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ARTArt Basel is a for-profit, privately owned and managed, international art fair staged annually in Basel, Switzerland; Miami Beach, Florida; and Hong Kong. Art Basel works in collaboration with the host city’s local institutions to help grow and develop art programs. While Art Basel provides a platform for galleries to show and sell their work to buyers, it has gained a large international audience of art spectators and students as well. Frieze Art Fair is an international contemporary art fair in London, New York, and Los Angeles. Frieze London takes place every October in London’s Regent’s Park. In the US, the fair has been running on New York’s Randall’s Island since 2012, with its inaugural Los Angeles edition taking place February 2019. European Fine Art Fair (abbreviated: TEFAF) is an annual art, antiques and design fair, organized by The European Fine Art Foundation in the MECC in Maastricht, Netherlands. It was first held in 1988. The ten-day fair attracts about 75,000 visitors and is considered one of the world’s leading art fairs. Art Dubai is a leading international art fair that takes place every March in Dubai. Founded in 2007, Art Dubai is the pre-eminent platform for art from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Each year, the fair features a globally diverse lineup of over 90 galleries from more than 40 different countries, from household names to emerging art spaces, making it the world’s most globally diverse art fair. Masterpiece London is the unmissable art fair where visitors can view and buy the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery – from antiquity to the present day. The fair offers an unparalleled opportunity for new and established collectors to discover exceptional works for sale, from international exhibitors spanning every major market discipline.
CINEMACannes Festival, until 2003 called the International Film Festival (Festival international du film) is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world. Founded in 1946, the invitation-only festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès Venice Film Festival or Venice International Film Festival (Italian: Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia, “International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of the Venice Biennale”) is the world’s oldest film festival and one of the “Big Three” film festivals, alongside the Cannes Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. Berlin International Film Festival (German: Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin), usually called the Berlinale, is a film festival held annually in Berlin, Germany. Founded in West Berlin in 1951, the festival has been held every February since 1978. Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 87 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association beginning in January 1944, recognizing excellence in both American and international film and television.The annual ceremony at which the awards are presented is normally held every January, and is a major part of the film industry’s awards season, which culminates each year in the Academy Awards. 94th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films released between March 1 and December 31, 2021, and is scheduled to take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on March 27, 2022. Primetime Emmy Awards are bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming. The Primetime Emmy Awards generally air every September, on the Sunday before the official start of the fall television season.
MUSICa Scala abbreviation in Italian of the official name Teatro alla Scala is an opera house in Milan, Italy. Most of Italy’s greatest operatic artists, and many of the finest singers from around the world, have appeared at La Scala. The theatre is regarded as one of the leading opera and ballet theatres globally. It is home to the La Scala Theatre Chorus, La Scala Theatre Ballet, La Scala Theatre Orchestra, and the Filarmonica della Scala orchestra. The theatre also has an associate school, known as the La Scala Theatre Academy (Italian: Accademia Teatro alla Scala), which offers professional training in music, dance, stagecraft, and stage management. Bolshoi Theatre is a historic theatre in Moscow, Russia, originally designed by architect Joseph Bové, which holds ballet and opera performances. The Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera are among the oldest and best known ballet and opera companies in the world. It is by far the world’s biggest ballet company, with more than 200 dancers. The theatre is the parent company of The Bolshoi Ballet Academy, a leading school of ballet. Mariinsky Theatre is a historic theatre of opera and ballet in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Opened in 1860, it became the preeminent music theatre of late 19th-century Russia, where many of the stage masterpieces of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov received their premieres. Through most of the Soviet era, it was known as the Kirov Theatre. Today, the Mariinsky Theatre is home to the Mariinsky Ballet, Mariinsky Opera and Mariinsky Orchestra. Royal Opera House (ROH) is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London. The large building is often referred to as simply Covent Garden, after a previous use of the site. It is the home of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Vienna State Opera is an opera house and opera company based in Vienna, Austria. The opera house was inaugurated as the “Vienna Court Opera” (Wiener Hofoper) in the presence of Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Elisabeth of Austria. The members of the Vienna Philharmonic are recruited from the Vienna State Opera’s orchestra. The building is also the home of the Vienna State Ballet, and it hosts the annual Vienna Opera Ball during the carnival season. Deutsche Oper Berlin is a German opera company located in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin. The resident building is the country’s second largest opera house (after Munich’s) and also home to the Berlin State Ballet. Since 2004, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, like the Staatsoper Unter den Linden (Berlin State Opera), the Komische Oper Berlin, the Berlin State Ballet, and the Bühnenservice Berlin (Stage and Costume Design), has been a member of the Berlin Opera Foundation. Paris Opera is the primary opera and ballet company of France. It was founded in 1669 by Louis XIV as the Académie d’Opéra, and shortly thereafter was placed under the leadership of Jean-Baptiste Lully and officially renamed the Académie Royale de Musique, but continued to be known more simply as the Opéra. Classical ballet as it is known today arose within the Paris Opera as the Paris Opera Ballet and has remained an integral and important part of the company. Currently called the Opéra national de Paris, it mainly produces operas at its modern 2,723-seat theatre Opéra Bastille which opened in 1989, and ballets and some classical operas at the older 1,979-seat Palais Garnier which opened in 1875. Small scale and contemporary works are also staged in the 500-seat Amphitheatre under the Opéra Bastille. Teatro Real (Royal Theatre) or simply El Real, as it is known colloquially, is a major opera house located in Madrid. Founded in 1818 and inaugurated on 19 November 1850, it closed in 1925 and reopened in 1966. Beginning in 1988 it underwent major refurbishing and renovation works and finally reopened in 1997 with a capacity of 1,746 seats. Today the Teatro Real opera is one of the great theaters of Europe hosting large productions involving leading international figures in opera singing, musical direction, stage direction and dance. Montreux Jazz Festival (formerly Festival de Jazz Montreux and Festival International de Jazz Montreux) is a music festival in Switzerland, held annually in early July in Montreux on the Lake Geneva shoreline. It is the second largest annual jazz festival in the world after Canada’s Montreal International Jazz Festival.
2021 was an year of transformation for EGT Jet. We were able to purchase, accept the delivery and start commercial operations with two new Embraer Phenom 300E aircrafts. The process wasn’t easy, but with a hard work from our team and partners from Embraer Executive Aircraft, CAE Inc, IAS Ltd. and Bulgarian Directorate General “Civil Aviation Administration” we managed to deliver the aircrafts on time and start operations. The preparation for the aircrafts delivery took us more than 6 months. During this time we trained our pilots, engineers and mechanics with the help of our partners at CAE. The training in pandemic conditions was not easy since we had to adhere to the mandatory quarantine requirements and travel restrictions. Our engineers went trough an remote live general familiarization training provided by CAE. The mechanics were able to finish their training in two parts – remote live theoretical training by CAE and practical training in Embraer service center at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. The pilots were trained by CAE in Amsterdam on state of the art simulators and finished their base training in the UK. We managed to prepare the required documents and apply for all the approvals needed.The delivery process was also a challenge due to COVID-19 travel restrictions and health requirements in different countries. The delivery took place in Embraer USA facilities in Melbourne, Florida. The process is straightforward and started with a presentation flight in accordance with a predefined procedure to test the aircraft systems and cabin equipment in flight. The flight was performed by Embraer factory test pilots and EGT Jet pilots and engineers on board. After the flight a detailed physical inspection of the aircraft was performed and all discrepancies were rectified. An airworthiness review was performed by the USA Federal Aviation Administration and the Bulgarian Directorate General “Civil Aviation Administration” to issue all the required documents. The ferry flight to Sofia was an interesting endeavor since a light jet is not designed to cross oceans. The flight followed the so called “Blue spruce” routes over the North Atlantic – they provide non stop VHF coverage for the traffic and are used by smaller aircrafts or aircrafts without the required long range navigation capabilities. We took off from Melbourne, Florida (KMLB) early in the morning and landed in Bangor, Maine (KBGR) to clear export formalities with US Customs and Border Protection. The next day was the North Atlantic crossing from Bangor, Maine (KBGR) trough CFB Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (CYYR) to Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF). We had to take an extra flotation equipment – life rafts, ELTs, and neoprene suits on board from Goose Bay. After a good rest in Keflavik we took the final flight from Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) trough Wick, Scotland (EGPC) to drop the extra equipment and from there to our home base in Sofia, Bulgaria (LBSF), where a warm welcome with a water salute marked the end of the trip. After the required demonstration flights from the The process wasn’t easy, but with a hard work from our team and partners from Embraer Executive Aircraft, CAE Inc, IAS Ltd. and Bulgarian Directorate General “Civil Aviation Administration” we managed to deliver the aircrafts on time and start operations. Looking forward to welcome you on board our new aircrafts and share your exciting trips!