Very light jet

September 30, 2010 - 12:11pm

Piper Aircraft has been promoting its new PiperJet in the form of a proof-of-concept aircraft based on the PA-46-500TP Meridian turboprop-single platform. However, officials with the Vero Beach, Fla.-based manufacturer told AIN today that it will appear at the NBAA Convention next month with “the next step” in the evolution of its single-engine very light jet, complete with a full-size mockup.

September 29, 2010 - 7:01am

Since buying the assets of bankrupt Eclipse Aviation last year, Eclipse Aerospace has resumed all the modification programs necessary to bring the EA500 very light jet to its latest airframe and avionics configurations and launched campaigns to fix continuing problems. The most recent is a windshield modification that helps dissipate precipitation static.

September 28, 2010 - 10:46am

The latest Eurocontrol traffic projections suggest that capacity constraints for the anticipated growing numbers of very light jets (VLJs) will be at airports rather than in the sky.

September 23, 2010 - 11:30am

The latest Eurocontrol traffic projections suggest that capacity constraints for the anticipated growing numbers of very light jets (VLJs) will be at airports rather than in the sky.

September 22, 2010 - 10:42am

Eclipse Aerospace announced that two campaigns to fix problems with the EA500 very light jet are bearing fruit. To meet FAA certification requirements, the EA500 requires a special chemical that has to be applied to the windshield to dissipate precipitation static. A modification replaces that cumbersome process, which has to be done every eight to 12 months, with a thin carbon strip bonded to the windshield and the airframe.

July 20, 2010 - 6:07am

The Emivest Aerospace SJ30 on display in the Farnborough Business Aircraft Park promotes its inner chameleon which can turn the jet from VIP transport to air ambulance with a “quick-fit” medical interior in about three hours.

June 28, 2010 - 11:29am

Based on relatively good news from manufacturers and analysts, many in the business aviation industry are on board the recovery boat. But amid indications of a recovery, there are also signs the boat is still leaking and more bailing is required.

May 26, 2010 - 12:28pm

Is the business aviation industry out of the bog, or is it still slogging through the mire toward higher economic ground? Judging by the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (Ebace) last month (see report on page 28), a recovery is already on firmer terrain.

How much of that interest will translate into money changing hands? Many at the show were hopeful, and in a few cases the bottom line was being fed.

May 25, 2010 - 5:27am

An uneasy pall has settled over the aviation industry. Clouds of volcanic ash form impenetrable barriers, forcing constantly altered flight paths, while first-quarter aircraft deliveries dropped to a worrisome low.

May 5, 2010 - 7:33am

This week’s gathering here in Geneva is the tenth staging of the annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE). Yesterday’s edition of EBACE Convention News explained how the show quickly captured the industry’s imagination in its first four years. Today, AIN picks up the story in 2005 and runs through the highlights of shows from the second half of the last decade.

2005

 
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