London Stansted-based Titan Airways is bringing a Legacy 650 into service as it fine tunes a new brand to emphasise a growing focus on the corporate aviation market.
"We expect to benefit in the marketplace from being the first operator in the UK to accept delivery of this large cabin, transatlantic-capable twinjet," says ceo Gene Willson. "Titan will manage crew and operate third party charter flights on behalf of its private owner."
Willson says the Legacy 650 will be based at Stansted at the Inflite FBO. It will complement Titan's King Air 350 and its 44-seat vip Boeing 737-300 which will operate under the new Titan Airways Executive brand.
Willson says the 650 was chosen because it offers sophisticated Honeywell avionics and a new Primus Elite flight deck. He adds: "It boasts a range of 3,900nm with four passengers, or 3,800nm with eight passengers."
Commercial director Alastair Kiernan says: "This aircraft is going to be a star in our fleet for corporate and leisure groups alike. Like our other aircraft it will be available for short notice, rapid response charter."