flyExclusive is honored to have attended yet another successful NBAA-BACE event, connecting colleagues and companies shaping the aviation industry's future. The three-day convention and exhibition in Orlando, Florida immersed attendees in the world of business aviation and allowed leading private jet companies to share the industry's best products and services. This year, NBAA-BACE celebrated 75 years of being the topflight intersection between embracing future-forward and innovative perspectives and exploring the leading marketplace for modern, high-tech aircraft, and flyExclusive was ecstatic to be a part of it all.
Throughout the event, flyExclusive featured different elements of our recent developments in the private aviation industry. Our Jet Club Membership, Fractional Ownership, state-of-the-art MRO facilities, and company-wide hiring initiatives were a few of the core concepts that resonated in our attendance, conversations, and displays at the event. If you missed the action, continue reading for a recap of the topics of conversation and announcements made during NBAA-BACE 2022.
At the 2021 NBAA-BACE, flyExclusive publicly announced the revamp of the Jet Club Membership program, which was initially launched in 2020. Two years later, flyExclusive’s Jet Club Membership experienced triple-digit membership growth and has been rated the best private jet Membership program by Robb Report in 2022. Allowing Members more access, choice, and control, those who fly with us receive a customized private jet service that anticipates your needs for comfort and consistency. Jet Club Members receive guaranteed access to flyExclusive’s versatile fleet of 90+ Light, Mid, and Super-Mid Cessna Citation aircraft. Members are able to truly fly like an owner with flight charges being the unique combination of an aircraft daily rate and significantly lower hourly rates. Select the size aircraft needed on a trip-by-trip basis, experience no long-term commitments, the more you fly, the more you save, and be a Member for as long as you choose.
Announced in April of 2022, flyExclusive furthered its commitment to providing travelers with premium private jet experiences, by offering Fractional jet Ownership. This program gives private jet flyers that fly 40 or more hours per year, a true aircraft ownership experience with the consistency and reliability of the luxury flyExclusive fleet. Entering the world of fractional private jet companies, flyExclusive saw the need to provide flyers the peace of mind to simply plan your travel, and not worry about hiring and training of crews, insurance and other regulatory and operational matters. Unlock the world of possibilities with a share in a brand-new Cessna Citation CJ3+ and 40, 80, and 160-hour fractional offerings.
flyExclusive Fractional Owners enjoy a host of benefits, including:
On October 17th, 2022, flyExclusive announced entering into a definitive business combination agreement with EG Acquisition Corp. Under the terms of the agreement, flyExclusive and EG Acquisition Corp. will combine into a new company that is expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange and will adopt flyExclusive as the corporate operating brand. Once the transaction is completed, will provide flyExclusive with significant additional capital to continue its growth, better serve customers and execute its strategic plan to become the nation’s first fully vertically integrated private aviation company.
“flyExclusive is raising the bar in the private aviation industry and creating the best possible experience for customers, partners, and employees so we can create more moments that matter,” said Jim Segrave, CEO of flyExclusive. “We are excited to enter the public markets through our business combination with EG Acquisition Corp. This capital, combined with our leadership team’s significant aviation industry experience, will allow flyExclusive to rapidly grow our workforce, significantly expand our fleet and further invest in our customer experience, while maintaining our core values and family first culture.”
This announcement was made the day before NBAA-BACE 2022, generating a great deal of excitement and curiosity for flyExclusive’s private jet services.
In October of 2021, flyExclusive announced the opening of two MRO facilities: a 24,000-square-foot Electrostatic Painting and Coating Facility and an Aircraft Interior Renovation Facility, becoming the only Part 135 operator in the world with the ability to paint our own aircraft. This expansion followed the steady increase of aircraft maintenance performed at flyExclusive headquarters in Kinston, North Carolina. Since the grand opening, flyExclusive’s aviation MRO services have grown tremendously, completing 100% of flyExclusive paint and interior overhauls in-house. The initiatives had grown so much, that in October of 2022, flyExclusive cut the ribbon on Hangar 4, a brand new 48,000-square-foot facility that houses the entire Aircraft Interior Renovation operations.
The flyExclusive Aircraft Interior Renovation Facility features a full two-story design shop that allows for the complete customization of private aircraft. Equipped with an upholstery department, a seamstress shop, and an interior paint booth for optimized drying time. Operating on three shifts, the Aircraft Interior Renovation Facility is able to overhaul an entire aircraft averaging 3,000 pieces in less than a month.
flyExclusive’s Electrostatic Painting and Coating Facility includes two 10,000-square-foot hangars with a full downdraft booth and filtration system to minimize emissions, along with enough hangar space to accommodate a Gulfstream GIV-SP aircraft. Offering complete temperature and humidity control, the facility gives us the ability to bake an aircraft for 8 hours at 120 degrees and immediately lower the humidity, allowing our painting crew to continue the process, resulting in the downtime of the aircraft being significantly reduced.
Now, flyExclusive’s aviation MRO services operate out of four state-of-the-art facilities, allowing each maintenance, repair, and overhaul department space to successfully complete projects in record time, returning the aircraft to the sky.
As we continue to build a leading brand, nothing is more critical to this mission than the talented and professional team members that make up flyExclusive. With the massive growth flyExclusive has experienced in the last year, hiring passionate, innovative, and dedicated employees to join the flyFamily has become a top priority.
In order to continue providing our Members, Owners, and guests with premium private jet experiences, flyExclusive relies on employing exceptional aircrew to pilot and host our aircraft. Our professional pilots are responsible for the safe operation of our daily flights while flight attendants join aboard for our Gulfstream flights. Together, our aircraft crews provide invaluable customer service and teamwork to ensure a safe and enjoyable flight to any destination. Take your career to new heights and join one of the industry five largest private jet company in the country as a first officer or a direct entry captain through our available private pilot jobs. With industry-leading benefits for all, we offer one of the fastest captain upgrades in the country for our first officers.
flyExclusive currently employs more than 750 individuals and with the opening of Hangar 4, plans to bring on more than 200 additional employees in aircraft maintenance jobs to support the 24/7 MRO business operation. flyExclusive specializes in Cessna Citation and Gulfstream aircraft with a team of trained Airframe and Powerplant technicians. Provide both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance support for our fleet of 90+ jets, as well as overhauling customer aircraft to OEM status. Our high-energy environment is comprised of a multitude of growth opportunities within the industry’s fastest-growing corporations.
As one of the fastest-growing private jet companies in the industry, we offer our corporate employees a substantial work environment with professional career advancement throughout the company, including flexible schedules, competitive salaries and benefits. From finance, to scheduling and flight operations, to fuel management and quality assurance and everything in between, we provide support to our operations by offering exceptional service to our clients and internal team members. Headquartered in Kinston, North Carolina, flyExclusive offers private airline jobs for those who cherish the same core values that the existing flyExclusive team showcases on a daily basis.
NBAA-BACE 2022 was a success to say the least. Our representatives were able to meet and become acquainted with numerous attendees that span aviation MRO technicians, private aviation pilots, and current or future Owners, Members and charter guests interested in private flying. Founder, CEO, & Chairman, Jim Segrave was interviewed by Straight and Level, and our static display showcasing SmartSky’s latest technology onboard a flyExclusive Cessna Citation X aircraft set a new bar for inflight connectivity performance. Thank you again to the National Business Aviation Association for hosting such an esteemed event for business aviation over the last 75 years. For more information on flyExclusive, one of the largest private jet companies in the industry, and our world-class offerings, visit our website: https://www.flyexclusive.com/