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MEBAA aims at peacemaker role in Qatar-Rizon dispute

Posted 11 February 2013 · Add Comment

The Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) is stepping into the fray over the dispute between FBO and charter operator Rizon Jet and the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority.

The privately owned RizonJet operates an FBO at Doha International Airport and at London’s Biggin Hill.

The company has promoted its facilities and has seen an increase in demand by third parties to use the FBO. However, the government-owned airport authority has allegedly stopped aircraft using the Rizon facility and instead directed operators to a government owned facility. Other operators at the airfield include Qatar Executive – part of Qatar Airways which is also government owned.
The owners and management of RizonJet has been demanding a “level playing field” and to allow “market forces” to determine the success of privately owned businesses in a freer market, in line with country’s 2030 vision.
In a statement, Ali Al Naqbi, (left) the founding chairman of MEBAA said: “As a member of the association, Rizon Jet has rightfully approached MEBAA and presented its case history. “MEBAA has subsequently offered its assistance to help its member build a bridge and create an effective means for communicating their concerns with the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority and thereby help influence a positive response for both parties.
“As an impartial observer MEBAA has therefore made contact with the QCAA and brought the matter to the attention of IBAC face-to-face in Canada, always with the intention of creating a sustainable and competitive environment in Qatar that will facilitate increased adoption and accessibility for business aviation in the Middle East.
“When MEBAA has collated the facts and consulted the respective stakeholders to the point that it can make an informed recommendation, it will consult both parties accordingly.”

 

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