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VistaJet sees airline model, options as keys to expansion

Fast-growing executive charter group VistaJet yesterday spelled out details of its new Flight Solutions portfolio.

Upgraded Goose flying boat could find nest on Dubai creek

The Dubai Creek was once much used by the flying boats of Imperial Airways in the 1930s.

Airbus touts range and space of its VIP bizliner family

The Al Jaber Aviation order for ACJ and Elite members of the Airbus business jet family announced Sunday (see page one) marks the first in the Middle East

Phoenix CRJ gets sales kick here at MEBA

The Egyptian actor and martial arts professional Yousef Mansour is expected at MEBA today to sign a contract at the Action Aviation Outdoor Stand 5 for a P

Global Express to challenge world record

Bombardier’s Global Express has demonstrated its speed and range capabilities logging 19 world records but the aircraft is now being readied to bid for a r

Power products that break all the rules

A casual glance at the item exhibited by Tesla Industries (Stand No.

Scenic flights with a difference

Development of innovative offshore islands has made the United Arab Emirates ideal territory for seaplane services–at least that is the view of a team led

Gates ready to help with safety issues

It is an old but still valid saying that “safety is no accident,” although to Gates Aviation Consulting (Stand No.
Charter & Fractional

Al Jaber Orders $1.2B Worth of Embraer, Airbus Bizjets

Al Jaber Aviation, a subsidiary of the Al Jaber Group in Abu Dhabi, today at the Middle East Business Aviation convention in Dubai unveiled details of its

Eclipse 500 makes MEBA debut

Overshadowed by far larger jets in the static display, the Eclipse 500 very light jet (VLJ) is being shown for the first time at the MEBA show, courtesy of

Rotax-powered Ellipse goes 200 knots

Dwarfed by other aircraft in the static display area, the LH-10 Ellipse is only 17 feet long and has a wingspan of just over 26 feet.

Bureaucracy ends DC-3’s career

The need to protect passengers from terrorism was not uppermost in the mind of the Douglas Aircraft designers when they developed the DC-3, and they could

Targeting Pods Finish First Tour of Duty

Litening III targeting pods supplied by Ultra Electronics to the RAF have successfully completed their first year of service in Iraq.

New airliner support team holds $200m inventory

A new aftermarket support organization has been formed as a recommended solutions supplier for Airbus Spares Support and Services.

Cody Flyer centenary celebrated in full scale

The first airplane to make a powered, controlled and sustained flight in Britain took place at Farnborough on October 16, 1908, continuing a tradition that

GE challenging P&WC PT6 t-prop

The significance of General Electric’s purchase of Walter Aircraft Engines last year has only recently become evident.

A silent opening to the daily air demonstrations

As a dramatic contrast to the usual way of opening an air display, this 60th anniversary event features the first all-female parachute jump team to appear

Asset buy boosts Let 410 production

Pamco Group member Aircraft Industries has acquired the assets of the Czech Republic’s Let and plans to boost production of the 19-seat Let 410UVP E20, the

Ducted-fan VTOL UAV could fly early next year

A VTOL UAV is displayed in model form by American Dynamics Flight Systems (Hall2 Stand 20).

Russia’s Irkut growing as product line diversifies

Boasting an order book amounting to $4.6 billion, Russia’s Irkut Corporation reported here at Farnborough profits of $165 million on revenues that exceeded

Watchkeeper UAVs on track

The Thales-led Watchkeeper program is on schedule for entry into service with British forces in 2010, having flown for the first time this year in Israel,

Adaptive flight controls boost aviation safety

A revolution in the progress of aviation could result from Rockwell Collins’ recent acquisition of Athena Technologies.

UAVs to patrol English Channel?

Represented by Farnborough Aerospace in Hall 4 Stand E13, the Warrior (Aero-Marine) Gull 36 UAV has commenced operating both in and over the English Channe

ITT’s EDO ‘merger’ a chance to diversify

ITT Corporation’s acquisition and integration of EDO figures prominently at the company’s exhibit in Hall 2 Stand A8, where electronic warfare clearly is a

Russia bids for trainer sales

The Yak-130 advanced jet trainer is not cavorting about the skies over Farnborough, but company executives are on hand at the Irkut stand (Hall 1 E8) to di

Restored Vulcan needs funds to live long and prosper

That a bomber which first entered service in the late 1950s should still excite attention whenever it appears in the skies is obvious to those fortunate en

Hermes wins another major order

Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract valued at some $20 million to supply Hermes 450 UAV systems to an unnamed European country.

Smallest turbojet launched

The new TR-3 turbojet shown at the Safran stand (Hall 4/B12) is the smallest yet to be developed and put into production by Microturbo (one of Safran’s sub

British International thinks big with scheduled tiltrotor service

British International has ambitions to introduce scheduled services in the UK within the next 10 years using the proposed Bell/Agusta BA619 tiltrotor airli

Old Hiller helo rises again as the FHoenix

Featuring a modified nose, upgraded avionics and simplified construction, a modernized FH-1100 helicopter should be in production by 2004.