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MEBA2012: Too many restrictions hitting FBOs

Posted 11 December 2012 · Add Comment

An open forum at MEBAC looked at the difficulties in setting up new FBOs in the region.

Jetex's Adel Mardini said that Government issues and open skies agreements often get in the way.

"This is why we can't be in certain markets," he said.

"There is a big demand - and in the end business aircraft help to bring success to a country's economy. Airports like Abu Dhabi's Al Bateen prove how useful FBOs can be to a region."

London Executive Aviation's Patrick Margetson-Rushmore said that it needs a local person on the ground - a good handling agent - to make things happen.

"You need that valuable local knowledge, and know-how to get things done, he said.

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