Charter & Fractional

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


Líder Aviation Names First Female President

COO Junia Hermont is being promoted to CEO, effective January 2024
Líder Aviation CEO Junia Hermont
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After SPAC Merger, Fractional Jet Provider Volato Goes Public on NYSE

Company operates the world's largest HondaJet fleet
Volato jet on runway
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Wheels Up Focusing on Business Travelers

New programs designed to entice small and medium businesses
Wheels Up King Air
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TAM AE Again Rated Top Air Charter Operator in Brazil

Marks operator's eighth year of being named "Biggest and Best" in the country
TAM Aviação Executiva
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Air Charter Association Announces Excellence Awards

Winners from across the industry were honored at an event in Brighton
Air Charter Association 2023 Excellence award winners
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App-based Vaunt Offers Empty Leg Membership Program

Company looks to bring the thrill of private aviation to non-traditional customers
Volato Honda Jets at airport
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PJCC: Almost All New Private Flyers Sticking with It

More new flyers are exclusively using private aviation for leisure travel
Generic woman aboard private jet (Adobe Stock)
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Abu Dhabi Investors Acquire Charter Platform Fly Victor

Aviation Investment Group has bought all outstanding shares from founder and chairman Clive Jackson
Fly Victor founder and former chairman Clive Jackson
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Charter Group KlasJet Cleared To Operate in Canada

The Lithuania-based company is part of the Avia Solutions Group
KlasJet Boeing 737 aircraft
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ASM Eyes Aircraft Management Portfolio

The company owns three aircraft
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Wheels Up Receives $40 Million from New Investors

Kore Capital and Whitebox Advisors add to Wheels Up's $390 million term loan
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Empire Aviation Sees Revenues Double since Pandemic

Aircraft management, aircraft sales, charter, and CAMO are thriving
Empire Aviation
Training and Workforce

Flexjet Launches Bizjet Cabin Server Training Academy

Red Label Academy offers a two-week hospitality training program
Flexjet's Red Label Academy

Archer Stakes Claim to eVTOL Markets in UAE and India

The four-passenger Midnight aircraft is on display at the Dubai Airshow
Archer signs a sales agreement with InterGlobe for its Midnight eVTOL aircraft

Middle East Dealer Orders 10 Lilium Jet eVTOLs

ArcosJet will market the four-passenger Pioneer Edition to private buyers
Lilium Jet Pioneer Edition eVTOL aircraft

Spanish Start-up Crisalion Introduces Integrity eVTOL Aircraft

The company has launched a new funding round to support development work
Crisalion Integrity eVTOL aircraft
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AINsight: Buying/Selling a Part 135 Air Charter Business

Buying a charter operator bypasses a long application process
Generic aircraft windows
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Wheels Up Trims Revenues and Losses In 3Q

Company reported a loss of $145 million in the quarter
Private aviation group Wheels Up operates light jet aircraft.

Lilium To Display Pioneer Edition eVTOL Aircraft in Dubai

Middle East private aviation customers will be able to see the four-passenger cabin interior at the Dubai Airshow
Lilium Jet Pioneer Edition eVTOL aircraft
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Protest Damage and Illegal Charters Fuel Insurance Concerns

Business aviation professionals urged to consider indemnity liability insurance
Letze Generation protestors damage a Citation CJ1+ aircraft at Sylt Airport in Germany.
Regulations and Government

FAA Issues Part 135 Runway Obstacle Analysis Reminder

Some operators found lacking in takeoff safety path analysis
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Flexjet Launching Helo Service from Florida to Bahamas

Flexjet originally formalized its helicopter service to provide "last mile" service for its owners
Flexjet S-76 (Photo: Flexjet)

Indian Lessor Agrees to Buy Lyte's 40-Seat VTOL Aircraft

Vman Aviation Services' current portfolio includes helicopters, regional airliners and training aircraft
Lyte Aviation's LA-44 SkyBus VTOL aircraft

Chapman Inks Deal To Help Clients Fly Sustainably

The global charter broker partnered With 4Air to offer offset and SAF use solutions
business jet taking off
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Charter and Management Firm CapJet Rebrands as Fly Tru

Texas-based operator pledges high levels of transparency over costs, aircraft condition, and crew
CapJet Gulfstream G200 aircraft
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Blade Offering Florida JetPass

Blade jumps into the jet card pool
Blade aircraft
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Wheels Up Targets Small and Medium-size Businesses

New Wheels Up program moves to lessen leisure travel dependence
Wheels Up King Air 350

EBAA Rolls Out Environmental, Social Sustainability Plan

The European business aviation group started a pilot program with some of its member companies
Jet Aviation provides sustainable aviation fuel to business aircraft at EBACE show
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NATA Conference To Provide Focus on AAM, Market Trends

NATA has signed a MOU with Choctaw Nation to collaborate on AAM
Long Beach, California (Photo: National Air Transportation Association)
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Hahn Air Is European Launch Customer for CJ3 Gen2 Jet

The German operator has operated Textron's Citation business aircraft for almost two decades
(Left to right: Ron Draper, Textron Aviation; Captain Daniel Rudas, Hahn Air)