EBACE static display
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In the run-up to business aviation’s European showpiece EBACE next week in Geneva, we explore how the major manufacturers have adapted – or failed to adapt – to crisis conditions imposed by the financial meltdown and ensuing economic downturn. Elsewhere, we subject the revamped Eclipse 500 to a flight test to assess the very light jet’s enduring appeal, examine the ‘Superman vision’ promised for corporate cockpits, and revisit the tarnished, albeit not entirely abandoned, air taxi concept. Additionally, there is the latest on fractional ownership provider NetJets and its efforts to haul itself from the mire, details of a bid by operators to ease the burden of the emissions trading scheme, and analysis of whether safety management systems regulation can improve the sector’s accident rate.



Source: FlightGlobal.com