Bankruptcy court approves JetSuite’s reorganization plan

JetSuite Chapter 11 ruling

The approval of JetSuite’s Chapter 11 reorganization comes after opposition from the Trustee overseeing the case and charges the private jet operator had become a Ponzi scheme

(Updated Sept. 8, 2020) JetSuite may fly again. At least that’s the possible outcome now. The judge overseeing the Chapter 11 confirmed the company’s reorganization plan, according to Ted Gavin, managing director of Gavin Solmonese. Gavin serves as the private jet charter operator’s chief restructuring officer. The hearing took place this morning in Delaware.

JetSuite refutes customers who allege a Ponzi scheme

JetSuite bankruptcy filings

A pair of JetSuite SuiteKey jet card members contend wrongful conduct and breach of fiduciary duties

“JetSuite will fly again,” says its chief restructuring officer, debating the Trustee’s allegation that the private jet operator’s bankruptcy is a liquidation and not a restructuring

Just when it looked like JetSuite’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing was about to move quickly through the courts, it may have hit a pair of speed bumps.

Trustee objects to JetSuite’s bankruptcy reorganization plan

JetSuite

JetSuite’s Chapter 11 reorganization plan is “not feasible,” according to the trustee

The trustee overseeing JetSuite’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy is urging the judge to reject the company’s proposed plan. The filing today came hours before the deadline for objections and ahead of a scheduled Sept. 3rd court date.

Wheels Up appoints veteran private jet execs to lead diversity push

Wheels Up leadership team

Stephanie Chung and Thomas Fry have joined Wheels Up to help the company expand its cultivation of diverse markets

A week after launching an aircraft sales unit, Wheels Up and its founder and CEO Kenny Dichter are back again. This morning he is announcing plans to tap into diverse markets.

To lead the charge, Stephanie Chung becomes the company’s first chief growth officer. Thomas Fry will work alongside her as director of growth marketing and public relations.

NetJets, Wheels Up, Flexjet, and Vista Global’s XOJET lead the list of Biggest U.S. Private Jet Operators

Largest Private Jet Airlines

Despite consolidation, the 25 largest Part 135 and 91K operators account for only 25% of the U.S. private jet market

Why you won’t find Wheels Up when you look at lists of private aviation operators

Sizing the U.S. private jet market between Part 91, Part 91K fractional and Part 135 charter operators

8 of the 10 largest companies are led by the founder or family member

Here’s a big difference between the private jet market and the airlines. Just 10 airlines account for 90% of the domestic market for scheduled passenger traffic. Four companies – Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines – are responsible for two-thirds of U.S. flights.

Despite consolidation, business aviation remains fragmented. An analysis by Private Jet Card Comparisons of various reports from Argus TRAQPak and other data shows the 25 largest operators of charter and fractional fleets together account for just 25% of all U.S. flying.

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