Rizon, a Middle East and UK-based executive
aircraft charter and management group, is working toward a
February 2010 completion on its new US$16 million 13,000 sqm
hangar and FBO-/VIP Terminal facility in London Biggin Hill
“The change in management and our simultaneous
commitment to a parallel hangar and FBO-/VIP Terminal development
in Doha, Qatar, due to open in the second quarter of 2010, means
that we are a little bit later than originally scheduled, but both
projects are advancing well,” said newly appointed Group CEO
In Doha Rizon is gearing up to introduce two new jets – a second Hawker
900XP, due to arrive in November and a Challenger 605 which is due
to come on line in December. Both aircraft will operate on the
Qatari Operating Permit. Rizon now has five business jets based in
Doha and one aircraft in London.
Rizon has been
bolstering its management team in the UK and Qatar, ahead of a
significant recruitment of staff early in January.
Jackie Nikolajsen has been appointed as General Manager at the Biggin Hill facility. He
joined from ExecuJet Europe, based in Denmark, where he was
technical director. Jackie worked with ExecuJet since 2000 in the
roles of maintenance manager and then head of aircraft completions
and acceptance management. In Doha, Faisal Alam, ex Head of
Maintenance and Development at Bahrain-based BexAir and former COO
of Delmun Aviation Services, is the newly appointed General Manager.
Andrew Pearce, who joined Rizon UK in May from TAG
Aviation as Director Sales and Marketing Europe has been promoted
to Head of Aircraft Management and Charter for the Rizon Group. A
head of marketing and communications is expected to be named early next
month and Rizon is currently recruiting for a finance director.
Both these positions will be based in Doha.
and a half year old Rizon has offices in Qatar, the UK, Bahrain
and the UAE and is focused on providing VIP travel solutions and
business aircraft support in the Middle East, Europe, India,
Russia, the Far East and Africa.
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