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Angola-based operator Best Fly Worldwide has placed a Gulfstream G450 on the Aruba register, with a home base of Luanda.
The company already operates a Bermudan-registered Challenger 605, the maintenance for which is carried out under a CAMO contract by Primus Aircraft Management Solutions. "We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with our new customer Best Fly," the company says. "By winning this contract we have been able to set our foot on the African continent with its rapidly growing business aviation."
Best Fly ceo Nuno Pereira is looking to the future, saying: "We really look forward to a prolific relationship with Primus."
Best Fly is a member of the Emerald Group, the presence of which in the aviation sector was initially driven by internal needs to support oil and gas operations. It started simply with an aircraft operation that included main-tenance services.
However, it reports that the size, competence level and service diversity in this business sector has reached such great heights that it became a stand-alone operation within the group. It has a huge growth potential, both by the number of identified opportunities in the market and by the value they represent, Emerald says.
The aviation division includes AirTwo, which is dedicated to the operation and maintenance of aircraft based at Luanda Airport and to charter flights and executive or private jets flying to or in Angola. This operation is in the process of becoming certified as a commercial air transport operator with Angola's CAA.
It also comprises AirTravel, a business corporate travel services agency and private concierge, and Best Fly Flight Support, which has a team of experienced professionals, with 8,000 flight hours and previous experience with NetJets.
"Bringing together synergies to improve areas such as flight operations dispatch for domestic and international flights, it operates in the area of handling, management of terminals and catering," the company says.