Monaco-based aircraft brokerage Boutsen Aviation is representing at MEBAA 2018 the ACJ319 executive airliner on static display, shown in collaboration with Airbus and now available for sale. This marks the first executive airliner Boutsen, which recently notched its 365th aircraft transaction, has presented at MEBAA.
“We are currently expanding our presence in the Middle East market,” said company founder and chairman Thierry Boutsen. “Having such a substantial aircraft on display for this event is a solid step towards our goals in this market.”
The ACJ319 is currently operated by UK-based Acropolis Aviation, which will replace the aircraft with an ACJ320neo, the first of the next generation ACJs delivered and slated to enter service in the fourth quarter of 2019.
The MEBAA showing comes on the heels of several recent regional transactions Boutsen has concluded, including sales of a Gulfstream GIVSP and a Falcon 7X from Saudia Private Aviation, the third 7X from the Saudia fleet that the company has sold.
Also with the Boutsen team at MEBAA are Timothée Marcie, v-p of sales, who has been instrumental in developing the China market for the company; Atiesh Mishra (Southeast Asia market); and Karim Hijazi (Middle East market). According to the company, “The entire team is looking forward to the week ahead, and to creating new opportunities and networks in the region.”