Bombardier stole the show in Geneva at May’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, with its spectacular revelation of a pair of new models. Meanwhile, a true pioneer of the bizjet industry, Michimasa Fujino unveiled the latest version of his exceptional creation, the HondaJet Elite. We’re honoured to feature the great man and his aeroplane in this issue.
Now all eyes are on Orlando for the National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, where Embraer has taken the stage with its own surprising performance. Add to that the official confirmation of an engine core choice for the supersonic Aerion AS2 and the industry is clearly witnessing most exciting times.
Featured in this issue
Fully Fuelled Ambition
Avfuel President & CEO Craig R Sincock Craig R Sincock bought Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Avfuel in 1985. Today, it boasts in excess of 5,500 flight department customers, 650 branded FB...Read More
A New VIP Standard?
Leonardo’s AW169 Safety, high performance, comfort, elegance, operational flexibility, customisation options, reliability and exceptional aftersales support are among the more important...Read More
Serving Oklahoma City
Independent FBOs are rare in an industry where consolidation, building and buyouts are the norm. An independent FBO, owned by a company with no other interests in the sector, is perhaps even rarer. I...Read More
It’s important, I believe, to approach every interview with an open mind. The interviewee holds the key to the real story and the interviewer’s job is really to listen. But when the opportunity wa...Read More
Great Scheme Believers
Founder and CEO of New Jersey-based Scheme Designers, Craig Barnett is a happy man. A self-confessed aviation junkie, he combines his passion for flying with an unusual background in art and engineeri...Read More
Designing the Future
HondaJet’s Michimasa Fujino Business aviation is an industry of contradiction. While the realities of aerodynamics and engineering mean bizjets generally look similar to one another, th...Read More
AVANCE to the Future
These past 18 months have been busy for Gogo. On 24 August 2017, Gogo Business Aviation announced FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) and Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for the dual-direction...Read More
Changing the Connectivity Game
Whether it’s watching football, joining a video conference, getting the low down on your children’s latest school achievements or simply catching up with friends, the real measure of inflight conn...Read More
Safety and Service First
Group Chief Executive of BBA Aviation and CEO of Signature Flight Support since April 2018, Mark Johnstone runs a growing global network of 200 FBOs. While Signature’s largest presence is in North A...Read More
Founded on the age-old craftsmanship of Franz List’s 1950s’ carpentry business, F/LIST has expanded globally, adding facilities and staff, but never losing sight of the qualities and technologies ...Read More
Lifting off Landing on
Flying helicopters off ships has, until recently, been pretty much the preserve of the military and specialist operators. But that’s changing as the world’s superyacht fleet grows. According to Bo...Read More
The Greatest Slow?
UK-based consultancy Design Q has been working with Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), manufacturer of the Airlander 10 hybrid aircraft, to create a new concept in luxury travel. Combining aerodynamic and buo...Read More