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.
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.
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.
Helicopter operators in China face the same regulatory and infrastructure impediments that their fixed-wing counterparts do. To learn more about how helicopters can be better accommodated in the Asian country, AIN sat down with Helicopter Association International president Matt Zuccaro at ABACE 2012.
While customers in Asia prefer new business jets, the market for used aircraft is starting to emerge in the region. However, when they do choose to buy pre-owned business jets they want younger aircraft that are less than five years old. To get a sense of how this part of the business aviation market is developing in Asia, AIN spoke with Jahid Fazal-Karim, board member and partner of business jet sales broker Jetcraft.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association is providing an industry perspective to authorities as countries on the Pacific Rim develop a common framework to facilitate business aviation operations under the auspices of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. At the ABACE show, AIN caught up with GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce to learn more about how the association is helping to influence a business aviation-friendly infrastructure and regulatory environment in Asia.
On the eve of the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition in Shanghai, China, Embraer held a ceremony to celebrate the recent handover of a Legacy 650 to company brand ambassador and actor Jackie Chan, announced the delivery of Minsheng Financial Leasing’s first Legacy 650 and revealed its 10-year forecast for China. AIN sat down with Embraer Executive Jets president Ernest Edwards at ABACE to get more details.
Honeywell Aerospace vice president of air traffic management and biofuels Brian Davis outlines the company’s current efforts to develop green aerospace technologies, from the electric green taxiing system to biofuel research.