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New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Technology Europe) May 19, 2013

Global emissions deal may come by 2020, aviation leaders say Aviation leaders who convened at Europe's business aviation event, EBACE, say a global emissions deal may be executed by 2020. Elina Bardram of the European Commission's climate action division said Brussels wants to reach an agreement through the United Nations' International Civil Aviation Organization. Leaders from 17 countries have teamed up with ICAO to form a deal that would lower carbon emissions. Paul Steele, environmental specialist for the International Air Transport Association and head of the Geneva-based Air Transport Action Group, said considerable progress had been made in the ICAO talks. May 15, 2013

Frost & Sullivan: Israel is Top Global Exporter of Unmanned Aerial Systems with a Continued Positive Outlook Ahead Israeli original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have aggressively marketed these platforms, helping them become the top exporter of UAS platforms, globally. A recent Frost & Sullivan ( www.defense.frost.com) market insight, Israeli Unmanned Aerial Systems, finds that Israel's UAS export revenue totaled $4.62 billion from 2005 to 2012. The top purchaser of these exports spending-wise is the UK, although Israeli OEMs also have strong UAS trading relationships with India and Brazil markets. If you are interested in more information on this study, please send an e-mail to Jeannette Garcia, Corporate Communications, at jeannette.garcia@frost.com, with your full name, company name, job title, telephone number, company e-mail address, company website, city, state and country. "Israeli defense firms rely on exports for the majority of their revenue," said Frost & Sullivan Aerospace & Defense Senior Industry Analyst Michael Blades. "UAS exports have accounted for nearly 10 percent of the country's total defense export industry, and this is expected to increase." In the past, Israeli defense companies greatly depended on the U.S. Department of Defense for overall exports. In recent years, the U.S. has enforced stringent rules on the import and export of defense-related products into the U.S. through the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As worldwide demand for UASs increases, growth in Israeli UAS export and licensing agreement values are expected to grow since they are not subjected to the same "red tape" process that currently hinders the US State Department's Foreign Military Sales (FMS) processes. "Total defense exports will likely increase steadily, as Israeli companies form strategic partnerships and continue aggressive marketing campaigns with countries in growing UAS markets, such as Africa, APAC, and South America," added Blades. Israeli Unmanned Aerial Systems is part of the Aerospace & Defense Growth Partnership Services program, which provides global Mega Trends, information on emerging markets and the latest technology innovations, market, economic, customer, competitive, and best practices research. This CEO 360 degree perspective will enable your company to effectively plan your strategies for growth. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends that have been evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants. May 14, 2013

Boeing Showcases BBJ 3 for the First Time at EBACE 2013 Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) is displaying a BBJ 3 for the first time at the 2013 European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland. The airplane, based on the 737-900ER, was outfitted with its custom VIP interiors at Jet Aviation in Basel, Switzerland. The BBJ 3 is currently for sale, so the exterior remains "green" or unpainted, ready for a livery to be selected by a new owner. The range of the BBJ 3 exceeds that of other business jets in its class. It can fly 4,900 nautical miles; more than 1,500 nautical miles (3 hours) farther than its direct competitor. "The BBJ 3 range advantage is the reason why it has outsold its direct competitor by seven-to-one," said Capt. Steve Taylor...

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