British executive aviation catering firm Royalblue (Stand 2303) has acquired Cuisine Air to form Royalblue Cuisine, a new company to serve operators flying in and out of the UK. In addition to its range of European and Asian cuisine, Royalblue serves freshly made sushi and Middle Eastern dishes.
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Honeywell (Stand 463) has introduced an upgraded version of the Saber combustor for its HTF7000 series engine, which powers the Bombardier Challenger 300, Embraer Legacy 450/500 and Gulfstream G280. The Saber had already reduced harmful emissions by 25 percent, and the U.S. company claims that the Saber2 will further reduce harmful emissions while also increasing performance.
Athens-based VIP charter operator GainJet Aviation (Stand 1265) announced here at EBACE the recent addition of a Gulfstream G550 to its growing fleet of long-range jets. The fleet includes a VIP Boeing 757 BBJ executive airliner, Bombardier Global Express XRS and a Gulfstream G450, based throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
With record business-aviation traffic expected to descend on London for this summer’s 2012 Olympic Games, Air Culinaire (Stand 2366) is expanding its kitchen there to ensure it can keep pace with the anticipated demand for in-flight catering.
Online charter portal Avinode (Stand 749) is launching its Cloud-based SchedAero software for European implementation. “Over the past six months we have completely rebuilt SchedAero to meet the needs of the European market,” said Niklas Berg, managing director of SchedAero, which allows air charter providers to integrate quoting, logistics management, aircraft and crew scheduling, fleet and crew tracking, invoicing and more across remote locations. Files can be simultaneously accessed and processed.
Business aviation entrepreneur Kenn Ricci has a unique perspective on the industry that to his diverse holdings that includes fractional provider Flight Options, maintenance firm Constant Aviation and aircraft remanufacturer Nextant Aerospace. To get his take on the state of the bizav industry, AIN sat down with him at the EBACE show, and he gave a fairly candid view.
AINonline News Editor David Lombardo spoke with Ralph Acs, Learjet vice president and general manager, and discussed the launch of the new Learjet 70 and 75.
Scott Ernest, the president and CEO of Cessna Aircraft. spoke with AIN News Editor David A. Lombardo, about the launch of the new Citation Longitude in the face of a tough market.
Fabio Gamba, Chief Executive of the European Business Aviation Association, spoke with AIN News Editor David A. Lombardo, about the state of the business aviation industry as we head into EBACE 2012.
Three European operators signed up for the Hawker 4000 super-midsize jet–ordering one each yesterday at the EBACE show. The first one will go to Bucharest, Romania-based InterAviation, a charter operator that serves mainly the Middle East, Europe, Russia and other CIS countries. The second is being purchased by Orion-Malta, a company headquartered at Malta’s Luqa Airport. Both operators already have a Hawker 900XP in their fleet.