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Vertis Aviation adds its first African based aircraft, a Global 6000, to portfolio

Switzerland-based Vertis Aviation, part of the independently owned aviation company 28 East Group, today announced that a Bombardier Global 6000 will be added to its growing portfolio of marketed aircraft from 1st August 2013. The ultra-long range aircraft will be positioned primarily in Johannesburg, South Africa, in a move designed to satisfy the growing demand for business jet travel in and around the African continent.

The Global 6000 will be the company’s first jet actively marketed from an African location and further underpins Vertis’ strategy of creating an international network. Operated by a local corporate flight department Vertis anticipates that it will fulfil missions both inter- and intra-continentally to satisfy the expanding, discerning African client base seeking prestigious ultra – long range aircraft.

“We are very excited about the possibilities that this immaculate Global 6000 offers for our international charter clients. With its ultra-long range and short-field capabilities it is ideal for work on the African continent which requires aircraft that can cover vast distances. This addition marks the beginning of our expansion strategy in Africa which we believe offers great potential for further development. We’re already seeing a high demand for charters between Brazil and Angola, Lagos and Johannesburg, London and Johannesburg and anticipate the route map will just become more complex as the continent’s requirements expand,” commented Erica Da Veiga, partner at Vertis.

The 2012 Global 6000 which is configured with 14 seats features a contemporary and comfortable interior with ample galley, dedicated crew rest area and luxurious private stateroom. A full on-board communications suite features internet access and Wi-Fi connectivity along with a full IFE system. With a 6,000 nm range, 488 kt cruise speed and its brand new interior, Vertis expects the aircraft will prove popular with heads of state and government travel in addition to CEO’s and senior business executives needing comfortable, long range aircraft.

The Global 6000 follows hard on the heels of news that a Moscow, Russia-based Airbus A319 and a Bombardier Global XRS will be added to the Vertis fleet from next month. The three new aircraft will join the long range charter fleet which Vertis markets on behalf of its operating partners and features an existing Airbus A319 Corporate Jet, a Bombardier Global Express, Dassault Falcon 7X and a Global XRS.