Flexjet chief Ricci completes Zanite, Eve SPAC merger

Blade Eve eVTOL

Directional Aviation’s Kenn Ricci has successfully merged Zanite Acquisition Corp. with eVTOL manufacturer Eve

Kenn Ricci’s private aviation SPAC Zanite Acquisition Corp. has completed its merger with Embraer-backed Eve, a manufacturer of eVTOLs.

Directional relaunches aircraft brokerage Sojourn Aviation as FXSolutions

Flexjet

FXSolutions promises proprietary aircraft comparison technology. It replaces Sojourn Aviation in the Directional portfolio alongside Flexjet, Sentient Jet, FXAir, and PrivateFly

Directional Aviation is rebranding its Sojourn Aviation aircraft brokerage as FXSolutions.

2021’s 30 Biggest Charter/Fractional Private Jet Companies Ranked (Full Year)

NetJets Fleet

NetJets, Flexjet, Wheels Up, Vista Global hold serve as four largest North American Part 135/Part 91k private jet operators for 2021; FlyExclusive leaps to 5th

The 10 largest private jet companies increased their share of Part 135/91k flight hours to 45.1% from 44.3% in 2020

Solairus (89.3%), Airshare (77.1%), FlyExclusive (76.3%), NetJets (61.4%), Jet Edge (59.9%), and Wheels Up (55.0%) record biggest percentage growth

Read our detailed 2021 Year-in-Review for each of the 10 largest private aviation providers, including flight hour activity since 2019

There was no change among the top four North American private jet holding companies, based on combined Part 135 and Part 91k flight hours. However, Argus TraqPak data shows a new player in the 5th spot. FlyExclusive moved from 10th in 2019 to 8th in 2020. The table below provides a company-by-company ranking for the 30 largest private jet companies in 2021, including flight hours and market share.

FXAir achieved carbon neutral operations in 2021

FXAIR

Directional Aviation’s charter broker FXAir offset 40,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide last year

Directional Aviation’s on-demand charter broker FXAir offset 40,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) in 2021 on behalf of its clients through the use of carbon offset credits.

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