Charter & Fractional

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

Charter & Fractional

Airbus Study: Fleet Upgrades Motivated by Sustainability, SAF

79% of polled execs cited sustainability as factor
David McIntosh/AIN
Rotorcraft

Airbus Delivers 1st ACH160 Helicopter in North America

Chartright Air Group will start flying charters in the ACH160 in the third quarter
Airbus ACH160 for Chartright Air Group
Rotorcraft

Hoper Launches Aegean Islands Helicopter Service

The move signals that there is a market for regional mobility that helicopters can serve
Hoper helicopter flights in Greece
Charter & Fractional

Volato Begins Equipping Its HondaJets with SmartSky

Volato has a total fleet of 26 HondaJets
Volato HondaJet
Charter & Fractional

Spanish Business Aircraft Operator Commits to Crisalion's eVTOL Model

Málaga-based iJet Aviation said it plans to buy 10 of the five-passenger Integrity aircraft
Crisalion Integrity eVTOL aircraft
Charter & Fractional

Bluetail and Million Air Dallas Partner for Maintenance System

Program was launched in mid-May
Million Air Dallas
Charter & Fractional

MRO Insider Rebrands to Alpha Wingman

Company's new services include catering and ground support
Mark Wagner
Aircraft

Bristow Shares Its Thinking On Early eVTOL Aircraft Use Cases

The helicopter operator plans to add several of the new vehicles to its fleet
Bristow plans to operate Overair's Butterfly eVTOL aircraft
Charter & Fractional

Corporate Eagle Now 100% Employee-owned

Transition to employee ownership took three years
Corporate Eagle
Charter & Fractional

Wheels Up Refreshes Membership and Charter Packages

Private flight clients can now earn more benefits with Delta Air Lines
Wheels Up King Air in Las Vegas
Charter & Fractional

Daher Co-sponsors TBMOPA European Convention

A total of 25 TBMs were flown into Biarritz Pays Basque Airport
Daher
Charter & Fractional

Private Flight Booking Platform Evaluates Manta's VTOL/STOL Aircraft

The Ann hybrid-electric family will be designed to fly between 300 and 800 kilometers
Skycab and Manta Aircraft
Charter & Fractional

Clay Lacy, NBAA Partner on Memberships

The agreement provides access to NBAA's resources and benefits to Clay Lacy customers
Flight crew heading to airplane
Charter & Fractional

Premier Private Jets Adds Fractional Ownership Program

Offers shares in the company’s Hawker 800
Hawker 800
Charter & Fractional

NetJets Lawsuit Accuses Pilots' Union of Defamation

An ongoing dispute shows no signs of abating
Aircraft

Helicopter Operator Teams with Airbus To Prepare eVTOL Air Services

The memorandum of understanding does not cover orders for the CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL aircraft
Avincis CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL
Safety

Jet Linx Pauses Ops for Annual Safety Summit

The theme of this year's summit is 25 Years of Safety, celebrating the company's milestone year.
Jet Linx
Charter & Fractional

Air Charter Association Moves Broker Training Online

Online training will make broker qualification more accessible
Glenn Hogben, CEO of the Air Charter Association
Aircraft

Business Jet Market Growing Roots in Africa

Demand for business aircraft is on the upswing as business expands across the continent
Pilatus PC-24 in South Africa
Charter & Fractional

Air Charter Demand Set To Fluctuate in June and July

European Championship soccer tournament in Germany and the Paris Summer Olympics are two bright spots
Avinode charter booking pricing data
Charter & Fractional

China's Shanxi Province Will Fly Tourists in EHang's eVTOL Aircraft

An agreement calls for up to 500 of the two-seat pilotless aircraft to be delivered
EHang's main production plant for eVTOL aircraft is at Yunfu in China
Charter & Fractional

Opul Jets Seeks Charter Market Edge With Starlink Connectivity

The UK-based operator is installing the SpaceX technology on its Bombardier fleet
Opul Bombardier Global XRS with Starlink
Fuel

Sparfell Offers Book-and-claim Sustainable Aviation Fuel

The aircraft management and charter group's fleet of aircraft is growing
Sparfell Global aircraft
FBOs

Menzies Aviation Launches Pearl FBO Brand

New FBO chain will debut with 40 locations
Pearl branded limousine next to private jet
Charter & Fractional

VOO Launches Instant Booking Capability

The system allows charter brokers one-click booking
screenshot of VOO booking portal
Charter & Fractional

Lilium Rolls Out Plan for French Riviera eVTOL Air Service Network

The manufacturer has also firmed up its agreements with eVolare and Luxaviation
Lilium full size mock-up at EBACE2024
Charter & Fractional

Jet Aviation Grows EMEA Fleet with 10 Additions This Year

The service provider's fleet in the region numbers nearly 70 aircraft
Jet Aviation EMEA managed fleet and charter
Cabin Interior and Electronics

IADA, Jetquity Partner on Business Jet Value Program

Program is designed to safeguard buyers
Bizjet flying
Charter & Fractional

Flyvbird Moves Ahead on Partnership with Moove

Company will use app to showcase travel options
Flyvbird
Charter & Fractional

Early Bizav AI Use Cases Could Free Up Human Bandwidth

MySky and Web Manuals are tapping artificial intelligence for their software platforms
MySky Quote platform