Flexjet, Sentient Jet acquire another helicopter operator

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Directional Aviation’s OneSky Flight, parent of Flexjet and Sentient, says it is targeting managed helicopter fleets, this time adding a U.K.-based operator

Flexjet, the second-largest fractional fleet operator, and sister Sentient Jet, a leader in jet cards, now have a second helicopter operator in the OneSky Flight portfolio. Halo Aviation Ltd., an operator in the United Kingdom, follows the acquisition earlier this year of Associated Aircraft Group (AAG). The latter operates Sikorsky helicopters in the Northeastern U.S.

Flexjet adds European 25-hour Legacy 500 jet card

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Flexjet in Europe has added a 25-hour Embraer Legacy 500 jet card to its line-up of fractional share and lease options

In a surprise move, Flexjet, which quietly moved ahead with the European launch of its shared ownership program last November, has now quietly added a jet card to its private jet solutions portfolio.

NetJets Europe launches pay-as-you-go membership

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NetJets Europe is making its private jets more accessible with a pay-as-you-go membership for €8,500, plus local VAT

NetJets Europe is making a dramatic move in the jet card segment by starting a pay-as-you-go membership. For an annual fee of €8,500, plus local VAT, you get access to its fleet with fixed one-way rates. Previously, the entry-level program in Europe for the world’s largest private jet operator was a 25-hour jet card. That requires a deposit of over $150,000.

Why Flexjet decided to launch Europe during a pandemic

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Flexjet Europe managing director Marine Eugene tells the story behind Flexjet’s surprise decision to move forward with its launch last year

One of private aviation’s worst kept secrets was Flexjet’s planned entrance into Europe last May at the annual European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition held annually in Geneva. Expectations were a big party and lots of festivities. For Flexjet, it was to be an important step in its never-ending battle with market leader NetJets.

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