The Middle Eastern flight services company JetEx Flight Support said at NBAAA that it is seeing strong new growth in the business jet sector and is pressing ahead with new projects - and new people - to continue its global expansion into 2010.

The company is also announcing at NBAA that is investing in more online tools to support its clients. To advance its rapidly growing fuel program, JetEx is developing a secure web portal that will allow clients to shop for - and buy - fuel online. It is also developing an online flight-planning tool that will give its clients the flexibility to select their own routes, customize their flight plans and see weather and other information.

From a global headquarters in Dubai, UAE, JetEx has grown from a regional ground handler in the Middle East and Africa to a global flight support provider with more capabilities and people in more key locations.

As part of its expansion, JetEx has opened a new FBO in Paris, a new satellite operations center in Kiev, and is investing heavily in several new technologies to be able to support its clients in more ways.

"We are well positioned for the future and making the kinds of investments that will benefit our clients in the long run," says chief executive Adel Mardini. "Even though there was a dip in the economy early in the year, we are still seeing the need for high-end VIP services, so we intend to set ourselves apart by bringing more value to our clients."

As well as a fully serviced FBO at Le Bourget, JetEx has launched in Kiev, Ukraine, with 27 dispatchers and handling experts. This team is able to provide support across Russia and the CIS. "Having people who speak Russian is a significant advantage for anyone flying to this part of the world," says Patrice Geens, the European director of business development. "We are able to get permits and make the kind of arrangements for services that very few others can."

Source: Flight Daily News