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.

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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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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Dassault revises 7X and 8X manuals over slat-extension snag

Operators of Dassault Falcon 7X and 8X executive jets have been instructed urgently to amend the aircraft’s flight manual, owing to a technical issue relating to slats.

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Airport disruption ‘accelerating’ move to business aviation: Bombardier

Airport disruption is prompting more first-class airline passengers to switch to private aviation, continuing a trend that began during the pandemic.

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Eviation prepares for first flight of all-electric Alice in coming weeks

Eviation is tracking towards a first flight, likely next month, of its all-electric Alice aircraft and is running ground tests of the prototype at its Moses Lake test base.

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CAE and Piper develop conversion kit for popular trainer aircraft

Canadian training specialist CAE will join Piper Aircraft to develop a conversion kit for the popular Archer trainer aircraft, and bring an electric variant option to market.

G800 first flight

Fresh off first flight, Gulfstream showcases G800 at Farnborough

Gulfstream has an impressive line-up of business jets at this year’s Farnborough air show, and has its latest and largest business jet, the G800, parked nearby at the company’s Farnborough airport service centre.

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Rolls-Royce eyes opportunity for new super-midsize business jet engine

Engine maker Rolls-Royce is contemplating a move into to the super-midsize business jet market, which it is likely to address with a new powerplant family.

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Daher becomes Boeing supplier with purchase of Florida site from Triumph

French aircraft manufacturer Daher has completed the purchase from Triumph Group of an aerostructures business in Florida, becoming a direct supplier to major aircraft manufacturers like Boeing and Gulfstream.

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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.

G800 first flight

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.

Global 8000

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.

Alice Testing 9

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.

Air bp supplies Sustainable Aviation Fuel_LargeImage_m320772

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

Cirrus Vision Jet

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.