NBAA Convention News

Jet Aviation Touts Fleet Growth and New Charter Program

 - October 14, 2021, 11:24 AM

Jet Aviation announced Tuesday at NBAA-BACE that it has added 26 large and midsize jets to its managed fleet in the U.S. since January 1, with 11 of them available for charter. The Swiss company has also signed three aircraft to its newly authorized Part 125 certificate, which governs charters of large aircraft with a capacity for 20 or more passengers. Jet Aviation is also highlighting its new Freedom Access on-demand charter offering.

“It’s been an exciting year, and we’re delighted to see client retention and growth thanks to our range of services and solid safety performance,” said David Dalpiaz, v-p of flight services in the U.S. 

Added David Best, senior v-p of regional operations and GM of the Americas. “Our goal is to make aircraft ownership simple by drawing on our extensive network, industry knowledge, and personalized solutions, all supported by the highest industry standards.”

On the charter side, Jet Aviation has seen “a significant increase in demand for charter and aircraft flight,” said Leslie Cheshier, v-p of owner and charter services in the U.S., and is meeting customer’s needs with solutions including ad hoc charter, block access, card access, and its new Freedom Access program.

Freedom Access allows customers to interchange between block charter and card access according to their needs, with guaranteed availability globally. 

“It is truly the program of the future, designed to give customers access to the open charter market and card pricing,” said Cheshier. “Customers can always fall back on card pricing for one-ways, but also take advantage of great offerings in the market when available. The best part about the program is that you can use any size aircraft including helicopters and airliners if necessary.”

Jet Aviation currently manages some 300 aircraft globally, with 180 of those residing in the Americas. The U.S. charter fleet totals some 70 aircraft, with access to thousands more, from bizliners to midsize jets.