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The milestone aircraft, a Phenom 300, was delivered to Prime Fraction Club, a fractional provider in Brazil.
There were 2.2-percent fewer departures from a year ago and year-to-date the market is 0.6 percent below 2013 levels.
NetJets’ repair stations achieved Level III of the FAA’s safety management system pilot program.
The donated aircraft are a 1968 Learjet 24 (N664CL, S/N 167) and a 1979 Gulfstream II-SP (N264CL, S/N 227).
Gratzer joined Aviation Partners in 1991 to work on a blended winglet for the Gulfstream II.
The company announced in December that it would add refurbished Citation Sovereigns and Excel/XLSs to its closed membership fleet of King Air 350is.
First flight is planned for the fourth quarter.
Company hopes to have the aircraft in production next year.
Experts weigh in on private versus public funding and implementation.
FBO company nearly doubles size of national managed fleet.