SkyJet Aviation Services was incorporated on March 7, 2006 and is headquartered in Kaduna, Nigeria with offices in Abuja and Lagos Nigeria and Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
SkyJet is fully licensed, insured, and approved by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority for commercial aircraft charter operations with our fleet of:
- 1 Gulfstream GIV SP (13 passengers)
- 3 Embraer Legacys (13 passengers)
- 1 Hawker Beechcraft 800XP (9 passengers)
- 1 Hawker Beechcraft 900XP (9 passengers)
- 1 Learjet 45XR (9 passengers)
The company has a current Aircraft Operating Certificate (AOC) from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and an Aircraft Maintenance Organization Certificate (AMO) from NCAA and San Marino.
Chairman, Alhaji Kashim B. Shettima established SkyJet Aviation to provide a professional, first class, and safe Air Charter service within Nigeria and in the African sub region. The company commenced operations with one aircraft and today, with a mix fleet of seven aircraft, is able to provide charter service into Europe and the Middle East, in addition to all the surrounding African countries.
SkyJet values personnel training and has a team of expatriates and Nigerian pilots who attend recurrent flight training at Flight Safety International and CAE on a regular basis. Our flight attendants all have received excellent training and present a precise work style emphasizing safety first, as well as being very capable of providing good service to our customers.
SkyJet has established an experienced Aircraft Sales division specializing in new and pre-owned aircraft. Our salesmen have over 30 years of aircraft and helicopter sales and operations experience in Africa. SkyJet is the Authorized Sales Representative for Gulfstream Aerospace for the major African markets including Nigeria.
SkyJet built a brand-new modern office complex and passenger terminal, as well as an excellent, well-equipped hangar and Aircraft Maintenance facility in Kaduna, Nigeria. SkyJet is capable of performing third-party maintenance for our Embraer and Hawker Beechcraft customers. Our expatriates and Nigerian engineers undergo regular factory authorized training to remain up to date with the current trends in the aviation maintenance industry.
The company also provides Aircraft Management service to aircraft owners who prefer not to manage their own aircraft. For an example, we will provide fully trained flight crews, flight attendants, continuous airworthiness, maintenance scheduling, aircraft cleaning, handle all registration requirements, insurance, aircraft cleaning, etc.
Mr Shirish Raval, Managing Director for SkyJet, has over 30 years of aviation experience mostly in Nigeria and Africa, of which over 20 years is in senior management. His experience is inclusive of commercial, operational, maintenance and administration.