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May 23, 2007, 7:23 AM

It can take up to two years to outfit a VIP widebody jet. Even the video featuring the Andrew Winch Designs scheme for a Boeing 787 on the Lufthansa Technik (LHT) booth here (No. 1240) took four months to complete.

May 23, 2007, 6:38 AM

The twin-engine Eurocopter EC  135 helicopter, well established in the emergency medical services and law enforcement sectors, is gaining greater acceptance as an executive aircraft, with about 100 delivered to this market, according to the manufacturer. Here at EBACE, Eurocopter (Booth No.

May 23, 2007, 6:34 AM

Jet Aviation was acquired by European private equity firm Permira Funds in 2005 and, barely a year later, bought major independent aviation services and completion center Midcoast Aviation of East Cahokia, Illinois.

May 23, 2007, 6:27 AM

The Solar Impulse has made significant progress toward its aim of being the first solar-powered aircraft able to fly at night. The team initiated by famous balloonist Bertrand Piccard began construction of the 200-foot-wingpsan prototype just four weeks ago.

May 23, 2007, 6:21 AM

The ultra-light Akoya, an original amphibian twin-seater, is to make its first flight by this summer. The Akoya can takeoff from land, water or even snow thanks to innovative features, Lisa Airplanes CEO Erick Herzberger explained to EBACE Convention News.

May 23, 2007, 6:17 AM

Skylliance, a charter partner program set up by Jet Aviation for smaller air-taxi companies and first announced at EBACE 2006, now has five members: Homac Aviation in Germany; GainJet in Greece; Spain’s Executive Airlines; Silver Cloud in Germany; and VIP Avia of Latvia.

May 23, 2007, 6:15 AM

Dassault Falcon Jet’s Little Rock, Arkansas completion center is ramping up its capacity to meet demand for Dassault’s newly certified Falcon 7X, while continuing to fulfill commitment with regard to the Falcon 900EX, 900DX and 2000EX.

May 23, 2007, 6:08 AM

Rolls-Royce, widely known for heavy engines, such as the Trent powering the Airbus A380 and Boeing B747, is in fact a pre-eminent provider of business jet engines and claims a 34 percent share of that market.

May 23, 2007, 6:06 AM

The Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) has grown to 41 members since the last EBACE show, up from 30. Demand for business aviation products and services in the Middle East “is still there and still growing,” said Ali Ahmed Al Naqbi, MEBAA founding chairman.

May 23, 2007, 6:04 AM

Operators of jets powered by Honeywell TFE731 engines with digital electronic engine controls (DEECs) will be able to participate in the fault-code reporting service offered by Honeywell and Jet-Care beginning on June 1.

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