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 [...]
Aw what a shame it went. Wonder if the story would have been the same if the US had got a supersonic jet to fly commercially? Thanks to IFALPA for this one 1976 - At 11:40am, Air France Concorde F-BVFA and British Airway Concorde G-BOAA took off simultaneously inaugurating the era of commercial supersonic travel. The Air France service was Paris CDG-Rio de Janeiro via Dakar while BA’s was London Heathrow-Bahrain. BA hoped at the time that the Bahrain service would eventually be extended to Australia. There are, of course, still some brave souls keeping the faith. Aerion springs to [...]
More than 20 business aircraft in static park line up I'm lucky enough to be working with Reed Exhibitions again putting together the line-up for the 2011 Asian Business Aviation conference during Asian Aerospace March 8-11 2011 http://www.asianaerospace.com/ Leading business aviation companies including Asia Jet, Boeing, Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Embraer, Hawker Beechcraft, HK Jet, Gulfstream, Jet Aviation, JSSI, TAG Asia, and VistaJet, and have all signed up to exhibit at Asian Business Aviation 2011. Both Gulfstream and Bombardier will bring a range of aircraft to the static park. Embraer will exhibit its latest long range Legacy 650, and new for 2011, Boeing is bringing a BBJ to Hong Kong. [...]
Embraer steals the show at NBAA 2009 The 62nd annual shindig for the great and the good in the business aviation sector officially starts tomorrow in Orlando. While news was mostly about how the players are coping in a depressed market, one manufacturer stole the show – again – with a new aircraft announcement. Embraer launches Legacy 650… Embraer livened up a somewhat gloomy NBAA Convention press day today by announcing its new large-cabin Legacy 650, bringing its executive jet product range to seven. The latest $29.5 million addition to the Embraer Executive Jets family shares the same EMB-135 platform [...]
Gulrstream's director of corporate communications Robert Baugniet was kind enough to show me around the company's current flagship Gulfstream G550 aircraft at Asian Aerospace. Gorgeous cabin![wpvideo uav0uVzr]
Looking forward to next week's Asian Aerospace show
Good news at last for new production bizjets as Bombardier and Gulfstream optimistic for short term.