The Grand Opening of Jet Linx in Boston marks its continued
eastern expansion which now has bases in Atlanta, Washington D.C. and New York
Jet Linx said it celebrated the formal grand opening of its
new private terminal in Boston this week with a celebration drawing over 125
guests, plus aircraft on display from Bombardier, Embraer, Dassault Falcon,
Gulfstream and Textron Aviation.
Flexjet is already a significant Gulfstream operator and has been ramping up its expansion plans for Europe
A report last Friday by Corporate Jet Investor (CJI)
speculated that Flexjet might be readying a billion-dollar order with
Gulfstream. The item came after Phebe Novakovic, CEO of General Dynamics,
parent of the business jet manufacturer, told analysts the division was working
on a big deal and it was with an existing customer.
When you charter on-demand, buy a full aircraft or fractional share, you buy a specific aircraft type. What about jet card membership programs?
In case you haven’t noticed, most jet card programs specify cabin size, then fulfill your needs from a variety of aircraft types in that cabin category. In some cases that’s because you are buying your jet card from a management company and they are clustering all of the aircraft in that cabin size category together. In other cases, it’s a broker program that is sourcing aircraft from charter operators, including management companies and fleet operators. You’ll often see a range of seating for the aircraft that apply to that category, so in the SuperMid category you could get a jet that fits eight people one time and 10 the next. In Large Cabin jets it’s not unusual to see a range of 10 to 14 seats.
When flying by private jet, one noticeable difference from flying in a commercial airliner is a lack of headroom. The height of the cabin in the aisle of a Boeing 737 is about 7 feet, 2 inches. The average height of a man is 5 feet, 9 inches while a woman is 5 feet, 4 inches. Out of 112 business jets Private Jet Card Comparisons analyzed, 67 had a height where the average man would need to duck with 37 private jets being the same for women.
Confidence in the economy and business led by President Donald Trump’s approach to commerce is powering a spike in interest in pre-owned private jets, according to Daniel Jennings, President of The Private Jet Company (TPJC).