Podcast 046: Feeling high in a slump; a look at the #bizjet landscape

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Welcome to Episode 046 of the #PaxEx Podcast. Our guest for this episode is Paul Eden,  who has been editing and writing for aerospace publications since 1996. Editor of Executive & VIP Aviation International, Paul writes for Aircraft Cabin Management; Airliner World; Aerospace, the journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society; Aerospace Testing International; and MRO Management.

Amidst a broader weakness in business jet demand, Gulfstream Aerospace brought its impressive G500 test aircraft to the big EBACE business aviation show in Geneva. Paul got a chance to see it first-hand and shares his impressions with co-hosts Max Flight and Mary Kirby.

Next, the Embraer Lineage 1000E was also on display at EBACE and this one wowed our guest. Paul explains the unique design concepts that were developed for this jet. Operators can ask for a gentleman’s club-type interior, apparently.

Finally, while at EBACE, Paul learned that L-band capacity is being freed up for smaller #BizAv platforms as Inmarsat’s Ka-band connectivity service is spreading amongst larger operators. That means that passengers on more small aircraft can enjoy a better inflight connectivity experience. Paul reports what he learned from sources.

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