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Kansas City Downtown Completes Projects Worth $70 Million

The Kansas City Aviation Department is nearing completion on a $70 million refurbishment program at Kansas City Downtown Airport. The effort, begun in 2005, includes a $28 million project to raze and resurface both airport runways; $20 million to bulldoze 40 old hangars and replace them with 96 new hangars; $17 million for runway safety projects; and construction of a $1 million general aviation terminal, which includes a pilots’ lounge and large waiting room capable of accommodating up to 66 people, a self-fueling facility, and an outdoor aircraft wash bay.

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Magellan Jets Partners with CharityBuzz

Magellan jets is proud to announce its newest partnership with CharityBuzz, an online charity marketplace that works with the world’s top charities and celebrities.  Charity Buzz believes that nothing is more important than the work non-profits undertake.  Magellan Jets also feels that giving back is important and will continue to work with CharityBuzz.  CharityBuzz ensures successful results through a focus on providing a unique experience to their community of global bidders, effective collaborative marketing and unsurpassed white-glove service.  CharityBuzz events will feature Magellan Jets items including gift certificates with membership benefits!  To learn more about CharityBuzz and view their ongoing auctions, visit their website.  To bid on a Magellan Jets gift certificate, simply enter “Magellan Jets” in the search box on their website.

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Join us Monday at the Liberty National Golf Course for the First Annual Freedom Classic

On Monday May 4th, Magellan Jets will be sponsoring a number of holes at the First Annual Freedom Classic on New Jersey’s new course, Liberty National Golf Course.  The course recently opened, it contains 18 glorious holes with a beautiful view of the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty.  Magellan Jets will be sponsoring the 2nd hole and if any of the 80 amateurs playing should hit a hole in one on this 196 yard par 3 hole, they will win a 95,000 dollar Voyager Card towards future trips with Magellan Jets.  On the other three par threes Magellan Jets will be offering prizes from plasma screen televisions to a new set of golf clubs for hole in one winners.  Come out and collect great Magellan Jets merchandise and enjoy the event!

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Business Aviation Hops on the Twitter Bandwagon

Business aviation companies have increasingly begun using Twitter microblogging which allows a new way of networking and reaching out with new customers and promoting the industry.  The NBAA has two accounts on Twitter currently saying that they want to provide real time information on the No Plane, No Gain campaign and a way of congregating with followers to amplify their messages.

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Heliflite Becomes Wyvern Approved

Wyvern Consulting recently performed an on sight audit of Heliflite Shares, LLC.  Heliflite is based at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and has 5 aircraft, one Sikorsky S-76 and four Bell 430’s.  This puts Heliflite in the few elite helicopter charter services recommended by Wyvern.  For more information visit their website or speak with Magellan Jets about your summer helicopter needs provided by Heliflite.  

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Cessna Continues with Layoffs

Cessna Aircraft continues to lower its production through 2009 into 2010.  This results in another round of layoffs scheduled to occur in July.  Their credit market, Textron, says that the much of the companies market continues to soften in the current economic state.  Textron did not release details about the next layoff round but full details are expected to be released at the end of the month.  The company has eliminated twenty-five plus percent of its employees in the last three months.  President and CEO of Cessna Jack Pelton has said that he has never seen an economic situation to this dynamic, but hopes recent news points to improvement.  Cessna remains hopeful, but knows that private aviation may be one of the latter points of the economy to be restored to those who have ceased use of it.

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Segrave Adds Lear 60 to Family

National operator Segrave Aviation has added a new aircraft to its fleet.  It is a 1994 Lear 60 and has become a part of Segrave’s charter fleet family.  Segrave now has 16 aircraft in their Charter X D085.  Tail numbered N206HY, the eight passenger executive jet is arranged with three forward facing seats, and the rest club seats.  The interior is Royal blue leather with cherry veneer cabinetry.  The aircraft was refurbished in 2001 and recarpeted in 2007.

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Worcester Telegram features Magellan Jets CEO Hebert and President Tivnan

Magellan Jets was mentioned in the featured business people section of the Worcester Telegram.  Joshua Hebert, Magellan Jets Founder and Chief Executive Officer and partner Anthony Tivnan, President of Magellan Jets were featured in Sunday’s paper.  Tivnan being a native of Worcester grabbed the paper’s attention as a good subject for a small blurb.  Magellan Jets has been featured in a number of press releases online lately as well as last month’s Boston Business Journal which featured an expose on the company.

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Linear Air Forms Eclipse Support Co-Op

A neighbor of Magellan Jets, Linear Air, has formed a Co-Operative Organziation which will provide support to the 259 Eclipse owners.  The organization plans on buying assets from the liquidation sale to help keep the current fleet in service. The Co-Operative will try to purchase the type certificate, among other items.  Read more about the Co-Operative: http://www.ainonline.com/news/single-news-page/article/linear-air-forms-eclipse-500-support-co-op/

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