Hong kong firm takes first a318

 - December 30, 2008, 5:40 AM

BAA Jet Management last month took delivery of its first managed Airbus, an A318 Elite, making the Hong Kong-based company the first in Asia to operate the executive version of the narrowbody airliner. The 18-passenger Elite is also the first A318 to be registered in the People’s Republic of China and is based in Shenzhen, where it is available for charter. In addition to providing aircraft charter and management services, BAA Jet offers flight support and aircraft sales and acquisition services. BAA Jet expects to add three Airbus Corporate Jetliners and two VIP- configured A350 widebody twinjets to its fleet, which includes several Gulfstreams.