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ExecuJet South Africa handled 2,230 flights for World Cup

ExecuJet South Africa during World CupExecuJet South Africa, which runs fixed base operations (FBOs) at Johannesburg’s Lanseria International Airport and at Cape Town International Airport, handled 2,230 flights during the FIFA Football World Cup.

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Bombardier delivers first Challenger 605 and Global 5000 to Argentina

Bombardier Aerospace has announced that it has delivered its first Challenger 605 and Global 5000 jets to customers based in Argentina.

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New terminal opens at London Heliport

New terminal at London HeliportThe new passenger terminal at the London Heliport is open. PremiAir, the UK’s largest executive helicopter charter company, operates the heliport on behalf of its parent Von Essen Group.

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Gulfstream expands PlaneParts and names Richard Shaw as manager

Richard Shaw has become manager of Gulfstream PlaneParts, a cost-per-flight-hour spare parts programme. The manufacturer is now also making the programme available to owners of large cabin aircraft.

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Kunlin Financial Leasing, Beijing

Kunlin is still waiting for final approval from China’s financial regulator. But, as a subsidiary of CNPC, China’s largest oil and gas producer and supplier, it is almost certain to become one of the country’s largest helicopter finance companies.

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VistaJet keeps it simple

VistaJet keeps it simple

VistaJet’s Thomas Flohr thinks people overcomplicate private aviation; fractional ownership does not work and he says he is not ready to sell the company.

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Third Gulfstream G250 flies

The third and final Gulfstream G250 test aircraft successfully flew on June 28.

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ExecuJet Mexico opens Toluca office

ExecuJet Mexico has opened a new office at Toluca Airport.

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PremiAir buys Biggin Hill base and Learjets from Gold Group

 

PremiAir, the helicopter charter and management company, has acquired a new maintenance and operating base at London’s Biggin Hill airport from Gold Group International. Sister company, von Essen Aviation, has bought a number of Learjets 45s as part of the deal which PremiAir will manage.     David McRobert, PremiAir MD, with a Learjet 45 
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Bombardier buys Learjet 85 simulator

Bombardier has bought a Learjet 85 full-flight simulator from CAE. It will be used to train customers and help with aircraft testing before the first Learjet 85 is delivered in 2013.

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