Business Wire

Flexjet to Expand International Operations Led by Industry Veteran Raymond Jones

23.5.2016 06:00 | Business Wire

Del

Flexjet LLC, offering travelers access to the world’s most luxurious fleet of private jets, today disclosed additional details of its planned international expansion. Through a fleet of U.S. and European-based aircraft, Flexjet will provide point-to-point global travel capabilities for Flexjet Owners. In addition, international private jet travelers will soon be able to participate in Flexjet programs providing them with access to some of the world’s most desirable private aircraft as well as Flexjet’s renowned levels of service.

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160522005055/en/

Michael Silvestro, left, Chief Executive Officer of Flexjet, and Ray Jones, right, Managing Director ...

Michael Silvestro, left, Chief Executive Officer of Flexjet, and Ray Jones, right, Managing Director International at Flexjet, announced their international expansion plans on the eve of EBACE 2016. (Photo: Business Wire)

Flexjet’s European operations will come via an acquisition of a company with an existing operating certificate. A letter of intent has been signed and a purchase is expected to close later this year, with the first European-based aircraft to be in operation by year’s end.

London-based Raymond Jones, recognized for his accomplishments as a Senior Vice President of sales with Bombardier, will spearhead international operations as Flexjet’s Managing Director –International. Jones is a former Royal Air Force Squadron Leader and holds a Master’s degree in Air Transport Management from City University, London. Jones became familiar with Flexjet when it was owned by Bombardier. In 2013, Flexjet was acquired by Directional Aviation, which was founded in 1981 and is home to the most respected portfolio of private aviation companies around the globe.

“We will serve the global marketplace with programs and services that are astutely tailored to the needs of private jet travelers, while also offering our North American base of shared aircraft Owners the ability to travel internationally without ever having to leave the Flexjet family,” said Flexjet Chairman Kenneth Ricci, who made the announcement in advance of the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE). “Ray Jones’ all-encompassing knowledge of the international market will afford us a tremendous advantage as we establish a significant operation here in Europe.”

Jones said, “I have long admired Kenn Ricci’s vision for Flexjet’s expansion and am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the company’s international operations. Flexjet is making private jet travel between North America and the international domain more accessible than ever, and is introducing an unprecedented level of service quality into the market. I look forward to working with the superb team Kenn has assembled, internationally and in the U.S.”

Flexjet’s international operations under the direction of Jones will begin by:

  • Providing international travel solutions for U.S. shareowners: Increasingly, Flexjet’s North American Owners are using Flexjet’s growing fleet of long-range, large-cabin aircraft such as the Bombardier Global Express and Gulfstream G450 for transatlantic travel. Flexjet’s large-cabin aircraft will be augmented by the company’s European program of light-jet aircraft suited for regional point-to-point travel. The initial pan-European fleet of eight (8) aircraft will be based in London, Paris and two additional cities to be selected by year-end. The powerful pairing between long-range, large-cabin aircraft and light-cabin aircraft will allow North American owners to remain within the Flexjet family when traveling globally.
  • Creating unique travel solutions for international travelers: Continuing its heritage of tailored program solutions, Flexjet will offer premium on-demand and bespoke membership programs in Europe. These programs will target a per-mile cost comparable to turbo-prop and ultra-light jet European offerings. The highly efficient Nextant 400XTi has been selected as the model aircraft to achieve this mark. Access to a dedicated fleet of Nextant 400XTi aircraft is expected to be offered on a limited basis through select charter brokers.

    In addition, Flexjet will offer tailored international programs that appeal to a segment of the market looking to exit whole-aircraft ownership as well as users of charter services looking to transition to a more personalized offering.
  • Handcrafted European fleet of Nextant 400XTi aircraft: The Nextant 400XTi outperforms all other light jets in nearly every category with a 2,003-nautical mile (3,710 km) range and a cruising speed of 460 nautical miles per hour (740 km per hour). It also has a seating configuration that allows for the most legroom of any light jet in production. The Nextant 400XTi also boasts significantly reduced carbon emissions compared to other light jets and noise compliance that exceeds Stage IV requirements to make it the perfect aircraft for Flexjet Owners with European travel needs.

    Each handcrafted Flexjet Nextant 400XTi interior will feature a full refreshment center, fully enclosed aft lavatory, sofa and spacious club seating. Wi-Fi® connectivity will ensure nonstop productivity.

“Flexjet’s expanded global operations will offer a broad level of flexibility, choice and service that we feel will resonate well in this sophisticated marketplace,” added Ricci. “Our approach will establish Flexjet as a true international operator, providing Flexjet Owners with point-to-point access throughout the world.”

About Flexjet

Flexjet first entered the shared jet ownership market in 1995, and celebrated its 20th anniversary in May 2015. Flexjet offers shared jet ownership and leasing. Flexjet’s shared aircraft program is the first in the world to be recognized as achieving the Air Charter Safety Foundation’s Industry Audit Standard, and Flexjet is the first and only company to be honored with its 17th FAA Diamond Award for Excellence. Flexjet’s shared aircraft program fields an exclusive array of business aircraft—some of the youngest in the shared jet industry, with an average age of approximately six years—including their LXi Cabin Collection consisting of the Learjet 75LXi, Challenger 350, the Embraer Legacy 450, Global Express and the Gulfstream G450, G500 and G650, and the Aerion AS2 supersonic business jets. In addition, the overall jet collection includes the Embraer Phenom 300, Challenger 300 and Challenger 605. Flexjet is a member of the Directional Aviation family of companies. For more details on innovative programs and flexible offerings, visit www.flexjet.com or follow us on Twitter @Flexjet and on Instagram @FlexjetLLC.

Contact information

The Hubbell Group, Inc.
Nicholas Parmelee, +1 216-406-5602 (cell)
nparmelee@hubbellgroup.com
or
Flexjet
Raymond Jones
ray.jones@flexjet.com

Om Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Følg saker fra Business Wire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Business Wire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra Business Wire

PPG Completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Project at Primary School in Kecskemét, Hungary21.8.2017 08:03Pressemelding

PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Kecskemét, Hungary, that helped revitalize the learning environment of the Corvin Mátyás primary school. The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as in Kecskemét, where the PPG automotive service team operates with 33 employees. The project brought together more than 140 PPG and community volunteers who spent three days at the school revitalizing four classrooms, four changing rooms and the playground. PPG provided more than $20,000 to assist with the project, including more than 460 liters of Héra ® Prémium waterborne interior paint and Trinát ® Aqua wate

Glennmont Partners Completes Refinancing of Sleaford Biomass Plant for £150m21.8.2017 08:00Pressemelding

Glennmont Partners has successfully completed the refinancing of the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant on behalf of its dedicated clean energy fund, Glennmont Clean Energy Fund Europe I, as part of a programme of realisations of value from the Fund. Glennmont Partners is one of Europe’s largest fund managers focusing exclusively on investment in clean energy infrastructure. Glennmont raises long-term capital to invest in alternative power generation projects including wind farms, biomass power stations, solar parks and small-scale hydro power plants. The carefully selected, risk managed investments deliver sustained performance and predictable returns over periods of 10 years or more. Sleaford REP is a 40MWe straw-fired biomass plant located in Lincolnshire, UK. The plant has been in operation since 2014 and is being operated by Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC). The

Boehringer Ingelheim: Advancing anticoagulation care with new data at ESC Congress 201721.8.2017 07:08Pressemelding

Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that it will present important new data on the treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) at the ESC Congress in Barcelona, Spain, 26-30 August 2017. In total, four abstracts have been accepted, investigating different aspects of AF patient treatment. The results of the RE-DUAL PCI™ trial have been selected for one of the Late Breaking Science sessions of the congress. The RE-DUAL PCI™ trial compared dual therapy with triple therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stent placement in approximately 2,500 adults with atrial fibrillation. Patients were either treated with dabigatran etexilate (Pradaxa®) and a single antiplatelet agent or with the vitamin K antagonist (VKA) warfarin and two antiplatelets. The dabigatran doses investigated in this trial are the same doses which have already demonstrated effective stroke preven

Study Investigates Performance of Masimo PVi® As Part of Goal-Directed Fluid Therapy During Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery21.8.2017 06:00Pressemelding

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the findings of a recently published study in which researchers at Firat University in Turkey evaluated the performance of Masimo PVi®, a noninvasive and continuous measurement of the dynamic changes in perfusion index (Pi) that occur during respiratory cycles, as the basis of a goal-directed fluid therapy (GDFT) protocol during laparoscopic bariatric surgery on mechanically-ventilated patients.1 In the study, Dr. Demirel and colleagues sought to evaluate whether using GDFT guided by PVi on morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery might result in less intravenous fluid use without compromising outcomes. They enrolled 60 patients and divided them randomly into control and GDFT groups. The control group’s fluid levels were managed by standard fluid therapy, using mean arterial pressure (MAP) and

Permasteelisa Group to Join Grandland21.8.2017 04:11Pressemelding

Worldwide leading contractor in engineering, project management, manufacturing and installation of architectural envelopes and interior systems, Permasteelisa Group, will join forces with Grandland Group – a fast growing, Shenzhen-based specialist in design and construction of architectural decoration. The strategic alliance will create the biggest, most comprehensive curtain wall player in the world, with exceptional potential for further growth for both companies. Permasteelisa will remain fully committed to build avant-garde architectures and top end, high-quality projects which have become its trademark. The news comes today after LIXIL Group Corporation (LIXIL Group) (TOKYO: 5938) – a global leader in the housing and building industry – announced that it has decided to sell 100% of shares of Permasteelisa S.p.A., held by its major subsidiary LIXIL Corporation, to Grandland Holding

LIXIL to Sell Permasteelisa to Grandland21.8.2017 03:42Pressemelding

LIXIL Group Corporation (LIXIL Group) (TOKYO:5938), a global leader in the housing and building industry, today announced that it has decided to sell 100% of the shares of Permasteelisa S.p.A (Permasteelisa) held by its major subsidiary LIXIL Corporation to Grandland Holdings Group Limited (Grandland), a leading Chinese architectural design and construction company. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, including in China, the United States and Russia. Under the terms of the agreement, the base sale price for Permasteelisa is EURO 467 million. As a result of this transaction and the deconsolidation of Permasteelisa from LIXIL Group, LIXIL Group’s revenue for the full fiscal year ending March 2018 is expected to decrease by approximately 170.0 billion yen from the amount announced on May 8, 2017 (by approximately 9.2% of the previously fore

I vårt presserom finner du alle våre siste saker, kontaktpersoner, bilder, dokumenter og annen relevant informasjon om oss.

Besøk vårt presserom