Flygprestanda (Stand C620) is giving visitors to MEBA a preview of its new flight operation control system (FOCS), which is currently undergoing trials with an airline. It is scheduled to go live in January, after which point it will be released to market. FOCS is a new system that provides flight scheduling, route finding, ATC filing services and other planning functions.
MEBA Convention News » December 9, 2010
FBO chain Signature Flight Support, with 103 facilities around the world, is interested in opening a Middle East FBO, said Steve Gulvin, regional vice president Europe and Middle East, "but we've decided conditions have to be right." Signature is exhibiting at MEBA for the third time and each time its presence at this show and also the biennial Dubai Airshow has grown.
Gulfstream Aerospace is preparing an assembly plant for its new G650, and the U.S manufacturer is also readying an adjacent building for cabin completion work. The completion facility is in a former service center currently being used for flight-test operations. Gulfstream expects all G650 assembly and outfitting to be done at its headquarters in Savannah, Georgia.
Dassault (Chalet A14) is working steadily toward a certification date of 2016 for its much-anticipated super-midsize (SMS) Falcon business jet, Olivier Villa, Dassault's senior vice president civil aircraft, told AIN here at MEBA. Launched in January 2008, the twin-engine SMS is intended to be the successor to the out-of-production three-engine Falcon 50.
Not today, and not tomorrow, but maybe someday. That is Dassault's view of the supersonic business jet, said Olivier Villa, Dassault's senior v-p civil aircraft, here at MEBA.
Long-time users of the Air Support Preflight Planning System (PPS) route planning software on PCs may not be surprised to learn that the company plans to unveil a faster flight plan Optimizer. What may surprise current customers, however, is that they will need do little more than turn on their computers to obtain this major upgrade, because it will happen, for the most part, behind the scenes.
Today, on the second day of the Middle East Business Aviation show in Dubai, TAG Aviation’s Asia affiliate and China First Mandarin Group of Shenyang, China, announced an alliance to provide private aircraft services in the expanding China market. Here at MEBA, AIN senior editor Matt Thurber sat down with TAG Aviation CEO Robert Wells to get the details of this new joint venture.
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