1 April 2019 | Ritz Carlton Jumeirah Beach, Dubai

Corporate Jet Investor Dubai 2019

2019 was the fourth year running for Corporate Jet Investor Dubai , the  market-leading conference for the business aviation industry in the Middle East.

Yet again, this event proved to be a unique opportunity for delegates to understand the region and network with like-minded professionals in this sector.

Our 2019 conference once again brought together a cross-section of 200 leading financiers, operators, brokers, OEMs, FBOs, MROs, lawyers, insurers, appraisers and other client influencers.

The agenda was carefully crafted to ensure content remained relevant and lively, and our sli.do system ensured the audience had their say with live polls and anonymous Q&As.

There was also plenty of scheduled networking time to multiply and strengthen all attendees connections at the networking breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch and cocktail reception.

This conference was free attend for qualifying professionals.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Dubai in 2020 (Dates to be confirmed due to the Coronavirus outbreak)

(Please do email me if you would like further information [email protected])


CJI Dubai -1st April 2019

08.15 Registration & Breakfast hosted by DC Aviation Al-Futtaim

09:15 Opening remarks
Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor                                                                             

09.20 Managing and operating aircraft in the Middle East

How competitive is the market?
How important is diversification?
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Rob DiCastri, Royal Jet Group
Richard Lineveldt, Gama Aviation
Ramandeep Oberoi, Falcon Aviation Services
Paul van der Blom, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim
Mike Berry, ExecuJet

10.00 Interview: The importance of trip planning and support
Jay Ammar Husary, UAS International Trip Support

10.25 Why bigger can be better
Operating VVIP aircraft
Residuals and reselling
Jean-Noel Robert, Airbus Corporate Jets

10.50 Morning Coffee hosted by Collins Aerospace

11:30 Interview: Exceptional Experience
Emerging versus mature markets
The importance of diversification
Adel Mardini, Jetex Flight Support

11.50 The problem with Europe
Why importation is important (and you do not want your aircraft seized)
How Brexit affects flying
Lasse Rungholm, OPMAS Group

12:10 How are Asia’s key business jet markets evolving?              
Is China no longer the powerhouse?
Opportunities in Southeast Asia
How fast is the Asian fleet growing?
Jeffrey Lowe, Asian Sky Group

12.30 Managing & operating Aircraft in Saudi
Yosef Hafiz, NASJET
Capt.Mohammed Al-Gabbas, NASJET

12.50 Lunch hosted by GE Aviation 

14.20 Selling aircraft
How competitive is the market?
New versus pre-owned jets
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, CJI
Claudio Camelier, Embraer
Sari Sawaya, Jetcraft

15:00 The connected aircraft
Beyond the cabin, how connectivity changes aircraft operations
Analysing data
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
James Hardie, Collins Aerospace
Jim Zanino, Gogo Business Aviation

15.40 Afternoon Tea hosted by Collins Aerospace

16:10 Maintaining aircraft in hot and dry environments
How environment affects costs
Bringing aircraft back from storage
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, CJ I
Alexander Ebert, GE Aviation
Michael Mechler, Rolls-Royce
Luc Poirier,JSSI

16.50 The charter market
How big is the market?
What is driving demand?
Is there a typical charter customer?
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, CJI
Steffen Fries, MHS Aviation GmbH
Mark Hardman, Flying Group Middle East

17.30 Getting deals done
How to get to closing without crying
What are the common roadblocks?
Moderator: Oliver Tebbit, Watson Farley & Williams
Simon Davies, Global Jet Capital
Beat Kälin, UBS

18.10 Closing remarks

18.20 Cocktails hosted by JSSI 


The following people spoke at CJI Dubai 2019:

Mike Berry
Vice President - Middle East, Luxaviation Group

Having initially established himself as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa, Mike Berry has since been involved in a variety of industry sectors including manufacturing, insurance, telecommunication and aviation.

Mike joined ExecuJet Middle East in 2002 as a Financial Director. In 2004 Mike’s prominent ability in ExecuJet saw him progress to the role of Managing Director – Middle East, overseeing the general management of the region including new and pre-owned sales, product support, aircraft management, flight operations, FBO and maintenance services.

His main objective for the region focuses on the development of ExecuJet as the premier business aviation service and solutions provider. Having become one of the main contenders in the Middle East Aviation market, Mike is confident that ExecuJet will remain prominent in the region.

Since becoming the Managing Director, Mike has seen ExecuJet Middle East move into a state of the art facility at Dubai International Airport, expanding support capabilities with over 240 employees and includes plans to open a new facility at Dubai South.

In late 2015 Mike became President Aviation Services of ExecuJet and in 2017 expanded this role to the whole Luxaviation Group being appointed Executive VP Luxaviation Group in addition to his role as VP Middle East.

Catherine Buchanan
Chief Commercial Officer, Vertis Aviation

Profile coming soon.

Renaud Cloatre
General Manager, Dassault Falcon Middle East, Dassault Aviation

Renaud Cloatre has been appointed Falcon business jets Regional Sales Director in 2009 and is based in Dubai, UAE, since then.
After having worked for EADS in Washington DC, he started his career with Dassault Aviation in 2001, in the Customer Service department being in charge of the commercial relation with Dassault's avionics system suppliers and was based in Dassault's Head Quarter in St Cloud, Paris area.
In 2003, he was appointed Service Sales Manager for the Eastern Hemisphere, and co developed the FalconCare nose to tail maintenance plan by Dassault.
Dassault Falcon presence in the UAE and KSA offers Falcon's client the best reactivity, service and dedication across the Middle East.

David Colindres
President, San Marino Aircraft Registry

Purdue University Graduate School of Business, since the year 2001 started my career in the aviation sector, exclusively in the aircraft registry, regulatory and safety oversight division when I joined the Aruba Aircraft Registry. In September 2012, was appointment President of the San Marino Aircraft Registry with the main objective to lead the development of the Republic of San Marino Aircraft Registry.

Jose Eduardo Costas
Regional Sales Director- PreFlown Aircraft Europe, Africa, Middle East, Embraer Executive Jets

Jose Eduardo Costas has over 25 years’ experience working and living in Brazil, Asia and Europe, with an in-depth knowledge of the aviation industry. He has held senior management positions of different sites and region responsibilities, focusing on marketing, business development, sales, product strategy, supply chain, business planning, large and complex negotiations, project management and structured financing.

Since June 2015 he was appointed to lead the Sales of Pre Owned Aircraft - Europe, Africa & Middle East - Embraer Executive Jets, based at Embraer in Lisbon, Portugal, being responsible for definition and implementation of strategies for the trading and sales of aircraft, the business development with C-Levels, high net worth individuals, aircraft operators, aircraft maintenance organizations and aviation financing entities. As a result of 2016 results, Jose was awarded Embraer PreFlown Salesperson of the year.

Jose joined Embraer in 2000, initially working in Commercial Aviation where he was responsible for Contracts Negotiations and Contracts Management with Airline customers based in Europe, Africa & Middle East. In 2002 he had the opportunity to join the first group of people within the company that started Embraer Executive Jets, where he led the areas of sales support, aircraft configuration, sales proposals, contracts negotiation, contracts management, aircraft financing and aircraft deliveries.

Between 2008 and 2013 he was based in Singapore where he was leading the sales of new aircraft for Asia Pacific region, having achieved 15% market share across the region and 30% in some countries like Indonesia and India.

In late 2013 Jose returned to Brazil, being appointed as the responsible for Embraer Executive Jets Market Intelligence Department which focused on Product Strategy, Market Strategy, CRM and SEO implementation.

During his career at Embraer José spearheaded and developed a team with capability to support marketing, sales and contracts negotiations in excess of USD 6 Billion, representing around 900 aircraft.

Having attended executive development programs at IMD – Switzerland, Jose also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Fundação Dom Cabral (INSEAD partnership), a Bachelor in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo, Brazil and is also a Marine Engineer graduated at Escola Politecnica da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Michael Davies
CEO, Cello Air Finance

Mike is the CEO of Cello Air Finance, an operating lessor for business and regional utility aircraft on a worldwide basis but with a particular focus on Europe, the Middle East and North America. Cello is based in London and is part of the Gill Group of companies of the UK.

Mike is an experienced international banking professional with a strong background in international finance, aviation finance, leasing and consultancy services, having worked in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and San Diego. Since 1989 he has held a number of key high level banking roles, most recently as a Director of Structured Asset Finance and Aviation Finance at HSBC Bank in London and Hong Kong. He has an in depth and long experience of the management of aircraft both as hard assets and as financial investments, and has advised a number of international aircraft leasing companies during his career.

Also Mike has closed a number of Islamically compatible leases of aircraft for a variety of commercial airlines in Europe and the Middle East.

Simon Davies
VP Sales, Middle East and India, Global Jet Capital

Mr. Davies has over 25 years in aircraft finance and has worked in senior-level positions for Sierra Advisors, Guggenheim Aviation Finance and Bombardier, providing financing solutions in the non-U.S. markets. He holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario.

Alexander Ebert
Regional Account Leader Russia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, GE Aviation

Alexander joined the Aviation Business in 1991 as an aircraft mechanic within the German Air Forces as a civilian. After graduating from Munich´s University with an Engineering Degree in Aeronautics he was maintenance and maintainability engineer at Airbus Industries in Hamburg and involved in the MRB development as co-chairman of the A380 and chairman of the A400M military transporter.

In 2008 he moved on to Bombardier commercial aircraft customer services division to support the CRJ200/700/900 fleet of Lufthansa CityLine and Eurowings as a Field Service Representative.

In November 2014, he took on a new challenge as Senior Field Support Engineer with GE Aviation.
GE Business and General Aviation Division supports mainly CF34-3 engines installed on Bombardier Challenger 600 and 800 series and CF34-10E engines installed Embraer Lineage. GE´s portfolio also contains support for CFM-56 engines on Boeing BBJ and Airbus ACJ as well as the new Honda Jet aircraft powered by the GE Honda HF120.

As of October 2016, Alexander was promoted to the position of the Regional Account Leader. In the region, he looks after about 150 OnPoint engine service contracts and manages the Field Engineering team.

Ernest Edwards,
Chief Commercial Officer, Aerion

Ernest Edwards has been in the aviation industry for 46 years.

He started his aviation career upon completing high school to GCSE and GCE standards at his home in Mold, Flintshire, United Kingdom. In 1970 he joined Hawker Siddeley, Chester as an Aircraft Engineering Apprentice. He graduated “Apprentice of the Year” with certificates from the City & Guilds of London Institute in Craft Practice, Power Plant Maintenance, Airframe Maintenance and Aircraft Erection & Overhaul in 1974.

Two years after college graduation he joined Saudi Arabian Airlines as a Supervisory Mechanic on their fleet of Boeing’s 737’s, Boeing 707’s and Lockheed L-1011’s based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is an FAA licensed A & P mechanic.

In 1976 the Saudi sales agent for Cessna Aircraft Company recruited Edwards as their Aviation Manager. In January 1977 he obtained his private pilots license. Later that same year he began a professional flying career obtaining FAA; Commercial, multi engine and instrument type rating in the Citation 550 and began flying the company’s first Citation II demonstrator. Two years later he obtained a type rating in the Citation 650 series and captained the company’s second demonstrator. Edwards spent ten years in the Middle East and speaks Arabic. He is an FAA; ATP in CE 650 series with 3,532 hrs total time.

In September 1986 he was recruited by Cessna and returned to his homeland in the U.K. as the Director of Sales for Cessna Aircraft Company. Responsible for Citation sales in the U.K. Spain, Portugal, Ireland and the Middle East he excelled and in 1993 he was promoted to the position of Division Sales Manager, Western Division based at the company head quarters in Wichita, Kansas. He won several managerial awards before leaving Cessna in January 1999.

In January 1999 he joined Gulfstream Aerospace as Vice President, International Sales, based in Farnborough, U.K. Gulfstream needed a high profile individual to maintain a presence in London closer to the European financial markets to whom Forstman Little was trying to sell the second offering of the company shares. Starting with a staff of eleven and finishing with fourteen, he reshaped the international sales organization and took Gulfstream sales to its best international sales record at the time setting a solid foundation for future results.

In April 2001, following an extremely successful two years with Gulfstream in Farnborough, Edwards joined Swift Aviation Group in Phoenix, Arizona. Swift was the launch customer for the Embraer Legacy with their order for 25 aircraft. As President, Edwards oversaw the daily management of the company and its ninety employees. He established a small but successful sales organization selling Legacy’s as a distributor in the Middle East. In September 2005 Swift sold the last of the Legacy’s that it had on order.

He joined Embraer Executive Jets in October 2005 where he held the position of Vice President Sales & Marketing for North America, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. He established the current team of 21 people virtually from scratch and together they took sales for Embraer – North America from $850 million in 2006 to $1.5 billion in 2007. In May 2011 Embraer promoted Edwards to the position of President of the Executive Jet Division. The first non-Brazilian to have the position in 40 years of the company’s existence, Edwards team increased revenues from $1.1 billion following the recession to $1.85 billion before retiring in December 2013.

Retirement didn’t last long. In May 2015 Aerion Corporation of Reno, Nevada recruited Edwards to join them as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for their Aerion AS2 supersonic business jet program.

Beat Kaelin
Transaction Manager Corporate Aircraft Finance, UBS

Beat joined the Corporate Aircraft Finance team of UBS in 2007 as Transaction Manager, relishing the opportunity to originate and structure private jet financing for the bank's clients globally.
Beat has been with UBS and its predecessor banks for 25 years. Prior to joining the team, he was head of the bank’s Export Finance team for 6 years and represented the bank in various foreign trade chambers. Beat has brought a wealth of experience to the team in the areas of export, trade and project financing. One of the most senior Transaction Managers in the team, Beat speaks German, English and French.
Beat is a graduate of the Executive Program of the Swiss Banking School and a certified Corporate Banker.

Jeff Klein
Sales Director, Business and General Aviation, GE Aviation

Jeff Klein has 20 years of experience in Aviation and has worked for leading global companies including Thales Group and GE Aviation. Jeff is a Senior Sales Director within GE’s Business and General Aviation division. He is responsible for GE’s engine services sales in Europe, Middle East, Russia and Africa.
Jeff is based in Montreal and he is the commercial interface between GE and Bombardier with regards to engine services on the Challenger aircraft models 601/604/605 and 650s powered by GE’s CF34 engines as well as on the Global 7000/8000 aircraft which will be equipped with GE’s Passport 20 engines. Jeff is available to meet with customers taking delivery of their new aircraft at Bombardier’s delivery center in Montreal to discuss engine maintenance services including GE’s OnPoint Engine Maintenance Program.

Michael Mechler
Sales Director - Business Aviation, Rolls Royce

Michael Mechler is Rolls-Royce’s Sales Director – Business Aviation. In this role, Michael is responsible for Rolls-Royce’s aftermarket services sales for business aircraft, including CorporateCare® and Time&Material Aftermarket sales and marketing. His sales region comprises the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. Michael is part of Rolls-Royce’s global sales team and is based at Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG near Berlin.
Prior to this current role, Michael held positions within Engineering and Customer Services at Rolls-Royce Deutschland. He joined Rolls-Royce over 22 years ago.
Michael holds a diploma in Aeronautical Engineering from Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany.
Michael is married and has 4 adult children and one grandson. He resides in a village south of Berlin.

Atiesh Mishra
Vice President Operations & business development, Ligare Aviation Ltd

Atiesh Mishra is Vice President Operations and business development of business aviation company Ligare Aviation (formerly known as Religare Aviation). He is responsible for managing operations and developing new business opportunities for Ligare Aviation.

Prior to joining Ligare Aviation he was working with Tata Group’s business aviation arm Taj Air as Director Operations. He has 16 years of experience in commercial and business aviation industry involving various roles in Flight Operations, Ground Handling, Flight Safety and aircraft sales. Prior to joining Taj Air he has worked in leading Indian aviation companies like Cambata Aviation, Essar Group Corporate Aviation, BJETS , and Universal Weather Aviation India.

In 2009 he was involved in setting up of India’s first General Aviation Terminal in Mumbai airport. He is a passionate aviator holding a Commercial Pilots license and based in New Delhi India.

Gregory Olympios
Director of Business Development - Middle East, India & Turkey, JSSI

Gregory Olympios is the Regional Director of Business Development of Jet Support Services Inc., the world’s only independent provider of Hourly Cost Maintenance Support Programs for private and corporate aviation. With JSSI since 2013 and based in Dubai, he is responsible for carrying out JSSI’s expansion strategy in the Middle East, India and Turkey. Prior to joining JSSI, Gregory for 14 years held a number of management positions in Production Planning, Customer Support and Regional Sales within the Jet Aviation group, based in Switzerland and the Middle East. His previous experience includes setting up the maintenance organization of a start-up airline in Europe and holding Engineering Management positions within a major European VIP aircraft operator.
He holds a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering from Kingston University in the UK and an MSc in Air Transport Engineering from Cranfield College of Aeronautics in the UK.

Holger Ostheimer
Managing Director, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim

Holger Ostheimer, Managing Director of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim has over 22 years of experience in the aviation industry; he is a commercial aircraft pilot license holder and was a member of the Daimler Chrylser Aviation - later DC Aviation- management team between 2005 and 2009. He has had various vocational training formats in Airline Marketing and Aircraft Operations as well as having various charter & operations roles with Chapman Freeborn Germany & UK.

Mr. Ostheimer offered Aviation Management consultation on various start-up and reorganization projects, the latest being the Joint Venture between Al-Futtaim group and DC Aviation. He is a Graduate of Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt Germany.

Gary Palin
CEO, Interavia Limited

Gary Palin is CEO of Interavia Limited, a boutique advisory providing strategic solutions to VIP and corporate aircraft owners, commercial operators, airlines, manufacturers, airports, financiers, attorneys, management firms, oil gas and mining industry aviation units, and agencies worldwide. The group also owns Air Fleet, which has for several years provided corporate and private jet aircraft management, acquisitions, operations and technical consulting. Gary has over 35 years' management experience within global aviation across all sectors of commercial aircraft operations, including having led over 275 aircraft transactions in both corporate and airline sectors. He is a former CEO of two regional airlines and while with the UK's First Choice Airways (now Thompson/TUI), he directed Airbus and Boeing fleet acquisitions and aircraft/engine leasing, leading the negotiating team for the Boeing 787 and GEnx engine as launch customer. Mr. Palin is engaged globally on numerous industry audits, strategic business reviews, mergers and acquisitions, fleet & network reviews, aircraft evaluation and tender processes, turnkey start-ups, and has contributed to a number of industry journals on aircraft selection, operations and related economics. He also serves as Managing Director of Diamond Aeropaint Limited, introducing a revolutionary new paint to the VIP jet and helicopter owner worldwide.

Jean-Noel Robert
Head of Business Development, Airbus Corporate Jets

Mid 2006, Jean-Noel joined Airbus team in Dubai as Sales Contract Director looking after airlines in Middle East region. After been directly involved in the negotiation of 17 purchase agreements worth USD 25+Bn and more than 330 aircraft, he has been appointed mid-2008 ACJ (Airbus Corporate Jets – the Airbus division looking after Government, Corporation and UHNWI) North Asia Commercial Director. After some significant successes, he moved to Hong Kong in Sep 2010 and set up ACJ teams in Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo. In June 2015, he became head of Sales for all Asia.

The first Asian ACJ was delivered in December 2008 and Jean-Noel has been involved in the transactions of all of the more than 30+ ACJs currently operated in Asia.

Jean-Noel also served as Chairman of the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) from March 2011 to April 2013, elected by the members of this not-for-profit association, exposing him to the business aviation industry beyond his role within ACJ. During his time, Jean-Noel notably contributed to create and launch the Hong-Kong, Mainland China and South East Asia chapters that are now operating on a regular basis, interacting with aviation authorities and communities. The association is promoting the industry and made significant wins enabling business aviation to strive in Asia.

Strong of this successful Asian experiences, Airbus management recently gave Jean-Noel the ACJ Business Development responsibility, based in HQs. His main mission is to support ACJ sales (worldwide) by implementing the appropriate prospecting and sales management tools, as well as implementing strategic partnerships.

Jean-Noel graduated from Toulouse Business School. He started his professional carrier with Airbus in 1995 in customer support division. In between his Airbus experiences, Jean-Noel worked for Schneider Electric where he accumulated 10+ years in financial control in Middle East, CFO in South Korea, project management at corporate level and General Manager responsibilities in West Africa.

Jean-Noel, 44 yo, is happily married for 18 years with 2 children. He has been involved in various sports, specifically Rugby at national and international levels.

Shuaib Shahid
Director, Service Sales, Gogo Business Aviation

After completing his Masters in Space Mission Analysis and Design, Shuaib started his career in Madrid, Spain designing satellite augmented landing systems for aircraft. He returned home to the United Kingdom to help launch Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband service and ran the business aviation portfolio for a further 5 years. Currently, Shuaib works for Gogo Business Aviation as their Director of International Sales where his team also looks after Services Sales for the Gogo, Inmarsat and Iridium networks.

Oliver Tebbit
Partner, Watson Farley & Williams

Oliver is an aviation Partner based in WFW’s Dubai office, from where he leads the Transportation Finance Practice in the MENA region. Oliver is recognised as having been one of the most active finance lawyers working in the corporate jet market for over a decade, providing advice to financiers, high net-worth individuals, corporate entities and operators in all types of transaction structures in all major jurisdictions.

Anaziaz Zikir
FOI, General Civil Aviation Authority

Capt Anaziaz Zikir has 25 years experience in aerospace industry, graduated as MSc Aerospace from Bristol University, and experimental test pilot from ITSP UK with over 20 aircraft type flown, he started his career from Military, Aircraft manufacture as Test Pilot then continues as Airlines & Air charter Pilot and finally for the last 9 years as Aviation Safety Inspector in UAE GCAA.



Event Partner

UAS International Trip Support

UAS International Trip Support is an award-winning, customized flight support solutions provider, serving customers globally. Offering a one-stop shop for all aviation needs including trip support, executive travel, and air charter needs, UAS is trusted by Heads of State, VVIPs, Fortune Global 500 companies, and business jet operators worldwide. Founded in 2000 with a vision to serve places other suppliers had yet to reach served before, UAS has been at the forefront anticipating demands and exceeding the expectations of its clients ever since. With a ground presence at 31 locations, its global network is constantly expanding to ensure clients receive the best supervision and quality at every destination. UAS channels its expertise and experience to deliver game-changing technology solutions designed specifically for business aviation. Its over-riding mission is to revolutionize the international business flight and user experience. For more information, visit www.uas.aero

Lead Sponsors

Asian Sky Group

Company profile coming soon

Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) is a joint venture between DC Aviation, a leading German business jet operator and previously a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler AG, and Al-Futtaim, a privately owned UAE business conglomerate DCAF is the first and only fully integrated business aviation facility based out of Al Maktoum Int’l Airport located at Dubai South with a dedicated hangar measuring 5,700sqm and a 1,300sqm exclusive VVIP lounge area designed to international standards offering customers the highest levels of comfort and privacy, shower areas and a conference room. Along with the VVIP lounge, 24-hour on-site security, screening facilities, customs and immigration services; customers are assured of a speedy and enjoyable travel experience. In November 2017, a second hangar was completed with 7500 square meters of covered space, bringing DCAF’s total landside plot area to 24,000 sqm and the apron area to 13,000 sqm.

DCAF’s core areas of business include Aircraft Management, Maintenance, FBO and Ground handling services, aircraft hangarage as well as Business jet charter.

Gama Aviation

Gama Aviation (AIM:GMAA) is a global business aviation services company specialising in providing aviation support for individuals, corporations and government agencies. Established in 1983, our fleet now includes over 230 fixed wing and rotary aircraft, spread across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. Regionally, we offer aircraft management in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, aircraft charter, FBO and maintenance services, and aviation software solutions. Our local headquarters are at Sharjah International Airport: the intelligent FBO gateway to Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The Sharjah FBO provides VIP handling, with award winning facilities for passengers and crew, business jet and turboprop maintenance, parking and hangarage. Our global headquarters are located at Farnborough Airport, UK, where Gama Aviation is a public limited company, listed on the London Stock Exchange.

GE Aviation

GE Aviation is committed to providing leading propulsion systems for business and general aviation (BG&A) customers around the world. We provide jet engines for small and large cabin business aviation aircraft and turboprop engines for BG&A operators. We are passionate about customers and the flexibility, access and productivity their flight operations bring to remote communities, commerce, recreation, agriculture, medical missions, pilot training, and humanitarian aid.

GE has a global service network to support these offerings. GE and its customers are also working together to unlock new opportunities to grow and deliver more productivity beyond traditional services. GE Aviation is becoming a digital industrial business with its ability to harness large streams of data that are providing incredible insights and in turn, real operational value for customers.

Gogo Business Aviation

With more than two decades of experience, Gogo is the leader in inflight connectivity and wireless entertainment services for business fleets and commercial airlines around the world. Gogo connects aircraft, providing its partners with the world’s most powerful networks and platforms to help optimize their operations. Gogo’s superior technologies, best-in-class service, and global reach help planes fly smarter, and passengers travel happier.

Today, more than 4,000 business aircraft are flying with Gogo’s connectivity solutions onboard, including the world's largest fractional ownership fleets, and Gogo is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer. Gogo also has partnerships with 16 commercial airlines with its connectivity solutions flying on more than 3,000 commercial aircraft. Gogo’s corporate presence globally includes multilingual customer and technical support available around the clock from teams based at several locations worldwide. Connect with Gogo at business.gogoair.com and www.gogoair.com.

Jetex Flight Support

A global leader in executive aviation, Jetex is recognized for delivering flexible, best-in-class trip support solutions to customers worldwide. Jetex provides exceptional FBOs, aircraft fueling, ground handling and global trip planning. The company caters to an elite clientele including owners and operators of business jets for corporate, commercial and personal air travel. To find out how you can benefit from Jetex’s award-winning services, visit jetex.com today.

It was in 2005 at the Dubai Air Show that Jetex Flight Support announced its establishment. Today Jetex has 100 people working in its headquarters and over 300 staff members based globally.

Now has five offices around the world, Dubai, Beijing, Shannon, Kiev and Paris.

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI)

Founded in 1989, JSSI is the only hourly cost maintenance provider covering virtually all makes and models of business aircraft, engines and APUs. JSSI provides its customers with comprehensive, flexible and affordable financial tools for managing the often unpredictable costs of operating and maintaining nearly all types of turbine-powered aircraft, including jets, turbo-props and turbine-powered helicopters. JSSI serves customers globally and manages maintenance services through its worldwide infrastructure of certified technical advisors.

OPMAS group

At OPMAS, we have dealt with aircraft customs handling for more than two decades. This is the only service we provide. We are not involved in financing, offshore tax structures, tax planning or yachting etc. Over these last 20 years, we have learned that long-term local presence and knowhow are essential when it comes to aircraft importation and admission in order to avoid unpleasant surprises. Our experienced acquired knowledge and strong and invaluable handling with the Danish authorities ensure a smooth handling process.

Denmark has the very best reputation both within the EU and worldwide. Denmark is further number one on the Transparency List over the least corrupt nations in the world. We are known always to implement all EU-directives promptly and 100% by the book without ANY bending of the rules in favour of local companies. Denmark is the only member state involved in aircraft importation or admission, which is not considered a tax haven.

We have an extensive legal, aviation and administrative background. Our founder and CEO, Lasse Rungholm, is an aviation lawyer (L) and commercial airline pilot (ATPL, EASA and FAA) with more than 20 years of experience in these fields. Denmark has been the member state of choice for these procedures for a long time and our local presence and detailed knowledge of the systems mean that any proposed change in legislation can be easily detected and implemented. We are not strangers setting up shop in a foreign jurisdiction. We know that one of our strongest assets is our extensive local knowledge and long experience working with the authorities.

We are a FULL-SERVICE provider – with no exceptions – and we will support you in any situation. You will never walk alone.

Please, contact us regarding your situation – we will advise you of the best solution for our situation and needs. For more information go to: www.opmas.dk.



Every 10 seconds an Embraer-manufactured aircraft takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year. Since its inception nearly 50 years ago, Embraer has boldly and consistently revolutionized the commercial, defense, agricultural and business aviation segments – and now, as one of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, Embraer also boasts the broadest portfolio of business jets in the market. Our beautifully designed, brilliantly engineered aircraft continuously blaze new trails, and when it comes to delivering the ultimate in value and customer experience, Embraer is in a class by itself. We take on our customers’ challenges and apply fresh, innovative perspectives to create solutions that enable our clients to outperform. That’s Embraer’s mission, and that’s what truly makes all the difference.

Our world-class lineup of extraordinary business aircraft includes the entry-level Phenom 100, the trailblazing Phenom 300 light jet, the revolutionary Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 medium-cabin jets, the large Legacy 650E and the ultra-large Lineage 1000E. Embraer’s global business jet fleet exceeds 1,100 aircraft, which are in operation in more than 70 countries  all supported by the world’s No. 1-ranked product support team and more than 70 owned and authorized service centers.

Embraer is a global company headquartered in Brazil with businesses in commercial aviation, defense and security, executive aviation, agricultural aviation and aircraft services and support. Our industrial units, offices, service facilities and parts distribution centers, among other activities, span across the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Embraer Executive Jets’ expansive North American campus is located in Melbourne, Florida, and includes an ultramodern Global Customer Center, a 75,000-square-foot Engineering & Technology Center and state-of-the-art production facilities for the Phenom 100, Phenom 300, Legacy 450 and Legacy 500.


ExecuJet is a leading global business aviation organisation offering a diverse range of services including aircraft management for private and commercial registered aircraft, aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft completions management and fixed base operations. ExecuJet has operations in six regions – Africa, Asia Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. ExecuJet manages 165 business jets worldwide under the most stringent safety standards. Its commercial fleet is operated under the regulatory umbrella of seven regional civil aviation issued air operating certificates (AOCs). ExecuJet has many authorised maintenance facilities throughout four regions, certified to work on most business jets. ExecuJet operates 25 world-class FBO facilities worldwide. ExecuJet is part of the Luxaviation Group.

Global Jet Capital

With approximately $2.5 billion in assets under management and the additional current committed capacity to lend, Global Jet Capital has the expertise, financial strength, industry relationships, and infrastructure necessary to offer a variety of flexible leasing and financing solutions at the speed the market requires. We currently serve nearly all jurisdictions and have the capital and expertise to meet the needs of today's rapidly expanding and diversifying private jet owners and operators.


Jetcraft is the leader in international aircraft sales, marketing and ownership strategies, managing and maintaining over 20 regional offices globally. The company’s unparalleled success over more than 50 years in business aviation has earned it a world-class reputation, along with an exceptional customer base, a wide network of connections and one of the largest inventories within the industry.


Rolls-Royce designs, develops, manufactures and services integrated power systems for use in the air, on land and at sea. We are one of the world’s leading producers of aero engines for large civil aircraft and corporate jets. We are the second largest provider of defense aero engines and services in the world. For land and sea markets, reciprocating engines and systems from Rolls-Royce are in marine, distributed energy, oil & gas, rail and off-highway vehicle applications. In nuclear, we have a strong instrumentation, product and service capability in both civil power and submarine propulsion.



“I have been coming to CJI Dubai for 3 or 4 years. I personally feel this is one of the best, if not the best, conference I attended compared to other conferences / venues”
Khalid Sarih, Collins Aerospace



“Fantastic event. Very well organised with interesting speakers and a good choice of relevant topics. Perfect venue and very good networking”
Mark Kammer, Dynamic Advanced Training LLC




Companies that attended in 2019:

ACASS | AEG FUELS | Air Charter Service | AIR Magazine | Airbus Corporate Jets | Altitudes Arabia | ArcosJet | Asian Sky Group | Aviation Horizons Ltd | Aviation International News | Avinode Group | Besso Insurance Group Limited | Bombardier Aviation | Boston Corporate Services (DIFC) Limited | CAE | Chapman Freeborn | Clyde & Co | Collins Aerospace | Dassault Aviation | DC Aviation Al-Futtaim | Delta World Charter | Donald H. Bunker & Associates | Dubai South | Dynamic Advanced Training LLC | ECC AVIATION | Embraer | Empire Aviation Group | ENOC | Equiom Group | ExecuJet | Falcon Aviation Services | FlightSafety International | Fly Aviation Services | Flying Group Middle East | Gama Aviation | Gateley | GE Aviation | Global Jet Capital, Inc | Global Jet Centre | Gogo Business Aviation | G-OPS | GSS – Global Service Solution | Gulf Wings | Gulfstream Aerospace | HADID International Services | HAECO | Honeywell | Hot Media | iJET | IQ-EQ | Jet Aviation | Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) | Jetcraft | Jetex | JettySet | Kennedys Law | Legion Air | Liberty Aviation DWC – LLC | Maples Group | Martyn Fiddler Aviation | McLarens Aviation | MedAire | MHS Aviation GMBH | NASJET | NetJets | OPMAS ApS | Pab AirWing | Pelican Air Charter DWC LLC | Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP | Pratt & Whitney Canada | Remote Diagnostic Technologies Ltd | Rolls-Royce | Royal Jet | Satcom Direct | SATYS MIDDLE EAST | Supreme Jet | Swiss Aviation Consulting | The Wall Street Journal | UAS International Trip Support | UBS Switzerland AG | Universal Weather and Aviation | Universal Weather and Aviation Inc. | Vedder Price | Watson Farley & Williams | Wingman Consultants | Zenith Airways