ABACE 2015 (the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition) kicks off at Shanghai’s Hongquaio Airport today. It’s the first one I’ve missed in a few years, and I’m feeling the pain as I’m getting the noise from afar. There are around 8,000 visitors expected at the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre with 40 aircraft jostling for position on the static. All credit to NBAA as it looks to be a corker of a show this year. My pal Jackie Chan made a splash yesterday as he promoted the Embraer Legacy 500. He is due to take [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh4MPnUwPr8&feature=youtu.be Accomplished pilot and actor breezed into the show today in his role as brand ambassador for Bombardier Business Jets. The airframe was promoting its new Challenger 650 type. I was fortunate enough to have another half an hour interview with him - which I'll share with you in due course. For now I'll say this enormously talented individual was as charming and eloquent as ever. I'll post more later - wanted to ensure you got to see his speech in situ!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4uQa_ay0NHs Oh my God! So much news to use from the show so far…and it hasn’t even started yet. As usual Orlando is abuzz with the latest and greatest business aviation has to offer at the biggest show of the corporate aviation calendar. Video comes courtesy of the organisers, the US National Business Aviation Association – an organisation well worth joining for those of us involved in the industry. The show kicked off well with the Honeywell annual forecast, which bodes well for the next ten years. Huzzah! Highlights of the survey include: Up to 9,450 deliveries of new business [...]