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NEXUS to partner with and be a Sponsor for the WE! Expedition Team

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Dana Ermolenko
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NEXUS, the world’s fastest-growing aviation services provider, will manage flight operations for the WE! Expedition team.

NEXUS India, announced it will partner and sponsor the WE! Expedition team. This around-the-world aviation expedition is led by two female pilots from India, and will attempt to cover more than 40,000 kilometers in 100 days, touching down on three continents. NEXUS will be handling the international trip support and flight operations for the 21-country journey, from the state- of-the-art NEXUS control room in Mumbai, India.

NEXUS India CEO said, “Once completed, this attempt will set a world-record while breaking countlessbarriers for female pilots worldwide.” This is the first circumnavigation attempt by an all-woman, non- commercial, civilian team. And, the first motorglider circumnavigation by Indian pilots, man or woman.

A circumnavigation of the Earth in a motorglider is a feat so difficult that it has only ever been accomplished five times before, and never by a woman, according to the We Expedition website. “This is going to be a major accomplishment and we wish the team a great success,” said NEXUS Founder and Chairman Mr. Abdullah Al-Sayed.

The WE! motorglider named ‘Mahi’ is a Sinus 912, a pre-molded, composite built, single engine, two-seat Light Aircraft with a high wing, tricycle design. Powered by an 80hp Rotax 912 4-stroke engine, this plane only consumes about 10 liters of fuel per hour at a high cruise-speed of 200 kmph (110 kts). Mahi has a 15- meter wingspan, and a 1:28 glide ratio, with feathered propellers, allowing the aircraft to stay airborne for up to 1200 km. The plane needs approximately 100 meters of a runway for takeoff, and is equipped with air brakes, allowing the crew to utilize the smallest, and most remote airfields.

To view details regarding the WE! Expedition, please visit http://wefly.org.in

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NEXUS provides professional aviation services globally for governments, corporations, operators, airlines and private individuals. The company was founded in 2010 and has grown rapidly by offering exceptional service and a premium customer experience to aircraft owners and operators worldwide.

NEXUS’ core business lines are flight operations and support services, aircraft management, professionalaviation training, aviation risk management and aviation fuel sales. The company has operations across the globe with its headquarters in Jeddah-KSA and offices in Dammam, Riyadh, Dubai, Manila, Kigali, Mumbai, Monaco, Shanghai, Chengdu, Yardley, PA and Houston, TX.



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