Textron and Pipistrel announce ambitious plans at EBACE

Pipistrel, based in Slovenia, was acquired in March of this year by Textron, which has the capital to accelerate the development of new products and increase the company’s workforce. Pipistrel will remain a separate brand under the Textron umbrella and will continue...

Dassault update at EBACE

Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, provided an update at EBACE in Geneva. He spoke about the impact of the war in Ukraine as well as the impacts of the global pandemic.  “We are finally back to an almost normal situation, at least close enough to...

Bombardier launches Global 8000

Bombardier launched the Global 8000 model today at EBACE in Geneva. This latest, and longest-range version of the Global series, offers 8,000 nm range, a maximum speed of M0.94, and a high speed intercontinental cruise speed of M0.92 in addition to the normal cruise...

Insight: When is the Optimal Time to launch the Airbus A220-500?

When asked about launching the A220-500, Airbus COO Christian Scherer has publicly stated “it’s not if, but when”.  Considering the “when” is therefore rather important.  After all, the A220-500 as currently understood would be  ~160-seater with a range of ~2,500 NM.  This is essentially what the A320ceo and 737-800 are today.  Both models have been replaced by successors, with about the same capacity and more range. When is the optimal time to launch the A220-500?

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