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    BUSINESS AIR NEWS                                                                              ISSUE 187         NOVEMBER 2008


      Taxijet to begin
       commercial                                        Private jet club
        operations
        next April
                                                         banks on 60XRs
      Spain’s Taxijet is planning to build a
      fleet of 30 Eclipse 500s as it finalises
      simultaneous plans to work with
      European partners to offer a Europe-
      wide network fleet of 150 aircraft. “We
      expect European certification of the
      Eclipse 500 to come this year and plan
      to begin commercial operations in
      April 2009,” says ceo Conor Neill.
         He adds: “The world faces an
      uncertain next six to 18 months. The
      sub-prime banking crisis will have
      flow-through effects to all parts of the
      global economy as loans become
      harder and harder to get.”
         But Neill, a professor at IESE
      business school, a leading MBA
      institution, adds: “We believe that
      governments        are     taking      the
      appropriate action to bring liquidity
      back to world economies and allow
      good businesses the access to credit
      which they require to invest and grow.
      We will work hard on developing
      strong, safe, robust operational
      processes and will be building a
      solid team over the next year, while
      positioning ourselves for strong
      growth as economic confidence
      returns during 2010.”
         Taxijet’s target is to operate its own
      fleet of 30 aircraft in Spain by 2013.          Lisbon-headquartered Jet Republic has ordered 110 Learjet 60XRs to provide the mainstay of a private jet club. Key members of the Jet Republic management team include (left to
                                                      right) Luis Viana, Lionel Aineux, Stephane Hebert, Jonathan Breeze, Viktor Popovic, Peter Schickling, Jonny Shingles, Richard Thomas and Lysbeth Fox. Full story page 6.
      “We expect to fly each aircraft
      between 500 and 800 hours per year,
      two to three hours a day. We will have
      five pilots per aircraft so there will be       Twin Star will provide alternative                                                                                                        Strong demand
      150 pilots by 2013,” Neill adds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 in Italy boosts
         The company, which also acts as
      commercial agent for a Citation II
      and two Citation Is based in Madrid,
      Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca,
                                                         to tedious journeys by rail                                                                                                               Aliven fleet
                                                      Poland’s Direct Fly, in collaboration                                                    Blackbushe and Fairoaks in Surrey,            Italy’s Aliven is expanding its fleet to
      currently operates an Eclipse 500
                                                      with UK-based air charter broker                                                         plus Cranfield and Stapleford in              10 aircraft to meet rising demand for
      and a Maule. “We have always
                                                      One Charter, is basing a Twin                                                            north London.                                 management and charter services.
      bought new aircraft direct from
                                                      Star DA-42 at Oxford airport for air                                                        Charter prices will be generally               Commander Cittadini Mauro,
      Eclipse Aviation. However this may
                                                      taxi operations. Its target clientele                                                    lower than the Piper Seneca on most           accountable manager, says there are
      change in future as we need to
                                                      will include disillusioned longer                                                        runs and, to date, typically the              plans to add further super midsize
      bring new aircraft onstream faster
                                                      distance first-class rail travellers.                                                    lowest cost air taxi offering in the          and then intercontinental capacity to
      than the factory is able to provide
                                                          “It is the first Twin Star to be                                                     UK, Ryan says. For example,                   the operator’s growing small and
      delivery slots.”
                                                      based at a UK airport for air charter                                                    one way flights from Oxford                   midsize fleet.
         Neill says: “We will initially
                                                      and Direct Fly will fly the aircraft                                                     Airport to the Channel Islands based              Aliven, which owns four of its
      establish bases in Barcelona, further
                                                      under its newly acquired EU                                                              on three passengers will be available         aircraft outright, reserves its managed
      developing our maintenance base at
                                                      operations certificate,” says Air                                                        for a total of £895 – “less than £300         aircraft for owner use for 50 per cent of
      Sabadell airport, and Madrid,
                                                      Charter ceo Mike Ryan.                                                                   per passenger.”                               flying time and charters them out for
                        Continued on page 13
                                                          The new build, four-seat                                                                Ryan says: “In this current                the other 50 per cent. Deliveries mean
                                                      composite aircraft is designed for                                                       economic climate, clients are                 it will be operating three CJ3s, two
          Job of the Month                            three passengers and a pilot. With a                                                     thinking about whether or not to              CJ2s and a CJ1 by the end of this year
                                                                                                    Mike Ryan: low prices.
                                                      cruise performance of 188 mph it                                                         charter for short distances. With the         as well as a Hawker 700A and a
          Captains – Learjet 55/60                    combines        outstanding        safety,   Poland using the Saab 340. The              Twin Star we are not only offering            Hawker 900, a Citation 560XL and a
          FAI rent-a-jet AG                           excellent      economics        and     is   company is 100 per cent owned by            the lowest price aircraft for time-           Beechcraft 400.
                                                      environmentally friendly and fuel            aviation investment specialist              pressed executives, but we will                   Aliven, which was launched under
          See page 15                                 efficient, Ryan says. “You travel at         AerFinance plc which launched an            appeal to those who want to respect           its own AOC in 1994, expects to
                                                      Formula 1 speeds but achieve                 IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange         the environment too.”                         further increase the size of its fleet
                                                      typically 25 miles per gallon. The           in February 2008.                              He points out that it takes                over the next few years. “We started
          Air Four to expand fleet and                aircraft is ideally suited for flights up       Ryan says One Charter will be            typically two railway station changes         with small aircraft and have added
          bases in 2009            page 3             to 350-400 miles, but has a range of         marketing the aircraft to its clientele     and a journey of well over five hours         midsize capacity,” says Cittadini.
          Silver Bird adds                            897 nm.”                                     throughout the UK, Ireland, Channel         to get from Oxford to Newcastle at a          “There is a growing demand for longer
          fourth Learjet how to enter, see page 3.
               For details of        page 4               The DA-42 aircraft can operate at        Islands, Isle of Man, and to                standard first class return rail fare of      range aircraft with bigger cabins and
                                                      night and in IFR conditions and is           destinations within reach of the UK         £416. “On the Twin Star, three                we will expand to service it. The
          Id Jet launch boosted by                    fitted with Garmin G1000 avionics.           in continental Europe. One Charter          passengers can be flown there in just         market in Italy is extremely buoyant
          western demand          page 5                  Direct Fly launched as a regional        will also offer positioning flights to      over an hour and a half at a cost of          with business and leisure demand in
          Private jet club plans                      airline flying domestic routes in            other, smaller airports such as             £430 per passenger.”                          Europe and further afield.”
          to fly over economic
          downturn                        page 6

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                         Air Four plans to expand fleet, bases and services in 2009
      Italy’s Air Four expects to boost its
      fleet by at least six aircraft in 2009
      and expand business in Russia and
      the Middle East. “Our new aircraft
      will be positioned in Milan where the
      demand is stronger,” says ceo Mario
      Peralda, “but perhaps one will be
      dedicated to the south of Italy to
      serve southern customers.”
         Air Four also plans to operate
      from new bases. “Olbia, during
      summer time, will surely be an
      important point of departure in
      Italy,” says Peralda. “Eastern markets
      are growing faster and we are
      planning to position new aircraft by
      creating operational bases in Russia
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Leopoldo Guidi, marketing manager
      and in Arabia where the Italian style                                                                                                                                                                   (right) with financial controller Paola
      has a strong appeal and we should                                                                                                                                                                       Cecilia Benvegnù.
      attract further customers.”
         Peralda expects the delivery of                                                                                                                                                                     addition we are proud to be the
      two new Learjet 45s at the beginning                                                                                                                                                                   owners of the only FAA-certified
      of 2009. “Two managed aircraft will                                                                                                                                                                    maintenance and engineering
      also join our fleet in the next few                                                                                                                                                                    centre in Italy, certified EASA
      months, one light jet and one heavy                                                                                                                                                                    and FAA, and the Bombardier
      jet, and we are in negotiations for                                                                                                                                                                    service facility.”
      two further aircraft,” he adds.                                                                                                                                                                           Marketing manager Leopoldo
         The new arrivals will augment Air                                                                                                                                                                   Guidi believes there are very good
      Four’s large current fleet which                                                                                                                                                                       business opportunities in general in
      includes a 13-seat Global Express, a                                                                                                                                                                   Europe but particularly in Italy.
      Challenger 604, a seven-seat Hawker                                                                                                                                                                       Guidi points out: “Italy is
      400XP, an eight-seat Learjet 45, a six-                                                                                                                                                                strategically placed in the centre of
                                                                Mario Peralda (right) agrees a deal with David Orcutt, vp Bombardier customer support.
      seat Learjet 40, a seven-seat Learjet                                                                                                                                                                  the Mediterranean, it has a strong
      31 and a five-seat Citation I.                               Air Four, which has a presence on         we had the opportunity to start             owned or leased and dedicated                       tourist appeal, and it has the
         “We own the only Bombardier                            a virtual world (EBAN February               earlier and to remove a possible            exclusively to the executive charter                advantage of being an intermediate
      service facility in the south of                          2008), began as a start-up project           competitor,” says Peralda. “We felt         business. The rest of the fleet was                 point for east-bound flights to Russia
      Europe,” Peralda says. “Our charter                       scheduled for launch during the              that, if we did not acquire the             divided between pure aircraft                       and the Balkan region.”
      fleet consists predominantly of                           second quarter of 2008. However the          company, whoever did would                  management and the management                          Charter demand continues to
      Learjets and our customers are                            launch plans were adapted when an            become a competitor armed with              of aircraft belonging to third-party                be 80 per cent for business but Guidi
      happy with the Learjet 40 and 45 as                       unspecified     business    aviation         the existing customer portfolio. So         owners but used to service our                      believes there is development
      the range and cabin size are ideal for                    company in Italy came up for sale.           we started in May 2007 with a fleet of      charter demands as well. Our core                   potential in the luxury travel
      their typical needs.”                                     “By entering the market in this way,         12 aircraft, 50 per cent of them            business is executive charter but in                leisure sector.




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                                                                                                                                                           EAG signs Qatar agreement
          Publisher: ..........................David Wright
          Editor: ..................................Rod Smith
                                                                                                                                                          as it builds regional network
                                                                                                                                                         Dubai-based Empire Aviation Group                   countries before the end of 2008. Qatar
          Sub editor: ..........................Kate Woods
                                                                                                                                                         (EAG) is expanding its regional                     is an increasingly important market
          Reporter: ........................Claire Morrison
                                                                                                                                                         network. Fahd Travels has become                    for private aviation services including
          Designer: ..............................Chris Carr
                                                                                                                                                         EAG’s representative sales agent (RSA)              executive jet charter.”
          Advertising sales
                                                                                                                                                         for Qatar and will market private jet                   Fahd Al-Darwish, md of Fahd
          manager: ............................Mark Ranger
                                                                                                                                                         charter services.                                   Travels, says: “We believe this new
          Subscriptions: ........................Janet Bell
                                                                                                                                                            Paras Dhamecha, EAG executive                    working relationship will help develop
          Administrator: ......................Hilary Tyler
                                                                                                                                                         director, says: “The agreement with                 the local and regional market for
                                                                ISIS Group representatives finalise the order of 10 Hawker 450XPs with Hawker            Fahd Travels is the second RSA                      private jet charter services for which
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      4 NOVEMBER 2008                                                                                                                                                                 EUROPEAN BUSINESS AIR NEWS




       RAE passes propeller milestone
      Regional Air Express (RAE), based at        vibration inside the cabin now
      Münster/Osnabrück in Germany, has           delivers jet comfort with its new five
      successfully completed the test flights     bladed propellers.”
      with the new five-bladed propellers of         EASA certification is planned for
      MT-Propeller in Straubing, Germany.         February 2009 with certification by
         RAE says: “The performance               CAA and FAA also expected soon.
      improves on the old four-bladed             RAE says it will be the first operator
      propellers and the maintenance costs        of the Metro to convert its whole
      are much lower due to the new               fleet of four aircraft to the new five
      materials. A significant reduction of       bladed propellers.




                           LHR
                           CDG
                                                                                           The Learjet fleet is expanding to meet rising demand.



                                                                                                 Silver Bird adds fourth Learjet and
                           FRA
                                                                                                    gets ready for G450 and G550
                                                                                           Germany’s Silver Bird Charterflug is                                                    and a microwave, as well as a
                                                                                           acquiring a fourth Learjet, a 45XR, to                                                  separate washroom amenity to make
                                                                                           meet rising international charter                                                       flights as pleasant and comfortable




                           AMS
                                                                                           demand. Peter Döllner, md and                                                           as possible. An APU ensures pleasant
                                                                                           founder, says: “What we would like                                                      temperatures as passengers board
                                                                                           to achieve first and foremost with                                                      the plane.” Silver Bird can also
                                                                                           the new Learjet 45XR is to further                                                      provide an in-flight attendant.
                                                                                           satisfy the needs of our business                                                           Learjet demand, Döllner says, is
                                                                                           travellers for a greater cruising range                                                 rising. “There has been strong




                           ZRH
                                                                                           and speed.”                                                                             demand for the Learjet 45 delivered
                                                                                              The 45XR, he points out, can carry         Silver Bird’s pilots include Sergej       recently and all the indications are
                                                                                           up to eight passengers non-stop on            Kolbassow.                                that it will be the same for the 45XR,”
                                                                                           routes such as Moscow to Paris or                                                       says Döllner. “There will be further
                                                                                           from Rome or London to Dubai with                                                       expansion of the fleet this year and
                                                                                           just one stopover. “But with a                                                          next year. The company is expecting




                           DME
                                                                                           maximum non-stop cruising range                                                         the delivery of a Learjet 60 and then a
                                                                                           of 1,970 nm on average or around                                                        G450 and a G550.”
                                                                                           four flying hours, all destinations                                                         The 45XR joins a 40XR, a 45
                                                                                           within Europe can be reached                                                            and a 55. “The 55 and 45 have
                                                                                           without a stopover.” Döllner says                                                       been completely refurbished and
                                                                                           attractions included a maximum                                                          offer extremely attractive interior




                           AWD
                                                                                           speed of 535 mph. “Apart from good            Peter Döllner: expanding operations.
                                                                                                                                                                                   designs,” says Döllner.
                                                                                           dynamics and speed, passengers                                                              All the aircraft in the expanded
                                                                                           also enjoy comfort. The 45XR has             cognac-coloured club armchairs             fleet will be based at the Bremen
                                                                                           been completely refitted by the              arranged in two conference areas,          headquarters where the company
                                                                                           manufacturer. There are generous,            satellite phone, Airshow, CD/DVD           was set up in 1994.


                                                                                                  Executive Airlines chooses                                                        DECEMBER’S EBAN EDITORIAL
                                                                                                                                                                                    The FBO focus scheduled for this
                                                                                                  Global Express for comfort                                                        issue will now feature in EBAN
                                                                                                                                                                                    December highlighting the latest
                                                                                           Spain’s Executive Airlines has brought       to be arranged in club, conference          plans of companies and airports
                                                                                           a Global Express into service taking its     and divan divisions including two           including Ocean Sky, Marshall, DC
                                                                                           fleet to 21 aircraft as it pursues           individual seats.                           Aviation, St Gallen-Altenrhein, Jet
                                                                                           expansion plans (see EBAN July 2008).           “Close to the pilots’ cabin, the crew    Aviation, Vnukovo Invest, Royal Jet,
                                       Snow and ice. Some cities get it, some don’t.       The company, which is focused on the         has its own toilet and its own rest         VIP Aviation, SaxonAir and oxfordjet.
                                       For those that do, the All-Wheel Drive Eagle
                                                                                           long and ultra long range segment, has       cabin,” it adds. “The Global Express           Editorial will also include the
                                       TT-series tugs have the traction and power to
                                                                                           also ordered four more jets for delivery     can easily cover destinations such          usual wide-ranging coverage of the
                                                                                           within two years.                            as Madrid-Hong Kong or Madrid-              latest helicopter and fixed-wing
                                       pull through any weather condition. And with a
                                                                                              Executive Airlines says it selected       Buenos Aires and offers state-of-           news. The monthly regional review
                                       3-yr/3,000-hr warranty, you’ll never be left out
                                                                                           the Global Express because it                the-art communications, enabling            will focus on Portugal.
                                       in the cold. For more info, visit eagletugs.com
                                                                                           has a cabin of “unprecedented                passengers to enjoy their flight time          Advertising enquiries should be
                                       or call +1 734.442.1000 (+44 (0) 208.363.9528).
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                                                                                                                                                                                    made to: mark@ebanmagazine.com
                                                                                           that enables 12 passenger seats              meetings with complete privacy.”
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                        Id Jet launch boosted by western demand
                                                                                                                                                                                             ProAir achieves new sports goals
                                                                                                                                                                                             ProAir reports growing sports charter
                                                                                                                                                                                             business after signing an agreement
                                                                                                                                                                                             that makes it the exclusive partner of
      Ivadom Aviation Services knew
                                                                                                                                                                                             HRG Sports, the sports specialist
      exactly which aircraft it needed for a
                                                                                                                                                                                             division of HRG Hogg Robinson Group.
      successful private charter launch in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 “In the first six months of the year
      Croatia. “Working in the country as
                                                                                                                                                                                             ProAir have welcomed on board the
      brokers for six years we knew the                                                                                                                                                      elite of German football including the
      Citation 501 would be the perfect                                                                                                                                                      players and officials of Borussia
      aircraft for launch because of its                                                                                                                                                     Dortmund, Eintracht Frankfurt, VfL
      popularity in the market,” says ceo                                                                                                                                                    Wolfsburg, Hertha BSC Berlin, 1.
      Iva Rogovic Lekic.                                                                                                                                                                     FC Nürnberg, and the Austrian
         Zagreb’s newly-launched charter                                                                                                                                                     Championship runners-up Red Bull
      company, which uses the brand                                                                                                                                                          Salzburg,” says business development
                                                                                                                                       Id Jet: Ready for take-off.
      name Id Jet, expects a new CJ2+                                                                                                                                                        manager Markus Ciravenga.
      to come into service in April                                                                                                    always ready to launch at the                             ProAir, official partner for flights to
      and reports that business is                                                                                                     right time. Being the first operator                  football’s UEFA Cup and Champions
      expanding rapidly.                                                                                                               in Croatia has its advantages,                        League games, will provide services for
         “We expected a growing amount                                                                                                 and we aim to establish our                           HRG Sports Frankfurt, Liga Travel,
      of business from eastern Europe                                                                                                  company with a good reputation                        B.E.S.T. Borussia Euro Lloyd Sports
      based on an expansion of our                                                                                                     before joining the EU. There is                       Travel, BaySports Travel, FC Bayern
      Ivadom brokerage business,” says                                                                                                 tremendous potential.”                                Tours and Euro Lloyd DFB Reisebüro.
      Lekic. “However, we have been                                                                                                       Lekic reports that demand is for                       Charters have also included one
                                                   Iva Rogovic Lekic and ground operations manager Domagoj Vodanovic report a rising
      pleasantly    surprised      by   the                                                                                            leisure as well as business trips.                    for Formula One world champion
                                                   tide of business in Croatia.
      increasing volumes of business                                                                                                   Id Jet plans to fly between 600 and                   Mika Häkkinen. Ciravenga says
      that are coming to us from                      Lekic, who began her career in          Croatian aviation market for a           700 hours in its first year and then                  Fairway-Golfreisen,            Grunberg,
      countries including Switzerland,             aviation as a pilot, has long believed     business aviation company. “We           look at expanding the fleet, possibly                 provider of golf holidays, will co-
      France and Italy.”                           that there were opportunities in the       started as brokers but were              with an XLS.                                          operate on customised charters.


          Expanding                                                                                                                                                       CEOs on Training
         Gainjet adds                                                                                                                                                            A SERIES



         UK sales arm
      Gainjet, which believes the outlook for
      private aviation is strong despite the
      global economic downturn, has
      opened a UK sales office and is                                                                                                              “Owens Corning’s
      currently working on establishing a
      similar permanent office in St
      Petersburg. Gainjet is also planning
                                                                                                                                                     commitment
      further expansion of its fleet in 2009.
         The company’s operations and
      maintenance are based at the Athens
                                                                                                                                                      to safety is
      headquarters, but ceo Ramsey Shaban
      says: “I decided to have a dedicated
      UK sales team for client ease of
                                                                                                                                                    unconditional.
      contact and quick response times.”
         The UK office, staffed by gm Kais
      Kassim, Natalie Aylett and Debi Knips,
                                                                                                                                                      That’s why
      will be marketing a vip-configured
      B757 and a BAe146 configured for
      34 passengers, a G450 and G550 all
                                                                                                                                                      we train at
      of which are expected to be in service
      in November.
         The aircraft join a 40-seat
                                                                                                                                                     FlightSafety .”
      MD83 based in Manston, five G200s
      and a G450.




                                                                                                                                          DAVID T. BROWN
                                                                                                                                          President and CEO, Owens Corning


                                                                                                                                          Dave Brown, a graduate of Purdue University, joined Owens Corning in 1978.
                                                                                                                                          He was appointed to the board of directors in January 2002 and became president
                                                                                                                                          and chief executive officer three months later. Brown also has served as executive
                                                                                                                                          vice president and chief operating officer, and as president of several company
      Natalie Aylett and Debi Knips: enjoying
                                                                                                                                          divisions. He serves on a number of boards, including the Toledo Museum of
      brisk charter business.
                                                                                                                                          Art and the Dean’s Advisory Council for Purdue’s Krannert School of Management.
          Aylett says she and Knips have been
      in aviation for eight years. “We decided
      to join a young and expanding aircraft
      operator and are excited by the new



                                                                S
      aircraft additions, especially the B757                           afety is everyone’s responsibility at Owens                          “Regular training with FlightSafety helps
      which will really fill a market niche.”                           Corning, a world leader in building materials                     prepare our flight department for the unexpected.
          Shaban says the G200s are
      “perfect” for trips from Europe to                                systems and composite solutions. Company                          The value and quality of training provided by
      the Middle East and Africa and the 78-                     President and CEO David Brown considers safety                           FlightSafety is unequaled and an indispensable
      seat B757 will certainly be used for
                                                                 a key metric by which to measure success.                                element of meeting that objective.”
      larger groups,with larger baggage
      requirements, on long haul flights.                             Owens Corning’s commitment to safety is
          He adds: “The G200 has a good                          evident in the exceptional record of the corporate
      range, excellent cabin and a larger
      baggage hold volume compared to                            flight department, operating for 60 years without
      competitors in its class. The new 18-                      an accident. For more than 50 of those years,
      seat G550 will add further flexibility for
      our customers through its ultra long
                                                                 Owens Corning has relied on FlightSafety for
      range capability, cabin size and large                     professional, safety-centered training.
      luggage compartment.”                                           “Safety isn’t just the job of the safety people.
          Gainjet, which is currently
      recruiting additional pilots, is looking                   It is the responsibility of every employee throughout
      into markets outside of Europe. “We                        our company. Getting fully involved in all aspects                       For more information, please contact any of our Learning Centers or call Scott Fera,
      have established Gainjet Russia
      and are currently studying India                           of the company’s safety performance means                                Vice President Marketing: 718.565.4774. Our headquarters are at the Marine Air
                                                                                                                                          Terminal, LaGuardia Airport, New York 11371-1061. Email: sales@flightsafety.com
      and North Africa,” says Shaban. “In                        exposing it, owning and acting upon it. We
      2009 we expect that the fleet will
                                                                 have one objective: zero injuries,” Brown says.                          flightsafety.com
      grow by 20 per cent with aircraft
      ownership and demand for private jets
      expected to grow despite the current
      economic situation.”
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          Private jet club plans to fly over economic downturn by targeting
            over a hundred Learjet 60XRs at the wealthy and discerning
      Lisbon-headquartered Jet Republic                                                                                                                                                served hot meals and fresh espresso
      has ordered 110 Learjet 60XRs                                                                                                                                                    coffee by a multi-lingual flight
      to provide the fleet backbone of                                                                                                                                                 attendant while they watch iPod
      a private jet club service that will                                                                                                                                             video through the cabin system.
      offer flight attendants as a                                                                                                                                                     Jet Republic is the aviation
      service differential.                                                                                                                                                            equivalent to a five-star boutique
          “The 60XR was chosen because it                                                                                                                                              hotel,” says Breeze.
      flies the fastest, highest and furthest                                                                                                                                              The company says it has access to
      of any midsize business aircraft,” says                                                                                                                                          over 1,000 destinations in Europe,
      ceo Jonathan Breeze. “It is also the                                                                                                                                             with guaranteed aircraft availability
      most fuel efficient aircraft in its                                                                                                                                              at as little as 24 hours’ notice. “The
      class and a mid-size aircraft is the                                                                                                                                             highest level of end-to-end global
      perfect type of aircraft for European                                                                                                                                            concierge opens doors to members in
      fractional business jet usage.”                                                                                                                                                  any city worldwide, from dinner
          But he adds: “Although the 60XR                                                                                                                                              reservations to theatre tickets. A
      will provide the backbone of our                                                                                                                                                 virtual executive aide is on-call day
      fractional fleet, we can offer our                                                                                                                                               and night with the full resources of
      members access to a wide range                                                                                                                                                   the worldwide network.”
      of aircraft through our global                                                                                                                                                       Jet Republic’s management team
      operating partners.”                                                                                                                                                             includes senior personnel who
          Jet Republic is targeting potential                                                                                                                                          previously worked for companies
      aircraft owners who can purchase or                                                                                                                                              including GlaxoSmithKline, NetJets,
      lease 1/16 or more of a 60XR with the                                                                                                                                            WhiteConcierge, the Royal Air
      basic cost starting at US$875,000. “At                                                                                                                                           Force, Air Partner plc, Financial
      the end of the term owners can sell                                                                                                                                              Times      Group,    TAG     Aviation,
      their stake or purchase a share in                                                                                                                                               Execujet, Groundforce One, Rolls-
      another aircraft,” Breeze says.                                                                                                                                                  Royce, Sotheby’s, Siemens, Marriott
          Alternatively Private Jet Card                                                                                                                                               International, Bombardier, Euram
      members can purchase blocks of 25                                                                                                                                                Bank and McKinsey & Co. Breeze, for
      hours’ flight time on a range of new-                                                                                                                                            instance, joined NetJets in 2002 as a
      generation jets in any category – light,                                                                                                                                         Citation XL pilot before becoming an
      midsize, large or global – provided                                                                                                                                              instructor and Falcon 900 captain.
      through partners.                                                                                                                                                                    Jet Republic says it will partner
          The deal signed with Bombardier         Jonathan Breeze says demand for top-end private charter will grow despite the global economic downturn.
                                                                                                                                                                                       with ClimateCare to be 100 per
      is for 25 aircraft to be delivered over                                                                                                                                          cent carbon neutral from launch.
      the first 22 months. The remaining          systems installed along with                                                             economic climate, the private jet               Aircraft will be registered in
      aircraft will be delivered at the rate of   improved seating.”                                                                       market is enjoying strong growth.           Portugal and maintenance will be
      one every three weeks thereafter. The          Breeze says the company’s sound                                                       This, coupled with the fact that we         carried out at Bombardier approved
      first 60XR will be available from           and robust business plan has enabled                                                     believe there is significant room for       maintenance facilities across Europe.
      summer 2009 but Jet Republic is             it to secure funding despite the                                                         improvement in the level of service             Bob Horner, svp sales, Bombardier
      already taking enquiries about its          economic downturn.                                                                       provided by the private jet aviation        Business Aircraft, says: “The private
      earlier Jet Card programme launch.             “The company has substantial                                                          sector, means there is a very strong        jet market is going from strength to
          Breeze says the $1.5 billion 60XR       financial backing from Euram Bank,                                                       and real opportunity for us to              strength, despite a downturn in the
      order will enable Jet Republic to offer     the leading Austrian private bank,                                                       take a significant share of this            US and world economies. In fact, the
      services across Europe. But he adds:        and a consortium of its clients,”                                                        market. We have the right                   Business Aircraft Market Forecast
      “Initially our main focus will be           Breeze says. “Jet Republic was able to                                                   proposition, an extremely talented          predicts US$300 billion in deliveries
      Russia, Switzerland, France, Germany        secure this funding as a result of the                                                   management team to deliver on our           over the next 10-year period.”
      and the UK. We do also expect               quality of its management team,                                                          strategy and the financial support to       He adds: “Bombardier estimates
      demand from high net worth                  which has considerable experience in                                                     bring it to life.”                          that the worldwide business jet
                                                                                               Bob Horner: “strong demand”.
      individuals in the Middle East and          the aviation, luxury and concierge                                                          The 60XR, he points out, can fly         fleet will nearly double in the next
      Eastern Europe who will appreciate          industries, and strong growth in the        per cent and 8 per cent year on year in      fuel efficiently at 51,000 ft and offer     10 years from 12,800 to 24,800 in
      the service. The 60XR cabins have           private aviation market.”                   western Europe alone and business            time-saving capabilities, reduced air       2017 and we expect Europe’s share to
      been redesigned with the latest                Breeze says the number of high net       travel is now accepted as a business         traffic noise and less turbulence. “It      grow from 13 per cent to 25 per cent
      communications          and     security    worth individuals is rising between 7       necessity. “Despite the current              can seat seven passengers who will be       of the market.”



          Icejet seeks new bases to service Europe
      Icejet reports that it is not affected by   opening a couple of new bases,”             has two of its four Dornier 328 Jets
      the financial crisis currently engulfing    adds Jonsson.                               configured in 14-seat vip layout,
      Iceland’s economy. “Since the                  Icejet is a part of a group of           positioned out of London Southend
      beginning of this year, over 80 per         companies owned by Nordic                   and always available for charter.
      cent of Icejet’s Dornier 328 jet charter    Partners Investment Group, whose            “Icejet is the only Dornier 328 Jet
      business has been concentrated in           investments embrace hotels, real            operator in the world permitted to fly
      the UK and Europe, with the majority        estate, food production, aviation and       into London City,” Jonsson says.
      of its revenues earned in Sterling and      retail widely across Europe. Jonsson           Two further 14-seat jets and one
      Euros,” says md Jon Ingi Jonsson.           says: “The foundation of Icejet, our        Dornier 328 in 19-seat corporate
          “As a result, it has been far less      private jet company and sister              shuttle layout are based at Reykjavik.
      affected by the decline of the              company IceFBO, which provides              One of Icejet’s 328 jets is fitted with
      Icelandic Krona. Demand for our             fixed based operations at Reykjavik, is     long range fuel tanks, giving a
      high spec and spacious 328 Jets is          strong and will remain strong.”             2,000 nm range, enabling it to cover          Dagmar Grossmann confers with structured finance specialist Petr Lunák of KKCG.
      strong and we are actively pursuing            Reykjavik-based Icejet currently         routes such as London-Moscow.
                                                                                                                                            Grossmann Jet Service launches
                                                                                                                                                private jet consultancy
                                                                                                                                           Grossmann Jet Service has opened a          business aviation is the increasing
                                                                                                                                           dedicated centre for aircraft consul-       globalisation, prosperity, strong euro,
                                                                                                                                           tancy services in Prague. The               which is pushing down the prices of
                                                                                                                                           company, which is negotiating               American aircraft, and the delays on
                                                                                                                                           additions to its fleet (EBAN June) and      the airports due to strict security
                                                                                                                                           operates a Legacy and a Hawker              procedures.” She adds: “The new
                                                                                                                                                 ,
                                                                                                                                           900XP reports a high level of enquiries     centre aims to provide all the
                                                                                                                                           from businessmen.                           specialised information needed by
                                                                                                                                              Mrs Dagmar Grossmann, ceo, says:         those interested in business aviation
                                                                                                                                           “The reason for growing interest of         and the purchase and sale of aircraft.”



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                 AUSTRIA
                 REGIONAL
                 REVIEW
                                                    Austria is preparing for the worst while
                                                         plans are made for the future
      Recession. Economic downturn.
      Financial crisis. Europe-wide these
      words have become all too familiar.
      There are of course many aircraft
      owners and operators with the
      finances to carry on regardless. And
      so far, panic does not seem to have
      gripped Austria in quite the same
      way as it has elsewhere in Europe.
      Its banking sector remains closely-
      linked to the state and investments
      are largely protected from the peaks
      and troughs of other European
      and global stock markets. The
      country is also less reliant on
      the US economy than some of
      its neighbours.
          The country’s central location
      within Europe and the ease with
      which many operators have been
      able to secure an AOC has spawned
      a glut of charter operators,
      particularly for a country of Austria’s
      modest proportions.
          Lately though most operators
      have begun to admit that the
      demand for charter flights has
      started to dip over the past few
      weeks. When budgets are stretched
      chartering aircraft can be one of the     Welcome Air recently added six new aircraft to its fleet.
      first business expenses to be cut.
          Bernhard Fragner is ceo of Graz-      the market. Hopefully things will pick        Mustangs to the fleet, one perhaps as     its best year so far and the company        flexible and be on standby, even
      based GlobeAir. It owns and operates      up. The demand for very light jets is         early as 2009.                            had been hoping for another                 when it is quiet. We’re a small
      four Mustang aircraft.                    still ongoing though. A lot of                    Lydia Hoess flies a Citation II and   successful year. However, the past          company and that’s the way we like
          “Over the past few weeks we’ve        corporates are opting for smaller             Citation Excel for Air Styria, also       few weeks have been slow.                   it. If you’re small you can be very
      definitely noticed a small dip in         aircraft to save money.”                      based in Graz. It handles a mixture of        “We maybe received two or three         flexible. The clients know you and in
      demand,” he says. “We’re all                  If and when the economy picks             passenger, freight and air ambulance      requests for flights but no bookings.       return you know what they like, the
      wondering what’s going to happen to       up, GlobeAir hopes to add more                flights. According to Hoess, 2007 was         “Most of our business last year         service they enjoy, the food they want
                                                                                                                                        came from Ukraine and Russia but            to eat.”
                                                                                                                                        they also are waiting for things to             Being a small company also
                                                                                                                                        improve at the moment,” she says.           means that its staff often have more
                                                                                                                                        “We are performing charter flights,         than one role at the company. Lydia
                                                                                                                                        cargo and emergency flights so we           Hoess is a pilot but she also works on
                                                                                                                                        cannot offer more than we are doing.        the ground in operations. Typically,
                                                                                                                                        We’ll just have to see what happens         there are four staff allocated to each
                                                                                                                                        and hopefully the situation will start      aircraft plus the cabin attendant who
                                                                                                                                        to get better.”                             also works in operations. Lydia’s
                                                                                                                                            Most of Air Styria’s clients come       husband Robert is chief pilot and
                                                                                                                                        from Russia, Ukraine and Austria’s          they often fly together.
                                                                                                                                        neighbouring countries. Recently
                                                                                                                                        however, a more exciting project
                                                                                                                                        came up.
                                                                                                                                            “We made a movie here in Austria
                                                                                                                                        with our Citation Excel where we
                                                                                                                                        performed a sequence in a film.
                                                                                                                                        There was some filming on the
                                                                                                                                        ground as well as in flight, a takeoff or
                                                                                                                                        a landing for example. It was a good
                                                                                                                                        thing to do. It was a nice experience
                                                                                                                                        and we got to see people working
                                                                                                                                        on location.”                               Air Styria operates a Citation II and
                                                                                                                                            As the opportunity for filming is       Citation Excel.
                                                                                                                                        rare, Air Styria is one of a huge
                                                                                                                                        number of charter companies in                  She recalls: “I started in 1990 as a
                                                                                                                                        Austria competing for business.             private pilot before I married Robert
                                                                                                                                        Explains Hoess: “There are quite a lot      at the airport in 1997. Since then we
                                                                                                                                        of planes here for the size of the          fly a lot together. Running a charter
                                                                                                                                        country. Fifty aeroplanes in Vienna         business means that you can’t have
                                                                                                                                        alone, I think.”                            much of a private life as you need to
                                                                                                                                            So when business is going well          keep the fleet airborne as much as
                                                                                                                                        how does the company gain the               you can. But we’ve been together
                                                                                                                                        advantage over its competitors?             for 18 years now and we have a
                                                                                                                                            “It’s important to always be            good relationship.”



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                                                                                                                                                                                       involved in that at the moment. We
                 AUSTRIA
                                                                                                                                                                                       never considered going into that
                 REGIONAL                                                                                                                                                              business. We don’t have the
                 REVIEW                                                                                                                                                                capability to operate on that scale as
                                                                                                                                                                                       you need to have an office where you
                                                                                                                                                                                       are based. This is a volatile business.
          A-Jet Aviation and Aircraft                                                                                                                                                  Things will change over the coming
      Management operates a Challenger                                                                                                                                                 years so if you are based in Poland,
      604 and Global Express aircraft out of                                                                                                                                           Hungary or Slovenia for example we
      Schwechat in Vienna. It also hopes to                                                                                                                                            could see business moving away
      add a Challenger 300 to the fleet, with                                                                                                                                          from Austria.
      orders placed for a Global Express                                                                                                                                                  “We focus on VIP flights where the
      XRS in 2010 and another Challenger                                                                                                                                               owners mainly use their aircraft, or
      300 the following year.                                                                                                                                                          else people who are known to them
          A-Jet, like many other charter                                                                                                                                               use it. Having to source only a small
      firms, has begun to feel the                                                                                                                                                     portion of charter work helps keep
      pressure of an unstable economic                                                                                                                                                 our costs at a level that makes it easy
      climate. Sales director Christian                                                                                                                                                to operate. If we expand we’ll need to
      Schmadlbauer joined the company                                                                                                                                                  take on more people. What we have
      in February of this year, having                                                                                                                                                 now is sufficient but that doesn’t
      previously worked for Comtel-Air for                                                                                                                                             mean we won’t expand in future.”
      several years. He says: “The world                                                                                                                                                  Despite the uncertainty, some
      economic crisis has surely affected                                                                                                                                              operators are continuing to expand
      the demand for business and leisure                                                                                                                                              their fleet. Earlier this year, the
      flights over the past couple of weeks                                                                                                                                            Jetalliance Group of Vienna placed
                                                 Husband and wife team Robert and Lydia Hoess fly Air Styria’s fleet.
      and is unlikely to recover that fast.                                                                                                                                            an order for an ACJ and two A318
      People first need to regain the trust in   discontinued the use of propeller-                                                          regulations now govern the business       Elites, the eighth Airbus order to
      the stock markets and the economy          operated aircraft due to a lack of                                                          much more than Austria itself. If         date. One ACJ and one Elite have
      and experience some stability              demand and is currently considering                                                         the economic situation remains            been delivered to owners and
      before the situation can improve.          whether to use its Piper aircraft for                                                       unstable for the next few years,          Jetalliance is looking at meeting
      Nevertheless, I am quite sure that         charter or for private use only. The                                                        people will stop flying business jets     demand for larger aircraft which
      business will return to normal.            main advantage it holds over                                                                so those companies who own aircraft       might include aircraft in the A330
          “The Challenger 604 is performing      operators who own their fleet is that                                                       will experience problems and will         and A340 class. Lukas Lichtner-
      well. Of course we don’t expect any        they only rely on charter business for                                                      either fold or be forced to consolidate   Hoyer, chief executive of Jetalliance
      dream figures at the end of the year       a small percentage of the time.                                                             with other operators. For those that      Holding, predicts that demand for
      due to the current economic crisis.        Manager Axel Schwarz told EBAN                                                              are left, an increase in the amount of    private aircraft travel in Russia, the
      But we are honest and straight             that the owners use their aircraft                                                          aircraft on the market will hopefully     Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria and the
      enough to say that we can match last       50-80 per cent of the time, which                                                           mean a drop in prices for those           former CIS countries will grow in the
                                                                                               A G450 is the latest aircraft to join MJet.
      year’s hours. I am more than               means that only a very small                                                                looking to expand or develop a            next ten years.
      surprised these days that a lot of         amount of business has to come               and easy to do so,” he explains. “The          particular sector. We’ll just have to        MJet has bases in Vienna and
      operators are still telling stories        from brokers and the free market. For        country also has a tradition of                see what happens.”                        Moscow. It recently added a G450
      about increasing demand and flight         them, business has so far continued          attracting investment from former                  Most of VIF Luftfahrt’s clients are   aircraft to its fleet.
      hours per month which are highly           to roll in.                                  Soviet countries and has good                  Austrian companies. So would                 Meanwhile, executive charter
      implausible, because on the other             He says: “For companies like us           relations in that region which has             Schwarz be tempted to look for            business Tyrolean Jet Services
      side I see them all mostly standing in     who just operate aircraft for owners         boosted business.” It could also               clients further afield?                   celebrates its 30th anniversary this
      the hangars doing nothing.”                things have remained pretty stable           explain Austria’s ‘indifference’ to the            “We do have aircraft based            year. Based at Innsbruck, the
          In such an inhospitable climate,       but we still don’t know what will            condition of the US economy. Things            abroad, in Friedrichshafen, in            company is marking the occasion
      managing aircraft rather than              happen next.                                 might not be so good in the future             Germany, for example. We’ve also          with the addition of a Cessna
      owning a fleet has definite                   “Austria encouraged people to             however, warns Schwarz.                        had some enquiries about working          Citation Bravo to its six-strong fleet
      advantages. VIF Luftfahrt, whose           acquire an AOC and the authorities              “I think it could change very soon.         with clients in Eastern Europe but        that also comprises a CJ2 and a
      main base is also in Vienna,               helped with that by making it cheap          Fees are set to increase and EU                it’s not our philosophy to get            Global Express.
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                           AUSTRIA
                           REGIONAL
                           REVIEW
                                                                   Avcon Jet advocates ‘private bank’ approach
                                                      Avcon Jet, styled the “private bank                                                                                                   aircraft, as prudently and effectively as
          In Salzburg, Helios Hubschrauber            among charter operators”, pledges to                                                                                                  possible. Good utilisation makes the
      operates four 500D helicopters,                 continue rapid expansion of a fleet                                                                                                   aircraft profitable for their owners.”
      where it performs VIP flights, heavy            which has risen to 12 aircraft with the                                                                                                  Werner Slavik, head of aircraft
      lifting work and aerial photography             arrival of a fourth CJ2+.                                                                                                             finance of Hypo Group Alpe Adria
      and filming for German and Austrian                 “Our company is one of the fastest                                                                                                Leasing says that “our bank is looking
      television companies. Managing                  growing business aviation companies                                                                                                   forward to participating in more
      director Walter Enthammer, who has              in Europe,” says ceo Alexander Vagacs.                                                                                                upcoming deals with Avcon Jet.”
      been flying for 30 years, is very happy         “We intend to continue investing in the                                                                                                  Lang says: “Flight staff are
      with the fleet.                                 fleet and its services with a guaranteed                                                                                              supported by an experienced team of
          “The 500D is efficient and very             secure investment volume. This way,                                                                                                   specialists with legal and fiscal
                                                                                                 Werner Slavik: anticipates further demand for aircraft financing.
      reliable. We are always looking to find         Avcon Jet and its partners will be even                                                                                               backgrounds as well as experience in
      a better one but for our kind of                better equipped to exploit this market     clients see the benefit of the ‘private       aircraft which meet the high demands         the banking, finance and insurance
      operation it’s the best kind of                 flexibly and successfully.” (See Avcon     bank among the operators’ as an               of our customers.”                           industries. Our permanently growing
      helicopter we can have. We tried an             targets new aircraft in EBAN July).        optimal choice for their aircraft                 Vagacs, who personally ferried the       fleet of at present 12 business jets
      EC120 and you can’t compare it. The                 The new CJ2+ will be stationed at      management,” says Christian Lang,             new CJ2+ from the Cessna production          covers the whole spectrum of business
      500D is much better for us.”                    the Vienna home base and Avcon Jet         Avcon Jet’s cfo. “Customers are seen          site in Wichita to Austria, says: “Every     aviation from small to medium to
          As well as charter, the company             anticipates it will have a high usage      and treated as partners, whose                new aircraft is kind of a big deal and the   large cabin.”
      has been diversifying its core                  rate to compare favourably with that       investment is put in the responsible          permanent growth of our fleet makes             The fleet includes the Citation
      business offering by developing a               achieved by the other aircraft in its      hands of Avcon Jet to gain profit. We         me proud. But my big immediate               series (CJ2+, CJ3, Bravo, XLS), a Learjet
      noise-reducing rotor blade system.              fleet in the first two quarters of 2008.   work for adequate earnings for our            priority is that our concept of acting as    45, two Challenger 300s, a Falcon
      According to Enthammer, part of the             “The average usage is more than 100        selected customers, not for customer          a private bank for our customers has         F2000EX and a GV. Avcon Jet says it will
      company’s plans for the future is               flight hours per month, per aircraft.      acquisition at any price. That is also        the desired effect on profitability. We      receive further additions to its fleet in
      to market them to international                 Due to these figures, more and more        why our fleet is limited to only new          work with our client’s capital, their        the next few months.
      helicopter manufacturers.
          He explains: “We’ve been
      developing noise reducing rotor
      blades that can be used on our
      helicopters as well as other models.
      We’ve had some success. There’s
      been a good reduction in both the
      noise and power required and we are
      planning to market this in the future.
      The less noise a helicopter produces
      the better it is for the environment
      and for a friendly neighbourhood.”




      A-Jet Aviation is based in Schwechat
      airport in Vienna.

          Also adding to its fleet is Austria’s
      Welcome Air Group, which includes
      the subsidiary Tyrol Air Ambulance.
      It recently expanded its business to
      include two Dornier 328 jets as well
      as two Dornier 328 props and
      Citation V and Citation Bravo
      ambulances.
          “Configured with 31 all-leather
      seats plus a baggage bay access door,
      the 328 jet is extremely versatile,
      rugged and just perfect for the
      various flying activities we perform,”
      says joint chief executive Jakob
      Ringler. “Its cabin is generous and
      there really isn’t another aircraft on
      the market today that is on a par
      when it comes to affordable
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                                                                                                           Delegates at the VLJ conference in Barcelona were briefed on the sector’s growth.



                                                                                                                     Hertel ceo flies in the
                                                                                                                     vanguard of Europe’s
                                                                                                                    time-saving executives
                                                                                                           Hertel ceo Joost Knoll is one                                               boarded and are ready for
                                                                                                           of a growing number of                                                      takeoff. It is literally a five
                                                                                                           European businessmen using                                                  minute job. The Bikkair
                                                                                                           VLJs to save time and                                                       concept is mainly about time-
                                                                                                           increase efficiency. “We                                                    saving at attractive rates so the
                                                                                                           fly    mainly       in   north                                              luxury lunches are excluded.
                                                                                                           west Europe,” says Knoll.                                                   The Mustang itself is a
                                                                                                           “Destinations we now visit                                                  comfortable aircraft. Although
                                                                                                           comfortably in one day used                                                 its range is limited, it is the
                                                                                                           to take us at least two days,                                               ideal solution for us for visiting
                                                                                                           meaning that a hotel stay                                                   our customers and offices
                                                                                                           was necessary.”                                                             within Europe. You are never
                                                                                                               The company, which                                                      on the aircraft longer than two
                                                                                                           builds, maintains, modifies                                                 or three hours.”
                                                                                                           and dismantles installations                                                    Alex Hendriks, deputy
                                                                                                           in    the     petro-chemical,         Joost Knoll: favours the Mustang      director ATM Strategies at
                                                                                                           energy, waste and process             for fast, economical travel.          Eurocontrol, told the VLJ
                                                                                                           industry, has operations in          grown from just below 50 in            conference that much has
                                                                                                           Belgium, Germany, the UK,                                                   been accomplished under the
                                                                                                                                                September 2007 to 250
                                                                                                           Ireland, France, Romania,                                                   Single European Sky ATM
                                                                                                                                                in March 2008 and are
                                                                                                           Lithuania, China and Dubai.                                                 Research (SESAR) programme,
                                                                                                                                                now heading upwards to 300
                                                                                                               Hertel executives used to                                               a European initiative working
             Air BP. It’s the people on the                                                                take bigger aircraft from
                                                                                                           Antwerp. “We now save
                                                                                                                                                a month.
                                                                                                                                                   “Travelling with comm-
                                                                                                                                                                                       to define an integrated future
                                                                                                                                                                                       ATM system for Europe.
                                                                                                                                                ercial operators meant that we
             ground who keep you in the air.                                                               even more time flying
                                                                                                           from Rotterdam with Bikkair
                                                                                                           instead,” says Knoll. “What
                                                                                                                                                either flew too early, creating a
                                                                                                                                                hectic schedule, or too late,
                                                                                                                                                                                       SESAR aims to enhance the
                                                                                                                                                                                       safety and capacity of the
                                                                                                                                                                                       European aviation system and
                                                                                                           personally attracts me the           thus losing time,” says Knoll.         reduce costs and impact on
             It’s not just the quality of our fuel that provides reassurance to our customers, it’s also                                        “With Bikkair when schedules
             the dedication of our people and our commitment to safety. For further information on         most is the fact that we can                                                the environment.
                                                                                                           adjust the time of departure         are changed, I simply call the             Hendriks says VLJs, many
             Air BP’s Sterling Card contact: +44 1442 225866, e-mail sterling@bp.com
                                                                                                           to meet our own schedule.”           pilot a few hours in advance to        of them flown by pilot
             www.airbp.com                                                                                     Knoll is one of hundreds of      set the new schedule. If               owners, fly at high attitude
                                                                                                           executives boosting VLJ              everything runs to plan, I call        but at lower speed than larger
                                                                                                           traffic in Europe either as a        him a half an hour before              aircraft and this is causing
                                                                                                           charter user or an aircraft          departure, so the Mustang is           ATC issues. Another issue
                                                                                                           owner. Eurocontrol reported          ready when I arrive. You meet          involves TCAS II (see EBAN
                                                                                                           at the second annual                 up with your fellow travellers,        May 2008).
                                                                                                           European VLJ conference in           park your car in front of the              The European Comm-
                                                                                                           Barcelona that VLJ flight            building, walk in and within           ission’s Mikolaj Ratajczyk says
                                                                                                           numbers in Europe have               several minutes you have               the EU’s dedicated policy on
                                                                                                                                                                                       general and business aviation

                                                                                                             Phenom training expansion                                                 is incorporating VLJs and their
                                                                                                                                                                                       special characteristics sector
                                                                                                                                                                                       into the overall air transport
                                                                                                                plans for US and UK                                                    framework. The Commission,
                                                                                                                                                                                       Eurocontrol and private
                                                                                                            Embraer CAE Training                100 and Phenom 300 jets,”
                                                                                                                                                                                       companies aim to increase
                                                                                                            Services     (ECTS)      has        says       Simon      Newitt,
                                                                                                                                                                                       the safety factor, triple
                                                                                                            launched its first pilot            Embraer’s      director     of
                                                                                                            and technical training              customer       training.    A          capacity, reduce ATM costs
                                                                                                            programs for the Phenom             second Phenom 100/300                  ten-fold and realise a 10 per
                                                                                                            100 at CAE’s facility in            full flight simulator (FFS) is         cent reduction in emissions
                                                                                                            Dallas, Texas. “This is             scheduled to be deployed at            per flight.
                                                                                                            a key milestone for the joint       CAE’s Burgess Hill training                José Mariano López, md
                                                                                                            venture,     which       was        centre in the UK, in the first         Barcelona Aeronautics &
                                                                                                            established in October 2006         quarter of 2009. ECTS also             Space Association (BAIE)
                                                                                                            to provide pilot and ground         plans to add a third                   welcomed         around         80
                                                                                                            crew training to Embraer            Phenom 100 FFS at a                    delegates to the conference.
                                                                                                            customers of the Phenom             location to be decided.                He suggested Spain would be
                                                                                                                                                                                       a good manufacturing host
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                                                            VLJ FOCUS                                                                          I N D U S T R Y                             N E W S . . .
      for the next generation possibly             conference was told by Matthijs                airliners flying today, delegates
      all-composite VLJ, with Barcelona            de Haan, md of ETIRC, parent                   were told.                                   Spain to host Citation                     upper end. Using a twin-engine
                                                                                                                                               service centre                             configuration to offer a large scope
      being a “magnet for worldwide                company of Eclipse Aviation which                 Robert Appleton of Europraxis
      engineering talent.”                         has decided to build the Eclipse 500           Consulting reported that there are a                                                    of potential applications, the NTx
                                                                                                                                               Cessna has gained corporate
          VLJ production is largely                in Russia. “Absolutely Russia is a big         potential 260 European airports                                                         will have greater useful load, more
                                                                                                                                               approval to build a new European
      concentrated in the US but an                market for VLJs, but so too are high           suitable for VLJ use, but options are                                                   payload capability and a bigger
                                                                                                                                               Citation Service Center in Spain to
      assembly line in Europe would be at          economic growth countries like                 currently limited by lack of customs                                                    cabin than the TBM 850.
                                                                                                                                               complement the Le Bourget facility.
      the centre of an extremely significant       India, Indonesia and China.”                   and VFR facilities. VLJ operators will                                                  Powerplant applications for the
                                                                                                                                                  The company hopes to break
      VLJ operational region, delegates               Dublin-based Jetbird announced              also be looking at other airport             ground in 2009 and begin                   NTx are still under discussion.
      were told. The customer in Europe is         it had successfully raised $14.2               characteristics such as terminals,           operations there in late 2010.             Although the launch date is not yet
      responsible for getting his new              million in launch capital through the          fuelling, ground transportation and                                                     determined, the manufacturer is
      aircraft home from the manufacturer          sale of a 9.3 per cent stake to a              handling, he added. The need                 Gulfstream G250 offers                     working on a schedule and expects
      in the US and Brazil so aircraft             Middle Eastern investor, and that it           for VLJ operators to be “realistic”          larger cabin, longer range                 to be able to officially launch the
      delivery to European customers is a          would be offering Phenom 100                   was stressed during the two-day                                                         program before the end of 2009.
                                                                                                                                               Gulfstream Aerospace has
      key issue, according to LEA md               services next spring.                          conference, along with the high              announced the introduction of its          EVS for Bell 206/407
      Patrick Margetson-Rushmore.                     The conference, organised by                priority of communications with the          newest super mid-size business jet,
          He pointed out that he spoke             London and Dubai-based MIU                     OEMs and of checking regulations             the Gulfstream G250, offering a
                                                                                                                                                                                          approved
      from personal experience about the           Events, heard from Ed Smith,                   when introducing new jets.                   larger cabin and longer range.             Max-Viz, Inc has received
      need to ensure that training slots on        senior VP at General Aviation                     The importance of determining                 The G250 is capable of travelling      European (EASA) approval of the
      the simulators are booked well in            Manufacturers’ Association, that               customer requirements well in                3,400 nm at 0.80 Mach and has a            EVS-1500 Enhanced Vision System
      advance. LEA’s pilots, he says, enjoy        over 200 pilots have been trained to           advance such as cabin connectivity           maximum operating speed of 0.85            (EVS) installation on EC-registered
      flying their entry level Mustang, and        date on VLJ models and that their              and where to have a lavatory                 Mach. With an initial cruise altitude      Bell 206/407 helicopters. The
      the ‘sweet spot’ is journeys of 40 to        average age is 47. VLJ models are              is also fundamental, said Joe                of 41,000 feet, the G250 can climb to      system incorporates the latest in
      90 minutes.                                  extremely advanced, with state-of-             Leader, president of Europe’s                a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet,         sensor image processing and active
          Acquiring a large fleet of VLJs will     the-art technology in the flight deck,         Air Taxi Association, which now has          where it can avoid air traffic             dynamic range management in an
      definitely keep costs down, the              often more sophisticated than many             15 members.                                  congestion and adverse weather.            external housing identical to the
                                                                                                                                                   Gulfstream projects the G250 will      previous generation EVS-1000.
                                                                                                                                               be certified in 2011 and expects to
                                                                                                                                                                                          Wallan to service Citations
                                                                                                                                               begin customer deliveries of the
                                                                                                                                               new aircraft the same year. The first      in Riyadh
                                                                                                                                               flight of the aircraft is scheduled for    Cessna has named Wallan Aviation,
                                                                                                                                               the second half of 2009.                   a long-time Cessna Authorized
                                                                                                                                                                                          Sales Representative, in Riyadh as
                                                                                                                                               Hawker launches                            an Authorized Citation Service
                                                                                                                                               450XP model                                Center for the Middle East. The
                                                                                                                                               Hawker Beechcraft Corporation              certification for Wallan applies to
                                                                                                                                               has announced the launch of its            all 500-series Citations.
                                                                                                                                               newest light business jet the Hawker
                                                                                                                                               450XP Following on from the
                                                                                                                                                     .
                                                                                                                                                                                          Piaggio Avanti II on sale at
                                                                                                                                               Hawker 400XP the four key areas of
                                                                                                                                                               ,                          Harrods
                                                                                                                                               upgrade include: all new engines           Harrods Aviation has been
                                                                                                                                               that deliver 10 per cent better fuel       appointed as a Piaggio Aero
                                                                                                                                               economy; the latest Rockwell               ‘Exclusive Dealer’ for the Piaggio
                                                                                                                                               Collins cabin management system;           P.180 Avanti II within the UK,
                                                                                                                                               a more luxurious interior based on         Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel
                                                                                                                                               the interior of the 900XP; all             Islands.
                                                                                                                                               new avionics.
                                                                                                                                                  First flight of the aircraft is
                                                                                                                                                                                          First EC225 simulator
                                                                                                                                               scheduled for the second quarter of        enters service
                                                                                                                                               2009 with FAA and EASA                     HeliSim and Eurocopter have
                                                                                                                                               Certification expected in 2010.            officially inaugurated the first
                                                                                                                                                                                          EC225 Full Flight Simulator (FFS)
                                                                                                                                               King Air 350i sets                         in Marignane, France. The FFS is
                                                                                                                                               high-tech standards                        to be qualified to Level D
                                                                                                                                               Hawker has announced a new                 according to JAR standards. It
      Jose Maria Fita, director of business operations for Taxijet, addresses the VLJ conference. Photo courtesy of Marc Sorli.
                                                                                                                                               model King Air, the 350i. It is to         includes a full-motion system with
                                                                                                                                               have an advanced infotainment              six degrees of freedom, an
      Taxijet to begin commercial                                                                 celebrations every September.
                                                                                                                                               system, Rockwell Collins Venue             instructor station, simulation of
      operations next April                                                                           Neill sees 2008 as an “inflexion
                                                                                                                                               integrated Cabin Management                all systems and optional
      Continued from page 1                                                                       point” in the world of commercial
                                                                                                                                               System (CMS) featuring video               equipment solutions, avionics
                                                                                                  aviation – the demand curve has
      establishing operational bases at                                                                                                        screens, iPod connectivity; a luxury       system and full replica of the
                                                                                                  dramatically changed. “Ryanair,
      Cuatro Vientos and preparing at                                                                                                          interior; an exclusive multi-step          EC225 cockpit, sound system,
                                                                                                  Easyjet, Vueling – the arrival of these
      Getafe, if necessary, to move from                                                                                                       noise reduction process; and               original OEM simulation data
                                                                                                  low cost operators have forced the
      Cuatro Vientos. We see the Balearic                                                                                                      revolutionary new Beechcraft               package and a visual system field
                                                                                                  national flag carriers to reduce their
      Islands, and Andorra, operating                                                                                                          FlexCabin capability – a whole new         of view of 200 degrees horizontal
                                                                                                  service levels to compete on price,”
      from the new airport at Seu                                                                                                              way of reconfiguring the cabin.            and 60 degrees vertical
                                                                                                  says Neill. “This results in one level of
      D’Urgell, as locations with high                                                                                                                                                    daylight/dusk/night.
                                                                                                  customer service – the same for the          Socata unveils
      demand for easy connections to                                                              stag party from Ireland spending a
      European destinations. We target              Delegates at the Barcelona VLJ                                                             twin turboprop                             Citation XLS+
                                                                                                  weekend in Valencia, or the business
      companies with €20M to €200M                  conference exchange pleasantries.
                                                                                                  traveller making a day trip to hold          EADS Socata has released initial           enters service
      turnover with multiple locations              Photo courtesy of Marc Sorli.                                                              information on the company’s next          Cessna is to begin deliveries of the
                                                                                                  several meetings in Madrid. We
      and within 30km of a regional                                                               believe that business class no longer        generation aircraft project. Code-         Citation XLS+ as EBAN goes to
                                                   day trips to difficult to reach
      airport especially when there is a                                                          exists on European short-haul                named NTx, the new aircraft will be        press, with the first of the newly
                                                   locations, or multiple-stop trips that
      regular requirement for teams to                                                            commercial flights – and the new             larger than the TBM 850, and aims          certified jets in demo service by the
                                                   would be impossible in commercial
      travel together.”                                                                           business class will be the air taxi. We      at completing Socata’s range on the        end of October.
                                                   aviation. As we grow our fleet we can
         Taxijet looked at the full range          become more flexible in terms of               look for aviators, not pilots – for
      of VLJs that were being promoted             one-way trips and other services for           people who want to be part of
      back in 2002. “There were three              our clients.”                                  changing aviation for the better, for
      key factors that led us to choose               The Eclipse 500 has the lowest              people who see a challenge and rise
      the Eclipse 500 – operational                direct operating costs of any jet –            to the occasion. We hold regular
      characteristics, operating costs and         primarily because it uses so little fuel       open days.”
      environment,” says Neill.                    compared to other aircraft, Neill                  Taxijet initially started as a service
         He points out that the Eclipse 500        adds. “So far we are seeing an average         to manage Eclipse 500s on behalf of
      will allow Taxijet to fly in and out of      of 50 gallons per hour of flight. At           businessmen in the Catalunya region
      2,000 European airports compared to          a distance of 150 metres it                    and initial orders were made in
      the 800 that are accessible to larger        is as noisy as a vacuum cleaner at             January 2002 for four of the aircraft.
      jets. “Runway lengths are the main           three metres.”                                 Taxijet established maintenance
      restrictor but noise levels are another         Taxijet, he says, employs people            facilities and offices at Sabadell
      factor,” he says.                            with a “passion for aviation and a             during 2006 and took delivery of its
         Neill says no other aircraft              passion for people.”                           first Eclipse 500 in December 2007.
      can offer the performance and                   The director of marketing, Franc                “Demand is such that we have
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      operational cost of the Eclipse 500 for      Sanmarti, is involved with the                 since expanded our ‘club’ of owners
      journeys of 300 km to 1,400 km               Aeroclub at Sabadell which has a               to other business people who see the
      carrying one to four passengers.             museum of old aircraft that are                need for 100 to 200 hours of air taxi
         “The aircraft is comfortable for          lovingly restored and flown once               services per year and look to Taxijet                                                                                   Know More.
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                           props, and a large number of the aircra are based in                                                                                                             Engines: PW305A TSN: 484.1. Aircraft: JSSI
                                                                                                                                              Avionics: Honeywell 6-tube EFIS system.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Tip To Tail Program. APU. CAMP. Avionics:
                           the USA. With today’s favorable currency exchange                                                                  Available immediately JAR OPS Tel: +41 44
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                           rates, buying a pre-owned plane in the US can be a great             “Pininfarina Edition” S/N 5728: Brand         87 65 611 ExecuJet Aviation Group. Web:
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                           deal! Featuring thousands of lis ngs, ASO.com is the
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                           most up to date and comprehensive online marketplace                 Jar-Ops & EASA compliant, +USD$1.2                                                          ownedaircraft@execujet.eu
                           for used aircra . Spend less me searching and more                   million in options. Live television system,
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                                                      Buyers use ASO
                                             For more information call +1-732-704-9561                                                        Global Express
                                                                                                                                              2000, S/N 9061. T/T3150 hours. Engines,       Learjet 60XR
                                                            or visit us at www.aso.com
                                                                                                                                              Rolls Royce BR700. Engines on Rolls Royce     S/N 361: Brand new 4th quarter, 2008
                                                                                                                                              corporate care. Smart Parts. APU,             delivery. Full factory warranty, pilot &
                                                                                     A          Challenger 605
                                                                                                                                              RE220GX. Maintenance, SmartParts &
                                                                                                                                              CAMP. Honeywell Primus 2000 XP
                                                                                                                                                                                            maintenance training. JAR-OPS and EASA
                                                                                                                                                                                            compliant. Beautiful eight passenger XR
                                                                                                2007, Ex-demonstrator. S/N 5702. TT           Avionics. Configuration, 14 Passengers.        executive floorplan A configuration.
                                                                                                1,254 hours; 514 cycles. 6 passenger          Available immediately. EASA compliant         Loaded with options! Call before it’s gone.
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                                                                                                Maintenance: CAMP. Avionics: Collins Pro      pre-ownedaircraft@execujet.eu                 sales@aerotoystore.com
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                                                                                                   GULFSTREAM
                                                                                                                                                    Career opportunities

                                                                                                                                                  All advertisements in EBAN
                                                                                                                                                  Marketplace (other than pre-owned                  OUR NEXT
                                                                                                                                                  aircraft) are available at a cost of
                                                      FILE PHOTO                                                                                  UK£39 per single column centimetre,                 ISSUE:
      Learjet 60XR                                   Falcon 2000LX                                                                                the minimum depth being five
      2007, Two aircraft. S/N 337 - T/T 330          First quarter 2009 delivery position! Tel:    G150                                           centimetres. Advertisers can provide
                                                                                                                                                                                                  DECEMBER 2008
      hours; 110 cycles. Aircraft: Smart Parts and   +44 (0)1825-713988 V & E European A/C         S/N 202: In service 2006 with warranty         artwork, or we can design the
      CIMMS. JAR OPS. Availability: November         Sales, Ltd. Email: d.mcd@virgin.net           start date of June 2007. Paperless cockpit     advertisement from pictures, words               FINAL BOOKING
      2008. S/N TBA - T/T 600 hours. Aircraft:
      Smart Parts and CIMMS. JAR OPS.
                                                                                                   with dual file servers. Collins Nexrad
                                                                                                   radar, 2-channel SATCOM, enhanced
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                                                                                                                                                  Job opportunity advertisements are
      Availability: Immediately. Tel: +41 44 87 65
      611 ExecuJet Aviation Group. Web:
                                                                                                   flight ID, Dual FMS-6100. Seven passenger
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                                                                                                                                                  also included on the EBAN web site               NOVEMBER 19th
                                                                                                                                                  free-of-charge.
      www.execujet.net. Email: pre-                                                                201 445 5660 Par Avion Ltd. Web:
      ownedaircraft@execujet.eu                                                                    www.paravionltd.com. Email:


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      BRITTEN-NORMAN
                                                     Falcon 900B                                   HAWKER BEECHCRAFT


                                                                                                                                                                          Specialists
                                                     1992, N525MH, SN 113, AFTT: 6,389hrs.
                                                     Aircraft currently in Europe. 2C Check
                                                     CW 06/2004. G.O. 04/06. Part 135. 14
                                                     passenger configuration with private aft
                                                     section, interior refurbished 08/05. Paint
                                                     06/05. Enhanced Mode S. Tel: +1 214 505
      Islander                                       1640 Jet Affiliates International. Web:
      1969, TTAF: 12100h. Price: Make offer.         www.jetai.com. Email: sean@jetai.com
                                                                                                   800A
      Location: Sweden. Eng. Lycoming O540                                                         1987, S/N 258095. Configuration: 9
      L/H 2250h – R/H 1950hProps MT/prop 4-                                                        passengers. TT 7,331.3 hours; 4,125 cycles.
      blade L/H – R/H 1050h. LIESE Silenser
      V60 2004. Landing gear overhauled
                                                                                                   Engines: TFE 731-5R-1H. Program:
                                                                                                   Engines enrolled on MSP Gold. APU: T62-           www.businessjetpeople.com
      2008.Equipped for skydiving. (Sliding
                                                                                                   T40C8D1. Maintenance: MSP Gold.
      door, handle and step). Tel: +46 705661038
                                                                                                   Avionics: Collins 4 Tube EFIS. Availability:
      Email: par.svensson@gnosjo.se                                                                                                                 Let’s work together for a better world! Become a part of one of the
                                                                                                   Immediately ExecuJet Aviation Group.
                                                     Falcon 900EX                                  Web: www.execujet.net. Email: pre-               most important Peacekeeping Operations on the African Continent.
      CESSNA
                                                     1999, Lowest timed available. S/N 046.        ownedaircraft@execujet.eu                        On behalf of the world’s largest NGO we operate VIP-transport acc. to EU-OPS1-
                                                     T/T 3,450 hours. Configuration: 13                                                              Regulations with Learjet 55 + 60 ex our African bases, which are currently
                                                     passengers. Engines: Honeywell TFE 731-                                                        Dakar/Senegal, Abidjan/Ivory Coast, Entebbe/Uganda and coming soon Al
                                                     60 TSN: 3450. Program: Engines and APU                                                         Faresh/Sudan.
                                                     on MSP. APU: Garret GTCP 36-150 TSN:                                                           For this mission we are looking for highly motivated as well as experienced on
                                                                                                                                                                     ¢
                                                     1580. Maintenance: CAMP. Avionics:                                                             type                 Captains on Learjet 55 and/or 60.
                                                     Honeywell FMZ 2000 system. Availability:
                                                                                                                                                                     ¢
                                                                                                                                                                         Co-Pilots on Learjet 55 and/or 60.
                                                     1 November 2008 ExecuJet Aviation                                                                               ¢
      Citation CJ1                                                                                                                                                       B1 Engineers experienced in Learjet-MX.
                                                     Group. Web: www.execujet.net. Email:
      SN: 525-0435, TT: 1,690 hours. On Power                                                      800XP                                            Top Salary, interesting duty schedule (e.g. 1 month on/ 1 month off) are the
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      Advantage. RVSM and BRNAV approved.                                                          SN: 258359. TT: 4,110 hours. Engines on          corner points of this interesting and challenging positions in aviation.
      JAR OPS & EASA compliant. Five place           DORNIER                                       MSP. RVSM approved. CAMP. ‘C’ Check                             If you are interested in joining our team please apply
      executive interior. Interior and exterior in                                                 5,089 hours, ‘D’ check 5,600 hours. ‘B’,                        with a copy of your JAR-Licence + Pilot -CV to:
      excellent condition. Maintained on                                                           ‘E’ and ‘F’ Checks to be c/w 9/08, ‘G’                          FAI rent-a-jet AG, Attn: Nico Lange
      CESCOM with Pro Parts. Tel: +44 (0)1825                                                      Check due 7/20/10. Gear Overhaul due                            Flughafenstr.100, Nuernberg 90268, Germany
      713988 V & E European A/C Sales, Ltd..                                                       5/20/10. Tel: +44 (0)1825 713988 V & E                          e-mail: lange@fai-ag.de, www.flightambulance.com
      Email: d.mcd@virgin.net                                                                      European A/C Sales, Ltd.. Email:
                                                                                                   d.mcd@virgin.net


                                                     328 Jet “Envoy 3”
                                                     S/N 3181, TSN 7,376, CSN 7,961, MTOW
                                                     15.660 kgs, JAR OPS 1, new 14 pax
                                                     interior/paint 2007. FL350, Honeywell
                                                     APU, Primus 2000 Avionics, NDH,
      Citation CJ2                                   insp/dely ppt Europe upon arrangement.
      TT 1,839 hours, 100% JSSI, 3-Tube EFIS,        Call Jörn Deistler: +49 4881 936693           Hawker 800XP
      dual Garmin 530A, EGPWS, TCAS I, UNS-          Germania Executive. Web: www.fairchild-       First registered December 2000. Two UK
      1L, 3-frequency ELT, 8.33 KHz spacing/FM       dornier.com . Email: eurojets@germania-       owners since new. 2,600 hrs and 1,150
      immunity, RVSM/JAR OPS1/EASA                   executive.com                                 landings. Available now with new paint,
      approved. Doc 10 c/w August 2006, 133                                                        new carpet and fresh 8 year/2,400hr
      Hours SHS, Cescom. One owner. Tel: +1                                                        check. MSP Gold, RVSM, SATCOM,
      713 681 0075 or +1 201 445 5660 Par Avion                                                    EGPWS, TCAS 2000, Airshow 400.
      Ltd. Web: www.paravionltd.com. Email:                                                        Beautifully maintained, excellent
      info@paravionltd.com                                                                         condition. US$8.85m. Roger Stainton, +44
                                                                                                   1353 661636 JetFlight Ltd. Email:
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                                                     328 Jet “Executive”                           PIPER
                                                     S/N 3162, TSN 3,786, CSN 2,403, MTOW
                                                     15.660 kgs, JAR OPS 1, P&W 306B engines,
                                                     fresh HSI, phase IV upgrade, ER tanks,
                                                     range 2,000nm, APU, 2 QC interiors 16
      Citation Sovereign
                                                     VIP/32 pax. Call Jörn Deistler: +49 4881
      2006, s/n 680-0087, Spanish registration
                                                     936693 Germania Executive. Web:
      EC-JYG, ProParts & Power Advantage
                                                     www.fairchild-dornier.com . Email:
      Plus+, 567 hours TSN. Best Buy. Tel: +1 702
                                                     eurojets@germania-executive.com               Malibu Meridian
      260 3333, Fax: +1 702 260 3377 Aircraft
      Marketing Ltd.. Web:                                                                         2004, TT 628 hours. UK based, FAA
                                                     EMBRAER
      www.aircraftmarketing.com. Email:                                                            registered fully loaded Meridian with all
      info@aircraftmarketing.com                                                                   2004 model year upgrades which
                                                                                                   including Higher Gross Weight and 1500
      DASSAULT                                                                                     A/P. Dual Meggitt EFIS, IHAS 8000.
                                                                                                   USD$1,355,000 (+VAT where applicable).
                                                                                                   Tel: +44 (0)1747 82537 Derrick Ings
                                                                                                   Aircraft Sales. Web: www.derrickings.com.
                                                                                                   Email: DerrickIngsDIAS@aol.com
                                                     Legacy
                                                     2002, EC-IIR, S/N 145540. TT 1,715            SIKORSKY
                                                     (March 08). One operator since new. 15
      Falcon 2000                                    pax executive seating configuration.
      1997, S/N 51 AFTT: 4,250.0hrs. MSP on          Honeywell Primus integrated avionics.
      engines/APU. Head-up display. Paint,           CD/DVD/Airshow entertainment
      Interior 3/2007. CAMP. Ten passenger           systems. Satphone. Power connections
      executive interior. Most maintenance           for laptops and other portable devices.
      performed at Dassault Falcon, Little Rock.     Full service galley with microwave and
      Both engines TT 4,060.0. APU TT 1,775.0.       coffee maker. Private aft lavatory Aircraft   S-76B
      Tel: +1 214 505 1640 Jet Affiliates            Marketing Ltd.. Web:                          S/N 760324, TTAF 1,967, Landings 2,977,
      International. Web: www.jetai.com. Email:      www.aircraftmarketing.com. Email:             single pilot IFR, DDAFCS, new paint &
      sean@jetai.com                                 info@aircraftmarketing.com                    interior & avionics by Keystone
                                                                                                   Helicopter Corp. Call for details, Tel: +1
         For the latest job opportunities, see:                                                    702 260 3333, Fax: +1 702 260 3377
                                                                                                   Aircraft Marketing Ltd. Web:
             www.ebanmagazine.com/mag_jobs.html                                                    www.aircraftmarketing.com. Email:
                                                                                                   info@aircraftmarketing.com
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