PODCAST 9: Giving the A220 a business boost for Arabia's VIPs

This week's Times Aerospace podcast has a special business aviation feel.

This week should have been EBACE, Europe’s business aviation showcase in Geneva, much loved by Middle Eastern and African operators.

We talk to Ali Alnaqbi, the chairman of IBAC and the founding chairman of MEBAA the Middle East and North Africa’s business aviation association.

We also look forward with an overview of the exciting project to take the 100-150 seat Airbus A220 and configure it to a ground-breaking VIP corporate airliner targeted at the MENA region and compete against BBJs and ACJS. We hear from two of the CEOs involved in the partnership to develop the concept - Kestrel’s Stephen Vella and Camber Aviation’s Tom Chatfield.

As the industry starts to come out the other side of the Covid crisis airlines will be weighing up how to get the most out of every investment and contract. Is power-by-the-hour the be-all and end-all? Our MRO editor, Chuck Grieve, has been finding out as he talks to Claudia Kronisch, who is head of provisioning support for the Airbus subsidiary Satair.

Plus the highlights from the week’s news from across Africa, Turkey and the Middle East.

 

 

 
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