EBACE 2011: The key news in one minute
One minute EBACE
Dassault launched the Falcon 2000S which will have two engines and carry 10 passengers. It will competes with Bombardier’s Challenger 300, Gulfstream’s G250 and the Hawker 4000. Dassault says it will enter service in 2013.
Bombardier announced that European operator VistaJet was the customer that ordered two Challenger 605 and six Global 6000 business jets earlier this year
Cessna said the first Citation Ten flight will happen this year with full certification due in the first half of 2013.
Bombardier says manufacturers will deliver a total 24,000 business jets between 2011 to 2030.
Hawker Beechcraft launched an enhancement package for existing Beechcraft King Air 200GT turboprops that adds access to more than 1,100 airports previously unavailable to the type without affecting performance. It also launched a Hawker 750 winglet upgrade programme with Romania’s Monsson Corporation the first customer.
Embraer selected Lagos based Barbedos Group as its executive jets authorised sales representative for West Africa.
Eurocopter unveiled the EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style helicopter. It will be delivered to a European customer soon.
Saudi Arabia’s Aviation Link bought two Airbus ACJ319s.
Premier Aviation, Hawker Beechcraft’s Russian and eastern Europe distributor, sold a King Air C900GTx to a government that will use it for special operations.
Russia’s Exclases Holdings signed a contract for two AW139 medium twin helicopters. Genel Hayacillik became the first Turkish buyer of a GrandNew light twin helicopter. Australia’s Burbank Group ordered an AgustaWestland AW109.
German executive jet operator Vibro-Air took delivery of a Cessna Citation CJ3 charter aircraft.
Louis Seno, CEO of Jet Support Services Inc (JSSI), has also been appointed chairman of the company’s board of directors. The company has also hired Max Dolsdorf as a technical services representative in Zurich, Switzerland and announced a low utilisation engine maintenance programme for Phenom 100s.
Hawker Beechcraft and car maker Group Lotus announced an alliance. Any European, Middle Eastern or African buyer of a new aircraft before the end of June will receive a free Lotus car.