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Airlines

Name: COMLUX
7JetSet7 Code: CLA
Status: Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: ZURICH
Country: SWITZERLAND
Employees 17
Web: comluxaviation.com
Email: fly@comluxaviation.com
Telephone: +41 43 8887250
Fax: +41 43 8887252
Sita:
Background
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Click below for data links:
CLA-2009-11 A319 INTERIOR
CLA-2010-10-A319 NEW LIVERY
CLA-2011-10 SSJ100 VIP JET
CLA-2014-12 - BOEING BBJ MAX8
CLA-A318 BJ
CLA-LOGO

Formed in 2003. Executive corporate jet operator. Charter, regional & international, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.

Address:
Poststrasse 3
CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland

July 2004: Bombardier Challenger CL-600-2B16 (CF34-3B) (5553, HB-JRZ), Air Luther leased.

November 2004: Dassault Falcon 2000EX (34, HB-JEG), Gem Aircraft leased.

November 2005: 1 order (February 2007) A319ACJ Corporate Jet and 3 orders (February 2007) A318 Elite Business Jets.

November 2006: Worldwide sales of Airbus Corporate Jetliners reached a record level again this year, with 20 of the airplanes sold so far in 2006.

Pacing this business volume is the A318 Elite - the shortest-fuselage member of the Airbus Corporate Jetliner Family, which has logged 22 orders and commitments since the program's launch announcement last November.

The no 1 A318 Elite made its maiden flight earlier this month, and will be ready for cabin outfitting this winter. It is to be delivered to A318 Elite launch customer Comlux (CLA) in Zurich, Switzerland in spring 2007.

Airbus (EDS) will certify the A318 for an operating ceiling 41,000 ft, and the airplane will be qualified for steep approach operations at airports such as London City.

February 2007: A319-115CJ (2592, HB-IPO), delivery, then wet-leased to the Government of Kazakhstan (KZA) as (UN-A190).

December 2008: Comlux (CLA), the VIP charter operator has added a Maltese airplane operators certificate (AOC) to its Kazakh and Swiss (AOC)s enabling it to fly freely between European Union (EU) member states. (CEO), Richard Gaona chose Malta as an operating base for its maintenance, legal, and services expertise and strategic position in between Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

(ICAO) Code: CLA (Callsign - COMLUX).

November 2009: At the Dubai Air Show, Comlux (CLA) announces an order for one A319CJ Corporate Jetliner.

December 2010: Two top-of-the-line Airbus (EDS) corporate jets will be exhibited at the Middle East and Business Aviation (MEBA) show in Dubai in December, highlighting their success in the region. They comprise an A318 Elite operated by Al Jaber Aviation (JBA) of Abu Dhabi and an Airbus (EDS) Corporate Jet (ACJ) based in Bahrain and operated by Comlux (CLA).

October 2011: SuperJet International (the joint venture (JV) between Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica Company, and Sukhoi Holding (SSJ)) has announced a purchase agreement for two Sukhoi Business Jet (SBJ) airplanes plus two additional options, with Comlux (CLA) The Aviation Group.

With this order Comlux (CLA) becomes the launch customer of SuperJet International for this new type of VIP airplane. (CLA) represents one of the most innovative business aviation group worldwide, able to always offer to its VIP passengers new products for their travel needs.

The deliveries of the two (SBJ) airplanes are planned for 2014. The order has an estimated value of US $200 million, including options.

Before the entry into service, the VIP cabin interior of the airplane will be designed and outfitted by Comlux America, the completion center of the Comlux Group, based in Indianapolis USA. Comlux America is appointed as the first approved Sukhoi Business Jet completion Center.

The Sukhoi Business Jet is the VIP aircraft version of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional airliner. It offers a spacious and ultra quiet cabin of 118 m3/4192 ft3, and a range of approximately 4300 nm/8000 km, thanks to its additional fuel tanks. The launch of the VIP airplane version comes just four months after the successful entry-into-service (EIS) of the SSJ100 in April 2011.

SEE ATTACHED "AIRLINER WORLD" ARTICLE - - "CLA-2011-10 SSJ100 BUSINESS JET."

October 2012: The Airbus (EDS) ACJ319 corporate jet entered service with Comlux (CLA) earlier this year being operated on VVIP charters. It is now being shown at the (NBAA) show in Orlando, Florida, USA.

The ACJ319 includes club seating, a conference/dining table, a lounge, two offices that convert to bedrooms, and two bathrooms – one with an ensuite shower. For night flights, most of the seats convert to beds. Indianapolis-based, Comlux America outfitted the airplane, which seats 19 passengers.

SEE ATTACHED - - "CLA-ACJ319 INTERIOR - 2012-10."

June 2013: SEE PHOTO - - "CLA-A330-243 - 2013-06" which shows the Comlux (CLA) A330-243 which is leased to the Government of Kazakhstan (KZA).

August 2013: (GE) Aviation (GEC) has named Comlux (CLA) as an authorized service center for (CF34-3)s on Bombardier (BMB) Challengers. Comlux (CLA) can now perform line maintenance inspections and routine installed engine maintenance, including removal and replacement of engines and engine components. (CLA) can also do OnPoint and (GE) warranty support.

December 2014: Boeing Business Jets (BJC) announced an order for two BBJ MAX 8s to Comlux (CLA), a Swiss-based (VIP) charter operator. This marks Comlux (CLA)’s first BBJ order - - See attached - - "CLA-2014-12 - BOEING BBJ MAX8."

“The two BBJ MAX 8s are a great addition to the Comlux (CLA) fleet because they give our customers the flexibility to fly farther and more comfortably thanks to the lower cabin altitude,” said Richard Gaona, President & (CEO), Comlux (CLA), The Aviation Group. “The long-range capability of the BBJ MAX 8 is critical to all of our customers, but especially our Middle East customers who often use (CLA) airplanes for long-haul flights.”

The two BBJ MAX 8s will be outfitted with custom interiors at Comlux America, a certified BBJ completion center.

“This announcement from a leading charter operator, highlights the unmatched range, passenger comfort and baggage capability that BBJ products provide,” said Captain Steve Taylor, President, Boeing Business Jets (BJC). “We are pleased to work with (CLA) as they position their fleet for the future.”

February 2016: Comlux (CLA) announced a firm order for 3 Airbus ACJ320neo, becoming the largest customer for Airbus' corporate jet family. Deliveries will begin in 2018.

The ACJ320neo can fly 25 passengers over 6,000 nm/11,100 km or 13 hours (the ACJ319ceo can transport 8 passengers over 6,750 nm/12,500 km or 15 hours).

The ACJneo airplane family offers the increase protection of fly-by-wire controls, Category 3B automatic landing, and runway overrun prevention and onboard airport navigation systems ((ROPS) and (OANS)).

>170 Airbus corporate jets are flying on every continent, including Antarctica, demonstrating outstanding reliability that is backed by world wide support.

October 2017: "Comlux Signs the 1st BBJ MAX 8 Cabin Completion Ever"
China Aviation Daily, October 10, 2017.

Comlux (CLA) announced that "Comlux Completion" was awarded the cabin outfitting contract of the 1st 737 MAX 8 business jet for an undisclosed customer. The 737 MAX 8 will input into Comlux (CLA) Indianapolis facilities in the 4th quarter 2018, for re-delivery by fall 2019.

"Since 2008, Comlux (CLA) has continuously performed the most customized, engineered and luxurious cabin completions. Almost 10 years later, (CLX) was pleased to be selected by the 1st customer of the BBJ MAX 8 program to complete their future airplane" stated Scott Meyer, (CEO) Comlux (CLA) Completion. "The 1st 737 MAX 8 signature together with the neo cabin contract signed in August are paving the way for establishing Comlux (CLA) as a leader in the (VIP) completion market and for building a bright future for our company and its employees."



NOTE: COMLUX (CLA) is listed on the latest (EU) blacklist released 03.04.2012 of airlines whose operations are subject to a ban within the (EU)*. *Airlines listed in Annex A could be permitted to exercise traffic rights by using wet-leased airplanes of an air carrier which is not subject to an operating ban, provided that the relevant safety standards are complied with.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
CLA-737 MAX 8 BBJ-2017-10.jpg
CLA-A318 ELITE BJ
CLA-A330-243 - 2013-06
CLA-ACJ319 - 2012-10
CLA-CHALLENGER
CLJ-ACJ319 INTERIOR - 2012-10

October 2017:

1 +1 ORDER 737 MAX 8 BBJ, EXECUTIVE.

1 ORDER (2010-10) A318-112 ELITE (CFM56-5B9/P), EXECUTIVE:

1 A318-112 ELITE (CFM56-5B9/P) (2910, /06 HB-IPP), AIR LUTHER LSD 2006-11. (VIP) CORPORATE JET.

3 A318-112 ELITE (CFM56-5B9/3) (3363, /08 HS-IPQ), (VIP) CORPORATE JET.

1 A319-115CJ (CFM56-5B7/P), EXECUTIVE:

1 A319-115CJ (CFM56-5B7/P) (2592, /05 HB-IPO), WET-LST GOVT OF KAZAKHSTAN (KZA) AS (UN-A1901) 2007-02. (VIP) CORPORATE JET.

1 ACJ319 CORPORATE JET (CFM56-5B4/3) (SEE ATTACHED - - "CLA-ACJ319 INTERIOR - 2012-10"), 19F.

3 ORDERS (2018-02) ACJ320neo (LEAP-1A) WITH SHARKLETS, 25 PAX:

1 A320-214 PRESTIGE (CFM56-5B4/3) (4199, /10 N105AL), AIRCRAFT GUARANTY TRUST LSD 2010-02. EXECUTIVE.

2 A330-243 (TRENT 772B-60) (863, UP-A3001 - - SEE PHOTO - - "CLA-A330-243 - 2013-06;" 1053, /09 VP-CAC, 2009-11). EXECUTIVE.

1 DASSAULT FALCON 2000EX (PW308C) (34, /04 HB-JEG), GEM AIRCRAFT LSD 2004-11. (VIP) CORPORATE JET.

1 BOMBARDIER CHALLENGER CL-600-2B16 (CF34-3B) (5709, /07 HB-JRP), KAPARA ADVISORS LSD 2007-11. (VIP) CORPORATE JET.

1 BOMBARDIER GLOBAL 5000 (BR700-710A2-20) (9198, /06 HB-JRR), SKYWINGS AVIATION LSD 2007-02. (VIP) CORPORATE JET. 13F.

1 BOMBARDIER GLOBAL EXPRESS (BR700-710A2-20) (9167, /05 HB-JGY), MOVERS GLOBAL LSD 2007-11. (VIP) CORPORATE JET.

1 BOMBARDIER GLOBAL EXPRESS (BR700-710A2-20) (9173, /05 HB-JEY), AIR LUTHER LSD 2006-07. (VIP) CORPORATE JET. 14F.

1 BOMBARDIER GLOBAL EXPRESS (BR700-710A2-20) (9249, /07 HB-JGN), CHANDLER AVIATION LSD 2008-01. (VIP) CORPORATE JET.

1 BOMBARDIER GLOBAL EXPRESS (BR700-710A2-20) (9320, /10 HB-JGH), HAS LSD 2010-01. EXECUTIVE.

1 RAYTHEON HAWKER 850XP (TFE731-3BR-1C) (258895, /08 HB-VOY), GEM AIRCRAFT LSD. (VIP) CORPORATE JET.

2/2 ORDERS (2014-02) SUKHOI SBJ100, VIP CORPORATE JET - - SEE ATTACHED "AIRLINER WORLD" ARTICLE - - "CLA-2011-10 SSJ100 BUSINESS JET":

Management:
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ETTORE RODARO, CHAIRMAN.

RICHARD GAONA, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

JIM SOLEO, (CEO) COMLUX AMERICA.

STEVEN LAVEN, (CEO).

SCOTT MEYER, (CEO) COMLUX (CLA) COMPLETION.

 
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