This website uses cookies
More information
Business Air News
Business Air News
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Why visit ACE ’24?

Related background information from the Handbook...
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Request your printed copy

NetJets adds winglets to boost Falcon range
NetJets Europe is finalising plans to upgrade its Falcon 2000EX fleet. Bill Kelly, ceo NetJets Transportes Aereos, says: "We are committed to working towards operating a more fuel efficient, better performing fleet.

NetJets Europe is finalising plans to upgrade its Falcon 2000EX fleet. Bill Kelly, ceo NetJets Transportes Aereos, says: "We are committed to working towards operating a more fuel efficient, better performing fleet.

"This upgrade not only reduces the Falcon's fuel consumption but also improves climb performance and gives additional range."

In the next year NetJets will retrofit high mach blended winglets on to eight Falcon 2000EX EASy aircraft transforming them into Falcon 2000LX, the new 4,000 n.m. aircraft Dassault unveiled at EBACE in May this year.

"The upgrade is valued at $4.4 million and will begin in late 2007," says Kelly. "The advanced blended winglet design from Aviation Partners will require some structural and systems modifications. Reinforcing straps will be added to the upper and lower wing panels and

the servo actuator door will be reinforced."

Other News
 
Joby announces ElevateOS software for air taxi operations
June 21, 2024
Proprietary software will support high-tempo, on demand air taxi operations. The software suite has undergone real-world testing over the past two years, leveraging Joby’s Part 135 certification.
Joby acquires Xwing autonomy
June 5, 2024
The aircraft Joby is certifying will be piloted, but it recognises that autonomous aircraft will accelerate development of aerial mobility. The Xwing team has demonstrated the real-life application of its tech.
IBAC reveals additional industry partners at EBACE
May 28, 2024
Joby progresses flight test programme
May 3, 2024
Joby has tested its aircraft in flight, from precision landing and outwash to human factors, many times and in all weathers. Pre-production flight testing is complete and now the focus is on for-credit flight testing.