Business charter operator Royal Jet has added another aircraft to its management portfolio, and will release a detailed report into the Middle East’s business aviation market at the show.

The latest addition to the fleet is a long-range Gulfstream G-IV SP on behalf of a GCC national. It is the third such addition in as many months to Royal Jet’s managed fleet. “The G-IV SP will have considerable appeal with its ability to accomplish flights of up to 5,000nm, making it a time-saving option for travel from the Gulf to many European destinations, such as Abu Dhabi to London” says Shane O’Hare, Royal Jet’s president and CEO.

“We believe Royal Jet will have significant impact in the aircraft management sector with further negotiations currently under way with individual owners. We intend to devote serious effort and resources to ensuring Royal Jet becomes the preferred operator for private owners,” he adds.

Royal Jet’s own charter fleet includes five Boeing BBJs and an Avro RJ. “Fleet expansion is paying dividends with demand for the BBJ in particular increasing long haul utilisation. From a previous average of four charters each quarter we are currently averaging four a month. We are now flying clients to a variety of long haul destinations such as the US and Swaziland.”

Royal Jet is underlining its credentials in the sector by unveiling a state-of-the-industry report at the Show. The report will outline “detailed information about the existing and future scenarios for this rapidly developing aviation sector”, says O’Hare. “The results make for exciting reading and will demonstrate the growing importance of business aviation to the UAE’s and the wider region’s overall aerospace landscape.”

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Source: Flight Daily News