Rural Airports Stimulate Economic Growth

Access by private jets and turboprops enable companies to better serve hard to get to locations bringing money and jobs. Jet Cards have made it easier for companies to use business aviation

 

Jet Cards have made travel easier for companies by enabling them to leverage the benefits of private jet travel for employees and customers without the long-term commitment and expense of full or fractional ownership. At the same time Jet Cards provide companies the ability to tightly control budgets and who is flying, as well as ensure providers meet the duty of care standards for sourcing aircraft and flight crew. Now, according to advocacy group No Plane No Gain, two governors in the Southeast have recognized that having their rural general aviation airports upgraded to business aviation standards is a key element in driving increased economic development in these areas. 

JetSuite Launches Fly Free Jet Card Promotion With JetSuiteX

The new offer leverages JetSuite’s dual approach to private aviation, giving its SuiteKey members free flights on JetSuiteX’s schedule semi-private flights

 

JetSuite, Inc. has launched a special promotion it is calling X Unlimited enabling SuiteKey Jet Card members who join or renew before March 31, 2018 to gain complimentary access to seats on JetSuiteX semi-private flights. SuiteKey memberships range from $50,000 to $400,000. The deal will be attractive to those of you who mix private and commercial flying, particularly if you are California or Las Vegas-based and leverages the dual approach the operator has taken to private flying. 

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Issues Emergency Order of Revocation Against TapJets, Inc.

TapJets is claiming its technology is disrupting the private aviation market, however, it now faces a severe challenge to its operations from the FAA

 

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an Emergency Order of Revocation against TapJets, Inc. of Spring, Texas and Fargo, North Dakota, for allegedly conducting passenger-carrying flights using unqualified pilots and operating unauthorized aircraft. 

Charter Operator Silver Air To Add Boeing Business Jet To Fleet

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. 

Sentient Jet Rolls Out The Red Carpet For Customers Attending Super Bowl VII

Sentient, like several other Jet Card sellers, is amping up the VIP quotient for its customers who will be watching the Patriots battle the Eagles

 

While it may not be a question of which team Sentient executives will be rooting for on Sunday – the company is based outside Boston – its 150 customers who will be flying to Minneapolis will be getting red carpet treatment regardless of their favorite team. Via its partnership with Primesport, a leader in VIP hospitality, Sentient Cardholders have access to a dedicated concierge for ticket bookings, complimentary ticket upgrades, and access to private celebrity meet and greets. The company also assists Sentient customers in securing hotel reservations and with on the ground staff. 

Charter Broker Victor Attracts $18 Million In New Investment; Forms Alyssum Group To Foster General Aviation Acquisitions

On-demand private jet charter broker Victor has raised $18 million from BBA Aviation, BP Ventures and existing shareholders

 

Following Victor’s BP Ventures-led Series B investment round of $20 million in September the company is back raising more money, including the creation of a new corporate umbrella that will be known as Alyssum Group Ltd. Victor said it will now which pursue an “acquisitive strategy within general aviation sector,” according to a press release received by Private Jet Card Comparisons. It said this new money signals closure of the Series B process as Alyssum Group gears up for planned Series C investment round in mid-2018. Victor Founder & CEO Clive Jackson appointed Group Chief Executive of Alyssum Group.