issue 43

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.

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Seriously Supersonic

    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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Canadian Ambition

    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 ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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