Deer Jet, which owns four of the six FBOs currently in operation on the Chinese mainland, expects to at least double that number by year-end, company vice president Peng Zhang announced this week at ABACE 2014 in Shanghai.
“We are talking with several different airport authorities that want to cooperate with Deer Jet to have an FBO facility on their field,” Zhang told AIN. This includes Beijing Capital Airport, where the company is awaiting permission to begin operations from a facility that was last used for the 2008 Olympics and would be the second FBO on the airport.
Over the past year Deer Jet has expanded its operations beyond the region, basing aircraft in the Middle East and Russia. Toward that end, the company signed a joint-venture agreement with Jetex Flight Support at its FBO at Dubai World Central Airport. Last year, Deer Jet had more than 200 movements in the Middle East, a 30-percent increase over the previous year. This year the company also launched Deer Jet Air Rescue, an intensive-care medical transport service that flies a pair of Hawkers.