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Jetex hosts HondaJet on Dubai leg of around the world trip

Jetex’s Dubai FBO has hosted Julian and Kim MacQueen in their attempt be the first pilots to circumnavigate the globe in a HondaJet.

The MacQueens’ ‘Around the World in 80 Stays’ endeavour is set to pass through more than 30 countries, including stops in Australia, Canada, France, India, Japan, Russia and Thailand.

The aircraft’s journey commenced on August 7 at the Honda factory in Greensboro, North Carolina. The final destination is the NBAA convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, in October. Jetex is providing ground support for the HondaJet on the Ireland, Morocco and UAE legs of the trip.

A lifelong aviation enthusiast, MacQueen is both the owner and pilot of the aircraft. Several speed records have already been broken during the journey, including the fastest recorded time for a trip from Jordan to Dubai, which clocked in at 3 hours 32 minutes.

“We are grateful to Jetex for the warm welcome we have received at their Shannon, Casablanca and Dubai FBOs,” said Julian MacQueen, CEO of Florida hotel chain Innisfree Hotels. “The service delivered was second to none, and we were extremely impressed by the facilities.”

The Jetex FBO in Dubai hosted an event showcasing the aircraft to aviation enthusiasts and potential buyers.

Adel Mardini, Jetex CEO and president, said, “Jetex is delighted to support this record-breaking voyage around the globe. The HondaJet offers best-in-class performance, and is a triumph of engineering.

“Our flagship Dubai FBO terminal is the ideal venue to showcase this cutting-edge aircraft, as it embodies the same spirit of innovation and commitment to quality.”

September 4, 2017

Written by Ben Sampson


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