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March 26, 2012 - 3:45am
Mark Huber
Dassault Falcon 2000S

Since the Falcon 2000’s introduction in 1996, Dassault has debuted several variants that built on its winning formula of combining a good-sized cabin, attractive fuel economy and range, plus pleasant flying qualities and strong resale value.

March 26, 2012 - 3:30am
Liz Moscrop

China’s installed fleet of business jets is still relatively small. But evidence of how quickly this could change came at last October’s International General Aviation Convention (IGAC) held in Xi’an, when no fewer than 35 contracts with a collective value of around $1.5 billion were signed covering general aviation aircraft and investments in associated new businesses.

March 26, 2012 - 3:16am
Kirby J. Harrison

It can be hard to imagine all the possibilities for fitting out business jet cabins. This has prompted cabin interior and maintenance specialist Lufthansa Technik to develop the technology to give engineers and technicians a three-dimensional glimpse of what’s possible.

March 26, 2012 - 3:15am
Paul Lowe

The U.S. National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is making a return trip to the Asia Pacific region after a lapse of several years, largely due to the global recession that began in 2008. The first Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) was held here in Shanghai back in 2005, followed by shows held between 2006 and 2008 in Hong Kong.

March 26, 2012 - 3:15am
AIN Staff

At the Dassault Falcon-sponsored press luncheon at ABACE 2012, NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen and vice president of the Shanghai Airport Authority Jing Yiming announced an agreement to hold the Asian Business Aviation show at the Shanghai Hangqaio Airport until 2016.

March 26, 2012 - 3:11am
Liz Moscrop

Fast-tracking development of China’s fledgling private aviation market is the main goal for the new China Business Jet Shanghai Alliance announced yesterday by Minsheng Financial Leasing Co. (MSFL).

March 26, 2012 - 3:00am
Thierry Dubois

Dassault has designed and installed a shower in the aft section of a Falcon 7X, a challenging job despite the large cabin of the business jet.

March 26, 2012 - 2:58am
James Wynbrandt

Guam-based aviation services provider Aviation Concepts (Booth B702) has entered an agreement with the Makat Shangri-La Hotel in Manila for the provision of catering services to its charter customers and owners of aircraft under Aviation Concepts’ management.

March 26, 2012 - 2:45am
Nigel Moll
Gulfstream president Larry Flynn (left) and FlightSafety executive v-p Eric Hinson.

Last month FlightSafety International and Gulfstream Aerospace opened a new learning center in Hong Kong to serve Asian operators of the G450 and G550 jets. Equipped with a G550 level-D-qualified full-flight simulator that is convertible to a G450, the new facility expects to provide 250 “training events” this year, according to David Davenport, manager of FlightSafety’s Savannah learning center, a key player in defining the Hong Kong facility and its responsible manager now that it is up and running.

March 26, 2012 - 2:00am
Thierry Dubois

Eurocopter (Booth P616) is the only helicopter manufacturer exhibiting here at the ABACE show in Shanghai. In some respects, it is no surprise that it is here because it has strong ties with China. The company is counting on growing civil sales in the country, especially as general aviation is to benefit from a more open airspace at low altitude. It is also deepening its roots in the country, with training, maintenance and production joint ventures.