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A roundup of the week's headlines . . .

Textron Aviation unveiled a new utility twin aircraft - the Cessna SkyCourier 408. FedEx will take 50 cargo variants of the new aircraft, plus options for up to 50 more. Deliveries are due to start in 2020.

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens, will partner to create a hybrid-electric technology aircraft, due to fly in 2020 called the E-Fan X.

Jet Aviation is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It made a name for itself at the 1977 Paris Air Show by being one of the first companies to convert an airliner - an old Cathay Pacific Convair 880 - for the Middle Eastern VIP market.

And finally, African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) founding chairman, Tarek Ragheb, has announced hes standing down.

BlueSky Business Aviation News | 7th December 2017 | Issue #442

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