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vice president of Sales Asia Pacific for Comlux Management. Jim Soleo, Comlux America’s CEO


says, “Since 2010, our mechanics and craftsmen have gained a solid experience working on BBJ aircraft. As always, our objective is to deliver the aircraft at the highest quality and with minimum downtime. Our staff is fully prepped and readily awaiting the arrival of the aircraft in our facilities! ” Comlux America located in Indianapolis, IN is part of Comlux The Aviation Group, a leading provider of worldwide aviation services that includes aircraft management, VIP charter, aircraft sales and acquisitions, VIP cabin designs and completions, and aircraft maintenance services.


BEECHCRAFT SIGNS ORDER FOR KING AIR C90GTX AT ABACE


Beechcraft Corporation, part of the Textron Aviation segment of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) announces the sale of a Beechcraft King Air C90GTx to the state-owned Beidahuang General Aviation Company of Harbin, China. The companies held a signing ceremony at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai, China. The order was brokered through Beechcraft’s channel partner in China, Avion Pacific. The King Air C90GTx aircraft will join a fleet of nearly 90 aircraft operated by the Beidahuang General Aviation Company, a subsidiary of the Beidahuang Group, a conglomerate of China state-owned agribusinesses. Beidahuang General Aviation Company plans to use the King Air C90GTx for personnel transport and aerial survey. The King Air C90GTx is an entry-


level twin-turboprop aircraft that comes standard with a fully integrated Collins Pro Line 21™ avionics system. Featuring a cabin 50 percent larger than some very light jets, the King Air C90GTx seats up to seven passengers in its famed squared-oval design, allowing greater passenger comfort. It includes an in-flight accessible, heated and pressurized baggage storage area along


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with a private aft lavatory as standard. Beechcraft this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the King Air series as the best-selling business aircraft family in the world. Since 1964, Beechcraft has delivered nearly 7,200 King Airs with the worldwide fleet recently surpassing 60 million flight hours.


FL TECHNICS REPORT: CHINA’S DECLINING COMPETITIVENESS OPENS NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNGER MARKET PLAYERS


FL Technics reports that in order to compete with powerful OEMs many engine and component MROs must concentrate on developing innovative solutions and seek new ways to increase efficiency. Most airframe providers, however, seem to be faced with no such challenges. According to recent projections, the value of the global airframe MRO market is to reach $17.5 billion in 2014. This indicates a stable and sustainable growth within the segment. However, the situation varies from region to region. With the latest slow-down in the Chinese economy, which is now growing at a pace of 7-8% a year (down from 10- 11%), the demand for air travel and, in turn, MRO support in the country has significantly dropped. As a result, in the view of some experts the situation in the market has become favorable for some new, more competitive, entrants. Although passenger traffic in China


was growing at a fairly fast pace last year, there were no significant peeks in demand for air travel in the region. Local carriers’ inability to fill their aircraft was echoed in the maintenance shops that support their operations. Although industry-wide figures are not available, some of the airframe maintenance providers reported that in 2013 their business (measured in man- hours) grew by 7-8% instead of the previously forecasted 10-12%. However, according to industry experts, the weakened performance of local carriers is not the most important factor to influence the changing workload.


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