Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg recently spent their first 25 hours at the controls of a flight simulator that replicates the cockpit in the first Solar Impulse prototype HB-SIA. Piccard flew the prototype from Tuesday, May 13 at 7:27 a.m. to Wednesday, May 14 at 8:43 a.m., and Borschberg from Thursday, May 15 at 7:20 a.m. to Friday, May 16 at 8:38 a.m.
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The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) will take place in Geneva at least through 2009. The show’s joint organizers, NBAA and the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), have decided to keep the event at Geneva’s Palexpo Convention Center for four years after this year’s event, which will take place from May 18 through 20.
As the curtains fell on the third edition of EBACE (the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition) in Geneva last month, the organizers could feel confident that the strong support for the event in this most difficult of years and most challenging of futures for aviation bodes well for its stature as a significant fixture in the world aerospace calendar.
Bombardier will hold its first Safety Standdown event in Europe following this year’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva. The gathering
In order to keep the annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) here in Geneva’s Palais d’Expositions, show organizers have shifted the indoor exhibits from Hall 7 to the larger Hall 6 because the event has outgrown its former home. Hall 7 is not large enough to accommodate this year’s record amount of exhibit space–1,183 standard three-square-meter booth spaces (a total area of more than 38,200 sq ft).
Starting tomorrow through Friday, the sixth annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) will showcase hundreds of products from around the world, occupying nearly 237,000 sq ft of exhibit space at the Geneva Palexpo. At nearby Geneva International Airport, more than 50 business aircraft will be on static display.
OEMs made a number of announcements at last month’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, held once again at Palexpo Convention Center in Geneva. Raytheon Aircraft unveiled a derivative of the Premier I. The upgraded model, called the Premier IA, features an entirely redesigned interior as well as some avionics enhancements. For the big news at Europe’s biggest show.
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