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RoyalJet expands fleet with BBJ acquisition
In a push towards fleet expansion with younger and upgraded aircraft, RoyalJet has taken delivery of a low time BBJ that is currently being outfitted with tech and comms upgrades. Entry into service is imminent.
The 14-strong RoyalJet fleet comprises 11 BBJs.
Read this story in our May 2022 printed issue.

Abu Dhabi-based RoyalJet Group is preparing for the imminent entry into charter service of its recently acquired Boeing Business Jet. The pristine, low time aircraft is currently undergoing technological and communications upgrades in Basel, Switzerland.

“This is an exceptional aircraft with exceptional capabilities, along with an interior that we are confident will delight our current and future customers,” says CEO Rob DiCastri. “It reduces the age of our fleet; however, it is only one more step in our continued upgrade and expansion as we are actively pursuing further additions of new aircraft going forward. Despite the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic, demand in the past six months has exceeded supply in our sector of the aviation industry and in our region.

“The overall health of the global private jet market has now been strong for an extended period of time, and growth is expected to continue. Fleet expansion, renewal and upgrade are integral elements of our ongoing customer experience transformation, allowing us to continue to provide an even more exceptional experience to our guests.”

The BBJ boasts a 23 passenger VVIP interior with a forward crew rest area for long journeys, an aft private master bedroom with private lavatory and shower, and a mid-cabin open plan VVIP lounge. It has been finished with high quality materials and a custom configuration designed for functionality and maximum comfort, sleeping up to 12 in VVIP lie-flat seats and a queen-sized bed.

It had previously been upgraded with soundproofing to reduce inflight noise levels, along with a low cabin altitude modification, humidifiers and a HEPA filtration system, all designed to optimise health and comfort.

The aircraft is being fitted with the latest technology and connectivity, to include the latest lighting, cabin management and inflight entertainment systems, complemented by a high quality sound system with overhead speakers and subwoofers. Passengers will also be able to stream high definition video content throughout the flight.

This aircraft is the longest range BBJ in RoyalJet’s fleet, with auxiliary fuel tanks enabling it to fly non-stop for more than 12 hours and reach almost any destination globally with only one short fuel stop.

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