Bombardier has selected Safran subsidiaries Aircelle and Messier-Bugatti to supply equipment for the new Learjet 85 mid-size business jet. Messier-Bugatti will provide all landing and braking systems, comprising wheels and carbon brakes, the ground steering system, and the landing gear extension and retraction system. Aircelle will supply the nacelles and thrust reversers. Together, the two Safran companies account for 11% of Learjet 85 supplier contracts, says Safran.


VIP charter and management company Royal Jet and business conglomerate Al Habtoor Group have finalised the transaction of an Embraer Lineage 1000 widebody business jet. Abu Dhabi-based Royal Jet carried out due diligence on the purchase agreement, prepared the technical specifications and conducted financial, commercial and technical reviews for the aircraft. The company will also manage the Lineage on behalf of Al Habtoor - marking its third management contract in six months.


UK aviation services company, PremiAir has formed an aircraft sales and brokerage business. Based at Farnborough airport, near London. PremiAir Global will focus on acquiring and selling new and used helicopters and business jets and will not be affiliated to any aircraft manufacturer. PremiAir says its is "actively exploring possibilities of representation overseas in order to establish a truly global business".


Germany's Flight Ambulance International has taken delivery of a third Bombardier Learjet 60, bringing its fleet to 10 Learjets, including three 35As and four 55s. The business aircraft are used for corporate transport and medical evacuation work within Europe and the Middle East. FAI plans to add a large-cabin Challenger 604 to its fleet later this year.

Source: Flight International