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July 13, 2014 - 6:00am
Artist’s impression of Bloodhound SSC during a record run. The actual record attempts are planned to take place in South Africa in 2016.  The car is appearing at Farnborough before heading for South Africa.

It is ironic that a Scottish entrepreneur who failed to make a success of two innovative aviation projects has had more success in what many would consider the much riskier world of land-speed record breaking.

A qualified pilot, Richard Noble created ARV Aviation in 1983 to design and build an all-British light aircraft: the Super2, which was powered by a Hewland AE75 three-cylinder two-stroke engine, but only 35 were made before production ceased.

January 24, 2013 - 3:02pm

Cessna Aircraft announced a strategic partnership yesterday with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams for several races in the Nascar Sprint Cup Series, the Izod IndyCar Series and the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. This partnership extends Cessna’s presence across all three series in which CGRT competes. Last summer, Cessna partnered with CGRT and owner Chip Ganassi at the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma to announce the enhanced maximum speed of the new Citation X to Mach 0.935. When the aircraft is certified and in service it will be the fastest civil aircraft flying.

December 12, 2012 - 11:30am
Thierry and Daniela Boutsen celebrate their company’s 251st aircraft sale, and its new design department, at MEBA 2012.

Here at MEBA yesterday aircraft brokerage Boutsen Aviation (Stand 598) announced the sale of its 250th airplane, completed last week. “This is a big achievement for us,” said Thierry Boutsen, president of the Monaco-based sales firm and a former Formula 1 racecar driver, who founded the company in 1997 with his wife Daniela.

December 12, 2012 - 9:28am

Today at MEBA, aircraft brokerage Boutsen Aviation announced the sale of its 250th airplane, completed last week. “This is a big achievement for us,” said Thierry Boutsen, president of the Monaco-based sales firm and a former Formula 1 racecar driver who founded the company in 1997 with his wife Daniela. “We’ve sold 50 different models of airplanes in 49 different countries on five continents,” he told AIN. “Our first sale was a Piper Cheyenne II, for $275,000, and our 250th is a VVIP Airbus Corporate Jet, with a value of more than $100 million.”

December 11, 2012 - 3:10pm
In addition to selling business jets, Boutsen Aviation has an interior cabin design department that offers high-end business jet owners advice about the aesthetics and durability of the linen, crockery and other fine furnishings for their aircraft.

Boutsen Aviation is at the now-underway MEBA show in Dubai for the first time, promoting its new cabin interior department, which specializes in providing linen, crockery and other “loose equipment” for high-end business jets. The Monaco-based company is known for its core enterprise–business jet sales–and claims to have been involved in 247 transactions so far. The company launched its cabin interior department in 2011.

August 17, 2010 - 12:07pm

The NTSB has released the preliminary report on the crash of a Hawker Beechcraft Premier IA during the EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wis. According to the NTSB, the Premier, piloted by Jack Roush, was seen on amateur video “in a left base turn to final for Runway 18R.

July 29, 2008 - 7:10am

Earlier this year Bombardier introduced an Indy 500 interior package for its new Learjet 40, at a cost of about $150,000. The package includes a rather dramatic red-and-black color scheme and extensive use of embossed leather, graphite surfaces and metallic accents.

May 9, 2008 - 6:45am

The men and women who race cars on the Nascar circuit are addicts. They’re addicted to speed, addicted to the visceral rush of being first. Addicted to the buzz that comes from leading a pack of 750-hp, V-8-powered, steel-chassis racecars covered with frail fiberglass eggshells reinforced by layers of corporate logos.

May 5, 2008 - 12:06pm

At an extraordinary general meeting on July 8, Farnborough-Aircraft.com Ltd. (FAC) shareholders, voting on two proposals relating to the future management and funding of the company, backed lead investor Geoffrey Galley instead of company founder Richard Noble.

January 14, 2008 - 6:19am

Fund-raising remains the primary endeavor of Farnborough Aircraft Corp. Ltd., according to Jonathan Sumner, marketing director. The UK company has maintained this focus since stockholders backed lead investor Geoffrey Galley at an extraordinary general meeting last July and ousted Farnborough-Aircraft.com founder Richard Noble.

 
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