Istanbul FBO reports 30% increase over the last 2 months.

Monday 14th November 2011

The FBO, at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Turkey run by Bilen Air Service in strategic partnership with ExecuJet Middle East today revealed the latest numbers for the 2 months after starting the strategic partnership in Turkey. The full service FBO reports a 30% increase in movements and is expected to grow further towards the end of 2011.

"We are very pleased that the concept of teaming up our local knowledge with ExecuJet's service expertise and international profile has been successful already" states Hakan Celt, President Bilen Air Service. "After signing the strategic partnership with ExecuJet we have had 14 new foreign operators using our services already! It is a reaffirmation to us that taking this step was the right one going forward".

The FBO is predicting more traffic after Dubai Airshow and their goal is having a 50% increase on the monthly traffic volume by the end of March 2012. Mark Abbott, ExecuJet Group FBO Director says "both companies have put a lot of effort in this cooperation and I am very happy that their work is already getting some positive feedback. We are very much looking forward to the coming months!"

The facility itself is still growing and undergoing a full refurbishment to incorporate the corporate style of both companies. The latest addition being a new 1500 sq. mt. hangar parking area with 14 business rooms and 12 storage units. The facility offers private crew restrooms with beds, TV, Internet and Showers.

The hangar is located just in front of the single taxiway with access to General Aviation Terminal. At Istanbul Atatürk Airport, the GA ramp has only limited parking space. The best solution to avoid this parking congestion is to find a suitable hangar for overnights. "We believe that it was a wise decision of Bilen Air Service to invest in a new hangar at Istanbul Ataturk airport on the basis of a growing strategic partnership with ExecuJet" stresses Hakan Caglayan, General Coordinator FBO Istanbul.

ExecuJet Middle East will be celebrating this partnership together with Bilen Air Service at Dubai Airshow on Monday, November 14 at 2 pm at the ExecuJet stand E370. Come and join us when "Turkey meets Dubai".

ExecuJet Aviation Group:

The ExecuJet Aviation Group is a leading global business aviation organisation offering a diverse range of services including pre-owned and new aircraft sales, aircraft management for private and commercial registered aircraft, aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft completions management and fixed base operations. Headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, ExecuJet has operations in six regions - Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, embracing a workforce of over 830 experienced staff.

The ExecuJet Aviation Group manages 150 business jets worldwide under the most stringent safety standards. Its commercial fleet is operated under the regulatory umbrella of seven regional civil aviation issued air operating certificates (AOCs). ExecuJet has many authorised maintenance facilities throughout four regions, certified to work on most Business Jets. The ExecuJet Aviation Group operates fourteen world class FBO facilities worldwide.

The ExecuJet Aviation Group offers considerable experience in new and pre-owned aircraft sales worldwide and has a large inventory of business aircraft to suit all budgets with an international team of sales directors offering local knowledge and expertise.

Bilen Air Service:

Bilen Air Service is an aviation service company based in Istanbul (LTBA) and founded in August 995 as a supervision and representation company in Turkey to provide it's customers with a wide range of effective and fast solutions for aviation services.

In June 2007, Bilen Air Service was resold and gained a new and dynamic management. With the new management team, Bilen Air Service has expanded its service areas and has added Sabiha Gökcen Airport (LTFJ), Ankara (LTAC) Adana (LTAF), Corlu (LTBU), Antalya (LTAI), Izmir (LTBJ), and other 8 international Airports offering ground handling supervision, representation and flight operation.

The primary focus area of Bilen Air Service is corporate executive airline supervision and representation at every major international airport in Turkey. The combined aviation industry experience of Bilen Air's management team has given them a unique understanding of the frequently changing needs of airports and aircraft operations. This has led to a more diverse range of services, and has ultimately made Bilen Air Service a centre for a vast range of aviation requirements.

The attached pictures shows from left to right:Hakan Caglayan, General CoordinatorAyca Kocabas, Station ManagerMark Hardman, Operations Director ExecuJet Middle East

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