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Jetex, Honeywell Join Forces On Flight Support

 - May 20, 2013, 2:10 PM
Jetex president and CEO Adel Mardini, left, signed this joint venture agreement with Honeywell’s Rob Wilson, center, and Carl Esposito. (Photo: Mark Wagner)

Fast-growing flight planning and support group Jetex Flight Support has forged a new alliance with Honeywell. At the EBACE show yesterday, the companies signed an agreement to jointly offer their flight-planning, aircraft datalink, flight-following and international trip support services.

Under the terms of the agreement, Dubai-based Jetex (Booth 328) will re-sell Honeywell’s Global Data Center (GDC) flight support services, including a specialized version of Honeywell’s Flight Sentinel system offered to Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific customers for the first time. Honeywell’s Flight Sentinel team monitors airspace and ATC initiatives to ensure on-time departure. En route, it informs the crew of any weather change via datalink. So far Flight Sentinel has been offered only in North America.

In return, Honeywell customers will benefit from Jetex’s international trip-planning services. They will get local 24-hour expert support for flight logistics and after-trip concierge care.

The services are expected to be available by the fourth quarter of this year. GDC services can be accessed via the myGDC iPad application. An updated Honeywell-Jetex app is to launch in the fourth quarter.

“With Honeywell and Jetex being industry leaders in their respective fields, a partnership made absolute sense,” said Jetex president and CEO Adel Mardini. “Honeywell’s unparalleled flight technology, technical expertise and commitment to quality are major benefits for our customers and the partnership allows both companies to act as true ‘one-stop-shops’ for international trip planning and global fuel arrangements.”

Jetex has flight support staff at locations throughout the Middle East and Africa. It also has full-service operations centers in the Ukrainian capital Kiev and Beijing, China, as well as FBOs in Paris and Shannon on the west coast of Ireland.