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London, England, July 24 2009 – London Executive Aviation (‘LEA’) is extending the company’s network with a new base at Oxford Airport in the UK.

One of Europe’s largest business jet charter operators, LEA is basing its latest Embraer Legacy 600 at the fast-growing general aviation airport.

The new Legacy, the 1,100th aircraft to be produced on Embraer’s ERJ 145 platform, arrived at Oxford on June 9 2009, becoming the first LEA aircraft to be based there.

George Galanopoulos, managing director of LEA, says: “The recent investments at Oxford Airport are establishing the facility as another attractive and well-positioned centre for business aviation. Now that the airport can accommodate larger aircraft we believe that it will become increasingly popular with charter customers and operators. We are looking forward to basing a growing number of aircraft at Oxford in the coming years.”

Galanopoulos continues: “The airport is ideal for people who live and work to the west of London and who might currently be flying from Luton or Farnborough. Oxford offers a less-costly alternative to those facilities, with great opening hours and uncongested airspace.”

Steve Jones, Oxford Airport’s managing director, says: “We are delighted to welcome LEA, one of the longest-established and most high-profile charter and management companies to our family of businesses at Oxford. LEA’s high-specification, super mid-size Legacy 600, with its striking ramp appeal, is a welcome and complementary addition to the charter fleet based here.”


High-resolution photos capturing the moment of G-RUBE’s arrival at Oxford are available for download here.

Further interior and exterior shots of the aircraft and photos of LEA’s executives may be downloaded here.


For further information:

Marc Cornelius
80:20 Communications
+44 (0)20 7664 6310

Notes to Editors:

London Executive Aviation is one of Europe’s largest executive aircraft charter operators. Under the company’s worldwide air operator’s certificate (AOC), award-winning LEA operates seven fleet types of business jet, ranging from the entry-level Citation Mustang to the transatlantic Falcon 900EX, covering a spectrum of business aviation needs. LEA operates six bases around London and also operates from Guernsey. The company is owned by its management and has maintained a record of unbroken profitability since being founded in 1996. More information can be found by telephoning LEA on: +44 (0)1708 688420 or visiting

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