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Gulfstream Aerospace celebrates flight test program milestone

Gulfstream Aerospace has reflected on the first ten flight tests for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 jets. The jets are twin-engine, with the G500 replacing the G450. The G500 has a range of 5,000 nautical miles (9,260km) at Mach 0.85, with nonstop flights connecting distant cities such as Istanbul to Cape Town, Los Angeles to London, and San Francisco to Tokyo. The G600 can fly 4,800 nautical miles (8,890km) at a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, and seats up to 19 passengers, with room for nine to sleep.

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Air BP and AGIL sign agreement in Tunisia

Air BP has signed a Commercial and Technical Service Agreement with Tunisia's AGIL, The National Company of Oil Distribution, that will see the company provide fuel services at seven of the country’s airports – Tunis Carthage (TUN); Djerba (DJE); Enfidha (NBE); Tozor (TOE); Tabarka (TBJ); Monastir (MIR) and Sfax (SFA).

AGIL is the distribution and marketing arm of the Tunisian Ministry of Energy with a strong presence in retail, bunker, lubricants, natural gas and the aviation fuel markets and the new partnership dovetails with Air BP’s strategic plans to increase its presence in Africa and the Middle East.

As part of the new agreement, Air BP customers can benefit from being able to use the Air BP Sterling Card service at the new locations. In addition clients will be able to contract their fuel requirements via Air BP, provision of which will be serviced by AGIL. The Sterling Card is recognized worldwide and serves as a convenient way for aircraft operators and pilots to purchase jet fuel across the Air BP network. The Technical Service Agreement established by both companies will also enable the mutual exchange of expertise in areas such as operational safety and product quality.

Air BP predicts that the Tunisian aviation market is set to grow steadily in the immediate future. Julio Casas, general aviation manager for North Africa, Middle East & South Asia, commented, “The Tunisian aviation market is a key destination for some of our European and Middle Eastern customers so entry into this market fits with our aim to offer customers a highly convenient service. In AGIL we have a strong local partner to support our development. AGIL’s local knowledge combined with Air BP’s global expertise will certainly position us well in this region.”


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