Dumont Aviation names new chief operating officer

The charter operator named former Sikorsky exec Robert Flansburg as COO

Following the exit of its former CEO and several other executives in June, Delaware-based Dumont Aviation Group has named Robert Flansburg as chief operating officer. The company sells jet cards, fractional ownership, and on-demand charter, and has been in the news as it grows its fleet of the popular Dassault Falcon 2000.

Jet Linx celebrates Grand Opening in Boston

The Grand Opening of Jet Linx in Boston marks its continued eastern expansion which now has bases in Atlanta, Washington D.C. and New York

Jet Linx said it celebrated the formal grand opening of its new private terminal in Boston this week with a celebration drawing over 125 guests, plus aircraft on display from Bombardier, Embraer, Dassault Falcon, Gulfstream and Textron Aviation.

Dumont is offering a free 5-hour test flight on a Falcon 2000

Dumont Jets is promoting its Dumont Jet Card on its growing Dassault Falcon 2000 fleet with a free flight offer

 

Dumont Jets is promoting its Dassault Falcon 2000 Santos Jet Card program by offering a free demo flight up to five hours within the Continental U.S. After you take your flight, if you decide to purchase a 25-hour Falcon 2000 Jet Card, your flight is free. The rate is $9,000 per hour plus 7.5% Federal Excise Tax. If you aren’t completely satisfied with the Falcon 2000 after your flight, Dumont Jets will offer the flight at a 25% discount with no further commitment, so a $6,750 hourly rate for your test flight.

Magellan Jets highlights best alternate airports for your private jet ski vacations

One benefit of flying privately is the ability to access alternate airports during bad weather

 

Winter weather in the mountains can mean airport closings and delays. Jet card and on-demand charter broker Magellan Jets says one benefit of flying privately to your ski vacation means while commercial fliers see their trips canceled, there’s always a backup plan with private jets. It says, “The Magellan Jets team is always prepared to give our clients up to the minute notifications when and if your flight’s plans must change due to weather at any of these airports.” Recently it outlined U.S. destinations most likely to be impacted by extreme weather and best alternate airports. 

Can I choose a specific airplane type when I buy a jet card?

When you charter on-demand, buy a full aircraft or fractional share, you buy a specific aircraft type. What about jet card membership programs?

 

In case you haven’t noticed, most jet card programs specify cabin size, then fulfill your needs from a variety of aircraft types in that cabin category. In some cases that’s because you are buying your jet card from a management company and they are clustering all of the aircraft in that cabin size category together. In other cases, it’s a broker program that is sourcing aircraft from charter operators, including management companies and fleet operators. You’ll often see a range of seating for the aircraft that apply to that category, so in the SuperMid category you could get a jet that fits eight people one time and 10 the next. In Large Cabin jets it’s not unusual to see a range of 10 to 14 seats. 

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