EBACE, held in Geneva on 22-24 May, is the foremost gathering of the business aviation community outside North America, and in its seventh year the event is bigger than ever.
Flight International’s bumper business aviation special issue of 15 May contains our annual sector-by-sector analysis of major aircraft programmes, together with interviews with many of the industry’s leading personalities. Our test pilot Pete Collins also flies Dassault’s new flagship 7X ultra long-range trijet and business aviation editor Kate Sarsfield examines prospects for air taxis in Europe. Will soaring demand from time-poor business executives carry the day or will fledgling operators be foiled by red tape and poor infrastructure?
We have a cutaway and technical description of Piaggio’s revamped Avanti twin-pusher: it has the ramp presence thanks to its Italian good looks; now – after years of struggle – it is finally finding its way in the marketplace. Read here, after 14 May, to find out how the Genoa-based manufacturer developed the aircraft and for a glimpse beneath its skin.
The Avanti P180 is just one of dozens of business aircraft drawn by Flight International’s cutaway artists over the years. For a full list of these illustrations, and details of how to order your own poster of your favourite biz jet, look here.
For those of you attending EBACE, what better way of keeping up with the day’s news than Flight Evening News. For the third year, our innovative show daily is the only show newspaper to deliver “today’s news today”, with the issue available from our distribution team at the Palexpo site and in major hotels from 1700h on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the show.
But if you are not in Geneva, you can still find out the breaking news by visiting our Flight Daily News section every day.
Flight International editor Murdo Morrison is blogging daily from the show site. To read his instant take on events as they develop, visit his online diary.
Flight International will have its own analysis of the big developments at Geneva, with two special EBACE news reports, published during the show on 22 May and following the event on 29 May. You can read these stories here after these dates