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A look inside the world's only private Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Visitors to Dubai Air Show 2017 had the opportunity to explore the world's only private Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The jet is operated by Deer Jet and managed by UAS International Trip Support, and features a main lounge that accommodate 16 guests, two large dining tables, an enclosed master bedroom, and fully fitted bathroom.

27th November 2017



Duncan Aviation begins work on US$70m Utah maintenance facility

Duncan Aviation has begun construction on a new US$70m business aircraft maintenance, modifications and paint complex in Provo, Utah, in the USA. The company will add nearly 275,000ft² of buildings, with a 222,000ft² maintenance and modifications center and a 53,000ft² paint facility.

23rd October 2017

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Third Bombardier Global 7000 jet completes maiden test flight

Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced that a third Global 7000 flight test vehicle (FTV3) has successfully completed its maiden flight.

FTV3 joins a test program that launched in November of last year and which, five months into testing, saw the Global 7000 aircraft set a record as the largest business jet to operate with a top speed of Mach 0.995, the closest to the sound barrier for a jet of this size.

Known as ‘The Navigator’, the FTV3 will be used to test the jet’s advanced avionics and electrical system performance. Bombardier claims it is the first production aircraft to be equipped with a dual head-up display (HUD), which improves operational efficiency and safety in both good and poor visibility, while reducing pilot workload.

Michel Ouellette, senior vice president of the Global 7000 and Global 8000 program, said, “The Global 7000 business jet is a highly sophisticated, state-of-the-art aircraft, and we are pleased that our flight test vehicles have been showing a high degree of maturity.

“Our test program’s development and certification schedule is on track, and the addition of our third flight test vehicle is in line with our commitment for certification in 2018 as we accumulate more flight hours.”

During the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), which is to be held on May 22-24 at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, visitors can visit the Global 7000 mockup at Bombardier’s booth (Z110).

May 16, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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