5-4 Friday


ASIA / VIDEO | 25/04/2017

For your delectation, here are this week’s top business aviation headlines from GearUp.TV. After Easter, we are basking in the joy of completions news from ABACE – we do love AsBAA and that show.

At ABACE, Comlux Completion, part of the Comlux Group, announced it is growing its backlog after signing two new major refurbishment projects with repeat customers based in Asia. The projects, which involve a Bombardier Global 6000 and a BBJ, will take place performed at the Comlux facility in Indianapolis, IN. Work on the BBJ will include adding a custom pull-out bed to allow more sleeping positions on the aircraft.

The Civil Aviation Association of China (CAAC) has certified Lufthansa Technik for Airbus A319 maintenance. The company showcased the final version of its VIP cabin design for the A319 alongside Mercedes-Benz Style. The design is centred around a dynamic spiral layout.

Meanwhile in Sun N’ Fun in Orlando: Cirrus announced that it plans to ramp up production of its Vision SF50 aircraft with the aim of delivering up to 50 of the aircraft by the end of 2017 to 125 jets a year, and already has a backlog of nearly 600 orders. Kate Sarsfield, reporting for Flight this week, says that the company will announce EASA certification for the type by the end of Q2-2017.

Our interview this week comes from Alexandria Colindres, Director of Business Development for our delightful client the Registry of Aruba.