Gulfstream Aerospace appointed Tony Swift as its first field service representative (FSR) in Africa. Swift, who is based in South Africa, reports to Ken Maxwell, senior manager for international field service operations. Swift will act as the liaison between the company and Gulfstream operators based in or traveling through Africa.
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Swift Aviation Group first made headlines eight years ago, following an announcement by Embraer that the Phoenix-based charter operator, sales and maintenance provider had become the launch customer for the Legacy. Since then, the company remained largely out of the spotlight until this past January, when Swift’s private air terminal at Sky Harbor International Airport was named the official FBO of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.
Staying connected is getting easier, as Arinc Direct announced that its SkyLink broadband Internet service for business jets is now available above more than 20 European countries. According to the company, SkyLink is the only commercially available ultra-high-speed Ku-band Internet satellite service for business aircraft. Additional coverage is under development to connect SkyLink’s North American coverage with Europe.
CharterAuction, the Quincy, Mass.-based online charter broker that claims to have “the industry’s largest empty-leg database,” will now assist Phoenix-based Swift Air in finding aircraft to manage as well as match charter customers with the operator’s 15-strong fleet of business jets.