A Pilatus PC-12NG with special Formula 1 livery showing the Sauber C31 race car, will fly the Sauber F1 Team direct to the racetracks of Europe in 2012. On its first mission last weekend, it flew the eight-man team, plus team manager Peter Sauber, to the first race in Spain landing in Sabadell, a small aerodrome with a 3,300ft runway, close to the Barcelona circuit.
Iacobucci HF (Stand 167) is rolling out its ATS Galley Cart here at the EBACE show. The sleek, modern cart was developed in collaboration with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, and combines structural optimization and weight-saving design with an array of customization options.
Italian cabin components specialist Iacobucci is perhaps better known for its galley products, but the company has recently expanded its line to include this executive seat. Created in partnership with BMW DesignworksUSA, the seat was on show at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2011 for the first time.
For their successful collaboration on the new Falcon 7X interior option, Dassault Falcon and BMW Group’s DesignworksUSA have been awarded the prestigious “Good Design” award for 2009, given by The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design.
Embraer’s Phenom 100 entry-level jet received EASA certification in late April. The Brazilian manufacturer introduced the five-passenger twinjet in 2005 and it received Brazilian Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil and FAA certification in December. Meanwhile, last month at EBACE Embraer said it will offer a new Phenom 100 seat with enhanced comfort in form and function, beginning in the fourth quarter.
Dassault Aviation unveiled a new interior for its Falcon 7X jet here at EBACE yesterday. The cabin was developed with BMW DesignworksUSA, a specialist design house which is part of the BMW car group.
Pilatus Aircraft of Broomfield, Colo., has commissioned BMW DesignWorks USA of Southern California to develop nine identically priced interior designs for the $3.3 million (typically equipped) PC-12 turboprop single. Each design offers a combination of woods, fabrics, leather, carpeting and plating intended to reflect the “modern, progressive trends” of luxury automobile interiors.
It’s a story right out of the Wild West. A helicopter delivering cash to the Kendal power station near Ogies in South Africa in June was robbed of one million South African rand (roughly $130,000) in a Western-style shootout, according to police. In a statement filed by local law-enforcement officials, a helicopter landed at the power station to deliver seven bags of cash.
Zenda Leather, well known among automobile and furniture manufacturers for more than 100 years, is growing wings. The Montevideo, Uruguay company–the largest supplier of leather to Audi and second largest to BMW–made a surprise U.S. appearance in September at the NBAA Convention in Atlanta.
Convertibles get a bad rap from some diehard sports-car purists who dismiss them as semi-serious boulevard cruisers a notch down from where they should be with the rigidity of a hardtop. When the man from BMW said the M6 to be delivered for this evaluation would be a convertible, my sense of anticipation encountered a mild downdraft. Perhaps unfairly, what came to mind were rattles, body shake and the damp aroma that can blight drop-tops.
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