MIAMI — Eastern Air Lines achieved another milestone today; it has received its Part 121 Air Carrier Operating Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
“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.
Now that it has received its certificate, Eastern will now be able to conduct charter flights which it will announce soon, but for now, May 30 appears to be the first day of charter operations as Eastern will fly 60 vets on a special flight from Miami to Washington DCA airport.
In other news, Eastern’s second flight attendant class graduated today.