Flexjet, PrivateFly say European private jet demand soaring

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Directional Aviation’s European private aviation providers – Flexjet and PrivateFly – say flight volume is spiking in what’s traditionally a slow period

There has been no September dropoff for either Flexjet or PrivateFly in Europe.

Flexjet Europe opens operations center in Malta

As Flexjet continues to expand in Europe, it has secured an air operators certificate from Malta and opened an operations center in the Mediterranean nation

Flexjet has opened an operations center in Malta while earning an air operators certificate – AOC – from the European nation. It comes as it adds an Embraer Legacy 500 under the new registration.

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.

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