Flexjet Happy with National Mediation Board Ruling
Tuesday, October, 6, 2015
Dallas airline company Flexjet LLC recently celebrated a ruling from the National Mediation Board concerning it and its sister company Flight Options, that allows the two companies to now be recognized as a single carrier within Directional Aviation. The brands and services of the two companies will remain distinct, but Directional Aviation will now have to recognize the companies as a single transportation system and they can continue to grow.
Directional Aviation has been working since they acquired Flexjet to have the companies recognized as a single carrier because it allows them to be consistent with work rules in pilot groups and provide a consistent plan for growth. Directional Aviation wanted to have the ability to provide pilots with consistent training, compensation, and benefits, and the recent ruling makes this not only possible, but easier.
Now that the dispute is settled, Flexjet can focus on the initiatives it plans to use to grow business. Plans include hiring more than 100 experienced pilots within the next year to increase its force to more than 750, ordering more Gulfstream planes so it has six flying by the end of this year, and the addition of an Embraer Legacy 450, which is the world’s most innovative midsized aircraft, a Challenger 350 mid-sized aircrafts, and a Learjet 75LXi super light jet by the end of the year.
The company also plans to launch Red Label, which is an initiative that features flight crews dedicated to a single aircraft with the motto “One Crew, One Aircraft.” Red Label airplanes will feature innovative cabin designs such as hand-stitched leather and suede seating with customized configurations and fold-down ottomans.