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March 27, 2012 - 12:30am
James Wynbrandt

ExecuJet Haite Aviation Services China, based at Binhai International Airport in Tianjin, claims to be making rapid progress toward becoming a fully functioning business jet aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center.

March 27, 2012 - 12:25am
Mark Huber
Hawker 750

Just over three years ago, Hawker Beechcraft began delivering what is arguably the best of the venerable 125-series aircraft: the Hawker 750. Performance and price both help to make this midsize-cabin model a strong contender.

March 27, 2012 - 12:20am
R. Randall Padfield
Jay Mesinger, president and CEO of J. Mesinger Corporate Jet Sales in Boulder, Colorado.

While new and like-new business jets dominate the evolving Chinese market, it won’t be long before a market for preowned jets will emerge, with current owners looking to trade in their airplanes for newer, likely bigger, ones. But will they have maximized their old aircraft’s residual value?

March 27, 2012 - 12:15am
Thierry Dubois

Aeria Luxury Interiors (Booth H212) is the new name for VIP completions design specialist DRB Aviation, which last month was acquired by Singapore’s ST Aerospace group.

March 27, 2012 - 12:12am
Liz Moscrop
ABACE 2012 Opening General Session

China wants help developing a safe business-aviation operating environment, according to Xia Xinghua deputy administrator of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

March 27, 2012 - 12:10am
Curt Epstein
Piaggio Avanti II

Coming off its first two airplane sales in China, announced last month, Italian manufacturer Piaggio Aero is eager to prove here at the ABACE show that those two P.180 Avanti IIs represent just the opening of the door into the Chinese business aviation market.

March 27, 2012 - 12:05am
Charles Alcock
Subic Bay in the Philippines.

Continued overcrowding and access problems at key Asia Pacific airports such as Hong Kong International mean that Subic Bay in the Philippines is well placed to serve as a business aviation hub for the region, according to Aviation Concepts, which last year opened an FBO there.

March 27, 2012 (All day)
Matt Thurber

Cooke Aviation is planning a major renovation to its FBO at southern California’s Van Nuys Airport, including additional hangar and ramp space.

March 26, 2012 - 11:30pm
AIN Staff

The opening day of ABACE 2012 was jam packed with sessions, attendees and exhibitors.

March 26, 2012 - 1:00pm
Chad Trautvetter
NetJets China

The world leader in fractional ownership is coming to China, but fractional shares won’t be on its service menu here–at least for the time being. After years of looking to enter the Chinese private aviation market, here at the ABACE show yesterday NetJets finally confirmed plans for a new joint venture in the People’s Republic of China.