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

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
Charter & Fractional

Partners in Aviation Launches Elite Program

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

ACSF Safety Symposium Highlights Risks, Opportunities

The annual symposium attracts a variety of operators and safety experts
ACSF Safety Symposium
Charter & Fractional

Southern Sky Aviation Expands Footprint with Second FBO

The company provides an option at Florida's Panama City
New Southern Sky FBO at KECP
Charter & Fractional

Desert Jet, Titan Aviation Fuels Partner To Offer Sustainable Fuel

Eco-friendly jet fuel will be offered at Palm Springs FBO
Desert Jet
Regulations and Government

Web Manuals To Upgrade Document Searches with AI Functions

New AI search capability could be rolled out before the end of spring
Web Manuals is adding artificial intelligence-based search functions to its digital documentation system for aircraft operators.
Safety

Safety Talk: Flying Wisdom from King Air Pilot Ben Taber

Taber has logged more than 20,000 hours in 40 years of flying
Ben Taber, Beechcraft King Air pilot/mentor
Rotorcraft

Piasecki Steps Up Development of Hydrogen-powered PA-890 Helicopter

Legacy helicopter manufacturer aims to fly a prototype in 2028
Piasecki's PA-890 hydrogen-powered helicopter
Charter & Fractional

Latvia's Foreign Minister Resigns over Charter Flights

Prosecutors are investigating alleged misuse of government funds
Charter & Fractional

Paragon Aviation Group Partners with NBAA

Partnership aims to generate visibility, sales leads
NBAA / Paragon
Charter & Fractional

Aircraft Charter and Frax Firm Volato Reports 2023 Loss

Losses attributed to stalled aircraft sales, delivery delays
Volato jet on runway
Charter & Fractional

Guardian Jet Soars with $2B in Bizjet Sales, New Leadership

22-year-old company had most successful year for new acquisitions
Guardian Jet banner
Charter & Fractional

The Wolf of Wall Street's Jordan Belfort Discusses the Movie, Flying Privately, and Prison

The 'Wolf of Wall Street' talks DiCaprio, flying private, and 'the greatest redemption story, ever.'
Jordan Belfort and Leonardo DiCaprio
Charter & Fractional

Digital Checkout Added to Charter Flight Quote Platform

Software integration expected to streamline flight quote and payment process
MySky Quote platform
Charter & Fractional

ONEflight Opens New Colorado HQ, Florida Sales Office

Headquarters facility also includes hangar space
ONEflight HQ
Charter & Fractional

Flexjet S-76 Helo To Make Waves at Florida Boat Show

Company to show rotorcraft at yachting show in Florida this weekend
Sikorsky S-76 helicopter
Charter & Fractional

AircraftExchange Marks 5th Anniversary with $60B in Sales

Online business aircraft brokerage sees 46,000 visitors a month
Asian Sky Group
Charter & Fractional

FAA Proposes $175,000 Penalty against Empyreal Jet

FAA alleges company operated Hawker 800XP with damaged rudder on 31 revenue flights
Empyreal Hawker 800XP
Charter & Fractional

Bravo Air Plans To Operate SkyDrive eVTOL Aircraft

The private charter operator is based in Augusta, Georgia
SkyDrive SD-05 eVTOL aircraft
FBOs

Atlantic FBOs Prepare To Support Lilium eVTOL Flights

Infrastructure and support will be available at 30 or more U.S. locations
Lilium's eVTOL aircraft
Charter & Fractional

Citadel Completions Now a Starlink Vendor

Outfitting firm now authorized to sell and install Starlink in business jets
Citadel Completions
Charter & Fractional

Private Charter Firm Opul Jets Launches in London

Company has offices in London, UAE, Isle of Man
Opul Jets CEO Harry Ackerman
Charter & Fractional

Tuvoli and FL3XX Start Digital Charter Bookings Checkouts

Merged platforms will be used by charter brokers and aircraft operators
Charter & Fractional

NBAA, Cutter Aviation Launch Bizav Advocacy Program

Program will help the association in its advocacy initiatives
Cutter Aviation
Charter & Fractional

Blade Predicts Turnaround after 2023 Losses

Company plans to continue its "asset-light" focus as it seeks to achieve profitability
Blade Air Mobility organ transport
Charter & Fractional

Falcon and Archer Launch Abu Dhabi-Dubai eVTOL Flights

Services will operate from Falcon Aviation's heliports in the UAE
Falcon Aviation will operate Archer's eVTOL aircraft in the UAE
Safety

Desert Jet Earns Charter Industry's Highest Safety Ratings

Fewer than one percent of operators have Wyvern's Wingman Pro, Argus Platinum and IS-BAO Stage 3 ratings concurrently
Desert Jet Fleet on company's ramp in Palm Springs, California
Charter & Fractional

Wheels Up Revenues, Losses Fall in 4Q

Total revenues decreased 40% but company stemmed loss by 64%
Wheels Up
Charter & Fractional

WingX Sees Stagnant Bizav Flight Activity Year-to-date

Global flights were down around 3 percent year-on-year in the first two months of this year
WingX presentation at BBGA conference
Regulations and Government

Aircraft Operators, FBOs Face New UK Border Controls

More passenger data and prior approval will be required for non-UK citizens
Farnborough Airport in the UK