Jet Aviation adds 10 large, midsize jets to U.S. charter fleet

General Dynamics’ Jet Aviation has grown its U.S. Part 135 charter fleet to 55 private jets with recent management contracts.

By Doug Gollan, October 16, 2023

Jet Aviation has added 10 private jets available for charter to its U.S. fleet.

It is part of a 29-aircraft expansion of its managed fleet since the beginning of 2023.

The new Part 135 aircraft are a mix of midsize and large cabin jets, according to the announcement.

“2023 has been a great year as we continue to focus on making aircraft ownership effortless for our customers,” says David Dalpiaz, Vice President of Flight Services, Americas.

He adds, “We have worked incredibly hard to ensure we deliver on our promise of seamless service and effortless aircraft management and also welcomed some 200-flight crew into the Jet Aviation family to support our growing fleet.

The unit of General Dynamics now has 55 aircraft in its U.S. charter fleet.

It includes a Boeing Business Jet in 2022.

The BBJ2 is the first aircraft of its type available to charter on the certificate and can carry up to 17 passengers, per the announcement.

Leslie Cheshier, Vice President of Owner and Charter Services, Americas, adds, “We are dedicated to providing unparalleled service excellence. These new additions, alongside our existing fleet, ensure we continue to offer customers even more choice and provide a seamless and personalized experience wherever they would like to go and however they would like to get there.”

Jet Aviation’s west coast MRO continues to support its fleet here.

It currently manages some 300 aircraft globally, with some 200 in the U.S.

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