Making history at Shannon: Gainjet Ireland takes delivery of the world’s first EJ-registered aircraft
16 October 2018
“It’s been an amazing three years,” says Gainjet Ireland CEO
There were double celebrations today at Shannon Airport, as Gainjet Ireland took delivery of a new jet, which made history as the first aircraft in the world to be registered on the new Irish EJ aircraft register, administered by the Irish Aviation Authority. The registration comes almost 90 years to the day since the first ever Irish aircraft registration, EI-AAA, in October 1928.
Established just three years ago in August 2015 and securing their operating certificate (AOC) in June 2016, Gainjet Ireland, based at Shannon Airport, is a leading worldwide private jet charter operator and management company. The new aircraft, EJ-IOBN, an Embraer Lineage 1000 executive jet, joins Gainjet Ireland’s growing fleet of Boeing, Gulfstream, Challenger and Citation aircraft in the worldwide executive aircraft market.
Gainjet’s team of 14 staff managed under the watchful eye of Ray Mills (the CEO and Accountable Manager) has grown the company from day one. Gainjet has gone from strength to strength with a fleet of luxury jets for charter and private clients.
Commenting on the success of the company, Mr Mills said: “It’s been an amazing year. We started at Shannon with three jets back in 2016. We chose Shannon because it is a strategically located European base that connects continents. Moreover, thanks to the growing IASC cluster, Shannon has become a major aviation hub for leasing companies and for Atlantic crossing traffic.
“Shannon Airport is a three-time Airport of the Year winner and we are very proud to be based here. We’re grateful to the Irish Aviation Authority who have been so supportive, and to IASC for its consistent support and promotion of the aviation businesses here.
“With the delivery of our latest jet, we now operate seven jets. We have plans to take delivery of further jets before the end of the year. With the new EJ register in place, Gainjet Ireland now offers fast and efficient ‘In-House’ aircraft registry solutions for commercial and NCC corporate jets, based on EASA's high standards, for Europe and Internationally. I think it’s fair to say that very exciting times lie ahead. Watch this space,” he said.
Gainjet Ireland operates within Shannon Group’s International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) the business unit within Shannon Group plc tasked with building on the well-established aviation cluster at Shannon. Congratulating Gainjet Ireland, Patrick Edmond, IASC Managing Director said: “It is fantastic to see what Gainjet has achieved in such a short time. This is down to its experienced CEO and dedicated team. We in Shannon have a particular focus on the area of business and corporate aviation. This commitment to growth by a leading player such as GainJet is a real vote of confidence in the aviation ecosystem here in Shannon that’s developed over decades and reaffirms Shannon’s attractiveness as an ideal location for aerospace and aviation businesses.”
About Gainjet Ireland:
Established in June 2016 at Shannon Airport campus, Gainjet Aviation is a leading worldwide private jet charter operator and management company. GainJet Ireland is a subsidiary AOC operation. Our parent company is based in Athens, Greece with an office in London, U.K. Our global network also includes strategic partners all over the world.
Our large and versatile fleet offers a wide range of VIP aircraft, positioned throughout Europe and the Middle-East to provide our clients with the best VIP travel solution for their requirements.
We offer a customized travel experience tailored to your specific needs. Whatever your travel requirements may be, our leading team of professionals is available 24/7 to ensure that these requirements are met with the highest standards of passenger care. So enjoy your flight and let us take care of the rest.
This year Gainjet Ireland also introduced “Jet Lease Finance” a unique company that offers the opportunity to lease top-class aircraft with affordable structured contracts to elite clients.
For further information please visit www.gainjetireland.com; www.facebook.com/gainjeteire/; www.linkedin.com/in/gainjet-ireland
About the EJ Register:
The EJ- register was launched in March 2015 with an update to the Irish Aviation Authority (Nationality And Registration Of Aircraft) Order that allowed the use of EJ- followed by four letters. VIP or Business Aircraft in excess of 5,700KG MTOW, used for private or public transport, can be registered on the “EJ” Register. The register offers the benefits of a gold-standard onshore EASA jurisdiction and is designed for full compliance with current and forthcoming EASA regulations including Part NCC.
The “EJ” Registration format consists of EJ plus four letters, which allows for significant flexibility for personalised registrations. In addition, an assigned registration mark can be transferred to another aircraft owned by the same owner, if desired. The “EJ” Register will allow Private Owners or Aircraft Operator’s Certificate (AOC) Holders to register aircraft. The register will support temporary withdrawal of an aircraft from an AOC for valid operational reasons, for example for private flying in the USA.
The International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) is a strategic business unit within Shannon Group plc, tasked with further developing the well-established aviation cluster at Shannon. IASC helps existing aerospace firms located here develop their business, as well as working alongside IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland as they work to bring new companies to Shannon.
Today, over 60 aerospace firms are established in and around Shannon, employing approximately 2,600 staff. IASC’s ambition and mandate is to develop this activity further, creating a globally recognised aviation industry cluster at Shannon with specialisations in areas such as leasing, maintenance, aircraft recycling, business aviation and component manufacture and repair. IASC is dedicated to growing the aerospace cluster at Shannon. In doing so it hopes to play its part in developing Ireland’s aerospace capabilities and helping to ensure that the country remains a global centre for the aviation industry. For further information please visit www.iasc.ie
For further information please contact:
Head of Communications
Shannon Group plc
M: +353-86-237 1510;
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