UK-based business aircraft services provider Av8jet has launched Av8jet Charter in Malta following receipt of an EASA air operator certificate (AOC). A Piaggio Avanti II P.180 is the first aircraft to be added to the AOC.
Sporting a new interior fitted by AeroVisto Interior Services in Switzerland, Av8jet Charter officials said the Avanti is an ideal aircraft for charter in Europe because it has a cabin size similar in height and width to a Hawker jet but requires 40 percent less fuel for comparable speed and distances. “With a reduced carbon footprint, the P.180 is perfect as sustainability now becomes important for us all,” the company said.
Based at Bournemouth International Airport and founded in 2006, Av8jet specializes in jet aircraft sales, acquisitions, and management. Av8jet also has developed its own proprietary software for safety management systems, fatigue safety management, flight scheduling, document control, and an e-learning training platform for EASA Part CAT (commercial air transport) and NCC (non-commercial) operations.