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December 10, 2012 - 1:15pm
David Donald
Oryx Jet Global 5000 Interior

Based at London-Biggin Hill, Oryx Jet begins operations this month with a new flagship: a Bombardier Global 5000. The company already operates a managed fleet of Hawker, Falcon 50 and Challenger jets, plus a number of helicopters.

December 10, 2012 - 1:00pm
David Donald
Saudi citizens are encouraged to earn private pilots licenses in these Saudi Aviation Flight Academy Diamond trainers.

As part of a drive to expand aviation and its role as a critical component of the economy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a flight academy has been established at Thumamah airfield, 28 km north of King Khalid airport at Riyadh.

December 10, 2012 - 12:40pm
Peter Shaw-Smith
Saudia Private Aviation operates four Dassault Falcon 7Xs and will open the Kingdom’s largest FBO in January.

Saudia Private Aviation (SPA), the business jet arm of Saudi Arabian Airlines, is seeing increased interest from businesses in the Kingdom in acquiring new aircraft, as it prepared to open the largest FBO in the country, at Jeddah.

December 10, 2012 - 12:30pm
Matt Thurber
Like a mirage in the  desert, the MEBA aircraft park shimmers under a December sun. Some 7,000 visitors from around the world journeyed to Dubai  to rub shoulders with like-minded aviation travelers.

The Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show’s first appearance at the Dubai World Central aerotropolis Al Maktoum International Airport is expected to see a record number of attendees, “with over 7,000 trade visitors expected,” show organizer F&E Aerospace told AIN yesterday.

December 10, 2012 - 12:15pm
Matt Thurber

Fargo Jet Center officials made the long journey to Dubai to highlight the FBO’s convenience as a point-of-entry for business jets flying to the U.S. from Europe and the Middle East.

December 10, 2012 - 12:00pm
Neelam Mathews

As India’s general aviation sector limps back to life after temporary stagnation, Middle East companies have been reaping the results of its tax-infused, straight-laced policy on maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).

December 10, 2012 - 11:45am
James Wynbrandt
Challenger Flight Simulator

Montreal, Canada-based flight training provider CAE is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) center during MEBA this week. The center was created in partnership with the Emirates Group in 2002, and some 4,000 pilots per year are trained there now.

December 10, 2012 - 11:15am
Matt Thurber

MHS Aviation, a charter and aircraft management provider based in Munich, Germany, recently signed up with Multi Service Aero. The company operates three Dornier 328s, two air ambulance-equipped Learjets (31 and 55 models), two Learjet 45XRs, one Learjet 60 and four helicopters (two AgustaWestland A109s, a Eurocopter AS350BE and a Bell LongRanger).

December 10, 2012 - 11:00am
Peter Shaw-Smith
The construction of the facility is expected to be finalized over the next couple of years.

The only big-three Middle East airline player to have an executive jet operation, Qatar Executive is expanding its fleet, preparing for the opening of its FBO at New Doha International Airport in 2014, and increasing destination options for its customers.

December 10, 2012 - 11:00am
David Donald

According to Avinode (Stand 212), the Sweden-based aviation business intelligence house and charter marketplace, although Turkey has been experiencing major growth in business aviation in recent times, with an increase of 4.8 percent from January to October, this has now been hit by the effect of the conflict in neighboring Syria.

 

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