Dassault unveiled its latest business jet–the Falcon 2000S–today in Geneva on the eve of the EBACE show.
AINalerts » May 16, 2011
Although the April 2 crash of flight test G650 S/N 6002 has created some potential delays into the certification program, Gulfstream remains confident that the new large-cabin jet will achieve FAA approval by the end of this year, the Savannah, Ga.-based aircraft manufacturer said today at EBACE.
The first production-conforming Nextant Aerospace 400XT made its public debut today at the EBACE static area, just days after the type’s Williams FJ44-3AP engines were TSO’d by the FAA. The remanufactured twinjet arrived yesterday into Geneva Airport, where EBACE is being held this week, from Nextant’s base at Cleveland Cuyahoga Airport with just two fuel stops along the way–Goose Bay, Canada, and Keflavik, Iceland.
Airbus today at EBACE rebranded its bizliner offerings with more consistent names, and it also unveiled a new logo for its Airbus Corporate Jets division. As part of this new rebranding, each model in the company’s stable of corporate jet offerings will now be preceded by “ACJ,” with the A318 Elite becoming the ACJ318 and so on, all the way up to the largest of all bizliners, the ACJ380.
Today at EBACE, Bombardier said it selected four additional suppliers to the new Global 7000 and 8000 programs. The companies join Cincinnati, Ohio-based General Electric Aviation, which will provide the integrated propulsion system for the aircraft. France’s Aerolia will design and manufacture the center fuselage, marking the first major external order win for the EADS subsidiary.