ExpressJet Partners in Service Chosen by Luxury Aviation Leader, Certified for Achievement of Quality

HOUSTON , Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Services, LLC and SaltilloJet Center, two of ExpressJet Holdings' (NYSE: XJT) Partners in Service, eachannounced significant milestones at the National Business Aviation Association(NBAA) Annual Meeting & Convention in Atlanta .

ExpressJet Services, LLC

ExpressJet Services, LLC, delivers proven reliability and fast turnaroundfor off-aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). This month,ExpressJet Services attained the internationally recognized Aerospace Standard(AS 9110) and International Standards Organization (ISO 9001) certification.The certification documents ExpressJet's establishment and maintenance of astringent, internationally recognized Quality Management System for aircraftinspection, alteration and repair, aircraft sheet metal/composite repair,thrust reverser repair and overhaul.

"Achieving AS9110 certification is the result of ExpressJet's dedicatedfocus on customer satisfaction, quality and continual improvement of itsprocesses," said Bob McConnell, Staff Vice President of ExpressJet ServicesLLC.

ExpressJet Services earned AS 9110 / ISO 9001 certification for its Houston , Shreveport and Alcoa, Tenn., locations.

Since 1995, ExpressJet Services has earned a reputation for the industry'sfastest and most consistent turnaround times while serving one of the world'slargest regional airlines. Now the North American partner to three majorEuropean original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), ExpressJet Services providescomposite, sheet metal, interior and thrust reverser repairs throughout fivefacilities in the United States . Expanding to serve international customerswith flight control surfaces and components for the world's most prestigiousaircraft and rotor wing OEMs, ExpressJet Services has consistently delivered a99.9 percent maintenance dispatch reliability record.

Saltillo Jet Center

As a strategic part of the ExpressJet Partners in Service portfolio, the Saltillo Jet Center performs aircraft painting and refinishing for businessand commercial jet aircraft. Today, the Saltillo Jet Center announced it waschosen to provide aircraft paint services to Flight Options, a RaytheonCompany with a fleet of more than 140 aircraft providing personalized luxuryservice to its owners and members.

"Flight Options selected the Saltillo Jet Center as the primary providerof painting for Hawker and Legacy aircraft," Bob McConnell said. "We arepleased Flight Options, a company that is well known for delivering thehighest quality to its customers, chose to become a valued customer of Saltillo Jet Center."

Todd Hattaway , vice president of maintenance, Flight Options, LLC, saidthe partnership with ExpressJet and Saltillo Jet Center, "brings us anoutstanding vendor who will help Flight Options deliver the industry-leadingservice and products that our customers expect."

Located in the high arid desert of Northern Mexico , Saltillo Jet Centeroffers reliable, scalable aircraft painting capabilities.

Both announcements were made at the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, theworld's largest annual gathering of business aviation buyers and sellers.

About Flight Options

Flight Options, LLC, has earned a reputation as a leader and innovatorwithin the private aviation industry. The Cleveland , Ohio-based company willmark its 10th anniversary in 2008 and offers the complete spectrum of programsfrom Fractional First(TM) ownership to leasing, aircraft management, andJetPASS Ultimate Travel Membership. The company is an industry leader inprivate aviation safety as well, having been selected by the FAA to partnerand participate in the development and implementation of a formal SafetyManagement System (SMS) soon to be required for all air service providers.Flight Options provides personalized service to its Owners and Members, with afleet of over 140 aircraft consisting of the Hawker 400XP, Hawker 850XP,Citation X and Embraer Legacy. More information is available or by calling 877.703.2348.

About ExpressJet

ExpressJet Holdings operates numerous divisions designed to leverage themanagement experience, efficiencies and economies of scale present in itssubsidiaries, including ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. and ExpressJet Services,LLC. ExpressJet Airlines serves 175 destinations in North America and theCaribbean with approximately 1,500 departures per day. Operations includecapacity purchase and pro-rate agreements for mainline carriers; providingclients customized 50-seat charter options; training services through itsworld-class facility in Houston , Texas; and branded flying, providing non-stopservice to markets concentrated in the West, Midwest and Southeast regions ofthe United States . ExpressJet Services is the North American partner to threemajor European original equipment manufacturers and provides composite, sheetmetal, interior and thrust reverser repairs throughout five facilities in the United States . For more information, visit or for moreinformation on ExpressJet Services visit

SOURCE ExpressJet Holdings, Inc.