Germany's DC Aviation, which recently added three A319CJs to its fleet, says it is on schedule to bring a Legacy 650 into service this year, followed by a second in 2011. New ceo Michael Kuhn says: "We are going to cement and expand DC Aviation's solid market position in international business aviation. Over the next few years we intend to further expand our aircraft management programme in particular. We have already had concrete talks with a number of companies and private individuals to enlist their aircraft under contract."
He adds: "We want to further stress our capabilities - especially with larger aircraft. All in all, we are observing a gradual recovery in the business aviation market. Not only are we recording growth in our domestic German-speaking market, but also an increase in demand from the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Russia."
Dr Lutz Helmig, owner, says DC Aviation and previous ceo Steffen Fries have mutually agreed to part ways after two successful years.
DC Aviation, headquartered in Stuttgart, came into being in 2008 as a result of the merger of Cirrus Aviation and DaimlerChrysler Aviation.