Titan Aviation Sponsors 3rd Annual Aviation Asset Management Middle East Conference

Titan Aviation is sponsoring the 3rd Annual “Aviation Asset Management in the Middle East” conference which is going to be held on the 10th of November 2011 in Novotel World Trade Centre Dubai, UAE.

The event will provide the platform for high level debate, exchange of ideas and information as well as extensive networking opportunities for aviation executives from the Middle East and around the world.

The highlights of the conference will include topics like Legal aspects of aircraft leasing disputes, Traps and Pitfalls in Aircraft Lease Agreements, Aircraft Leasing and Lessor’s tools to protect the Value of an Aircraft Asset and Major advantages of financing aircraft in off-shore jurisdictions having adopted the Cape Town Convention. “Being in the business of Aircraft Sales and Management, it’s our pleasure to sponsor an event like this which focuses on providing efficient Aviation Asset Management concept, which is of great importance to the high value asset owners during difficult financial times.” says Capt. Sakeer C. Sheik, Managing Director of Titan Aviation, who is also one of the prominent speakers at the conference.

“The financial crisis has forced many owners to get rid of their private jets which are high value at the same time high expenditure causing assets, but if managed properly they can be used as supporting tools for the growth of business during difficult financial times and this is where efficient asset management professionals like us play a role.” adds Capt. Sakeer.


Titan Aviation Takes Delivery of Its First Phenom 100 Jet

Phenom 100 helps Titan Aviation expand its presence in India

São José dos Campos, June 22, 2011 – Embraer has delivered a Phenom 100 executive jet to Titan Aviation, a global aviation specialty service provider headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, during a ceremony held at the Company’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil. This is the first Phenom 100 that Titan Aviation will manage and operate on behalf of an undisclosed customer based in India, widening Titan’s operations in that country. This delivery increases Titan’s portfolio of Embraer managed and/or operated Executive Jets to a total of four aircraft, which includes three Legacy 600s.

Two additional Phenom 100s are expected to join Titan’s fleet next year. “Titan Aviation has become a great friend and business partner of Embraer Executive Jets, and we are confident that the management and operation of this aircraft is in very good hands,” said José Costas, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Asia Pacific – Executive Jets. “We look forward to continue strengthening our relationship with Titan Aviation and having more such mutually beneficial partnerships both in India and elsewhere around the world.”

“Titan Aviation worked very closely with Embraer in concluding the sale and delivery of this Phenom 100 on behalf of its customer, and we find Embraer to be very supportive in satisfying the requirements of our customer. It’s a pleasure to deal with Embraer Executive Jets,” said Mr. Sajad Mohamed, CEO of Titan Aviation.

Titan Aviation recently organized the first ever “Business Aircraft Static Display Show”, in Cochin, April 30 and May 1, 2011, in which Embraer participated with its Phenom 100 jet, resulting in one potential customer of Titan Aviation signing up to buy a Phenom 100. “We look forward to working closely with Embraer to conclude the sale of this Phenom 100, as well, and to taking our relationship to new heights,” Mr. Sajad Mohamed added. Over 30 orders for Phenom 100 have been placed by customers in India, so far. The first was delivered in November 2010, and four more since then. This brings the current fleet of Embraer Executive Jets based in India to fifteen, since the delivery of the first Legacy aircraft in 2005.

These include a Lineage 1000, which was granted type certification by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India, in April 2011, nine Legacy 600s with the Indian Air Force, Border Security Forces and private corporations, as well as five Phenom 100s. Embraer has also appointed Indamer Pvt. Ltd., in Mumbai, and Airworks in Delhi, as Embraer Authorized Service Centers (EASC) to provide operators in India with maintenance, repair and overhaul services.

These appointments are further supported by the presence of a dedicated Embraer Field Service Representative based in Mumbai, as well as a 24-hour Customer Contact Center located at the Company’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil, to provide assistance to Embraer’s Executive Jets customers anywhere in the world, at any time of the day.


Titan Aviation Becomes Cayman Civil Aviation-approved CAMO Unit

Titan Aviation, an aviation industry services provider based in Dubai with operations worldwide has been approved by Cayman Civil Aviation Authority as a Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Organization (CAMO) unit as per Overseas Territories Aviation Requirements (OTAR) Part 39.

This approval enables Titan Aviation to monitor and maintain the aircraft flown under Cayman Islands registry. Titan Aviation operates a fleet of Cayman Islands registered aircraft on behalf of the owners which are based in the Middle East and India. On being awarded the approval, Mr. Javed Ahmed, Technical Coordinator and Airworthiness Manager of the company pointed out that approval to function as a CAMO unit enables Titan Aviation to satisfy the regulatory requirements and in addition it also ensures safe and reliable operations for the owners. “This is crucial for us since we are very keen to ensure that our aircraft owners are always protected and fly in aircraft that are maintained to the highest standards of safety; so this approval is an additional value added service offer from us to our valuable clients”.
“We thank the Cayman Civil Aviation Authorities for establishing regulations that supports private aircraft operations and with our experience of dealing with them since last few years we can say that the officials are certainly knowledgeable and are very interactive and communicative, which makes the operations continue uninterrupted”.

Titan Aviation has inducted competent and knowledgeable team members into the Maintenance and Planning department to ensure strict adherence to the regulations. The company also expects to offer this service to more aircraft owners in the Region and is already in talks to induct a Lineage 1000, Gulfstream 200 and Legacy 600 into the managed fleet to be registered under Cayman Civil Aviation Authority. The company is also in the process of securing OTAR 125 approval from the Cayman Civil Aviation Authority to undertake complete flight operations supervision of its managed fleet of aircraft.


Titan Aviation Participates in Heli Tourism Conference in Cochin, India

Titan Aviation India participated in the recently concluded Heli Tourism Conference held in Cochin International Airport in Kerala on 15th Feb 2011. Main motto of the event was to explore viability of Helicopter Operations in Kerala. Kerala being a prominent tourist state with influx of considerable amount of International as well as Domestic tourists there is a need to provide faster and reliable connectivity between tourist spots which is only possible by means of Helicopter Charter Operations due to the nature of Kerala’s landscape.


During the conference it was extensively discussed that apart from of Heli Tourism flights between prominent tourist spots there is also wide scope for Helicopter Charter Services for activities like Pilgrimage Tourism, Air Ambulance, Emergency Evacuations and helicopter charter services between Cochin and Lakshadweep Islands.

“Kerala has a huge potential for Heli Tourism within the State as well as interstate travel between Kerala and other states in the region like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Goa. As the stake holders of Kerala Aviation industry and local Airport authorities are keen to support and promote Heli Tourism and Business Aviation Industry there are lots of opportunities for aviation service companies like Titan Aviation India who are gearing up to provide Helicopter Charter Service in Kerala as well as Air Charter Service between Kerala and other states in India” says Cptn. Sakeer Sheik, MD, Titan Aviation who was also a speaker at the conference.


Titan Aviation Shows Gulf Medevac Interest and Eyes San Marino AOC

Titan Aviation, which manages its worldwide operations from Dubai, is edging closer to securing an AOC in San Marino while continuing to develop its business in the UAE and India. As reported in EBAN last month, the company recently added a Global 6000 to its managed fleet. A Phenom 100 is also expected to arrive in Q4 of this year, at which point the San Marino AOC should be finalized.

“Both the Middle East and Indian arms of Titan Aviation are important to us,” says MD Sakeer Sheik. With the Middle East Global 5000 we have a lot of high net worth clients to look after and we are also in the process of starting medevac operations.

“We are looking beyond the Middle East and at medevac aircraft that can also be converted into a VIP charter aircraft. We will use a Hawker 900XP and Challenger 6D5, and this will form our nest expansion plan, out of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.”

Titan Aviation is partnering with a large hospital group in UAE, the first step towards a fully-fledged medevac operation, as Sheik explains: The second step is to make ourselves available to other parties that require such services. Royal Jet used to operate a lot of medevac flights but is no longer active in this business. We want to get in there, with the right kind of aircraft.

“A Challenger can fly seven hours, which would be ideal to cover some parts of Europe and some parts of Africa. So we have a long range, non- stop aircraft and we have a medium range aircraft that can cater to the Asian market and the eastern European market.”

Sheik also reveals that he is planning to add four more managed aircraft to the fleet before the end of the year. Aircraft management is a serious focus in our business and we have a lot of thrust in that area, he says. “We have hired fames Coak, who has work experience in the GCC in the charter department. He comes with a lot of experience having worked at Rotana, Falcon and Gulf Wings. He will drive forward the expansion plans we have in the charter and management division.”