Royal Jet, the Abu Dhabi-based international luxury flight services company, in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Airports, announced today that the planning and development of its integrated base at Al Bateen Executive Airport is well underway with first phase completion targeted for Q4 2015. The land allocated by Abu Dhabi Airports will be home to Royal Jet’s hangar - that can accommodate any aircraft in its fleet; state of the art maintenance facilities; Medevac and its administration headquarters.
Part of its first phase, Royal Jet will build a 4,500 square metre hangar in addition to a 5,000 square metre facility to include administration, workshops, spares storage and a training centre, all custom designed to cater for the private carrier’s future growth.
Shane O’Hare, Royal Jet President and CEO, commented: “Royal Jet’s operational base at Al Bateen Executive Airport is a reflection of the consistent and continuous upward growth that the private jet industry has experienced in the last few years. This move to a new facility, along with the UAE’s overall aviation strategy, is in line with Abu Dhabi’s 2030 Vision. Additionally, it complements our FBO facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport, customer demand and industry needs.”
Royal Jet, which had another great financial year in 2013 after seven consecutive years of healthy profits is exhibiting at the region’s foremost General Aviation airshow, Abu Dhabi Air Expo, for the third consecutive year.
Abu Dhabi Airports CEO, Tony Douglas, stated: “It is only natural that the world’s leading private jet operators fly out of the world’s leading dedicated business aviation airport in the heart of Abu Dhabi. Royal Jet and Abu Dhabi Airports represent such a partnership of two world class companies with enormous ambitions.”
Abu Dhabi Air Expo which takes place at the award-winning Al Bateen Executive Airport, is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and has been attended by more than 20,000 guests since it opened its doors for the first time in 2012.
About Royal Jet:
Royal Jet, the international luxury flight services company, is jointly owned by Abu Dhabi Aviation, a publicly listed company on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, and the 'Presidential Flight Authority' the royal flight service. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Royal Jet is chaired by His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, who also serves as Minister in the UAE Federal Cabinet.
Royal Jet's business expansion plans have been created to find the best solutions to address the ever-growing and changing demand in the aviation industry. Its fleet of jets includes six Boeing Business Jets, which makes Royal Jet the world's largest single BBJ operator.
Royal Jet's product offering spans several operations including; luxury air charter services: Royal Jet Charter Brokerage, which provides travel solutions through sourcing the appropriate aircraft for charter through a network of carefully audited operators; Royal Jet Medical Evacuation Service, with state-of-the-art equipment and highly-qualified, skilled and dedicated medical professionals; aircraft management and acquisition consultancy aimed at delivering optimum returns; its award-winning Fixed Base Operations (FBO)/VIP terminal at the Abu Dhabi International Airport and Royal Jet Luxury Vacations (RJLV) – a bespoke luxury holiday provider.
Royal Jet is a founder member of the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), promoting the interests of the regional business aviation industry, and a member of the NBAA, MedLink (a service of MedAir Inc.) and the Flight Safety Foundation.
For more information please visit: www.royaljetgroup.com