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Global charter management company also grows line maintenance business and its FBO network
Arrangements are also being finalized to position two unspecified NetJets aircraft in China to support its charter business.
In-development business jet has already achieved its full performance envelope is on schedule for certification in 2015.
New lighting and cabin management system technology are providing more affordable options for upgrading private aircraft cabins.
As announced at ABACE 2014, the two G450s and a new G550 will be based in Hong Kong.
Deal covers 60 super-midsize and large-cabin Gulfstreams and 10 Bombardier Challenger 350s.
Lack of charter stats, activity impacts business aviation forecasting ability
China had 189 general aviation firms at the end of last year, a 41-percent increase over 2012, while the fleet increased 23.4 percent to 1,654 aircraft.
Minsheng Financial Leasing confirmed yesterday that it had placed big orders with both Gulfstream and Bombardier in the fourth quarter of last year.
Nextant Aerospace is currently developing the G90XT, a modified King Air 90 twin turboprop with new GE H80 engines and Garmin G1000 avionics.