Daher-Socata has delivered a TMA-MMA, a multi-mission version of the TBM850 turboprop single, to Argentina’s airport security agency. The airplane will be operated by the Policía de Seguridad, which is tasked with guarding the nation’s public airports. The agency’s airplane can be quickly converted to medical evacuation use.
EBACE Convention News » May 19, 2011
Belgium business aviation services group FlyingGroup (Stand 282) plans to open a new $3.5 million hangar at its Antwerp airport headquarters. The 56,000-sq-ft, frost-free facility will be able to accommodate almost every type of business jet. It will feature an automatic “carousel,” enabling parked business aircraft to be quickly moved indoors. The hangar is to be ready this summer.
France’s Oviv Security Technologies (Stand 1859) has announced a worldwide distribution agreement with Aerospace Products International (API) whereby the Memphis company will distribute Oviv’s Sentinel 100L on-ground aircraft security system. API will cover the Canadian, Asia Pacific and Central South American markets exclusively and the U.S., Europe and Middle East on a nonexclusive basis.
“Cautious optimism” for the current business aviation market likely describes the consensus of opinion of the business aviation industry here at EBACE. It is, at least, the view of Bill Boisture, chairman and CEO, Hawker Beechcraft Corp., who told AIN that his plans for transforming the Wichita, Kansas OEM into “a smaller, more agile company” are progressing.
Rizon Jet has opened its long-planned FBOs at London’s Biggin Hill Airport and Doha International Airport. Both the UK and Qatar facilities will provide full handling support and plan to extend their maintenance portfolios.
Business aviation is still on a roller-coaster ride that could lead to feast or famine, according to Flying Group chief executive Bernard van Milders. “The crisis is not over, fuel prices are high and there could even be a double-dip recession, but [on the other hand] we could see ten-percent growth,” he told AIN.
When the global financial crisis took much of the fizz out of the champagne lifestyle in France’s millionaire’s playground along the Côte-d’Azur it was not surprising that the main private aviation airports there took a big hit in terms of traffic levels. But now the recovery is in full swing, according to the management of the region’s main business aviation gateways Niceand Cannes-Mandelieu.
Switzerland is well established as a veritable hive of business aviation activity and now a quiet corner in the west of the country wants a piece of this action.COREB is the acronym for Communauté régionale de la Broye and representatives of the La Broye district of this French-speaking Swiss region are here at the EBACE show (Stand 1254) to promote its plans to develop the airfield at Payerne as Aéropole, a business park specializing in aer
Europe’s still-fledgling entry-level charter jet market is showing some positive signs of growth, according to leading operators and analysts.
Business aircraft operators planning to fly to Britain for next summer’s Olympic Games are being encouraged to make early requests for mandatory landing and takeoff slots at airports in what will be heavily restricted airspace in the southeast of England.