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  • www.ainonline.com Vol. 45 No. 34

    PUBLICATIONSWednesday 12.12.12

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    HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, and Chairman & Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group (center), today officially opened the fourth MEBA. To his left is Ali Al Naqbi, Founding Chairman of MEBAA; and behind him on his right is Khalifa Al Zaffin, Chairman of Dubai World Central. See story page 4.

    Aircraft Finance Manufacturing Aircraft Ownership Maintenance Industry Associations

    The Jet BusinessThe worlds first business jet store was opened this year by Steve Varsano. The Jet Business is high-tech with a sophisticated iPad app making aircraft selection a breeze. Page 6

    Embraer brings familyBrazilian manufacturer Embraer continues to strengthen its business aircraft range, bringing three distinct aircraft types to MEBA: a Phenom, a Legacy and a Lineage. Page 11

    Malta Boosts RegistryThe Mediterranean island has joined the trend for promoting aircraft registration to business aircraft owners and operators. Page 15

    East Looking WestIndian company Air Works believes that the new airport near Jebel Ali could be the best place for its future expansion in aviation maintenance. Page 18

    Lobbyists UniteGeneral Aviation Manufacturers Association and MEBAA to jointly promote Middle East & African development. Page 21

    AirClub charter group aligns in common goal by David Donald

    Look out, independent char-ter operators! Hello, charter passengers! The launch of the worlds first corporate jet char-ter alliance was announced here

    at MEBA 2012 yesterday. Known as AirClub, the al-

    liance brings together eight of Europes leading corporate jet

    Gulfstream rides a wave of 2012 milestonesby Matt Thurber

    Gulfstream Aerospace has come to MEBA on the crest of a wave with deliveries of 104 large-cabin jets forecast by the end of the year, albeit green aircraft

    ready for completion and paint-ing for customers. The company has brought a G450 and G550 to the MEBA static display but was

    Bizav OasisLike a mirage in the

    desert, the MEBA aircraft park shimmers under a December sun.

    Some 7,000 visitors from around the world

    journeyed to Dubai to rub shoulders with like-minded

    aviation travelers.

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  • Challengeeverything

    The Challenger family of aircraft pushes boundaries to achieve the seemingly impossible.

    From comfort to efficiency, performance to value, Challenger aircraft have been continuously refined

    to be everything a business jet should be.

    a challenger. always.

    businessaircraft.bombardier.com

    Bombardier and Challenger are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries. 2012 Bombardier Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Challengeeverything

    The Challenger family of aircraft pushes boundaries to achieve the seemingly impossible.

    From comfort to efficiency, performance to value, Challenger aircraft have been continuously refined

    to be everything a business jet should be.

    a challenger. always.

    businessaircraft.bombardier.com

    Bombardier and Challenger are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries. 2012 Bombardier Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • BBJ closing in on goal of 12 plus 12 in 12by Matt Thurber

    Boeing Business Jets pres-ident Steve Taylor chose a unique venue for yesterdays BBJ press briefing: Comluxs head-of-state-outfitted BBJ 767-200, which is here at the MEBA show static display on a break from its normally busy charter schedule. The Com-lux BBJ 767, which is based in Bahrain, can fly up to 6,400 nm with a full load of 60 pas-sengers and 10 tons of freight. This is our flagship, said Fly Comlux CEO Andrea Zanetto. The BBJ 767 is Comluxs larg-est airplane and flies 500 to 600 hours a year, mostly for head-of-state missions. We were lucky to have the opportunity to bring this to the show, he said, its been very busy.

    For Boeing Business Jets, the goal this year was to

    deliver 12 airplanes and have 12 enter service in 2012, Tay-lor said, who added that this goal is nearly accomplished. Through November, 10 BBJs were delivered, with two BBJ 747-8s scheduled for deliv-ery by the end of the year to head-of-state customers in the Middle East. Three BBJ3s are due to enter ser-vice by the end of the year and, through October, nine BBJs did so. One of those was the longest range BBJ in the world, a BBJ 777-200LR that can fly 10,000 nmbasi-cally anywhere in the world from the Middle East, where it is based. The 777 comple-tion was done by Amac Aero-space in Basel, Switzerland.

    Thirty percent of BBJ

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    H.H. Sheikh Ahmed inaugurates MEBA12by Peter Shaw-Smith

    H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Pres-ident of Dubai Civil Avia-tion Authority, Chairman & Chief Executive of Emer-ates Airline & Group, accompanied by dignitaries and government officials, inaugurated the first-ever airshow to take place at

    Dubai World Central by touring the new airports facilities yesterday.

    Middle East bizjet fest MEBA 2012, which is now being compared to European show EBACE and NBAA in the U.S., heralds a move by business and general avia-tion to Dubai World Central

    (DWC), the new airport com-plex in Dubai.

    Business aviations transfer to DWC is the second plank in a government of Dubai plan to develop niche sectors at the site, also known as Al Mak-toum International Airport, after original blueprints for it to replace DXB where shelved due to the global slowdown. Cargo operations began in ear-nest in 2011 and business avia-tion is also expected to make a strong showing.

    H.H. Sheikh Ahmed spent the morning touring the

    show, accompanied by HE Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, UAE minister for