Charter airlines

May 17, 2008 - 11:01pm

The number of deliveries of new business aircraft is expected to increase substantially in the next 10 years, but this will be accompanied by a reduction in orders, especially in the short term, according to new Bombardier Aerospace statistics.

May 15, 2008 - 6:55am

Bombardier’s new Flexjet Asia executive charter program began operations on February 22 in a bid to make business aviation more readily available to visiting Westerners and the continent’s indigenous business community.

May 6, 2008 - 9:17am

Among all the factors that influence a buyer’s decision to purchase one business jet over another, brand loyalty is well recognized as one of the strongest. Citation owners, looking to replace or add another steed to their stables, usually buy another Citation. Falcon owners, for the most part, buy another Falcon. And Gulfstream owners generally buy Gulfstreams.

May 5, 2008 - 5:56am

Placing the blame primarily on a “severe downturn” in the U.S. business aviation market, Canadian OEM Bombardier last week slashed its net-income target for the current fiscal year by 21 percent. The company, which saw its business aircraft deliveries drop from 114 in the first half of last year to 74 for the same period this year, said the forecast includes a “one-time charge” to write down the value of used business aircraft.

April 1, 2008 - 12:40pm

Bombardier’s David Dixon talks about what it takes to be successful in Asia’s business aviation market and how it compares to the U.S. Click here to view.

March 25, 2008 - 8:53am

Bombardier has relaunched its Flexjet Europe business aircraft shared-use program under the name Jet Membership. The new program, which was unveiled February 12 in London, will use an all-Bombardier fleet of some 40 aircraft operated by 10 approved executive charter operators around Europe and will offer hourly rates that are 10 percent lower than the original Flexjet Europe concept.

February 26, 2008 - 6:06am

Very light jet (VLJ) charter operations are on the rise in Europe with the service entry of the first Cessna Citation Mustangs. During the last week of January, Germany’s Triple Alpha Jet Charter became the continent’s first commercial operator of the four-passenger aircraft from its Dusseldorf headquarters. The approximate charter rate will be n1,800 ($2,600) per hour.

January 31, 2008 - 11:02am

Bombardier Aerospace president Pierre Beaudoin on Tuesday told attendees at a meeting of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal that he believes the robust market for business jets will continue despite economic fears in the U.S.

January 31, 2008 - 11:02am

Bombardier Aerospace president Pierre Beaudoin on Tuesday told attendees at a meeting of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal that he believes the robust market for business jets will continue despite economic fears in the U.S.

January 31, 2008 - 4:58am

Bombardier has started offering its Skyjet ad hoc executive charter service alongside its Flexjet Europe’s existing Jet Membership block-charter program. Skyjet Europe offers fixed occupied hour rates in four Bombardier types–the Learjet 31A, 45 and 60 and the Challenger 604–operated by the same nine operators who provide the Jet Membership services.

 
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