17/09/2008GULFSTREAM G450 AND G350 SURPASSES 100,000 HOURS

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The large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G450 and the large-cabin, mid-range G350 business-jet fleet recently surpassed 100,000 flight hours, achieving the milestone less than four years after the first G450 entered service on May 7, 2005.

16/09/2008SIGNATURE’S GROWTH CONTINUES

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BBA Aviation plc, announced that Signature Flight Support has acquired Southern Aero Services Ltd, which wholly owns Interflight Executive Aircraft Services, the sole source provider of FBO services at London Gatwick Airport in the UK.  The new addition will join Signature Flight Support’s leading global FBO network, which now includes 23 locations at key cities across Europe.

15/09/2008LEA AIRCRAFT ADDS CITATION EXCEL TO FLEET

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London Executive Aviation, standing as one of the UK ’s foremost Cessna Citation Excel operators, has been affirmed with the addition of a further Cessna Citation Excel to its AOC (Air Operator Certificate).  LEA sourced the new aircraft, G-XLGB, from another operator, acting on behalf of a long-standing charter customer who has made the step up to full aircraft ownership.  LEA, one of Europe ’s largest private jet charter operators, is to provide full aircraft management services for the jet, which is available for immediate charter from its new base at Stansted.

12/09/2008FLIGHTCRAFT COMPLETES BAT

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Flightcraft, Inc. announced the recent completion of a $1.5 million Business Aviation Terminal (BAT) at their Eugene, OR facility.

10/09/2008ARINC’S SKYLink BROADBAND HEADS FOR CARIBBEAN

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ARINC Direct announced it has expanded its SKYLinkSM broadband satellite communications network to include substantial coverage of the Caribbean, Central America, and part of South America. ARINC’s development partner, SES AMERICOM, is providing the new satellite coverage over its Ku-band Satellite NSS-7, and will be transitioning to its future home on SES AMERICOM’s AMC-21 satellite in the fourth quarter of 2008.

09/09/2008ExecuJet TO EXPAND COMPLETIONS ACTIVITY

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ExecuJet Aviation Group is marking three years’ activity of handling aircraft interior design and completions by moving into larger executive jet types. By the end of the year, the Zurich, Switzerland-based company is hoping to add Airbus ACJ and Boeing Business Jets to its current, primarily Bombardier Business Jets portfolio. A brand new dedicated customer showroom, located at Zurich Headquarters is scheduled to open this autumn.

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