Royal Jet and Al Habtoor pen jet management deal
Royal Jet has penned an aircraft management agreement with UAE-based business conglomerate Al Habtoor Group.
The luxury flight services company will manage the day to day running of Al Habtoor's Embraer Lineage 1000 aircraft, for which Royal Jet oversaw the company’s purchase of the plane, prepared the technical specifications and conducted the associated financial, commercial and technical reviews.
“In 2008, Royal Jet acted as consultants on the purchase of our aircraft and negotiated the deal with us. Throughout the build, Royal Jet project management team led by Nizar Jazzar, vice president aircraft project engineering and business development have also supervised production and consulted with the manufacturer, interior design and engineering teams. As such, we are delighted that Royal Jet will manage the aircraft as well,” said Mohammed Al Habtoor.
The Lineage 1000 advanced business jet can seat up to 19 passengers, with a range of 4400 nautical miles. The 84 ft (25.7 m) luxury interior divides into five separate zones which include a bedroom and shower.
Royal Jet CEO Shane O'Hare said: “We are now able to offer guests the full range of aircraft capacity and prices right through from our Lear Jet 60 with six passengers to the largest fleet in the world of Boeing Business Jets. This enables our guests to manage their needs around the right capacity and price points for their requirements.
“This arrangement brings together two of the most established UAE companies and we take great pride in the fact that Al Habtoor are continuing to work with us.”
Delivery of Al Habtoor's Embraer is scheduled for August 1.