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Socata’s Centenary Could See It Join The Jet Age

There is some real aviation pedigree gathered in Las Vegas for NBAA 2011, but you won’t find a company with a richer heritage than Socata.
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Paris 2011: French industry continues shaky recovery

The French aerospace industry is still feeling the effects of the economic crisis but its results last year point to a recovery.

Paris 2011: GECI gets delayed Skylander back on track

Final assembly of GECI Aviation’s multi-purpose twin-turboprop
Charter & Fractional

EBACE 2011: Flying Group Focuses on Core Operations

Business aviation is still on a roller-coaster ride that could lead to feast or famine, according to Flying Group chief executive Bernard van Milders.

EBACE 2011: Jet set returns to France

When the global financial crisis took much of the fizz out of the champagne lifestyle in France’s millionaire’s playground along the Côte-d’Azur it was not

TBM 850 by the Numbers

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French Court Finds Continental Guilty in Concorde Crash

A French court found Continental Airlines and one of its mechanics guilty of manslaughter for their roles in the crash of an Air France Concorde SST shortl
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Spanish bizav rides out the financial storm

Spain’s business aviation sector has changed substantially over the last few years with the established operators maintaining their businesses and start-up

JetEx opens Kiev FBO, plans network expansion

After a successful opening of a luxury FBO at Paris Le Bourget Airport as the first step in its international expansion plans, JetEx Flight Support has est

French aerospace awaits 2011 recovery

For French aerospace industry association GIFAS the crisis year of 2009 was a “year of resilience” and 2010 is “a year of transition,” with air traffic inc

Paris expects vintage Le Bourget show in 2011

Paris Air Show commissioner Louis Le Portz wants nothing but the best for this week’s Farnborough International show, while predicting that next year’s Par

ATR cabin development loses weight, gains comfort

French-Italian regional turboprop manufacturer ATR earlier this month unveiled a new partnership with Italian design house Giugiaro Design for the developm

Embraer looks to KC-390 to bolster its defense portfolio

Embraer expects its revenues from the defense sector to grow by almost a third this year, reaching approximately $650 million compared with $500 million in

EBAA France sees signs of impending economic recovery

France has not been as badly hit as many other countries by the financial crisis and neither has its business aviation community, according to the French c

Embraer’s stable continues to grow

Embraer is ahead of schedule in achieving its self-imposed 2005 goal of becoming “a major player in the business aviation market by 2015.” The Brazilian ma
Maintenance and Modifications

ATR outfits regional t-props for life in executive service

Most business aircraft users are trying to get away from airliners, so you might imagine that trying to market a model that has earned its reputation as a
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Lufthansa’s Private Jet finds new clients during downturn

The major airlines have taken a big hit on high-yield premium fares during the economic downturn, and German flag carrier Lufthansa has removed first-class

Redevelopment projects continue at Le Bourget

Paris’ Le Bourget Airport (Booth No.

JetEx Le Bourget is first node in global network

Dubai-based JetEx Flight Support chose Paris for the first step in a planned international expansion that it says will see its FBOs established as far afie

Thales to ink service, spares deal with Hainan

Thales is opening a new facility in Singapore today that will employ more than 400 in activities encompassing its complete electronics and systems product

Turbomeca looks to boost its presence in Asia Pacific

Safran’s helicopter subsidiary Turbomeca could be back in the contest to provide the powerplant for the Z15 helicopter following China’s recent decision to

Leap-X to power Chinese airliner

The recent selection of CFM International’s LEAP-X1C engine to power the 150- to 190-seat C919 airliner family being developed by Commercial Aircraft of Co

Asia-Pacific region is key to Airbus’s future

Airbus closed 2009 on a positive commercial note with orders for 85 aircraft received in December–27 from Asia-Pacific customers, including 16 A330-200s fo

Lineage 1000 starts life in Arabian Gulf service

Embraer’s first Lineage 1000 executive jet is making a debut here at the Dubai Airshow, six months after it was delivered to launch customer Aamer Abdul Ja

ATR’s new 600 series to enter service in 2010

Avions de Transport Regional (ATR) is a little over a year away from completing certification of the new -600 version of its ATR 72 twin turboprop, with th

ATR formally unveils -600 series

Franco-Italian regional aircraft maker ATR last month presented to the public the ATR 72-600 during a ceremony in Toulouse, France, where it also confirmed

New engine, avionics drive PC-12 NG

Pilatus Business Aircraft (Booth No.

Daher-Socata mulls NTx power, says partners will determine type

Daher-Socata’s target of formally launching a new eight- to 10-seat or equivalent weight twin-engine business airplane sometime next year is still planned,