Grossmann Jet Service, a Prague-based aircraft management and charter group, has contracted with Jet Aviation Basel to perform the 96-month inspection on a Legacy 600. It will be the MRO’s first inspection of this magnitude on the type.
Grossmann Jet Service
Embraer has appointed Jet Aviation Basel as a fully authorized service center for the Legacy 600 and 650, allowing it to provide line and base maintenance for the super midsized business jets.
“We can now provide any kind of maintenance, exterior painting and IFE upgrades, as well as warranty and AOG support, to the growing Embraer customer base in EMEA,” said Johannes Turzer, v-p and general manager of the maintenance center at Jet Aviation Basel.
The conclusion of delegates at the Business Aviation Europe event at Biggin Hill Airport near London last month (September 14-15) seemed to be that things can only get better. But there was little hard evidence that this sentiment will be enough to push back against strong economic tides that threaten to pull the industry under once more.
Prague-based executive jet operator Grossmann Jet Service is to base a six-seat Cessna Citation II in Cannes, France, from early July. This marks the first foray out of the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region for the charter and aircraft management company.
The new Central Europe Private Aviation (CEPA) industry association has launched plans for a business aviation trade show focused on Central and Eastern Europe. The first CEPA EXPO is to be held in the Czech Republic at Prague’s Vodochody Airport Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2011.
The Central Europe Private Aviation (Cepa) industry association has launched plans for a new business aviation trade show focused on central and eastern Europe. Cepa Expo will be held at Prague Vodochody Airport in the Czech Republic from September 29 to October 1 next year. Cepa expects the new show to draw at least 120 exhibitors and generate revenues of almost $1.4 million.
The new Central Europe Private Aviation Association (Cepa) will hold its inaugural conference in the Czech capital Prague on April 22 and 23. The group has been formed to represent and coordinate the interests of business aviation companies in new European Union states, including the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia.
Last month, the Central Europe Private Aviation (CEPA) association launched with the mission to support and develop business aviation in Central Europe. The new Prague-based group will initially focus on Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, as well as Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. Grossmann Jet Service, a Czech private jet operator, became the first member of CEPA.
“I’ve wanted to be a pilot since I was a little kid, but for a long time it didn’t seem possible,” Mike Grossmann, president of Castle Aviation, told AIN. Born in Germany and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., Grossmann and his family moved to Youngstown, Ohio when he was 14.
The Czech Republic and its capital, Prague, are emerging as a key beachhead in the expansion of business aviation into the 10 new states of the European Union (EU). These countries include the neighboring Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta, and on May 1 they joined the EU, increasing its membership to 25 states.