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  • Mary Grady

The annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), held in May in Geneva, served as the stage for Bombardier to present a new super-midsize jet and for Pilatus, a company that has been producing planes for more than seven decades, to announce that it was building its first jet. Also during the three-day event, which is Europe’s largest business-aviation trade show, Nextant announced that it was upgrading its remanufactured jet, and Eurocopter unveiled its new helicopter and the premium interiors that are available with it.

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With Joby Aviation and ESAero, NASA has begun developing the LEAPTech all-electric airplane…
The chopper can be outfitted with a conference table, swivel seating, and a mini galley…
After two years of development, the fuel-efficient plane has completed its first test flight…
This solar technology could have applications in commercial and business aviation…
Built on a Beechcraft King Air C09A airframe, the plane has new General Electric engines…
Photo by Paul Bowen
The extended-range aircraft’s circumnavigation required just one stop and set two speed records...
Photo by Airbus Group / CAPA / Cyril Abad
The company hopes its E-Fan 2.0 training aircraft will lead to electric-powered jetliners…
Deliveries of the new jet are expected to begin late this year…
Nextant G90XT features General Electric’s new H80 turboprop engines...
Photo by Philippe Stroppa
The company expects to begin deliveries next year…