Aircraft acceptance milestone for FlairJet
FlairJet has completed its 20th Embraer aircraft acceptance and/or delivery at the end of September. Since 2009, the UK operator 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 Manufacturer Serial Number 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 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,” said Colin Steven, vice president Marketing and Sales – Europe, Middle-East and Africa, Embraer Executive Jets.