Backed by record demand and with no letup in sight, operators from NetJets to niche brokers are announcing ambitious fleet growth targets
Private jet fleet capacity has become one of the industry’s hottest issues. Demand for private aircraft, owned, via charters, jet cards, and fractional shares, continues to surge to record levels. Charter and jet card flights tracking 30% higher than 2019 pre-pandemic levels combined with owners flying their jets more is putting a strain on the system. Supply chain and labor issues impacting the greater economy are impacting the private aviation industry. It’s creating a new reality for private jet flyers.
The third-largest Part 135 operator, EJM has joined NetJets, creating a waitlist for its Ascend membership as demand spikes
Days after NetJets said it was suspending jet card sales across the board, its aircraft management arm Executive Jet Management, known as EJM, is now following suit. Both are owned by Berkshire Hathaway.
After suspending hiring due to COVID, NetJets will now add 150 pilots to support 39 new private jets
NetJets is hiring pilots again. The news came in a joint communication by NetJets’ management and its pilots’ union – NJASAP. The company said it is expecting to reach record flight levels by October. March was a record for North American Part 135 flight activity.
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.