NetJets Europe has bought a pre-owned Raytheon Beech 1900D twin turboprop to ensure timely positioning of flight crews, aircraft technicians and spare parts throughout Europe. Raytheon Airline Aviation Services has laid out the aircraft with a 12-passenger forward cabin and toilet separated by a movable bulkhead from an aft freight compartment that is loaded via a cargo door.
The 1900D flies from the NetJets Lisbon base in Portugal. Previously, the 1999-built aircraft was operated by Ecuador’s Icaro Express.
The company, which operates almost 100 aircraft under its fractional-ownership and block-charter card programs, has recruited 1,000 customers, almost 400 of them in 2005.