GainJet Ireland has added its history to the celebrations of the 90 years of Irish registration in 2018. The operator is indeed the first to have received an aircraft, an Embraer Lineage 1000, registered in the brand new Irish registry: EJ. “It is with great pride that we share this special moment with the Irish Aviation Authority -IAA-, which celebrates 90 years of the Irish Register for Aircraft. Thanks to their support, we are now able to quickly offer aircraft owners around the world a European register. Together with our partners, Jet Lease Finance based in Ireland, we are now able to provide a turnkey operational and financial solution for the introduction of business jet in Europe under Part NCC or in a commercial environment,” Says GainJet Aviation Group CEO Captain Ramsey Shaban before continuing: “In 2015, as part of our strategic planning, we decided to establish our next Air Carrier Certificate – CTA – in Ireland and acted quickly with our professional team in Shannon, led by Ray Mills, to achieve this goal. We received our Irish CTA in 2016 and continued with the IAA, the active launch of the EJ business jet registry. We achieved this goal with the blessing of the IAA on October 16, 2018.”
In addition to the Lineage 1000E, Gainjet could register two new aircraft under the new register before the end of the year. Gainjet Ireland, based at Shannon Airport, is a subsidiary of GainJet Aviation Group. The Lineage 1000, with the EJ-IOBN registration, joins the growing Gainjet Ireland fleet of Boeing, Gulfstream, Bombardier and Cessna. For Ray Mills, CEO and Head of GainJet Ireland: “The year 2018 was amazing” before pointing out that “We started in Shannon with three jets in 2016. We chose Shannon because it was a strategically located European base for connecting the continents. In addition, Shannon has become an important hub for leasing companies and for transatlantic traffic. We intend to take delivery of other jets before the end of the year and I think it’s fair to say that a new era in the field of exploitation under this space awaits us ».