Flexjet to install Viasat Ka-band internet on Praetor 600 fleet

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Viasat’s high-speed Ka-band in-flight connectivity gives Flexjet customers office-and home-like connectivity from takeoff to touchdown—at speeds typically greater than 20 Mbps

Flexjet and Viasat Inc., a global communications company, announced a partnership. The second-largest fractional operator will install Viasat’s in-flight connectivity (IFC) system on select Flexjet fleets. The deal provides Viasat’s high-speed Ka-band IFC service on Flexjet’s Embraer Praetor 600 super-mid cabin fleet. The aircraft serve transatlantic and domestic European routes. Additionally, the partnership will provide Viasat’s Ku-band IFC service to Flexjet’s Bombardier Global and Gulfstream G450 and G650.

Fitch upgrades ratings for Flexjet, Sentient Jet parent OneSky Flight

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Flexjet fractional share hours sold increased 35% in 2021 Q1

What a difference a year and a couple of months make. Fitch Ratings has upgraded OneSky Flight’s Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to ‘B’ from ‘B-. Fitch also upgraded the company’s senior secured term loan to ‘BB-‘/’RR2’ from ‘B’/’RR3’. The Rating Outlook is Stable. OneSky is a unit of Directional Aviation. Its private aviation brands include Flexjet, Sentient Jet, FXAIR, PrivateFly, and Halo. In April 2020, Fitch had downgraded OneFlight citing, “the effects of a global drop in demand related to the coronavirus pandemic.”

Accor Hotels, Directional Aviation not connected to AccorJets’ website

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Despite claiming to be owned by Accor Hotels and Directional Aviation, AccorJets is not associated with either company

AccorJets promises investors quarterly dividends from charter revenues

The website for AccorJets claims to have a fleet of Bombardier Global 7500s, Gulfstream G650s and G500s, and Citation Latitudes. Three more aircraft will be delivered this year, it says. It claims to be “part of the Directional Aviation portfolio.” It lists as board members executives of the Accor Hotels Group, including chairman and CEO, Sébastien Bazin. Accor includes brands like Raffles and Fairmont and is one of the world’s largest hospitality companies.

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