31 August 2015
Abu Dhabi: Royal Jet
, the Middle East's foremost private charter company chaired by His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, has announced it is using enhanced visual system technology in its two recently delivered Bombardier
Global 5000 aircraft. It is the first charter operator in the UAE to receive regulatory approval from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority
) to use the technology.
Royal Jet has also confirmed that His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and the Board of Directors at Royal Jet have approved the technology to be in the two new Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) aircraft that are due to arrive green in 2015.
The EVS consists of a Heads-Up Guidance System and a forward-looking infrared camera. The infrared camera provides imaging of the outside environment, including terrain, runway, other aircraft and animals on the Heads-Up Display (HUD). The enhanced vision system increases safety during taxi, take-off and approach in low visibility conditions.
Captain Patrick Gordon, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Jet said, "Royal Jet continues to strive to set the benchmark in safety and service in the aircraft charter industry. We flew into 250 airports in over 105 countries last year and this system will provide our flight crews with enhanced vision, which heightens safety.
"We are very impressed with this system and its ability to enhance the safety of our operation. We are proud to have received approval from the GCAA to use the technology and to be the first charter operator to use EVS in the region."
Royal Jet is currently the world's largest single BBJ operator and operates 11 aircraft - six Boeing Business Jets, two Bombardier Global 5000s, two Bombardier Learjets and one Gulfstream G300.
About Royal Jet
Royal Jet, the Middle East's foremost private charter company, is jointly owned by Abu Dhabi Aviation, a publicly listed company on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange and Presidential Flight, the royal flight service. Royal Jet is chaired by His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, who also serves as Minister in the UAE Federal Cabinet. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Royal Jet operates from its Fixed Based Operations (FBO)/VIP terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Royal Jet is the world's largest single BBJ operator. The private charter company is a founder member of the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) and a member of the NBAA, MedLink (a service of MedAir Inc.) and the Flight Safety Foundation.
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