Jet Aviation and VistaJet announced that Jet Aviation Flight Services will operate and manage a U.S.-based fleet of Bombardier Challenger 350 aircraft for VistaJet’s Program customers. The companies have worked together since 2013 when Jet Aviation was selected to operate and manage the VistaJet-owned fleet of Global 5000s in the U.S. The alliance has now been expanded to include the U.S.-based fleet of Challenger 350 aircraft, which began service in February 2017.
VistaJet’s entire owned fleet in the U.S. is now operated by Jet Aviation. The aircraft will be located at various Jet Aviation facilities throughout the country, depending on demand, and can pick up passengers anytime and anywhere in the U.S.
In a press release, Ron Silverman, president of VistaJet U.S., Inc, said, “We started our collaboration in 2013, favoring their highly regarded culture of safety, to operate our U.S.-registered Global 5000 aircraft. Jet Aviation has exceeded our expectations, and as we aim to always provide our clients with the best possible flight solution, we have now decided to add the entire U.S.-registered fleet to their certificate.”
Silverman added in the release, “The Challenger 350, arguably the most popular super midsize aircraft in business aviation, is a favorite amongst our customers. So from today, whether you are arranging flights through VistaJet from Los Angeles to London on a Global 5000, or Houston to Miami on a Challenger 350, you are in the expert hands of Jet Aviation, a recognized industry leader for fifty years.”
VistaJet is globally focused an has operated flights to 187 countries worldwide. Founded in 2004 by Thomas Flohr, the company “pioneered an innovative business model, free of the responsibilities and asset risks linked to aircraft ownership, where customers pay only for the hours they fly. VistaJet’s signature Program service offers customers a bespoke subscription of flight hours on its fleet of mid and long range jets to fly them anywhere, at any time,” according to the announcement.