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December 12, 2012 - 3:15am
Matt Thurber
Gulfstream brought a G450 and this G550 to display on the MEBA static park. The number of Gulfstream jets in the Middle East and Africa has increased from 77 to 134 over the last nine years.

Gulfstream Aerospace has come to MEBA on the crest of a wave with deliveries of 104 large-cabin jets forecast by the end of the year, albeit “green” aircraft ready for completion and painting for customers. The company has brought a G450 and G550 to the MEBA static display but was unable to fly a G650 or the new G280 to Dubai, because it is focusing on delivering these new jets to customers.

December 12, 2012 - 3:00am
David Donald
Christian Hatje

Look out, independent charter operators! Hello, charter passengers! The launch of the world’s first corporate jet charter alliance was announced here at MEBA 2012 yesterday.

December 11, 2012 - 3:10pm
Thierry Dubois
In addition to selling business jets, Boutsen Aviation has an interior cabin design department that offers high-end business jet owners advice about the aesthetics and durability of the linen, crockery and other fine furnishings for their aircraft.

Boutsen Aviation is at the now-underway MEBA show in Dubai for the first time, promoting its new cabin interior department, which specializes in providing linen, crockery and other “loose equipment” for high-end business jets. The Monaco-based company is known for its core enterprise–business jet sales–and claims to have been involved in 247 transactions so far. The company launched its cabin interior department in 2011.

December 11, 2012 - 3:05pm
Charles Alcock
VistaJet’s Global 6000  visited  MEBA as it neared the end of a  12-city tour throughout Asia.

One of VistaJet’s Bombardier Global 6000 business jets made a brief stop here at the MEBA show on Monday as part of a 12-city promotional tour. The itinerary began in London on December 2 and has included visits to Hong Kong, Beijing, Vladivostok (Russia), Ulan Bator (Mongolia), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Moscow, Kiev, Delhi and Mumbai.

The aircraft was due to fly on to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday before returning to London after a stop in Istanbul. The block charter operator is due to conduct a tour of 12 or more African cities in February.

December 11, 2012 - 3:02pm
David Donald
(l to r) ACJ’s François Chazelle, Martin Collins from Willis, Starr’s Nigel Griffiths and Henry Adair from Willis

A runway overrun protection system (ROPS) option will be available from next year, tackling what as become the primary air transportation safety issue. ROPS is an avionics solution that compares aircraft energy state and landing performance against the runway end throughout the short final approach to the aircraft’s eventual stop. It issues warnings to pilots on final approach, if the runway length from the projected touchdown spot is too short, aiding them in making the decision to go around.

December 11, 2012 - 3:00pm
David Donald
Comlux ACJ319

Airbus Corporate Jets is exhibiting at MEBA 2012 (Chalet A9) having sold more than 170 aircraft since it was set up in the 1990s. Sixty of them have been in the wide-body category, mostly serving with government and VVIP operators.

December 11, 2012 - 2:58pm
Matt Thurber

Medical kits are not only a good idea but they are often required equipment to be carried aboard aircraft. MedAire’s new Advanced Aviation Medical Kit meets regulatory mandates while saving space and providing solutions for many critical and common medical events.

December 11, 2012 - 2:55pm
Matt Thurber
Neil Book

Jet Support Services (JSSI) named Neil Book as its new president andCEO on December 6, succeeding Louis Seno, who will serve as chairman emeritus and special advisor to the board of directors. Book has served on the company’s board for the past three years and earlier this year joinedJSSI as co-president, where he has led the sales, marketing and technical servicesteams.

December 11, 2012 - 2:52pm
Matt Thurber

At MEBA 2012 (Stand 588), OnAir announced that it has selected PATS Aircraft Systems of Georgetown, Del., as an OnAir completion center. PATS specializes in Boeing BBJ completions and auxiliary fuel tank installations and is installing Mobile OnAir in a 737-900ER BBJ. “We are seeing a high demand from VIP jet operators for in-flight connectivity,” said John Eichten, PATS senior vice president of sales and marketing. “PATS prides itself on finding innovative and industry-leading ways to satisfy our customers’ requirements, and our partnership with OnAir is a good example of that.”

December 11, 2012 - 2:50pm
Matt Thurber
Falcon 7X

Buyers of Dassault Falcon 7X jets can select the option for installation of OnAir’s mobile telephone and Internet equipment on aircraft delivered in 2014 and beyond.


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