Elite Jets, a Naples-based charter air service for affluent business and leisure travelers, is repainting its fleet of jets to reflect the company’s high standards for brand excellence.
Elite Jets owns and operates four Embraer Phenom 300s and one Embraer Legacy 500. Each was put into service when the company was founded in 2016 and transports passengers to destinations across North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean.
“Many aircraft owners paint their jets every 10 to 15 years, but we didn’t want to wait that long,” said Stephen Myers, CAM, senior vice president at Elite Jets. “The Elite Jets brand is known for its attention to detail and refined excellence, and that includes the exterior of our jets. The outside matters as much as the inside.”
In addition to aesthetics, aircraft paint helps protect jets from the elements, including corrosion caused by excess moisture and extreme temperatures. The FAA considers repainting a major alteration to aircraft and it must be logged in official maintenance records.
The new paint will mirror Elite Jets’ existing color palette and style. The primary color will be silver, with black and yellow striping stretching from belly to just below the windows.
Constant Aviation in Sanford, Florida, is completing the repainting project. Federal guidelines require the use of FAA-approved mechanics for inspections and FAA-approved facilities for jet repainting, which is a four-week process that requires dismantling the aircraft, stripping existing paint, a formal inspection to discover and repair possible damage from the elements, sanding, priming and then painting.
Elite Jets is sending one aircraft per month to Constant Aviation’s facility to minimize potential impacts on flight operations.
In addition to the five company-owned aircraft, Elite Jets also provides management services for a Gulfstream G550 jet and owns a Bell 407 helicopter. Those aircraft are not included in the repainting project.
About Elite Jets Charters
Founded in 2016, Elite Jets is a premier, safety-focused charter aircraft service that serves destinations across the U.S. and abroad. Elite Jets’ fleet includes four Phenom 300s, one Legacy 500 and a Bell 407 helicopter, as well as management of a Gulfstream G550. The company’s Embraer luxury jets are well-suited for business and leisure travelers while offering an eco-friendly, best-in-class carbon footprint. Elite Jets maintains an Argus Platinum Rating, a prestigious safety and quality designation earned by just 5% of charter operators nationwide. The company also is registered with the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (ISBAO), a set of industry-leading best practices, and the WYVERN safety data network, which displays its Safety Intelligence Report and regulatory compliance information. Elite Jets also offers aircraft management services, which include providing pilots, training, maintenance, fleet insurance, scheduling and additional services. Passengers enjoy concierge-level service from Elite Jets’ private terminal at the Naples Airport, 125 Aviation Drive South in Naples. Charter flights and empty leg flights are available. For more information, please visit EliteJets.com or call 239-900-9000.