Charter & Fractional

News and issues concerning the aviation charter and fractional-ownership industries and markets, including company announcements, regulations, new developments and labor issues.

Training and Workforce

Supply Chain Worries Persist, But Bizav Poised for Solid 2024

Industry leaders see stability and strength in 2024 bizav markets
Simcom PC-12 Series E Simulator
Charter & Fractional

Volato Expands HondaJet Fleet by 50 Percent to 24 Aircraft in 2023

Another 22 HondaJet Elite IIs are due for delivery in 2024 and beyond
Volato expects to take another 22 HondaJet Elite IIs by early 2026.
Charter & Fractional

FlyExclusive Goes Public Following SPAC Merger

The company announced its plans to grow its fleet and go public in October 2022
FlyExclusive CJ3+ (Photo: FlyExclusive)
Charter & Fractional

AirSprint’s 15th Praetor 500 Joins Fractional Fleet

The new jet is the sixth addition this year to AirSprint's fleet
AirSprint's 15th Embraer Praetor 500
Charter & Fractional

NJASAP: NetJets Pilots Plan Exodus without a Pay Hike

The pilots' union and NetJets disagree about salary and working conditions
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Luxaviation Accelerates Decarbonization with 'Go-to-Zero' Fund

The aircraft operator says it now aims to achieve net-zero carbon by 2030
Luxaviation operates private aircraft
Regulations and Government

Epic's E1000GX Gets Brazil Certification

The news comes just ahead of the start of deliveries to fractional operator Avantto
Epic E1000GX
Charter & Fractional

Tradewind Adds Two More PC-12s to Charter Fleet

The company provides private flights and shared charter services
Tradewind Aviation Pilatus PC-12 NGX aircraft
Charter & Fractional

Flexjet's Simulation with Eve Paves Way For eVTOL Services

Helicopter flights were used to assess how eVTOL aircraft might be operated
Eve's four-passenger eVTOL aircraft is expected to compete type certification in 2026.
Charter & Fractional

KinectAir Launches AI-Powered Empty Leg Marketplace

The system will allow users to comb operators' schedules to craft round trips
KinectAir user interface screenshot
Charter & Fractional

Volato Adds Larger Lift Access ahead of G280 Deliveries

The deal gives Volato's customers immediate access to larger aircraft
Gulfstream GIV in Fly Alliance fleet

Líder Aviation Names First Female President

COO Junia Hermont is being promoted to CEO, effective January 2024
Líder Aviation CEO Junia Hermont
Charter & Fractional

Wheels Up Focusing on Business Travelers

New programs designed to entice small and medium businesses
Wheels Up King Air
Charter & Fractional

After SPAC Merger, Fractional Jet Provider Volato Goes Public on NYSE

Company operates the world's largest HondaJet fleet
Volato jet on runway
Charter & Fractional

TAM AE Again Rated Top Air Charter Operator in Brazil

Marks operator's eighth year of being named "Biggest and Best" in the country
TAM Aviação Executiva
Charter & Fractional

Air Charter Association Announces Excellence Awards

Winners from across the industry were honored at an event in Brighton
Air Charter Association 2023 Excellence award winners
Charter & Fractional

App-based Vaunt Offers Empty Leg Membership Program

Company looks to bring the thrill of private aviation to non-traditional customers
Volato Honda Jets at airport

Brazil's Omni Will Add Three AW189 Helicopters to Fleet

Omni Helicopter International is mainly active in South America's offshore oil and gas sector
Omni Helicopter International operates Leonardo AW189s
Charter & Fractional

PJCC: Almost All New Private Flyers Sticking with It

More new flyers are exclusively using private aviation for leisure travel
Generic woman aboard private jet (Adobe Stock)
Charter & Fractional

Abu Dhabi Investors Acquire Charter Platform Fly Victor

Aviation Investment Group has bought all outstanding shares from founder and chairman Clive Jackson
Fly Victor founder and former chairman Clive Jackson
Charter & Fractional

Charter Group KlasJet Cleared To Operate in Canada

The Lithuania-based company is part of the Avia Solutions Group
KlasJet Boeing 737 aircraft
Charter & Fractional

ASM Eyes Aircraft Management Portfolio

The company owns three aircraft
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Wheels Up Receives $40 Million from New Investors

Kore Capital and Whitebox Advisors add to Wheels Up's $390 million term loan
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Training and Workforce

Flexjet Launches Bizjet Cabin Server Training Academy

Red Label Academy offers a two-week hospitality training program
Flexjet's Red Label Academy
Charter & Fractional

Empire Aviation Sees Revenues Double since Pandemic

Aircraft management, aircraft sales, charter, and CAMO are thriving
Empire Aviation

Archer Stakes Claim to eVTOL Markets in UAE and India

The four-passenger Midnight aircraft is on display at the Dubai Airshow
Archer signs a sales agreement with InterGlobe for its Midnight eVTOL aircraft

Middle East Dealer Orders 10 Lilium Jet eVTOLs

ArcosJet will market the four-passenger Pioneer Edition to private buyers
Lilium Jet Pioneer Edition eVTOL aircraft

Spanish Start-up Crisalion Introduces Integrity eVTOL Aircraft

The company has launched a new funding round to support development work
Crisalion Integrity eVTOL aircraft
Charter & Fractional

AINsight: Buying/Selling a Part 135 Air Charter Business

Buying a charter operator bypasses a long application process
Generic aircraft windows
Charter & Fractional

Wheels Up Trims Revenues and Losses In 3Q

Company reported a loss of $145 million in the quarter
Private aviation group Wheels Up operates light jet aircraft.