The 11th edition of the annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (Ebace) is set to open on Tuesday in Geneva. Joint organizers EBAA and NBAA expect the event to be 16 percent larger than last year’s and, in terms of the area of booked exhibit space, it could even be the biggest yet with almost 500 exhibitors signed to set up shop at Geneva’s Palexpo center.
AINalerts » May 12, 2011
Some 11,103 business jets worth $240 billion will be delivered over the next 10 years, according to the second annual industry forecast published yesterday by Montreal-based business aviation services firm Zenith Jet. The exhaustive 40-page “bottom up” forecast estimates compounded annual growth of 15 percent for new business jet shipments from now until 2016, the predicted peak year with 1,468 delivered jets worth $31.6 billion.
Final arguments were delivered yesterday by the defense of Americans Joseph Lepore and Jan Paul Paladino, who piloted the Legacy 600 that collided with a 737-800 over the Amazon in 2006. The airplane was on its delivery flight to ExcelAire of Long Island.
Brian Delauter, a former airline pilot with impeccable general aviation (GA) credentials, will leave his post as TSA general manager for GA effective Monday. AOPA president Craig Fuller said Delauter’s leadership will be missed now that he has decided to return to the private sector.
The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) warned dozens of companies at 25 California airports as well as oil companies about violations of the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65).