Europe continues to be a happy hunting ground for companies selling business aviation, with more grounds for optimism very evident in the latest Business Aviation Outlook research released by Honeywell Aerospace last November.
About 30 years ago, a U.S. executive jet manufacturer was upset by a pilot’s handling report that dubbed his product “a businessman’s fighter.” The company’s concern was that enthusiastic but inexperienced pilots might take liberties with the aircraft, with decidedly unpredictable results.
Honeywell and Arinc have reached a licensing agreement that will allow corporate operators to use either Honeywell’s Global Data Center or Arinc Direct for datalink messaging services to all Primus Epic avionics platforms as well as Mark II and Mark III platforms.
Headquartered in O’Fallon, Missouri, Avmats (Aviation Material & Technical Support) specializes in supporting mainly (but not only) business aircraft, particularly focusing on Dassault Falcon, Raytheon Hawker and Sabreliner models.
Extending paint life and preventing corrosion are money-saving claims for the use of Xzilon, a liquid formula developed by Granitize of South Gate, California. Xzilon has been certified for application by major airframe manufacturers such as Airbus and Boeing.
A “go anywhere” aircraft” is a rare exhibit in the EBACE static park, and, although beauty is not a claim that many would make of the Pilatus PC-6 Porter, this unique Swiss design has become a legend in its own lifetime.
Few would dispute the fact that the annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) has been a roaring success. A decade ago, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) held its annual meetings at a hotel in the suburbs of Brussels.
Supersonic business jet hopeful Aerion is still building a consortium to develop its airplane. In March the board of the Reno, Nevada-based company approved continued funding of the project through to program launch.
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