AINalerts » May 3, 2010

May 3, 2010 - 9:04am

At the annual EBACE press reception today, European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) president and CEO Brian Humphries reported that the halls of the 10th EBACE were sold out, with 436 companies and organizations attending, up from 411 last year. He added that 65 aircraft were booked at the static park, which is also well up from last year, while attendee numbers were heading for more than 9,500, up 6 percent from a year ago.

May 3, 2010 - 9:00am

“Cessna’s been through a rough 18 months,” said chairman, president and CEO Jack Pelton at an EBACE press conference this morning. While Cessna delivered 289 jets last year, it expects to ship only 225 this year, he said. “We’re calling 2010 the trough, and then we expect to see a long, slow recovery with improvement starting around 2011.

May 3, 2010 - 8:56am

“Cessna’s been through a rough 18 months,” said chairman, president and CEO Jack Pelton at an EBACE press conference this morning. While Cessna delivered 289 jets last year, it expects to ship only 225 this year, he said. “We’re calling 2010 the trough, and then we expect to see a long, slow recovery with improvement starting around 2011.

May 3, 2010 - 8:50am

The first Gulfstream G650, S/N 6001, yesterday reached its top operating speed of Mach 0.925 during a test flight from the company’s headquarters in Savannah, Ga. When certified, the G650 will become the fastest transport-category aircraft in service, a spot currently held by the Mach 0.92 Cessna Citation X.

May 3, 2010 - 8:43am

Hawker Beechcraft Services today at EBACE unveiled the aftermarket Hawker 800XPR package for the Hawker 800XP. The upgrade replaces the aircraft’s original TFE731-5BR engines with Honeywell TFE731-50R turbofans and adds Hawker Beechcraft-designed winglets to improve performance. The company is offering a special introductory price for the upgrade as it awaits certification, which is expected this year.

 

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