EBACE 2022

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Eviation readies for Alice maiden sortie as ground tests wrap up

Eviation is gearing up for the first flight of its all-electric Alice prototype in the coming months having completed ground testing earlier in May.

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Rolls-Royce powers ahead with Pearl programme pair

Rolls-Royce is accelerating testing of its Pearl 10X business aviation engine for the Dassault Falcon 10X as it closes in on certification for the Gulfstream G700-powering Pearl 700.

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How sustainability has risen up the business aviation agenda

A quick glance at the conference sessions at this year’s EBACE leaves visitors in no doubt about the topic of the day: sustainability. About half of all the sessions have a green focus ranging across strategy, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), carbon offsetting, efficiency, standards, and training.

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Embraer punches up in business aviation

The head of the Brazilian airframer’s executive jets division has high hopes for Europe as its best-selling types continue to thrive in the fractional market and elsewhere

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Business aviation on a high as sector readies for EBACE return

As the European business aviation convention returns for the first time in three years, many believe prospects for the sector are stronger than at any time since 2007.

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Coming down the line: business aviation’s key programmes

Ahead of the first EBACE gathering since 2019, we review business aviation’s most important current development efforts.


Airbus Helicopters nets 43-unit Italian order

Italian business aviation operator Air Corporate has placed a firm 43-rotorcraft order with Airbus Helicopters

Aero Dienst

Maintenance, management and medevac: Aero-Dienst marks 65 years at EBACE

Aero-Dienst is marking its sixty-fifth birthday at EBACE, making it one of Europe’s oldest business aviation entities. It is not the Nuremberg company’s only significant milestone in 2023. German automobile club ADAC acquired Aero-Dienst 25 years ago, as its fixed-wing medevac arm. From its base at Nuremberg airport, the firm ...

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First Global 8000 prototype flies 7.1h mission on maiden sortie

Bombardier has flown its first Global 8000 prototype as the airframer looks to keep the new jet on track for service entry in the latter half of 2025.

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Honda Aircraft to finalise HondaJet 2600 suppliers in June ahead of autumn announcements

Honda Aircraft is finalising the supply chain for its proposed HondaJet 2600 as the airframer seemingly moves closer to an official launch of the new aircraft.


Inmarsat rolls out ‘fastest ever’ Jet ConneX in-flight connectivity plans

Satellite communications company Inmarsat is now selling a series of faster in-flight broadband plans as part of its Jet ConneX service with business partner Satcom Direct.

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ASL Group firms order for six Lilium Jets

Belgium-based ASL Group has firmed up an agreement for six Lilium Jets, converting a memorandum of understanding first disclosed at 2022’s Farnborough air show.

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VoltAero powers ahead with development of hybrid-electric Cassio 330

French hybrid-electric aircraft developer VoltAero is gearing up for the maiden sortie of its initial Cassio 330 prototype, which the company expects to take place later this year.


Latest Cassio commitments add to VoltAero’s backlog

VoltAero has boosted its backlog with a pre-order for 15 of its hybrid-electric aircraft – a deal that could include all three models in the French developer’s Cassio line-up.


Business aviation leaders condemn protesters as climate demonstration mars EBACE opening day

Business aviation leaders insist the industry is taking its environmental responsibilities seriously and is working to cut carbon emissions, even as climate change activists disrupted EBACE’s opening day.

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Lilium unveils Pioneer Edition interior as boss Roewe hails ‘tremendous progress’

German start-up gives first glimpse of high-end cabin that will equip the first 50 units of its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet, as the company looks to accelerate the development of the Lilium Jet having recently secured its near-term funding requirements.


Textron Aviation delivers first passenger-configured SkyCourier

Textron Aviation has delivered the first passenger variant of its Cessna SkyCourier turboprop to Hawaiian charter company Lanai Air.


Airbus confident of securing first fleet deal for ACJ TwoTwenty

Airbus believes it can secure a major fleet order for its ACJ TwoTwenty, which is appearing at an air show for the first time.

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Textron Aviation celebrates as 100th Cessna Citation Longitude rolls off production line

Textron Aviation recently rolled the 100th Cessna Citation Longitude out of its Wichita factory, after delivering the first of the type in 2019.

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Trappier rails against ‘business jet bashing’ and highlights environmental progress

Dassault Aviation’s combative chief executive Eric Trappier has come out swinging against those seeking to demonise business aviation, arguing that the industry must fight back.

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Swiss bliss for Lilium as it signs deposit-backed deal

Electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) developer Lilium has booked a firm order from Swiss private jet and helicopter operator Air-Dynamic for up to five units of its Lilium Jet.

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Daher details upgrades across product line-up

Daher has detailed developments across its booming product line and championed the EBACE debut of its flagship TBM 960.


CAE to locate Central European training site in Austrian capital

CAE plans to base its new Central European pilot training centre in Vienna, with the new site to open in the second half of next year.

Falcon 10X

Trappier wary over supply chain delays to Falcon 10X schedule

Dassault Aviation is keeping a careful eye on the certification timeline for its developmental Falcon 10X amid continued supply chain pressure that could push back the arrival of its new flagship.

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Bombardier touts benefits of CPO used jet programme

Bombardier is hailing the success of its certified pre-owned (CPO) programme which is seeing jets sold through the initiative change hands faster, and for more money, than comparable aircraft.

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Boeing secures first BBJ 777-9 purchase commitment

Boeing Business Jets’ new president has made an instant impact at EBACE revealing that his team has landed orders and commitments this year to sell four VVIP-configured airliners, including its first BBJ 777-9.