Royal Jet – the Abu Dhabi-based international luxury flight services company chaired by His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan – has added an Embraer Lineage 1000 aircraft owned by the Al Habtoor group, the UAE-based business conglomerate, to its fast-growing fleet.
The aircraft – part of an Aircraft Management Agreement signed in April this year – which has already entered service and taken to the skies has reinforced Royal Jet`s offering of unparalleled levels of comfort and luxury while providing further flexibility in terms of capacity.
Under the terms of the Agreement, apart from managing the aircraft`s day-to-day operations, Royal Jet itself carried out due diligence on its purchase, prepared the technical specifications and conducted the associated financial, commercial and technical reviews. Through its project management and acquisition team, Royal Jet provides a tailored, comprehensive service from initial consultancy through to acquisition, management and sale of an aircraft – a ‘one-stop` service which reduces overall costs for clients, without compromising on quality or safety.
Present as the new Al Habtoor Lineage arrived in Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Al Habtoor, Chief Executive of the Al Habtoor Group spoke about the long standing relationship and their high regard for Royal Jet as an important partner. “In 2008, Royal Jet acted as consultants on the purchase of our aircraft and negotiated the deal with us. Throughout the build, Royal Jet project management team led by Mr. Nizar Jazzar – Vice President Aircraft Project Engineering and Business Development have also supervised production and consulted with the manufacturer, interior design and engineering teams. We are delighted that our new aircraft has arrived and we look forward to our continued relationship with Royal Jet as they manage the aircraft on our behalf.”
The Lineage 1000 is one of the world`s most technologically advanced business jets and is Embraer`s largest and most exclusive executive jet, capable of carrying 19 passengers in complete comfort and luxury non-stop between Abu Dhabi and London or Singapore.
"In bringing together two of the most established UAE companies – the Al Habtoor Group and Royal Jet, we are now able to offer our guests a new dimension in luxury. The introduction of this aircraft into Royal Jet`s fleet, enables us to offer a full range of aircraft capacity and prices right through from our LearJet 60 with six passengers, to our versatile Gulfstream aircraft, up to the largest fleet of Boeing Business Jets in the world capable of carrying up to 50,” said Shane O’Hare, President & CEO of Royal Jet.
"This aircraft not only enables us to manage the needs of our guests around the right capacity and price points for their requirements, but also provides the perfect platform for the delivery of the safety, security, luxury and warmth that have become the hallmark of Royal Jet`s award-winning standards of service.”
The aircraft is uniquely configured to carry up to 19 passengers across five separate zones, each offering unparalleled levels of comfort and includes a private stateroom with VIP bathroom and shower.
Equipped with the latest in aviation technology, the aircraft has an electronic fly-by-wire flight control system and Honeywell`s Primus EpicTM avionics, which is further complemented by a Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and other cutting-edge technologies for lower workload and increased safety.