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MEBA: Dubai at sunset

Picture credit: BillyPix The Flightglobal team was lucky enough to escape the UK snow to the sunshine of Dubai, where there were highs of 24 degrees at for the MEBA10 show. Stories coming out of the show included the opening of a new business aviation airport, Al Bateen, in Abu Dhabi, and Rizon Jet (which […]

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EBACE 09 static display general view

Picture credit: Billypix EBACE 2009, Day 1. Here is a general view of the static display. Check our EBACE 09 page which has all the latest news, images, blogs, videos and follow Flightglobal journalists as they tweet their way round the show…

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Jet Republic aims to lure ‘working-class millionaires’ to business aviation

Fractional start-up Jet Republic is aiming to entice Europe’s “working class millionaires” into business aviation, with an offering of hot food, wi-fi connectivity and continental-style interiors on its Bombardier Learjet 60XRs. Continue reading…

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On this day in 1986 Marcel Dassault died aged 94

Marcel Bloch, the youngest of four children, was born on 22 January 1892 in Paris. He adopted the name Dassault in 1949.  Dassault Aviation’s website describes his life. It says that Marcel, “one sunny day in the school playground looked up at the sky and saw the Count of Lambert’s Wilbur Wright passing the Eiffel […]

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Royal Jet says completion capacity easing as it launches project to refurbish five BBJs

Abu Dhabi-based charter operator Royal Jet says the downturn in the business aviation market has brought one positive result – it has eased the capacity squeeze at specialist completion centres. Continue reading…

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Eclipse owners aim for rescue act

If Eclipse Aviation is to turn into a phoenix, the 260 owners of the 259 delivered five-seat twinjets will be the ones breathing new life into an otherwise dead bird. http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2009/03/06/323377/eclipse-owners-aim-for-rescue-act.html

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How the economic environment is affecting business aircraft

The current economic environment, coupled with the difficulty securing financing for aircraft, has resulted in the “bottom half of the [business aircraft] market falling out”, says Richard Aboulafia, vice-president for analysis at the Teal Group. Continue reading… Picture credit: Spirit Aerosystems

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A new integrated cockpit to be developed for business jets

CMC Electronics has begun developing a new integrated cockpit featuring full-time head-up displays and open architecture that is likely to be available on mid- to large-size business jets from 2013. Read on…

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A NASA airliner concept

Predicting what lies in store over the next 100 years of aviation is challenging. The framework for the near term (the next 20 or 30 years) is already in place, with new airliner programmes such as the Airbus A350, A380 and Boeing 787. And six teams are studying advanced airliner concepts for NASA. Advancements in military […]

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747SP as flying observatory

NASA has invested almost two decades and $500 million on modifications to N747NA, a former Pan Am and United Air Lines mainline aircraft that is now a research platform called the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (Sofia). Mounted in the rear of N747NA – in Section 46 – is a 19t telescope with a 2.5m […]

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