Aeropole of Payerne (Booth 650) has signed its first contract for a company to settle on its Swiss airport site. Boshung, a Swiss specialist in airport cleaning and maintenance equipment, has bought 10 acres of land to build its headquarters and a technology center. It will employ 150 in Payerne. Aeropole is also talking to other potential customers, one of them being executive charter operator Speedwings, which might build three hangars.
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 aero
Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg recently spent their first 25 hours at the controls of a flight simulator that replicates the cockpit in the first Solar Impulse prototype HB-SIA. Piccard flew the prototype from Tuesday, May 13 at 7:27 a.m. to Wednesday, May 14 at 8:43 a.m., and Borschberg from Thursday, May 15 at 7:20 a.m. to Friday, May 16 at 8:38 a.m.