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    BUSINESS AIR NEWS                                                                                ISSUE 185          SEPTEMBER 2008


          Rizon Jet plans a                                                                                                                                                                      Relentless rescue
           Challenger and                                                                                                                                                                         work promised
          Hawker fleet for                                                                                                                                                                          by Grob ceo
             all seasons                                                                                                                                                                          after insolvency
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Grob Aerospace management says it
      Bahrain-based Rizon Jet is investing
                                                                                                                                                                                                 has been encouraged by interest from
      US$15 million in a U.K. base but
                                                                                                                                                                                                 investors and support from potential
      believes a major driver for business
                                                                                                                                                                                                 operators of the spn after the company
      for its expanding fleet based on
                                                                                                                                                                                                 filed for insolvency following new
      Challengers and Hawkers will come
                                                                                                                                                                                                 development program setbacks.
      from the East.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Niall Olver, ceo of both Grob and
         The busy period in the Gulf is from                                                                                                                                                     ExecuJet Aviation Group, says: “It is a
      November through to May and                                                                                                                                                                testimony to all involved that, amidst
      conversely the busiest period in                                                                                                                                                           this situation, our fourth prototype
      Europe is April to October, says ceo                                                                                                                                                       flew successfully on 7th August thus
      William Curtis. “So we envisage                                                                                                                                                            further demonstrating that Grob
      moving aircraft and crews from                                                                                                                                                             Aerospace is advanced on the way to
      one region to the other to meet                                                                                                                                                            certify an aircraft that well promises to
      seasonal demand. This will make                                                                                                                                                            meet its specification. Please accept
      our     operation       much      more                                                                                                                                                     that the severity and significance of
      efficient in terms of capacity                                                                                                                                                             this situation is not at all lost on us,
      management and consequently                                                                                                                                                                and we are working relentlessly on a
      enhance ultimate returns.”                                                                                                                                                                 solution to ensure the minimum
         Curtis adds: “We will also operate                                                                                                                                                      impact to employees, customers,
      out of the Gulf to the developing                                                                                                                                                          other stakeholders and supporters.”
      economies such as India, China and                                                                                                                                                             The PlaneSense aircraft fractional
      Asia. We expect to see substantial                                                                                                                                                         ownership program says it has closely
      growth in investment in these areas                                                                                                                                                        followed the developments leading to
      as the U.S. and European economies                                                                                                                                                         the declaration of insolvency by Grob
      cool. The mood of business in the                                                                                                                                                          Aerospace GmbH in the German
      Gulf is very much eastward facing.                                                                                                                                                         courts. “We continue to stand by our
      However we also think there will be a                                                                                                                                                      fleet purchase order of 25 Grob spn
      continuing demand for business                                                                                                                                                             aircraft,” says George Antoniadis,
      aviation in Europe due to leisure                                                                                                                                                          president and ceo of Alpha Flying, Inc.,
      related travel as much as business
      related travel.”
         Rizon Jet’s parent company, Rizon
      Group Holdings, has secured a long
                                                           G450 arrival                                                                                                                          the program manager for PlaneSense.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 “We believe that the Grob spn is the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 best large cabin light jet to fulfill the


                                                           highlights
                                                                                                                                                                                                 needs of the PlaneSense program
      lease on land at London Biggin Hill                                                                                                                                                        participants. Its combination of large
      Airport that enables an immediate                                                                                                                                                          cabin size, fuel and operational
      start on construction work. “This                                                                                                                                                          efficiencies,     and      short    field


                                                           Gulfstream priority
      landmark expansion which will link                                                                                                                                                         performance is unique. We look
      our Middle East operations with                                                                                                                                                            forward to hearing news of a prompt
      Europe and enhance the service we                                                                                                                                                          reorganisation of Grob Aerospace.”
      are able to offer clients traveling to                                                                                                                                                         Other companies which have
      and from London.” Rizon Jet is                     Germany's DC Aviation is giving special priority to the expansion of its fleet of Gulfstreams with a new G450 just delivered and more   ordered the spn include Jetline which
      currently negotiating for further                  ordered for 2009. Dieter Heinen, Marc Ambrosius and Stefan Buschle celebrate the latest delivery. Full story page 6.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Continued on page 10.
      aircraft although these won’t enter
      service until early in the next decade.
      “We are also looking carefully at new
      designs, such as the Learjet 85. We try
      for new aircraft wherever possible.”
                                                         Air Alpha ceo fashions charter and one-stop
            Rizon Jet’s Gulf expansion plans:
                                  see page 10.            shop growth targeting Europe and Russia
                                                         Air Alpha is building a highly varied                                                       customers are business people               started out as a small air taxi
           Job of the Month                              business jet fleet based on three                                                           from sectors including finance              company. From 1992 to 1996 it
                                                         Citation Vs, a Challenger 300, a                                                            and the shipping industry, often            carried out contract flying for
          Commanders & first officers
                                                         Challenger 605, a Learjet 60XR and a                                                        traveling routes such as the U.K. to        the United     Nations,    including
          JetAlliance Flugbetriebs                       Global Express as a new ceo fashions                                                        Poland and Scandinavia to Russia to         several assignments in Afghanistan,
          See page 15                                    the company’s one-stop shop                                                                 name just two.”                             alongside charter contracts in
                                                         expansion. “The fleet expansion will                                                           The expansion means that Air             Greenland and Greece. In 1997 Air
                                                         make Air Alpha a full-scale charter                                                         Alpha, headquartered at Odense              Alpha signed the first contracts with
          Gulf ready for healthy growth                  operator, covering all the aircraft sizes                                                   airport, is looking for pilots.             Greenland's home rule government
                                                         that are in demand,” says Jesper                                                            Andersen says: “Obviously, as we are        which were renewed until 2006
          in medevac business      page 3
                                                         Carvalho Andersen, group md and                                                             expanding our fleet, we will be             when its Greenland operations were
          Falcon 200 expands                             ceo of Air Alpha A/S.                                                                       needing more flight planners and            sold to Air Greenland. In 1997, Air
          Goldeck-Flug’s horizons page 4                     Andersen, formerly ceo of                                                               administrative personnel in our             Alpha collaborated as a strategic
                                                                                                       Jesper Carvalho Andersen: expansion
                                                         Scandinavian fashion group Inditex.           plans include Russia.
                                                                                                                                                     charter department soon too.”               partner at the establishment of
          U.K. mobile command                            says the Citation V now in operation                                                           But the Air Alpha Group has built a      ExecuJet Scandinavia.
          unit first for County Air                      for charters will be joined by two pre-      and it is the perfect aircraft for inter-      broad “one-stop shop” business and             Earlier this year, the group
          Ambulance                 page 5               owned Citation Vs. “The rest of the          European travel. The combination of            now sells, maintains and operates           acquired three painting interior
                                                         aircraft on order are factory new.” In       range, payload, runway performance             aircraft offering all aviation related      and avionics companies. (See last
          Amphibian ‘magic’ builds
              For details of how to enter, see page 3.   addition, Air Alpha has three PC-12s         and operation costs makes it the               businesses,     including     interior,     April’s EBAN).
          growing business for Seawings
                                                         on management contracts. “The                right aircraft type for our clients            painting, aircraft modifications               Andersen says: “Our overall main
                                         page 6          Citation V is a very popular aircraft        right now,” Andersen adds.                     with design organisation approval,          focus now is on sales, maintenance
          Private Jet Company takes                      because of the number of passengers             Air Alpha’s main focus is ad hoc            avionics and spare parts.                   and operation within private and
          Isle of Man to new private                     it holds relative to its operating costs     charters in Europe. “Most of our                  Established in 1991, Air Alpha                           Continued on page 5.
          aviation heights       page 11

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               Gulf ready for healthy medevac growth                                                                                                              Key London City role for
      The growing focus on the development
      of the rotary air medical sector
      in the Arab Gulf region is being
                                                                                                                                                                landmark 200th Challenger
      highlighted by this year’s Dubai                                                                                                                      Austrian-based        VistaJet      has       the company’s Learjet 40XR aircraft
      Helishow.        Abdulla       Abulhoul,                                                                                                              allocated a key London City airport           are an “ideal combination” for
      md, Mediac Communications &                                                                                                                           role to the 200th Challenger 300 to           clients using London City. To use the
      Exhibitions LLC says: “The time is right                                                                                                              be delivered by Bombardier. The               airport an aircraft must demonstrate
      for the launch of a specialist exhibition                                                                                                             aircraft, received by VistaJet in July        its ability to be flown safely at a 5.5-
      which focuses on air ambulance, air                                                                                                                   along with a Challenger 605 and               degree or greater approach angle,
      rescue, air evacuation and other                                                                                                                      Challenger 850, entered service on 1          take off and land on the airport’s
      medical transport services.”                                                                                                                          August this year.                             4,327 ft runway, and meet the local
         The decision to hold the Dubai Air                                                                                                                    Bing Chen, VistaJet ceo, says:             noise requirements. The Challenger
      Medical & Rescue Show 2008 alongside                                                                                                                  “The Challenger 605 steep approach            605 received approval for steep
      Dubai Helishow 2008 from 11-13                                                                                                                        capability is key to access at London         approach and landing in 2007.
      November has been welcomed by Dr                                                                                                                      City. The plan is that it will focus on           Eric Martel, vp and gm, Challenger
                                                                Dr. Gul: new focus on quality.                                                              meeting the increasing demand                 and Global, says the 200th delivery
      Fatih Mehmet Gul a flight physician,
      project manager for Saudi HEMS and                                                                         He adds: “Dubai is well placed to          linking business and government               represents a “fantastic milestone.”
      founder of Air Ambulance Arabia.                                                                        service the demand from the Middle            leaders to the heart of London’s                  VistaJet’s plans to establish a
         He says that, although the aero                                                                      East, Europe, Africa, Russia, India and       financial district.”                          powerful presence in Moscow were
      medical field does not share the same                                                                   Asia. Industry insiders point out that           Chen says the Challenger 605 and           reported in EBAN July.
      rapid pace of development as the new                                                                    local investment community showed
      health care facilities, plans are being                                                                 considerable interest in setting up a            Your expectation: Professional turnkey Aircraft -Management
      studied by bodies including Dubai                                                                       joint venture development to                                  incl. commercial operation of your Jet acc. JAR – OPS1
      HEMS. “There is a new focus on quality                                                                  manufacture helicopters using the                             incl. high-quality Maintenance acc. EASA Part-145
      to raise the level of medical care                                                                      latest technology from leading global                         incl. 24/7 access to your Aircraft-Manager
      provided in the region,” Dr. Gul says.                                                                  players.” Helicopters are also being
      “In the next few years, people will look                                                                used for sky banners serving UAE                 Our Profile:
                                                                Abulhoul: rising air taxi demand.                                                                            Successful in commercial Jet-Operation since 1989. Experience
      for better services in every sector. The                                                                advertisers and event promoters.
                                                                                                                                                                             from more than 50.000 accident – free hours of Jet-OPS. Currently
      healthcare field in particular will                           Abulhoul says that rising demand             Exhibitors this year show include:
                                                                                                                                                                             operating a fleet of 10 Learjets ( 3x 35A, 4 x 55, 3 x 60)
      require better patient transfer                           for air taxi services is driving helicopter   AgustaWestland; Italy Aviator &
      services.” Today’s air ambulance                          orders. “Helicopter charter companies         Aviation; Boeing; Emirates-CAE Flight            Our commitment: You relax and enjoy – we take care of the rest.
      market in the Gulf Cooperation                            in the UAE, which traditionally served        Training; Eurocopter; Falcon Aviation;
      Council, which includes Saudi Arabia,                     the oil and gas industry and SAR are          Hawker Pacific Air Services; Horizon                             Please contact (Broker-inquiries are welcome):
      Kuwait, the UAE, Oman, Bahrain and                        benefiting from, for instance, the need       International Training Academy;                                  FAI rent-a-jet AG          www.rent-a-jet.de
                                                                                                                                                                               Siegfried Axtmann          Phone: +49-911-36009-11
      Qatar, is ready for the development of a                  to ferry executives, owners, and              Aerolite Max Bucher; Avicorp; Bristow
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      greater number of professional                            potential investors to the Palm and           Helicopters; GENA Systems; Pall                                  Germany e-mail:            axtmann@fai-ag.de
      companies in the region.                                  World islands.”                               Corporation and RFD Beaufort.
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             Falcon 2000 expands Goldeck-Flug’s horizons                                                                                                                                         Titan targets
      Austria’s Goldeck-Flug reports brisk
                                                                                                                                                                                                 music, cars
      demand for its Falcon 2000 acquired to
      meet     passenger     demand       for
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and football
      comfortable long range aircraft.                                                                                                                                                     London-Stansted based Titan Airways
         “Pilots like the aircraft system                                                                                                                                                  has transformed a 130 passenger
      layout, the good landing field                                                                                                                                                       Boeing 737 into a 44 seat aircraft for
      performance and the high maximum                                                                                                                                                     corporate charter. Alastair Kiernan,
      landing weight allowing more                                                                                                                                                         commercial director says: “The new
      operational flexibility on flights                                                                                                                                                   layout, representing an investment of
      with multiple legs,” says Capt.                                                                                                                                                      £0.5 million, affords plenty of personal
      Friedrich Pontasch, deputy flight                                                                                                                                                    space and leg room, making it an ideal
      operations manager.                                                                                                                                                                  size for incentives, product launches,
         He adds: “This was a logical step                                                                                                                                                 music tours and football charters,
      into heavy size segment enabling                                                                                                                                                     including one London premiership
      Goldeck-Flug to fit the increasing                                                                                                                                                   football team.”
      demand of their clients for a larger                                                                                                                                                    The 737 was showcased to brokers
      cabin and long range aircraft.”                                                                                                                                                      after work by Inflite at London
         Goldeck-Flug, launched in 1991                                                                                                                                                    Stansted. Air charter broker Trevor
      with a Citation 501 and a Citation 560,    Goldeck-Flug celebrates the addition of the Falcon 2000 to the fleet. Pictured from left to right are: Capt. Friedrich Pontasch, Marina   Wright from Planesense said it was
                                                 Leopold, Johann Lobnig, Yolanda Wirth, Capt. Karlheinz Miklau and Patrick Balazs.
      now has a Citation Ultra, a Learjet 55,                                                                                                                                              “perfect for European car launches or
      two Citation Excels, two Hawker            Pontasch. “The Falcon 2000 offers a           demand for flights to and from longer           Goldeck-Flug bases a Citation Excel         conference and incentive trips.”
      800XPs and a Bell 206 JetRanger in         quiet and comfortable cabin in a 10           range destinations in Middle East,              and the Learjet 55 in Vienna. The           Lawrence Reed from Air Partner plc
      operation. “With the addition of the       passenger layout and a large baggage          Russia, China and Africa.”                      Citation Ultra and the two Excels have      added: “Its appeal is also its generous
      Falcon 2000, our fleet fits the need of    compartment. The aircraft will                   The majority of the fleet is based at        a nine passenger layout and are             hold capacity, which will be a strong
      our customers very well,” says             perform well in the increasing                the Klagenfurt headquarters but                 mainly used within Europe.                  selling point for the music tour.”


          Elite Jets
       reports strong                                                                                “Customers can see                                                                           “Jet Aviation’s services
        demand for                                                                                    Pentastar’s passion for
                                                                                                      safety in our choice of
                                                                                                                                                                                                   are personalized to
                                                                                                                                                                                                   perfection, just like
         the G450                                                                                     FlightSafety training.”                                                                      FlightSafety’s training.”
      Dubai’s Elite Jets reports buoyant                                                              Edsel B. Ford II                                                                             Peter G. Edwards
      demand for its new G450 and its                                                                 Owner and Chairman, Pentastar Aviation                                                       CEO, Jet Aviation Group

      features designed to promote
      passenger      wellbeing.     “I     am
      extremely pleased with our new
      aircraft. Our clients are truly
      enjoying their travel experience,”
      says Ammar Balkar, president and
      ceo. “This G450 is currently the
      first and only one available for
      charter in Dubai. It comes with
      upgraded engines, the latest avionics
      technology,     and      aerodynamic
      enhancements, and comfortably
      seats 14 passengers.”
         Balkar says other attractions
      include a range that enables it to
      take six passengers 13 hours non-
      stop from Dubai to destinations as
      far as Tokyo, Helsinki or Cape Town.
      “There is a maximum cruising
      altitude is up to 45,000 feet, but
      the G450 can climb to its initial
      cruising altitude of 41,000 feet in less                                                       “At CitationShares our focus                                                                 “Mayo Aviation is committed
      than 23 minutes.                                                                                is the safety of our customers,                                                              to attaining the highest
                                                                                                      crew and aircraft. That’s why                                                                industry standards, and
                                                                                                      we insist on FlightSafety’s                                                                  we know FlightSafety
                                                                                                      professional training.”                                                                      shares that commitment.”
                                                                                                      Steven O’Neill                                                                               Bill Mayo
                                                                                                      CEO, CitationShares                                                                          CEO, Mayo Aviation




                                                                                                                                                     “FlightSafety shares
      The G450 cabin’s space was a prime
      attraction.                                                                                                                                     TWC’s high standards
                                                                                                                                                      for passenger safety.
         “The improved aerodynamics                                                                                                                   We rely on their advanced
      means the clients feel only a short
                                                                                                                                                      simulator technology and
      and very smooth assent,” he adds.
      “Twelve Gulfstream signature oval                                                                                                                                    ”
                                                                                                                                                      training capabilities.
      windows increase the sense of
                                                                                                                                                       Andrew Richmond
      spaciousness and, during daylight,                                                                                                               President, TWC Aviation
      substantially brighten the cabin with
      an abundance of natural light,
      helping to counter the effects of jet
      lag. Equally significant for passenger
      well-being is the 100 per cent fresh
      air and the Therapeutic Oxygen
      Outlet with Bubble Humidifier
      inside the cabin that ensures the
                                                                                                     “Richmor insists on                                                                          “Everyone at Key Air has
      cabin altitude will never reach above
      6,000 feet.” There are three separate                                                           FlightSafety, knowing its                                                                    one goal: safe, reliable air
      climate control zones and a fully-                                                              training will deliver quality,                                                               service. FlightSafety training
      functional galley.                                                                              value and consistency.”                                                                      ensures that we achieve it.”
         Elite Jets was established at
      the Dubai Airport Free Zone in                                                                  Mahlon Richards                                                                              Brad D. Kost
                                                                                                      President, Richmor Aviation                                                                  President and CEO, Key Air
      January 2004 and provides charter,
      aircraft sales brokerage and aircraft
      management services.
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        County gains first U.K. mobile command and control unit Grand adventure
      County Air Ambulance reports that it is                                                                                                               Ambulance. Another three paramedics                  results in
      the first air ambulance service in the                                                                                                                were recruited to full-time positions
      U.K. to take delivery of a state-of-the-
      art helicopter mobile command and
                                                                                                                                                            with the air service.
                                                                                                                                                                 County recently commenced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                round-the-
      control unit. Ian Clayton, operations
      manager, says: “The unit has been
                                                                                                                                                            operations over a 16-hour period with
                                                                                                                                                            two flight crews operating a shift
                                                                                                                                                                                                               world record
      designed to manage a safe and orderly                                                                                                                 system at the RAF Cosford base,                Russia posed some of the biggest
      flow of air ambulance flights should a                                                                                                                covering the operational area between          problems as pilots Scott Kasprowicz
      major emergency incident occur                                                                                                                        0600 and 2200 every day of the week.           and Steve Sheik flew around the
      anywhere in the Midlands’ region.”                                                                                                                         But increased fuel prices are hitting     world in a helicopter in 11 days seven
          West Midlands Ambulance Service                                                                                                                   County hard, costing the charity an            hours and two minutes to set a
      assigned the £30,000 unit to County                                                                                                                   extra £130,000 a year. County’s Steve          new world speed record. The pilots
      which currently operates three aircraft                                                                                                               Parry, says: “The hourly fuel bill is          broke the current record by almost
      and provides a secondary service to                                                                                                                   currently £104. From October, when             six days with an average speed
      neighbouring regions.                                                                                                                                 our fixed price deal ends, the fuel cost is    of 74 knots over the entire 11
          Ian Clayton, operations manager,                                                                                                                  expected to reach over £170 an hour. It        days including stops, with an
      explains: “Should County be called                                                                                                                    is likely we will see our fuel bill increase   average speed of 150 knots while
      upon to attend a major emergency                   County Air Ambulance is celebrating the introduction of a mobile command and control               by as much as 60% by the end of                in the air. The record of the
      situation, it is likely that air ambulances        unit. Pictured left to right are: Ian Clayton, air operations manager; flight paramedic            the year.”                                     flight will be submitted to the
                                                         Steph Cormack; Anthony Marsh, ceo WMAS; flight doctor Keith Roberts; Steve
      will also respond from all over the U.K.           Wheaton, head of specialist operations WMAS and flight paramedic Dan Stretton.
                                                                                                                                                                 The air ambulance burns 245 litres        National Aeronautic Association
      It is therefore necessary to coordinate                                                                                                               of jet fuel every 60 minutes, with the         for ratification.
      air safety at the scene and near                  drive to boost the number of                               Twelve new paramedics recently           helicopters flying over 2,000 hours                They used a factory-standard
      receiving hospitals, and our mobile               paramedics serving at its three                        completed their basic air competency         every year to 3,500 incidents.                 AgustaWestland Grand to cover 18
      command unit makes this possible.”                helicopter bases across the Midlands                   training and have been recruited to          “Preferential rates are given to the           countries, 24 time zones, 49 states,
          County has been on a recruitment              and Welsh border region.                               flight operations with County Air            charity by its fuel supplier,” Parry adds.     78 fuel stops and almost 21,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                           nautical miles.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               “This has been the trip of a lifetime
                                                                                                                                                                                                           and is a remarkable achievement
                                                                                                                                                                                                           for all of us,” says Kasprowicz. “We
                                               “PrivatAir and FlightSafety                                                                               “TAG is a leader in private                       had some challenging situations,
                                                share similar values and an                                                                               air travel solutions. We                         especially in Russia, and the planning
                                                unrelenting commitment to                                                                                 turn to FlightSafety for                         and coordination at each control
                                                excellence in customer service                                                                            training that matches the                        point was key to our success.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                               No mission specific modifications
                                                and safety, making them the                                                                               demanding expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                                           or additional fuel tanks were
                                                natural choice for our training.”                                                                         of our customers.”                               added to improve the Grand’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                           performance.
                                                    Gregory Thomas                                                                                        Robert Wells
                                                    CEO, PrivatAir                                                                                        President and CEO, TAG Aviation




                                                                                                         “NetJets’ thousands of
                                                                                                          pilots each train twice a
                                                                                                          year. FlightSafety is the
                                                                                                          only organization that can
                                                                                                          meet our training needs
                                                                                                          efficiently and effectively.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Landing at the end of the record-breaking
                                                                                                          Jim Christiansen                                                                                 round-the-world flight.
                                                                                                          President, NetJets Aviation

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kasprowicz and his co-pilot Steve
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sheik travelled eastbound across the
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Atlantic into Europe via Greenland,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           traversed western and eastern Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                           into Russia, crossed 11 time zones in
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Russia, returned to North America
                 Leading Business Aviation Service Providers Agree:                                                                                                                                        over the Bering Strait crossing the
                                                                                                                                                                                                           U.S, and returning to New York City.

                    FlightSafety Is the Best Choice for Training                                                                                                                                           Air Alpha fashions charter and
                                                                                                                                                                                                           one-stop shop growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Continued from page 1



                 S
                      ome of the biggest names in business aviation                                                                                                                                        business aviation, focusing on
                      services share a key attribute: Every one of them                                      FlightSafety is the world’s premier aviation training organization,                           markets in Europe, including the
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Baltic countries and Russia.” He adds:
                      trains with FlightSafety.                                                              providing the optimal value that only the leader can deliver,                                 “Our one stop shop concept will be
                                                                                                             combining technological innovation and the best people.                                       applied to other markets in the
                 When you’re responsible for the operation of advanced                                                                                                                                     Nordic-Baltic countries and Russia,
                                                                                                             Leadership. More than 75,000 individuals choose to train                                      over the next few years.”
                 technology aircraft in every corner of the world, safety is
                                                                                                             with us each year. We operate 40 Learning Centers worldwide                                      Peter Høgsberg, director Russia,
                 the bottom line. For your pilots and cabin crews and for
                                                                                                             and are honored to serve as the authorized training provider                                  Air Alpha aircraft sales, says the
                 your customers. In the competitive marketplace, operators                                                                                                                                 company is still waiting for the final
                 can’t afford even the perception of anything less than                                      for the majority of business aircraft manufacturers.                                          Russian certification of the engine for
                 total devotion to safety.                                                                                                                                                                 the Pilatus NG. “I expect that in
                                                                                                             Technology. We design and manufacture the advanced
                                                                                                                                                                                                           October,” he reports. Air Alpha, the
                                                                                                             simulators and devices we use in our training, including the                                  exclusive distributor of PC-12 NG in
                 These top operators know the value of quality training                                      industry’s first full electric-motion simulators and the MATRIX                                Russia, expects to take delivery of a
                 and understand that it’s an investment, not an expense.                                     Integrated Training System that brings the simulator experience                               total of five of the new model by
                 They rely on FlightSafety to train their pilots, crews and                                                                                                                                December depending on final
                                                                                                             into the classroom. Our new Hypoxia Awareness Training                                        certification with Russia’s Dexter Air
                 maintenance technicians. They trust us to deliver the
                                                                                                             program is the safest, most efficient program of its kind.                                     Taxis among the buyers. Andersen
                 world’s best training. Training that exceeds regulatory                                                                                                                                   says: “Dexter has received four out of
                 minimums and standards used by other training providers.                                    People. FlightSafety fields more than 1,500 of the industry’s                                  a total of 25 aircraft, and another four
                                                                                                             best instructors, each devoted heart and soul to the effective                                will be added to its fleet by the end of
                                                                                                             training of our customers. Each with the experience and                                       this year.”
                 Follow the leaders. Prepare your crews and technicians
                                                                                                                                                                                                              He says: “In addition we have
                 for the unexpected. Take your training, and your safety                                     credentials necessary to help our customers perform at                                        considerable expectations for the
                 margins, to the highest level – with FlightSafety.                                          the highest levels of safety.                                                                 forthcoming business aviation
                                                                                                                                                                                                           show, Jet Expo 2008, which takes
                                                                                                                                                                                                           place at the Moscow Crocus
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Centre this September 17-19. This
                 For more information, please call 718.565.4774      •   Email: sales@flightsafety.com   •    flightsafety.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                           will be our third time attending
                                                                                                                                                                                                           the show, and we are looking
                                                                                                                                                                                                           forward to meeting existing and
                                                                                                                                                                                                           potential customers.”
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                                                                                                                                                                                          Gulfstreams add
                                                                                                                                                                                          long haul luxury
                                                                                                                                                                                            dimension to
                                                                                                                                                                                          DC Aviation fleet
                                                                                                                                                                                         Germany’s DC Aviation is giving
                                                                                                                                                                                         special priority to the expansion of
                                                                                                                                                                                         its fleet of Gulfstreams with a new
                                                                                                                                                                                         G450 just delivered and more
                                                                                                                                                                                         ordered for 2009. “We charter
                                                                                                                                                                                         Gulfstreams to business and
                                                                                                                                                                                         private customers alike,” says sales
                                                                                                                                                                                         director Jonas Kraft. “Our clientele
                                                                                                                                                                                         appreciates the uncompromising
                                                                                                                                                                                         comfort. It is for this reason that we
                                                                                                                                                                                         will be continuing to expand these
                                                                                                                                                                                         fleet types.”
                                                                                                                                                                                             The Stuttgart company is
                                                                                                                                                                                         currently operating a total of 31 jets
                                                                                                                                                                                         ranging from the Learjet to the A319
                                                                                                                                                                                         CJ. The range of aircraft includes
                                                                                                                                                                                         two G550s, a G450 and a G150.
                                                                                                                                                                                         “The G450/G550 segment is
                                                                                                                                                                                         powerful with its very spacious and
                                                                                                                                                                                         luxurious cabin and an attractive
                                                                                                                                                                                         cruising range for long haul flights.”
      Seawing's directors are planning expansion. Pictured, from left to right are: Peter Groves, director; David Stockwell, director; Sheikh Saeed Mohammed Hasher Al Maktoum,          Kraft says.
      chairman and ceo; and Stuart Wheeler director.
                                                                                                                                                                                             He points out that, with a


              Amphibian ‘magic’ builds growing business for
                                                                                                                                                                                         cruising range of 4,350 n.m., the
                                                                                                                                                                                         G450 can carry up to 16 passengers
                                                                                                                                                                                         non-stop from Berlin to Washington
                                                                                                                                                                                         D.C. or from London to Dubai. “In

                Seawings in ever-changing scenic Dubai                                                                                                                                   the case of the G-550 the cruising
                                                                                                                                                                                         range of 6,750 n.m. even the Paris-
                                                                                                                                                                                         Beijing flight is possible non-stop –
      Seawings, which provides Dubai-                                                                 and is planning to acquire more.         says, include golf, the beach and water   with the same equipment.”
      based aerial sightseeing tours, is                                                              Sheikh Saeed says: “The Caravans         sports, a spa and fine dining.
      planning expansion. “We are                                                                     have established a reputation for           The company recruits pilots based
      looking at the possibilities of adding                                                          providing a magical journey across       on criteria including minimum flying
      more aircraft to our fleet in the near                                                          Dubai’s dramatic and ever changing       hours, licence and aircraft flying
      future,” says chairman Sheikh Saeed                                                             coastal skyline. The Caravan provides    experience. It does not recruit
      Mohammed Hasher Al Maktoum.                                                                     great views from each seat,              cabin crew but uses customer
         The company is registered as Air                                                             exhilarating water take off and          representatives to assist clients.
      Charter International (Arabia) Ltd.                                                             landing, a luxury cabin with leather        Business is being referred through
      and its tourist flights are based on             A Cessna 208 Caravan lands after a             seating and air conditioned comfort.     travel agents, tour operators, hotels
      three Cessna 208 Caravans offered by             'magical' tour of Dubai's iconic               The flight provides an opportunity to    and comes from corporations and
                                                       landmarks.
      Seawings LLC and operated by Jet-                                                               capture the unique views of Dubai’s      business bookings. “We have focused       DC Aviation: focus on comfort.
      Ops FZE. “We chose our current fleet            points out that the Caravan has a               most iconic landmarks but Seawings       our marketing efforts with different
      on criteria based on excellent                  cabin size that enables it to carry nine        understands business needs and what      promotions targeting each of these           Kraft says the luxuriously
      reputation of Cessna products,”                 passengers and a pilot and its range            is required to organise a perfect day    avenues and we tailor tours to meet       furnished cabins are divided into
      director Peter Groves says. “There is           allows a tour of up to two hours.               for meetings, incentives, conferences    requirements,” Stockwell says.            three private areas and offer
      an attractive ease of maintenance and               Seawings started operations in              and exhibitions. Therefore, the guests      Its broker operations, carried out     amenities such as a full galley
      we have a well qualified maintenance            August 2007 with one aircraft and a             now have a choice of experiencing        by Air Charter, provides medevac,         for    treating      passengers    to
      team that looks after all three aircraft.”      team of 14. It now employs more than            one or more of the resort facilities     cargo and helicopter bookings as well     gourmet delicacies and numerous
         Another director, David Stockwell,           35 staff, operates the three Caravans           before or after the flight.” These, he   as passenger charter.                     entertainment systems such as
                                                                                                                                                                                         satellite    telephone,     personal
                                                                                                                                                                                         monitors and CD/DVD players “so
               Club328 enters insolvency                                                                                                                                                 there is no risk of boredom.”
                                                                                                                                                                                            The conference area and
      London Biggin Hill-based private jet                  Services GmbH and Southampton-                                                                                               two comfortable divans are
      company Club328 has been wound up                     based engineering company JETS.                                                                                              complemented by six comfortable
      in the U.K.’s County Courts. The                         After the acquisition Club328’s                                                                                           full-size sleeping berths. In
      hearing on 11 July this year in Brighton              headquarters was moved from                                                                                                  addition, Kraft says, the pilots
      was held after some 30 creditors                      Southampton airport to London                                                                                                enjoy     external     cameras,    an
      claiming a combined total of £550,000                 Biggin Hill. The Club328 fleet included                                                                                      enhanced vision system (EVS) and
      signed a petition brought by the                      a Dornier 328, two Premier 1s and two                                                                                        “planeview-cockpit.”
      Club328’s former ceo Elaine Young.                    managed Hawker 800s and the fleet of                                                                                            However the expansion of the
         The U.K. government Insolvency                     Planechartering included a Beech                                                                                             fleet by the former DaimlerChrysler
      Agency is determining the extent of                   Super King Air 200 and Citation I. The                                                                                       spin-off company is not restricted to
      assets in consultation with the                       takeover of Club328 brought                                                                                                  Gulfstreams, as reported in EBAN
      directors Paul Crowther, owner of                     Planechartering an AOC and a staff of                                                                                        June. Kraft says: “In the next few
      Planechartering and Mark Edworthy                     around 30 who have either left or been                                                                                       months alone we are expecting
      from General Capital Plc. Club328 Ltd
      was acquired from Quest Aviation
                 formerly Corporate Jet
                                                            made redundant, according to
                                                            petitioner Elaine Young who has
      Services, Deluxe advert-outlines.eps 21/04/2008 15:18:16
                                                            appointed Robinsons Solicitors
                                                                                                      Challenger inspires second purchase                                                another G550, three more A319 CJs,
                                                                                                                                                                                         a Challenger 850, our seventh
                                                                                                      London Executive Aviation, which         appreciate the aircraft’s quiet and       Legacy 600 and the fifth Learjet
      Services. Quest also owns 328 Support                 of Derby.                                 reports that its first Challenger 300    spacious cabin and the demand             40/45”, says md Stefan Buschle.
                                                                                                      has registered more than 450 charter     is for flying mainly to European             DC Aviation, formed by the
                                                                                                      and 200 owners hours in just over a      destinations, with an average stage       merger of Cirrus Aviation and the
                                                                                                      year, says a just-delivered second       length of 1,500 miles,” says LEA md       former DaimlerChrysler Aviation,
                                                                                                      (pictured above) is set to chalk up      George Galanopoulos. The two              provides      aircraft    chartering,
                                                                                                      similar business. The second             Challenger 300s fill a niche in the LEA   operation and maintenance of
                                                                                                      Challenger 300, based at Luton,          fleet between the midsize Citation        business jets. It employs over 380
                                                                                                      has been purchased by an existing        Excel and large cabin Embraer             and operates a fleet of aircraft that
                                                                                                      LEA aircraft owner. “Passengers          Legacy 600.                               has an average age of 2.44 years.
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                                                                                                           FBO FOCUS


        Stars of music and sport play key role in demand-led expansion
      Europe’s political leaders fear
      recession-inspired business cutbacks
      but stars from the world of music and
      sport and vips are among those
      sustaining demand for expanded
      FBO services.
         The Aviación General y Ejecutiva
      Aerea (AEREA) FBO based in Malaga,
      which reports strong interest in its
      new business centre, recently
      welcomed Bon Jovi through its vip
      access. The facility is also used by
      Julio Iglesias when he travels to
      Málaga after concerts. “AEREA offers                                                                                                                                                   Oliver Trono and Klaus Besold are general
      the vip facility to all its clients not just                                                                                                                                           managers of Signature’s Munich facility.
      famous musicians,” says FBO                                                                                                                                                            new location at Keflavik. It has
      manager Yolanda Ávalos.                                                                                                                                                                opened a new GA terminal on what is
         She adds: “We are also making the                                                                                                                                                   known as the ‘East Ramp.’ The
      business centre’s services widely                                                                                                                                                      company says the facility caters for all
      available. It will be open to both                                                                                                                                                     sizes of aircraft and is accessible from
      executive and general aviation users                                                                                                                                                   both the S1 and N1 taxi-ways.
      as well as entrepreneurs and local                                                                                                                                                         The company has recently been
      professionals.”                                                                                                                                                                        acquired from Atlanta Icelandic by
         The business centre is scheduled                                                                                                                                                    the former manager of Southair
      to open ready for the winter season                                                                                                                                                    David Johannsson, now the ceo of
      and will be operated along the lines of                                                                                                                                                Southair Iceland.
      a special event lounge with capacity                                                                                                                                                       But high fuel prices continue to
      for 200.                                                                                                                                                                               raise issues. Swissport International,
         The FBO also offers two vip                                                                                                                                                         which started applying a separate fuel
      lounges, equipped with satellite TV                                                                                                                                                    surcharge of up to two per cent under
      and wi-fi and a helicopter shuttle                                                                                                                                                     its current contractual agreements as
      service between Malaga airport and                                                                                                                                                     from the middle of June, summed
      clients' final destinations. “We are                                                                                                                                                   up the realities. “Despite all the
      experiencing high demand for the                  AEREA executive David España with Bon Jovi who used the FBO's vip access. Departing and arriving passengers can go directly to and
                                                        from the lounge without going through the terminal.
                                                                                                                                                                                             internal cost efforts and significant
      new crew lounge,” Ávalos adds. “A                                                                                                                                                      endeavours on all levels Swissport is
      third passenger lounge is planned in                                                                                                        privately-owned Pembrey airport is         obliged to make this increase in
      the near future and, with the new                   Keflavik                                                                                gearing up for increased demand            response to the continued steep rises
      crew lounge already in operation, we                                                                                                        following its runway extension. “For       in fuel prices.”
      will be well placed to service our                                                                                                          sporting enthusiasts, the airport              Swissport said it was following an
      clients' expanding needs. Our range
      of services is, in fact, constantly
                                                          Shannon London Copenhagen
                                                                    City
                                                                                                                                                  offers the fastest, most direct route to   unfortunate but general, industry
                                                                                                                                                  the adjoining Pembrey Motor Circuit,       trend. “Most airlines are suffering
      expanding to keep up with demand                      Pembrey             Moscow                                                            home of Welsh motor sports, and also       from higher fuel prices and have
      from the executive aviation sector.”                               Munich                                                                   to the nearby Jack Nicklaus golf           passed on some of these costs to their
         A new FBO has recently begun                                                                                                             course,” says md Capt. Winston             passengers in the form of fuel
      operations in Shannon Airport                                                                                                               Thomas. “It is also just only three        surcharges added to their fares.
      Ireland. US Alliance Flight Support                                     Malaga                                                              miles from Ffos Las, the UK’s first        Swissport operates thousands of
      which began full operations this                                                                                                            dedicated equestrian training and          vehicles and energy generating
      summer, reports increasing business.                                                                                                        sport centre, now in its initial           facilities all over the world and
      And, in Germany, Munich’s MES                                                                                                               development phase.”                        these, too, have seen their fuel costs
      Handling, which came fourth in                                                                                          Dubai                  The 600-acre, multi-million pound       rise by up to 50 per cent over the past
      overall in EBAN’s 2008 FBO survey                                                                                  Al Bateen                amenity will include a hotel, pub,         few months.”
      results, has been taken over by                                                                                                             restaurant and up to 250 homes and             The precise details of the new
      Signature Flight Support. The former                                                                                                        the new National Hunt racecourse           surcharge for the company’s
      MES management team, led by Oliver               business aircraft operations.”               fair to say that business levels              already has 16 British Horse Racing        products, services and tariffs that
      Trono and Klaus Besold, will be                     The Avitat network expects to             amongst the members is increasing             Board meetings scheduled for 2009.         involve fuel/energy depending
      staying with Signature’s first FBO               exceed its target to grow the number         as reflected by the increased volumes            Pembrey’s runway extension of           activities will be determined and
      operation in Germany and its 22nd                of European and Middle East                  for Jet A-1 amongst the Avitat                1,148 ft takes its total length to         implemented locally by Swissport’s
      base worldwide.                                  members to 12 during 2009. “We are           members. However, Avgas fuel                  3,780 ft. It also offers a passenger       various stations around the world.
         David Best, md Europe, Middle                 currently anticipating growth up to 14       volume sales continue to decrease as          terminal and restaurant, extensive             Meanwhile ExecuJet is opening
      East and Africa, for Signature Flight            or 15 members,” says Joseph Fish,            more of the Avitat customers are              free parking, aircraft hangars and         a new representative office in
      Support Europe, says: “Munich is a               business development manager,                increasingly using jet fuel aircraft.”        extensive hardstanding.                    Moscow as part of European and
      key and growing destination for                  Avitat and ExxonMobil. “I think it is           In the U.K. the all-weather 24-hour           Southair Iceland has moved to a         global expansion. “Two sales


                                                                                                                                                                                               Royal Jet’s new
                                                                                                                                                                                               commercial vp
                                                                                                                                                                                               eyes expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                             Abu Dhabi-based Royal Jet is putting
                                                                                                                                                                                             a major focus on expanding its
                                                                                                                                                                                             operations outside its core Middle
                                                                                                                                                                                             East business base.
                                                                                                                                                                                                New vp, commercial, John
                                                                                                                                                                                             Morgan, says the company has
                                                                                                                                                                                             restructured and expanded its sales
          Elevated Knowledge                                                                                                                                                                 operations. “It is now analysing
                                                                                                                                                                                             revenue,      pricing     and     yield
                                                                                                                                                                                             management, and looking at the
                                                                                                                                                                                             whole gamut of tactical marketing
                                                                                      Know More.
                                                                                                                                                                                             across Royal Jet’s services with an eye
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                                                                                                     Germany's FAI rent-a-jet is offering customers a courtesy shuttle by chauffeur-driven   on spreading the company’s
                                              Worldwide leader in aviation market intelligence.      Maybach at Munich and Nuernberg airports. "We always want to offer just a little bit    dominance of the private jet industry
                                                                                                     more than the competition," says Siegfried Axtmann, ceo.
                                                                                                                                                                                             further afield.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                Royal Jet, by HE Sheikh Hamdan

                                                                                                                              Greys                   of London Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                             bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, is targeting
                                                                                                                                                                                             business in countries including
                                                                                                                                                                                             Russia. Morgan says: “Royal Jet is
                                                                                                                                       Chauffeur Services                                    enjoying a major increase in its
                                                                                                            Wyndham London, Chelsea Harbour, London SW10 0XG                                 market share in the up and coming

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                                                                                                                                                                                             regions of Asia, Europe and Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                             and we will be working to ensure
                                                                                                               info@greysoflondon.com • www.greysoflondon.com                                that continues.”
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      Avitat puts a strong emphasis on its members meeting regularly. The photo shows (left to right): Dogan Ilter,
      ExxonMobil Aviation general aviation manager, Europe, Africa and the Middle East: Prajeet Parepatambil,
      Royal Jet (Avitat Abu Dhabi), head of vendor standards; and Caroline Pennington, ExxonMobil Aviation, sales
      territory manager, U.K. and the Middle East.

      representatives have been                                                  setting up their regional
      appointed to head up                                                       operations        within    our
      ExecuJet’s new office to                                                   projects. The aviation sector
      support a booming market                                                   is expected to grow at more
      where three to four business                                               than 30 per cent annually for
      jets are being delivered each                                              the coming five years and the
      month,” says ExecuJet Europe                                               impressive growth of over
      md       Peter     Hartmann.                                               nine per cent for the
      “Moscow activity will centre                                               Middle East MRO market is
      around sales of the spn and          Gorka Ruíz, David España and          expected to continue over the
                                           Antonia Sánchez airside in
      the Aerion SBJ.”                                                           same period.”
                                           Malaga.
          ExecuJet manages more                                                      Abu Dhabi’s Royal Jet has
      than 110 business jets               centre in the world, has              welcomed          Abu    Dhabi
      worldwide and its managed            signed a deal with Palm               Airports Company’s (ADAC)
      aircraft fleet has grown over        Aviation to set up the project’s      plan to set up the Middle
      the past six months to over 55       first FBO. The 80,000 square          East’s      first     dedicated
      aircraft, with new arrivals          foot facility will be designed        executive airport. ADAC
      being based at Copenhagen            to cater to the flight support        is to invest US $54.4 million in
      Roskilde, Berlin Schönefeld in       services industry in the 140          transforming the Al Bateen
      Germany and at ExecuJet’s            square kilometre DWC urban            military base into an exclusive
      latest base at London City           aviation     project     under        corporate jet facility.
      Airport where a Falcon 900           construction at Jebel Ali.                Shane O’Hare, president
      has just been registered under           Under the agreement,              and ceo, Royal Jet, says: “Al
      its new U.K. AOC.                    Palm Aviation will extend its         Bateen’s location just 10
          At Berlin Schönefeld,            existing global flight support        kilometres from the capital’s
      ExecuJet is busy expanding its       operations centre to DWC              diplomatic and business
      FBO facility with a new vip          Aviation City from its existing       centres will be a compelling
      passenger       lounge     and       Dubai airport free zone office.       advantage for our strong
      enhanced facilities ready            “This is part of our expansion        corporate client base and
      for completion in October.           strategy which will see the           we are now working with
      “The 24 employees will be            company grow by 35 per cent           the relevant authorities to
      looking after up to eight            annually over the next five           assess      our     operational
      managed aircraft this year,”         years across the region,” says        requirements for Al Bateen.”
      says Hartmann.                       Khalid Al Mutawa, chairman.               Sahlee Fajutagana says
          In the Middle East Palm              Abdullah Al Quraishi, ceo,        United Aviation Services
      Aviation is setting up a             DWC Aviation City says:               (UAS), headquartered in
      handling facility at Aviation        “DWC will be home to the              Dubai, is enjoying rapid
      City which is part of Dubai
      World Central. DWC, home to
                                           world's       largest      MRO
                                           providers, largely due to the
                                                                                 expansion, accelerated by
                                                                                 the success of its new
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                                                                                 planning         international
                                                                                 expansion to reflect growth in
                                                                                 sectors including concert tours
                                                                                 and medical repatriation, is
                                                                                 reporting a requirement in
                                                                                 the U.K. for a number of
                                                                                 new or nearly new aircraft
                                                                                 catering for around half-a-
                                                                                 dozen passengers.
                                                                                    “We have sought these,
                                                                                 including the CJ1, CJ2+ and
                                                                                 Learjet 40XR from European
                                                                                 operators and have had
                                                                                 tremendous feedback from
                                                                                 clientele no longer happy to
                                                                                 accept older aircraft,” says
                                                                                 Andrew Whitney, commercial
                                                                                 director, says. The company,
                                                                                 which plans to open a new            the people on the ground who keep you in the air                     air
                                                                                 office abroad by the first
      The FlyMeNow.co.uk team (left to right) includes operations manager
                                                                                 quarter of 2009, is currently
      Rick Beasley, commercial director Andrew Whitney and sales manager         recruiting experienced air
      Barnes Hawkins.                                                            charter professionals.
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         Relentless rescue work promised by          a profitable future for ExecuJet
         Grob ceo after insolvency                   as a global business aviation force, and
         Continued from page 1                       the sales representation relationship in
                                                     33 countries. “The ExecuJet Aviation
         organised the delivery of two aircraft in
                                                     Group is, and remains the exclusive
         mid-2009; Prestige Jet of Abu Dhabi,
                                                     sales distributor of Grob Aerospace’s
         which lined up two spns for the end of
                                                     spn light jet, and furthermore shall
         this year; and ZAS Z-Aviation which
                                                     support the aircraft in many regions of
         wanted two aircraft in 2009. But Grob
                                                     the world. The spn remains an
         says: “Customers with a bank
                                                     extremely promising product in
         guarantee will get the full deposit
                                                     ExecuJet’s portfolio, as borne out by
         refund should it come to it.”
                                                     the significant customer demand,
                                                     enjoyed to date. ExecuJet shall do all in
                                                     its legitimate power to support both
                                                     Grob Aerospace, and our mutual
                                                     customers, over this trying time.”
                                                         The spn program suffered in
                                                     November 2006 when one of its two
                                                     flying prototypes was destroyed during
                                                     a demonstration flight crash near the
          The spn must overcome financial            company factory in Tussenhausen-
          problems. Photo: Anthony Quayle.
                                                     Mattsies, Germany, and the then chief
             Olver maintains the position of ceo     spn test pilot Gerard Guillaumaud
         of both ExecuJet Aviation Group and         died. Grob says that the effects of the
         that of Grob Aerospace. He says:            latest spn program delays became
         “Whilst ExecuJet enjoys a close             apparent only recently. “The staff in
         working association with Grob               Mattsies were informed promptly by
         Aerospace, the two companies are            Niall Olver and the German mds. We
                                                                                                         Rizon Jet is ready for expansion. Pictured from left to right are: Capt. William Curtis ceo; Capt. Noor Qureshi; Joanne McDine, director
         totally separate, and thus the              hope that this situation will be                    of cabin services; Capt. Shawn Sims; and Capt. Gregoire Marchand, group director of operations.
         insolvency of Grob Aerospace has no         resolved within the next few weeks
         direct bearing on ExecuJet. But it is
         important that the business aviation
         industry and our customers and
                                                     since Mr. Olver already has received
                                                     some interest from possible investors.”
                                                         Olver says: “This unfortunate
                                                                                                               Rizon Jet plans Gulf-wide coverage to
                                                                                                                  complement charter operations
         suppliers remain assured in the             situation has arisen as a consequence
         knowledge that this unfortunate             of recent delays in the spn
         situation has no affect on the ongoing      program, resulting in the increased
         viability of the ExecuJet Aviation          requirement for cash to see the                    Rizon Jet is setting up aircraft                                                              the long run. It is, we believe,
         Group, and on that of the company’s         program through to certification.                  maintenance facilities in a number of                                                         preferable to pay a premium for a new
         global aircraft sales and services          Under the circumstances, our current               locations in the Gulf region and will                                                         aircraft given that one normally carries
         business units.”                            loan provider has elected to                       offer a full aircraft management                                                              the substantial cost of the deposit
             He adds: “Whilst ExecuJet               discontinue their support.                         and       maintenance        service      to                                                  schedule anyway and in purchasing
         anticipates that spn sales and support          “In order to resolve the situation all         complement its core fleet. “We see                                                            a new aircraft one at least has the
         will materially contribute to the           possible alternatives are being                    aircraft maintenance as a growth                                                              benefit of the warranties and the first
         company’s long term business                evaluated. Given the significant                   market in the Gulf as there are                                                               five years of subsidised support
         performance, even before considering        support we have enjoyed to date, I                 insufficient existing facilities,” says ceo                                                   programmes plus the customer appeal
         the contribution of the spn,                remain confident that this disruption              William Curtis. “Many Gulf operators            An artist's impression of the Biggin Hill
                                                                                                                                                                                                      of a new airframe and the latest
         the group can confidently forecast                                                                                                             development.
                                                     can be overcome.”                                  take their aircraft to Europe for                                                             interior amenities.”
                                                                                                        maintenance inputs.”                           an aircraft catering facility. “Halal              Rizon Jet has two Premier 1As and a
                                                                                                            This will complement its new               compliant catering will be offered             Hawker 900XP already in service. A
                                                             Get in.                                    Biggin Hill development which will             as standard,” he says.                         second Hawker 900XP is scheduled for
                                                             Take off.                                  feature a 13,000 sq. m. maintenance                The company began operations               delivery in the second quarter of 2009.
                                                                                                        hangar and FBO facility. (See story on         in April 2007 and says it has                  Two Challenger 605s are expected in
                                                             Business.                                  page 1). “We expect the facility to be         increased sales to in excess of $10            the first and last quarter of 2009 and a
                                                             You are looking for flexibility             fully operational by September 2009            million annually. Curtis says: “Sales          G-5000 follows in the last quarter of
                                                             and want to save time? Busi-               and will begin recruiting and training         are growing month on month and                 2010. “We are acquiring two further
                                                             ness aviation is your answer.
                                                             It’s the mode of transportation            staff late this year” says Curtis. “We aim     we expect them to top $50 million              Challenger 604/5s late this year.” says
                                                             which gets business people                 to offer full EASA 145 maintenance             in 2009.”                                      Curtis, “and we are about to order or
                                                             to that important appointment              facilities      along     with      aircraft       The expansion follows new                  acquire further aircraft for the U.K.
                                                             – Safe, Flexible, Direct, any-
                                                             where within Europe.
                                                                                                        management packages and charter                ownership. In December 2007 the                although we are still evaluating our
                                                                                                        services pursuant to a U.K. AOC. We            company was wholly acquired by                 options in this regard. Rizon Jet also
                                                                                                        will also offer a ‘high end’ FBO service.      Qatari national, Ghanim Bin Saad               offers broking services to our clients
                                                                                                        We see the need for a service which will       Al Saad who is also chairman of                where our own fleet is unavailable or
                                                                                                        meet the expectations of clients from          the Barwa International property               unsuitable for their mission.”
                                                                                                        Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region who           development firm and of Qatari                     Curtis says the start-up Premier 1A,
                                                                                                        expect associated services such as             DIYAR, the property investment arm             although a surprisingly good aircraft,
                                                                                                        helicopter links, prestige car rental and      of the Qatari Investment Group.                has a too limited size and payload
                                                                                                        limousine services of the highest order.           Curtis says: “We try for new aircraft      range for Rizon’s remit and will be
                                                             Stuttgarter Flugdienst GmbH
                                                             General Aviation Airport Stuttgart         We aim to provide all these services in        wherever possible. However all the             phased out. “We have chosen Hawker
                                                             D -70629 Stuttgart                         house. We expect to develop a London           desirable models are back-ordered so           900XP and Challenger 605 for their
                                                             Tel. +49 (0)711-9 90 50-96
                                                             Fax +49 (0)711-9 90 50-98                  client base quickly as many                    we have to supplement in the short             reliability. We fly into Africa, India,
                                                             www.stuttgarterflugdienst.de                mainstream charter brokers are                 term with used aircraft and there is not       Asia, China and the former USSR
                                                                                                        already flying their clients with us in        much that represents good value right          where support is sparse. These newer
                                                                                                        the Gulf region and the UK business jet        now. A five-year-old Challenger 604            designs, have the benefit of being good
                                                                                                        fleet is continuing to expand.”                will often sell for more than its new          in terms of dispatch reliability and ‘get
                                                                                                            Rizon also intends to add                  cost – not a good investment for us in         you home performance.”



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          Private Jet Company takes Isle of Man to new business aviation heights
      The Private Jet Company is building a                                                                                              and pleasure.                               and European Airline transport
      sizeable managed fleet and putting the                                                                                                Driving factors in the choice of         licences and also holds Bermudian and
      finishing touches to the design of a                                                                                               aircraft include a comfortable cabin, a     Isle of Man certificates of validation.
      new FBO on the Isle of Man.                                                                                                        good range and high performance.            But he was born on the Isle of Man and
         Tony Corlett, MD, says: “Our rapid                                                                                              “We now have trained engineers based        was active in helping form the Isle of
      growth means that we have outgrown                                                                                                 on the island so maintenance is not         Man register. “There are now over 70
      our current business and hangarage                                                                                                 such an issue,” Corlett adds. “We           aircraft on the M-registration. Overall it
      premises and therefore we are                                                                                                      intend to increase the quality of our       has been a huge success, and it will
      planning to build a new state of the art                                                                                           ground based services for handling our      continue to grow.”
      private aviation facility. This will                                                                                               clientele and are currently finalising          When the register’s doors opened
      provide our clients with a first-class                                                                                             plans for a new private aviation facility   for business on 1 May 2007, the Private
      facility that is currently not available                                                                                           that will commence development later        Jet Company registered two jets and
      on the Isle of Man.”                                                                                                               this year. The company is organised so      Corlett completed the first flight in a
         The Private Jet Company, formed to                                                                                              that they just tell our operations what     Manx registered aircraft.
      accommodate customer requests for                                                                                                  time they would like to depart and to           The company’s core business
      turnkey aircraft management, has                                                                                                   where, everything else is looked after      includes aircraft sales and purchase,
      several new aircraft on order for clients                                                                                          under our management agreement.”            worldwide aircraft delivery and
      which will be managed for the clients                                                                                                 There will be job vacancies              ferry flights, de-registration and
                                                  The Private Jet Company registered the first two aircraft on the IoM M-Register’.
      by the company.                                                                                                                    available from early next year to           registration, aircraft management,
         Corlett says: “We delivered a new        purchasing a Challenger 300 for a             within two years.                        accommodate the increase in                 operations and crewing, hangarage,
      CJ3 for a European client in April and      European client. We will also be                 On average the aircraft fly           managed aircraft, including an XLS          aircraft       handling,       technical
      recently acquired a Citation XLS 560        managing that Challenger 300                  approximately 400 hours per year, with   pilot and Sovereign pilot, both based in    documentation and maintenance.
      for a local client. In addition we are      remotely for our European client.”            each client using approximately 200      the Isle of Man and a Challenger 300            The Isle of Man airport has separate
      taking delivery of a Citation Sovereign         The company anticipates operating         hours per year. Owners, Corlett says,    pilot based in Europe.                      plans for an executive jet facility (EBAN
      in February 2009, and we are also           a fleet of up to seven managed aircraft       use their aircraft for both business        Capt. Corlett has British, American      October 2007).


             Bond adds
          three EC225s to
           North Sea fleet
      Bond Offshore Helicopters is
      introducing three latest technology
      EC225s to its fleet. Bill Munro, md,
      says:    “With      their    enhanced
      specification, range and operational
      efficiency, the EC225s are particularly
      suited to long range flights servicing
      BP’s activities east and west of
      Shetland. The capability to fly direct
      from Aberdeen, with no need to refuel
      en route, avoids potential delays if, for
      example, Shetland is fog-bound.”
          The new aircraft will bring Bond
      Offshore Helicopters fleet of Super
      Pumas to ten. The three EC225s are on
      crew change contracts, as are five
      Super Puma AS332L Mark IIs, with two
      specially-modified AS332L Mark IIs
      dedicated to air-sea rescue.




      With a fleet increasing to ten, Bond
      Offshore Helicopters’ aircraft include
      Super Puma AS332L Mark IIs and the
      latest additions, three EC225s.

         Munro says the acquisition of the
      EC225s is part of a continuing
      investment programme in support
      of new contracts worth almost
      £240 million which also includes staff
      and facilities.
         The contracts include two new
      clients, ConocoPhillips (U.K.) and
      Maersk Contractors U.K., and an
      amendment to an existing contract
      with BP Exploration.
         From earlier this month, Bond is
      operating two of the new EC225
      aircraft on crew change flights for BP in
      the North Sea and west of Shetland.
         Bond will operate a third EC225
      under a five-year contract with
      ConocoPhillips for services in the
      central North Sea. Two Super Puma
      AS332L Mark IIs, released from
      contract with BP, will be used in
      support of various clients, including
      Maersk Contractors U.K., on behalf of
      North Sea Production Company, for
      which Bond began operating in June
      under a five-year contract servicing the
      McCulloch Field.
         Munro says: “The addition of new
      clients reinforces the current
      expansion of our fleet, staff and base
      facilities as part of our strategy
      to expand operations in the U.K.
      and overseas.”
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                 RUSSIA
                 REGIONAL
                 REVIEW
                                                      Charter operators in Russia look to western
                                                           aircraft to expand their business
      Despite hefty price rises in the cost of                                                                                                                                             drop in their standard of living
      fuel and a sales tax of almost 40 per                                                                                                                                                while state-owned industries were
      cent, business aviation in Russia                                                                                                                                                    auctioned off to entrepreneurs at
      continues to grow, with operators                                                                                                                                                    rock-bottom prices.
      acquiring more aircraft and                                                                                                                                                             Almost a decade later, the economy
      expanding their business to improve                                                                                                                                                  began to recover and since 2000,
      FBO and maintenance facilities                                                                                                                                                       soaring oil and gas revenues have
      there. For some time, many                                                                                                                                                           boosted state coffers and helped
      operators have wanted to see                    Avcom operates three Yak-40 aircraft in
                                                                                                                                                                                           Russia pay off its debts. Russia has the
                                                      its fleet. Photo courtesy of Avcom.
      facilities in Russia equipped more                                                                                                                                                   largest known natural gas reserves in
      like those of their European                    the Embraer Legacy.                                                                                                                  the world and is the world’s second
      counterparts and in some areas this                “In Russia, a lot of passengers want                                                                                              largest oil producer after Saudi Arabia.
      is beginning to happen. The Vologda             to use foreign aircraft. We studied the                                                                                              In 2005, oil and gas accounted for
      region is one key area that is                  market and found that the most                                                                                                       about 60 per cent of Russia’s exports.
      experiencing increasing demand for              sophisticated aircraft to suit our                                                                                                   Europe depends on Russia for much
      charter. The economy and transport              needs is the Legacy. There are no                                                                                                    of its energy and almost all existing
      system has been intensively                     new VIP aircraft being built in Russia                                                                                               pipelines head west. In much the
      developed and both private charter              and we want to accommodate                                                                                                           same way, Europe depends on Russia
      and scheduled business are growing.             more passengers.                                                                                                                     for a significant percentage of its
          Most charter operators are based               “Right now we are also planning to                                                                                                charter business. There is still
      in and around Moscow. Popular                   start our own engineering department                                                                                                 currently more demand for flights
      destinations within Russia include              to work on our Tupolev aircraft.                                                                                                     from Europe into Russia than the
      St Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod                  Although I can’t say when it will                                                                                                    other way round. Many charter firms
      and Samara.                                     be in operation, with the help of a                                                                                                  manage aircraft or base aircraft on
          Although Russian aircraft remain            very experienced chief engineer on                                                                                                   European soil on their clients’ behalf.
      popular, there are very few new                 our team we plan to expand the                                                                                                       Various factors, including the high
      Russian-made aircraft appearing on              business to develop our own                                                                                                          import tax cost of registering aircraft
      the market. Many operators are                  maintenance facility.”                                                                                                               within Russia, mean that many
      opting for western-built aircraft either           Last month, Aeroflot Plus                                                                                                         Russian owners prefer to purchase
      in response to their clients’ requests          performed about 30 flights, according                                                                                                their aircraft outside of the country
      or to meet European regulations                 to Guekov. Although there is a lot of                                                                                                and place them with Western
      governing noise levels, which has               competition from other business                                                                                                      operators. But this is slowly starting to
      prevented many operators using                  aviation firms, the biggest problem                                                                                                  change, as more business aviation
      Russian aircraft from entering Europe.          at the moment is the relatively high                                                                                                 companies set up premises in Russia.
          Sergey Guekov is director general           price of fuel.                                                                                                                          ExecuJet and Avolus are among the
      of Aeroflot Plus, an associated                    And as for the future of the                                                                                                      organisations       expanding       their
      company of Aeroflot, the Russian                business?                                                                                                                            presence in Moscow.
      airline. Formerly a broker, the charter            “It’s hard to say if business is                                                                                                     Peter Hartmann, ExecuJet Europe
      company now operates three Tupolev              improving as we were formerly a                                                                                                      md, says his company is increasing
      Tu-134 aircraft, one seats 6-8                  broker, which was a different kind of                                                                                                the four-strong staff in the city and
      passengers while the other two are              business,” he says.                                                                                                                  will be deploying more aircraft to
      also specially-tailored for the VIP                Russia has, for some time, provided                                                                                               meet demand.
      market. Although Guekov explains                a lot of business for charter operators      ExecuJet is expanding services in the air and on the ground.                               “We operate a range of aircraft
      that Aeroflot does not perform                  in Europe and this shows no sign of
                                                                                                                                                                                           from light jets, to midsize and heavy
      regular flights to the same                     abating. European charter firms have        often with management or charter                 ProAir     recently     opened    a
                                                                                                                                                                                           jets out of Moscow,” he adds.
      destination, all of its operations              been targeting the massive potential        firms. More and more operators are            representative office in Moscow.
                                                                                                                                                                                           “Demand is high and increasing
      remain within Russian boundaries.               there for a number of years, carefully      considering the purchase of larger,           Managing director Elmar Monreal
                                                                                                                                                                                           and we make sure our customers are
      The company's missions include                  navigating logistical and operational       long-range business jets to allow them        says: “We have placed a Learjet 45 and
                                                                                                                                                                                           able to get the aircraft for their
      weddings and corporate flights, often           problems as they develop business.          to reach North America and the Far            a 31A on our German AOC. Flights to
                                                                                                                                                                                           individual needs.”
      for bankers and large corporations.             Two factors continue to increase            East, and the midsize sector is               Russia will be included on that.”             Hartmann says enquiries, for both
          According to Guekov, the company            business for European operators; a          broadening too as businessmen                    Cessna’s Tom Perry, regional sales      charter and aircraft management, are
      is planning to buy two or three                 sales tax of almost 40 per cent within      seek faster and more efficient                manager for the UK, Ireland,               coming from international companies
      western-built aircraft in the near              Russia is encouraging owners to base        travel between Russian cities as well         Scandinavia and the former Soviet
      future, the most likely choice being                                                                                                                                                 as well as private customers.
                                                      their aircraft outside the country,         as abroad.                                    Union, says: “We view Russia as an            The opening of an office in
                                                                                                                                                important market for the future.           Moscow, he says, “underlines our
                                                                                                                                                The progressive spread of wealth           dedication to an already long lasting
                                                                                                                                                throughout the economy and the

                                                       Essential reading                                                                        rise of more Russian businesses
                                                                                                                                                will generate greater demand for mid-
                                                                                                                                                size jets.”
                                                                                                                                                                                           and strong relationship with Russia’s
                                                                                                                                                                                           business aviation world – a rapidly
                                                                                                                                                                                           growing market which we feel
                                                                                                                                                                                           deserves a permanent presence.”

                                                       wherever you are                                                                            As Russia’s economy has improved
                                                                                                                                                over the past decade, so the number of
                                                                                                                                                potential     charter    clients   has
                                                                                                                                                increased. Russia now boasts some of
                                                                                                                                                                                              Separately Avolus, and Russia’s
                                                                                                                                                                                           Planet Aviation Group have entered
                                                                                                                                                                                           into a strategic relationship that they
                                                                                                                                                                                           say will “bring together the two brands
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                                                                                                                         RUSSIA
                                                                                                                         REGIONAL                                I N D U S T R Y                           N E W S . . .
                                                                                                                         REVIEW


                                                                                                             Commercial department manager
                                                                                                         Oleg Loginov told EBAN: “Our clients
                                                                                                         are mainly businessmen, although we
                                                                                                         also transport some passengers on
                                                                                                         holiday. We do not have any popular
                                                                                                         destinations, but some of our clients fly
                                                                                                         regularly to the same place. It would be
                                                                                                         safe to say that the most frequent
                                                                                                         destinations are within Russia.”
      Dexter has ordered ten PC-12s for air taxi flights to southern Russian cities.
                                                                                                             Loginov said he would welcome
      yachts and limousines. Planet                                                                      improvements to the FBOs in Russia.
      Aviation Group offers charter flights,                                                             “That would be good,” he says,”I would                   Gulfstream I passes                      the authority or agency that is
      aircraft management, sales and                                                                     like to see more facilities in Russia run                fifty years                              legally responsible for operational
      acquisitions and legal and technical                                                               more like European FBOs. I think that                                                             approvals in the country where each
                                                                                                                                                                  In August the Gulfstream marked
      consulting services in Russia and the                                                              would be very good for the Russian                                                                aircraft is registered.
                                                                                                                                                                  the fiftieth anniversary of the first
      former CIS states.                                                                                 aviation industry.”                                                                                  Additionally, Gulfstream has
                                                                                                                                                                  flight of the venerable twin
          Planet Aviation Group founder                                                                      As well as fuel price hikes, one of the                                                       received validation from EASA to
                                                                                                                                                                  turboprop Gulfstream I. Around a
      and md Sergey Morozov says: “We                                                                    biggest problems for Russian charter                                                              install the upgraded version of its
                                                                                                                                                                  third of the 200 built are still in
      are already working on some                                                                        operators is that they cannot fly into                                                            Enhanced Vision System (EVS II) on
                                                                                                                                                                  service, in countries including
      exciting prospects to develop our                                                                  Europe. He explains: “The Tupolevs are                                                            any of its four in-production large-
                                                                                                                                                                  France and Turkey.
      mutual businesses.”                            Anna Barishevskaya ExecuJet office                  much bigger aircraft than the                                                                     cabin aircraft models.
          In Russia itself, there remains            manager in Moscow reports a rising tide             Gulfstream IV for example and Russian                    Annual growth in jet fleet
      much room for improvement. There is
                                                     of business.                                        customers love to travel on such big                     tops 20 per cent                         Piper delivers more pistons
      pressing demand in Russia for                     There are ambitious plans afoot to               aircraft for their internal flights. None                                                         Piper piston-engine aircraft
                                                                                                                                                                  The August 2008 edition of
      consistent       improvement          and     develop Vnukovo airport, where many                  of the smaller aircraft, such as Learjets                                                         deliveries, including the six-seat
                                                                                                                                                                  European Business Air News was
      development of business aviation              business aviation companies are                      or Gulfstreams, can offer the same level                                                          Matrix, have risen by 18 per cent in
                                                                                                                                                                  distributed to owners and operators
      infrastructure at airports. Analysts say      based. Future improvements include                   of comfort as the Tupolevs.”                                                                      the first half of 2008. Deliveries
                                                                                                                                                                  of 11,765 business aircraft in Europe
      that one of the obstacles faced by            further apron enlargement, increased                     Baltic Airlines operates helicopters                                                          overall are up 13 per cent over the
                                                                                                                                                                  and the Middle East, a fleet eight per
      companies operating air services on a         parking, and development of hangars,                 out of one of Russia’s most famous                                                                same period last year and the
                                                                                                                                                                  cent larger than one year ago. The
      regional basis in Russia is that the          a heliport and new passenger                         cities, St Petersburg, where it performs                                                          company expects to deliver 53
                                                                                                                                                                  largest increase is in business jets,
      government pays much more                     facilities. An MRO facility to support               a range of services from tourism flights                                                          turboprop Meridians during
                                                                                                                                                                  by 20 per cent to 2,468, while the
      attention to the very large aircraft          western business jets is under                       and air ambulance missions to aerial                                                              this year.
                                                                                                                                                                  turbine helicopter fleet has
      enterprises, while regional aviation          construction following an agreement                  works, photography and filming.
                                                                                                                                                                  exceeded 5,000 for the first time,
      programmes are regarded as being of           between Vnukovo Airport and                          Founded in 1993, the company has five                                                             BBJ3 receives
                                                                                                                                                                  having increased by 11.5 per cent.
      secondary importance.                         Lufthansa Technik.                                   Mi-8 helicopters. It has realised over                                                            finishing touches
          According to Hartmann, lots of                As well as a VIP hall, which is                  100 building and assembly jobs in                        Blackhawk boosts                         Boeing has completed work on the
      people from the aviation industry are         used by many political leaders                       Russia including the installation of a
                                                                                                                                                                  Beech 200s                               first BBJ3. The aircraft is now at
      trying to start up maintenance                including the Russian President and                  cross on Kazansky Cathedral in St                                                                 DeCrane Aircraft in Georgetown,
                                                                                                                                                                  Blackhawk Modifications has
      facilities for western aircraft however       other VIPs visiting the country. This                Petersburg and salvage operations on                                                              where it will receive its long-range
                                                                                                                                                                  gained EASA approval for the
      “so they don’t have to travel all over the    massive development programme                        the wreck of the “Estonia” ferry in 1994.                                                         auxiliary fuel system and a Head-
                                                                                                                                                                  upgrade of Pratt & Whitney PT6A-
      place to have their aircraft worked on.”      commenced at the airport in 2003 and                                                                          41 or 42 engines to PT6A-61 for the      up Display. Delivery to the
      Nevertheless, over the past ten years         is expected to last until 2015.                                                                               Super King Air 200 and B200 series.      customer will be in 2009.
      or so, things have become much                    Dexter Air Taxi is based at Vnukovo                                                                       MCA Aviation (U.K.), Beechcraft
      better organised than they used to be.        airport. Formed by Air Management                                                                             Vertrieb und Service (Germany)           Eclipse faces FAA review
          “It used to be really troublesome to      Group four years ago, it received its                                                                         and Ruag Aerospace (Switzerland)         Following two incidents on landing,
      get into the country and then go              AOC in 2005 and its first aircraft one                                                                        are the European distributors.           the Eclipse 500 very light jet is to be
      through customs and passport                  year later. Its first shuttle services
                                                                                                                              0809                                                                         subject of a special certification
      control, but that has improved greatly.       between Moscow, Nixhny Novgorod                                                                               EASA approves EVS down                   review by the FAA. The company has
      There       has    been      a    definite    and Samara began that year and since                                                                          to 100ft                                 welcomed the move, pointing out
                                                                                                                         HANDbook of
      improvement as they have adapted to           then, the company has gone from                                    business aviation                          EASA has approved all Gulfstream         that the model is the most tested
      European business aviation,” he says.         strength to strength. Last October, it                                 in Europe
                                                                                                                                                                  aircraft equipped with the               FAR Part 23 aircraft in decades. Six
          Charter operator Avcom agrees             celebrated the expected delivery of ten                                                                       Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System        test aircraft have completed 5,000
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      that improvements are being made.             PC-12s, which will be used to provide                                                                         (EVS) to obtain operational credit       hours of flying.
                                                                                                             The new edition is out now.
      “The infrastructure of the Russian            air taxi flights to southern Russian                                                                          for continuing approaches to 100
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Columbus passes through
      aviation industry is improving slowly
      step by step but for executive aviation
                                                    cities, including Rostov to Sochi,
                                                    Maikop, Volgograd and Astrakhan.                         Russia handling                                      feet. EU-OPS rule 1.430(h) requires
                                                                                                                                                                  pilots using instrument approach         the tunnel
      it is still not sufficient. If you have           Also based there is aircraft operator
      technical problems with a foreign
      aircraft on Russian territory you have a
                                                    Meridian Air. Its fleet includes two
                                                    Tupolev Tu-134s, which fly across
                                                                                                            and maintenance                                       procedures be able to visually see
                                                                                                                                                                  the approach lights and runway
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Cessna has completed a series of
                                                                                                                                                                                                           wind tunnel tests on its largest
                                                                                                            The 2008/09 EBAN Handbook of                          environment from a predetermined         business jet design, the Columbus.
      lot of headaches with getting spare           Russia and to some parts of Europe.                     Business Aviation in Europe, now                      distance in order to proceed with        First deliveries of the 4,000nm
      parts and maintenance. Most of the                                                                    available, covers Russia, and contains                landing the aircraft. With EVS, that     range, 10-place aircraft are on
      western-made aircraft still have to                   EBAN OCTOBER 2008                               useful details about charter operators.               distance has been reduced to 100         course for 2014.
      have their maintenance checks done             Editorial highlights will include reaction             It also details business aviation                     feet, because the pilot can use the
      outside of Russia.”                            to EASA’s tighter training regime and a                facilities and services including                                                              First production CJ4 flies
                                                     focus on Italy.
                                                                                                                                                                  visual cues EVS supplies. U.S.
          Situated at all three of Moscow’s                                                                 airports, FBOs and maintenance                        operators flying in and out of           Following the first flight of a
      airports, Vnukovo, Domodedovo and              VLJ coverage: Part II of the VLJ focus will            centres. The details can be                           Europe can take immediate                prototype in May, the first
      Sheremetyevo, Avcom’s fleet includes           appear in October EBAN which will be                   accessed through a search of aircraft
                                                     distributed at NBAA.                                                                                         advantage of the EASA approval.          production model CJ4 took to the
      two Tu-134s and three Yak-40                                                                          operated or the airport bases. For
                                                                                                                                                                  European-based operators must still      air on August 19th. First deliveries
      aircraft, the third of which it acquired       Advertising enquiries are welcome:                     more information please visit
                                                                                                                                                                  obtain operational approval from         will be in the first half of 2010.
      in April 2007.                                 please e-mail mark@ebanmagazine.com                    www.handbook.aero.




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        Choose the runway less traveled.
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        Citation Sovereign                                                                                                                                    Sure Thing ®




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