The Malta Independent 26 November 2022, Saturday
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Flexjet chooses Malta to register its first Gulfstream G650 in Europe

Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 17:48 Last update: about 3 months ago

The premium private jet operator Flexjet has made a new fleet addition, registering its first Gulfstream G650 in Europe in Malta, reflecting the company’s continuing operational growth in our country.  

This was announced by Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Aaron Farrugia following the new fleet arrival, accompanied by Transport Malta (TM) CEO Brigadier Jeffrey Curmi, Civil Aviation Directorate (CAD) Director General Captain Charles Pace, Flexjet CEO Mike Silvestro and European Managing Director Marine Eugène.  

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“We are seeing more companies continue to choose Malta to register their aircraft as we are continuing to support investors. As a result, this important sector is strengthening our economy, creating new initiatives and generating opportunities. Although we are already in a strong position with our 9H register, the government is committed to continue promoting Malta and growing this industry. This means that Malta will continue to establish itself as the jurisdiction of choice in the aviation sector,” Minister Farrugia stated.

 Since securing its Maltese Air Operator Certificate in July 2021, Flexjet has expanded its team and infrastructure in Malta, including moving its Operational Centre to new, larger offices in Ta’ Xbiex. This adds to its European sales office in London’s Mayfair; Tactical Control Centre at Farnborough Airport; and aircraft maintenance facility based in Milan, Italy. 

“Our ultra-long-range programme is well-established in the U.S., and we are delighted to welcome our first Gulfstream G650 into our European fleet – a significant investment that is a key milestone in our ambitious expansion plans,” said Marine Eugène, Flexjet European Managing Director.  

“With a +153% annual uplift in fleet activity so far this year, and our programmes in strong demand, this exceptional aircraft significantly enhances our world-class product offering. Registering our first European Gulfstream G650 in Malta demonstrates how pivotal this location is to our future growth. We have been impressed by its dynamic and professional aviation community, and growing pool of industry talent. As we continue to invest in our operation here, I look forward to building on our excellent relationship with Transport Malta’s Civil Aviation Directorate, which shares our commitment to the highest standards of safety and compliance,” he concluded.  

Captain Charles Pace stated that, “We welcome Flexjet’s first European Gulfstream G650 to our 9H registry. Their team has demonstrated an impressive level of operational rigour and a safety-centred approach that is entirely consistent with our own. We look forward to seeing their operation continue to grow here in Malta.”

 

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