Charter airlines

October 1, 2011 - 1:25am
Rizon Jet reception at London Biggin Hill Airport

The conclusion of delegates at the Business Aviation Europe event at Biggin Hill Airport near London last month (September 14-15) seemed to be that things can only get better. But there was little hard evidence that this sentiment will be enough to push back against strong economic tides that threaten to pull the industry under once more.

August 25, 2011 - 8:40am

Flexjet, Bombardier’s Texas-based fractional ownership operation, launched a Learjet 85 program. President Fred Reid told AIN that his company will take seven aircraft initially, and eventually “a couple of dozen,” with deliveries beginning in the fourth quarter of 2013. He noted that Flexjet’s Learjet 85 prices will be 5 percent below those of the Cessna Sovereign in fractional service.

August 18, 2011 - 11:00am

Flexjet, Bombardier’s Texas-based fractional ownership program, launched a Learjet 85 program yesterday. In an interview with AIN today, Flexjet president Fred Reid said the company will take seven aircraft initially, and eventually “a couple of dozen,” with deliveries beginning in the fourth quarter of 2013. He noted that Flexjet’s Learjet 85 prices will be 5 percent below those of the Cessna Sovereign in fractional service.

July 5, 2011 - 10:30am

The northern hemisphere’s busy summer period for private charter flights has yet to take off, but demand levels are already ahead of 2010 figures, according to the latest data from online charter portal Avinode. As of yesterday, the company’s forward-looking demand index stood at 146.47, more than four points down from a month earlier, but almost four points up on where it had stood exactly 12 months ago.

June 30, 2011 - 7:50am

Bombardier reported $4.7 billion in revenue for its first fiscal quarter (which ended April 30), a 9-percent year-over-year increase, thanks in part to a stronger business jet market, “especially at the high end,” said Bombardier president and CEO Pierre Beaudoin. Profits in the fiscal quarter reached $220 million, compared with $195 million last year.

June 30, 2011 - 6:50am

The Bombardier Learjet 45 will be the first business jet model offered at CAE’s new training facility in Toluca, Mexico, near Mexico City. Training in the light jet at this location will start next spring, CAE said. Meanwhile, the company is adding training capabilities for Challenger 605 pilots and maintenance technicians at its Emirates-CAE Flight Training facility in Dubai.

June 26, 2011 - 7:05am

Bombardier Aerospace has added four field service representatives and two customer support account managers to cover Europe and South Africa. The appointments bring to 25 the total number of field service reps and customer support account managers supporting business aircraft customers in Europe.

June 26, 2011 - 6:40am

At the Paris Air Show, Bombardier announced it had received another order for the latest ultra-long-range Globals. Australian private lift provider AvWest inked the order for four Global 7000s and two Global 8000s worth approximately $400 million. The company, which also owns the Perth Jet Centre FBO, currently operates a Challenger 604 and three Global Express XRSs among its charter fleet.

June 22, 2011 - 1:40am

Bombardier Aerospace (Chalet A256) announced the sale of 10 of its new Global 8000 business aircraft to charter provider VistaJet, which becomes launch customer for the type. The firm order is valued at around $650 million, bringing the European operator’s order backlog of Bombardier aircraft to $2 billion. The long-range 8000 is due to enter service in 2017.

June 7, 2011 - 10:20am

Last week Bombardier reported $4.7 billion in revenue for its first fiscal quarter (which ended April 30), a 9-percent year-over-year increase, thanks in part to a stronger business jet market, “especially at the high end,” said Bombardier president and CEO Pierre Beaudoin. Profits in the fiscal quarter reached $220 million, compared with $195 million last year.

 
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