|NetJets Europe flies first Phenom 300 jet into London City Airport. Photo: Business Wire
[Avionics Today 02-06-2015] NetJets Europe has obtained certification to operate its Signature Series Phenom 300 light aircraft at London City Airport. This follows a similar certification last year that allowed the Global 6000 to fly into the airport at the heart of the financial district. The certifications of the long-range jets allow business passengers of the private jet company to fly direct from New York to London, foregoing any stopovers.
“Private aviation continues to play a key role in the city, especially with London emerging as the economic growth engine not only for the U.K., but also Europe,” said Mark Wilson, NetJets Europe president and COO.
NetJets Europe worked closely with the aviation authorities to obtain certification for the Phenom 300 to fly to London City Airport, training for the steep approach, short runway and proximity to the city’s tall landmark buildings.