Looking to reach Berlin, London, Paris, or the Southern Hemisphere nonstop in a private business jet? Corporate Eagle, based out of Oakland County International Airport in Waterford Township, has just received delivery of a Dassault Falcon 2000EX jet, which recently underwent a $2.5-million renovation.
The Falcon 2000EX joins a fleet of four Falcon, six Hawker, and two King Air aircraft that makes up Corporate Eagle’s fleet. On Nov. 22, the company will add a Hawker 800XP to its fleet, which offers 8 passenger seats, and recently underwent a $750,000 renovation.
The Falcon 2000EX, which arrived at Corporate Eagle on Friday, includes room for 10 passengers, as well as the capacity for a cabin attendant and room for two pilots. The refurbished cabin includes white leather executive seats, a fully equipped forward galley, extra soundproofing, a private aft lavatory, cabin temperature controls, fold up tables and trays, burl walnut trim, and 131 cubic feet of in-flight accessible luggage and wardrobe storage space.
“More and more, business owners, organizations, and families from metro Detroit are looking to us to provide the most well-equipped aircraft in the marketplace,” says Rick Nini, founder, president, and CEO of Corporate Eagle, a fractional business aviation program with 41 members that was started in 1982. Nini provided a tour of the jet on Monday.
The Falcon 2000EX offers Gogo 4G Wi-Fi that allows for the integrated capability to talk and text with personal smartphones via a high-speed swift broadband satellite voice and data system, Gogo Vision for ordering movies and programming (loaded prior to a flight), and an Airshow 500 flight information system made up of two LCD widescreen monitors that also can display a company’s logo.
The jet, which was recently repainted and waxed, attains a speed of 558 MPH, a service ceiling of 47,000 feet, and operational range of more than 4,000 miles.
“Once you make your return trip from say Berlin, you can land in Bangor, Maine and clear customs there, so when you arrive at Oakland International you can head right to your vehicle,” says Matt Brennan, vice president of member services at Corporate Eagle. “Or you can clear customs here.”
In addition to servicing its members at Oakland International, the company also flies in and out of Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti Township, Detroit City Airport (Coleman A. Young International Airport), Bishop International Airport in Flint, and St. Clair County International Airport in Port Huron.