On Our Blog
A relatively quick overview of the projects we worked on in 2018, and a look at what we have in store for 2019.
On Our Podcast
Zach is currently Aftermarket Sales manager at Textron, and is a licensed private pilot and certified Airframe and Powerplant mechanic. This conversation was a lot of fun, and Zach is a guy who clearly lives and breathes aviation.
What We’re Reading
People within the business aviation industry often talk about business aviation being a business tool, or something that allows what wouldn’t otherwise be possible via commercial aviation.
This is one of those examples, and a very cool one from a logistics and operational point of view.
Jet cards are becoming increasingly popular - you can compare them in the 2019 edition of Private Jet Card Comparisons.
After the death of footballer/soccer player Emiliano Sala, there was significant uproar from the business aviation community, and rightly so. Indeed, some of the most impassioned chats I had at S&D in January were on this topic. NBAA touches on it here.
Wheels Up announced a program called Wheels Up Connect, which makes it easy to share charters. Sharing jet charters is not a new concept - what is interesting is the approach: building a solid charter business before offering sharing, vs. offering sharing off the bat and having to backtrack (like JetSmarter). Nice to see this space heating up.
We love reading about routines of top performers, and this is a quick read on just that topic. (PS: keep an eye out for Stephanie on The Business Aviation podcast sometime soon.)
Like Wheels Up, JetSuiteX is offering another business aviation model that makes it more accessible. We love the model, and it will be interesting to see if it catches on, particularly as commercial airlines move away from regional airports.
In many ways, Europe is much more amenable to air-taxi or similar operations, given the population density and proximity of major cities. This is an interesting look at the market from Stefaan Ghijs, founder of Fly Aeolus, an air taxi company with some similarities to JetSuiteX.
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