Midcoast Aviation has delivered the first corporate Global 5000 to be completed outside Bombardier’s own factory completions center. The airplane features fore and aft lavatories, dual galleys, an electrically operated conference table and carbon-fiber trim throughout the 10-seat cabin.
Bombardier Global Express
While the Premier IA and Hawker 850XP business twinjets are targeted at very different buyers, Raytheon (Booth No. 1044) is here to explain why each airplane features traits sure to appeal to European buyers.
International Water-Guard (IWG) Industries, a Canadian firm specializing in water treatment products and systems for the aviation industry, on Tuesday filed a patent infringement suit against Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier.
Bombardier has selected TAG Farnborough Engineering and Gold Air International as its newest maintenance providers, increasing its number of service centers in Europe to 11.
Midcoast Aviation and Bombardier Aerospace inked an agreement for completion of green large-cabin Bombardier jets. The agreement boosts Midcoast’s completion backlog for new Bombardier jets to 2011, according to Midcoast president Kurt Sutterer, more than doubling the company’s workload on behalf of Bombardier.
The industry’s fortunes have changed dramatically in the last three years, swinging wildly from the lowest of lows to almost unimaginable heights. For business aircraft makers, the current “cycle” likely will be remembered as one of the biggest roller-coaster rides in the industry’s history. Perhaps no company is more illustrative of the rapid turnaround than Dassault Falcon Jet.
Boeing’s plans to shut down its Connexion satellite Internet service after failure to turn a profit in six years of operation put a damper on what should have been only good news this month for Rockwell Collins. The avionics maker announced that a newly manufactured Bombardier Global Express XRS became the first customer airplane to enter service with eXchange Internet hardware, which uses the Connexion satellite link.
Canadian completions company Innotech Aviation (Booth No. 4631) has made new appointments and expanded operational hours in response to increased demand for its services.
Aerospace Concepts LLC of St. Laurent, Quebec, comes to NBAA 2006 to introduce new lightweight sound-proofing materials, along with its advanced interior design capabilities. The company has recently completed interior projects on its 55th wide-cabin business jet.
Aerion SSBJ–Aerion continues on track with development efforts for its supersonic business jet. High-speed testing on the Aerion supersonic natural-laminar-flow wing was expected to be carried out last month by using a rocket sled to achieve the necessary Mach 1.5 test speed.