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.
Hawker Beechcraft GCS also announced here at EBACE its development of an aftermarket retrofit kit for Hawker winglets on the Hawker 750. Emmanuel Muntmark with Monsson S.A. of Romania, is the launch customer for the modification. Bucharest-based Alfa Air flies Muntmark’s Hawker 750 for charter.
Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS), which provides aftermarket service and support for all aircraft platforms of the U.S. airframer, also handles enhancements and modifications of those aircraft. Here in Geneva, GCS is highlighting new developments of several aircraft, including the Hawker 400XPR, the Hawker 750 and the King Air 200GTR.
ExecuJet Aviation (Stand 242) has added three Spanish FBOs at Gerona, Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca to its ground-handling portfolio. “ExecuJet has chosen to expand into Spain as we view it as an area of economic opportunity,” said the group’s managing director for Europe, Cedric Migeon. By growing our FBO bases now we are well positioned for when the Spanish economy begins to rebound.
The EASA has given Dubai-based ExecuJet Middle East the OK to add the Hawker 400XP, 700, 800, 900 series and 4000. The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority has also granted approval for the Hawker 800, 900 series and 4000. A spokesman for the MRO told AIN the latest additions join long-standing maintenance support for the Global 5000, Legacy 600 and 650, Gulfstream G150 and G200, Pilatus PC-12 and various Challengers and Learjets.
The Qatar CAA has granted Part 145 certification to the maintenance division of Rizon Jet, a Middle East and UK-based business aviation group headquartered in Doha, Qatar. The Doha line maintenance and repair station will be focusing on its approvals for the Challenger 604/605 and Hawker 900XP. It also provides support on wheels, tires and batteries.
Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) has announced the appointment of two new authorized service centers. Air Works of Mumbai International Airport in Mumbai, India, has been designated to support the Beechcraft King Air and the Hawker Beechcraft Premier in the region.
Lufthansa has decided to close its Swiss Private Aviation (SPA) subsidiary and is set to seal a new deal with NetJets Europe to provide charter flights for its Lufthansa Private Jets service.
Duncan Aviation has received a supplemental type certificate for installation of Aircell's cabin telecommunications router, which supports Wi-Fi access in the cabin for Aircell's Gogo Biz inflight Internet service. The STCs are applicable for the Hawker 800XP and 850XP, and the Falcon 900, 2000 and 2000EX EASy.