Corporatejets XXI, the Barcelona-based executive
charter company has reached an agreement with a private company
based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to position its Falcon 900C with
them for an indefinite term.
Under the terms of the agreement the
aircraft will be used for the Saudi company’s corporate use, as
well as being available for third party charter to clients based
in the Middle East.
The Riyadh-based company will pay for the hours
they use, and will also, in conjunction with Corporatejets XXI,
sell charter flights under their Spanish Air Operators
Certificate. In readiness for the jet’s arrival in the Middle East
Corporatejets XXI, has also appointed a sales agent to develop
“In the current European economic climate we had
to look at where the aircraft was going to fly the most hours.
Having been approached by this company at MEBA last year and after
continued discussions, we decided this would be a good opportunity
for us,” said Jacint Puigmarti, Commercial Director for
Corporatejets XXI. “It also made sense as Dubai is already a
crowded charter market, whilst in Saudi there are fewer
competitors, yet it is an expanding market.”
The Falcon 900C will remain under Corporatejets
XXI management and the operator will provide full crews on
rotation. Line maintenance will be carried out in the Middle East
whilst major maintenance requirements will see the aircraft return
to the manufacturers Dassault in Paris, The jet is due to move to
its new home in the next few weeks once the final paperwork and
permits have been approved, and will remain there as long as the
aircraft is fulfilling the expected hours.
Corporatejets XXI also confirmed with Dassault
Aviation at EBACE 2009 that their new Falcon 2000LX will be
delivered on schedule in October so bolstering the existing fleet
of the Falcon 900C and 2 Citation XLS. The brand new aircraft will
be based in Barcelona.
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