The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) appointed an airline lobbyist as its new leader yesterday. Fabio Gamba, most recently deputy secretary general of the Association of European Airlines (AEA), will join the business aviation association as CEO on September 1. EBAA’s current president and CEO, Brian Humphries, will remain as president.
AINalerts » July 19, 2011
While news announced by Cessna and other OEMs at the Shanghai business aviation show in March to explore joint business jet production with Avic in China resurfaced last week in other trade media, Embraer is actually doing, not just exploring.
Practically all Dassault Falcon 7X business jets are flying again, following the EASA’s reauthorizing flights for the entire fleet on July 7. As of today, only three 7Xs were still on the ground, but not for any technical reason related to the runaway pitch trim incident that sidelined the fleet in late May, according to Dassault.
LightSquared is running an advertising campaign in Washington, D.C., that includes prominent multiple advertisements along the platforms of downtown stations of the city’s Metro system serving Capitol Hill, FAA headquarters and other key government offices. Photo at left was taken this morning by an AIN staffer at L'Enfant Plaza Metro station.
Business aircraft operators frustrated by the lack of space, inconvenient access and uncompetitive prices at key airports in the Asia Pacific region now have an alternative with the opening by Aviation Concepts of a new FBO at Subic Bay in the Philippines.
Marenco Swiss Helicopter holds just a dozen letters of intent for its SKYe SH09 light single helicopter, but it has already outlined plans to produce 80 to 100 aircraft per year. The company, based in Niederurnen near Zurich, sees 10 SH09s being manufactured and delivered in 2015, with that number increasing to 30 the following year.