The Europair team attended EBACE, the most anticipated business aviation event of the year that took place from 29 to 31 May in Geneva.
Every year, aviation companies, airlines, aircraft manufacturers, business people, government officials and VIPs come together at EBACE to exchange ideas and announce new projects. Over 500 companies and 13.000 professionals from the whole world visited the event, and 60 business jets were exhibited on the show.
For many aviation enthusiasts it is a unique opportunity to get aboard a private jet and experience first hand the exclusivity of its design and engineering.
For our team, EBACE is a great opportunity to meet with our partners in the industry, learn about the latest developments in the market and visit new aircraft types.
What are the new private jets on the market?
Bombardier Global 5500 & 6500
The Canadian manufacturer Bombardier presented two new aircraft: The Global 5500 and Global 6500, both are longer-range variants of the large-cabin Global 5000 and 6000.
The Global 5500 will have a capacity for 16 passengers and will be able to fly 10,556 km (5.700 nm). The Global 6500 can accommodate up to 17 passengers and fly 12,223 km (6.600 nm).
Both models come with a new wing design, completely refurbished cabins and rolls Royce engines, among other improvements.
According to Bombardier, these new jets will be certified in 2019 and are expected to compete strongly with the Gulfstream G550 and G650.
Bombardier Global 7500
Bombardier renamed its flagship Global 7000 to Global 7500 due to performance improvements. The range of this aircraft has increased from 13,704 km (7,400 nm) to 14,075 km (7,600 nm), take-off and landing performance have also been improved.
The advantage of the additional range is that the number of possible non-stop connections between cities increases significantly. The Global 7500 has a capacity for 19 passengers, is equipped with a full-size kitchen and has four distinct living spaces.
The Global 7500 is one of the largest and longest-range business jets on the market and will enter into service in the second half of 2018.
The Japanese manufacturer Honda Aircraft revealed a new version of the HondaJet Elite. The new aircraft offers extended range and is more fuel efficient than any other aircraft in the Very Light Jet category.
The cabin has also been completely renovated and reduces noise for a quieter and comfortable flight experience.
The HondaJet Elite has already been in service for a few months in Europe.
An aircraft that caught special attention to our team during EBACE is the Pilatus PC-24.
It is the first executive aircraft in the world that uses short and unpaved runways. That means that the PC-24 can fly you closer to your final destination than any other business jet. You will be able to use smaller airports and avoid massive administrative procedures and reduce ground transfer time to a minimum.
Its design is based on the existing model PC-12, but offers longer range and greater speed.
This aircraft combines the versatility of a turboprop with the cabin size of a medium-light jet, and the performance of a light jet. It’s a plane that doesn’t fit into any of the existing business jet categories, so Pilatus created a new one: the Super Versatile Jet (SVJ).
It has a very modern and spacious cabin that can accommodate 6, 8 or even 10 passengers. Another unique feature of this aircraft is a generous cargo door that comes as standard and makes baggage loading quick and easy.
The PC-24 can also be configurated for air ambulance service.
The aircraft obtained certifications in 2017 and first deliveries began in 2018.
If you would like more information about these aircraft or receive a personalized quote for your private flight contact us by email or call us at +34 91 395 2025
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