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24/09/2012GULFSTREAM TO SHOWCASE THREE AIRCRAFTAT JET EXPO 2012

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will display three of its business jets at the seventh annual Jet Expo Russian International Business Aviation Exhibition being held Sept. 27-29 at Vnukovo-3 Airport near Moscow. The show will feature the wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150, the large-cabin, long-range G450 and the large-cabin, ultra-long-range G550.

24/09/2012GAMA AVIATION EXPANDS RUSSIA BASED AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

 

Gama Aviation is exhibiting at Jet Expo 2012, Moscow 27-29 September 2012 (Stand A106), promoting its aircraft management, charter and maintenance services.

Left to right: Tom Wells, General Manager and Paul Cremer, Commercial Manager, Gama Aviation.  Both will be in Moscow this week.

23/09/2012NBAA WELCOMES PASSAGE OF SENATE BILL PROHIBITING COMPLIANCE WITH EU-ETS

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today applauded final passage of Senate legislation prohibiting operators of U.S. aircraft from participating in a European scheme to regulate aviation emissions.

21/09/2012EMBRAER OPENS TWO NEW CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE IN PORTUGAL

Embraer today celebrates the opening of its two new Portugal-based Centers of Excellence in the city of Évora, Embraer Metálicas and Embraer Compósitos. The two facilities will manufacture complex airframe structures and components in their specific areas of expertise: metallic materials and composites materials. Embraer Metálicas represents an investment of € 100 million Embraer Compósitos represents an investment of € 77 million.

19/09/2012CESSNA OPENS STATE-OF-THE-ART CITATION SERVICE CENTER IN VALENCIA, SPAIN

Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron company (NYSE: TXT), is today celebrating the grand opening of its new regional Citation Service Center in Valencia, Spain.

The 100,400-square foot (9,328-square meter), state-of-the-art facility is located at Valencia Airport (ICAO: LEVC) in eastern Spain, convenient for Citation customers across Western Europe and North Africa. The Center offers a one-stop shop for comprehensive repair, completion, fulfillment, maintenance and customization services.

Cessna now operates three factory-owned Citation Service Centers in Europe, with Valencia complementing facilities in Paris, France, and Prague, Czech Republic.

Joe Hepburn, Cessna's senior vice president, Customer Service, says: "Cessna has long provided extensive customer support to our European customers, but the rapid growth of the region's Citation fleet to more than 1,000 aircraft prompted us to step up our support network. The new Citation Service Center at Valencia has been developed in close cooperation with our customers and is a showcase for Cessna's latest service standards and innovations."

The Valencia Service Center comprises 62,400 square feet (5,800 square meters) of hangar space and 38,000 square feet (3,500 square meters) of office space and well-appointed crew facilities. The facility will provide around-the-clock customer support services as well as scheduled maintenance, with capabilities including hydraulic and battery services, parts support and avionics modifications.

Cessna operates a total of 12 factory-owned Citation Service Centers across Europe, the United States and Singapore. Cessna's global Citation Service Center network also includes the ServiceDirect initiative, through which the company operates 22 Mobile Service Units in the United States, Canada and Europe, and provides further field support through Cessna's AOG Go Teams, Air Response Team, HomeService and Temporary Personnel Support.

19/09/2012UNIVERSAL AVIATION UK CELEBRATES COMPLETE REFURBISHMENT OF FBO

Universal Aviation UK, located at London Stansted Airport (EGSS), officially inaugurated its completely renovated, 10,712 square foot FBO at a celebration attended by clients, airport officials, and media. The refurbishment includes all-new crew and passenger lounges, a state-of-the-art business center and video conferencing facility, two client meeting rooms, private screening facilities, and ultra-modern showers and changing rooms.

19/09/2012API BLENDED WINGLETS CERTIFIED FOR FALCON 50 SERIES

Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) announced today that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Supplemental Type Certificate approval for its High Mach Blended Winglets on the Falcon 50 series aircraft.  European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval is expected to follow shortly.