G350s for NAS

Saudi Arabia’s National Air Services has signed a letter of intent with Gulfstream Aerospace to order three Gulfstream G350 business-jet aircraft.


Saudi Arabia’s National Air Services (NAS) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Gulfstream Aerospace to order three large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G350 business-jet aircraft.



The only licensed private aircraft operator in Saudi Arabia, NAS has its operational headquarters in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, and satellite offices in Cairo, Riyadh and Bahrain. The company currently operates a total of 27 aircraft, including three Gulfstream GIV/GIV-SP and three Gulfstream G300 models.



“This purchase is the latest in a series of transactions between our two organizations, and considering the ongoing exponential rate of growth we are experiencing, I have no doubt that we will be securing further Gulfstream aircraft in the very near future for our NetJets Middle East fleet,” said Mohammed Al Zeer, NAS President and CEO.



The LOI states that all three G350 aircraft will be scheduled for delivery in 2007, with one aircraft scheduled for delivery each of the first three quarters.



Introduced in February 2004, the G350 received its US Federal Aviation Administration type certificate in November, 2004. In March of this year, the European Aviation Safety Agency validated the FAA certification, enabling the G350 to be registered in any of the 25 European Union countries. The first G350 business jet is scheduled to enter service in the third quarter of this year.