Did a VistaJet client pay for private jet flights with a $21.6 million house?

VistaJet

VistaJet recently launched a program allowing clients to pay after they fly. A Bloomberg report suggests the private jet charter company will accept your house as payment

In addition to its fleet of silver bullet Bombardier Globals with distinctive red cheat lines that can be seen at airports from New York, London, and Geneva to Aspen, Bali, and countries whose capitals you probably can’t name for, say $21,6 million, VistaJet is known for its unabashed approach to the ultra-high net worth lifestyle and innovative marketing programs.

Jet Linx purchases Meridian’s aircraft management and charter business

Jet Linx Jamie Walker

The acquisition brings 23 long-range and short-range private jets including Bombardier Global Express 6000 and 5000s, Gulfstream G550s, GVs, G450s, GIVSPs, Dassault Falcon 7Xs and 2000s, and Embraer Phenom 300s

Jet Linx becomes the largest Part 135 operator at Teterboro, the world’s busiest private jet airport

Jet Linx Aviation, which only opened up a New York-base last year, is set to become a major player in business aviation’s biggest market.

VistaJet unveils short-term private jet leases as Covid-19 Coronavirus response

VistaJet

Leases start at just one-month instead of the typical 36 months for VistaJet’s Program, its version of a jet card

Many airlines have totally cut or drastically reduced international flights. VistaJet specializes in long-haul and intercontinental private jet flights

The high-end luxury private jet operator is also launching a humanitarian relief plan

VistaJet is launching Dynamic Jet Lease, a new short-term option providing guaranteed access.

Many airlines have been drastically cutting international flights, including grounding all international operations. In other cases, routes that previously had multiple daily nonstop flights are now served only a couple times per week.

VistaJet says the new program offers a short-term lease over one, two or three months. You get a dedicated aircraft and crew positioned at the nearest possible airport to you.

Bombardier Global Express Comparison Guide

Bombardier Global Express

Comparing the Bombardier Global 7500, Global 6000, Global 5000, Global Express, and Global XRS

Like Coke or Pepsi, Mercedes or BMW, for many private jet users, it’s either a Gulfstream or Global Express, not both

Before Gulfstream acquired Galaxy Aerospace in 2001, a Gulfstream simply referred to the very top of the private jet market, the Ritz-Carlton of private jets, the Rolls Royce of business jets, take your choice.

Those signature oval windows made a Gulfstream easy to spot from the other side of the runway.

However, times change and Canadian manufacturer Bombardier Business Aircraft has over the past two decades firmly positioned its Global Express family of ultra-long-haul private jets as a fierce rival to Gulfstream.

Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg are Global Express owners, as is Herb Kohler and Tony Robbins.

In addition to full ownership, there are options for fractional ownership, leases, on-demand charter, and jet card membership for the Global family.

Fleet operators include Crystal Luxury Air, Flexjet, NetJets, OJets, Qatar Executive, and VistaJet. Clay Lacy, JetEdge, and Priester Aviation each manage Globals that are available for on-demand charter.

Additionally, there’s more in the future. In 2018, Corporate Jet Investor reported, “Rolls-Royce has developed two new Pearl engines for the aircraft and Bombardier has reprofiled the wings compared to its existing Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft. This means that the Global 5500 will be able to fly 5,700 nautical miles and the Global 6500 some 6,600 nautical miles.”

Bombardier Global Express family

  • Global 7500
  • Global 6500
  • Global 6000
  • Global 5500
  • Global 5000
  • Global Express
  • Global Express XRS

Comparing Global Express models available in the fractional, lease, jet card, and on-demand charter markets

Aircraft
Global
7500
Global
5000
Global
6000
Global
Express
Global
Express
XRS
Fractional
Ownership
or Lease
Yes – 2021YesYesYesYes
Fleet Size
(May 2020)
2222293145165
Jet CardYesYesYesNoYes
On-Demand
Charter
NoYesYesYesYes
Cabin
Height
6.256.256.256.256.25
Cabin
Width
8.178.178.178.178.17
Cabin
Length
54.4042.4748.3548.3548.35
Baggage Volume
(sq. ft.)
195195195190195
Seats14131312 to 13Varies
Sleeps8776 to 7 6 to 7
Range –
Seats
Full (nm)
7,7005,2005,8905,9406,055
Max.
Range
4 pax
(nm)
N/A5,3506,0806,1256,226
Max.
Cruise
Speed
(mph)
690588588581588
Normal
Cruise
Speed
(mph)
652561561561561
Long
Range
Cruise
Speed
(mph)
652471471459471
Launch20192005201219992005
End In
Production
In
Production
In
Production
20052012

Global Express Cabin Layouts

Bombardier’s Global family offers multiple cabin configurations. Below are the most typical.

Global 7500

Standard Bombardier Global 7500 cabin layout

Global 6000

Bombardier Global 6000
Standard Bombardier Global 6000 cabin layout

Global 5000

Bombardier Global 5000
Standard Bombardier Global 5000 cabin layout

Global Express

Flexjet’s Global Express cabin layout

Sources: Amstat, Bombardier, VistaJet, Flexjet, NetJets, Conklin & DeDecker

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Private Jet Card Comparisons can help you figure out the best option for your flying needs.

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