Aviation International News » January 2013

January 1, 2013 - 12:20am

Iacobucci HF Group has been selected to design and manufacture all seats and galley inserts for a new Boeing Business Jet to be completed by Comlux America in Indianapolis.

The Italian cabin components supplier, better known for galley products from coffee makers to ovens, is a relative newcomer to the business jet seating market. Nevertheless, said CEO Lucio Iacobucci, “We invest in research and development every year to maintain our product offering at the top end of the market.”

January 1, 2013 - 12:15am
Now more than a decade in the making, the Comac ARJ21 won’t likely see revenue service until well into 2014.

If nothing else, China’s Comac has shown considerable persistence in its pursuit of certification for the ARJ21-700 regional jet, now more than a decade into development and at least a year-and-a-half away from entry into service.

January 1, 2013 - 12:05am

For the second year, AIN’s Newsmakers feature is a visual buffet as much as a recap of what made headlines in business aviation in 2012. Announcements of genuinely new aircraft were scarce, but significant derivatives were unveiled and some important programs passed the hurdle of type certification.

December 20, 2012 - 1:52pm

In a prelude to the business aviation community’s anticipated migration to Dubai’s new Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai World Central, DWC), the 2012 Middle East Business Aviation show was staged there for the first time last month (December 11-13).

 
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