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Chris Curtin joins ExcelAire as senior director of charter operations

Chris Curtin joins ExcelAire as senior director of charter operations

Aviation veteran Chris Curtin has joined ExcelAire as senior director of charter operations. Curtin has more than 12 years of aviation industry experience. Prior to ExcelAire, he served as corporate account manager (Northeast US) for Jetex Flight Support. Curtin also

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You will now have to take a bus to get to the EBACE static display

You will now have to take a bus to get to the EBACE static display

A new static display location will be introduced at this years European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE), with attendees needing to take a bus. The move is due to ongoing construction of the Geneva International Airport. The two minute

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HK Bellawings adds two Gulfstream’s to managed fleet

HK Bellawings adds two Gulfstream’s to managed fleet

HK Bellawings, the Hong Kong based charter and management specialist, has added two Gulfstream aircraft to its managed fleet. The aircraft, a Gulfstream G450 and a Gulfstream G550, were both added to the fleet within the space of a month.

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Japan Airlines launches private jet service with Dassault Falcon Service

Japan Airlines launches private jet service with Dassault Falcon Service

Japan Airlines (JAL) has aligned itself with Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) to provide its passengers with onward private jet flights from Paris. Under the agreement JAL passengers flying from Tokyo to Paris will be able to hop on a Falcon

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Shanghai considers building business aviation airport

Shanghai considers building business aviation airport

According to a report on the Shanghai Observer website, Shanghai is considering building a new airport that will primarily be used by business aircraft. The decision is being driven by 20% year on year growth in business aircraft movements over

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Pazos FBO in Puerto Rico rebranded as Jet Aviation San Juan

Pazos FBO in Puerto Rico rebranded as Jet Aviation San Juan

Jet Aviation and the San Juan-based Pazos FBO, located at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico, recently signed an FBO management agreement. The FBO will be managed by Jet Aviation and rebranded as Jet Aviation San Juan.

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SmartSky Networks secures $170 million Series B financing

SmartSky Networks secures $170 million Series B financing

SmartSky Networks has closed over $170 million in a multi-tranche Series B financing, completing the equity funding for the deployment of its nationwide network. The company has raised approximately a quarter of a billion dollars in equity capital. Goldman Sachs

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GainJet opens European medevac base at London Stansted

GainJet opens European medevac base at London Stansted

GainJet has established a medevac base at London Stansted. GainJet will provide the service using one of the group’s Bombardier Challenger 604 medevac aircraft registered under its Irish AOC, GainJet Ireland. The aircraft is configured with a medical stretcher system

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Jet Aviation Asia adds three new aircraft to charter fleet

Jet Aviation Asia adds three new aircraft to charter fleet

Jet Aviation has signed three new aircraft management agreements in Asia in the past six months. They include a Global 6000 and two Gulfstream G650, both based in Hong Kong. Jet Aviation’s aircraft management in Asia now stands at 33

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Irene Lores promoted at Air BP

Irene Lores promoted at Air BP

Irene Lores has been promoted to global general aviation sales and marketing manager at Air BP. Lores will be based at Air BP’s offices in Madrid, Spain and will be responsible for the company’s global sales and marketing activity in

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