jet Charter offers an efficient and more cost-effective alternative to expensive jet charter flights. The service targets business and pleasure travelers, flying to and from 50 airports based in a 250-mile range of Islip, New York. Right now, Albany, Martha’s Vineyard and Easthampton top the company’s list for most popular destinations.

The parent company, Mid Island Air Service, established in 1946, re-entered the charter business as New York Jet Charter. They are now offering clients an alternative to the higher operating cost of multi engine Turbine or Jet Charters. Vincent Basile, co-owner of New York Jet Charter, Inc. said, “There are few Charter companies doing air taxi like we do air taxi. We’re taking a pilot approach versus a business approach.”

Why drive to Albany from Long Island in four hours when you can charter the company’s cost efficient Cessna 182 Skylane and arrive refreshed in less than one hour and 10 minutes…and depart when you choose. This sleek time proven aircraft is simply the best all-around four place piston single ever built. New York Jet has a 20 thousand hour FAA Pilot Examiner as the Chief Pilot of their growing fleet. Outfitted with the most updated avionics the Cessna Skylane is safe and comfortable. “You can see moving GPS mapping, terrain, weather – everything,” said Robert Osinski, chief pilot. “It brings a sense of comfort to passengers.”

“During the week, it’s mostly business travel,” Basile said. “On the weekend, it’s people traveling to their weekend homes or going on a mini vacation.” For some couples, paying hundreds of dollars to bypass traffic getting off the Island on a Friday evening is money well spent.

“You don’t have to go through air terminal security or worry about flight delays or go through the stress of traffic if you drive,” Basile said.

New York Jet combines its experience with air-travel amenities so you get the “charter-feel” – definitely not your run-of-the-mill air taxi service. No jet could do it for the same low price. “We can move our clients in a fairly reasonable time frame and at a fraction of the cost because we use smaller equipment that suits the flight profile requiring less fuel. This allows us to maintain a lower overhead enabling the savings to be passed onto our customers” said, Vice President and co-owner Gail Jensen about the Cessna Skylane.

New York Jet is presently in negotiations to lease a brand new Cessna 8 passenger single engine Turbine Caravan. The Caravan is the unequaled king of the air when it comes to cost –efficiency, flight ability and the transportation of people and cargo within a 400-600-mile radius. Our staff can also arrange a turbo prop or jet charter, if that suits your travel needs.

ISP’S New Look !

sunRoom2It’s been a long process but our sun room and updated lobby are finally complete. It took nearly a year to secure the building permits and close to another year to wrap up the construction both inside and out.

Cherry woodwork and granite counter tops have added to our corporate image as we expand our jet market and visibility. The sun room has added over 400 square feet to our lobby space which will soon also include a gas fireplace to keep out the winter chills!

sunRoom3The exterior of our facility has received a major facelift with stucco and stone covered walls. Paving stones now line the entrance and surround the six foot diameter granite slab engraved with the New York Jet Logo providing a welcoming “home away from home” feeling to our corporate guests.
(After 9/11, we were asked if we were going to change our logo – as far as we are concerned, in our hearts the twin towers will always be a part of the NY skyline, therefore, our New York Jet logo will remain the same).

This has been a huge undertaking and we thank our customers for putting up with the inconveniences during the past months while we were under construction!

Kudos to Eddie Sheffield, our Line Operations Manager, for his hard work and patience in coordinating between thirteen vendors to pull this project together! Now that this has been completed, come on in for a visit and enjoy our new look!

Phoenix NBAA Conference 2007

Phoenix NBAA Conference 2007We just returned from the NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference, held January 22-24 in Phoenix, AZ. (OKAY…before you all get jealous; it was COLD, rainy and they actually had a dusting of snow (feel better now)? – and we thought we would come home with tans! Bonni at least braved swimming laps in the outdoor heated pool daily! Hey, steam was coming off the top…whirl pool with out the “whirl”!

Being the adventure enthusiasts that we are, Gail and I did take advantage of leaving New York a day and a half early to do some local sight seeing. Upon arrival we drove to Scottsdale to visit the Frank Lloyd Wright house, Taliesin West. You would be doing yourself a big disservice NOT to go see it if ever in this area. What a remarkable visionary man he was. Mixing his love of architecture and nature he created a unique style of building and organic teaching, which continues today as the complex is home to a school of organic architecture.

During the construction of the main buildings Wright and his students lived in tents on the property which they designed and created. His theory for choosing a good location was said to be: “go as far out of town as you are comfortable with and then double that!”
What an experience it must have been to have lived and worked under his tutelage. When the expansion boon started and power lines became visible…he reconstructed areas of his home and gardens to block them from his view.

We also attempted to do some hiking at, South Mountain Park, the largest in the country, located near Phoenix. Good thing for me (and my feet) the weather was not conducive for this undertaking, which Gail has done plenty of, including hiking the Grand Canyon. Whew!! I was off the hook!

Back to the real world…this was the second year that we attended this Conference and it had practically doubled in size. (Got MY hiking in there)! For two days we had the opportunity to talk to flight departments and dispatchers from all across the country and noticed quite a lot more foreign charter operations represented this year, especially Europe and the Caribbean.

We had a chance to make new contacts and thank others that already frequent our facility. In honor of our 60th anniversary we handed out postcards showcasing our new look including a $.60 per gallon fuel discount coupon on the back. We got a lot of good feed back and ideas of what the charter/scheduler departments are looking for when choosing a 1st class FBO such as New York Jet.

We recognize not only the importance of networking at these conventions, but the tremendous amount of knowledge to be gained from vendors and sharing ideas with other operators. We send our representatives to the NATA and NBAA conventions each year as well as attend various seminars given by Cessna on flight training and aircraft maintenance. One of our A&P mechanics, Hector Domena just attended a G1000 clinic in Wichita on January 9th.

Of course, the networking part of the convention does continue into the evening. Well….someone has to attend all those parties. Our fuel distributor, Avfuel, invited us to dinner at the Capitol Grill in Scottsdale. We spent the evening with 30 Avfuel employees and customers and dined on aged steak. The food was wonderful and it was so nice to spend time with some of the reps that we only see at conventions and/or speak to on the phone.

We came home with a lot of business contacts and hope to see some of these jets on our ramp in the near future…and don’t forget that $.60 per gallon fuel discount coupon!!

 

Bonni Van Camp
Corporate Services Manager

Gail Mancuso Jensen
VP/General Manager

Long Island FBO Braces For U.S. Open

From Aviation International, April 04 issue

“We’re one of the best-kept secrets in the Southampton area,” said New York Jet corporate services manager Lindsay Durand. Founded as Mid Island Air Service in 1946 by World War II veteran Louis Mancuso. New York Jet began servicing corporate aircraft in 1987 at Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) in Islip, N.Y. “Commitment to excellence is the backbone of New York Jet’s success,” said Durand. “Every customer who taxis onto our ramp is greeted by a CSR and a lineman.”

In addition to a flight school and fuel service, New York Jet recently resurfaced and strengthened its main ramp, and completely renovated the pilot lounge with satellite TV, Internet access, blankets and pillows, travel kits and snacks. New York Jet also recently rolled out its “Fly-In Dine-Out” program, giving pilots discounts at area restaurants. The FBO claims it charges the lowest fuel prices on the field and offers generous volume discounts, In addition, New York Jet is the only location at ISP to offer Avtrip reward points from fuel supplier Avfuel.

From June 17 to20, the business aviation masses will flock to Long Island for the 104th annual U.S. Open, held this year at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in nearby Southampton. Though Francis Gabreski Airport (FOK) is closer to the Shinnecock Hills link, Durand is confident that New York Jet can get VIP passengers in and out for the tournament more quickly and efficiently, with lower fuel prices and no landing or terminal fees.