Colt International Opens New Base of Operations
in South America

São Paulo, Brazil (October 19, 2009) – Colt International das Americas, Ltda. is proud to announce the grand opening of its new operations facility in São Paulo, Brazil. This new expansion reflects Colt's commitment to enhanced customer support and growth in the Central and South American market.

"We are excited about the accelerated growth of general aviation and aircraft ownership throughout Latin America," commented Colt International President, Malcolm Hawkins. "With the opening of this facility, we're making significant investments in Colt's South American-based infrastructure. We expect this commitment to help us expand our market development, as well as facilitate an increase in the quality of support we're able to provide to clients traveling within the region. Reaction from our customers has been overwhelmingly supportive of the decision to provide them with a local Portuguese and Spanish-speaking staff with a deep understanding of South American operations."

Colt International das Americas Ltda. Sales and Supply Manager Mr. Héctor Vélez will direct the operations of Colt International das Americas, Ltda. from the São Paulo location. Says Mr. Vélez, "This new base of operations will allow us to become more accessible to our regionally-based flight departments. Unquestionably, we are now in a better position to provide the higher levels of service that our clients and partners have come to expect and deserve."

Mr. Vélez points out that Colt International has poured significant resources into its facilities over the past two years, "The opening of the São Paulo base continues to further our global reach and regional influence. The South American office will follow the same model as the successful launch last year of Colt's Geneva, Switzerland base of operations, which is already paying huge dividends for our European-based operators. This growth and expansion helps ensure that every Colt customer flying within each region will experience the highest levels of service and support available in the industry."

The Geneva and São Paulo developments join two other recently completed projects—a new Calgary, Alberta office and construction of Colt International's 22,000 square foot world headquarters in Houston, Texas.

About Colt International

For over a decade, the Colt International umbrella of companies has been a leading provider of aviation fuel and international trip support for corporate aviation. With a client base in excess of 4,000 flight departments and fuel available at over 3,000 locations worldwide, Colt companies continue to pioneer new standards of excellence in the industry.

To learn more about Colt International das Americas, Ltda. please contact:

Héctor Vélez
Sales and Supply Manager
Colt International das Americas, Ltda.
Al. Dos Jurupis 1005 Cj. 92 - Moema
São Paulo, SP 04088-003 Brazil

Phone: +55 11 7688 7316