Prestige Jet ties up with Duncan Aviation
Geneva, May 27, 2008
Prestige Technique, the recently formed maintenance division of Prestige Jet, has signed an agreement with United States' Duncan Aviation for the provision of a wide range of maintenance services including airframe and engines.
Duncan Aviation is the world’s largest, privately owned corporate aviation business, and a recognised industry leader, dedicated to the provision of maintenance and a wide array of other services for the corporate business aircraft industry.
The agreement was signed at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) being held in Geneva, by Prestige Jet managing director Faris Deeb and vice-president International Business, Duncan Aviation, Tony Gilbert.
"Prestige Jet is embarking on an unparalleled growth programme, at the heart of which is the safety and reliability of each and every one of our growing and diverse range of aircraft," said Deeb.
"This Association with Duncan Aviation means we can draw on over 50 years of experience and the highest reputation in the industry. They have been the number one maintenance facility since 1985 as voted by readers of "Professional Pilot" a magazine for operators. As a foremost provider of maintenance and other services for all the leading makes of business aircraft they are the ideal partner for our current and future needs."
Duncan Aviations' Gilbert said that having established an industry leading position within the US market over more than half a century, the company is delighted to be making its debut in the Middle East through an alliance with Prestige Jet.
"We already operate 20 avionics sites in North America and we are delighted to be working with Prestige Jet as we make our first foray into the Middle East Market," he said.
"Duncan Aviation will provide all services from airframe and engine maintenance to completions and installations. This will afford Prestige Jet and their customers the assurance of quality and reliability at all times."
In order to be able to better handler the increase in maintenance requirements in coming years, the company is seeking to acquire before the end of 2009, a facility in Al Ain international airport in order to establish a dedicated maintenance hangar. – TradeArabia News Service