Charter & Fractional

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

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Simulator line checks proposed

An ATP corporate pilot who is a Gold Seal CFI and safety counselor is currently working on a rulemaking petition to allow pilots to accomplish the FAR 135.
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Charter firms eye Dubai market

Increasing demand for private aircraft charter in the Arabian Gulf states is drawing new operators into the market, and many of these firms are based in th
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PrivatAir Markets to Financial Roadshows

Swiss-based charter and management provider PrivatAir has created a team dedicated exclusively to marketing its charter services for financial roadshows, s
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Despite increased revenue, NetJets’ profits disappear

When Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett speaks, everyone listens.
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Flexjet builds market share in 2005

While its larger competitor NetJets saw profits vanish last year, fractional ownership operator Flexjet is reporting “our best year yet in terms of revenue
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EJM Charter Revenue Exceeded $32 Million

Executive Jet Management (EJM) said it generated more than $32 million in charter revenue last year for its managed aircraft owners.
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Scheeringa takes Flight Options helm

Several executive changes at Flight Options have followed in the wake of Raytheon’s full acquisition of the Cleveland-based fractional provider in late Dec
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Flight Options pilots vote for union backing

Last month the Flight Options pilots overwhelmingly voted for union representation under International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 1108.
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Club Airways flies show shuttle

European scheduled business aircraft service Club Airways International is providing a daily round-trip connection between the Swiss cities of Geneva and B
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Part 135 duty regs still under study

The FAA is reviewing Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC)-recommended revisions to the FAR Part 125/135 rulebook.
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UK Operator Wants Mustangs Early

London Executive Aviation is pushing Cessna to get early delivery of the first of seven Citation Mustangs it has ordered.
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Club328’s SkyBond program offers flight hours for ‘loan’

UK operator Club328 has devised a new way to market charter flights through its new SkyBond program.
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Charter firm eyes Asia-Pacific market

Executive charter broker Hunt & Palmer is opening an office in Hong Kong next month.
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Mayo Aviation: Charter firm offers maintenance services

Mayo Aviation, located on Englewood, Colo.’s Centennial Airport, offers both maintenance and a large Part 135 operation.
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Flight Options to use API for rotable management

Aerospace Products International (API), a provider of distribution and supply chain services, has been chosen by Flight Options for rotables management.
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Aviation Industry Expo 2006: Charter Operational Control

Judging from the size of the audience–about 200 people–many charter operators sent personnel to the NATA show to attend the first FAA operational control b
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UK charter firm adds long-range jets to fleet

Gold Air International has ordered two new Bombardier Global 5000s in a deal valued at close to $80 million.
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Fractional Prefers Hawker

FractionAir is eliminating its Beech Diamond and Beechjet regional fractional programs to focus on its Hawker fractional jet management program.
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Report Claims Bizav Rendition Flights

Amnesty International last month released a report (http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGAMR510572006) on the alleged illegal transfer of suspected terr
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Flight Options Approved for ASAP

Flight Options recently became the first fractional provider approved by the FAA to participate in the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP).
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Phenom chosen for Euro charter operations

A Zurich-based start-up charter operator announced at EBACE last month its plans to place into “low-cost, on-demand” charter service a fleet of Embraer Phe
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It’s No Pet Peeve to NetJets

Under the fractional aircraft ownership provider’s recently introduced PennVet VIP program, owners traveling with pets in the U.S.
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Air-taxi Operator’s Certificate Revoked

The FAA last month revoked the Part 135 air carrier operating certificate of American Air Network (AAN) of Chesterfield, Mo.
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NetJets Poised for a Profitable Year?

If Berkshire Hathaway’s first-quarter results are any indication, its NetJets subsidiary will record a profit this year, compared with the $80 million in l
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Operational Control Workshops Scheduled

Starting with a session on June 7 in Anchorage, Alaska, the FAA has scheduled more briefings on its proposed guidance policy on air carrier operational con
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Another Twist for the JetPass Card

JetPass Ultimate is a new jet card program from Cleveland-based Flight Options.
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Avantair: The Little Fractional That Could

Piaggio Avanti fractional provider Avantair is fast becoming a major player in the industry.
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The New Breed of Jet Cards

Last month, Flight Options and Flexjet began offering tiered-pricing jet cards
that provide steep discounts for not flying during peak periods.
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Fractionals: Evolution in action

Twenty years after its birth, the fractional concept is finally a mainstream part of the business aviation industry.
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Pogo a No Go for a While

Very light jet air-taxi hopeful Pogo will likely “not launch operations before 2009,” according to company CEO and former American Airlines boss Robert Cra