ahrain-based charter operator Bexair has been granted an aircraft operator’s certificate in Saudi Arabia. The company established a subsidiary in Riyadh last year and it is now aiming to secure long-term charter contracts from Saudi customers.
Arab Wings has stepped up its expansion plans by taking delivery of a new Bombardier Challenger 605 just before the EBACE show opened. The Jordanian charter operator is also applying for an aircraft operator’s certificate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where it is about to launch a sister company called Gulf Wings from a base in Sharjah.
RayaJet and Ayla Aviation Academy advanced their plan to form a new business aviation service group in Jordan and other parts of the Middle East by signing a memorandum of understanding here at the EBACE show yesterday. By the end of this year, the two companies intend to restructure under a single name.
London-based Design Q has teamed with Case4de engineering specialists of Hamburg, Germany, to produce an interior proposal for the A380 ordered last year by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul Al Saud.
London-based Design Q has teamed with Case4de engineering specialists to produce an interior proposal for the A380 Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul Al Saud of Saudi Arabia ordered last year. Design Q director Gary Doy described the job as daunting. The airplane, he said, will be the “ultimate luxury” private jet. Its two decks provide more than 6,000 sq ft of floor space.
New business announced on the first day of MEBA 2008 vastly exceeded expectations with fast-approaching $2 billion worth of new aircraft orders announced in just a few hours yesterday. The sales stampede has set MEBA on course to become the true fulcrum for the world’s fastest growing business aviation marketplace.
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.
Dubai-based Empire Aviation Group (EAG), founded just last year, is already laying plans for its expansion across the region. The company has appointed a representative sales agent in Qatar and is committed to a joint venture with an unnamed
The Quebec Superior Court in late August granted Kuwait Airways a seizure order for 10 Bombardier CRJ900s ordered by the Iraqi government for Iraqi Airways. The order comes as Kuwait continues efforts to collect reparations for damages caused by Iraq during the first Gulf War.
A helicopter owned and operated by U.S. oilfield developer Hunt Corp. made a forced landing at the airport in the Yemeni city of San’a after suffering damage from ground fire encountered shortly after takeoff. Medical workers at the airport said one passenger suffered bruises, but there were no other casualties.