With Europe’s biggest business aviation show, EBACE, taking place in Geneva next week, the 13 May issue of Flight International has a bumper package on the sector. It includes an in-depth report on new programmes coming down the line, a feature on the luxurious world of the VIP ‘bizliner’ interiors market and articles on the evolution of the business jet cockpit and the industry’s safety record. Plus: we flight test the King Air 350ER.
Meanwhile, in news, Sikorsky wins US presidential helicopter deal with VH-92, Mubadala shifts its MRO strategy with sale of ADAT to Etihad, and Turkey approves F-35 procurement. Our Comment suggests that the presidential deal surprised no one; contractors must get used to the Department of Defense drafting more of its requirements to fit a favoured type, we say. In air transport, Etihad reveals its premium cabins, and, in defence, US Marines and Sikorsky unveil and name CH-53K as King Stallion.