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SIGNATURE BRANDING

Signature Flight Support has launched a customer loyalty programme aimed at aircraft owners and operators who use the business aviation services provider's branded fixed-base operations across the USA. Members of the tier-based programme - called Signature Status - will be awarded different levels of benefits depending on the number of visits made to Signature facilities. Benefits include guaranteed crew cars, preferred ramp parking and priority daytime hangarage. The programme is limited to turbine-powered aircraft flying on instrument flight rules. Benefits are available at Signature's 54 branded facilities in the USA.

EXECUJET EXPANDS

ExecuJet Aviation has bolstered its European fleet to nearly 50 business jets following the recent addition of seven new types to the line-up including a Bombardier Challenger 300 and 850, two Global Express jets, a Global 5000, a Dassault Falcon 2000 and a Gulfstream G100. These aircraft are based in London, Moscow, Kiev and Nice. The Zurich-headquartered business aviation services provider says it is scheduled to take delivery of more Global Express, Gulfstream and Falcon business jets.

ASIAN REPS

Hawker Beechcraft and Gulfstream are bolstering their international business aircraft customer support networks with field service representatives in Asia. Hawker Beechcraft's agent will cover Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka, while Gulfstream is offering support in China.

ASA EXPANDS

VVIP security and business aircraft handling company ASA Group has opened an office in Singapore, primarily to accommodate a large long-term contract. ASA says it expects to double its share of the business aviation market services market within the region by 2012.