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.


In parallel with developments at Doha, Rizon Jet opened its brand new hangar at London Biggin Hill Airport at the end of August 2010. The MRO facility has been focusing on its maintenance capability with Rizon Jet now holding approvals for the Citation 560 Series, Hawker family 780, 800, 800XP, 850XP, 900XP and 1000, plus the Bombardier Challenger 600 series. It also provides support on wheels, tyres and batteries. Rizon Jet is also in talks with several OEMs to offer maintenance support on several aircraft types.

The two level FBO / VIP Terminal will be completed in April 2011 just ahead of EBACE next year. “Harmonising and undertaking the shape and development of two, brand new, VIP FBOs simultaneously was, in hindsight, more ambitious than we first realized,” acknowledged Patrick Enz, CEO. Sourcing the right materials to do the work took longer than anticipated. However, the decisions we have taken to further enhance both FBOs and the consideration and attention we have put into choosing the right management and personnel means that our clients will experience a far more superior experience when Rizon formally opens next spring.”

Rizon Jet’s move to London Biggin Hill will see the group established in its new premises ahead of the 2012 Olympics, which the airport is placing a lot of emphasis on, addressing how it can provide capacity. “Hangar space in the south of England is in strong demand and we are getting strong interest in this, together with our third party maintenance capabilities,” added Patrick Enz.

Assessing the risks

Supporting the continued strategy of providing a secure and safe service, Rizon Jet has appointed UK headquartered, Control Risks, an independent specialist security and risk analysis consultancy, to assist their operations team. The international business, which has 37 offices on five continents, provides qualified advice that will shore up Rizon Jet’s ability to manage unpredictable or hostile situations.

Control Risks, in combination with medical, health care and security services specialists International SOS, monitor and report on events and conditions that may present disruption, or a threatening situation to a travel schedule. The practical advice provided will bolster Rizon Jet’s route planning to ensure the most secure route is taken, particularly when heading into potentially hostile territory, and will generate contingency plans as required.

“We live in a rapidly changing and sometimes unstable world, and our passengers are influential and powerful people who need to know they are travelling within the safest possible parameters. Whilst all aircraft are insured under our AOC, partnering with Control Risks and utilizing their skill sets, knowledge base and extensive research adds another level of security,” commented Patrick Enz on the partnership. “This is important for us as we are dedicated to ensuring best possible practice, and crew and client security continues to be a major priority.”

About Rizon Jet

Rizon Jet was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Doha, State of Qatar, with additional operating bases strategically located in the Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain) and Europe (United Kingdom). The Rizon Group focuses on providing a comprehensive suite of private aviation services ranging from aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft management, FBO / VIP Terminal services to aircraft sales, financing and consulting. Its mission is to deliver top quality services combining traditional Arabic hospitality with world renowned aviation standards.

Rizon Jet is part of Ghanim Bin Saad Al Saad & Sons Holdings (GSSG Holdings) headquartered in Doha, State of Qatar.

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