News about Beechcraft Avionics, Gulfstream G650ER and G280 at Paris Airshow, Aerion Opens Order Book For Supersonic Jet, Embraer Legacy 500
Beechcraft, Rockwell Collins Talk Avionics Upgrade
Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics flight deck is making its way onto the factory line for Beechcraft’s King Air turboprop aircraft. The two companies announced at the 2015 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) last week that the avionics suite will soon be offered as standard equipment on board the business jets, with touchscreen Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) and an array of improvements to enhance operations and ease strain on King Air pilots.
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Gulfstream at Paris Air Show
The Gulfstream G650ER and G280 will be on display at the 2015 Paris Air Show, June 15 through 21.
BusinessAviationVoice: Embraer Lands Charter-Related Sales
While airlines specialize in selling transportation by the seat, a growing number of commercial carriers around the world are discovering that selling charter flights can be a lucrative means of generating additional revenue—and provide business jet manufacturers with an ancillary market.
Embraer Executive Jets is one of the OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) that are taking advantage of airlines’ desire to expand or enter the charter business.
Middle East Airlines—Airliban (MEA) recently placed an order for one midsize Legacy 500 and an option for a second aircraft of the same model.
Aerion Opens Order Book For Supersonic Jet
Aerion Corporation’s board of directors has authorized the sale of the AS2 aircraft at a price of $120 million in 2015 dollars. The initial 50 launch customers will receive preferential pricing and other benefits available only for this first tranche of orders. “This is another step forward for Aerion,” noted Aerion Chairman Robert M. Bass. “We are offering a select group of forward thinking business aviation users the opportunity to fly faster and to make history with us as we reintroduce commercial supersonic flight.”
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