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.
Heli-Expo 2013 ran from March 5 to 7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Here is a selection of photographs from the event.
Photos by Mariano Rivera and Jack Sykes. Copyright AIN Publications.
The convention floor at Heli-Expo 2013, held in Las Vegas this week, was buzzing with attendees and new products.
The 2013 Heli-Expo exhibits at the Las Vegas Convention Center won’t open until tomorrow, but display helicopters arriving for the show started coming in on Friday, March 1–by truck and by air. Heli-Expo opens tomorrow and ends on Thursday, March 7. Photos by Jack Sykes/AIN.
Aircraft preparing for the Aero India 2013 show at Air Force Station Yelahanka near Bangalore. Unless otherwise indicated all photos were provided by Rakesh Mangaraj of the Indian Ministry of Defence photography division.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, accompanied by other dignitaries and government officials, inaugurated MEBA 2012 by touring the new airport’s facilities on December 11, 2012.