Rizon Jet to Open Brand New FBO and MRO Facility at Doha International Airport in January 2011, Expands Management Fleet with Airbus A319CJ

The hangar will be capable of accommodating four Global XRS or nine Challenger 604/605 aircraft.

Rizon Jet, the Middle East and UK-based business aviation group, is progressing with the development of its brand new MRO facility and FBO Terminal in Doha, State of Qatar, expected to open in January 2011. Rizon Jet is attending MEBA in Dubai this week with a large stand (C310 in the central hall) to introduce its bolstered management team and bring customers and potential customers up to date with progress on both new facilities in Doha, State of Qatar and London Biggin Hill Airport in the United Kingdom. A substantial investment in these two business aviation centers has been made to guarantee that they comprise the latest technologies and are state-of-the-art when complete early next year. Combined, they will create an additional 90 new jobs.

The company, headed by CEO Patrick Enz, moved into the Rizon Jet Centre at Doha International Airport at the end of October. Hand in hand with the infrastructure developments, Rizon Jet has now built up its operations and engineering capability, supported by some strong new management appointments. These include Captain Javed Latif who joins Rizon Jet as Director of Operations. He brings considerable experience in corporate aviation having flown a large variety of business jets after an illustrious career in the military. Simon D’Oyly, newly appointed Director of Sales and Aircraft Management, joined Rizon Jet this summer from AJA in Abu Dhabi. He was also previously MD of Aircraft Management with National Air Services in Saudi Arabia. Paul Macintyre joined Rizon Jet as Manager of Maintenance from Ocean Sky Engineering where he set up an EASA 145 Bombardier approved aircraft maintenance facility.

In Doha Rizon Jet has also been steadily adding to its maintenance and technical capabilities. It is set to obtain Qatar CAA 145 approval in December 2010 and is close to attaining EASA 145 maintenance approval in January 2011. For the longer term, the organisation is pursuing approvals for maintenance accreditation on Bermudian, Isle of Man, Pakistan, UAE and Saudi Arabian-registered aircraft. With a very sizable hanagar and is capable of accommodating four Global XRS or nine Challenger 604/605 aircraft. Adjoined in-house workshops and technical offices are covering 1,579 m².

Rizon Jets’s new FBO in Doha will be formally opened in January 2011 and will have a direct accessible to the apron. The 737 m² FBO / VIP terminal will feature four fully enclosed private lounges as well as an open lounge area with a water feature, indoor garden, duty free area as well as a male and female prayer rooms.

Airbus A319 set to join Rizon fleet

The current managed Rizon Jet fleet comprises one Global Express XRS, one Hawker 900XPs and two Challenger 605s, all operating on the Qatari Air Operating Permit (registered under A7). A significant development underway is the addition of a brand new Airbus A319 (ACJ) to its managed fleet. Oryx Jet, Rizon Jet’s UK affiliate, is managing further one Hawker 900XP and one Premier 1A.

“Our customer wants a comfortable and spacious environment for his family and friends during his travels. The new Airbus ACJ ticks all the boxes for his requirements. Moving into the management of an Airbus Corporate Jetliner was both a natural and desirable step for us,” commented Rizon Jet CEO Patrick Enz.

London Biggin Hill Airport update

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