After its $9m complete upgrade and refurbishment, the new look Boeing Business Jet (A6-AIN) owned by Royal Jet, the international luxury flight services company chaired by His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, is now back in service.

The BBJ – one of six-strong Boeing Business Jets in the Royal Jet fleet – will be put to work on corporate and VIP private charters across the globe from its base in Abu Dhabi on the eve of what is expected to be the operator’s busiest summer in its 10-year history.

“The A6-AIN is now the pride of our fleet after her return to service,” said Shane O’Hare, President & CEO of Royal Jet.

“This is the second such upgrade to our fleet and is part of Royal Jet’s strategy to ensure that we continue to raise the benchmark in the private jet travel market. All our BBJs are very individual and are five-star luxury flying hotels. It is luxury undefined when it comes to serving our VIP and corporate customers,” she added.

“The technical expertise of our project management, operations and technical teams ensured that the tag of the world’s smartest looking BBJ stayed within Royal Jet. The professionalism of our engineers and staff from quality assurance, installation and the procurement teams was reflected in this product and we are confident that our guests will appreciate the thought that went into upgrading this aircraft,” she concluded.

The refurbishment was designed by Edése Doret Industrial Design (EDID), the acclaimed New York aircraft interiors consultancy that is no stranger to exotic designs, to give the BBJ (A6-AIN) a new and more modern and contemporary interior, furnishings of the highest quality, luxury seats and sleeper beds.

“The reason for the ongoing refurbishment of our fleet is to keep our fleet interiors fresh and modern, in line with the expectations of our guests,” enthused O’Hare. “At this end of the market, we must always keep up with customer expectations and offer the very best in cutting-edge technology and luxury,” O’Hare added.

The task of performing the multi-million upgrade fell on Sabena technics at its VIP completion centre in Bordeaux, France. As well as the cabin refurbishment, Sabena technics was responsible for performing aircraft maintenance and an in-flight entertainment AVOD upgrade, including obtaining necessary certification.


O’Hare concluded, “Both Edése Doret and Sabena technics’ experience in delivering world-class luxury interiors for different aircraft has been reflected in the A6-AIN and what has come back to us is literally a brand new plane. I salute the professionalism and in-house capability of the Royal Jet team for delivering a product of outstanding quality in the luxury global private jet business.”