While the U.S. is currently in debt, there may be a light at the end of this seemingly dismal tunnel. Three years ago, the market plunged during the recession, slowing down the sales and maintenance services in the private business jet industry. Recently, we have seen the Dow Jones industrial average swing tumultuously; specifically, it had four 400-point swings. This is an occurrence which had never happened before. Due to this, the short-term future of private business jet sales may be sluggish. However, when the economy does stabilize, we will most likely see aircraft sales skyrocket.
The demand for aircraft sales has been festering for several years now. When we see a true recovery, a direct result will be private jet sales hitting their peak. Aircraft manufacturers have been steadily improving within the past three years. It is certain that the planes will be produced for much less money. These are the major factors which will add to the consistent growth of the private jet industry as it becomes more cost efficient.
West Africa has recently established their first private aviation school. The school has been named the Mish Aviation Flying School. The school’s objective is to train Senior High School graduates into Commercial Pilots. While the plan to build the Mish School originated in 2006, it was not until this year that the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority approved the mission to train the students to reach the commercial flying level.
Captain Ibrahim Mshelia, the C.E.O. of Mish Aviation, is confident that the school will be fully operational in September 2011. He has stated that selecting Ghana as the school’s location was no accident. Ghana is known for its abundant oil and gas; an industry which thrives because of aviation. Additionally, Ghana is an English-speaking country, and English is the primary language used in aviation.
Mish Aviation Flying School is already getting bombarded with inquiries from over 40 countries. Capt. Mshelia is cautious that they screen all candidates very carefully. He stated, “We are working closely with the security agencies in Ghana.” The Mish School is shaping up to be a wonderful institution which will surely promote advancements in aviation in Africa at a quick rate.
Magellan Jets Enters the Private Aviation Market in China and Launches a Range of Specialty Services
Magellan Jets is Providing Students and Families in China with Private Jet Transportation to the U.S., Elite Concierge Services and Top-Tier Medical Expertise
Boston, MA. – July 25, 2011 –Magellan Jets is pleased to announce their expansion into the Chinese market. Now, all types of Chinese travelers can enjoy Magellan Jets’ prestige private jet and concierge services. China has recently advanced in transportation across the board; they currently have the world’s fastest train, the world’s largest high-speed rail network and they recently set a new world record for making and selling 18 million vehicles in 2010. The past several months have seen Chinese private aviation regulations relaxed. In turn, more people are turning to private jet charter for their travel and business needs. Magellan Jets will seize this tremendous opportunity to serve clients who now have access to private jet travel.
The first service that Magellan Jets will launch in China is the Cultural Educational Charter Service, the only of its kind in the industry, which will not only transport Chinese students to the U.S. for their higher education, but also see that all of their needs are tended to once they touch down. As the education of this child is extremely important to the family, Magellan Jets understands how imperative it is to aid the student in acclimating to their new environment and putting their families at ease.
“We are thrilled to be able to enter into the private aviation market in China,” says Magellan Jets CEO, Joshua Hebert. “This is a great time for us to enter China and we would like to be the trusted source of establishing Chinese students and families.”
Magellan Jets will also provide assistance with personal letters of invitation and consultations for U.S. Visa Applications and EB-5 Investor Immigration Business opportunities, which provide Green Cards for Magellan’s clients. A Green Card (or Permanent Residency) gives the holder, and his or her immediate family, the right to live, study and work anywhere in the US. There are many Visa categories, and while some allow for a green card after you have been in the USA for a period of time, most do not. The EB-5 Visa is unusual in that it provides a green card at the outset and that it is the only Visa which allows retirement to the US. It also provides the flexibility to live anywhere, study or take any job, own and operate any business, and to change employment or career without restrictions.
Families in China who seek to send their children to the U.S. to pursue their education may now turn to Magellan Jets as their complete private jet travel and concierge solution. A team of specialists in the fields of medicine and real estate will work closely with Magellan Jets to fulfill all requests so that parents who utilize Magellan Jets’ services can be confident that their child will travel safely and will be taken care of once they arrive in the U.S. Students will be provided with a complete package; flights to and from China, and an array of world class services and amenities.
Magellan Jets has appointed Stephen Huntsman as Global Advisor and Chief Business Development-Director of Sales for the Asia market. Mr. Huntsman plays a key role in deal origination, negotiation and implementation with intimate Chinese Government officials and world class relationships.
The initial step in Magellan Jets’ Cultural Educational Plan is for the client to have a complete evaluation with Magellan Jet’s U.S. based consultant, Li Jing. Ms. Jing is an internationally famous TV host and producer, and a Wharton Business Journalism award winner. Having studied and lived in both China and America, Jing has extensive experience in how to successfully adapt to different cultures. Her goal is to counsel the clients to aid in their adjustment to living in the U.S.
Based in China, Magellan Jets has a point of contact who will also act as a consultant in this process, David Xu. David Xu has been named the Magellan Jets Charter Agent in China. Mr. Xu attended Harvard where he studied Private Equity and Venture Capital.
Additionally, private Air Ambulance flights are available if necessary. Dr. Robert Glatter has been appointed as the Director of The Magellan Jets Travel Response Team; he is on call 24/7 to assist with all medical issues. Dr. Glatter is a board certified emergency medicine physician and is currently an attending physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Dr. Glatter has also served as a sideline physician and medical consultant in the NFL for the New York Jets from 2004-2007. Dr. Glatter currently serves on the Board of the Worldwide Children’s Foundation of New York (www.WWCF.org), providing lifesaving and life altering surgeries to children throughout the world. He also serves on the editorial board of Medscape Emergency Medicine, an affiliate of WebMD, providing educational support to practicing physicians.
In order to provide its Asian clients with seamlessly integrated private jet charter options, Magellan Jets has partnered with OrientSKYs private jets, who will be providing logistical and operational flight support. Since 2006 OrientSKYs has provided sales, marketing and business development services to Jet Asia Limited and continues to use Jet Asia as its preferred aircraft operator. Established in Macau in 1995, Jet Asia has earned the reputation as one of Asia’s premier executive charter fleets and was the first Asian business jet operator to have achieved safety certification under the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators (IS-BAO).
Once the logistics concerning the travel arrangements are solidified, other plans may be made for the initial family trip (if requested) to visit Universities for selection and interviews and the official trip to bring the student abroad. Magellan Jets is fully equipped to make the student’s life post-move a seamless transition. They will help with all purchase requests, including cars, parking spots and moving the student into their living space. Private drivers can be made available to the students if so desired. Additionally, Magellan Jets has a superior team in place to deliver all security-related needs. Before any of these services are taken advantage of, Magellan Jets will utilize their exclusive alliance with top-tier real estate companies to lease or buy housing for the student.
Magellan Jets China charter services are not just for families. They will also launch charter services that appeal to high-rollers and businessmen. Magellan Jets has been offering travel from all points throughout Asia; Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenyang; and globally to the hottest gaming destinations in the world; including Macau and Las Vegas. Designed for businessmen and gaming aficionados, Magellan Jets allows these individuals to avoid the public eye and troublesome public transportation hassles. Private aviation is the businessman and discerning gamers’ best friend and partner in both business trips as well as jaunts to world-renowned gaming destinations. For more information, visit www.magellanjets.com.
About Magellan Jets
Magellan Jets is a leader in private jet travel with over 30 years of aviation experience. At the forefront of their reputation is the superb quality of service and safety which they provide. With a wide variety of membership programs as well as point-to-point charter services, clients are advised on the best option for their specific needs. Benefits of a membership include no fuel surcharges, no repositioning charges, guaranteed aircraft availability with as little as ten hours notice, inclusive gourmet catering, and V.I.P. ground transportation. Magellan Jets’ Flight Support department is available 24/7 to provide services such as weather tracking, itinerary changes, and personalized in-flight entertainment. Magellan Jets has operations worldwide and offers flights in the Continental U.S., the Caribbean, Bermuda, Mexico, and Europe. Magellan Jets, 1250 Hancock St., Suite 810 N, Quincy, MA, 02169. 877-550-JETS, http://www.magellanjets.com.
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