Airbus unveils luxurious Harmony Cabin for the ACJ330neo

Airbus has unveiled a new cabin concept called Harmony. Launched at EBACE in Geneva, the new luxurious cabin is designed to enhance comfort, space and quietness in Airbus Corporate Jets’ wide body aircrafts. The new cabin was initially proposed for the new ACJ330neo, but it will be adaptable to other ACJ wide bodies. Benoit Defforge, president of Airbus ...

Airbus Begins Final Assembly of ACJ320neo Family

At this year’s EBACE in Geneva Airbus announced to begin final assembly of the first ACJ320neo in June in Hamburg, Germany. The ACJ320neo “Family” includes ACJ319neo and ACJ320neo, both of which are based on the company’s best-selling A320neo airliner family. Long anticipated, first ACJ320neo is due to be delivered to Acropolis Aviation of the United Kingdom in ...

New Transatlantic Speed Record Set by Embraer 450

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The Embraer Legacy 450 has completed a record-setting speed run across the Atlantic Ocean. The midsize business jet departed from Portland, Maine, at 9:25 am, with two pilots and two passengers onboard, landing at Farnborough Airport, UK, six hours and five minutes later. The Embraer Legacy 450 landed with minimum NBAA IFR fuel reserve quantity – required ...

Honda Aircraft Launches HondaJet Elite at EBACE 2018

At special event on the 2018 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, Honda Aircraft Company revealed a new, upgraded version of the HondaJet, the "HondaJet Elite." “The HondaJet Elite represents Honda Aircraft’s continued commitment to performance, efficiency, and environment creating new value in business aviation” said the Company’s President and CEO Michimasa ...

Bombardier unveils new Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets

At the recent European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, Bombardier Business Aircraft unveiled two new high-performance jets - the Global 5500 and Global 6500, which it claims offer the smoothest rides, largest cabins and longest ranges in their class. The Global 5500 and Global 6500 are essentially enhanced and updated versions of ...

NBAA Conferences Focus On Cybersecurity

Both NBAA conferences held in May, discussed cyber security, and other topics such as personnel security, regulatory compliance and developing a business aviation security plan. NBAA Maintenance Conference was held in Albuquerque, NM, May 1-3, 2018. and NBAA’s Security Conference in Dallas, TX May 9-10, 2018. NBAA’s Security Conference raised the level of best practices for business ...

Bombardier 7000 features new industry-redefining seat

Bombardier Business Aircraft has unveiled a new industry-redefining seat that will debut on the Global 7000 business jet. The 'Nuage' is the first new seat architecture in business aviation in 30 years. Designed to maximize comfort and relaxation on long-haul flights, Nuage introduces an all-new, ergonomically-perfected deep recline position – unavailable on any other business aircraft. Unlike other ...

China planning additional 25% tax on US-built large cabin aircraft

China’s Ministry of Commerce announced plans to place an additional 25% tariff on imports of US-built aircraft weighing between 15,000kg and 45,000kg. The tariffs, outlined by China as part of a $50 billion retaliation against duties on Chinese goods proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump, would add to the hurdles of selling private jets in an ...

Embraer Phenom 300E Light Business Jet Delivered to Its Owner

The new Phenom 300E was officially launched in October 2017 and has just been delivered to its owner - in remarkably short turnaround for a first delivery. The owner has been identified as South African businessman John McCormick, who had previously owned a Phenom 300. Phenom 300E was introduced at NBAA 2017, and this is what Michael ...