NetJets Europe Phenom 300 flies into London City
NetJets Europe has obtained certification to operate its Signature Series Phenom 300 business jet at London City Airport.
NetJets Europe is the largest private operator at the airport, accounting for over half of all traffic. In 2014 alone, NetJets completed 374 flights out of London.
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Mark Wilson, NetJets Europe president and COO says: “Private aviation continues to play a key role in the city, especially with London emerging as the economic growth engine not only for the UK, but also Europe. Our fractional ownership model is an unrivalled business tool when customers have access to over 100 aircraft across Europe, serving more than 900 airports across the continent. Commercial airlines are unable to offer the same level of flexibility and choice – meaning NetJets Europe is more relevant than ever before.”
NetJets Europe worked closely with the aviation authorities to obtain certification for the Phenom 300 to fly to London City Airport.
Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport said: “NetJets Europe continues to play a significant role in the development of the private aviation market in the UK and Europe. We are pleased to see standards being raised further with the certification of the Phenom 300. Its arrival at the Jet Centre offers a new flying experience to our customers.”
“Those choosing to fly into London City are choosing the nearest airport to central London – just four miles from Canary Wharf, seven miles from the City and nine miles from Mayfair – and can enjoy our 90 second promise from aircraft to car,” added Collier. “It is therefore a perfect fit to announce the new light jet aircraft of choice for discerning travellers, at the private jet centre of choice in the UK’s capital. We look forward to welcoming NetJets’ Phenom 300 passengers and helping to make their journey special.”
NetJets placed an order for 125 Phenom 300 aircraft – including sixty firm orders – as part of a $17.6 billion investment in its 700-strong global fleet. There are currently 36 aircraft flying globally, each one has been custom fitted with NetJets’ Signature Series interiors.
“We are very delighted to celebrate this milestone with NetJets Europe. The Phenom 300 is the top performer in its class, and the ideal aircraft for airports like London City,” says Peter Griffith, Embraer vice president, marketing and sales, Europe and Africa. “It’s our commitment to support our customers in their operation with Embraer’s ample European support organisation, and I’m confident that the Phenom 300, now operated from and to London City, will be a real game-changer for NetJets’ European customers.”
Last year, NetJets obtained permission for its Bombardier Global 6000 long range business jet to fly into London City Airport.