Royal Jet to build integrated facilities at Al Bateen airport

Royal Jet on Wednesday said the planning and development of its integrated base at Al Bateen Executive Airport is well underway with first phase completion targeted for the last quarter of 2015.

By Staff Report

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Published: Fri 28 Feb 2014, 11:14 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:16 PM

A spectacular display of colours by jets in the skies during the Abu Dhabi Air Expo, which concluded on Thursday. — KT photo by Nezar Balout

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 metres hangar in addition to a 5,000 square metres facility to include administration, workshops, spares storage and a training centre, all custom designed to cater for the private carrier’s future growth.

Falcon to support Embraer executive jets

ABU DHABI — Falcon Aviation Services officially opens its newly constructed 106,000 square foot authorised Embraer Service Centre at Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi, making it one of the largest Executive MRO’s in the Middle East.

Falcon Aviation Services were first appointed as an Embraer Authorised Executive Service Centre in 2009, providing line maintenance support for the Legacy 600 and the first service centre in the Middle East to support the Linage 1000 in 2009. “Over the last three years we have steadily increased our Base Maintenance capabilities from a P1 & L1 (6 month inspection) up to and including an L8 & P8 (48 month inspection), whilst providing a 24/7 AOG hotline to support our customers and Embraer. This has only been possible due to the commitment of Shaikh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the continued support of our partnership with Embraer”, said Jason Martin Service Centre Director & Customer Support.

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Shane O’Hare, Royal Jet president and CEO, said the operational base “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, the chief executive said.

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, said: “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.”

haseeb@khaleejtimes.com


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