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Is EBACE 2015 the Laud-est show on earth?

EBACE (the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition) starts officially on Tuesday, but there are already headlines pouring out from Europe's number one business aviation show. This morning Formula 1 Champion Niki Lauda kicked off proceedings by announcing he'd bought a new  Bombardier Global 7000 aircraft. This comes hot on the heels that his Global 6000 had won a prestigious design prize at the 2015 International Yacht & Aviation Awards for best interior in the Private Jet Design Category. “The Global 7000 aircraft is an incredible business jet in so many ways,” he said. “The cabin is large and spacious and the four separate [...]
Thales reckons its acquisition of LiveTV makes it the strongest player in the space

Gogo Video + successful AIX as connectivity proves to be king (again)

https://vimeo.com/125017353 I was sorry not to be in Hamburg this week, for the plethora of connectivity and IFE announcements that swept through my inbox. Sounds like it was a truly exciting show. Luckily my friends at Gogo, Thales, Inmarsat, Panasonic, Rockwell Collins  and the mighty Global Eagle Entertainment kept me updated from afar. Gogo is gearing up to unleash its new (and bigger) Boeing 737 test plan, “Jimmy Ray,” named after the company’s visionary founder. As I was lucky enough last year to be part of Gogo’s first ever All Access Day, and witnessed a demo of Gogo’s next generation [...]

Spring is in the air…

... Literally in our industry’s case. Traditionally this is the time for growth, new beginnings and births and fortunately my inbox seems to be bearing this out with a plethora of press releases with actual concrete good news, rather than simple vague numbers that melt into nothing when scrutinised closely. My favourite number crunchers’ though are Richard Koe and his team at WingX, who offer a complete industry monitoring service, including a free snapshot every month. Go and find them here. However, if time is short and you rely on me for accuracy, last months’ European stats are cautiously positive. The [...]
Daniel Kerrison

AIMEing for the top

This post appears on my client's website www.hmgaerospace.com for whom I am proud to edit Inflight magazine. On 2 February I moderated a conference at the Aircraft Interiors Middle East show in Dubai. Here are my thoughts. We had stimulating and useful discussions in our sights as we headed to Dubai for the Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) show this year for our second Inflight workshop and awards at our IFEC pavilion and were not disappointed.  “In the same way it is difficult for an airline to measure the influence IFEC makes on a customer’s purchasing decision, it is difficult for [...]
Dassault Falcon 7X at MEBA

Dubai’s dreaming – MEBA 2014

January 4, 2015 @ 17:24
No region is growing faster than the Middle East, as evidenced in a dynamic edition of the Middle East Business Aviation Show (December 8-10 2014). With announcements galore, mergers afoot and innovative new ideas and partnerships, Dubai demonstrated once again why it is key to the international private aviation scene. British firms had a strong showing and I was minded somewhat of the startling nineties pairing of bad boy Michael Hutchence and the squeaky clean Kylie Minogue, when I heard the news that two leading British business aviation companies with interests in the Middle East and Africa, Hangar 8 and [...]

Farnborough Day 3 – Discovering the angels – the Wind Tunnel Project

July 18, 2014 @ 13:16
by lizmoscrop
It’s a curious thing to be sock in the middle of the world’s biggest commercial airshow, fighter jets screaming above your head, countless business meetings and “Hulloahs how are you? What chew up to?” and bump into a close personal friend in odd spots on several occasions. We are both there to work of course, but both profoundly affected by recent personal events and wanting to explore more than just cash and connections. We are happily look for the angels in our lives. I won’t embarrass her by naming her but we love what we’re finding. Naturally I’ve been in [...]

Farnborough Air Show Day 2- Bruce Dickinson and the Boeing A380

July 15, 2014 @ 23:49
by lizmoscrop
Bruce and Boeing Well, well, well...there appears to be a major world airshow on my doorstep practically and I've not mentioned it in my blog at all. There are plenty good reasons, most of which centre on the fact this is a HUGE military and commercial show, and my little sphere of influence in the aeronautical world spans business and general aviation and cabin management for commercial. Bumped into aviation's favourite rockstar Bruce Dickinson at the Textron Aviation chalet. He was admiring the new Bell 525, but had apparently been incredibly impressed with the new Scorpion cockpit and was waxing [...]

Popularity increasing

Was suddenly getting a lot of comments on a post I wrote 2 years ago. All very complimentary - then I realised this must -sigh- be spamming. It has nudged me into a quick update today. Sooo busy finishing a book on private jets, writing a couple articles prior to heading to Hamburg next week for the Aircraft Interiors Show (http://www.aircraftinteriorsexpo.com) for Inflight magazine (www.hmgaerospace.com) , which I edit , then to China for the Asian Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition. Hamburg's going to be very buzzy. Thales, Panasonic and Lufthansa Systems have kindly invited me to go visit them for [...]

Farnborough 2012 – the real story

July 11, 2012 @ 00:51
by lizmoscrop
The first thing you need to know is don't arrive at the airshow shagged out from jetlag, too much travel and partying with friends in town from over the other side of the world. The second thing is that it is almost impossible not to do so. So on to point 3 - remember that almost everyone else is in exactly the same boat. Hence you'll get some singularly good quotes at press conferences. Yesterday saw me make a dozen or so calls on the train from London to Farnborough confirming meetings - at least 50% of which were bound [...]

Liz and Fernanda in Global 6000

July 11, 2012 @ 00:16
by lizmoscrop
Liz and Fernanda in Global 6000

Slumming it in Global 6000