Charter & Fractional

News and issues concerning the aviation charter and fractional-ownership industries and markets, including company announcements, regulations, new developments and labor issues.

Airports

Sugar Land Set To be Launch Pad for Wisk's eVTOL Air Taxi Services

A vertiport at the city's airport could be part of a network across the Greater Houston area
Wisk's Generation 6 eVTOL aircraft
Aircraft

Lyte Launches Private Version of Hydrogen-electric VTOL Aircraft

The 19-seat LA-44 X Prime is a derivative of the 40-seat LA-44 SkyBus aircraft
Lyte Aviation's LA-44 SkyBus VTOL aircraft
Charter & Fractional

Blog: Could Monopolies Be the Norm for eVTOL Air Taxi Services?

Dubai's decision to give exclusive access to Joby has ruffled feathers
Joby plans to operate eVTOL air taxi services in Dubai
Rotorcraft

THC Orders Support Growing Saudi Mobility Needs

The massive order will support Saudi Arabia's vision for the future
THC AW139
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Airbus Teams With Aircraft Lessor LCI on Advanced Air Mobility

LCI will explore leasing options for the CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL aircraft
LCI CityAirbus NextGen
Regulations and Government

FAA Clarifies Part 135 FDR Seating Configuration Regs

The agency is seeing confusion surrounding FDR requirements
Global Express Interior
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

LCI Considers eVTOL, Infrastructure Lease Bundles

The leasing group has signed MOUs for 165 eVTOL aircraft
Beta Technologies Alia 250 aircraft
Charter & Fractional

Amber Raises Funds for Asian Fractional Ownership Program

NetJets is among the Chinese company's investors
Amber Aviation
Rotorcraft

Maverick Helicopters Expands Air Tours into SoCal

The company will offer charter services and tours from Long Beach locations
Maverick
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Comlux Delivers Second Completed ACJ TwoTwenty Bizjet

The second ACj is part of an order for 15 that will be completed at Comlux
Comlux completion of ACJ TwoTwenty aircraft
Charter & Fractional

PhilJets To Operate 10 of Lilium's eVTOL Aircraft

Philjets could operate the Lilium Jet in the Philippines and Cambodia
Lilium's six-passenger eVTOL aircraft could be used for air taxi flights in the Philippines.
Rotorcraft

Bell Reveals Designer Cabin to Asia's Helicopter Market

Bell's 429 Designer Series makes its Singapore Airshow debut
Bell 429 designer cabin at Singapore Airshow 2024
Charter & Fractional

ASL Group and Azzera Announce Sustainable Aviation Partnership

The collaboration will create a sustainable fuel booking system
The new general aviation terminal at Belgium's Liege Airport was built and is operated by ASL Group, which is now the exclusive private aircraft handler on the field. The modern facility incorporates a variety of environmentally-friendly features. (Photo: ASL Group)
Charter & Fractional

Scottsdale-based Charter Broker Set Jet Suddenly Folds

Clients are not expected to see refunds for future travel or booked flights
Set Jet LinkedIn page
Charter & Fractional

FAI's Dubai Operation Wins Medical Escort Approval

Germany-based FAI Rent-a-jet operates 10 aircraft
FAI Rent-a-jet Global Express aircraft
Charter & Fractional

Surf Air Mobility Plans To Add Electra eSTOLs to Fleet

Operator will take up to 90 of the hybrid-electric airplanes
Electra eSTOL aircraft
FBOs

Business Aviation Traffic On the Rise in Southeast Asia

Business aircraft departures from Singapore in 2023 exceeded pre-Covid levels by nearly 28 percent.
Business jets on the Jet Aviation ramp at Seletar Airport in Singapore
Charter & Fractional

JetASAP Releases January 2024 Activity Report

Company reported an average decline of 10 percent
JetASAP’s app allows customers to book with 700 charter operators and receive live quotes.
Charter & Fractional

Blade Air Mobility Adds Security Clearance at Nice

Passengers no longer need to clear through general security
Blade Air Mobility Europe Helicopter
Charter & Fractional

NJASAP, NetJets Reach Agreement in Principle

The agreement will be followed by an amended collective bargaining agreement
NetJets pilots
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Argus: 2023 Activity Dipped in North America, Europe

Operations dropped 3.3 percent in North America and by 10.2 percent in Europe in 2023
Flexjet Gulfstream G650 (Photo: Flexjet)
Charter & Fractional

Argus: January Bizav Operations Continue Downward Trend

Argus forecasts slight uptick in North America in February
PlaneSense PC-24
Charter & Fractional

First Epic E1000 Turboprop in Brazil Lands at Avantto

Fractional provider is taking 34 of the all-composite airplanes
Avantto Epic Aircraft E1000
Charter & Fractional

Flying Privately: Tips from an Expert

PlaneSense CEO and president George Antoniadis offers his top tips for getting started.
Cessna Citation Latitude in flight
Charter & Fractional

Priester Family-owned Companies Unite under New Brand

The company is uniting three brands under the new moniker
A Priester Aviation branded jet
Charter & Fractional

Get the Inside Track On Whether a Private Jet Card Deal Would Work For You

Jet cards can be a reliable way to fly privately.
Falcon 900 flying
Charter & Fractional

Vista Reports Strong Growth across 2023

The company grew market share to 5 percent
Private aviation group Vista reported a strong performance in 2023.
Charter & Fractional

NetJets Inks Connectivity Upgrade Agreement with Gogo

The agreement is the latest in a 20-year partnership
Gogo Business Aviation announced a 10-year agreement with fractional jet provider NetJets
Charter & Fractional

Wheels Up Announces New COO, Operational Team

The restructuring follows Delta's 2023 acquisition
Delta purchased a majority stake in Wheels Up last year.
Charter & Fractional

Luxaviation Adds Embraer Praetor to UK Charter Fleet

The new aircraft is one of three new arrivals anticipated before the end of March
Embraer Praetor 600 revealed at London Biggin Hill Airport