Advance Aviation of Thailand growing its fleet


Company to start executive jet charter with Gulfstream 200 in November and taking delivery of a fourth helicopter an EC135 in October

Advance Aviation, the helicopter
operator in Thailand
has announced the acquisition of a Gulfstream 200 executive jet later this

The privately owned Thai firm is scheduled
to launch the new service in November after taking delivery of a six-year-old
Gulfstream G200 jet bought from the Peninsula Hong Kong Hotel.

Chief executive Chai Nasylvanta said
the company is adding a fourth helicopter, a Eurocopter EC135 to its fleet
in October and is thinking about the acquisition of a fifth, a EC130.

By acquiring the twin-engine G200, the
company will become one of a handful of Thai business jet charter operators that
own their aircraft. The Gulfstream has seating for 10 clients, capable of
flying non-stop to Tokyo or Dubai
from its Bangkok base at Don Mueang Airport.

According to Chai, the fourth helicopter, a
new twin-engine EC135 will be based in Bangkok.
The fifth helicopter a Eurocopter EC130 could be based at Samui as part of the
company’s strategy to station its helicopters close to its business markets.

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