This week Flightglobal publication Flight International reports the show news from last week’s National Business Aviation Association show where NetJets’ mega order for up to 125 Phenom 300s indicate the biz aviation sector is pointing the way to recovery. There’s more NBAA news here. The cover photograph shows a Phenom 300 at the NBAA static display park. The photo was taken by Liam Ritson of BillyPix.
- World airliners part one: Our airliner programme appraisal takes temperatures in the regional sector. With Russian and Japanese projects progressing, competition is heating up for jet manufacturers Bombardier and Embraer. Smaller emergent types have met cool receptions, notwithstanding STOL twin-prop revivals. Elsewhere, conversions are giving ageing aircraft an Indian summer, but it is unclear what turboprop revamps will bring. Read more here.
- Cutting verdict: Belt-tightening UK axes Nimrod and Harrier as long-awaited defence review is finalised
- Dawn of raider: Silkorsky looks to woo armed forces with light tactical S-97 helicopter based on X2 technology
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