Western Asia

July 1, 2009 - 5:37am

Bahrain-based Bexair has launched a new company called Aventura Air Center to “own, operate and manage its FBO in Bahrain and expand FBO operations throughout the Middle East and other parts of the world,” according to Bexair. While Aventura will run the FBO, including aircraft handling and fueling at Bahrain, Bexair will remain a charter company.

June 17, 2009 - 10:14am

The inaugural Bahrain International Air Show (BIAS), which will take place Jan. 20 to 23, 2010, was officially launched in Paris yesterday after a host of major aerospace companies agreed to participate in the exclusive chalet-only event.

May 13, 2009 - 9:36am

Abu Dhabi-based executive charter operator Prestige Jet this week became the latest business aviation company to sign up as an exhibitor at the new Bahrain International Air Show to be held in the Arabian Gulf state next year (January 21-23).

May 12, 2009 - 1:05pm

Arab Wings has stepped up its expansion plans by taking delivery of a new Bombardier Challenger 605 just before the EBACE show opened. The Jordanian charter operator is also applying for an aircraft operator’s certificate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where it is about to launch a sister company called Gulf Wings from a base in Sharjah.

May 12, 2009 - 12:15pm

RayaJet and Ayla Aviation Academy advanced their plan to form a new business aviation service group in Jordan and other parts of the Middle East by signing a memorandum of understanding here at the EBACE show yesterday. By the end of this year, the two companies intend to restructure under a single name.

May 12, 2009 - 5:56am

RayaJet chairman Nader Dajani today explained the thinking behind the Jordanian charter operator’s purchase yesterday at EBACE of a Hawker Beechcraft Premier II light jet. “The Middle East has always been focused on luxury,” Dajani said. “The bigger and fancier, the better. In the U.S., business people work out their cost per hour and decide how they can save money. They are astute. They count dollars before cents.

December 1, 2008 - 8:50am

Bell 212, Persian Gulf, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 3, 2008–All seven people aboard the Aerogulf Services Bell 212 were killed when the helicopter hit a crane while taking off from an oil rig in the Persian Gulf. The helicopter had flown cargo from Dubai. After unloading the cargo, it lifted off the helipad, hovered and moved backward into the crane.

December 1, 2008 - 6:26am

Avjet has partnered with Executive Aircraft Sales of Abu Dhabi, UAE. The alliance, which expands Avjet’s global presence into Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Moscow, will focus on sales, acquisitions, management and charter operation of large-cabin aircraft, including the BBJ, Gulfstreams and Globals.

November 16, 2008 - 9:04am

New business announced on the first day of MEBA 2008 vastly exceeded expectations with fast-approaching $2 billion worth of new aircraft orders announced in just a few hours yesterday. The sales stampede has set MEBA on course to become the true fulcrum for the world’s fastest growing business aviation marketplace.

November 16, 2008 - 6:43am

Jordanian charter operator Rayajet has placed firm orders with Bombardier for a Challenger 300 and one of the larger Challenger 605s. Today it plans to announce a strategic alliance with Ayla Aviation Academy, a flight-training provider based in Aqaba, Jordan. The new airplanes will join a Challenger 601 RayaJet currently operates for Middle East clients.

 
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