Al Jaber diversifies into aircraft management
Dubai, June 8, 2011
Al Jaber Aviation (AJA), a leader in VIP aviation and part of the Abu Dhabi-based Al Jaber Group, launched its foray into aircraft management, sales, consultancy and acquisition.
As part of the aircraft management portfolio, AJA will act as a consultant offering turnkey portfolio of management products, thereby, reducing up-front costs by cutting the plethora of commissions from brokers and independent consultants.
With a state-of-the-art large charter fleet comprising of Embraer Legacy 600; Embraer Lineage 1000 and Airbus A318 Elite Plus, AJA is well-equipped to cater companies looking at leasing private charters, a statement said.
“As a luxury operator, AJA specializes in high performance jets. Given our strong position as a major dealer in aircraft sales, we are working on procuring key clients in the region,” said Bilal Yousuf, head of strategy and business development, AJA.
“Our long-standing relationship with Embraer and Airbus provides us the ability to help clients source and negotiate preferential purchase rates, consult on pre-purchase inspections and negotiate any necessary configuration or conformity amendments,” he added.
The portfolio of management services on offer from AJA include facilitating sale of client’s existing aircraft, consultancy regarding the selection of a replacement aircraft, consultancy on purchase agreement negotiation, aircraft finance and insurance, recruitment, training and management of crew and marketing and sales, the statement said.
The company’s comprehensive sales and acquisitions service includes subscription to leading aircraft brokerage databases, development of aircraft marketing and advertising plans, market searches and comparative aircraft evaluations, contract negotiation and preferential rates in legal advice regarding sale or purchase agreement among others, the statement added.
“AJA will offer a complimentary suite of services and facilities to support the strategic direction that will see the UAE become a global hub for VIP aviation. We will be unveiling more initiatives throughout the duration of this exhibition,” Yousuf said.
“AJA’s role as a management provider is to simplify the process for clients. Our portfolio consists of a variety of services, some of which are provided directly by AJA on a consultancy fee basis, while others are procured from third parties, usually on a cost plus basis,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service