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The 505 is designed to “be price competitive” with the $839,000 Robinson R66, a helicopter that has reinvigorated the light single market.
VistaJet expects to have its operation in China up and running by yearend if its local air operators certificate is approved by early fourth quarter.
Some 200 companies will be exhibiting at the three-day Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition next week at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport.
Mehair, which has invested $3.2 million in the new service, expects its passengers to include wealthy business people and tourists.
The Brazilian manufacturer has provided an instructor for the Phenom 300 to line-fly the aircraft with Joy Jets captains for the first 100 hours.
There are plenty of challenges for business aviation operators in Asia, but expert help is available.
A civil aviation authority with financial and administrative autonomy would allow it to be more effective in the development of general aviation.
The Bombardier Learjet 85 completed its maiden flight on April 9, marking the beginning of the all-composite midsize jet’s flight-test program.
The Indian bizav community hopes a change in political leadership will yield changes to a regulatory environment that has stifled industry growth.