Our 14 May issue is packed with everything you need to be fully briefed up on European business aviation ahead of next week’s EBACE in Geneva.
Our cover and cutaway star is the latest Dassault business jet, the Falcon 2000LXS. The main selling point of the type, which replaces the 2000LS, is its short-runway performance. Our poster takes you under the aircraft’s skin, while the technical description explains how the French manufacturer is positioning the aircraft.
Also in our pre-EBACE package, Mike Gerzanics flies the Nextant 400XT, the independently remanufactured successor to the Hawker 400. How does it compare to the original?
Stephen Trimble looks at what new aircraft announcements are on the horizon, and which ones will be revealed at EBACE. He also gets an update from Aerion on its plans to produce a supersonic executive jet. Kate Sarsfield finds out about the rapidly-growing African business aviation sector. Michael Gubisch takes a glimpse at some of the more exotic and innovative cabin designs gracing the largest business jetliners. Murdo Morrison asks if there is an future for the air taxi concept in Europe.
In news: David Learmount explains how EasyJet and Airbus plan to bring to market on-board equipment designed to detect volcanic ash, David Kaminski-Morrow reports on CFM International’s roll-out schedule for its new Leap engines, and Greg Waldron looks at how Asia-Pacific is shaping up to be the main battleground for Airbus’s and Boeing’s latest-generation widebodies.