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Roundup of Royal Brunei Airlines happenings.

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RB’S FIRST A320NEO ARRIVES IN BRUNEI
Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) commemorated the delivery of the first aircraft of its A320neo fleet during a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France. Present at the event in Toulouse was Her Excellency Datin Paduka Malai Hajah Halimah binti Malai Haji Yussof, Brunei’s Ambassador to France; Mr Karam Chand, RB CEO; Mr Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer; Awang Mohammad Nazri Mohammad Yusof, Acting Director of Brunei Department of Civil Aviation; Mr Jason Tonich, Vice President and General Manager of GE Aviation Sales; and Mrs Elsie Yamanouye, Director, Customer Program Management of Thales. The aircraft arrived at Brunei International Airport on 25 May, 2018 and was given a traditional water cannon salute and welcome.

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MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS VISITED RB’S A320NEO
RB was honoured to have several high profile visitors view its first A320neo aircraft. Among them were Yang Berhormat Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof, Minister of Communications, who toured the aircraft on 23 June, 2018. He was accompanied by RB Board of Directors, Yang Mulia Dr Awang Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin and Yang Mulia Awang Hj Khairuddin bin Haji Abdul Hamid.

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LAUNCHING OF RB’S NEW BRUNEI-NANNING SCHEDULED SERVICE
RB launched its new scheduled services between Nanning and Brunei at the Admiral City Mall on 25 June, 2018. Present at the press conference were Mr Karam Chand, RB CEO and Wu Chun, International Brand Ambassador for RB together with representatives from Guangxi Airport Management Group, Nanning Wuxu International Airport and Nanning Tourism. The event was part of RB’s promotional event in collaboration with its local partners to promote Brunei as a holiday destination.

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RB STAFF RECEIVES HONORARY MEDALS
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah consented to bestow the Pingat Indah Kerja Baik (PIKB), or the Meritorious Service Medal, to several of RB’s staff in a ceremony on 7 May, 2018. They were Awang Rosli Sidek, Deputy Head of Engineering; Awang Hj Zaini Hj Abd Rahman, Manager Special Projects; Awang Kamal Hj Serudin, Quality Assurance Manager; Ms Evelyn Ang Bee Hua, former Country Manager (Brunei); and Ms Woo Geok Ting, former Payroll Controller.

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SIGNING CEREMONY WITH BIBD AND BAIDURI BANK
Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) signed two financing deals for eight aircraft worth over BND1.3 billion with Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) and Baiduri Bank on 29 May, 2018. RB inked the Islamic financing of one Boeing 787-8 aircraft and five Airbus A320neo with BIBD, whilst a conventional financing of two Airbus A320neo was with Baiduri Bank. Present to witness the event held at the Brunei International Airport were: Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Paduka Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah, Minister of Finance II and the Guest of Honour; Mr Karam Chand, RB CEO; Mr Mubashar Khokhar, Managing Director of Bank Islam; and Mr Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank.

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TITLE SPONSOR FOR ROYAL BRUNEI ASIA ENDURO SERIES 2018
An official signing ceremony for organisers involved in the Asia Enduro Series 2018 was held on 12 June, 2018. Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) was announced as the Title Sponsor and the Official Airline for the race. Present in the event were Mr Jason Pickett, Director of Kingdom Rides + Adventures; Mr Martin Aeberli, RB Executive General Manager – Commercial; and Yang Mulia Awang Wardi bin Hj Mohammad Ali, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Tourism). The Royal Brunei Asia Enduro Series 2018 will take place on 29 and 30 September, 2018.

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