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London Oxford starts building new hangar

London Oxford Airport has started building a new £3 million three-bay hangar. The airport is looking for a company to run the new facility.

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Geoff Gates launches European aircraft escrow service

Geoff Gates, the brother of Sean Gates who founded Gates & Partners, a London aviation law firm, has launched Securus, a new European escrow account service.

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Flight Options launches iPhone Application

Flight Options has become the first fractional ownership company to launch an iPhone application.

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NetJets cuts smallest share to just 24 hours

NetJets, the world’s largest fractional aircraft ownership company, is now selling 1/32 shares of aircraft equivalent to just 24 hours. Until now, the lowest share the company has ever offered is 50 hours.

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Davis named head of Gulfstream government contracts

Joanne Davis has been appointed director, government contracts
at Gulfstream   


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German MoD Global 5000 certified

Transport Canada has issued a Certificate of Airworthiness for the first Global 5000 to be operated by the German Federal Ministry of Defence (FMOD). The ministry ordered four Global 5000s for VIP and medical evacuation flights after the German Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) selected the aircraft.

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Flexjet, Jet Solutions and VistaJet form alliance

Flexjet, Jet Solutions and VistaJet have announced an alliance so there customers can fly on each other’s aircraft.

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VistaJet launches in West Africa

VistaJet, the European aircraft operator, is expanding into West Africa and basing two aircraft in Lagos.

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Airbus Corporate Jets and Prestige Business Liners

Airbus followed Boeing into the business jet market in 1997 when it launched the Airbus Corporate Jetliner family. Since then it has sold 109 Corporate Jetliners, delivering 81 (five aircraft operated by airlines have also been converted).

Ultra high net worth individuals, charter operators and governments have also ordered 53 A330s, A340s and A350s. The single A380 business liner has not yet been delivered.

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ExecuJet promotes Yu Yubin to China head

Yu Yubin  

ExecuJet Aviation Group has promoted Yu Yubin to general manager for China. He joined the company in September 2008 as aircraft sales director for China having worked at Airbus.

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