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ABS Jets implements lean maintenance

21.10.2014, Prague — ABS Jets and the Czech Technical University in Prague are implementing a training program on the principles of lean maintenance. The program that is based on the Japanese Kaizen philosophy aims to make positive culture changes on a regular basis to improve the working methods and production processes.

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ABS Jets and Honeywell agree on cooperation

2.9.2014, Prague — ABS Jets is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Honeywell that appoints ABS Jets as a Honeywell Authorized Service Center Level 1, as well as a Honeywell Authorized Avionics Dealership.

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Come and win with ABS Jets - And the Winner is…

22.5.2014, Geneva — ABS Jets celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a contest during EBACE and with the introduction of the book ‘Road to Success’ that describes how ABS Jets became a major player in business aviation over a ten year period.
The winner of the Grand Prize will spend a luxury weekend in Prague. The drawing of the prize winners took place yesterday, on Wednesday at the ABS Jets booth no. 2538 at EBACE. The question to be answered was “How much hangar space does ABS Jets have?” and the winning answer was b. 9,000 m2 (97,000 ft2);

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Come and win with ABS Jets celebrating 10 years anniversary

15.5.2014, Prague — At this year’s EBACE ABS Jets will celebrate ten years of successfully meeting and exceeding customer expectations in the field of business aviation by publishing an anniversary book and a prize contest.

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ABS Jets marks 10th Anniversary

12.5.2014, Prague — ABS Jets reaches a milestone this year as it celebrates its 10 year anniversary. What began in 2004 as a humble aircraft charter and maintenance operator of two jets with a staff of twenty, has grown into one of the major players in European business aviation industry with a fleet of twelve and more than 200 employees. The company is now also providing flight trip planning, FBO and executive handling, aircraft sales and consulting, and it has one of the finest maintenance departments in Central and Eastern Europe. Ten years have forged a solid ABS Jets out of challenges and opportunities and it has earned the reputation of a company that delivers premier quality of services and complies with the highest standards in the industry in every element of its organization.

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ABS Jets handled 10,000 flights in Prague

24.3.2014, Prague — ABS Jets handled its 10,000th flight at Prague’s Vaclav Havel International Airport. The 10,000th flight was handled for their Czech customer Aeropartner coming from Prague to Wroclaw flown with a Citation Mustang on the March 20th 2014. ABS Jets has seen steadily increasing demand for handling services since it became a licensed handling agent at the airport in 2008. The availability of 9.000 square meters of hangar space contributed to becoming a preferred service provider.

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EMBRAER and ABS Jets are partnering during the Olympic Winter Games

4.2.2014, Prague — Embraer Executive Jets and ABS Jets will jointly provide maintenance services for all types of Embraer executive aircraft during the upcoming Olympic Winter Games which will take place from 7 to 23 February 2014 in Sochi, Russia. A special Maintenance team will be on 24/7 standby to provide immediate technical support and when needed, ABS Jets can fly in spare parts from Prague or Moscow.

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ABS Jets assists in flight tests at the world´s most difficult airports

14.1.2014, New Orleans — ABS Jets was chosen by Czech aircraft manufacturer LET to assist in the flight planning for a series of test flights in Nepal. Successful landings at airports high in the mountains of the Himalayan republic may be considered a confirmation that aircraft, crew and those who did the flight planning earned a special status of being the most competent to handle difficult circumstances anywhere.

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Breeding ground of a unique aviation culture - Interview with Thierry Barré, Technical Director of ABS Jets

10.1.2014, Prague — The experiences of Thierry Barré, the technical director of ABS Jets in Prague, reflect the development and growth of a company steadily progressing to become a major global player in the business aviation industry.
“When I came to ABS Jets in Prague about a year ago, I felt somewhat like an alien in a new world and it was a challenge
to get used to the differences. But, I took on this challenge and enjoyed it all along,” says Thierry. The nutshell version of his background is that he comes from the West, French national, 25 years at the technical department of Luxair, specialized
in Embraer aircraft, and speaks English, Portuguese and, of course, French. In 2012, he was invited to join ABS Jets. After
taking on his responsibilities, he made the technical division of his new employer go through a series of reassessments and upgrades of all internal processes and procedures.

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Morocco Tour 2013 - Unique students project supported by ABS Jets

16.9.2013, Prague — Four Czech students have a passion and determination to realize uncommon and extraordinary projects. Two of them are pilots who want motivate other young pilots or those who dream to one day become a pilot and want to encourage them to follow their aspirations and create new ideas. A whole year they planned for it. Initially the idea was to fly from Northern Germany to Gibraltar. But they became intrigued by the fact that the African continent was in close range and that
they might as well extend their expedition and call it the Morocco Tour 2013.

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ABS Jets earns two NBAA safety awards

10.9.2013, Prague — ABS Jets, one of the fastest growing European business jet operators earns two NBAA Safety Awards by NBAA - Commercial Business Flying Safety Award and Aviation Support Services Safety Award.

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ABS Jets financial results surge ahead

25.6.2013, Prague — Another set of strong financial results consolidate a year of growth for ABS Jets.
ABS Jets has posted another set of strong financial results, these follow on from the record breaking results ABS Jets recorded in the financial year 2011. The latest set of accounts show that ABS Jets was able to increase their operating profit by a further 8%. The figures show that the company increased operating profit to 47,2MCZK.

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Michal Dvořák appointed as Chief Financial Officer of ABS Jets

20.5.2013, Geneva — ABS Jets, one of central Europe’s leading business aviation companies has appointed Michal Dvorak to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Michal joins ABS Jets from KPMG Czech Republic where he was the Supervisor of the Commercial Audit department. During his time there he carried out audits on a number of aviation companies, gaining valuable experience and understanding of what makes a successful aircraft operator. In his new role at ABS Jets Michal will take on responsibilities for many of ABS Jets financial activities, including audits and financial statements.

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ABS Jets signs exclusive handling agreement with VistaJet

13.5.2013, Prague — ABS Jets, one of Central Europe’s leading business aviation operators, and VistaJet, the world’s luxury aviation company, have signed an exclusive handling agreement. The arrangement will see ABS Jets exclusively handle all VistaJet aircraft when flying in and out of the Czech Republic.

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Zuzana Vaclavova appointed as Marketing Manager of ABS Jets

6.3.2013, Prague — ABS Jets, one of the central Europe‘s leading business aviation companies has appointed Zuzana Vaclavova to the role of Marketing Manager and spokeswoman.

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ABS Jets reports record growth in aircraft handling

22.1.2013, San Antonio — Outstanding number of aircraft movements reflects the increasing popularity of ABS Jets Executive Handling Services in Czech Republic. During the first week of September 2012 ABS Jets celebrated handling the 7,000th aircraft since they started as a handling agent in 2008. This major achievement was a key part of a record breaking year for ABS Jets which saw an 18% increase in aircraft movements compared to 2011.

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ABS Jets showcase Flight Planning Services at NBAA´s Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference

21.1.2013, San Antonio — ABS Jets, being a leading operator in the Central European area, are highlighting their operation control center services at the S&D and encuraging smaller companies and operators to become "a part of ABS Jets fleet".

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ABS Jets showcase Operation Control Center (OCC) services at MEBA

11.12.2012, Dubai — ABS Jets are highlighting their operation control center services at MEBA and encouraging smaller companies and operators to come and take a look at the resources on offer to help deliver first class services and operations.

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ABS Jets - MEBA and the Gulf region are a key part of our growth strategy

6.12.2012, Prague — ABS Jets are exhibiting at MEBA to showcase their growing fleet of aircraft and extensive range of service. The presence of ABS Jets at MEBA underlines their commitment to the region and continues to build and strenghten their relationships in the UAE and Gulf countries.

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ABS Jets appoints Thierry Barre to the position of Technical Director

14.11.2012, Prague — ABS Jets has appointed Thierry Barre to the position of Technical Director, the appointment comes at a time that ABS Jets are further developing their maintenance and engineering services. Thierry joins the company with immediate effect, his extensive skills in aircraft maintenance and experience of working with Embraer aircraft means that his is a seamless match for his new role with ABS Jets. Key aspects of the brief for Thierry are to focus on delivering value by implementing cost efficient strategies that primarily focus on aircraft safety and customer satisfaction.

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ABS Jets sees Russian as a key part of their future success

27.9.2012, Moscow — As ABS Jets look to the future to it is clear that the Russian market will be a key part of the company´s ongoing success. The presence of ABS Jets at JetExpo underlines the commitment they have made to Russian clients and operators and their willingness to work closely with Russian brokers and agents.

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ABS Jets celebrate 7,000 aircraft handled in Prague

6.9.2012, Prague — Outstanding number of aircraft movements reflects the increasing popularity of ABS Jets Executive Handling Services. The first week of September 2012 sees ABS Jets celebrating the 7,000 aircraft to be handled since they started as a handling agent in 2008. The 7,000 aircraft is scheduled to take place this week when Embraer Phenom 300 arrives in Prague, the N registered aircraft will stop overnight in Prague en-route to another destination.

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Two Safety Awards highlight ABS Jets outstanding safety record

11.6.2012 — ABS Jets, one of the fastest growing European business jet operators and a key player on the CEE business aviation market, has received two Safety Awards. The first Award has been presented by NBAA to ABS Jets for their outstanding safety record. The NBAA Commercial Business Flying Safety Award has been given to ABS Jets for their record of 8 years and 19,938 consecutive flying hours without accident, incident, injury or damage to persons or property. This is the second time ABS Jets has been recognised by NBAA for their outstanding safety record; the first occasion was in 2009. The NBAA Flying Safety Awards recognise exceptional achievement in maintaining safe flying operations.

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ABS Jets Executive Handling reports record results for Q1 2012

29.5.2012 — ABS Jets, one of the fastest growing business jet operators and a key player on the CEE business aviation market, is delighted to announce record Executive Handling results for the 1st quarter of 2012.

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Alerting China to the one-stop-shop for business jet travellers within Europe

27.3.2012 — ABS Jets, one of the fastest growing business jet operators and a key player in the Central European business aviation market, is attending ABACE 2012, to present its services and the flourishing FBO at Prague Airport to the Asian market. In addition ABS Jets will be drawing visitors’ attention to the strong business connections the company currently has with Asian customers and exploring new business opportunities in the region.

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ABS Jets expands its fleet with a new Embraer Phenom 300

22.2.2012 — ABS Jets, one of the fastest growing business jet operators and a key player on the CEE business aviation market, is delighted to announce the addition of a new Embraer Phenom 300 to its growing fleet of aircraft. The new aircraft confirms ABS Jets’ position as a leading business aviation pioneer in the heart of Europe.

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Flight Planning, from VLJ to BBJ, by ABS Jets

15.1.2012 — ABS Jets, a Prague, Czech Republic-based business jet operator and provider of FBO at Prague Ruzyne Airport, regularly attends NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. Flight planning plays an important part in ABS Jets service portfolio. Being able to provide flight planning support for over 260 aircraft types enables ABS Jets’ operations team to create and prepare flight analysis tailored to customers’ requirements. Providing exclusive flight planning worldwide is an indication of the quality of ABS Jets Flight Planning.

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ABS Jets - Executive Handling Services in the heart of Europe

13.1.2012 — ABS Jets, a Prague, Czech Republic-based provider of FBO and handling services at Prague Ruzyne Airport, is a regular attendee of the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. “The Conference has become one of the key events for us, as it gives us an opportunity to meet with our American customers attend various workshops, to learn as well as to exchange knowledge and experience with our American colleagues.”, says Jan Kralik, ABS Jets Director of Ground Operations.

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ABS Jets prepares for UAE clients

11.11.2011 — ABS Jets, a Prague-based aircraft operator and provider of all VIP aircraft services, is preparing to welcome customers from the Gulf region to its facilities in Prague and Bratislava. ABS Jets has recently opened a brand new hangar at Prague Ruzyne Airport, and in 2012 the company will offer Third Party FBO Services at its Bratislava base. The central and eastern European location of these facilities means that ABS Jets is perfectly (geographically) placed to handle flights from the Gulf region, which can travel onwards throughout Europe and to destinations in Eastern Europe, Russia, and the CIS countries - an area which has seen a noticeable increase in traffic in recent times.

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ABS Jets posts a record result for 2011

7.11.2011 — ABS Jets has just posted their financial results for the year 2011, with the figures showing that the company has noted a record year in 2011. Turnover was at an all time high, breaking the CZK 1 billion barrier for the first time, up 2% compared to 2010. Similarly gross profits were up by 23% compared to 2010, at CZK 44 million. The results underscore what an excellent year 2011 was for ABS Jets: in addition to posting strong financial results, the company made a number of major investments in 2011.

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ABS Jets launches a portfolio of Bonds

7.11.2011 — ABS Jets, a Prague-based aircraft operator and services provider, has successfully issued a portfolio of 5-year bonds. The capital from the bonds will allow ABS Jets to continue to grow, both by the expansion of their facilities and the range of aircraft services the company provides. ABS Jets are in the unique position of not only being an aircraft operator (currently the operator of one of Europe’s largest fleets of Embraer Legacy 600 aircraft) and full-service provider, but also an Embraer Authorized Service Center and Embraer Executive Jets Sales Authorized Representative.

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ABS Jets welcomes a global audience to its new hangar opening

14.10.2011 — ABS Jets, a Prague-based aircraft operator and services provider, officially opened its new hangar at Prague Ruzyne Airport with a grand celebration on the evening of 27th September.

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Win free handling services with ABS Jets

11.10.2011 — ABS Jets, a Prague-based aircraft operator and services provider, is offering visitors to the NBAA the chance to win free handling. ABS Jets are known for their excellent aircraft handling services; in order to give NBAA attendees the chance to experience its services first hand, ABS Jets is holding a competition offering 10 free aircraft handling packages at their Prague and Bratislava bases. To win, all that has to be done is to estimate how far it is from Las Vegas to Prague.

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ABS Jets launches third party handling services at Bratislava Airport

10.10.2011 — ABS Jets, a Prague-based aircraft operator and services provider, has announced that it is to provide handling services for third parties at its operation in Bratislava, Slovakia.

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JIRI HRNA becomes Key Account Manager at ABS Jets

6.9.2011 — Promotion of Hrna enhances ABS Jets client services ABS Jets, a Prague-based aircraft operator and services provider, has announced that Jiri Hrna has been promoted to the position of Senior Key Account Manager. The appointment is effective from 1st September; previously Jiri was Sales Manager with ABS Jets.

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ABS Jets celebrates at EBACE

25.5.2011 — Opening of news subsidiary in Kiev leads to flood of new business inquiries ABS Jets is celebrating a flood of new business inquiries, following a number of announcements the company made at EBACE. The first announcement was of a joint partnership between ABS Jets and Avcon Jet, which will result in the opening of an Embraer line maintenance station at Kiev Borispol Airport. During EBACE, ABS Jets received a series of new business inquiries from customers interested in having their aircraft maintained at the facility.

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ABS Jets and Avcon Jet announce a joint subsidiary in the Ukraine

17.5.2011 — ABS Jets of Prague and Avcon Jet of Vienna announce the creation of a joint partnership that will result in the opening of an Embraer line maintenance station at Kiev Borispol Airport. The agreement will also cover warranty work on Embraer aircraft, which is a big advantage to Eastern European Embarer Legacy owners, as it will help them save costs and access easier and faster maintenance support.

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ABS Jets holds open house days at Prague and Bratislava

12.5.2011 — ABS Jets officially presents the Embraer Legacy 650 for the first time at its Prague and Bratislava open house days.

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Jitka Bretova appointed as CFO of ABS Jets

30.4.2011 — ABS Jets, one of central Europe’s leading business aviation companies, has appointed a new CFO, Jitka Bretova.

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Jan Kralik has been named ABS Jets’ Director of Ground Operations

7.4.2011 — Jan joined ABS Jets in 2006 as an operations dispatcher and within months was quickly promoted to senior dispatcher and then chief dispatcher. In April 2010 he became Head of Operations - or Mr. HOO, as his colleagues call him. From 2011, Jan will work at ABS Jets as the Director of Ground Operations.

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ABS Jets and its key role in developing business aviation in the CEE region

1.3.2011 — ABS Jets, a Prague-based aircraft operator and full services provider, plans to announce the next phase of its strategic growth plan at EBACE 2011. Having recently opened a brand new facility at Bratislava Airport, ABS Jets is in expansion mode, with new subsidiaries in Kiev and Sofia due to be announced at EBACE.

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ABS Jets teams up with Windtronics East to produce “green” energy

28.2.2011 — ABS Jets has signed an agreement with Windtronics East to take a lead in “green” technology and the production of “green” energy. ABS Jets is known for it’s innovative use of “green” and environmentally friendly technologies, being one of the first companies to use electric cars at it’s facilities in Prague and Bratislava. Now ABS East is to launch a revolutionary, award winning energy system.

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