Business Jet delivers reached their highest total since 2009, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Many of the new aircraft will find their way to both fleet and fractional operators providing access to shareowners and jet card customers
Glory days, well, they’ll pass you by
Glory days, in the wink of a young girl’s eye– Bruce Springstein
No doubt, many of those involved in manufacturing private jets recall fondly 2008. That’s when the industry delivered 1,317 new business jets. It was an increase from 2007’s then-record mark of 1,137 new private jets delivered. That busted the 2006 numbers, also a then-record of 887 units delivered.
With the Great Recession, deliveries of new private jets dropped to 874 units in 2009, even more to 767 in 2010, then 696 in 2011, before bottoming out in 2012 at 672 aircraft.
Fractional share, lease and jet card fleet operator Flexjet says its customers will be spending the holidays in the sun, on the slopes, and the big cities
Flexjet says it is seeing “major increases among those flying privately over the holidays, with travel reaching record levels over Thanksgiving and continuing its growth during the holiday season.”
The company, which has been in the news for its recent separate billion-dollar aircraft orders from Embraer and Gulfstream – on the same day – may need more private jets sooner rather than later.
The fractional and jet card provider will also field a team led Melissa Ganzi
Flexjet will be winding down 2019 in the posh winter confines of Aspen where through Friday it is again an official sponsor of the Aspen World Snow Polo Championship, the sixth year.
While owners will be offered an array of VIP
hospitality, there will also be a chance to root for the Flexjet team, which is
being led by Melissa Ganzi.
Speaking on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Flexjet CEO Mike Silvestro said the fractional share, lease and jet card provider is ready for any potential storms, financial or in the skies
Flexjet’s CEO Mike Silvestro made an appearance yesterday on CNBC’s Squawk Box.
During a roundtable with the program’s hosts, he said the number two provider of private jet fractional shares and leases is ready for bad weather, both in the skies and on its balance sheet.
Flexjet House in London’s Mayfair comes in advance of its
planned European expansion
Flexjet LLC last night marked the opening of Flexjet House, a global experience center and office in London’s Mayfair district, for what the company called “an integral step in Flexjet’s European expansion.”
At the same time, Flexjet announced Marine Eugène, former head of sales in Europe for NetJets, has joined its team as European Managing Director. Travel to, from and within Europe jumped 44% this year.
In a press release, it noted, “Eugène is among an increasing number of former NetJets executives deciding to join Flexjet in its reinvention of the private aviation industry.”