To mark International Women’s Day, we take a non-comprehensive look at some of the women behind the jet card programs you fly with
From the cockpit to the boardroom, women are making an impact on private aviation
While there is plenty of room for more women in leadership positions in private aviation, the good news is women are in more and more high-profile positions – including the cockpit.
Private jet fractional ownership continues to be dominated by NetJets and Flexjet
Argus TRAQPak’s annual business review of private jet fractional ownership operators in North America shows from the handful of players, NetJets and Flexjet continue to dominate. Together, the top two players control 85.8% of the market based on flight hours.
Gulfstream bumped Bombardier as the most used large private jet in 2020 while holding onto the top spot in super long-range private jets, according to Argus TRAQPak
Textron Aviation’s Citation Excel/XLS, Mustang, and King Air 200 were the most flown aircraft in their respective categories
Gulfstream Aerospace had the most popular large cabin and super long-range private jets in 2020, according to just-released data from Argus TRAQPak.
At the same time, Textron Aviation saw three of its business aircraft take the top spot in three of the eight categories. Its Beechcraft King Air 200 was the most flown multi-engine turboprop. The Cessna Citation Mustang was the most popular very light jet. Its Citation Excel/XLS/XLS+ won the midsize private jet category.
Phenom 300 private jet charter operator GrandView Aviation added bases in Scottsdale and Chicago in 2020
Denver is becoming a hot spot for expansion among private jet operators. Maryland-based GrandView Aviation said it would open a base at Centennial Airport on Feb. 1. It’s the company’s sixth base. In recent years, the Embraer Phenom 300 operator has added Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, and Scottsdale.