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January 31, 2008 - 4:58am

Bombardier has started offering its Skyjet ad hoc executive charter service alongside its Flexjet Europe’s existing Jet Membership block-charter program. Skyjet Europe offers fixed occupied hour rates in four Bombardier types–the Learjet 31A, 45 and 60 and the Challenger 604–operated by the same nine operators who provide the Jet Membership services.

January 18, 2008 - 8:23am

Early last month, while Bombardier’s Wichita and Canadian business jet production and assembly facilities remained closed during an unprecedented, four-month plant shutdown that started in late December, the aerospace unit revealed that 3,000 employees–10 percent of its worldwide employment force–will be laid off over the next 12 months.

January 18, 2008 - 8:23am

Early last month, while Bombardier’s Wichita and Canadian business jet production and assembly facilities remained closed during an unprecedented, four-month plant shutdown that started in late December, the aerospace unit revealed that 3,000 employees–10 percent of its worldwide employment force–will be laid off over the next 12 months.

January 7, 2008 - 10:58am

Bombardier Flexjet has reduced to 25 the minimum block of flying hours required to join the company’s Jet Membership charter program. The previous minimum was 50 hr. Customers’ cost of enrollment in the 25-hr program will depend on various factors, “most notably their flight profile and the aircraft selected for the trip.” Outside Europe, Jet Membership clients can use their hours for travel in the U.S., company officials said.

December 19, 2007 - 6:17am

Aviaxess, a company that has been offering helicopter and business jet charter since early 2002, is trying to create a market for FBO-type services at Paris Issy-les-Moulineaux Heliport. The firm focuses on selling 25-hour blocks of charter that can be used in a number of European locations, either on helicopters or business airplanes. Aviaxess is also a sales representative for Bombardier’s Flexjet fractional ownership program.

November 8, 2007 - 2:42am

The impressive growth of business aviation in the Middle East hasn’t excluded the region’s executive charter companies, some of which have been enjoying their most lucrative stretch  ever. Awash in available capital, they’ve not only added equipment and new markets, they’ve begun expanding into related businesses such as FBOs and maintenance services.

November 1, 2007 - 7:10am

Bombardier at NBAA’07 released its first-ever forecast for the business aviation market segments in which it competes, and the Canadian company’s crystal ball was about as rosy as anyone else’s. However, the manufacturer warned that there are downsides to an up market. “With a yearly retirement rate of 0.5 to 1 percent of the fleet and deliveries as anticipated, the business jet fleet should grow to approximately 20,600 aircraft in 10 years.

October 15, 2007 - 11:02am

Marking the first anniversary of the launch of its Hong Kong-based business aircraft charter network last month, Bombardier Flexjet Asia-Pacific believes it is the first in a market expected to skyrocket. “We think we have a winning program here,” said Flexjet Asia-Pacific general manager Gregory Kalinin.

October 4, 2007 - 9:47am

Bombardier Flexjet Europe has added a new intercontinental option to its Jet Membership block-charter program. The new service, which was launched on May 7 at Berlin’s ILA 2002 airshow, will allow its members to book flights from Europe to North America, the Middle East and Africa.

October 3, 2007 - 9:48am

Too few business aircraft are based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other Arabian Gulf states to meet rising demand for executive charter flights, according to International Air Charter (IAC), a UK-based charter brokering group that opened an office in Dubai two years ago. The company is urging charter operators to move aircraft into the region to increase capacity and stimulate further demand.

 
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