The first Learjet 45 for a European customer has been handed over to its new operator. Eifel Holdings, an international investment firm, will base the aircraft on Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

The aircraft "will allow us to more efficiently meet our travel requirements throughout Europe and provides us with the versatility to make transatlantic flights when needed," says Eifel Holdings chief executive Joe Moore.

John Lawson, president of sales for Bombardier Aerospace, Business Aircraft, notes that the aircraft completed the trip from the Learjet factory at Wichita, Kansas, to Jersey with just one stop, at Gander, Newfoundland.

Source: Flight Daily News