Banyan Joins Raisbeck Authorized ZR LITE Dealer Network

Seattle, Wash. (August 14, 2008) - Banyan Air Services has recently been appointed as a Raisbeck Authorized Learjet Dealer to support the sale, installation and service of Raisbeck’s ZR LITE and Aft Fuselage Locker Performance Systems for the Learjet 30 series. Customer demand for ZR LITE has increased exponentially, and having been an Authorized Dealer for Raisbeck in support of the King Air Performance System line for more than two decades, Banyan parallels Raisbeck’s dedication to quality products and excellent customer service.

Banyan is part of a world-wide Raisbeck Authorized ZR LITE Dealer network, and will support Raisbeck equipped Learjet 30 series in the southeastern United States, as well as Latin America and the Caribbean. Recently voted the Best Independent U.S. FBO by Aviation Professionals and the second best FBO in the U.S. – in the 2008 Professional Pilot PRASE Survey, Banyan offers comprehensive aviation services, such as fuel and ground services, aircraft sales and management, turbine airframe and engine maintenance, avionics installations and service, and aircraft parts.

Nick Nicholson, Raisbeck Learjet Performance Systems Sales Manager, is enthusiastic about bringing Banyan on board to support Raisbeck’s Learjet product line:

“Banyan has shown an aggressive attitude towards becoming a Raisbeck Dealer and I believe they will be very successful in selling our Lear Products,” said Nicholson.

Raisbeck and Banyan both understand the rising market in South America, and will be exhibiting at the upcoming LABACE show. Raisbeck will have two booth locations at 3016 and 3018. Banyan’s exhibit will be located at booth number 3005. LABACE is geared toward the South American business aircraft market, and will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, during the second week of August.

“We are confident that the Raisbeck Learjet upgrades will be a profitable endeavor for us and we intend to heavily market this to our Latin client base” stated Paul Rose, Vice President of Technical Sales.

The ZR LITE Performance System enhances the takeoff, climb, cruise, and descent performance of the Learjet, enabling the aircraft to fly higher and faster, and consistently save as much as 11% or more in fuel. To date, nearly 90 ZR LITE Performance Systems have been installed. Raisbeck anticipates reaching the 100th installation in the fall of 2008.

Raisbeck Engineering was founded in 1973 and continues to dedicate itself to improving the productivity, safety and performance of business and commercial jet-powered aircraft. More company information can be found at High resolution images are available upon request.

Banyan is located at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and also provides FBO and ground services, aircraft sales and management, avionics, parts distribution, and Hangar63 (Banyan’s Aviation Store). For more information, visit