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.

Vista Global, Flexjet parent Directional in discussions to buy Jet Edge?

Vista Global Jet Edge

Multiple sources tell Private Jet Card Comparisons that Vista Global, Flexjet parent Directional Aviation and possibly other parties have been in acquisition discussions to buy Jet Edge

Jet Edge, Vista Global decline comment; Flexjet says, “We have no interest in acquiring Jet Edge.”

Multiple sources tell Private Jet Card Comparisons both Vista Global Holding and Flexjet, Sentient Jet parent Directional Aviation have been in discussions to acquire Jet Edge, the seventh-largest Part 135 charter operator in the U.S., in what would be the heated industry’s latest deal.

Directional’s Ricci praises fractional, democratization for industry growth

Flexjet Sentient Jet Flex Jet

In a sharp elbows industry, Flexjet and Sentient chairman Kenn Ricci praises competitors for innovating and expanding the industry

Kenn Ricci, Principal of Directional Aviation, which includes Flexjet, Sentient Jet, FXAIR, and PrivateFly, praised innovations from competitors.

The future of Jet Cards: You can’t always get what you want

Barbarians at the Gate

Jet cards 2.0: As Mick Jagger advises, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need”

Barring some calamity that sends demand for private jet travel into a downward spiral, jet cards and memberships will look very different. You already see the ghost of jet cards’ future via recent changes.

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