Rotana Jet Aviation has committed to leasing hangar 27 at Al Bateen Executive Airport. Launched in November 2010, the company began private jet operations at the beginning of April with a Gulfstream G450. It the first Dubai-based operator in three years to be issued with a UAE AOC.
Rotana Jet has chosen Al Bateen and its new service-orientated DhabiJet FBO from which to develop and expand its services to offer line maintenance and other technical works.
Company offices in Dubai will be maintained and plans are in place to add four or five aircraft to the Rotana Jet fleet each year, specialising in wide-bodied jets to reflect the majority of requirements it sees in the Gulf market.
"Al Bateen's convenient location, professional team and fine facilities, which are continually being enhanced, mirror our own commitment to superior service and quality," says Rotana Jet ceo Horm Irani.
In addition to corporate/private air charters, Rotana Jet offers a range of specialist aviation services, including aircraft management and consultancy. Although a young company, it has a management team with over 150 years' aviation experience, internationally and in the Arabian Gulf region. Irani was a former managing director of ExecuJet Middle East and a qualified professional engineer with more than 27 years' professional aviation experience.
After his time with ExecuJet, he established his own aviation consultancy practice in the Dubai Airport Free Zone, where one of his larger projects was the creation of Nakheel/Istithmar World Aviation.