Palm Aviation, the on-demand flight support provider, has announced plans for a new $12 million FBO at the massive urban aviation development project, Dubai World Central Aviation City. The 80,000-sq-ft facility, slated to be the first FBO at the site, is strategically important because of its location next to the world’s largest airport, and will enable rapid solutions for ground handling flight support needs, said the company.
EBACE Convention News » May 20, 2008
Fractional ownership provider NetJets Europe (NJE) this year is planning to increase its 140-aircraft fleet by around 20 percent. The ab initio flight crew training program it set up last year to boost its pilot workforce is now operational to meet this additional demand.
The need to demonstrate environmental responsibility while remaining operationally viable has been identified as the biggest single challenge facing business aviation. This has prompted the business aviation industry to offer self-governing carbon-offset-based alternatives to the European Union’s CO2 emission trading scheme (ETS).
Dassault Aviation is here at EBACE talking about new equipment options it has in the works or has already completed for its Falcon business jets, and is explaining what it is doing to speed up Falcon 7X completions.
Delegates at the Very Light Jet (VLJ) conference, held March 26 and 27 at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London, warned that unless a range of measures are put in place, the widespread introduction of this new “phenomenon” could prove a commercial disaster. Capt.
After an extensive period of market consultation over its Large Cabin Concept, Cessna launched its new Citation Columbus program just over three months ago on February 6. In recent years, the manufacturer has made a big impression on the market with its Citation Mustang very light jet.
Representatives of Lyon Bron Airport (Booth No. 1057) are here at EBACE discussing plans to build new hangars to attract more operators. Last year, the facility boasted a 14-percent growth in business aircraft movements to a total of 7,200 and has set a target of 10,000 movements in 2012. According to business unit manager Eric Dumas, NetJets Europe is Lyon Bron’s best non-local customer.
Embraer announced creation of its executive jets division in the spring of 2005, simultaneously revealing the launch of its first “clean-sheet” business jets–the Phenom 100 very light jet and the larger Phenom 300 light jet.
France’s DGAC civil aviation authority has imposed slot coordination at Cannes-Mandelieu Airport in the south of France beginning May 23 under a trial period that will run through the end of October. According to Umberto Vallino, the airport’s customer service manager, Cannes is the first dedicated business aviation airport in Europe to be subject to mandatory arrival and departure slots.
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