Rizon the expanding Middle East executive charter

first_imgRizon, the expanding Middle East executive charter company, is investing for the long term with confirmation today it has placed a firm order for four all new Bombardier Learjet 85 aircraft.“The Learjet 85 is ideally sized for us to support our growing charter activity in the Middle East and to expand our activity into Europe,” said Rizon Chief Executive Will Curtis. “It has all the benefits of the excellent Learjet 45 which has been such a popular charter aircraft, only with more space. It is certainly going to be a winner in the charter market, both in Europe and in the GCC.”The Learjet 85s will be an aircraft for all seasons for Rizon – serving the Middle East in the winter and Europe in the summer – mirroring the travel trends of Rizon’s regular clients.“Ultimately, we expect to base two of the Learjet 85s permanently in the UK, which will be an important base for us,” he added.“We are very encouraged by Rizon’s confidence in the Learjet 85 aircraft, as well as our Challenger and Global products,” said Khader Mattar, regional vice-president, sales, Europe, Middle-East and Africa, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “As their business continues to expand from the Middle-East and Europe we will continue to provide the optimal aircraft to suit their clients’ travel needs.”The new Learjet 85s, which can fly up to eight passengers over a 3,000 nm range, will join three Challenger 605 aircraft in the Rizon fleet. The first of two coming from Bombardier is scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2009. A third is coming from another source. Rizon also has an order for one Global 5000 – due to arrive in 2011- and a second Hawker 900XP, scheduled for delivery in April 2009.In September 2009 Rizon will open a brand new $20 million MRO and FBO facility at London Biggin Hill Airport.Editor’s notesRizon will be two years old in April 2009. With offices in U.A.E, Qatar and Bahrain Rizon is focused on providing VIP travel solutions in the Middle East, Asia, India, Russia, Africa and Europe. Its mission is to meet increasing demand for corporate aircraft charter in the Gulf Cooperation Council states and expand its services with aircraft maintenance services, an aircraft trading and management arm and aviation training college which will be specifically aimed at growing the skills base of GCC nationals. In both Bahrain and London, Rizon is advancing plans to become an authorised service centre for various OEM’s, serving operators in the Gulf, Middle East and Indian Subcontinent markets.www.rizonjet.netlast_img read more

Piranhalike teeth and torn fins reveal ancient fish fight

first_img Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country P. pinnatomus, too, resembles other fish found nearby—except for those teeth. The fossil is the oldest bony fish known that would have been able to cut flesh out of larger prey, the team reports today in Current Biology. The researchers say it’s a striking example of evolution inventing some of the same tricks twice. The Jura-Museum, Eischstatt, Germany This 150-million-year-old fish (seen as an artist’s illustration) wasn’t named after the piranha for nothing. It apparently used its long, dagger-shaped teeth to slice into other fish, according to a new study, as evinced by the slashed tailfins of some victims found nearby.Researchers first discovered the animal—christened Piranhamesodon pinnatomus (pinnatomus means “fin cutter”)—in 2016 in the same southern German limestone deposits as the famous feathered dinosaur Archaeopteryx. Most other fish in the shallow sea where P. pinnatomus lived had teeth adapted for crushing, not biting or tearing. (Their stomach contents suggest they ate hard-shelled prey such as clams and sea urchins.)The scientists think P. pinnatomus might have used “aggressive mimicry” the way modern-day piranhas do—even though they belong to a different branch of the fish family tree. Piranhas today resemble their more peaceable relatives, allowing them to get close enough to unsuspecting prey that they can tear off a fin. (The attack doesn’t kill the prey, and fins can regrow.) By Gretchen VogelOct. 18, 2018 , 11:00 AM Email Country * Afghanistan Aland Islands Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Holy See (Vatican City State) Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Norway Oman Pakistan Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Qatar Reunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin (French part) Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Virgin Islands, British Wallis and Futuna Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Piranhalike teeth and torn fins reveal ancient fish fight Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*)last_img read more