Rizon Jet confirms Harold Stoddard
Rizon Jet has confirmed that Harold Stoddard is acting chief executive officer, company is gearing up for extra work during the 2012 London Olympics
Rizon Jet has announced
that it has appointed Harold Stoddard as acting chief executive officer.
Leading a new management team, Stoddard will prepare Rizon Jet for the next
phase of its strategic development. GSSG Holdings has already invested $50
million to set up infrastructure for Rizon Jet in London
At the Biggin Hill terminal, Rizon Jet has carried over 2,000 passengers and
handled in excess of 450 aircraft movements since May 2011. Rizon Jet is
confident of being fully ready for the anticipated increase of business brought
by the 2012 London Olympic Games. The company has been preparing by revamping
its management team and extending the range of aircraft services offered, in
particular by securing approvals for the management and maintenance of a number
of new aircraft models.
The Rizon Jet Biggin Hill
facility will be increasing capacity to cope with the expected demand in 2012.
In the run-up to the Games, the company will work with its London
partners to offer its clients a helicopter service and a VIP limousine service
and will also be launching a community initiative in the coming months to train
as tour guides for VIP guests during the Olympics.
Rizon Jet’s Doha MRO is in
the final stages of securing EASA base maintenance approvals for the Bombardier
Global series, Challenger series and Hawker series. In the coming year, Rizon
Jet Doha plans to secure additional approvals for Bermuda, UAE and Saudi Arabia.
The Qatar AOC will also be taking on private management of an ACJ319 in 2013
and a new Global 6000 in mid 2013.
Acting chief executive, Harold
Stoddard commented on the change of management, saying, “The previous
management team did a wonderful job in building the foundation and facilities
that will enable Rizon Jet to deliver on its commitment to excellence. Our
focus is now shifting from the start-up phase to running of the VVIP Executive
Terminal, Maintenance Facility and Aircraft Management / Charter Operation.”
Stoddard added, “Our
strategy remains the same and that is to provide 7-star service in everything
we do; whether providing unparalleled world class executive passenger handling
facilities and services, providing aircraft charter services that focus on the
customer’s experience, managing aircraft while ensuring the integrity of the
asset’s value is maximized or maintaining business jets to standards that
exceed industry norms.”