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FlairJet ponders a second base for 2013
FlairJet has enjoyed its busiest year yet, notching up its 20th Embraer aircraft acceptance or delivery at the end of September.

FlairJet has enjoyed its busiest year yet, notching up its 20th Embraer aircraft acceptance or delivery at the end of September.

The London Oxford Airport-based charter and management company has, since 2009, taken responsibility for delivery flights or acceptances of eight Phenom 100s, 10 Phenom 300s, a Legacy 600 and an Embraer Lineage, for itself and third party customers.

FlairJet personnel have carried out the technical acceptance of seven new aircraft so far this year, most recently a Phenom 300. Following technical acceptance at the end of September, the aircraft arrived in the UK after a four-day, 8,000nm trip from Embraer's Sao Jose dos Campos facilities. The route took in Belem, Barbados, Fort Lauderdale, Bangor and Goose Bay prior to the transatlantic crossing to Keflavik and the final legs to the UK. Acceptance and delivery was carried out by Capt Mike Chamberlain, FlairJet's ground ops director and safety manager, and first officer David Taylor.

"This was a textbook acceptance and delivery. We were blessed with generally good weather and the aircraft behaved impeccably," reports Chamberlain. "We even managed to tweet our progress throughout."

FlairJet ceo and founder David Fletcher adds: "This was very special for us being our 20th Embraer aircraft acceptance. Over the last three years we have built up a fantastic relationship with Embraer; we are proud to have been there at the outset with the Phenom programme."

FlairJet reports that by being profitable, it has bucked the trend in Europe's light jet fraternity, and is considering a second UK airport home in 2013.

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