Rizon Jet of Doha, Qatar, is to become a new operator of an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), it will manage on behalf of an undisclosed new Gulf customer ordering the aircraft earlier this year.
As part of the management contract, Rizon Jet will offer the client, consulting services in the design and completion process. Delivery of the “green” Airbus ACJ is planned for next year, with the outfitted aircraft being handed over to the customer in 2012.
Patrick Enz, Rizon Jet's chief executive officer, said, “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 and operation of an Airbus Corporate Jetliner was both a natural and desirable step for us."
John Leahy, Airbus' chief operating officer, customers, added, “If you have the need to travel in an up-market business jet, you might as well get the best value for money by benefiting from the greater space and comfort that Airbus corporate jets have to offer, because otherwise you will settle for less.
“We deliver like no one else can at the top end of the market, as more and more premium aircraft management companies such as Rizon Jet are discovering.”
The Airbus sold more than 170 corporate jets to date, which comprise over 110 A318 Elites, Airbus ACJs and A320 Prestiges, plus over 60 VIP and government wide-bodies.