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News and issues concerning the aviation charter industry and markets, including company announcements, regulations, new developments and labor issues.

November 29, 2006 - 6:47am

Barcelona, Spain-based charter operator Executive Airlines is offering new services such as third-party handling, U.S. visa waiver processing and operations to and from London City Airport.

The firm is now offering handling services for third-party operators at Barcelona and Madrid airports. These services will be expanded by the recent purchase of Aeroplanning, a Madrid-based corporate flight planning specialist.

November 29, 2006 - 6:08am

Giving “club class” a new meaning, Italian carrier Eurofly is about to begin charter operations with an Airbus A319LR “business liner” on static display here at the EBACE show. Eurofly acquired the aircraft new about a year ago and holds an option on a second example.

November 29, 2006 - 5:55am

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November 29, 2006 - 5:47am

Zurich based Exklusiv Aviation Services also has offices in Moscow and Istanbul. This clearly indicates its orientation, although the company says it is offering worldwide service. Exklusiv works as an executive charter broker at large but has a special relation with Luxair for marketing the seats of its fleet of seven Falcon 900s and 2000s.

November 29, 2006 - 5:41am

Raytheon yesterday sold five Premier IA jets in two separate deals announced here at the EBACE show.

First, fast-growing UK executive charter operator Club328 agreed to acquire four more of the light jets from Raytheon Aircraft. The buyer has been operating two Premier Is since January and says the aircraft have been booked solid for leisure and business purposes.

November 29, 2006 - 5:33am

Owners of Ferrari F430 sports cars will be educated about the advantages of business jet travel and the specific benefits of the Bombardier Skyjet International charter service, thanks to an agreement signed here yesterday with Team Ferrari West Europe.

November 29, 2006 - 4:44am

CharterX has added Russian to the available languages in its online “trip-builder” executive charter capacity database that already offers English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. “Russian-speaking travelers represent a growing customer base,” according to CharterX president James Betlyon.

November 28, 2006 - 1:01pm

Club328, the executive charter company operating out of Southampton, UK, plans to base a new 328Jet in Germany starting this summer. The aircraft features a corporate shuttle 19-seat interior and will be promoted both in Germany and Eastern Europe, mainly in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Baltic states.

November 28, 2006 - 12:10pm

Maverick Helicopters of Las Vegas, Nevada, has placed an order for nine Eurocopter EC 130 B4 helicopters. The air-tour and charter operator already has 12 EC 130 B4s and six AS 350 B2 Ecureuils. When it takes delivery of the newly ordered nine, it will become the largest operator of the EC 130 in the world.

November 28, 2006 - 11:40am

A decade ago, many U.S. charter operators were voicing the same anxieties that their European counterparts are expressing today in their opposition to proposed new part-private part-commercial operating rules for fractional ownership. In short, they too believed that the major fractional providers would wipe them off the face of the earth, having been handed an unfair competitive advantage.