Royal Jet unveiled a new corporate identity as part of its 10th anniversary celebrations.
The company was set up in May 2003 with 57 employees, one Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) and two Gulfstreams. Today, the company has 331 staff from 57 nationalities and a fleet of nine owned aircraft including the world's largest BBJ fleet. Royal Jet is jointly owned by the Presidential Flight Authority and Abu Dhabi Aviation.
"In 2012 alone, our FBO handled 1,591 aircraft while our cockpit and cabin crew worked a combined 13,910 days last year. We flew an average 1,186 average block hours for our BBJ fleet and had an overall 91% On Time Performance," said Shane O'Hare, President & CEO, Royal Jet. "We flew 333 patients last year as part of our Medevac missions and are increasingly being referred to as the Medevac operator of choice for emergency situations. We topped 2012 flying to 313 airports through 2,818 flights across 148 countries. Our expertise in the luxury flight and travel segment is unparalleled in the region drawing our proficiency from the Presidential Flight that we operate."
During 2013, working hand in hand with Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Royal Jet intends to expand operations into Al Bateen Executive Airport. This will provide all line maintenance facilities and will include office space, aircraft parking, VIP terminal facilities and land for future development of Royal Jet's operations.
"We will continue to maintain our fixed base operation in Abu Dhabi International Airport and will undertake extensive refurbishment of that facility in 2013," explained O'Hare. "Al Bateen will become our principal operating base and integrated operations center for our existing aircraft and for any new additions to the fleet," he added.