TAG Owner Plans Around-the-world Flight

 - September 30, 2008, 12:20 PM

Aziz Ojjeh, vice president and one of the owners of Luxembourg-based TAG Group Holdings, is planning to set a new record for an around-the-world flight over the poles in the company’s Bombardier Global Express (HB-JEX). Planned for November so that airfields in Antarctica are available for emergency use, the flight will depart from and return to Farnborough Airport in England, and make five refueling stops. On board will be five pilots (including Ojjeh), one aircraft engineer, an FAI observer and one other passenger.