Highlights from AERO Friedrichshafen


OEMs & BROKERAGE / EUROPE / VIDEO | 14/04/2017

For your delectation, here are this week’s top business aviation headlines from AERO Friedrichshafen.

GearUP.TV had a great time in Germany last week. China’s DEAGA hired us to video their news headlines – you can see just one of these in the video. They’re in the process of certifying a new Gyrocopter – the Rotor Schnieder. CEO Mike Creed tells us all about that.

There were some major news announcements, too. Daher-Socata debuted its TBM 910 turboprop both in Germany and at Sun’n Fun in Florida, following certification from both the FAA and EASA on March 24th. The 910 is similar to the TBM 900 in terms of range, performance and technical features, but benefits from a new all-glass integrated flight deck from Garmin and cabin interior enhancements identical to the high-end TBM 930 version.

Also read: TBM family welcomes new member

Diamond Aircraft, meanwhile, unveiled three versions of its new DA50 high-performance single, all of them powered by diesel engines. Set for certification next year, the aircraft first flew in March. The Austrian firm is also set to enter the helicopter market, and unveiled the DART 280 light-single piston-engined rotorcraft.

We also spoke to Simon Caldecott, Piper’s CEO about the company’s brand new M600, a jet, he says, will be a strong contender for the emerging single-engine turboprop sector in Europe.

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