Charter & Fractional
News and issues concerning the aviation charter and fractional-ownership industries and markets, including company announcements, regulations, new developments and labor issues.
Blade’s Bounce on-demand service to JFK starts at $695 for the whole helicopter (typically an Astar) and $195 for per-seat scheduled service.
The vehicles will have stringent requirements for safety, noise and emissions, and be expected to have a range of at least 60 miles.
The agreement calls for the delivery of 50 test vehicles by 2020.
The Singapore-based charter operator, the world’s first operator of Ka-band-equipped Global 6000s, has added another to its fleet.
The company is planning to offer an array of tailored services, including a fly-sharing program.
Jet Edge is leasing three Embraer Legacy 650s from Minsheng.
Gary Dolski will head up the aircraft charter and management business, while Alden Zhang will steer the development of an AOC in Shanghai.
Portal provides access to 200 business jets and 500 helicopters within Greater China, as well as some 7,000 business worldwide.
The company now operates more than 30 aircraft with bases in Hong Kong and Beijing and ground services branches in a number of other cities.
Hong Kong-based BAA and Europe's Luxaviation group will manage aircraft for owners across Greater China.