Busy Press Day at NBAA 2012

Started off promptly at 8 a.m. with Bill Boisture from Hawker Beechcraft explaining how the company will emerge from bankruptcy in 2013. It is jarring to think that there is a possibility that the Hawker business jets may be no more if a buyer(s) doesn't step up. (Make sure that you check in with ShowNews for all the details)

Boeing was happy to announce the new BBJ MAX 8 and MAX 9. Capt. Steve Taylor was there to explain the extended ranges of these aircraft. He also say that he took a greenie BBJ with seven Pats tanks from L.A. to Auckland in 13 hours and 7 minutes (5,658 nm) What a haul. Sales of aircraft for 2012 have been flat but they are busy delivering 747 VIP aircraft. The BBJ was also voted the "Most Wished" aircraft in a survey done by an industry pub. Tayor noted that "yes, there definitely is a market for a 7,000+ aircraft." With the extended ranges of these new BBJ's, they are almost there.

Dassualt Falcon talked about the 2000S and the rest of the Falcon Jet family and had a great video showing the installation of a med vac interior. 

Safe Flight talked about their Auto Power System on the Hawker series. The weight increase on the Hawker is only 25 lb. (Check at their booth or ShowNews for complete details.)

Stay tuned. It's only the first morning and the show hasn't open yet.

Please or Register to post comments.

From The Archives

Aviation Week is approaching its 100th anniversary in 2016. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.

 

Aug 27, 2015
blog

Aviation Week Lifts Veil On Boeing B-52 Bomber (1952) 14

In 1952, Aviation Week provided the first details on the new Boeing B-52 bomber....More
Aug 14, 2015
blog

Bonanza Travel Pays 3

The legendary Beechcraft Bonanza has an impressive production record, so perhaps the marketers back in 1949 were onto something when they coined the phrase "Bonanza travel pays."...More
Aug 14, 2015
blog

Venerable Boeing 727 Prototype To Fly Again 28

The most famous 727, the prototype aircraft which would join United as N7001U, was delivered to the airline in October 1964 having served its time as a Boeing test aircraft....More
Aug 13, 2015
blog

Aviation Week And The Bomb

Aviation News did not predict how nuclear weapons would change the world. But neither did anyone else....More
Aug 13, 2015
blog

Collins Radar Takes The Ups And Downs Out Of Flying

Turbulence? Rockwell Collins had a solution for those bumpy rides in the early 80s with its WXR-700 Doppler Weather Radar....More
Blog Archive
Penton Corporate

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×