DC Aviation largest business jet operator of Citation XLS in Europe

Press Release, Stuttgart, 21.05.2008

Germany's largest operator of business jets will be upgrading its fleet of Citation XLS to seven aircraft in June with another two Citation XLS. This will make DC Aviation the largest operator of Citation XLS in Europe. In total the company with headquarters in Stuttgart operates then 30 modern private jets of various sizes with an average age that is less than 2.5 years.

"We place great value on our young dynamic fleet structure, which is maintained by experienced experts in our own state of the art maintenance facility. Thanks to the two new additions we will be able to offer our customers one of the safest and most modern fleets in Europe", asserts the Director of Sales and Marketing Jonas Kraft.

Business travellers in particular will appreciate the advantages of the Citation XLS from the American manufacturer Cessna: with a non-stop cruising range of 3.600 km/1,944 nm and a maximum speed of almost 800 km/h several business appointments in different European cities can be managed in one day with no difficulty. Up to seven people travel comfortably to the most remote of destinations in the generously fitted jet with headroom of 1.73 m/5.68 ft. The Citation XLS is also suitable for short runways and is approved for steep approaches like London-City, for instance. During the flight passengers are treated to culinary delights in the luxuriously fitted cabin with its leather club chairs by a flight attendant who has been specially trained in business travel service. Apart from telephone and connections for notebooks the midsize jet offers all the amenities that make a business trip as pleasant as possible.

Due to our enlarged capacity, very high standard of safety and quality DC Aviation is a preferred partner of Lufthansa Private Jets.

Company Information:

DC Aviation, with headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, is rated among the leading operators of business jets in Europe. Formed by the merger of Cirrus Aviation and the former DaimlerChrysler Aviation, in 2008 the company is concentrating on aircraft management, charter operation and maintenance of business jets. As a member of the renowned Cirrus Group, with its shareholders Dr Lutz Helmig and Gerd Brandecker, DC Aviation employs over 380 staff and operates 1 Airbus 319 CJ, 2 Gulfstream 550, 2 Global Express, 1 Global 5000, 1 Falcon 900 DX, 2 Challenger 604, 5 Legacy 600, 1 Challenger 300, 1 Gulfstream 150, 1 Citation X, 7 Citation XLS, 2 Learjet 60, 4 Learjet 40. The Managing Directors are Dieter Heinen (Chairman), Marc Ambrosius (CFO) and Stefan Buschle (CCO).


DC Aviation GmbH – Stuttgart Airport – 70629 Stuttgart – Germany

Spokesperson: Jonas Kraft

Email: jonas.kraft@dc-aviation.com

Phone: + 49 (0)711 93306-330 – Fax: + 49 (0)711 93306-481