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JetSuite (SoCal Phenom 100 Operator) Updates?

johnsonrod

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Jetsuite's website indicates pilot hiring for the Phenom 100 will begin in February (this month):

http://www.jetsuite.com/PilotOpenings.html

and

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.p...6487687&nseq=0

So, any word about potential hiring or potential Phenom 100 deliveries? Potential pilot domiciles were supposed to be LA, LAS and PHX area. I realize the terrible economy might cause some delays, etc. I have had no responses to my own inquiries.

Anyone have any updates or details? Will they start hiring soon?
 

Rokit88

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I've searched around for info too!! They seem to be quite the phantom organization.
 

reepicheep

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Sent 'em another resume today; got a reply an hour later. They still have not started hiring. I suspect the whole thing is probably on hold given the current business climate.
 

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Sent 'em another resume today; got a reply an hour later. They still have not started hiring. I suspect the whole thing is probably on hold given the current business climate.

Do we know whether they are scheduled to get any Phenoms soon? They should probably update their website to reflect later deliveries (if any).

A friend told me that he saw a Phenom 100 practicing touch and goes near Phoenix at Williams Gateway (Mesa) Airport today. I understand Embraer has a maintenance base set up there.
 

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They have not taken delivery of the first a/c yet. The D.O.O. has been typed, my buddy who is the Director of flight standards is in Brasil right now is getting typed, and I'm next in line, and I don't expect it till mid April. Since Jan 1, they have been pretty dead on with there projected dead lines, before then it was a little shady. I'll keep all posted.
 

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Shamus, do you have any info on Ops personnel/dx hiring?
 

johnsonrod

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They have not taken delivery of the first a/c yet. The D.O.O. has been typed, my buddy who is the Director of flight standards is in Brasil right now is getting typed, and I'm next in line, and I don't expect it till mid April. Since Jan 1, they have been pretty dead on with there projected dead lines, before then it was a little shady. I'll keep all posted.

Thanks Shamus. I'm interested in this gig and I would be interested to know when domiciles could spread beyond the expensive LA-area onward to LAS and PHX. I realize starting a company like this during the "Great Recession" sounds nutty but I am willing to see what happens. Any details related to starting salaries (Capt and FO) and likely schedules would be appreciated.

Also, is it true that the primary operational base would be Hawthorne near LAX? Or would it be LGB?
 

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Here's a great review of the Phenom 100 from a soon-to-be European charter operator called Jet Bird:

http://www.flyjetbird.com/pilots.htm

It's a pretty good description. I actually recently saw a Phenom 100 at Williams Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona - it looked like a nice jet. I hear Embraer set up a maintenance/training facitlity at that airport (IWA). It is the former Air Force training base for the T37 & T38 with three 10,000'+ runways - a great place for training.
 

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Well here we are in April and the website still says hiring in Feb. and no news on the co. since Feb. Is this thing really gonna happen or not?
 

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Well here we are in April and the website still says hiring in Feb. and no news on the co. since Feb. Is this thing really gonna happen or not?

I would hope so. I always wonder why companies don't keep their websites current... That is not a great reflection on the company because the website is typically the first thing any customer or potential employee would check out... If Jetsuite is delaying the process I wish they would just tell us...

I hope we hear more soon.
 
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