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.

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Bombardier ups Singapore service presence amid Asian business jet rebound

With business jet travel in the Asia-Pacific recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, Bombardier has inaugurated a vast new service centre in Singapore.

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Gulfstream’s G800 completes maiden flight

Gulfstream completed the first flight of its in-development G800 ultra-long range business jet on 28 June, marking the start of a flight-test programme that seems likely to last more than one year.

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How business aviation soared again at EBACE

Launch of Bombardier’s ultra-long-range Global 8000 was highlight of EBACE show’s return.

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Otto Celera push-prop in line for ZeroAvia hydrogen-electric engine

Hydrogen-electric propulsion specialist ZeroAvia is to develop a powertrain for Otto Aviation, which has been test-flying a prototype of its low-emissions Celera 500L aircraft.

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Falcon to operate tourist flights in Dubai with Eve eVTOL air taxi

Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services is to acquire 35 Eve electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to launch tourist flights in Dubai in 2026.

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Lilium signs up Aernnova, Livent for Lilium Jet programme

Lilium has signed two new partnership deals covering crucial aspects of its all-electric Lilium Jet.

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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.

Pearl 10X

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.

Embraer Jets CEO Michael Amalfitano Phenom300E

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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Cirrus cautious about too fast a move into business aviation

General aviation manufacturer continues to fly high with Vision Jet and SR range, but chief executive warns against headlong rush into charter market

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Comlux bolsters offerings with new technical support unit

As Swiss group unveils new aftersales services arm, its chief executive explains why demand for the biggest business jets remains strong, and why investing in ACJ TwoTwenty is paying dividends

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Russian business aviation is firmly out in the cold

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted outrage across the world and a slew of sanctions designed to weaken the country’s war economy as well as a cabal of influential oligarchs seen as supporters and enablers of President Vladimir Putin’s regime.

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Bullish Magnix drives ahead with electrification initiatives as competition intensifies

US-based electric motor manufacturer Magnix believes it can stay ahead of new market entrants – even the traditional aerospace powerhouses that are eyeing the growing market for sustainable aircraft. 

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Leonardo Helicopters unveils three interior concepts under new VIP brand

Leonardo Helicopters is celebrating the return of EBACE with a double debut: it is the first air show where the manufacturer is solely represented by its Agusta corporate and VIP brand, and the airframer is also showcasing a trio of newly developed interior concepts.

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Daher on track for 2022 first flight of EcoPulse demonstrator

Daher says the EcoPulse hybrid-electric demonstrator aircraft it is developing alongside Airbus and Safran will take to the air from its Tarbes base by the end of this year, beginning an 18-24-month test programme that will consist of about 100 flights.

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Flexjet flexes up in Europe

Flexjet is adding five aircraft to its seven-strong European fleet, including the first two Gulfstream G650s, and three Embraer Praetor 600s from the mega order the fractional operator placed with the Brazilian airframer in 2019.

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Bombardier tests sustainable future with drone demonstrator

Bombardier unveiled today the mock-up of a drone demonstrator it has been using to test sustainable technologies as part of a project called EcoJet, which is targeting a 50% reduction in emissions compared with today’s aircraft.

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G700 bags new city-pair speed record

Gulfstream’s flagship G700 has set another city-pair speed record, flying from the airframer’s headquarters in Savannah, Georgia to EBACE in Geneva in 7h and 37min.

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Business aviation leaders flag diversity, sustainability and supply chain challenges

The mood was ebullient as big names from the business aviation world waxed lyrical at the media press lunch on Monday 23 May about the return of EBACE and the prospects for a buoyant industry.