Charter firm flyExclusive develops MRO capabilities


Charter provider flyExclusive has unveiled new MRO capabilities. The company has established a 24,000ft² electrostatic painting and coating facility and aircraft interior renovation and refurbishment facility, in Kinston, North Carolina.

The company said the move furthered its commitment to the excellence and consistency of its growing fleet of more than 75 Cessna Citation and Gulfstream aircraft.

“We continue to invest in new capabilities that allow us to exceed our clients’ expectations for reliably excellent private jet experiences,” said Jim Segrave, founder of LGM Enterprises, flyExclusive’s parent company. “flyExclusive is now the only Part 135 charter operator with the ability to paint our own aircraft, while our interior refurbishment capabilities enable us to tailor aircraft cabins to the highest standards of quality and luxury. No other operator in the world is able to exert this level of control over the look and feel of its fleet.”

Delivering aircraft exterior design services for both flyExclusive and other operators, the facility has been staffed with MRO talent bringing years of industry and process knowledge.

The electrostatic painting and coating facility features two 2,000ft² hangars with a full downdraft booth and full filtration systems to minimise emissions. There are climate-controlled conditions with enough hangar space to accommodate a Gulfstream G-IVSP aircraft. The company said the electrostatic paint process creates tremendous efficiency in materials, reducing cost and mitigating downtime for faster return to service.

The aircraft interior renovation facility is a full custom design shop that offers a broad selection of features, colour schemes and carpeting choices, allowing clients to create a fully branded fleet.

Recently, flyExclusive broke ground on an additional 45,000ft² facility to expand its MRO capabilities for both electrostatic painting and coating and interior refurbishment. With construction expected to be completed in 2022, the new facility will allow for the creation of more than 200 additional jobs as flyExclusive furthers its commitment to economic development in eastern North Carolina.

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