Rizon to open key facilities at Doha airport
Doha, December 6, 2010
Rizon Jet, the Middle East and UK-based business aviation group, is developing its brand new MRO facility and FBO terminal in Doha, expected to open in January 2011.
Rizon Jet is attending MEBA 2010, the Middle East's premier business aviation show, in Dubai this week to introduce its bolstered management team and provide updates on its new facilities in Doha and London Biggin Hill Airport in the UK.
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, a company statement said.
Rizon Jet is set to obtain Qatar CAA 145 approval this month and is close to attaining EASA 145 maintenance approval in January 2011, according to the statement.
The organisation is also pursuing approvals for maintenance accreditation on Bermudian, Isle of Man, Pakistan, UAE and Saudi Arabian-registered aircraft. With a very sizable hangar 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 sq m.
Rizon Jets’s new FBO in Doha will have a direct accessible to the apron. The 737 sq m 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.
The company is also adding brand new Airbus A319 (ACJ) to its managed fleet.
“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,” said Enz.
Rizon Jet also opened its brand new hangar at London Biggin Hill Airport at the end of August. 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, according to the statement.
“Harmonising and undertaking the shape and development of two, brand new, VIP FBOs simultaneously was, in hindsight, more ambitious than we first realized,” said Enz.
“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,” he added.
“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.”
Rizon Jet has also 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 advice that will shore up Rizon Jet’s ability to manage unpredictable or hostile situations. – TradeArabia News Service
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