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GainJet to deploy XRS to enhance long haul appeal
Athens-based GainJet Aviation is deploying a 2008 Global Express XRS at London Luton to service heavy demand in western Europe for high performance aircraft.

Athens-based GainJet Aviation is deploying a 2008 Global Express XRS at London Luton to service heavy demand in western Europe for high performance aircraft.

"GainJet has partnered with Ocean Sky Jet Centre Ltd to take care of all ground handling services for this aircraft," says company president Ramsey Shaban.

"The new aircraft was chosen due to its ultra-long range. We experienced such success and heavy demand for our G550 in 2009-2010 that we knew an additional ultra-long range aircraft was necessary."

The XRS joins other long-range aircraft including a 757-200 executive airliner with 78 vip seats, a G550 with 18 seats and a G450 with 14 seats.

The mid-range is covered by five G200s configured with ten seats and a 737-300 executive airliner with 48 seats, while GainJet also operates a four-seat Phenom 100 for short haul.

GainJet says it is expecting delivery of another Global Express within weeks and has on order a G650 with delivery expected at the end of 2012. Business in 2010 grew at a stable rate since the economic recession of 2008, it adds.

"Our success relies heavily on our service, large fleet, and cost versus price control," Shaban says. "Even though the overall business aviation industry seems to still be recovering, GainJet has made a swift recovery."

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