Vista Global buys charter broker Apollo Jets, private jet operator Talon Air

Thomas Flohr

XO and VistaJet parent Vista Global Holding is acquiring on-demand private jet charter broker Apollo Jets and Part 135 operator Talon Air

Talon Air is the 14th largest charter operator in the U.S. It expands Vista Global into aircraft management

In 2018, it bought XOJET. JetSmarter came in 2019. Last year Dubai-based holding company Vista Global Holding snapped up Red Wing Aviation. Now the parent of VistaJet is acquiring on-demand charter broker Apollo Jets. It is also gaining 49% of Apollo’s 70% interest in Part 135 operator and management company Talon Air. The latter is the 14th largest U.S. charter operator based on flight hours, according to Argus TRAQPak.

Clay Lacy signs as 4AIR official carbon offset partner

person holding a green plant

Directional Aviation-launched 4AIR announced it is partnering with Clay Lacy Aviation to offer its sustainability rating to Clay Lacy managed aircraft while also certifying the company’s facilities in Oxford, CT; Van Nuys, CA; San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA; and Orange County, CA, as carbon-neutral, and awarding their facilities a 4AIR Rating for 2020.

Not fractional ownership, Partners in Aviation looks to grow private jet co-ownership

Partners in Aviation

Using a contractual model similar to fractional ownership, Partners in Aviation wants to be the Match.com of private jets

Seeking to bridge the gap between full ownership and fractional shares and jet cards, Partner’s in Aviation moves into its fourth year in the market seeking to be the Match.com of private jet owners. Most of all, its principal Mark Molloy, a former Beechcraft executive, says the PIA formula is structured to avoid the pitfalls of those multi-owner partnerships that often don’t end well.

Wheels Up acquires private jet operator Mountain Aviation

Wheels Up Mountain Aviation

Wheels Up has acquired Mountain Aviation, the 10th largest U.S. Part 135 private jet operator, adding 59 private aircraft to its fleet

The deal makes Wheels Up the world’s largest Citation X operator and sets it up to be a major player in transcontinental private jet flights

Add Mountain Aviation to the list. After acquiring Delta Private Jets, Gama Aviation Signature, and TMC Jets over the past 19 months, Wheels Up has acquired the 10th largest private jet charter operator in the country.

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