Inflite The Jet Centre, part of the Inflite group of companies, has announced that the company’s London Stansted Airport FBO will become the new European home of Embraer’s business jet demo fleet.
Inflite will look after the manufacturer’s demo fleet, including both Phenom and Legacy demonstrators and eventually the new Praetor 500 and 600.
Christoffer Creutz, managing director of Inflite, concluded the agreement with Embraer’s Brad McKeage, VP flight operations, in Melbourne, Florida, just ahead of the annual NBAA-BACE Convention in Las Vegas, in October. The deal builds on a 16-year relationship between Embraer and Inflite.
Inflite will oversee the full preparation of the demo fleet, including aircraft detailing, cleaning and presentation. Inflite head of customer service Alan Barnes will be overseeing the integration of the Embraer fleet into The Jet Centre’s care and will manage the interaction with the Embraer EMEA Sales Team, as well as Embraer’s Flight Operations Department, which is based in Melbourne, Florida.
“Inflite The Jet Centre is an ideal location for us, given our London-based demo crews and sales team. We have a valued, long-standing relationship with the team, who know our product line well. Also, existing and prospective customers visiting from Europe will find a comfortable, stylish, convenient and discreet private jet facility, co-located with maintenance and tech support,” said Brad McKeage, VP, Flight Operations, Embraer Executive Jets.
“This is a wonderful vote of confidence for our facility and great news for the UK and London Stansted,” said Inflite CEO Penny Stephens.