Published on December 13th, 2016 | by Joe McDermott


Gainjet Ireland adds another Gulfstream 650 to their fleet

Gainjet, the European based, Kuwaiti funded has launched an AOC service based in Shannon and is looking at the possibility of opening an FBO there. Company sales manager Gavin Thompson said the IAA’s flexibility led to its choice for the base which “has given us a great foundation to build on”. Gainjet Shannon is geographically well placed to service traffic, largely VVIP Leisure and Governmental from the region to the US East Coast.

The move comes as Shannon Airport begins a campaign to leverage its US pre-clearance to woo more Middle-East business aviation traffic as a tech and pre-clearance stop. “The pre-clearance not only speeds up passenger arrival in the US but also widens the network of more than 300 local domestic US airports  that operators can fly into” said Andrew Murphy, Cheif Commercial Manager, Shannon Group. Kuwait Airways is now using Shannon Airport as tech and pre-clearance for its daily Boeing 777 service to JFK.

Photo: Gainjet Ireland received their latest Gulfstream 650 from the Greek parent company rolled out with Irish marks EI-LSN on 13th December in Shannon. Malcolm Nason.

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Joe has worked in operations & business development with a number of Fixed Based Operators (FBO) including USA based companies Landmark Aviation & Universal Aviation. As founder of business airport/FBO focused consultancy Global FBO Consult he has worked on projects in Bahrain, France, India, Ireland, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Tanzania, UAE, United Kingdom & USA. The company specializes in providing cost effective solutions to assist airports, FBOs & ground handling companies grow efficiently & deal with the competition head on, allowing them to attract new customers, keep existing customers & generate maximum revenue. He is a contributor to many BizAv magazines including Business Airport International, Bluesky Business Aviation News, & has written feature articles for P1, historic aircraft magazine FlyPast and a regular contributor to Flying In Ireland. He is a founding member & CEO of the Irish Business Aviation Association (IrBAA), Honorary President of Runway Aviation Club Ghana, founder of Follow Me-Aircraft Marshallers & a “patched” member of the Commemorative Air Force Marshallers-Detachment in the USA.

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