Altitudes Arabia March/April 2009 edition
The biological definition of synapsis conceals its broader meaning: the bringing together of critical elements to produce something that will grow and flourish. Hence its choice for the business aviation development & advisory company established by Karim Hijazi, an eleven year veteran of the aviation sector with specific experience in military aircraft and helicopters.
Along with business operations and management consulting, Air Synapsis is equipped to advise on aircraft evaluation and brokerage, coining its customized solutions as 'smart prestige'. In addition to work in the UAE, which most notably included organisation of the EADS Socata TBM 850 presentation in Dubai in April 2007, Air Synapsis has worked on projects in Namibia, the Congo, Pakistan, India, Austria, France and Australia.
Recent activities have included contributing to a conference on fractional ownership and VLJ operational issues in the Middle East, supporting the introduction of the first privately owned Piaggio Avanti II in the UAE, mediation on the development of distribution facilities and FBO capitalisation, and aircraft and helicopter brokerage (with a focus on private deals and bank repossessed aircraft).