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Panama Jet Center To Begin Operations In December

 - October 23, 2014, 10:55 AM

Heliflight Aviation Group (Booth 1272) is to open a new FBO facility at Albrook “Marcos A. Gelabert” International Airport in Panama in the coming weeks. Known as the Panama Jet Center, the facility is ready to go and is expecting to get the necessary paperwork to begin operations in the first week of December.

Panama’s economy has boomed in recent times, and with it has come a dramatic increase in corporate flights to around 7,000 per year, and rising. The new FBO will offer with a full range of amenities, including customs/immigration clearance and the only temperature/humidity-controlled hangar in the region. It will also offer overflight and landing permits for domestic and international flights.

Panama Jet Center’s parent group, Heliflight Aviation, has been providing aviation services for many years and is the only legal charter operation in Panama, with a fleet of 19 aircraft. Fixed-wing managed assets include a Gulfstream IV, Citation Ultra, Citation X and a Piper Seneca II. A Citation Excel on pre-buy will join the fleet shortly. The majority of the fleet comprises 15 Airbus Helicopters products, and Heliflight is the local distributor and service center for the marque.

Heliflight’s helicopter fleet operates on a variety of duties in a number of countries. As well as various charter duties for sightseeing, aerial photography, transport and rescue, the company undertakes mining support operations in Peru and oil industry support in Mexico, both employing underslung loads. The company is also active in Ecuador.