In September 2014, Mr. Vincent Xavier, COO of ZEST Aviation in Ahmedabad (India) took possession of a brand new Phenom 100 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mr. Xavier, accompanied by Airframe Tech Rep Tim Garity, then flew to Duncan Aviation in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Several days later, it left Lincoln and flew to its home-base in India. All told, the aircraft touched six continents and 13 countries during its 21 stops.
“At the outset, ZEST Aviation would like to compliment each and everybody who directly or indirectly participated in the project, ‘Ferry Phenom 100 to India.’ It was an adventurous journey, learning more of the aircraft’s capabilities, which included the endurance of the aircraft, too. We experienced extreme conditions—21 stops and four overnight stops. We sincerely thank all of you for your valuable contribution to this project, and we look forward to seeing and meeting you again with some new project,” says Mr. Xavier.
Duncan Aviation completed the Standard Airworthiness Certificate and the Export Certificate to India. The aircraft was schedule to be here for four days, and during that time numerous Duncan Aviation team members met with Mr. Xavier and completed not only the quoted work but also some additional requests.
Regional Manager for India Andy Fernandes and Project Manager Matt Lentell would also like to offer their sincere thanks to the many Duncan Aviation team members whose hard work and professionalism tremendously impressed Mr. Xavier on his first-ever visit to Duncan Aviation.
Andy says, “Mr. Xavier was very pleased with every aspect of his experience with Duncan Aviation. He was also very impressed with our new hangers (G & H) and our facilities on the east and west side of the airport, and he was struck by the can-do attitudes and friendliness of everyone he encountered during his few days in Lincoln.”
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