Posted on May 12th, 2019
Textron chairman and CEO Scott Donnelly is optimistic about the outlook for Textron Aviation, as the dominant North American business jet market remains “fairly strong,” he said this morning during a second-quarter investor conference call. Meanwhile, Donnelly categorized the business jet market in Russia and China as “weak” and said that Latin America and Europe are “very challenging.”
During the quarter, revenues at Textron Aviation slid $59 million year-over-year, to $1.124 billion, due to fewer deliveries of King Airs and jet mix. However, it did log a quarterly profit of $88 million, up $60 million from a year ago, due to improved performance and efficiencies in the integration of Beechcraft and Cessna.
Embraer secured Chinese validation for the Legacy 500 on 24 July and is now preparing to deliver the first midsize business jet to Chinese launch customer and ambassador of its executive jets division, Jackie Chan.
The 10-seat twinjet entered service late last year and Embraer had shipped 14 of the type by the end of the second quarter, according to Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets database.
While the USA is, and will continue to be the largest market for the Legacy 500, Embraer expects the aircraft to be popular in China, despite a preference for long-range and large cabin types in the country until now.
ONE Aviation is pleased to announce the Eclipse Special Edition (SE) twin-engine jet. The Eclipse SE is a factory-renewed Eclipse 500 which has been substantially upgraded and reconfigured to include nearly all new features introduced on the new Eclipse 550, including a Dual Avio Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS), Anti-skid Brake System, a newly designed pilot-side Standby Display Unit, PPG glass windshields, new premium interior, and deluxe two-tone paint scheme.
The latest products for your aircraft can mean faster Internet connections…and clean dinnerware.
We’ll get to the World Wide Web in a minute, but first a word about a worldwide wash: an onboard dishwasher developed by HS2 Engineering and Lufthansa Technik. The Dishwashair, as the manufacturers call it, can clean a load of dishes in just six minutes using three liters of water. That’s right, cabin crews, no more dishpan hands!
The dishwasher fits standard galleys and connects to the aircraft’s freshwater, waste-water and vacuum systems. With long-haul business jets now capable of 14-hour flights, the dishwasher may take up less room than you’d need to carry enough clean plates, silverware and glasses for two to three meals for everyone onboard.
Speaking of food, how do you keep it cold before cooking? Zodiac Aerospace’s Cool Trolley may be just the ticket. The thermodynamic trolley uses dry ice to keep contents at 0 to 5 degrees Celsius (32 to 41 degrees Fahrenheit) for up to 10 hours.