Prestige technique signs agreement with duncan aviation for maintenance services
Prestige Jets' new maintenance division enhances service quality through partnership with the world’s largest, privately owned corporate aviation business
Prestige Technique, the recently formed maintenance division of Prestige Jet, has signed an agreement last week at EBACE 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 Tony Gilbert, VP International Business, Duncan Aviation; Inc.
"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."
Also present at the signing ceremony were Bill Prochazka - Vice President Customer Service and John Slieter - Vice President Sales and Design at Duncan Aviation.
Prestige Jet launched Prestige Technique & Prestige Flight Support at the end of April 2008 in Al Bateen City Airport, the airline's operational base. The aim is to facilitate better management and performance of its aircraft and enhance passenger services.
"By establishing our own capabilities in Al Bateen City Airport, we are better able to control our costs and performance of the aircraft," said Faris Deeb. "We believe this move will help elevate our client service standards to an even higher level and will allow us to better compete with world's best private jet charter operators," he said.
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.