ATLANTA — The world’s largest business jet show opened this morning with more than 1,000 exhibitors and 93 airplanes on display.
The displays at the National Business Aviation Association convention are up and running, and it doesn’t take long to run into attendees and exhibitors from Wichita.
Yellow carpet in the look of a runway — complete with sounds of aircraft taking off — led members of the media down hallways to a breakfast this morning before the opening session.
Piper Aircraft announced its revamped Piper jet, renamed the Altaire. The plane is changed in order to be adaptable for a family of jets, officials say. Seats for the aircraft designed and built by Wichita’s Millennium Concepts are on display at the Piper booth.
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Bombardier also gave a briefing on its two new business jets, the Global 7000 and Global 8000, with longer range, bigger cabins and new wings and engines.