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NBAA 2013: Charter industry set to go global with launch of new initiative

This year’s NBAA business aviation convention and exhibition is nearly upon us and the industry is already buzzing with anticipation.

Business aviation leaders will convene in Las Vegas (October 22-24) to conduct business, make buying decisions and set the stage for activity for the year ahead.

The big aerospace manufacturers will be out in force to showcase many of the newest private jet types on the market.

In terms of the big attractions, Dassault Falcon has already announced its new 5X super mid-sized (SMS) jet will be unveiled on the first day of the show, and Embraer will display its fly-by-wire Legacy 500 for the first time in the US.

Elsewhere, we’ll be at NBAA for the launch of our new Global Broker initiative – a new service offering immediate worldwide support to smaller private jet brokers and operators.

Through the Global Broker initiative we can assist partner companies in offering jet charter solutions in key emerging markets around the world – including China, Asia-Pacific, India, Africa and Latin America.

The US is without question the most significant nation in the world when it comes to international trade. It is also by far the largest market for private aviation and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. However, key to the industry’s long-term success is how US based operators and charter companies harness growth potential in other parts of the world.

Working with Chapman Freeborn will help open up other markets and increase revenue-generating opportunities. US corporations are truly global and invest in markets around the world, but US jet providers are not able to replicate their coverage or quality of service in other key markets.

The Global Broker initiative allows jet operators and charter companies to utilise our global network of over 30 offices to offer their local clients professional flight solutions anywhere in the world.

The service also opens up the possibility of combining scheduled flights and charter. Even if a multinational corporation owns its own G550, for example, it might cost $120k just to fly their team to Beijing, whereas they can travel first class for $30k, then pick up a suitable jet in Beijing for their onward journey in China and Asia.

If you’re heading to NBAA please get in touch to arrange a meeting or find out more about the Global Broker initiative

Photo: A Dassault Falcon 2000EX and other private jets lined up at Henderson Executive Airport, which will host the NBAA 2013 static display during the three day event.