Execujet Australia is working to boost business aviation in Australia, having expanded its charter business in the country by 450% and placed more than 10 new Bombardier types in the market over the past two years.

The Bombardier Business Aircraft sales representative and charter specialist entered the Australian market two years ago through the acquisition of Australia Jet Charter. Execujet has seen a reversal in the trend in the Australian market favouring pre-owned aircraft to new models, says managing director Alistair Creighton-Jones. With an ageing fleet of business aircraft, Execujet believes there is good potential for new sales in Australia.

In two years, Execujet has sold 11 new and four pre-owned Bombardier business aircraft in Australia, comprising three Global Expresses and three Challenger 604s, with the rest being Learjet 45s, says Creighton-Jones.

Execujet displayed its own Learjet 45, which is used for charters, at the show in addition to a Global Express and a Challenger 604. The latter is owned by a public company, believed to be global resources group BHP Billiton, and is for sale after the group's decision not to operate corporate aircraft.

Source: Flight International