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  • Air Luxor to acquire ACJs

    News | 23 Nov 2004 00:00

    <p>Portuguese charter operator Air Luxor is seeking a separate aircraft operator's certificate (AOC) for its Corporate Jets division, as it embarks on a bid to quadruple its Airbus A319 Corporate Jetliner managed fleet in the next year, <i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>writes Justin Wastnage</i>.</p> <p>Air Luxor relaunched its business aviation division last month under the name Masterjet, which has been given autonomy following internal restructuring within the Mirpuri Holdings group. Masterjet chief executive Marianela Mirpuri says the aim is to acquire a unique AOC this year to expand operations of ACJs across Europe and the Middle East. &quot;Under Air Luxor, Corporate Jets was considered as a secondary business, only accounting for 10% of revenues, so we decided to spin off Masterjet to concentrate on business aviation,&quot; she says.</p> <p>Masterjet has conducted several demonstration flights on behalf of Airbus using its Paris Le Bourget-based managed ACJ, and expects