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DUBAI: Deer Jet's BBJ 787 Dream Jet makes show debut

The world’s only Boeing BBJ 787 available for charter is making its show debut on the static display. Owned by Chinese business aircraft operator Deer Jet, the VVIP widebody is marketed under the apt brand name Dream Jet – a variant of the Dreeamliner moniker.

Outside China, Dubai-headquartered UAS International Trip Support exclusively sells and promotes the aircraft within the global charter market, following an agreement signed between the two companies ahead of the show. UAS is also the exclusive charter sales manager for Deer Jet’s BBJ 737, Gulftream G550 and G450.

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Last December, Deer Jet acquired a major shareholding in UAS and named the venture its flight support partner for its 90-strong business aircraft fleet.

Speaking at the show yesterday, UAS co-founder and chief executive Omar Hosari described the aircraft as “exquisite” and said he expects “a high level of interest” from across the globe. “It’s an aircraft unlike anything else available on the planet,” he says.

The Dream Jet is operated on the Guernsey aircraft registry – registration 2-DEER – under the aircraft operator’s certificate of BAS Guernsey.

The aircraft is targeted at very high net worth individuals, heads of state and royal families. “It costs around $70,000 an hour [to hire], so it’s a very exclusive market,” says Hosari.

The Dream Jet was outfitted by US completions company Greenpoint and entered service with Deer Jet in January 2016.

The company has a second BBJ 787 in completion, which will be delivered in 2018, Hosari adds.

UAS recently conducted a world tour with the Dream Jet, giving exclusive previews to potential customers in Doha, Dublin, Hong Kong, Jeddah, London, Marrakech, Paris, Seattle and Shanghai.

Hosati says UAS is “well placed” to expand its charter sales management offering and plans to expand the fleet to 10 aircraft by the end of the year.

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