September 10, 2012:
Oxford-based charter operator FlairJet has appointed Carlo Montanini (see front cover) to a new role as commercial director, tasked with expanding the company's aircraft management beyond Embraer Phenoms.
Previously commercial director northern Europe of Austrian-based Mustang operator GlobeAir, Montanini will be responsible for strengthening relations with charter brokers and customers in new regions, such as Russia.
FlairJet has expanded its AOC area to embrace the Middle East, Africa, the Caucuses and Russia, and is now ready to grow its capability with a worldwide approval and add some larger cabin aircraft to its managed fleet.
Chief executive David Fletcher comments: "FlairJet, profitable inside three years of operations, is ready to embark on a new chapter now it is firmly established and the appointment of a full-time commercial director who knows the market well is an important first step in this direction. With the existing management FlairJet has always been strong in operations and technical support disciplines. Carlo's appointment will be the catalyst to exploring new commercial opportunities and maximising the use of our fleet."
FlairJet pioneered Phenom 100 and 300 operations in Europe, commencing revenue charter flights in December 2009, initially with two 100s.
This summer the company undertook Phenom 300 delivery flights for two third-party corporate operators in Germany. The first arrived in Germany in August having gone the long way round, via the USA, and the second arrived the following day having flown via the South Atlantic and Cape Verde.ĘThey were flown by Fletcher with operations director/chief pilot Gerry Rolls.
The company has recently become a member of BBGA.
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