Africa Aerospace & Defense 2014

ExecuJet lands second Business Traveller award [AAD142]

18 September 2014

Business aviation specialist ExecuJet has won the ‘Best Private Aviation Operator’ award from Business Traveller Africa magazine for the second year in a row. The company manages a fleet of about 40 aircraft and helicopters in Africa, and maintains three of the continent’s best FBO (fixed-base operator) and MRO (maintenance, repair, overhaul) facilities at Lanseria (Johannesburg), Cape Town and Lagos in Nigeria.

Headquartered in Switzerland, ExecuJet has a global fleet of 165 aircraft.

ExecuJet Africa continues to grow, and this year has added an Embraer Phenom 300 to its fixed-wing fleet. In July, it announced the addition of a twin-engined, IFR-capable Bell 230 helicopter to its Johannesburg-based rotary-wing fleet, which began operations last year. The Bell 230 joins a Bell 407, AgustaWestland AW119 and two Airbus Helicopters EC 130B4s. ExecuJet’s helicopters are used for private and corporate charters, including helicopter safaris and mining support operations.

On the MRO side, ExecuJet expanded its service agreement with Rolls-Royce this year to include engine line maintenance, removal and installation for the Rolls-Royce BR710 engine that powers four members of the Bombardier Global family.

As a precursor to this deal, ExecuJet’s Dubai centre was authorised to perform this work in 2012. Based on the good experience from that operation, the deal was expanded to include other ExecuJet MRO centres, including those in South Africa and Nigeria.

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