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December 11, 2012 - 2:45pm
Matt Thurber
Vladimir Petak, ABS CEO

ABS Jets of the Czech Republic has traveled to MEBA 2012 to highlight the company’s launch of services in the Gulf region. With bases in Prague and Bratislava, ABS Jets (Stand 386) is offering operation control center services and other services to Gulf-based operators.

December 11, 2012 - 2:41pm
David Donald

Jet Professionals, the wholly owned staffing specialist and subsidiary of Jet Aviation, has announced two new ventures here at MEBA: a strategic alliance with Future Stream Japan; and a similar arrangement with EDI-Staffbuilders in the Philippines.

December 11, 2012 - 2:40pm
David Donald

Arinc Direct has brought a range of its products to the MEBA show, underlining its position as a leading flight services solutions provider for business aviation. The company (here at Stand 387) is showcasing its Connect Communication System, a new development that provides three-in-one capability in a single portable device.

December 11, 2012 - 2:38pm
David Donald
ARINC's Connect Communications System

ARINC anticipates its Connect Communications System (CCS), designed to give current generation capabilities to aircraft equipped with legacy Satcom systems, will be popular in the Middle East. Here the business aviation fleet “is quite dominated by larger aircraft, some former airliners with existing satellite infrastructure that might be relatively old,” said James Hardie, the company’s director, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

December 11, 2012 - 1:45pm
Neelam Mathews
Air Works recently commissioned a paint hangar under its Air Livery brand at the Bratislava airport in Slovakia. The facility is booked with work up to next May.

Business for general aviation providers in India is generally slow as the economy shows signs of slackening, yet 60-year-old Mumbai-based Air Works Engineering is looking at innovative ways to expand its business in India and abroad.

December 11, 2012 - 10:00am
Thierry Dubois

Sabena Technics (Stand 619) is promoting its capabilities in VIP aircraft completion and refurbishment, as company officials see the Middle East as a fertile region for its business. The company, whose parent TAT Group is based in Tours, France, also is engaged in aircraft leasing and real estate businesses. It plans to open a showroom in Bordeaux, France, where customers can plan their interiors.

December 11, 2012 - 9:00am
David Donald

Here at MEBA 2012, U.S. private jet charter company ExcelAire (Stand 597) is launching a new international transfer service (ITS) for passengers arriving in New York on long-haul airline flights. ExcelAire’s team will meet passengers as they arrive at either New York-John F. Kennedy or Newark International airports, and swiftly transfer them to awaiting private jets for their onward journeys.

December 11, 2012 - 9:00am
David Donald
Embraer’s Legacy 650, with a striking new cabin design, made its first trip to the Middle East, arriving at MEBA to be presented to enthusiastic showgoers.

Just two weeks after beginning the flight-test campaign for its Legacy 500 midsize business jet, Embraer’s executive jets division arrived at MEBA 2012 with a string of other important milestones behind it.

December 11, 2012 - 8:15am
David Donald

If you walk around the static display here at MEBA 2012, a common theme emerges: there are hardly any airplanes on show that do not have upturned wingtip extensions.

December 11, 2012 - 7:45am
Charles Alcock
Jorge Colindres, CEO of the Aviation Registry Group (left), and San Marino civil aviation director Marco Conti are here at MEBA after having signed a 10-year exclusive agreement for ARG to administer the European state’s aircraft registry, which has been opened up to foreign owners.

San Marino has relaunched its aircraft registry by taking steps to make it more attractive to foreign owners and has signed a partnership agreement with U.S.-based Aviation Registry Group (ARG), which already administers Aruba’s offshore registry.

 

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