A Consortium of ExecuJet and National Air Services (NAS Holding) represented by its private aviation arm NasJet, announced their strategic partnership today at Dubai Air Show. The joint venture will be operating the new FBO at King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh and other future FBOs. In order to develop the FBO and conduct its operations according to the highest quality of service standards an initial required space of 1,500 sqm within the new KKIA Private Aviation terminal will be occupied by the new FBO.
“Given all Consortium members are market leaders in their respective fields, there will be no learning curve due to the depth and breadth of each member's previous operating experience in KSA, the GCC and globally,” Mr. Ayedh Al-Jeaid – Chairman of NAS Holding said. “These experiences shall help the joint venture to achieve world class standards by focusing on customer service, quality and safety. This focus on customer service will enable the FBO at KKIA and other future FBOs to offer a seamless customer experience by reducing complexity and time spent by clients.”
ExecuJet brings world-class expertise in managing currently 14 FBOs globally across 5 continents and a global fleet of 154 private aviation aircraft. Mike Berry, Managing Director of ExecuJet Middle East explains, ”by forming a joint venture with NAS Holding we have won a partner with a deep understanding of the Middle East private aviation landscape and a large captive client base given its position as the leader in Middle East private aviation.” NasJet – part of the NAS Holding, has a fleet of 18 private aircraft and 60 aircraft under management.
Sulaiman Al-Hamdan – Group CEO of NAS Holding stated that the joint venture between NAS and ExecuJet will seek to enhance customer's perceived value of services provided through Multi-channel communication strategy (e.g. online booking, web presence, social media, Apple Apps, third-party directories). In addition to the FBO airside services, clients will benefit from a comprehensive suite of services such as landside, regulatory filing and concierge services, all under one roof. He added, through the NASTECH-Lufthansa Technik partnership, ExecuJet and NAS will be able to offer its FBO clients line MRO services on most private aviation aircraft types and models. Al-Hamdan concluded by stating that NasJet & ExecuJet alliance will bring suprerior quality of service to Middle East business aviations and the two partnersare currently discussing expanding this scope of cooperation to cover additional areas in the field of business aviation.
The ExecuJet Aviation Group
The ExecuJet Aviation Group is a leading global business aviation organisation offering a diverse range of services including pre-owned and new aircraft sales, aircraft management for private and commercial registered aircraft, aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft completions management and fixed base operations. Headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, ExecuJet has operations in six regions – Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, embracing a workforce of over 830 experienced staff.
The ExecuJet Aviation Group manages 150 business jets worldwide under the most stringent safety standards. Its commercial fleet is operated under the regulatory umbrella of seven regional civil aviation issued air operating certificates (AOCs). ExecuJet has many authorised maintenance facilities throughout four regions, certified to work on most Business Jets. The ExecuJet Aviation Group operates fifteen world class FBO facilities worldwide.
The ExecuJet Aviation Group offers considerable experience in new and pre-owned aircraft sales worldwide and has a large inventory of business aircraft to suit all budgets with an international team of sales directors offering local knowledge and expertise.
National Air Services (NAS Holding):
NAS Holding is a regional leader in the aviation industry offering an unmatched portfolio of private and commercial aviation products and services. NAS has obtained the first certifications issued by GACA in multiple competencies. The company is Saudi- based with four main subsidiaries:
- NasJet operates under GACA 135 & 125 licenses and is the largest in-Kingdom private jet charter business, with 18 business jets. NasJet is responsible for the third-party management of a government & corporate fleet of more than 60 aircraft.
- NASTECH operates under Part 145 licenses GACA and Cayman Islands and provides maintenance, repair and overhaul for business and commercial aircraft, and has signed a 10-year collaboration agreement with Lufthansa Technik to develop its MRO expertise.
- nasair operates commercial scheduled in-Kingdom and international flights, with a current fleet of 15 aircraft and 30 international & domestic destinations.
- NAS Charter Service provides chartered flights for Hajj & Umrah pilgrims, inbound & outbound of the kingdom.