Charter airlines

October 5, 2008 - 8:22am

The first of what could be as many as 80 Bombardier Challenger 300 super-midsize jets has entered service with block charter operator XOJet. The airplane features a distinctive interior developed by Bombardier for XOJet. It is on static display at Orlando Executive Airport.

September 3, 2008 - 6:18am

Bombardier Business Aircraft has authorized Global Aviation of Portland-Hillsboro Airport to be an aircraft on ground/line maintenance facility (AOG/LMF) in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The authorization allows Global Aviation to perform line maintenance on the Learjet 40, 45 and 60; Challenger 604 and 605; and the Global series.

September 2, 2008 - 6:38am

German charter operator Jet Connection stopped flying early last month and appears to have ceased trading. The company’s management did not respond to AIN’s multiple requests for comment. However, a senior manager with a leading executive charter broker, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that Jet Connection has stopped operations and said that he did not expect them to resume.

August 29, 2008 - 1:57pm

Bombardier Business Aircraft has authorized Global Aviation of Portland-Hillsboro Airport to be an aircraft on ground/line maintenance facility (AOG/LMF) in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The authorization allows Global Aviation to perform line maintenance on the Learjet 40, 45 and 60; Challenger 604 and 605; and the Global series.

August 29, 2008 - 12:53pm

Germany’s DC Aviation, in a bid to become Europe’s largest operator of private jets, last month took delivery of a new Gulfstream G450, bringing its fleet to 31 business jets, ranging from the Learjet to the Airbus A319 ACJ. Delivery of the G450 follows the Stuttgart-based company’s May announcement that three Airbus A319 ACJs will join the fleet within 12 months. A total of 12 new aircraft will be added to the fleet this year.

August 13, 2008 - 11:33am

Global Aviation of Hillsboro, Ore., is now a Bombardier Business Aircraft-authorized AOG/line maintenance facility, strengthening service center coverage on the West Coast. Bombardier’s selection of Global Aviation authorizes the company to offer line maintenance on the Learjet 40, 45 and 60; the Challenger 604 and 605; and the Global series.

July 29, 2008 - 7:12am

Marshall Aerospace, in response to what it described as “the changing nature of the corporate market,” has restructured its corporate aviation activity by “ceasing work on Gulfstream and Bombardier aircraft types to concentrate fully on Cessna Citation maintenance and support.” The UK-based facility had been a partner with Bombardier in doing green aircraft interior completion work on the Canadian company’s Global Express.

July 28, 2008 - 11:41am

With a fresh coat of paint and 60 hours of logged time under its wing since it started flying on March 7, the first of two flight-test versions of Bombardier’s new Global 5000 made its public debut at the week-long Paris Air Show last month.

June 30, 2008 - 8:24am

Peter Edwards, president of Bombardier Business Aircraft, joined the company in 1995 as vice president of marketing and international sales. In 2000, he was named executive vice president of sales and was appointed president in November of last year.

June 30, 2008 - 6:25am

Among all the factors that influence a buyer’s decision to purchase one business jet over another, brand loyalty is well recognized as one of the strongest. Citation owners, looking to replace or add another steed to their stables, usually buy another Citation. Falcon owners, for the most part, buy another Falcon. And Gulfstream owners generally buy Gulfstreams.

 
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