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05/11/2008RIZON ADDS HAWKER 900XP, CHALLENGER 605S, MORE

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Rizon, the Bahrain-based executive jet company, is positioning for some dramatic expansion over the next 18 months. A second Hawker 900XP will join its existing fleet mid 2009. Three Bombardier Challenger 605’s are due to enter service imminently, the first in December 2008, with the following two due in March 2009 and November 2009, respectively.

04/11/2008ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO

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By Liz Moscrop
BART recently caught a ride on Bombardier’s demonstrator Challenger 605. The latest addition to the 600 family. The aircraft has been in service since January 2007.

04/11/2008BRAND NEW GULFSTREAM G150 FOR AVCON JET

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Austrian based Avcon Jet AG announced the latest addition to its fleet of already twelve business jets: A brand new Gulfstream G150 arriving in Kiev and ready for charter in the Ukrainian capital.

31/10/2008CITATION COLUMBUS CONSTRUCTION STARTS

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Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius joined Cessna Aircraft Company Chairman, President and CEO Jack J. Pelton to celebrate the start of construction of the company’s new Wichita Citation Columbus design and assembly facility. Cessna announced it will build the assembly facility at its Mid-Continent facility in April following approval by the Kansas Legislature of a new incentive measure designed to keep and attract new business.

31/10/2008JSSI ENROLLS TURBOPROPS AND HELICOPTERS

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Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI®) recently announced a no up-front enrollment fee option for all turboprop and helicopter operators who enroll onto a JSSI engine hourly cost maintenance program.

30/10/2008EMBRAER LEGACY 600 TO SHINE AT AVEX 2008

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Embraer will showcase the Legacy 600 super midsize executive jet for the first time at the Aviation Expo (AVEX) 2008 air show and aviation exhibition, November 5-8, at Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, in Egypt.

29/10/2008LUFTHANSA TECHNIK LANDS IN SOFIA

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Lufthansa Technik opened its new overhaul facility at Sofia airport in Bulgaria. The new company is a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik AG (80%) and Bulgarian Aviation Group (20%).