NBAA Releases 2014 Edition of Light Business Airplane Buyer’s Guide

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Washington, DC, Aug. 28, 2014 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has released the 2014 edition of its Light Business Airplane Buyer’s Guide. First published in 2009, the publication provides an overview of new light business airplanes (LBAs) currently in production, and is a valuable tool in helping business people who rely on or are looking to invest in light airplanes.

Available exclusively to NBAA Members, the guide is a convenient, time-saving reference that enables users to make apples-to-apples comparisons of the various types of new light business airplanes all in one place.

In assembling the guide, NBAA worked with aircraft manufacturers to provide extensive information about new single- and twin-engine piston aircraft, turboprops, very light jets and light jets across eight categories. Data provided includes base prices, external and internal dimensions, weight limits, powerplant specifications, operating speeds and takeoff and landing distances for new production aircraft or those nearing production. Emerging aircraft models without sufficient publicly available specifications were omitted from this guide.

“NBAA is committed to serving those who rely on light business airplanes to meet their travel needs, as well as those who are considering how to use these airplanes to support their businesses,” said Doug Carr, NBAA’s vice president, regulatory and international affairs. “This guide is just one of many resources that the Association provides to help light business airplane owners and operators run a safe, efficient and cost-effective flight operation.”

Other NBAA resources for LBA users include NBAA’s LBA Flight Operations Manual Template, Aircraft Transactions Checklist, Aircraft Operating and Ownership Options website and other online tax, insurance, risk management and safety resources.

For the convenience of NBAA Members, the 2014 edition of the Light Business Airplane Buyer’s Guide was mailed in July to all subscribers of Business Aviation Insider, the official Member magazine of NBAA. All Members also are eligible to download the publication in PDF format from a password-protected area of the NBAA website. For more information on the Light Business Airplane Buyer’s Guide or to obtain a copy, visit or contact

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 10,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at

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