London Biggin Hill Airport (Stand 759) will open its new 4,800-sq-ft hangar next month. Situated next to the main terminal building, it will also offer 54,000 sq ft of additional ramp space for aircraft parking, with plenty of space to accommodate widebody jets. Several fully serviced offices are available for rent in the hangar and also will be available on a short-term basis for operators.
EBACE Convention News » May 19, 2011
Mansour Ojjeh, head of the privately owned TAG Group, said he had stepped off an airplane less than a half an hour before he sat down in the conference room of TAG's impressive EBACE chalet to talk to AIN.
Jet Aviation Basel will install Honeywell’s Ovation Select cabin management system in a BBJ currently undergoing completion at the facility.
Fokker Aircraft Services (Stand 1338) is here promoting its Direct View cabin surveillance system for VIP aircraft. Devised for flight attendants, it has a positive knock-on effect on the cabin design. The first example of Direct View was installed in a converted Airbus A320 delivered in April at Fokker’s facility in Woensdrecht, Netherlands.
The breathtaking artworks by Picasso, Chagall and other masters gracing the TAG Group’s chalet (Stand 7020) are garnering lots of attention among EBACE attendees. But that’s not the only display of fine taste admired by guests at the pavilion–so is the food prepared by London-based caterer Absolute Taste.
Abu Dhabi-based charter operator Al Jaber Aviation has positioned an Airbus ACJ318 in Saudi Arabia, the company announced here at EBACE. By being closer to “some key clients,” as head of sales Ivan Tehaghapsao said, Al Jaber will be “more responsive,” saving them time and offering lower costs than foreign-based aircraft. Saudi Arabia is still the Middle East’s largest private aviation market.
Honeywell’s latest version of its Primus Apex integrated flight deck–Build 7–offers new functions and options for operators, which the company demonstrated at EBACE in a flight on a Pilatus PC-12NG, one of the aircraft models featuring the avionics suite. The Primus Apex is a derivative of the Primus Epic fight deck that Morristown, New Jersey-based Honeywell developed for large cabin business jets, optimized for single-pilot operations.
Chicago-based JSSI (Stand 455), an independent provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for aircraft engines, airframes and APUs, convened its second European customer advisory board here in Geneva this week and came away with better knowledge of what it can do to help them contain their costs.
Business aircraft operators using Universal Weather and Aviation (Stand 7091) for flight planning now have access to integrated, remote medical services via a referral partnership with MedAire, of Tempe, Arizona.
MedAire provides medical support for flight departments, with 8,000 staff and 68,000 credentialed medical, security and logistics providers located worldwide.
Central European Private Aviation, the lobbying association that organizes CEPA Expo, a business aviation show in Prague, Czech Republic, has representatives at EBACE to promote the show and “initiate closer cooperation with partner associations in Europe.” CEPA founder Dagmar Grossman and chairman Jiří Matoušek are recruiting speakers for the next CEPA Expo, which is to take place September 29 to 30 at Prague’s downtown Congress Center.