Eastern Air Lines Group has announced that its Eastern Air Lines received the Part 121 Certification from the FAA required for the airline to commence service.
The certificate was celebrated in a short ceremony today at Eastern’s headquarters in Building 5A at Miami International Airport, which served as the original Eastern’s Operation Centre from 1965-1991.
“We are honored and humbled to have been selected to bring the Eastern Air Lines name and legacy back to the skies, and the receipt of our 121 certification is the culmination of several years of planning and, over the last year, intense preparations by our team to meet all FAA requirements. During our proving run flights with the FAA, we flew our aircraft to Dallas, San Antonio, San Juan,Santo Domingo, Columbus (Ohio) and Colorado Springs, and we received a great reception in each city and were proud to show off our colors once again,” said Ed Wegel, Eastern’s founder and CEO. “We are also pleased that our certificate will be held in the South Florida CMO, which is Eastern’s home base,” Wegel added.
The airline will soon announce its initial charter operations and has concluded deals for additional 737-800s.
Ah, the nostalgia!
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