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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.