Flexjet to begin COVID testing for flight crews


The second-largest fractional fleet operator is testing its 830 flight crew members for COVID-19 before each tour of duty

Flexjet said in January it will begin to test flight crew members for COVID-19 before each tour of duty.

Let’s make a deal. The private jet M&A market is hot, but not without risks

Private aviation M&A

Vista Global’s deal yesterday with Red Wing that brings it 15 light jets to XOJET is the latest and doesn’t look to be the last

In just over 3 years, we’ve tracked over 50 deals, fundraises, launches, and bankruptcies

(Updated Jan. 11, 2021) The COVID-19 crisis may be bringing the already simmering mergers and acquisitions market for private jet operators and brokers back to a boil.

VistaJet renews Scuderia Ferrari partnership

VistaJet Ferrari partnership

The global non-ownership private jet provider is extending its partnership for a second year

Ever active in its marketing, VistaJet announced it will continue its partnership with Scuderia Ferrari for a second year as official supplier of private jet travel.

In a press release, the private jet fleet operator said, “With the ever-demanding race calendar and often only days between Grands Prix, the team faces challenging timelines. VistaJet will support the team to optimize their travel and transfer times throughout the 2020 Formula One season.”

Private Jet Services (PJS) acquires The Flight Exchange

Private Jet Services PJS jet card

The jet card broker has acquired the flight scheduling technology platform

Private Jet Services (PJS) Group, which earlier this month revamped its jet card program, said it has acquired The Flight Exchange (TFX), which it describes as “a cutting-edge technology platform that improves the private flight scheduling experience.”

As part of the acquisition, business aviation veteran Chris Early, TFX’s founder, has joined the executive team of PJS and vice president of sales in the Western U.S. 

23 business aircraft arrive at EBACE using alternative fuels

Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels (SAJF)

It represents a record number of airplanes arriving at the conference powered by sustainable alternative jet fuels (SAJF)

A total of 23 business aircraft arrived at Geneva Airport for the annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) using alternative fuels, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced.

The Aircraft that participated in this first-ever EBACE SAJF Fly-In are showcased at the event’s static display. While Gulfstream flew a G450 across the Atlantic Ocean in 2011, the focus comes as U.S. politicians have stepped up rhetoric about aviation’s impact on the economy.

EBACE European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition 2019
Twenty-three business aircraft that arrived powered by sustainable, alternative fuels will be on display at EBACE this week in Geneva, Switzerland.

“Today, it is more evident than ever how unified our industry is in working toward the goal of continually reducing emissions through innovation,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. “Business aviation has always led the way in promoting technologies that advance the sustainability of flight, and it is appropriate that we highlight our focus in this area through this record-setting fly-in.”

Five reasons not to buy a jet card

jet card

The number of jet card providers has more than doubled in the past decade, however, they’re not for everyone

Over 70% of subscribers to Private Jet Card Comparisons have more than one private aviation solution, with over 40% combining jet cards and on-demand charter.  In other words, a jet card can be a valuable tool in your aviation portfolio, not necessarily the only one.

Who shouldn’t buy a jet card?

That said, jet cards are not for everyone, so let’s take a look at private aviation users who might do well without using jet cards.

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