FlairJet celebrates milestone of 20th Embraer aircraft acceptance.

Tuesday 23rd October 2012

FlairJet, the London Oxford Airport-based business charter and management company, completed its 20th Embraer aircraft acceptance and/or delivery at the end of September.

Since 2009, FlairJet has taken the responsibility for delivery flights or acceptances of eight Phenom 100s, ten Phenom 300s, a Legacy 600 and an Embraer Lineage for themselves and third party customers. This year has been the busiest year thus far with FlairJet personnel carrying out the technical acceptance of seven new aircraft.

The most recent was Phenom 300 Serial No. 117. Technical acceptance was completed on 27th September and the aircraft arrived in the UK on 1st October after a four day, 8,000 nm delivery from Embraer's Sao Jose dos Campos facilities to London Oxford Airport. The routing took in Belem, Barbados, Fort Lauderdale, Bangor and Goose Bay prior to the transatlantic crossing to Keflavik and the final legs to the UK. The acceptance and delivery process was carried out by Captain Mike Chamberlain, FlairJet's Ground Operations Director and Safety Manager, and First Officer David Taylor, one of the company's Duty Operations Managers.

"This was a textbook acceptance and delivery. The acceptance process was completed in two and a half days and the delivery ran exactly to schedule. We were blessed with generally good weather throughout the delivery and the aircraft behaved impeccably," commented Mike Chamberlain. "We even managed to tweet our progress throughout."

"This was a very special acceptance for us being our 20th Embraer aircraft acceptance," said FlairJet CEO and Founder, David Fletcher. "Over the last three years we have built up a fantastic relationship with Embraer, based on mutual respect and professionalism. We are proud to have been there at the outset with the Phenom programme and watch with pride how it has matured and developed over the last three years.

"FlairJet is a good ambassador for Embraer Executive Jets' aircraft and we are pleased to celebrate with them this important milestone and market acceptance of our products here in the region," stated Colin Steven, Vice President Marketing and Sales - Europe, Middle-East and Africa, Embraer Executive Jets.

"FlairJet has established an unrivalled expertise in the acceptance and delivery of Embraer aircraft and now has a number of experienced delivery pilots who we can call upon. We are well placed to assist clients with the complexities of the process and with their on-going training needs, both during and after the delivery," added David Fletcher.

Photo caption:First Officer David Taylor, FlairJet Duty Operations Manager (third from left) and Captain Mike Chamberlain, FlairJet Ground Operations Director and Safety Manager (seventh from left), celebrate with Embraer Aircraft engineers and contract team members including Daniel Durand, Paula Staciarini, Evelyn Cendrette, Eduardo Bessa, Claudia Coutinho and Andre Linuesa.

Three years young in December, FlairJet has bucked the trend in Europe's light jet fraternity and grown its team from four to 25 personnel. The company is profitable and recently doubled the office space at its Oxford Airport HQ. It is considering a second UK airport home in 2013.


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