The U.S. is the next frontier in the expansion plans of the ExecuJet business aviation services group. The firm expects to be ready to announce plans for a new American facility or joint venture between now and the NBAA Convention in October.
EBACE Convention News » May 4, 2006
Environment, access and security are still the three main challenges that business aviation has to address in Europe, EBAA CEO Brian Humphries said yesterday morning at the opening session of EBACE 2006. In spite of some progress, he highlighted that a common theme in these issues is misperception by governments, administrations and other industries.
Universal Avionics president and CEO Ted Naimer (left) and CMC Electronics president and CEO Jean-Pierre Mortreux signed a multiyear distributor agreement here yesterday afternoon that clears the path for Universal to market CMC’s M-Series infrared enhanced-vision system.
Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) is building a new Learjet hangar at Berlin Schoenefeld Airport, a move that reflects the Canadian manufacturer’s determination to support the large fleet operational in Europe.
Gulfstream Aerospace is claiming a record for a G150 flight from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Geneva on May 1. A company flight-test airplane completed the 1,575-nm journey in three hours and 40 minutes, flying at an average cruise speed of Mach 0.82 against an average headwind of 25 knots. The crew comprised Gulfstream midsize aircraft advanced programs chief pilot Scott Evans and Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) senior test pilot Yoram Geva.
A visit to Frakes booth will not only reveal how to avoid getting ugly exhaust stack soot stains on turboprop nacelles but also how to prevent oil stains from forming. For while Joe Frakes is famed for his company’s replacement exhaust stacks, Wayne Butterfield is sharing his booth to publicize systems dedicated to eliminating oil residue and other exhaust stains from King Air nacelles.
Mudabala Development, an investment company owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, is considering playing an industrial role within Piaggio Aero (Booth No. 1644) after it recently acquired a 35-percent stake in the Italian-based company. Here at a Piaggio press conference yesterday, a board member from Mudabala insisted he is seeking more than just a financial return on investment.
PrivatAir, the Geneva-based specialist for large executive aircraft charter, announced that it was at an advanced stage of evaluation of additional large aircraft for executive charter. Included on its possible shopping list are the new Airbus 350 and Boeing 787 airliners, which are expected to be on the market at the beginning of next decade.
The service entry in Canada at the end of March of Bombardier’s Challenger 850 corporate shuttle, just one year from its launch here at EBACE 2005, highlights what the manufacturer reckons is the ideal solution for companies that need to move groups of employees among operational sites without the time penalty associated with airline travel today.
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