Jet Aviation signed a management agreement with Executive Flight Support (EFS) that will see its FBO at Lynden Pinding International Airport in the Bahamas rebranded as Jet Aviation Bahamas starting next year. The current EFS facility includes 305,000 sq ft of ramp space and a 10,000-sq-ft terminal that houses 24-hour customs and immigration, concierge service, customer offices, pilot lounge and flight planning room, executive lounges, conference room, onsite car rental and 20,000 sq ft of hangar space.
Expanding into the Minneapolis FBO market, Exclusive Aerospace, an affiliate of Fargo Jet Center (Booth 2616), recently acquired the assets of Premier Jet Center at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, Minn.
“We’ve been looking for the right location to grow our business into the Minneapolis/St. Paul area,” said Jim Sweeney, president and co-founder of Fargo Jet Center. “We see a lot of opportunity for growth in providing quality maintenance support¸ aircraft management, fueling and charter services to the community.”
Launched in 2012, the UVair FBO Network, a joint venture partnership between Universal Aviation & Weather and fuel supplier Epic Aviation, now lists 25 locations in its group of independently operated upscale FBOs, with the recent addition of the three facilities of the Sacramento Jet Center (SACjet) chain.
Deer Jet, Asia’s largest business jet operator, is gradually transforming from a regional operator to a global one as it approaches its 20th anniversary. The Beijing-based company now has a fleet of 85 aircraft, based not only in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, but also in the U.S., Dubai and Moscow.
Van Nuys, Calif.-based MRO provider Western Jet Aviation (Booth 4223) has partnered with MJets, a Southeast Asia business aviation service provider, to establish a new FAA Part 145 maintenance facility at the latter’s FBO at Don Muang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. The MJets operation is currently a Cessna-appointed service facility and also services Gulfstream aircraft from the G200 through the G650.
John Riggir, a veteran of 37 years in the business and general aviation field, has been appointed vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Singapore. His responsibilities include overseeing a maintenance and FBO facility at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park as well as Jet Aviation’s Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur operations.
The primary business arms of Jet Aviation Basel, maintenance and completions, celebrated their achievements last month. Jet Aviation is exhibiting at two locations at NBAA 2014, booths 1200 and 4600.
Meridian, a private aviation company headquartered at Teterboro (N.J.) Airport, has named Greg Johnson as director of business development. His responsibilities will include expanding the company’s West Coast aircraft-management business and overseeing development of an FBO to be built at Hayward Executive Airport in the San Francisco Bay Area.
After signing agreements with Gate V and Fame Executive Aviation so as to establish operations in Vienna, Jet Aviation (Booths 1200 and 4600), a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, is now operating and managing MRO and FBO facilities at Vienna International Airport. Jet Aviation also appointed Dennis Kohr as managing director of the facility.
NBAA announced today the dates and locations of the association’s 2015 business aviation regional forums. “NBAA is pleased to once again provide these popular one-day events. The regional forums offer some of the benefits of our annual convention–access to exhibits, aircraft on display, education sessions and more–in convenient locations across the U.S.,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.
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