Cleveland, OH – Flexjet Chairman Kenn Ricci issued the following statement in response to actions announced by the IBT 1108 yesterday.
“We believe this pending litigation is without merit and an act of desperation by the Teamsters who cannot accept the fact that the overwhelming majority of our 350 Flexjet pilots have chosen to not join a union. At Flexjet, our loyalty is to our employees, and we do not believe this lawsuit takes into account our company’s heritage and history of honoring and protecting our family of pilots who have industry leading compensation and work rules,” said Flexjet Chairman, Kenn Ricci.
Flexjet, LLC first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995. Flexjet offers fractional jet ownership and leasing. Flexjet’s fractional aircraft program is the first in the world to be recognized as achieving the Air Charter Safety Foundation’s Industry Audit Standard, and Flexjet is the first and only company to be honored with its 14th FAA Diamond Award for Excellence. Flexjet’s fractional program fields an exclusive array of business aircraft—some of the youngest in the fractional jet industry with an average age of approximately six years—including the Learjet 45LXi, Embraer Phenom 300, Learjet 75LXi, Challenger 300, Challenger 350 LXi, Challenger 604/605, Global Express and the Gulfstream G450, G500 and G650 business jets. Flexjet is a member of the Directional Aviation family of companies.