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November 30, 2006, 8:22 AM

Special slot procedures are scheduled at about 20 German airports during the World Cup football tournament to be held this summer from June 9 to July 9. The games–about 60 of them–are expected to draw a significant number of corporate aircraft to airports in and around the 12 host cities.

November 30, 2006, 8:19 AM

Snecma’s announcement in January that it is to develop the new SM-X turbofan for small regional airliners and mid-sized/large business jets took many by surprise, given the existence of several well-established players in the field and the enormous cost involved in designing and manufacturing an

November 30, 2006, 8:18 AM

UK operator Club328 (Booth No. 1672) has introduced an intriguing way to market charter flights through its new SkyBond program. Customers hand over £1 million ($1.75 million) to be put in an escrow-protected bank account in Club328’s name for a six-year period.

November 30, 2006, 8:13 AM

The French chapter of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA France) is preparing for a restructuring under the leadership of its new president, Serge Chevillard.

November 30, 2006, 8:12 AM

Jet Personales (Booth No. 957) is a newcomer to Spain’s growing business aviation industry and it claims to be the country’s first executive charter firm that owns all the aircraft it operates.

November 30, 2006, 8:11 AM

Executive Airlines, Spain’s second-ranking executive charter operator, has increased its fleet from four aircraft to seven and expects to add five more in the next two years, for a total of 12, to serve what it calls a growing but very competitive market.

November 30, 2006, 8:08 AM

Gestair makes a fair claim to being Spain’s leading business aviation group, with about 60 percent of the national executive charter market. It also claims to be the third-ranking operator for the whole of Europe in terms of the number of aircraft operated and passengers carried.

November 30, 2006, 8:05 AM

Lufthansa Technik (Booth No. 744) is continuing to expand both the geographical reach and the range of its support services for VIP and corporate customers.

November 30, 2006, 7:37 AM

Jet Aviation, founded almost 40 years ago in 1967 by the late Carl Hirschmann as a modest one-hangar FBO in Basel, Switzerland, has enjoyed constant growth ever since the company was acquired by European private equity company Permira Funds in mid-2005.

November 30, 2006, 6:34 AM

When thinking of the French business aviation scene, most people would probably immediately call to mind Paris Le Bourget. But France also boasts several other general aviation gateways that are enhancing business aviation facilities.

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