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Subject: EBACE - European business aviation exibition
(Posted on Mar 29, 2010 at 04:03PM)

Tags: EBACE, Pilatus PC12
The major exhibition for business aviation in Europe, EBACE, takes place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 4-6 May 2010, and I’m looking forward to being there. With the world economy still in the doldrums to a large extent, it will be interesting to pick up the mood of the event with regard to business aircraft sales. Pilatus – the Swiss home team, as it were, at EBACE - are celebrating record sales of the PC12 in 2009, which shows how the turboprop remains a big player in the business aviation sector. Pilatus remain critical of unsupportive banks, but are already looking hopeful for further PC12 sales in 2010.
 
More ambitious business jet charter operators are appearing in Europe, such as Flair Jet, operating the Phenom 100, and Smart Air on the horizon planning to fly the Diamond D-Jet when it receives certification later this year. I’ll be fascinated to find out what the thoughts of these companies are!
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Subject: Dassault business aircraft strong correlation to their fighters
(Posted on Mar 29, 2010 at 03:59PM)

Tags: Dassault Falcon 7X
In my role as a flight test pilot for UK-based P1 business aviation magazine, I’ve had the opportunity to fly two magnificent aircraft from the Dassault stable in recent months: the 6000 mile range three-engine Falcon 7X and the 4000 range twin-engine 2000LX. Both aircraft show that Dassault continues to develop their business aircraft designs with strong correlation with their Rafale and Mirage fighters, with the EasY cockpit providing the ultimate in flight displays for pilots. These displays improve the operational capability of the pilots by improving crew coordination and situational awareness, and, ultimately, safety. The handling of both these aircraft is truly fighter-like, and the 7X side-stick with digital flight controls gives particularly crisp control for pilots.
 

Nick Heard
 
Europe/Middle East Sales Associate
Envoy Jet Ltd - Business Aircraft Sales, Acquisitions, Consultancy and Training.
 
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