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.
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The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) maintains that many safety challenges apply to the operation of all modern turbine aircraft, regardless of whether the logo on the tail is an airline’s or a corporation’s. The FSF is also no stranger to business aviation, organizing as it does each year in conjunction with NBAA the Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar.
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.
Business aviation in Europe has been around a while, but it still has some growing up to do, according to Fabio Gamba, new chief executive of EBAA. Gamba, a former airline lobbyist who joined the association less than a year ago.
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.