Le Bourget

November 10, 2008 - 6:44am

Clean Jet Aviation (Stand No. 845), a French company that specializes in business jet cleaning, has opened a new base at Bahrain’s Manama Airport. The company said this may be the first of several operations in the Middle East and it claims to be the first in the region to offer comprehensive cleaning services for business jets.

September 23, 2008 - 5:49am

Dassault Aviation and Unijet, two companies that have a long history at Paris Le Bourget, have been selected to operate from the new terminal at the dedicated business airport. More activity is planned on the airport, as Dubai-based JetEx Flight Support will operate a VIP FBO at the main terminal at the site’s entrance. It is the first Middle East aviation company to establish permanent operations in Europe.

May 29, 2008 - 5:10am

Dubai-based JetEx Flight Support plans to open a new FBO at Paris Le Bourget Airport in October, providing full ground handling services and a large VIP lounge, as well as in-flight catering and ground transportation. The new facility will be located in Le Bourget’s Terminal d’Aviation d’Affaires building.

May 21, 2008 - 1:30am

France’s prime business aviation gateway is set to pass the next stage in its ongoing redevelopment when a new executive terminal opens at Paris Le Bourget Airport on June 30. A former maintenance facility building has been completely renovated and refurbished in a $8.5 million makeover.

May 19, 2008 - 12:29pm

Dubai-based JetEx Flight Support has announced a major move into the European marketplace. The company is to open a new FBO at Paris Le Bourget Airport in October, providing full ground handling services and a large VVIP lounge, as well as in-flight catering and ground transportation.

May 17, 2008 - 5:04am

French-based operator Ixair (Booth No. 1088) will soon be the first to fly the Cabri, a new light piston helicopter produced by startup company Guimbal Hélicoptères. The first of a firm order for 10 helicopters should be delivered before this summer. The event was initially pegged for March but a longer-than-expected production start phase has delayed it.

January 9, 2008 - 10:27am

PrivatAir’s Paris Le Bourget FBO has completed ISO 9001-2000 quality certification. The executive aircraft handling operation, which trades under the name PrivatAir France, has been approved on the basis of the quality-management system it introduced in August using a model launched by PrivatAir at its Geneva base in 1998.

December 19, 2007 - 1:51pm

Aéroports de Paris (AdP) is seeking to expand the commercial horizons of the French capital’s dedicated business aviation gateway, after several years in which its ambitions to attract new based operators and service companies have been dented by an adverse economy. At the same time, the airport has made progress both on controlling aircraft noise and on implementing more effective security controls.

December 6, 2007 - 7:36am

Paris Le Bourget Airport is to open a new terminal building next month. The facility will have room for two FBOs and offices available for rent.

October 15, 2007 - 10:58am

Business aircraft passengers and crews are facing fines and delays after inadvertently falling afoul of French Customs regulations on currency. According to FBOs at Paris Le Bourget Airport, customs officers there are rigidly enforcing the requirement to declare currency in excess of £7,622 ($8,239) when arriving in or departing from France.