A Jordanian company has reportedly won the management contract for Iraq Gate, the first private jet company with an air operator’s certificate (AOC) in Iraq.
Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh, CEO of Arab Wings, which is part of the privately-owned International Wings Group (IWG), said:
“We established and now manage an Iraqi AOC, a company called Iraq Gate, the first business-jet AOC in Iraq. This AOC will be fully utilized by one of the major oil and gas companies in Iraq ... Iraq is expanding and we’ll add more business in terms of business aviation and maybe larger jets in 2014 ... We currently have two Hawker 800XPs and one King Air B200. Being the first business-jet operator in Iraq is not a small step. Arab Wings was chosen to establish the AOC and to manage Iraq Gate.”
Arab Wings was established in 1975 as the first private jet charter operator in the Middle East.
(Source: Aviation International News)