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May 14, 2012 - 11:20am
Thierry Dubois

Turkey’s Bilen Air Services is here at EBACE (Stand 2130) promoting its new strategic partnership with ExecuJet Aviation, as the Istanbul Ataturk Airport FBO is now part of the Swiss-based business aviation services group’s growing chain of handling operations. The agreement took effect in September last year.

May 14, 2012 - 11:10am
Thierry Dubois

Development is well under way for GE Aviation’s 16,500-pound-thrust GE Passport 20 engine, which is set to power the Bombardier Global 7000 and 8000 business jets. The first engine is to begin ground testing in the second quarter of next year.

May 14, 2012 - 11:00am
Kirby J. Harrison

When the Embraer announced the launch of its Embraer Executive Jets division in 2005 and its intent to become “a major player” in the crowded world of business jet manufacturing, eyebrows were raised and there was a certain amount of skepticism. After all, the ambitious Brazilian airframer had just unveiled its Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 entry-level and light jets, and its only business jet in service at the time was the Legacy 600, a 16-passenger aircraft derived from its ERJ 135 regional airliner.

May 14, 2012 - 10:16am
Mark Huber

Six months after launching its midsize Citation Latitude, Cessna (Stand 7081) announced at EBACE this morning that it will offer a $25.9 million (2012 dollars) stretched version–the “Longitude–that can fly 4,000 nm at Mach 0.82.

May 14, 2012 - 9:15am
Mark Phelps
Gulfstream PlaneView cockpit based on Honeywell Primus Epic

Gulfstream’s developmental G650 ultra-long-range jet found a brief window in its test flight schedule to fly to Geneva for this year’s EBACE show.

May 14, 2012 - 6:00am
Mark Huber
Signature Flight Support

Signature Flight Support is bringing its TailWins customer loyalty program to Europe. The program comes to this side of the Atlantic just as the FBO network is gearing up for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London by adding more capacity.

May 14, 2012 - 3:45am
Matt Thurber

Airplanes abound at the EBACE 2012 static display, from Cessna Citations to Global Expresses, Hawkers and all that business aviation has to offer.

May 14, 2012 - 3:08am
Chad Trautvetter

NetJets Europe is launching management services in Europe as a separate division from its fractional operations in the region. It will be similar to U.S. Executive Jet Management arm at NJE’s sister company. AIN contributing editor Thierry Dubois sat down with NetJets Europe director of sales Marine Eugene at EBACE to learn more about the new program.

May 13, 2012 - 9:00pm
Matt Thurber
Honeywell Primus Apex

The benefits of synthetic vision are available for operators of the Pilatus PC-12 NG. The Honeywell Primus Apex flight deck in the PC-12 NG is designed for single-engine turboprops through light jets, and now with SmartView synthetic vision added, Apex offers the sophistication and utility of Honeywell’s Primus Epic avionics found in much larger aircraft such as the Gulfstream G650 and Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy II.

May 13, 2012 - 5:15pm
Thierry Dubois

GE Aviation (Stand 1143) is here promoting its 800-hp H80 turboprop engine, which was certificated by the U.S. Federal Aviation Adminstration in March and already has several applications. Meanwhile, the HF120 turbofan program–for the HondaJet–has progressed slowly.


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