Air Partner to exhibit at Logitrans Turkey in November 2018 following recent success in region

Air Partner, the global aviation services group, will be exhibiting at Logitrans Turkey, the international transport logistics exhibition, for the first time from 14 to 16 November, following on from its recent successes in the region.

The exhibition will be held at the Istanbul Expo Centre and Air Partner will be exhibiting at stand 211 in hall 10, within the German pavilion. Members of both the Istanbul and Cologne teams will be available to discuss Air Partner’s cargo services, extensive expertise and global freight network.

Air Partner opened its Turkish office in the Istanbul Atatürk Airport area in 2010 and has seen strong momentum since then. 2017 was a record year for the team, in which it handled approximately 400 freight charters and grew its business fourfold from the previous year. The summer was particularly busy, with the team arranging 74 flights over a period of 23 days on behalf of one client, transporting perishable food items from Istanbul to the Middle East.

This past year has seen continued momentum in the Istanbul office, including growth in its on-board courier business, with a number of new mandates with automotive and aerospace logistics companies. The team has also recently expanded with the appointment of Emre Sanisoglu, a logistics professional who has joined Air Partner from a multinational freight forwarding company. As well as Freight, the Air Partner Istanbul office offers all other Air Partner products, including group and private charter.

Across Air Partner’s global offices, the Freight team has had a busy first half of the financial year. The German team has appointed a new Freight Charter Sales Broker and Sales Manager. This summer saw the opening of a Los Angeles office, which will offer cargo services alongside private jet and group charter offerings. In its recent group results, the company announced Freight gross profit was up 36.4% for the six months to July 2018.

Mike Hill, Director of Freight at Air Partner, commented: “Despite phases of economic turbulence, Air Partner has remained a constant and reliable partner to the freight forwarders in the Turkish market. Our professional reputation has been forged by eight years of successful trading and a loyal client base, who value our competitive charter solutions and attention to detail. We are looking forward to deepening our relationships with new and existing clients at Logitrans Turkey 2018.”



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About Air Partner:

Founded in 1961, Air Partner is a global aviation services group that provides worldwide solutions to industry, commerce, governments and private individuals. The Group has two divisions: Charter division, comprising air charter broking and remarketing; and the Consulting & Training division, comprising the aviation safety consultancies, Baines Simmons, Clockwork Research and SafeSkys, as well as Air Partner’s Emergency Planning Division. For reporting purposes, the Group is structured into four divisions: Commercial Jets, Private Jets, Freight (Charter) and Consulting & Training (Baines Simmons, Clockwork Research, SafeSkys and Air Partner’s Emergency Planning Division). The Commercial Jet division charters large airliners to move groups of any size. Air Partner Remarketing, which is within the Commercial Jet division, provides comprehensive remarketing programmes for all types of commercial and corporate aircraft to a wide range of international clients. Private Jets offers the Company’s unique pre-paid JetCard scheme and on-demand charter. Freight charters aircraft of every size to fly almost any cargo anywhere, at any time. Baines Simmons is a world leader in aviation safety consulting specialising in aviation regulation, compliance and safety management. Clockwork Research is a leading fatigue risk management consultancy. SafeSkys is a leading Environmental and Air Traffic Control services provider to UK and International airports. Air Partner is headquartered alongside Gatwick airport in the UK. Air Partner operates 24/7 year-round and has 20 offices globally. Air Partner is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIR) and is 9001:2015 compliant for commercial airline and private jet solutions worldwide.



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ACS Spain celebrates 10 year anniversary with record half year results

The Spanish office of leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service, has celebrated its tenth anniversary by revealing their half year results for the six months ending 31st July 2018, which show revenue up by 37% and charter numbers rising by 49%.

Managing Director James Fitzgerald comments: 2018 has been a very exciting year for us, as we celebrate our tenth year of operation. We have grown our experienced sales team and are currently looking to move to bigger and better premises.

“2018 is proving to be an incredibly busy year so far. It has been especially pleasing to see an increase in larger cargo programmes, including daily flights on an Antonov AN-12 for five weeks and one that involved six Boeing B747s in less than two weeks. The private jet division has also seen impressive growth, especially when it comes to heavy jet charters, and our commercial jets department was heavily involved throughout the World Cup.

“There was a moment recently where I realised that across the three divisions – private, commercial and cargo – we had eight aircraft in the air at the same time! It really hit home the amount of work and effort that our team invest in their job to keep our charters running smoothly, and I believe that this is the real reason behind our strong figures for the start of the year.

“We opened our Spanish office ten years ago in 2008, and we have grown in terms of charter numbers every year since. We are currently on course to break 1,000 charters for the first time by the end of this year.”


About Air Charter Service

We are a global company with 22 worldwide offices, spanning all six major continents and we offer private jet, commercial airliner and cargo aircraft charters, as well as onboard courier solutions. We arrange almost 15,000 contracts annually with revenue of close to 700 million dollars. We were formed in 1990 by Chairman Chris Leach and CEO Justin Bowman in the basement of a house, and we now employ almost 500 staff worldwide.

For more information, an interview or additional images please contact:
Glenn Phillips / PR & Advertising Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8339 8593 /+44 (0) 7799 692 629

IBAC: UPDATE Keeping Business Flying Around the World


Kurt Edwards

The month of October was filled with opportunities for IBAC to interact with the global business aviation community and high-level officials from regulators around the world.  We kicked off the month in Geneva at the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit where we shared with the worldwide aviation community (airlines, manufacturers, airports, and air navigation service providers) the Business Aviation Guide to Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels.

In the middle of the month, IBAC participated in two critical events simultaneously: NBAA’s Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (BACE) and the ICAO 13th Air Navigation Conference.  At BACE we held a wide range of events on CORSIA, IS-BAH, and IS-BAO.  It was a pleasure to see participating operators, handlers, and auditors at the show and to get your feedback on the programmes.  At the Air Navigation Conference in Montreal, IBAC secured the recognition of national governments of the need to include in the global Standards-making process an evaluation of the likelihood of effective adoption by States of new requirements.  This is meant to fill a critical gap in the process, which, in the past, has tended to result in disadvantageous treatment of business aviation due to lack of State preparedness.

Last, IBAC attended in the Asia-Pacific Directors General Meeting in Nadi, Fiji.  The annual event is an excellent opportunity to interact with DGs from the fastest-growing aviation region in the world.  Thank you to Caspar Baum and AsBAA for supporting our presence at the meeting.

In November, IBAC will hold a special meeting of its Governing Board in Mexico City, where we are looking forward to meeting counterparts in the Mexican business aviation community and learning about the sector’s growth and opportunities in Mexico.  In addition, we will participate in the Philippines Safety Days sponsored by AsBAA in Manila, where we will discuss further safety cooperation with the Civil Aviation Authority.

Oriens Aviation and London Biggin Hill Airport welcome Jetfly’s new Pilatus PC-24

Oriens Aviation, the exclusive British Isles Pilatus Centre and sales distributor for the PC-12, and London Biggin Hill Airport were pleased to welcome Jetfly’s Pilatus PC-24 (LX-PCA) on 18th October, as part of the fractional operator’s European tour.


The Luxembourg-based operator, European launch customer of the PC-24, flew in the first of its four newly-accepted versatile light jets, plus one of its 22 Pilatus PC-12NGs, to showcase to a private audience gathered at Oriens Aviation’s new maintenance base.


Its London Biggin Hill showing followed appearances of the aircraft at Geneva’s Annemasse Airport and Toussus Le Noble Airport in Paris.


“Oriens Aviation offers an extensive maintenance facility at Biggin Hill, so its smart hangar was the perfect backdrop to showcase our amazing, one month-old Super Versatile Jet in the UK,” said Jetfly CEO Cédric Lescop.


Jonathan Clough, Jetfly Sales Director for the UK, hosted the October event for current members and new prospects interested in seeing the new jet, up close and personal.  Oriens was represented by Craig Lammiman, Sales Director.


Jetfly is looking forward to accepting its second PC-24 this month.  It takes one more next June and another in December.


Game-changing PC-24 gives our members “a competitive edge.”


“The eight-seater PC-24 is a real game-changer, capable of landing on smaller airstrips, including grass, that other comparable light jets cannot.  The PC-24 gives our members a competitive advantage and such is the demand for Pilatus’ new jet, with its increased range, speed and large cargo door, just like the best-selling PC-12 turboprop, we have already filled up the flying slots for most of 2019,” Lescop added.


“London Biggin Hill Airport is regularly requested by our PC-12 membership, owing to its good proximity to central London; generous opening hours and attractive facilities. We expect our new jets will be regular visitors at this popular London airport too,” he said.


Andy Patsalides, Marketing Manager at London Biggin Hill Airport commented: “We’re delighted that Jetfly chose Oriens Aviation’s London Biggin Hill facility to showcase this remarkable new aircraft to a UK audience for the first time.  “Since opening its doors to its Pilatus-authorised MRO Service Centre at the airport in February this year, Oriens Aviation has enjoyed a busy nine months supporting a large number of customers here.  This underlines our popularity as a home base to a growing number of aircraft owners and other industry customers.”








Jetfly’s Pilatus PC-24 lands at London Biggin Hill

An electric lime concentric band adds a streak of colour to the PC-24’s light grey exterior.




Jetfly has teamed with French designer Philippe Starck to design the livery and interior of its PC-24s. The aircraft are configured with eight cream leather seats and plush carpeting.  Cabinetry shows black-brown exteriors and electric lime interiors.


Media contacts:


Alison Chambers, Emerald Media Ltd

Tel: +44 (0) 1420 560094/ Mobile: +44 (0) 7721 882939


Jurgita Brenninkmeyer, Oriens Aviation

Tel: +44 (0) 7904 928928





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