flyExclusive Awarded Part 21 Certification

Certification expands flyExclusive’s Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) services on third-party aircraft, while furthering the Company’s vertically-integrated strategy

KINSTON, NC (April 8, 2024) – flyExclusive (NYSEAMERICAN: FLYX) (“flyExclusive” or the “Company”), a publicly-traded provider of premium private jet charter experiences, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has approved flyExclusive as a Parts Manufacturer under Part 21 of the FAA’s Code of Federal Regulations. This certification follows the Company’s previously announced Part 145 certification.

“The secret to our success is vertical integration. Having an MRO operation that holds Part 21 certification will help us further control the safety and quality of the experience we provide to our customers,” said Jim Segrave, Founder and CEO of flyExclusive. “It is easier to deliver on high expectations when you control what is going on behind the scenes. I am proud of our MRO team, who have put in the hard work to secure this certification.”

Part 21 certification gives flyExclusive approval to build and sell products, articles and parts on third-party aircraft in addition to its own fleet of jets. The certification signifies a high standard of quality and safety across all aircraft.

flyExclusive’s team will perform these services out of the Company’s six-hangar MRO facility on its Kinston campus. The state-of-the-art, 12,000 square foot facility runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

About flyExclusive

flyExclusive is a vertically integrated, FAA regulated operator of private jet experiences offering customers on-demand charter, JetClub, and fractional jet services to destinations across the globe. As one of the world’s largest owner/operators of Cessna Citation aircraft, flyExclusive owns a floating fleet of more than 100 light to heavy jets. The company manages all aspects of the customer experience, ensuring that every flight is on a modern, comfortable, and safe aircraft. flyExclusive’s in-house Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul services, including paint, interiors, and avionics capabilities, are provided from its campus headquarters in Kinston, North Carolina. To learn more, visit

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