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Abu Dhabi's Royal Jet to receive two new planes in early 2015

New jets will be delivered as part of $700m plan to increase fleet to 20 aircraft by 2020

Abu Dhabi's Royal Jet to receive two new planes in early 2015
Captain W Patrick Gordon, acting president and CEO

Royal Jet, the Abu Dhabi-based luxury flight services company, has announced that two new aircraft will join its fleet in early 2015.

The commpany, which appointed Captain W Patrick Gordon as acting president and CEO in October, also said a new Bombardier Learjet 60 XR business jet and a Bombardier Global 5000 business jet (A6-RJC) recently joined its fleet.

A second Bombardier Global 5000 business jet will enter into service in January, which will be followed by a second Bombardier Learjet 60 XR business jet within the first four months of 2015.

Royal Jet also confirmed that it is renewing its collaboration with Boeing and will take delivery of two new Boeing business jets.

The Bombardier and Boeing aircraft are part of Royal Jet's fleet replacement and expansion programme that will increase the fleet to 20 aircraft by 2020 at a cost of $700 million.

Royal Jet said it is also considering aircraft from Airbus, including the CS 300 and Gulfstream for future acquisitions. Today, Royal Jet operates 11 aircraft.

Gordon said: "The decision to continue our partnership with Bombardier and Boeing reinforces Royal Jet's consistent offering of award-winning service excellence."

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