Rayajet grows fleet

 - November 16, 2008, 6:43 AM

Jordanian charter operator Rayajet has placed firm orders with Bombardier for a Challenger 300 and one of the larger Challenger 605s. Today it plans to announce a strategic alliance with Ayla Aviation Academy, a flight-training provider based in Aqaba, Jordan. The new airplanes will join a Challenger 601 RayaJet currently operates for Middle East clients.

Under its agreement with Ayla Aviation Academy, the companies will provide flight and simulator training, maintenance and charter services to customers in the region. Near East Group of Amman and Atlantic Flight Training of Coventry, UK, jointly founded the school to serve as a flight-training provider for the Middle East.

At a press conference today, RayaJet is expected to announce that the company has started using SAMA for aircraft handling at Jordan’s Marka International and Queen Alia International Airports. SAMA now provides RayaJet (Stand No. 200) with fueling, parking, cleaning, flight planning, clearances, catering, customs, immigration and other services at these airports.