Cessna and Bombardier each announced new airplane projects at EBACE 2012 this week. Cessna will build the 4,000-nm Longitude, complementing its previously announced Latitude. Bombardier heralded two new members of the Learjet family, the Models 70 and 75.
Gulfstream’s G280 super-midsize business jet broke away from its flight-test program long enough to fly nonstop to Geneva from Washington D.C. Dulles International Airport. It is on display during the annual European Business Aviation Conference and Exposition (EBACE).
Gulfstream’s developmental G650 ultra-long-range jet found a brief window in its test flight schedule to fly to Geneva for this year’s EBACE show.
Airplanes abound at the EBACE 2012 static display, from Cessna Citations to Global Expresses, Hawkers and all that business aviation has to offer.
The exhibit hall at ABACE 2012 was bustling with potential buyers eyeing new opportunities in this region.
Day two of ABACE 2012 brought clear weather and large crowds lining up to tour the wide range of business jets on the static display. (Photos: David McIntosh)
The opening day of ABACE 2012 was jam packed with sessions, attendees and exhibitors.
On the press day preceding the opening of ABACE 2012, Embraer brand ambassador and actor Jackie Chan took ceremonial delivery of his Legacy 650 super-midsize business jet. (Photos by David McIntosh)
At the Dassault Falcon-sponsored press luncheon at ABACE 2012, NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen and vice president of the Shanghai Airport Authority Jing Yiming announced an agreement to hold the Asian Business Aviation show at the Shanghai Hangqaio Airport until 2016.
On the eve of ABACE 2012 at the Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, setup crews were busy putting readying the exhibit booths and getting static-display aircraft parked and cleaned. The Asian business aviation show, which is co-hosted by the U.S. National Business Aviation Association and the Asian Business Aviation Association, officially opens on Tuesday, March 27. (Photos: David McIntosh)