Dassault Aviation unveiled a new interior for its Falcon 7X jet here at EBACE yesterday. The cabin was developed with BMW DesignworksUSA, a specialist design house which is part of the BMW car group.
EBACE Convention News » May 12, 2009
Hawker Beechcraft achieved the first new aircraft sale at this year’s EBACE show when Jordanian charter operator RayaJet and its sister company Ayla Aviation Academy signed a contract yesterday evening for a Premier II. This will be the first aircraft of its type operating in the Middle East.
Boeing Business Jet (Booth No. 7051) expanded its product line of ultra-large business jets with modifications targeted at the smallest and largest of its models–“smallest” being relative only to airliner-size business aircraft.
Economic times may be tough, but it’s never a good time for operators to fail to invest in safety. This was the message that Bombardier Aerospace sent here in Geneva yesterday when, for the third successive year, it staged the European edition of its long-running Safety Standdown.
The narrow- and widebody executive VIP completions market has been unaffected by the economic crisis, according to executives for Germany’s Lufthansa Technik. The Hamburg-based completions specialist has had no cancellations since the global recession began, and in fact has received three new letters of commitment from customers in the last six months.
Daher-Socata is still mulling a new eight- to 10-seat twin-engine aircraft to enter the market segment above its extremely popular TBM 850 turboprop single, but a decision could come by the end of the year.
Airbus’s VIP division continues to benefit from an industry segment that if not immune to the current economic recession and credit crisis, appears at the very least to be relatively unaffected.
Jet Aviation’s completions work for Dassault Falcon aircraft is gathering pace and EBACE visitors can see a prime example of its craftsmanship out on the static display. The Falcon 7X that it has on show is its first project for the new trijet and it also happens to be the 100th Falcon business jet interior provided by the company’s completion and refurbishment center in Basel, Switzerland.
Chris Cartwright and Paul Wilkinson, the founders of former handling and flight planning specialist Feras, are back in business with a new venture to support operators flying into Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Central Asia. EVO Jet Services will coordinate all support services from a single 24-hour operations center.
As a recently approved continued airworthiness management organization (CAMO), aircraft maintenance provider Scandinavian Aircraft Technologies (ScanTech) of Denmark is now helping clients to meet the requirements of the new regulatory regime for operators.
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