Deer Jet and UAS conclude share acquisition agreement
Synergy of leading industry players to boost business and yield significant benefits for international clients.

Global business aviation company Deer Jet has concluded the acquisition of major shares of UAS International Trip Support (UAS). Deer Jet has become the major shareholder of the global flight support solutions provider.

The agreement was completed ahead of MEBAA Show 2016 on Monday, December 5 by UAS’ existing shareholders and Deer Jet Chairman and President Zhang Peng. UAS Group executive management continues under the leadership of both Co-Owners/Founders Mr. Mohammed Husary as Executive President alongside Mr. Omar Hosari as Chief Executive Officer.

First announced at NBAA-BACE 2016 in October with a view to finalizing by the end of 2016, the strategic alliance is set to massively benefit the two industry heavy-weights and their clients by significantly improving their capabilities and accelerating strategic goals to enhance international business aviation flights and user experience.

(L to R): Mr Mohsen Felo, UAS Co-Owner/Founder, Mr. Omar Hosari, UAS Co-Owner/Founder and CEO, Mr. Zhang Peng, Deer Jet Chairman and CEO, Mr. Mohammed Husary, UAS Co-Owner/Founder and Executive President, Mr. Mike Mamoun Milli UAS Co-Owner/Founder.

UAS is now the flight support partner for the impressive fleet of 90 aircraft that Deer Jet operates and manages. The fleet includes the world’s only BBJ 787 in VVIP configuration - the 'Dream Jet'. Deer Jet operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of HNA Group, a Fortune 500 company, and by joining the Deer Jet family, UAS will have more opportunities to serve the group’s airlines.

“We’re delighted that this partnership is now ratified, it is the result of a long period of discussion and negotiation between our two companies," said Mr. Mohammed Husary, UAS Co-Owner/Founder and Executive President. "We are also extremely pleased to have such a pioneering and successful partner as Deer Jet is a major boon for UAS’ global strategic objectives. Our two companies reach and expertise will have a massive impact on the solutions we can both offer,” he added.

Mr. Omar Hosari, UAS Co-Owner/Founder and Chief Executive Officer, said: “This partnership was designed to facilitate both UAS and Deer Jet’s ambitions to increase our influence in the international aviation industry. From an operational viewpoint, we’ve ironed out the finer points and are currently finalizing our mid to long-term business plan. Our clients can now expect a broadened range of services delivered to the same levels of efficiency, quality, and operational excellence they have come to expect from us.”

“We are delighted to conclude the share acquisition of UAS and very excited to see the valuable synergies our companies are about to create in the near future," said Mr. Zhang Peng, Chairman and President of Deer Jet. "After founding Hong Kong Jet, and acquiring shares of Asia Jet, Hawker Pacific and UAS, Deer Jet will continue to expand its global range through strategic partnerships with the best companies in the world of business aviation. For the second consecutive year, Deer Jet has been selected as the World’s Leading Private Jet Charter by the World Travel Awards (WTA), a strong statement on our longstanding leadership and firm commitment towards excellence in service."

UAS announces Top Global Vendors of 2016

In further news, UAS announced the 2016 winners of the UAS Ground Handler and Fuel Supplier of the Year Awards.

Launched in 2015, the awards celebrate and reward UAS’ top-performing industry partners in every continental area it serves.

The UAS Ground Handler and Fuel Supplier of the Year Awards are an important method of both honoring outstanding partners and reassuring UAS’ international client base of heads of state, VVIPs, Fortune Global 500 companies, and business jet operators, of the company’s stringent quality assurance processes throughout its supply chain. The awards selection is based on client satisfaction reports instigated by UAS Procurement department. UAS follows a strict selection process when choosing vendors based on an evaluation by all stakeholders involved, including client feedback and internal assessment of quality and service levels.

UAS Ground Handlers of the Year 2016 recipients:

  • JetHandling Ecuador in America

  • BidAir Sevices (Pty) Ltd in Africa

  • Pacific Airport Services in Asia

  • Harrods Aviation Ltd. in Europe, Russia, and CIS

  • DC Aviation Al Futtaim LLC in the Middle East

UAS Fuel Suppliers of the Year 2016 recipients:

  • Sol Aviation Services Limited in America

  • PUMA Energy (Aviation) S.A. in Africa

  • Q8 Aviation in Europe, Russia, and CIS

  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited in Asia

  • Shell Aviation in the Middle East

BlueSky Business Aviation News | 8th December 2016 | Issue #395