Charter & Fractional

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

Aircraft

Qatar Executive Becomes First G700 Commercial Operator

Seven Gulfstream G700s will join the Qatar Executive fleet this year
Qatar Executive Gulfstream G700 business jet
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JetASAP: Charter Pricing Down in April with Larger Business Jets

Average billable hourly pricing for turboprop charters increased but all others were flat or down in April
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FlyingGroup Adds Ninth PC-24 to Management Program

Exterior features 'elegant gray lines and Swiss edelweiss flowers'
PC-24
Avionics

ACI Jet Gains Starlink Dealer Authorization

California-based MRO provider and charter operator commits to buying “several” shipsets
ACI Global Express XRS parked at Bombardier-approved service center
Aircraft

Eve and Joby Sign eVTOL Aircraft Agreements in Saudi Arabia

Mukamalah Aviation plans to add Joby's eVTOL aircraft to its fleet
Joby and Mukamalah signed an MoU covering eVTOL aircraft
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Blade Adds Helicopter Routes in Atlantic City, Monaco

New lift services adds more options for customers
Blade
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Levo Aims To Streamline Online Charter Booking

Company's interface brings charter booking directly to consumer
Levo
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Volato Sees 1Q Growth but Losses Widen

The fractional operator expects to achieve a positive growth margin by the end of 2024
Volato HondaJet on ramp
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Wheels Up Continues To Bleed Red Ink

Cash on hand and active members both saw decreases in first quarter
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SkyShare Lowers Frax Down Payments and Monthly Fees

Fleet now includes aircraft ranging in size from the Pilatus PC-12 to Gulfstream's G450
SkyShare fractional ownership fleet
Aircraft

EHang Makes First eVTOL Aircraft Passenger Flight in the UAE

Abu Dhabi's Wings Logistics Hub plans to buy 100 of the EH216 model
EH216-S flight in Abu Dhabi
Airlines

UrbanLink Plans South Florida eVTOL Network with Lilium Order

The start-up has been launched by former UrbanX chairman Ed Wegel
UrbanLink Lilium Jet eVTOL
Charter & Fractional

Mx and Personnel Costs Cut Berkshire Hathaway Earnings

The company's aviation revenues grew while earnings dropped
Phenom 300 (Photo: NetJets)
Aircraft

MEBAA Show Offers New Features for Thriving Bizav Region

The 10th edition of the show will be held from December 10 to 12 in Dubai
MEBAA show in 2022
Training and Workforce

PlaneSense Adding Virtual Reality Cockpit Trainer

Platform reduces pilot training costs and can help trainees to retain more information
PlaneSense virtual reality training team
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Gama Aviation To Delist from Stock Exchange by June

Shareholders have been made a revised share buyout offer
Gama Aviation Glasgow
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Wheels Up Consolidates Maintenance Facilities

Company is restructuring around new Palm Beach facility
Wheels Up King Air 350
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Abu Dhabi Backs eVTOL Air Taxi Services With Archer and Joby

Local operators Falcon Aviation and Air Chateau will fly the four-passenger Midnight vehicle
Archer Midnight eVTOL aircraft in Abu Dhabi
Aircraft

Japanese Charter Service Signs Deal with Eve for 50 eVTOL Aircraft

AirX plans eVTOL charter flights and sightseeing tours in Tokyo
A digital rendering of Eve's eVTOL aircraft with the AirX logo
Charter & Fractional

Online Charter Marketplace Sees Hourly Rates Dip

Between February and March, large-cabin jet charter prices experienced the biggest decline
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FAA Issues SMS Rules for Part 135 Operators

Charter operators will have up to three years to implement a proactive safety system
Pilots flying Embraer Phenom 300
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VOO Integrates with REDiFly

Integration allows real-time access to availability and location information
VOO
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Bluetail Onboards FlyExclusive Fleet

FlyExclusive operates nearly 100 aircraft in the U.S.
Bluetail software
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Frax Operator Volato Releases First-quarter Metrics

Despite a dip in flight hours, the company's hourly price remained strong
Volato jets on runway
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NetJets Pilot Union Votes To Ratify Tentative Agreement

The agreement includes salary increases and quality-of-life improvements
NetJets
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Boutsen Aims To Race Ahead with North Sea Aviation Center

Aircraft broker Boutsen taps Belgium company as sale representative
Boutsen Aviation
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Million Air Dallas Teams with Bizcraft Broker ARC Aviation

Companies hope partnership will foster a collaborative environment
ARC Aviation
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Charter Operators Commit to Buying Electron Air Taxi

The four-passenger aircraft is expected to enter service in 2028
Hopscotch Air plans to operate the Electron 5 aircraft.
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HeliFlite, Formula 1 Miami Form Air Access Partnership

Agreement will provide exclusive air access to the track
Formula 1 CRYPTO.COM Miami Grand Prix 2024
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Partners in Aviation Launches Elite Program

New offering adds air charter income potential to help offset co-owners' costs
PIA