The French branch of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) expanded its board of directors from eight to 11 members, consisting of seven representatives of aircraft operators and four drawn from the group’s associate members.
ExecuJet Aviation added three Spanish FBOs at Gerona, Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca to its ground handling portfolio. According to managing director for Europe Cedric Migeon, “By [expanding] our FBO bases now we are well positioned for when the Spanish economy begins to rebound.
European transport commissioner Siim Kallas recently presented Flightpath 2050, a report prepared by a group of high-ranking air transport executives in the European Union that sets research priorities and ambitious industry goals for 2050.
Embraer announced that the European Union has formally approved the company’s proposed $64.7 million manufacturing complex in Évora, Portugal. The company broke ground in July 2009. “This announcement is faithful to Embraer’s practices where all regional development projects have to be formally and properly approved.
JetEx Flight Support opened its second site in Europe with a new facility at Kiev, Ukraine, in September. In addition to further FBOs planned in Ukraine, the Dubai-based company is planning to open a facility in that country next year.
Meanwhile, talks are under way for sites in Lebanon and China. According to Mariya Vynohradova, JetEx business development manager for countries of the
The European Regions Airline Association, which represents 70 intra-European airlines, has welcomed the “modest sign of gradual recovery” from the global recession. But the effect of airspace closures following the Icelandic volcanic eruption in April offset apparently strong underlying growth in European regional air travel in the year’s first half.
European Regions Airline Association member airlines expressed “outrage” at the failure of national governments in the region to compensate them for costs incurred in reimbursing passengers for flight cancellations following the eruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull in April.
"Those of us in this room will feel pretty good five years from now," predicted David Sokol, chairman, president and CEO of NetJets. "Time is the friend of good businesses." Sokol made the comment yesterday at Dassault Falcon's annual NBAA "family breakfast," where he was the guest speaker and revealed plans for NetJets to open an outlet in China. Dassault Falcon hosted the event at the Omni Atlanta CNN Center.
Jet Aviation Moscow Vnukovo recently announced that it has expanded its base and line service maintenance coverage to include Bombardier Challenger 300s and Gulfstream G200s under its EASA 145 maintenance approval. The operation has continuously expanded its service capabilities since it became a legal Russian entity in May.
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has been preparing its members for the new requirement for operators to have a safety management system (SMS). The Brussels-based group has staged a series of workshops on how to develop, implement and maintain an SMS toolkit according to the guidelines of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC).