Gulfstream’s G280 super-midsize business jet broke away from its flight-test program long enough to fly nonstop to Geneva from Washington D.C. Dulles International Airport. It is on display during the annual European Business Aviation Conference and Exposition (EBACE).
EBACE Convention News » May 14, 2012
Aircraft transparency, coatings and sealants specialist PPG Aerospace (Stand 1728) opened a new, larger sales office in Toulouse, France, last month. The enlarged facility also includes a climate-controlled paint spray booth and a new laboratory to be used for transparency engineering analysis beginning later this year.
Six months after launching its midsize Citation Latitude, Cessna (Stand 7081) announced at EBACE this morning that it will offer a $25.9 million (2012 dollars) stretched version–the “Longitude–that can fly 4,000 nm at Mach 0.82.
Gulfstream’s developmental G650 ultra-long-range jet found a brief window in its test flight schedule to fly to Geneva for this year’s EBACE show.
Signature Flight Support is bringing its TailWins customer loyalty program to Europe. The program comes to this side of the Atlantic just as the FBO network is gearing up for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London by adding more capacity.
Airplanes abound at the EBACE 2012 static display, from Cessna Citations to Global Expresses, Hawkers and all that business aviation has to offer.
NetJets Europe is launching management services in Europe as a separate division from its fractional operations in the region. It will be similar to U.S. Executive Jet Management arm at NJE’s sister company. AIN contributing editor Thierry Dubois sat down with NetJets Europe director of sales Marine Eugene at EBACE to learn more about the new program.
The benefits of synthetic vision are available for operators of the Pilatus PC-12 NG. The Honeywell Primus Apex flight deck in the PC-12 NG is designed for single-engine turboprops through light jets, and now with SmartView synthetic vision added, Apex offers the sophistication and utility of Honeywell’s Primus Epic avionics found in much larger aircraft such as the Gulfstream G650 and Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy II.
GE Aviation (Stand 1143) is here promoting its 800-hp H80 turboprop engine, which was certificated by the U.S. Federal Aviation Adminstration in March and already has several applications. Meanwhile, the HF120 turbofan program–for the HondaJet–has progressed slowly.
Embraer Executive Jets (Stand 7041) is gradually moving its “center of gravity” from São Jose dos Campos, Brazil, to Melbourne, Florida, where it is building a new research and development center to join its existing facilities at Melbourne International Airport.