Business jet

May 4, 2013 - 12:50am

Seven winners emerged from the Crystal Cabin Awards judging last month, and some of them stand to find a market in business aviation.

The winners were announced at a gala dinner in Hamburg, Germany, on the eve of the opening of the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo.

Candidates with winning entries included Boeing, Diehl Aircabin, Dornier Technologie Systems, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Meru, Thales and Zodiac Aerospace.

May 4, 2013 - 12:25am

Singapore state-owned ST Aerospace, known for its MRO operation and its passenger-to-freighter conversions, also runs a small business jet charter operation. Subsidiary Pacific Flight Services (PFS) operates from Singapore, although its four jets are registered in Australia.

May 3, 2013 - 5:05am
The Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre at Hongqiao hosted 34 aircraft, seven more than at last year’s event.

The 2013 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) at Shanghai’s second airport, Hongqiao International, held from April 16 to 18, served as a reminder of how far China and the rest of Asia still have to go to reap the benefits of business aviation.

May 3, 2013 - 2:07am

At the LIMA show, Dassault signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a local partnership with Strand Aerospace Malaysia. The aircraft components company, which was founded in 2006, is expected to support Dassault in engineering projects. The alliance will see a group of Strand engineers deployed to Dassault’s facility in Bordeaux, France, to get involved in design work for Falcons. “The business jet technology from Dassault Aviation is opening the door for us and will add a further feather in our cap,” said Strand Aerospace Malaysia CEO Naguib Mohd Nor.

May 2, 2013 - 3:45pm

Embraer Executive Jets delivered the first of up to 125 “Signature Series” Phenom 300s to NetJets during a ceremony yesterday at the aircraft manufacturer’s Phenom assembly facility in Melbourne, Fla. In October 2010 NetJets placed a firm order for 50 of the specially outfitted light jets, with options for 75 more. Including all options, the order is worth more than $1 billion.

May 2, 2013 - 2:40pm

Conklin & de Decker released the 2013 edition of its Aircraft Cost Evaluator, which offers benchmarking, operating and ownership cost data to the business aviation industry. The evaluator provides aircraft owners, operators, brokers and dealers with side-by-side operating cost, specification and performance comparisons for some 550 business jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft. Newly added aircraft include the new Cessna Citation Sovereign, Cessna 208 Caravan EX and Eurocopter AS365N3+ and EC145T2.

May 1, 2013 - 11:25am

Jet Aviation Dubai has been authorized to provide base and line maintenance for the Boeing 737 700/800, Embraer 135/145, Falcon 900EX EASy, Gulfstream IV/V/450 and Hawker 800/900 in addition to its existing approval for Falcon 7X/2000 line maintenance. Jet Aviation Dubai’s maintenance and FBO location was established in May 2005 as a joint venture company with the AL Mulla Group.

The facility has 45,192 sq ft of hangar space, a workshop area of 10,760 sq ft, and a two-story, 11,300-sq-ft FBO building.

April 30, 2013 - 4:15pm

While pre-owned business aircraft inventories continue to drop from 2009 highs, the overall market remains mixed, according to data released yesterday by Amstat. “The data reflects the current fragmented nature of this market,” said Amstat executive vice president Tom Benson. “On a quarter-by-quarter basis, it is difficult to apply broad statements on performance across the market as a whole.”

April 30, 2013 - 4:00pm

Embraer delivered 12 business jets in the first quarter, one fewer than it did in the same period a year ago. While the number represented a slight dip, the firm order backlog increased to $13.3 billion by the end of the quarter, up from $12.5 billion in the previous quarter. The Brazilian OEM also noted that for the first quarter, revenues from its Embraer Executive Jets division jumped to $175.3 million this year from $151.7 million last year.

April 30, 2013 - 3:35pm

Embraer Executive Jets’ Legacy 650 recently received type certification from Indonesia’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation, paving the way for customer Premiair to put the aircraft into service. With the approval, all in-production Embraer Executive Jets are now certified in this country. When Premiair takes delivery of two Legacy 650s it has on order, the Indonesian charter operator will have eight Embraer jets in its fleet.

 
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