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May 12, 2012 - 3:20pm
Thierry Dubois

Here at EBACE 2012, Daher-Socata is exhibiting the TBM 850 Elite, the latest version of its single-turboprop business/utility aircraft. Its main feature is the “quick-change” capability from the conventional six-seat arrangement to a configuration with four forward-facing seats, with the rest of the volume being made available for more luggage. Other improvements can be found in the avionics suite.

May 12, 2012 - 3:15pm
Charles Alcock

Aerion Corp. is preparing to start another round of test flights in the development of what would be the world’s first supersonic business jet (SBJ). A new test article is set to fly in the centerline position beneath one of NASA’s F-15B aircraft in either June or July.

May 12, 2012 - 3:10pm
Kirby J. Harrison

Embraer’s quest for a complete business jet portfolio took a major step forward in March with the start of taxi tests of Legacy 500 serial number 001 at the Brazilian OEM’s São Jose dos Campos plant.

May 12, 2012 - 3:00pm
Charles Alcock

Jordan’s Arab Wings has become the first Middle East operator to fly Bombardier’s Global 5000 aircraft with its new Vision flight deck suite.

May 12, 2012 - 10:10am
Chad Trautvetter
Brett Rundle, Gulfstream mid-cabin chief pilot

On Saturday, May 12, the Gulfstream G280 arrived at Geneva International Airport after a 7 hour 47 minute flight from Washington Dulles Airport. The super-midsize business jet, which appears on track to receive full FAA and EASA certification in mid-year, is making its European debut this week EBACE. AIN talked to Gulfstream mid-cabin chief pilot Brett Rundle about the flight and the new airplane.


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