Flight Options Press Release

Flight Options Receives FAAs Diamond Certificate

Fractional Jet Provider Recognized For Training Of Maintenance Personnel

CLEVELAND, OH (June 19, 2001) -- Flight Options, Inc., the nation’s fastest growing fractional jet program, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “Diamond” Certificate of Excellence for 2000 (October 1, 1999 – September 30, 2000).  The “Diamond” is the highest- level award given in the FAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards Program.

The program is designed to recognize employers for the percentage of eligible maintenance technicians who have obtained honors in the AMT individual program.   To qualify for a “Diamond,” 25% of an employer’s maintenance technicians must have received an individual AMT award during the same calendar year.

“Very few corporations have been able to achieve “Diamond” status,” said John Liccini, principal avionics inspector for the FAA.  Liccini added, “The award exemplifies the dedication and commitment Flight Options places on maintaining their aircraft and training their employees.”

From its inception in 1991, the AMT has served as an incentive for individual maintenance technicians, as well as employers to actively participate in recurrent training.   The program reinforces and fosters continual learning while promoting a high level of professionalism within the aviation industry.

Flight Options, Inc. began its pre-owned fractional program in October 1998 and announced its 700th customer in June 2001, making it the fastest growing fractional jet program.  The company operates with an emphasis in bringing pre-owned jets to the fractional ownership market.  Flight Options offers fractional shares in its fleet of 86 aircraft, which includes the CitationJet, Citation II, Beechjet 400A, Citation V, Citation III, Hawker 800, Falcon 50, Challenger 601 and Gulfstream IV."

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