Charter and management firm JetFlite International (JFI) has signed a partnership agreement with Moscow’s Best-Jets to help JFI penetrate the Russian market. Named JFI Russia, the new entity comes partly as a result of Best-Jets acting as JFI’s handling agent in the country for the past five years. JetFlite CEO Bill Cripe said, “With JFI located in California and New York, trying to get a foothold in Russia is nearly impossible without having staff there.” JetFlite (Booth No. N3136) expanded its presence in Moscow last month with the addition of a Bombardier Challenger 601 based at Vnukovo Airport. This joins a Gulfstream G200 already in place there. According to Cripe, there is a great deal of opportunity for the charter/management sector in Russia. He said that one of the company’s managed fleet flew 80 charter hours in a month. JFI also announced that it has become launch customer for Honeywell’s Mechanical Protection Plan, an extended warranty program for the OEM’s avionics and cabin control systems.
JetFlite Sets Up New Russian Entity
- October 11, 2011, 5:52 PM