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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EBACE 2005: FBOs and Charter

Greek FBO Athens Aviation Signature is introducing a new tailor-made package called “Fly & Save.” The package provides free cleaning services and fu
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Brazilian charter company grows with nation’s economy

Brazil’s largest executive charter company and maintenance provider has seen significant benefits from improvements in the Brazilian economy.
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European fractional to offer shares in pre-owned aircraft

A new European fractional ownership program that will begin operations this month is offering shares in pre-owned Cessna Citation CJ1s.
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Flight Options Introduces ‘Global Access

Fractional operator Flight Options has launched Global Access, an overseas travel program using a fleet of nearly 100 charter aircraft accessible to the co
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Malta Charter Firm Establishes Netherlands Office

Sierra Aviation, an FBO and charter/management firm based in Portomaso, Malta, now has a marketing and sales office in Geldermalsen, the Netherlands.
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Court tosses defamationsuit against ARG/US

A lawsuit accusing safety audit specialist Aviation Research Group/ U.S.
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NetJets Places Bulk Order for Iridium Satellite Phones

Fractional provider NetJets has ordered 50 AirCell ST 3100 Iridium satellite communication systems for its fleet of Hawker 400XP light business jets.
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FAA Will Add Frax Ops to W&B Advisory Circular

The FAA will soon replace a 1995 advisory circular that provides operators with guidance and recommendations on how to develop and receive approval for a w
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Mayo Clinic On Call for Marquis Jet Card Owners

Marquis Jet card owners and guests now have access to medical support from the famed Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minn., while they are on a NetJets aircraft
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Limits placed on marquis jet card

Holders of the Marquis Jet Card will have new restrictions that will require they book flights farther in advance during peak travel times.
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NetJets talks with pilots stall

Contract negotiations between NetJets management and the leadership of Local 1108, which represents the fractional provider’s pilots, seem to have gone fro
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Purchase expands charterauction

Charter broker CharterAuction has purchased JetEquity Travel, the charter broker division of Skyport Aviation, an FBO at Westchester County Airport, White
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Flight Options Adds More Options

Cleveland-based fractional operator Flight Options is now offering an optional extended service program for new owners that covers flights to Mexico, the C
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European agency studies fractional-ownership rules

Ever since the FAA issued its final rule on “Regulation of Fractional Aircraft Ownership Programs and On-demand Operations” known as Part 91, Subpart K [wh
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NBAA, NATA to clarify Part 91/135 'piggybacking'

NBAA and NATA are collaborating on a series of white papers to clarify use of Part 91 aircraft by Part 135 aircraft charter management companies.
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Jet card program offers demo plan

Private jet travelers have a new option this summer to sample jet card membership without the typical 25-hour annual commitment.
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NetJets and SSBJs

A former NetJets researcher places high odds on the likelihood of the fractional pioneer operating a fleet of supersonic business jets.
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Charter Fleet Surpasses 100 Mark

Charter operator Executive Jet Management has broken the 100 managed-aircraft threshold.
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Per-seat Bizjet Scheduled Service Started

On June 30, Perfect Jet Travel launched per-seat, twice-weekly scheduled charter service between Aspen, Colo., and Dallas and Aspen and Burbank/Los Angeles
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Avanti Frax Operator Adds Premier Is

Breaking from its single-airplane fleet of Piaggio Avanti twin turboprops, Fairfield, N.J.-based fractional provider Avantair has added two new Beechcraft
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Euro Bizjet Airline Resumes Operations

Club Airways, the Geneva-based members-only airline, has resumed operations under new ownership and management; it had filed for bankruptcy in late April.
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GA Leaders To Advise on Future ATC System

Club Airways, the Geneva-based members-only airline, has resumed operations under new ownership and management; it had filed for bankruptcy in late April.
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NetJets, pilots resume negotiations

It appears that the informational picketing by NetJets pilots, who are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1108, is having the
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Club 328 charts future course

Southampton, England-based business jet operator Club 328 has had to revise its plans in the past few months, particularly since its only source of Dornier
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NATA Offers Charter Safety Program

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has unveiled a program to help air charter companies improve safety.
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CitationShares Launches New Programs

Fractional provider CitationShares recently announced three new programs for its customers.
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NetJets Europe To Move into New Digs

NetJets Europe expects to move into its new Lisbon, Portugal headquarters in December.
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NetJets Pilots Show Solidarity

According to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1108, the union representing NetJets pilots, 93 percent of voting members have authorized a s
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Aircraft Management Grows in Asia

Jet Aviation Business Jets’ charter and management network also extends into Asia.
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Skyjet International expands in Asia

The Asia-Pacific region is sharing in the rapid growth achieved by Bombardier’s Skyjet International fixed-rate executive charter program.