Premier Executive Transport Services

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Boeing 737-700 of PETS in Frankfurt, Germany, on 11 January 2003.

Premier Executive Transport Services was an airline listed as Foreign Corporation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is alleged to be a front company for the Central Intelligence Agency.[1][2] According to investigative journalists the company does not have any offices or premises, and searches of public records for identifying information about the company's officers have yielded only post office boxes in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC.[3][4]

Premier Executive Transport Services has apparently owned two planes, both with permits to land at U.S. military bases:[5] a Gulfstream V with the tail number N44982 (formerly N379P and N8068V), and a Boeing 737 with the tail number N313P (now N720MM and owned by MGM Mirage.[6]) These planes are reported to have been involved in the CIA's extraordinary rendition program,[7][8] in which suspected terrorists are transported to black sites for interrogation and, allegedly, tortured.

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  1. ^ Grey, S. (2006). Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Torture Program. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-36023-1.
  2. ^ Paglen, T. and Thompson, A.C. (2006). Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA's Rendition Flights. Melville House Publishing. ISBN 1-933633-09-3.
  3. ^ Stockman, F. "Terror suspects' torture claims have Mass. link" Boston Globe, 29 Nov 2004 http://www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2004/11/29/terror_suspects_torture_claims_have_mass_link?pg=full
  4. ^ "C.I.A. Expanding Terror Battle Under Guise of Charter Flights", New York Times, 31 May 2005
  5. ^ Whitlock, C. "A Secret Deportation Of Terror Suspects", Washington Post, 25 July 2004 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A11976-2004Jul24.html
  6. ^ "N720MM MGM Mirage Boeing 737-7BC(BBJ) - cn 33010 / ln 1037". Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Priest, D. "Jet Is an Open Secret in Terror War", Washington Post, 27 Dec 2004 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A27826-2004Dec26.html
  8. ^ Amnesty International, "Below the radar: Secret flights to torture and ‘disappearance’" report, 5 Apr 2006 http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGAMR510512006

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