Sunday, December 12, 2010

Al Jaber Aviation and Airbus Showcase the New A318 Elite Plus at MEBA 2010

Target segment includes heads of states, rulers and VIPs; A318 Elite Plus aircraft boasts long haul travel and cargo capabilities

Dubai – December 8th, 2010:
The Al Jaber Aviation (AJA) A318 Elite plus aircraft is on display as the ideal design model for corporate jets by Airbus, an EADS company and leading aircraft manufacturer at the ongoing Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) 2010 event in Dubai. AJA, the new pinnacle of VIP aviation and part of the Al Jaber Group based in Abu Dhabi will showcase the elegant and comfortable ergonomic cabins of the Airbus 318 that have been designed to accommodate up to 19 passengers and two crew members.

With long haul capability, the A318 Elite plus will be able to cater to requirements from Heads of States, Rulers, VIPs and those who wish to fly in comfort to far destinations. The A318 aircraft is a more viable option than traditional business jets as it can fly larger groups making it ideal for big companies and government delegations. This is further supported by the aircraft offering cargo capability.

“The Middle East is a growing market for business jets and is set to expand 15-20 percent per annum over the next four years to become a US$1 billion-per-year industry[i]. We are looking to secure a slice of this lucrative segment and our aircraft are ready to cater to this growth,” said Mohammed Al Jaber, CEO of AJA. 

The Airbus 318 Elite plus is the newest Airbus Corporate Jet, and features a stylish and practical single-aisle cabin created by Lufthansa Technik. All equipment and seats have been designed to be very simple to use, and to offer the most comfort and generous storage in a VIP charter aircraft.

The A318 aircraft boasts mood-lighting system, new touch-screen technology, and advanced passenger entertainment and communications – including a PFIS (Passenger Flight Information System), Internet and audio and video on-demand. The cabin cross-section is almost twice as wide as that of traditional business jets. The benefits to customers include robust long-lasting airframe and reliable systems and an advanced aerodynamic design powered by modern and efficient engines.

About Al Jaber Aviation:

Al Jaber Aviation (AJA) is the new pinnacle of VIP aviation based in Abu Dhabi.  AJA is part of the Al Jaber Group, the nation’s largest employer with a workforce of 55,000 and the country’s largest fleet of shipping vessels and machinery. With an elite fleet of Airbus and Embraer jets, AJA is committed to providing the right aircraft with leading edge of technology combined with style and quality. The Airbus fleet consists of Corporate Jetliners and Elite aircraft that can reach across Europe, Africa and Asia within the luxurious surroundings of a private cabin. For more information, log on to

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