Business aviation http://www.timesaerospace.aero/ en Bombardier shows solid financial results for Q1 2022 http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/business-and-finance/bombardier-shows-solid-financial-results-for-q1-2022 <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">This is marked by a strong aftermarket performance, robust free cash flow generation and a growing backlog.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“We took off quickly this year, bolstered by the positive performance from last year and sustained favourable market conditions,” said Éric Martel, president and chief executive Officer. “Thanks to continued strong deliveries and order intake, as well as great performance of our aftermarket services, we continue to accelerate our momentum on the path towards our long-term objectives.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">First Quarter 2022 Financial Performance</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Bombardier is positioned to capitalise on the demand for both new jets and services. This strength supported consolidated cash generation of $173 million for the first quarter of 2022, which represents a $578 million improvement compared to the same quarter last year. “I am particularly pleased with the continued robust free cash flow generation we achieved in this quarter. This is a testament to the concerted efforts of our sales team that worked diligently to make the most of vigorous demand, and secured a very strong order intake,” Martel said. “While we are clearly tracking well to our free cash flow guidance for 2022, we are opting to take a few months to measure the impact of the current global geopolitical and market contexts to carefully assess the true size of any potential upside.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Bombardier’s revenues from business jet sales and aftermarket services totalled $1.2 billion during the first quarter of 2022 as business jet utilization and flight hours continued to rise around the world. The company delivered a total of 21 aircraft in the first quarter of 2022. Bombardier also reported record aftermarket revenues, a ~34% improvement over the same quarter last year. The strong demand was reflected also in the 2.5 unit book-to-bill ratio and a growing backlog that rose by $1.3 billion to $13.5 billion since the beginning of 2022.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Major Step in Debt Reduction</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">During the first quarter of 2022, Bombardier completed the partial redemption of outstanding Senior Notes in the total value of $400 million, a major milestone in its deleveraging strategy. Bombardier was able to repay this debt by utilising cash and cash equivalents generated in 2021. Continued deleveraging of the business remains a priority for Bombardier. “It is clear that we have meaningful cash generation potential ahead of us that we can continue to allocate towards debt reduction, but also significant strategic investments,” emphasised Martel.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Global 7500 Milestone</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The company concluded the first quarter of 2022 with a landmark achievement for the industry flagship Global 7500. On March 30, 2022 it delivered the 100th Global 7500 to long-time client VistaJet. This is the 10th Global 7500 for VistaJet, which plans to welcome up to a total of 17 into its fleet by the end of 2022. “This delivery represented an extremely important moment for all of us at Bombardier, in Montréal, Toronto and Wichita, where our extraordinary teams are designing, building and testing this amazing aircraft,” said Martel. “We also celebrated the fact that we have now reached our targeted unit cost for this aircraft, which has been rapidly growing its EBITDA contribution over the last year and will see its margins more than double between 2021 and 2025.”</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-05T12:00:00Z">Thu, 05/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Bombardier has announced solid financial results for the first quarter of 2022.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-1" id="vote" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-1" action="/taxonomy/term/4/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--2--description" id="edit-vote--2" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--2--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-lajkuhcqmhryqo3w-ytwgdutyua2-6t-1tkp3jkczs0" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-laJkuHCQmHRyQo3W_yTwgduTYuA2_6t_1Tkp3JKCZs0" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-1" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_1" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/business-finance" hreflang="en">Business and finance</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/Global7000_cabin_designed_1-web.jpg" width="1800" height="600" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Thu, 05 May 2022 13:03:22 +0000 eNethersole 64924 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Four problems that private aviation needs to fix http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/business-aviation/four-problems-that-private-aviation-needs-to-fix <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Private aviation has taken steps to digitise in recent years, but it hasn’t been enough to shake up the industry and deliver what brokers and operators need to thrive in an evolving digital world. ‘Empty legs’ remain a lost opportunity, while the flight request and bidding processes remain slow, despite the introduction of online portals to request and bid for flights. If anything, the early stages of private aviation’s ‘online revolution’ has created more problems than it solves (such as the price transparency challenge that surrounds many online bids for charters).</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">So how can the industry further embrace and utilise online processes to overcome its most urgent challenges – and enjoy the digital revolution that this growing industry deserves?</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Slow, manual flight request processes&nbsp; </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Online platforms haven’t lived up to expectations, particularly when it comes to speed. Up until now, brokers have faced a choice between the traditional method of manually calling their network of trusted operators or requesting flights on a static online bidding platform – which often results in brokers resorting to manual calling anyway, due to a lack of real-time information and bidding processes.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">A new platform that is addressing this is AeroBid, which by contrast allows operators to bid in real time, anonymously, on detailed flight requests. The broker then chooses the most valuable quotations for their client.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Operators overwhelmed with requests&nbsp; </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">As demand increases, operators are finding themselves inundated with flight requests, many of which aren’t relevant or useful to them. Current digital platforms that distribute requests from brokers can result in thousands of flight requests in a single day being received by operators, generating masses of admin that makes it harder and more time-consuming to filter out the best opportunities. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Yet data should be simplifying workflow for operators, not complicating it, allowing operators to identify the most relevant and lucrative flight requests based on specific information. AeroBid’s data-driven approach enables operators to take control of incoming requests: they can view full flight details, search by key information like location or aircraft, and choose which requests to bid for. They can also choose to receive notifications when requests are posted with key criteria, automating what can otherwise be a laborious selection process.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Sustainability and the ‘empty leg’ issue </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">‘Empty legs’ are a continual issue in private aviation, and it’s anticipated that a majority of private aircraft journeys don’t carry any passengers. It’s a wasted opportunity for operators, who could monetise ‘empty legs’ at a fraction of the cost of their primary charters, benefiting brokers (and their clients). If the industry could regularly harness even a percentage of ‘empty legs’, it could, over time, create more affordable private charter fees, as operators utilise both their outbound and return journeys. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Most importantly, it could be a vital step towards greater sustainability. If a plane that would be empty could carry passengers who would otherwise have booked another flight, less return flights would be needed to accommodate a greater number of passengers.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Zaher Deir, CEO and Founder of AeroBid, comments: “I would say that around 30 -50% of the private flights which operate now are empty, either because the aircraft is going to pick up passengers or is returning to its home base after dropping passengers off. No one is making great use of those empty legs. It would be impossible to fill 100% of those flights, but with digital platforms and data, as we use at AeroBid, it’s certainly possible to use 80% to 85% of them, and that would represent an enormous leap in efficiency and sustainability.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Supply and demand</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Increasing demand for private air travel has led to a boom in private jet ownership, which – combined with supply chain issues in aircraft production – has decreased the availability of aircraft. With private flight requests rising, and aircraft supply stagnating, operators and brokers face the reality of demand that they can’t fulfil. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Data can ease this pressure on the industry, not by providing more planes or flights, but by maximising the efficiency of existing inventory. The empty leg problem above is one manifestation of the issue — when demand outstrips supply, empty flights are a squandered opportunity. Online platforms need to align the supply and demand sides of private aviation more intelligently, so that operators don’t miss the opportunities to fulfil demand, and more smoothly, so that the bidding process is quicker and more accurate, and more flights get booked and fulfilled in a shorter space of time.</span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-05T12:00:00Z">Thu, 05/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Private aviation needs a digital revolution if operators and brokers want to respond to rising demand, this is according to the CEO of a new live bidding platform -&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">AeroBid.</span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> <div><a href="/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-2" id="vote--2" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-2" action="/taxonomy/term/4/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--4--description" id="edit-vote--4" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--4--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--2" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-v9dykhsqvtqqpwxcjwh3hypnyu1kyantceofxlasnym" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-V9DykHSqVTQqPwXcjwH3hypnYU1KYaNTCeofxlASNyM" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-2" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_2" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/Aerobid%20LI%20images.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Thu, 05 May 2022 11:52:57 +0000 eNethersole 64922 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Collins Aerospace: All weather operations http://www.timesaerospace.aero/video/technology/collins-aerospace-all-weather-operations <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 26 Apr 2022 09:45:31 +0000 cbrown 64880 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Falcon 6X high Mach tests reach new speeds http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/business-aviation/falcon-6x-high-mach-tests-reach-new-speeds <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="border:none windowtext 1.0pt; font-size:12.0pt; padding:0cm"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#222629">A statement from Dassault said: “In a subsequent test, they pinned the speedometer at Mach .97 and the aircraft performed flawlessly, proving its structural robustness and superior manoeuvrability It was another success in an already successful flight test programme.”</span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-04-29T12:00:00Z">Fri, 29/04/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="border:none windowtext 1.0pt; font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; padding:0cm"><span style="color:#222629">In March, Dassault test pilots pushed the Falcon 6X beyond its maximum operating speed of Mach .90. </span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-3" id="vote--3" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-3" action="/taxonomy/term/4/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--6--description" id="edit-vote--6" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--6--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--3" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-ckzra5w4vkahphmcb9gidy7dslfhrwq7dtqdgt-dl04" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-CKZRA5w4VkAHPhMCB9GidY7DsLfHrWq7DTqdGt-dL04" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-3" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_3" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-04/6X-3.jpeg" width="1616" height="550" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Fri, 29 Apr 2022 14:25:04 +0000 eNethersole 64904 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero TNA's golden opportunity http://www.timesaerospace.aero/features/business-aviation/tnas-golden-opportunity <article class="flow post"> <header class="post-header grid twelve"> <span class="post-category" > <a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></span> <time class="post-date" > 25 April 2022</time> <h1> TNA&#039;s golden opportunity </h1> </header> <div > <figure class="post__lead-image" > <img src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-04/King%20Air%20360%20TNA%20recently%20acquired_Fotor.jpg" width="1280" height="720" alt="King Air 360" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </figure> <div class="post__content grid twelve"> <div class="flow"> <div class="dropcap" > <p>From tiny beginnings Trans Nation Airways (TNA), a private charter flight company based in Addis Ababa, now has ambitions to become the operator of choice throughout east Africa.</p> </div> <p>Established in 2004, TNA operates two Dash8 aircraft and recently acquired a new King Air 360 from the Textron Beech Aircraft Company. Its parent company is MIDROC, the largest investment group in Ethiopia.</p> <p>MIDROC used to have an aviation arm, which provided flight services to the organisation’s executive management team, transported gold produced by its mining company, and also managed aircraft belonging to Sheik Mohammed Hussein Ali Alamoudi, the group chairman. &nbsp;<br /> When MIDROC decided to transform this into an airline providing charter flight services, TNA was born.</p> <p>According to TNA general manager, Amir Abdulwahab, the airline was initially subsidised by MIDROC Gold. “Back then, as long as it transported gold and the management team, the company didn’t worry much about profitability and they didn’t try hard to access other markets,” he said.</p> <p>In 2018, however, MIDROC Gold suspended operation due to a nationwide public protest that brought about a political reform in Ethiopia. The panicked TNA management dry leased the two Dash-8s to operators in Kenya and even proposed liquidating the airline.</p> <p>That was when Abdulwahab, who had served with Ethiopian Airlines for 14 years, jumped in. “I asked MIDROC Investment Group CEO, Jemal Ahmed, for six months to see if the airline could be turned around or needed to be shut down,” he recalled.</p> <p>Initially, he faced a fierce battle for the return of the two leased aircraft from Kenya. “One of them had a technical challenge and is still there, but we managed to bring back the second one, a Dash8-200 35-seater aircraft,” he said.</p> <p>Opportunity knocked when a diplomatic feud broke out between Kenya and Somalia in 2020. Flights that used to transport kchat, a mild leaf stimulant, from Kenya to Somalia were banned. This opened the door for Ethiopian kchat exporters.</p> <p>TNA was one of the first private airlines to start ferrying kchat from Dire Dawa town, in the eastern part of Ethiopia, to Mogadishu, Somalia. It then leased another Dash8 as business boomed and, in 2021, made a profit for the first time in its 17-year history. Staff received salary increases and bonus payments.</p> <p>Other good news came last year when MIROC Gold resumed operation. The airline has started operations from the mine to Addis Ababa.</p> <p>TNA is now striving to expand its charter flight operation. “There is a growing demand in Ethiopia,” Abdulwahab said. “We have corporate customers and individuals who want to visit their investment projects in remote areas and fly back to Addis Ababa the same day.”</p> <p>Accordingly, TNA acquired the new $6.5 million King Air 360 in January this year. The fuel-efficient aircraft can fly non-stop up to 5,000km and can cruise at more than 30,000ft. It has a nine VIP seat configuration but can be reconfigured with 13 regular passenger seats.</p> <p>With its own stretcher, it can be used as an air ambulance, or the seats can be removed for cargo flights.</p> <p>In addition to the VIP flights, TNA is planning to launch an air ambulance service. “With the King Air 360, we can fly patients from remote areas to Addis Ababa or from Addis to overseas.</p> <p>We can cover the Middle East, South Africa and west Africa for an air ambulance and VIP flights,” Abdulwahab said.</p> <p>TNA is also now planning to acquire a helicopter. “We are looking at twin-engine aircraft that have 7-8 seats and can perform well at the high-altitude Addis Ababa Bole International Airport,” Abdulwahab said.</p> <p>TNA, in collaboration with its sister companies, which run hotels and car rentals, is also contemplating organising tourist package tours, while another possibility is UN contracts. “Currently, we are looking for aviation company management software. Once we deploy that and acquire a helicopter, we will go for UN contracts. We will be audited and certified by the UN and then we will be eligible for UN tenders,” explained Abdulwahab.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>“We aspire to become the best charter flight operator in Ethiopia and the preferred operator in east Africa. We want to provide a full-fledged service – VIP, air ambulance, and tour services in the region. The demand for charter flights in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti is huge.”</p> </div> <div class="post__aside"> <div class="author-teaser" > <figure > <a href="/profile/kaleyesus-bekele" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-08/kaleyesus-bekele.jpg" width="250" height="250" alt="Kaleyesus Bekele" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </figure> <div class="author-teaser__inner"> <h3> <a href="/profile/kaleyesus-bekele" hreflang="en">Kaleyesus Bekele</a> </h3> <p > Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Kaleyesus has been serving African Aerospace magazine as correspondent since 2013. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="tags"> <span>Article Also Filed in: </span> <ul class="l-rs tags__list"> <li class="tag" > <a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="subscribe-block bg-grey-light flow" > <h2>Stay up to date</h2> <p>Subscribe to the free Times Aerospace newsletter and receive the latest content every week. 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ExecuJet commenced operations in Dubai more than 20 years ago and is approved to work on various aircraft types spanning several OEM platforms. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;ArialMT&quot;,serif">The company, which is a Dassault Aviation owned company, is a factory service centre for all in- production Dassault Falcon aircraft. It also provides line and base maintenance for Bombardier, Embraer Executive Jets and nearly all types of Hawker business jets. </span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-04-25T12:00:00Z">Mon, 25/04/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;ArialMT&quot;,serif">ExecuJet MRO Services is nearing completion of a new business aviation MRO centre able to house 18-24 business jets at one time. </span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-4" id="vote--4" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-4" action="/taxonomy/term/4/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--8--description" id="edit-vote--8" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--8--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--4" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-i0ijoahr9gsro1sdfapregywa9gxtzvewuylorxqwim" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-i0IjoAhR9gSro1sDFaPREgywA9GXtzvEwuYLoRXQwIM" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-4" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_4" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-04/The%20new%20ExecuJet%20MRO%20facility%20under%20construction%20at%20Dubai%E2%80%99s%20Al%20Maktoum%20International%20Airport%20%28DWC%29%203rd%20pic.jpg" width="2016" height="1512" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Mon, 25 Apr 2022 09:08:39 +0000 eNethersole 64869 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Gulfstream delivers first Dallas-outfitted G600 http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/business-aviation/gulfstream-delivers-first-dallas-outfitted-g600 <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">In response to growing demand, Gulfstream expanded completions operations to the Dallas facility in June 2021 to enhance interior outfitting capabilities for customers.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“We are seeing tremendous demand for our next-generation aircraft,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Expanding G600 completions to Dallas is positioning us well for the future as we prepare for G700 entry into service, continued G500 and G600 in-service fleet growth and the interest we are seeing in the recently announced G400 and G800.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The G600 can be configured in four living areas for up to 19 passengers or three living areas with a crew compartment for up to 13 passengers, and customers can also choose from a forward or aft galley configuration. The interior features award-winning seat designs, best-in-class cabin altitude, 100% fresh purified air, whisper-quiet noise levels and 14 Gulfstream panoramic oval windows, the largest in the industry. As with all Gulfstream aircraft, each cabin is custom-made by Gulfstream artisans who handcraft the cabinetry, furnishings and finishes.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“Our award-winning bespoke interiors and the individuals who create and install them are the best in the business. In fact, we have received direct feedback from this newest G600 customer citing an ‘outstanding’ experience, and I’m excited for our customers to experience the unparalleled quality and excellence produced by the world-class team at our Dallas facility,” said Burns.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The G600 features Gulfstream’s next-generation Symmetry Flight Deck with active control sidesticks, the most extensive use of touch-screen technology in the business aviation industry and other advanced safety features including Gulfstream’s Enhanced Flight Vision System. With its ability to travel 6,600 nautical miles/12,223 kilometers at Mach 0.85 and 5,600 nm/10,371 km at Mach 0.90, the G600 has set more than 35 city-pair speed records. To date, Gulfstream has made more than 70 G600 deliveries to customers around the world.</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-04-20T12:00:00Z">Wed, 20/04/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Gulfstream Aerospace has delivered the first Gulfstream G600 to be outfitted at its Dallas, Texas, facility. </span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-5" id="vote--5" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-5" action="/taxonomy/term/4/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--10--description" id="edit-vote--10" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--10--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--5" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-fixibqw3-ytd5hyui7elhwhuj-z3sapzpygkmpiigoq" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-FIXIbqw3_ytd5HYui7ELhWHuj_z3sapzPYgKmpIigOQ" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-5" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_5" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-04/The-Gulfstream-G600.20220418.jpg" width="2400" height="1600" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 20 Apr 2022 09:17:54 +0000 eNethersole 64848 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Embraer delivers six commercial and eight executive jets in 1Q22 http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/business-aviation/embraer-delivers-six-commercial-and-eight-executive-jets-in-1q22 <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">As of March 31, the firm order backlog totalled USD 17.3 billion. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Embraer delivered 56 Phenom 300 series light jets in 2021, signalling a decade of product excellence and market dominance. The Phenom 300 series has had an annual average of 50 aircraft delivered per year since entering the market in December 2009. In the first quarter of 2022, Executive Aviation sales continue to grow.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">In the Defence segment, Embraer signed two contracts with the Brazilian Army. The first for the Army’s acquisition of four additional SABER M60 radar units, in its 2.0 version, and the second for the development and deployment of Phase Two of the Army's Strategic Program for the Integrated Border Monitoring System (SISFRON).</span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">In the Services and Support segment, Embraer signed a comprehensive long-term services agreement with Air Peace to support the airline's fleet of E195-E2 and ERJ 145 jets. The contract includes access to the Pool Program, which includes component exchange and repair services for hundreds of items on Air Peace's Embraer aircraft, and the installation of Ahead-Pro (Aircraft Health Analysis and Diagnosis - PROgnosis) in the E195-E2 company's fleet. In addition, Embraer signed a long-term contract extension for the Pool Program with German Airways.</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-04-19T12:00:00Z">Tue, 19/04/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Embraer delivered a total of 14 jets in the first quarter of 2022, of which six were commercial aircraft and eight were executive jets (six light and two large). </span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-6" id="vote--6" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-6" action="/taxonomy/term/4/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--12--description" id="edit-vote--12" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--12--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--6" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-gto9gqbtzb6elzksqkv7rp3eg4jtpqn17cihpvljmyg" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-gTO9GQBtZB6ELZksQKV7Rp3Eg4JtpqN17CIhpvljmYg" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-6" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_6" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-04/Embraer-E2-EJet.jpg" width="1280" height="720" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 19 Apr 2022 13:27:52 +0000 eNethersole 64845 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Challenger 3500 Jet wins award for Excellence in Product Design http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/business-aviation/challenger-3500-jet-wins-award-for-excellence-in-product-design <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The Red Dot: Best of the Best is awarded for ground-breaking design and is the highest award in the competition, reserved for the best products in a given category. The award is a testament to Bombardier’s successful Challenger platform and is representative of the company’s innovative spirit and approach to continuous improvement. The Challenger 3500 business jet was recognized as Red Dot: Best of the Best in the Trains and Planes category.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“Bombardier’s design teams are true masters of their craft and I am proud that their work on the Challenger 3500 jet was recognised by the Red Dot jury for belonging to the best in its category,” said Éric Martel, president and chief executive officer, Bombardier. “The Challenger aircraft platform has always delivered impressive performance, consistent reliability and a smooth ride, and I’m thrilled that the new interior design and technological features elevating the aircraft’s cabin experience have been acknowledged by this prestigious award.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Bombardier conceived the next-generation Challenger 3500 business jet through a sustainable lens, introducing a redesigned interior with intelligent and sustainably minded cabin features crafted to combine comfort with function. Further elevating the passenger experience, Bombardier’s exclusive and patented Nuage seat is included in the aircraft’s standard configuration – the first time a seat of this calibre is available in the super mid-size segment.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“Our jury was especially impressed by the products that won a Red Dot: Best of the Best. This distinction is synonymous with ground-breaking design par excellence. Only a very small percentage of competition winners were awarded this special title because a product needs to have a certain something in order to win this top award. This distinction is proof that Bombardier created a brilliant design!” said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award.</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-04-14T12:00:00Z">Thu, 14/04/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Bombardiers’ newest business jet, the Challenger 3500 aircraft, has been honoured with the distinction “Red Dot: Best of the Best” in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2022. </span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-7" id="vote--7" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-7" action="/taxonomy/term/4/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--14--description" id="edit-vote--14" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--14--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--7" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-jlde8343wcpo-kckej06-wo-q8ysmxokqhl956ejhim" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-JLdE8343WcpO-kCkeJ06-Wo-Q8ySmxokqHl956EJHIM" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-7" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_7" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-04/81724_challenger3500exteriorinflightbluewaterandmountains_284609.jpg" width="950" height="660" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Thu, 14 Apr 2022 14:46:50 +0000 eNethersole 64827 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero VistaJet and Bombardier celebrate a milestone delivery of Global 7500 aircraft http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/business-aviation/vistajet-and-bombardier-celebrate-a-milestone-delivery-of-global-7500 <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">This marks Bombardier’s 100th delivery of the ultra-long-range smooth-flying jet, and VistaJet’s 10th, making it the largest operator of Global 7500 aircraft in the world.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The event underscores the long-time relationship between the two brands and demonstrates the success of this unparalleled business jet. VistaJet plans to welcome up to a total of 17 Global 7500 aircraft into its fleet by the end of 2022.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Thomas Flohr, VistaJet’s founder and chairman said: “We are extremely proud of this landmark moment with Bombardier, as we grow our Global 7500 fleet and meet the growing demand for ultra-long-range solutions. VistaJet is committed to a sustainable aviation future and supporting the global business industry with this expansion. Our enhanced product offering onboard the Global 7500 also guarantees that our clients, whether business or leisure travellers, are given the best and most seamless flying experience. We look forward to welcoming more Members and supporting the business world as our growing fleet of Global 7500 aircraft opens a new era for long-haul private travel.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Éric Martel, Bombardier’s president and chief executive officer adds: “I am thrilled to celebrate the 100th delivery of the Global 7500 aircraft with our valued customer, VistaJet. VistaJet recognised early on that this aircraft would transform the business jet industry, and the enormous success of Bombardier’s Global 7500 in transforming the private aviation industry. I would like to thank our teams in Montréal, Toronto and Wichita for designing, building and testing this amazing feat of technology. It’s thanks to their talent and dedication that this aircraft has raised the bar for excellence in this sector.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">With an industry-leading range of over 7,700nm, the Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft opens up global access in long haul private travel. VistaJet’s unparalleled network gives the Global 7500 business jet the space to operate at its peak and opens an extended world of non-stop possibilities for its Members. With VistaJet, passengers can travel long-haul on the Global 7500 to 187 countries worldwide, unlocking access to 96% of the world and some of the most hard-to-reach areas in a single flight.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">VistaJet’s Global 7500 fleet has already completed a number of incredible non-stop flights, including São Paulo to the Maldives (15 hours 43 minutes flight time), Los Angeles to Hong Kong (14 hours 50 minutes), St Maarten to the Seychelles (14 hours 45 minutes), Phuket to Vancouver (13 hours 50 minutes), Liège to Jakarta (13 hours 30 minutes), Honolulu to Helsinki (13 hours 30 minutes) and many from the Middle East — including Abu Dhabi to Washington DC (13 hours 50 minutes), Abu Dhabi to Sydney (13 hours 30 minute flight time) and Abu Dhabi to New York (13 hours 10 minutes).</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-03-30T12:00:00Z">Wed, 30/03/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">VistaJet and Bombardier are celebrating the milestone delivery of Global 7500&nbsp;aircraft.</span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-8" id="vote--8" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-8" action="/taxonomy/term/4/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--16--description" id="edit-vote--16" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--16--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--8" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-htbalfaeipa71jveup5mr9mauw-odmclqiqwb8vwfke" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-htBalfAeIpA71JVEUP5mr9mauw-OdMClqiqWB8VwfkE" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-8" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_8" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-03/albums-global-7500-exterior-9.jpeg" width="6817" height="4411" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 30 Mar 2022 11:40:53 +0000 eNethersole 64743 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero