The new Central Europe Private Aviation (CEPA) industry association has launched plans for a business aviation trade show focused on Central and Eastern Europe. The first CEPA EXPO is to be held in the Czech Republic at Prague’s Vodochody Airport Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2011.
Bombardier has appointed New Jet International as its exclusive sales representative for Switzerland, marketing the Learjet, Challenger and Global families of business jets. The Monte Carlo-based company has represented Bombardier in Italy and Monaco for almost 20 years.
Bombardier has scheduled five regional maintenance and operations conferences for this year. The Canadian OEM has a 20-year tradition of holding large M&O conferences in North America for Learjet, Challenger and Global operators. This year it is expanding its outreach program to include two-day regional M&O conferences in Hong Kong (April 13 to 15), Amsterdam (September 21 to 23) and Atlanta (October 18 to 20).
Bombardier named classical music star Lang Lang as one of its business aircraft brand ambassadors. According to the Canadian airframer, the classical pianist’s need for flexibility, comfort and timesaving makes him the consummate business traveler–perfectly suited to represent the Learjet, Challenger and Global brands.
Bombardier on Friday announced that it logged 85 negative net orders for its Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets in the fiscal year ending January 31. The Canadian aircraft manufacturer also delivered 176 business jets last year, compared with 235 for the same period in 2008. By model line, it delivered 44 Learjets last year versus 70 in FY08, 82 Challengers (115) and 50 Globals (50).
Jet Aviation’s U.S. charter division is now operating under its own Part 135 charter certificate as Jet Aviation Flight Services. Previously, aircraft managed by Jet Aviation in the U.S. were operated under Part 135 rules by a third-party air carrier, which currently is Priester Aviation.
Bombardier has named classical music star Lang Lang as one of its business-aircraft brand ambassadors. According to the Canadian airframer, the classical pianist’s need for flexibility, comfort and timesaving makes him the consummate business traveler–perfectly suited to represent the Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft brands.
Jet Aviation has launched its own charter company after purchasing sole-proprietor charter operator K Services and naming the new charter division Jet Aviation Flight Services.
Bombardier reported $4.6 billion in revenues for its fiscal third quarter (ending October 31), which is on par with the previous year. However, third-quarter revenues at Bombardier Aerospace fell from $2.3 billion in 2008 to $2.1 billion due to fewer aircraft deliveries, namely a 42-percent drop in business jet shipments. During the quarter, Bombardier delivered 33 business jets versus 57 in 2008.
Jet Aviation has purchased charter company K Services and now for the first time is the holder of a U.S. Part 135 charter certificate. Before its acquisition in November 2008 by Gulfstream owner General Dynamics, then foreign-owned Jet Aviation had planned to develop its own charter company but halted that effort and entered into an agreement to broker charter flights to Priester Aviation.