By Karen Di Piazza
Cincinnati, Ohio-based Delta AirElite Business Jets Inc., recently added an 11-passenger 2008 Dassault Falcon 7X (registration N7707X) to its aircraft fleet, becoming the first air charter operator in the United States to do so. Owned by Delta Air Lines, DAE operates 21 aircraft for FAR Part 135 on-demand charter.
When chartered, a flight attendant is on board, and cabin amenities include leather seating and a full galley, equipped with an oven and microwave. For entertainment, other features include Airshow, a TV, a DVD player with video monitors, a CD player and satellite radio with headsets. The cabin also has a private, enclosed lavatory. For business purposes, passengers can access 110-volt power and use an in-flight phone and a data port.
With a nonstop range of nearly 7,000 statute miles, DAE said that the Falcon 7X offers true global reach.
“We remain committed to providing a world-class travel experience for our customers by offering the highest quality products and services available,” said Curtis Kruger, DAE’s COO. “The Falcon 7X aircraft is a natural fit.”
Since the beginning of the year, DAE has added several aircraft to its charter fleet, with the most recent being its second Gulfstream G550, its fourth Bombardier Learjet 45 and a Cessna Citation CJ2+.