Posted on: 19 March 2012 by Mark Howells
Abu Dhabi based, Royal Jet, has selected Sabena Technics to upgrade six of the private jet operator’s fleet of Boeing Business Jets (BBJs).
Sabena technics will be carrying out cabin refurbishment, livery painting, aircraft maintenance and a systems upgrade including state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment, SATCOM, Wi-Fi and global mobile systems (GSM).
“Our commitment is to provide our guests with the most luxurious in-flight experience possible and so it’s important that our jet interiors and systems are up to date and of the highest quality,” declared Royal Jet’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Shane O’Hare. “This refurbishment project is part of Royal Jet’s development strategy in which we have invested heavily to ensure that we continue to offer the very best in cutting-edge technology and luxury in the private jet travel market.”“The BBJ is the mainstay of our fleet. The project will last five months and we are leasing a replacement aircraft to ensure that customer service is maintained,” added Chief Operations/Technical Officer for Royal Jet, Ahmed Al Mamari. “I am confident that Sabena technics will be able to minimize the downtime for the aircraft through its Part 21G certification and its extensive maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) workforce.”
“Being able to work for Royal Jet and to demonstrate our know-how in VIP refurbishment rewards our efforts,” commented Christophe Bernardini, Chief Executive Officer of Sabena technics. “I am confident that this first collaboration will set the pace for future projects between both our companies.”
The work is set to be completed at the Sabena technics’ VIP completion centre in Bordeaux, France.