Bell’s Rotary Machines at EBACE

By Paul Jackson May 22, 2019
Bell Helicopter is a long-term supporter of EBACE, this year bringing to the static display two of its latest helicopters.

Sales Gains Validate Airbus Helo Strategy

By Angus Batey May 22, 2019
Airbus made the right call when it reconfigured its private rotorcraft business under the Airbus Corporate Helicopters brand.

Bombardier’s First Global 6500 Moves to Completion

By Molly McMillin May 22, 2019
Bombardier first production Global 6500 business jet has moved into the company’s completion center in Montreal, as the aircraft comes closer to entry-into-service later this year.

China's EHang Signs Partnership with Austria's FACC

By Paul Jackson May 22, 2019
EHang, one of the earliest and most successful developers of such aerial craft, signed a joint agreement in Guangzhou last November with FACC of Austria, designer, developer and manufacturer of aerospace components and systems.

Pilatus PC-12 Selling Fast and Very Safe

By Paul Jackson May 22, 2019
By the end of 2018, more than 1,650 Pilatus PC-12s were in service, the fleet leaders having 34,000 hours and more than 46,000 landings to their credit.

Pegasus Celebrates International Launch at EBACE 2019

By Paul Jackson May 22, 2019
It has already secured local patents, and has U.S. and European equivalents pending. Now, South African company Pegasus has made its international launch at EBACE 2019.

Textron Nears Completion of Denali Prototype

May 22, 2019
Textron Aviation is nearing completion of its Cessna Denali prototype along with two flight test and three ground test articles.

Lufthansa Technik Ready to Offer VIP A220 – But Is Airbus?

By Paul Jackson May 22, 2019
As spacious as the smallest Airbus can be, SkyRetreat will feature a totally new approach by Lufthansa Technik’s designers.

Air Hamburg Private Jets Broadens its Horizons

By Paul Jackson May 22, 2019
Today, Air Hamburg Private Jets has a fleet of 29 aircraft for hire and is continuing its steady expansion to horizons farther beyond Europe.

F/List for Bombardier at Biggin Hill

By Angus Batey May 22, 2019
F/List has signed a contract with Bombardier which will see the OEM hosting a 20-strong team from the Austrian interiors specialist at its UK Service Center at Biggin Hill outside London. The team will be up and running within Bombardier’s facility in “the next couple of months,”.

Jet Aviation Comes to EBACE with Slew of Announcements

By Paul Jackson May 22, 2019
Jet Aviation – a completions and maintenance concern employing more than 1,400 professionals – has news to report across many regions, including Europe, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

Skylegs Offers One-Stop for Flight Ops

By Angus Batey May 22, 2019
Skylegs has signed on with Web Manuals as a launch member of their online shop, bringing Web Manuals’ documentation services to Skylegs customers, saving them having to log in to multiple websites.

Collins Earns EASA Nod on Pro Line Fusion

May 22, 2019
Collins Aerospace is offering new capabilities to Citation CJ3 owners in Europe with EASA approval of Pro Line Fusion avionics as a retrofit.

Urban Mobility Comes To EBACE

May 22, 2019
Battery-powered drones are making lots of news these days but their larger VTOL siblings, capable of carrying passengers, are fast emerging as candidate vehicles for future urban mobility needs.
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Bellawings’ Deals and Purchases Grow at EBACE

By Paul Jackson May 22, 2019
1.Buy the airplanes; 2. Order the flight planning aids; 3. Collect an AOC. That was the strategy for the visiting president of HK Bellawings Jet Ltd, Zhang Yijia at EBACE this year.

Daher Unveils Upgraded TBM 940

By Molly McMillin May 22, 2019
Daher has introduced the latest version of its upgraded six-passenger TBM 940 single-engine turboprop, which succeeds the TBM 930.

AMAC Aerospace Is Expanding

By Molly McMillin May 22, 2019
AMAC Aerospace, VIP completion and maintenance center for the corporate and private aviation market, is building its fifth hangar at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland to keep up with growth.

Germany Orders Airbus ACJ350 Trio

By Thierry Dubois May 22, 2019
Airbus has received a firm order for three ACJ350-900 XWBs from the German government – which is thus becoming the first government customer for the type.

HondaJet Claims Top Spot in Light Jet Sales

By Thierry Dubois May 22, 2019
Airbus has received a firm order for three ACJ350-900 XWBs from the German government – which is thus becoming the first government customer for the type.

Dicing with Death In A Convair

By Paul Jackson May 21, 2019
“Pull up! Pull up! Terrain” Not an automated warning that pilots would voluntarily provoke – but few have been privileged to fly the Honeywell testbed Convair 580 twin-turboprop which conducted its final mission last month.

Dassault Grows Its MRO Footprint

By Thierry Dubois May 21, 2019
Dassault Aviation’s recent acquisition of two major maintenance networks in business aviation signals a strategic shift to capture more of the revenues a Falcon generates over its life.

Overnight Closures At UK Airports Make for Sleepless Nights

By Angus Batey May 21, 2019
According to Marc Bailey, chief executive of the British Business and General Aviation Association, it is unlikely that business aviation will play a part in the long-term futures of Stansted and Luton.

Honeywell Launches Improved Flight Planner for Eurocontrol

By Thierry Dubois May 21, 2019
The new technology was created to ease the burden on pilots and dispatchers who are tasked with planning flights in Europe, a congested and often restricted region.

Business Jets Need More Airport Slots

May 21, 2019
Booming airline traffic is squeezing business aviation at crowded airports throughout Europe, and there’s no solution in sight.

Iacobucci Aerospace Integrates Chair Family With Lufthansa Technik

By Paul Jackson May 21, 2019
After completing an optimization of the mechanical design, Iacobucci is ready to build and distribute the product to VIP and commercial aircraft customers around the world.