France has not been as badly hit as many other countries by the financial crisis and neither has its business aviation community, according to the French chapter of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA).
Paris’ Le Bourget Airport (Booth No. 547) has pressed ahead with its long-term development plan despite the economic climate and is focusing on improving access to the site. The first phase of the Le Bourget redevelopment plan, which is to run through to 2023, was completed last year with only a few minor aspects of the work deferred.
Business aviation group Comlux plans to expand its services into the FBO sector by establishing a new facility at Paris Le Bourget Airport. The new base, being developed in partnership with Landmark Aviation, is due to open in March next year.
France-based helicopter operator Ixair is stopping its private pilot training business and laying off about 10 employees. These changes, combined with slow demand for passenger transport, have caused a reorganization of the company’s sites throughout the country.
JetEx has officially opened its new FBO at Paris Le Bourget Airport. The Dubai-based business aviation services group has big ambitions to expand internationally and sees its new French operator as a key first step.
On this 100th anniversary of the Paris Air Show French journalist Gil Roy continues his reflections on the greatest moments from the salon du Bourget’s illustrious history with a look at the show became a focal point–thankfully a peaceful one–for the Cold War.
This past March marked the first anniversary of Embraer’s Executive Jets Service Center at Le Bourget Airport (LBG), Paris, France. The EASA Part 145 facility is dedicated exclusively to the support of Embraer executive jets and is located in a 20,500-sq-ft hangar on 36,600 sq ft of land and ramp space.
Recent public attacks on business aviation have sought to portray the industry as exhibiting unwarranted privilege at a time when so many are suffering in the economic crisis.
Dubai-based JetEx Flight Support has made its first move into FBO management by buying the FlyingGroup facility at Paris Le Bourget Airport. The FlyingGroup, based in Belgium, sold the FBO so that it can focus on its aircraft charter and management activities. Details of the sale were not disclosed.
Dubai-based JetEx Flight Support has made its first move into FBO management by completing the acquisition of the Flying Group facility at Paris Le Bourget Airport. The Belgian company has sold the FBO for an undisclosed sum so it can focus on its aircraft charter and management activities. According to JetEx CEO Adel Mardini, the Paris acquisition is part of a long-term strategy to establish an international network of FBOs.