11 DECEMBER 2017
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A Falcon 900 has become the latest addition to the Gloucestershire-based management and charter operator Executive Aviation Services fleet following the acquisition of EAS by the 51 North Group last summer. The aircraft will be based at London’s Biggin Hill Airport and available from charter from next month, January.
A popular jet for charter flights, the Falcon 900 has a 4,000nm range and 7.5hr flying time, making it suitable for prime long-haul destinations including New York and Dubai. It is also certified for London City Airport operations.
Its spacious cabin provides comfortable accommodation for between eight and 12 passengers, offering double club seating, a dining and entertainment area, and generous storage capacity.
Following the new jet’s arrival, 51 North chairman Neil Cochrane said: “Following our acquisition of EAS, we have been actively looking to add larger aircraft to complement our existing fleet, so are duly delighted to add the Falcon 900.
“We are well-versed in operating large, privately-managed aircraft like our Gulfstream G550, but this will be EAS’ first long-range offering for charter. The addition helps us to broaden further our presence in the charter market and deliver the exemplary service EAS is renowned for.”
Marking its tenth anniversary this year, 51 North is based at Farnborough Airport. It acquired the long-established EAS in August 2016, marrying up two family-run and managed businesses and gaining a UK AOC.
The 51 North Group fleet includes a Gulfstream G550, Citation Bravos and an Airbus Helicopters’ EC155B.
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