Embraer appears to be leading the way among foreign business aircraft manufacturers looking to forge production partnerships in China. The Brazilian company secured an agreement with Avic last April to produce super-midsize Legacy 600s and 650 aircraft at Harbin in northern China through Avic subsidiary Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry Co.
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On the eve of the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition in Shanghai, China, Embraer held a ceremony to celebrate the recent handover of a Legacy 650 to company brand ambassador and actor Jackie Chan, announced the delivery of Minsheng Financial Leasing’s first Legacy 650 and revealed its 10-year forecast for China. AIN sat down with Embraer Executive Jets president Ernest Edwards at ABACE to get more details.
Prospective Chinese business jet owners have an excellent choice of Western-made products here at the ABACE show in Shanghai, but might they one day be able to buy a business aircraft built in their own country? Reports have been brewing in recent months that at least one Western manufacturer is in talks with China’s Comac aerospace group with a view to some sort of joint aircraft development. But, as of press time, nothing had been confirmed.
Embraer last Friday delivered the first of 13 Legacy 650 aircraft to China’s Minsheng Financial Leasing Co. (MSFL).
Dallas Airmotive, a division of Texas-based BBA Aviation, has announced that its Singapore Regional Turbine Center has received its operating certificate from the country’s Civil Aviation Authority.
Aircraft trader Jetcraft Corporation last month opened a new office in Hong Kong, creating a new division called Jetcraft Asia to better support clients in this part of the world.
On the eve of ABACE 2012 at the Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, setup crews were busy putting readying the exhibit booths and getting static-display aircraft parked and cleaned. The Asian business aviation show, which is co-hosted by the U.S. National Business Aviation Association and the Asian Business Aviation Association, officially opens on Tuesday, March 27. (Photos: David McIntosh)
Flight planning provider Universal Weather and Aviation (Booth H608) has named 12-year company veteran Charlie Mularski as its new regional vice president for the Asia Pacific region, as part of the company’s continuing efforts to provide region-specific products and raise its service levels within t
With Chinese customers having expressed a clear preference for larger private aircraft, it is little wonder that Boeing Business Jets has proved popular in greater China. Of the 10 BBJs sold so far, four are already in service–two with DeerJet in mainland China, one with MetroJet in Hong Kong and another with a private owner in Taiwan.
Southeast Asia is increasingly being identified as the continent’s next aviation hot spot, based on annual economic growth rates there of around 5 to 8 percent. That’s what airliner manufacturers like Boeing are seeing in fast-growing countries like Indonesia, and prospects for business aviation growth appear to be following suit.