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A look inside the world's only private Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Visitors to Dubai Air Show 2017 had the opportunity to explore the world's only private Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The jet is operated by Deer Jet and managed by UAS International Trip Support, and features a main lounge that accommodate 16 guests, two large dining tables, an enclosed master bedroom, and fully fitted bathroom.

27th November 2017

Duncan Aviation begins work on US$70m Utah maintenance facility

Duncan Aviation has begun construction on a new US$70m business aircraft maintenance, modifications and paint complex in Provo, Utah, in the USA. The company will add nearly 275,000ft² of buildings, with a 222,000ft² maintenance and modifications center and a 53,000ft² paint facility.

23rd October 2017

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Chapman Freeborn names new private and commercial jets manager

Air charter company Chapman Freeborn has appointed Sabrina Schwiderski as private and commercial jets manager for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia, brining over 14 years of aviation experience to the role.

Schwiderski’s responsibilities include overseeing all daily operations for the company’s Cologne-based passenger charter division, and driving the growth strategy for VIP, executive travel, MICE and other sectors requiring dedicated charter services.

Bettina Kaufmann, general manager of Chapman Freeborn in Germany, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Sabrina Schwiderski to Chapman Freeborn. With her many years of experience in the industry she has proved herself to be a skilled charter broker and manager.

“Together with the German passenger team in Cologne and the global colleagues, she will further develop the services of the passenger department in order to provide our customers with individual charter flights tailored to their wishes and needs.”

Schwiderski, who has already started in her new role, most recently worked as a manager of private and commercial jets at a charter industry startup, where she helped to develop the company’s structure and operational processes, as well as managing day-to-day charter requests.

October 2, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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