Jet Aviation’s Dubai FBO will begin offering dispatch services by the second quarter of 2012. Trained personnel will provide on-site dispatch services 24/7, including arranging overflight and landing permits, fuel purchasing, support for the European emission trading system (EU ETS) support and continuous flight monitoring.
Nextant Aerospace has appointed business aircraft sales group Action Aviation as the exclusive sales agent for the Nextant 400XT light business jet in the Middle East, India and Europe. Action Aviation, which is displaying the new aircraft at the Dubai Air Show, has offices in Dubai, the UK and Bangalore, India.
Dassault is here at the Dubai Air Show (Stand W310) exhibiting two of its latest models–the Falcon 2000LX and Falcon 7X–the latter equipped with a second-generation enhanced-vision system (EVS).
CFM International is ramping up the production of its CFM56 turbofan engines, driven by a record backlog and helped by new production methods. In 2010, the GE-Snecma joint venture signed 1,584 orders, and its current backlog now stands at a record 7,000-plus engines.
There is still plenty of growth potential in the Middle East business aviation market, according to Cessna (Static Display P4), which has singled out Saudi Arabia as the country most likely to lead a resurgence in demand. According to Mark Paolucci, Cessna’s senior vice president for sales, two of the new additions to the Citation line–the Latitude and the Ten–are particularly well suited to owners and operators the region.
Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M), the maintenance branch of the airline group, is here at the Dubai Air Show (Stand W420) promoting AMES, its local joint venture with nacelle manufacturer Aircelle, as well as the services it offers in engine and compo
Raytheon has come to Dubai to press the case for its special-mission aircraft expertise in a region where the U.S. company sees a healthy market for airborne ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance).
Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support will make available factory-completed Hawker 400XPR and 800XPR business jets, the company announced here in Dubai. Through the program, GCS plans to help customers locate and buy airframes for installation of XPR program updates and any other customer-specific options.
The announcement of the new joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney on mid-sized engines was hardly a statement of marriage, but the vows made by the two aero-engine giants on 12 October nevertheless secure their long-term future in the huge market for mid-sized aero-engines up to 2030.
Bell Helicopter Textron has high hopes that three aircraft making their Dubai Air Show debuts–the Bell 407AH and 429, and Bell Boeing V-22 tiltrotor–will soon find permanent homes in the Middle East.