The daily flying displays represent the pulse of the Paris Air Show. Heart-stopping aerobatics and elegant demonstration flights are designed to draw all eyes skyward. This year, the Russians are showing three aircraft in the display, other aircraft made their Paris debuts and regular performers thrilled the crowds again.
Setting up shop for the Paris Air Show begins days ahead of the opening day. Teams from around the world converge on Le Bourget Airport carrying tons of freight, furniture and champagne to celebrate the miracle of flight, and to conduct the international commerce of aviation.
Aircraft synthetic-vision systems (SVS), provide pilots with a colorful, animated depictions of the world outside the cockpit, matching what they would see looking through the windshield on a clear day. Honeywell delivers synthetic vision for business aircraft under the brand name SmartView. The system uses the terrain database of company’s Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) merged with head-up display (HUD) symbology and presents the SVS graphics on an aircraft’s primary flight displays (PFD).
The exhibitor booths at EBACE are among the most creative and beautiful to grace the PalExpo Center in Geneva, Switzerland. Here is a sample look at some of the exotic airplane models, and some of the other hall displays.
Pilatus Aircraft took the wraps off of its new PC-24 light jet on Tuesday at EBACE 2013. The all-metal twinjet has a large rear cargo door, WilliamsFJ44-4A engines and Honeywell Apex avionics.
A quartet of business jets–the Bombardier Learjet 75, Nextant 400XTi, Embraer Legacy 500 and Boeing BBJ3–made their debuts this week at EBACE 2013, while the Gulfstream G650 is at the show in Geneva for the first time with a full production interior (a G650 was, however, at EBACE 2012 without any interior).
The static display area at EBACE 2013 in Geneva this week has lots to look at, and some aircraft really stand out. Whether it’s a unique paint scheme designed to attract the eye, an unusual configuration or even no paint scheme at all (but an awesome interior), these airplanes are worth a second look. Have a look and pick out your favorites.
ABACE 2013 at Shanghai’s Hongqiao Airport is not only about aircraft. Just as important are the conferences, educational sessions and conversations among attendees.
Aircraft are the main attraction at airshows and aviation conventions and ABACE 2013 at Shanghai’s Hongqiao Airport is no exception. Here are some of the 33 aircraft in the static display area.
At the first ABACE held in Shanghai in 2005, “We planted a seed,” NBAA president Ed Bolen said at ABACE 2013. “Thanks to a visionary number of leaders here in Shanghai and throughout the Chinese government, we’ve been able to see that seedling grow.” Evidence of that growth is visible at this year’s ABACE, with 33 airplanes on static display, more than 180 exhibitors and an expected double-digit jump in attendance to more than 6,000 people.