Silver Air’s BBJ, with its 6,000-mile nonstop range, will be marketed for global executives, music tours and VVIPs based at Van Nuys Airport (VNY).
California-based charter operator Silver Air is adding a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) to its charter fleet starting this spring. The company expects executive management teams, big international music tours, and other VVIP individuals that require the ultimate in private travel to charter the BBJ.
“This is an extremely unique opportunity for our charter clients to enjoy the ultimate private jet experience,” said Jason Middleton, Silver Air’s CEO. “Silver Air’s BBJ features the absolute highest level of service, luxury and comfort available in private aviation. There simply isn’t another charter operator in the country that has a BBJ of this caliber available on an unrestricted basis. It’s a game changer for Silver Air and our clients.”
The Silver Air BBJ has a 16-passenger VVIP cabin configuration that is designed along the lines of a luxury hotel suite. For overnight flights, a 10-passenger sleeping arrangement is available, complete with a master bedroom suite and private bathroom with shower.
In December, CH-Aviation reported, “(Silver Air) intends to add an aircraft registered as N834BZ (msn 29102), owned by JetForce V LLC and last used by First Virtual Air (San José, CA). According to the ch-aviation aircraft module, the airframe is currently temporarily stored and undergoing maintenance at San Antonio Int’l. Silver Air plans to use the aircraft to operate ad-hoc charter flights and base it at Van Nuys airport.”
“The BBJ buys you time – gives back days wasted on less efficient travel logistics and hotel rooms,” Middleton said. “Silver Air’s BBJ can take an executive team to Europe or Asia nonstop. The clients can sleep, dine, relax, shower, and prepare on the plane – then walk off rested and fully prepared for a meeting. No other charter aircraft provides that level of service and accommodation.”
The BBJ is capable of flying more than 6,000 nonstop miles and is equipped with the amenities one would expect on an aircraft of this caliber including global Wi-Fi, a VIP private office, lounge area, a full-service galley with private chef services, and a high-end assortment of DEAN & DELUCA snacks and a selection of world-class wines. The Boeing Business Jet will be managed under Silver Air’s PURE Jet Management program.
“Silver Air is leading the transformation in private jet management towards a more transparent way of doing business and treating jet owners as partners instead of profit centers,” said Chuck Stumpf, who was recently promoted to the newly created position of President of Business Development at Silver Air. “Adding the Boeing Business Jet to our expanding fleet illustrates that this model is scalable, sustainable, and expanding.”
Private Jet Card Comparisons understands there will be a flat rate, all-inclusive pricing structure, including catering, international fees and permits, plus concierge service. There will be no additional bill backs, and the aircraft will have unrestricted availability and flexible scheduling.
Silver Air manages privately owned aircraft from Southern California to the Bay Area and Dallas. In addition to the newly signed Boeing Business Jet, Silver Air’s fleet features light to large-cabin jets including Gulfstream GIV-SP, GIV, Dassault Falcon 2000, G200, Challenger 300, Phenom 100, Citation CJ3, Citation CJ2, and Citation X models. Silver Air is one of the largest Citation X carriers in the U.S. Silver Air’s charter operations have earned the ARGUS Platinum and IS-BAO ratings. The company is also a member of the Air Charter Safety Foundation. The company recently launched a new website at SilverAir.com.