Reno, Nevada-based Aerion said today that its market research, conducted over the past nine months by aerospace market research and strategy firm I2, indicates that there is sufficient demand to proceed with development of the company’s proposed supersonic business jet (SSBJ). Aerion publicly unveiled its natural-laminar-flow-wing SSBJ in October at the NBAA Convention in Las Vegas, saying the aircraft could be in service by 2011.
AINalerts » June 14, 2005
The five-member board of directors of Air Security International (ASI) has fired Issy Boim after 15 years as president of the Dallas-based firm he founded. ASI provides corporate aviation security products and services. Boim told AIN that he was fired because of "political reasons," but he would not elaborate.
Dassault Aviation chairman and CEO Charles Edelstenne, addressing reporters on the eve of the Paris Air Show this week, said Falcon deliveries will reach between 50 and 55 this year. Although he said economic conditions have improved "measurably" since 2004, this figure is short of the 63 Falcons delivered last year. He cited two reasons for this.
In an effort it says is aimed at better serving customers, Honeywell's aerospace division is planning a major restructuring that will consolidate operations into three business segments and result in an unknown number of job cuts. The shakeup at Honeywell comes on the heels of Rob Gillette's appointment as president and CEO of the company's $9.75 billion aerospace division based in Phoenix.
Tussenhausen, Germany-based Grob-Werke made an unexpected announcement yesterday at the Paris Air Show, revealing that it had designed and built an all-composite light business jet that it plans to fly next month. The 13,889-pound-mtow SPn Utility Jet will seat up to nine passengers and have an approach speed of around 100 knots, balanced field length of 3,000 feet and a landing distance (ISA, sl, mlw) of 2,950 feet.