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MEBA2012: Riyadh operations ready to roll

Posted 12 December 2012 · Add Comment

ExecuJet Middle East is set to launch operations in Saudi Arabia through its new FBO in Riyadh from the first quarter of 2013.

Gary Forster, ExecuJet FBO manager Riyadh with NasJet’s head of marketing Hardy Sohanpal.The move follows the strategic partnership between ExecuJet and NasJet, announced at the Dubai Air Show last year, to operate the new FBO at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.
 
Pictured: Gary Forster, ExecuJet FBO manager Riyadh with NasJet’s head of marketing Hardy Sohanpal.
 
The new operation will employ a total of 33 staff in the first year and consist of a crew room, ramp and operations offices and admin offices. As with all FBO providers in Riyadh, services will be offered from the existing private aviation terminal.
 
The ground service equipment has already arrived in Riyadh, recruitment has taken place and the company is geared up to handle the approximately 4,000 movements expected in the first year.
 
Gary Forster, the newly appointed ExecuJet FBO manager in Riyadh, said: “We have recruited 90% of the new employees, of whom 38% are Saudi nationals. A number of staff are currently being trained at the ExecuJet Dubai facility. Our employees will combine international expertise with local custom and experience.”
 
Operating initially for launch customers NasJet and ExecuJet, the facility will open to third-party customers shortly afterwards.

 

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