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EBACE: FlairJet passes on its Phenom expertise

FlairJet is at EBACE to pass on its expertise as the first European operator of the Embraer Phenom 100 and Phenom 300.

Oxford, UK-based FlairJet last week added Phenom 100 G-ROOB to its air operator's certificate. The aircraft is a replacement for Phenom 100 G-DRBN which has been sold to SkyShare in Poland. Chief executive David Fletcher FlairJet said: "We will be supporting SkyShare with the introduction of the Phenom into their shared ownership scheme with the supply of mentor and instructor pilots."

The 18-month-old start-up is positioning one of its two Phenom 300s to Cannes ready for the peak summer season and what it expects will be a surge in bookings from, among others, the "super yacht fraternity" who use the company to move crews and owners around the Mediterranean and Balearic Islands.

FlairJet Phenom 100, Billypix
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FlairJet, which is exhibiting in the static park with its Phenom 100 G-RAAL, operates three Phenom 100s and says it is in "advanced negotiations" to add two more aircraft this year.

The operator is also expanding its third-party training department at Oxford, which consists of three Phenom 100 and two Phenom 300 examiners. "We have identified an opportunity as more and more Phenom aircraft come into Europe, to help operators with third-party ground training on the types, importantly offering them a flexible menu format that owners and pilots can pick and choose from," said Fletcher.

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