Volato takes delivery of first HondaJet Elite II

Matt Liotta Volato

The delivery comes on the heels of Volato’s order for 25 more of the Honda Aircraft Company’s very light jets

Fractional operator Volato has taken delivery of its first HondaJet Elite II aircraft, with another arriving at the end of the month.

Volato orders 25 HondaJet Elite IIs following Jet It’s criticism

Matt Liotta Volato

Start-up fractional and jet card operator Volato is making a bid to become the largest HondaJet operator with an order for 25 of the very light jets

Less than two weeks after rival Jet It bashed Honda Aircraft Company in a letter to customers, Volato has placed a firm order for 25 HondaJet Elite II private jets.

Jet It CEO slams HondaJet support, reliability as ‘shocking,’ ‘disappointing,’ ‘grossly inadequate’

Glenn Gonzalez Jet It

Jet It CEO Glenn Gonzalez emailed customers, ‘We have done our best to shield you from Honda’s ineptitude, but our shield has worn through’

In a letter sent to its fractional share owners last week, Jet It CEO Glenn Gonzalez, a Honda Aircraft Company sales director before founding the fractional operator in 2018 as a HondaJet platform, blasted his former employer, saying Jet It has done its “best to shield you from Honda’s ineptitude.”

Private jet operators say costs, mechanicals, supply chains vexing operations

Corporate Jet Investor Miami

While private jet providers say reliability is improving, they are facing a variety of issues that are impacting on-time operations and costs

Speaking on three different panels during Corporate Jet Investor, several private jet charter operator and broker executives say they are seeing no let-up in demand – or cost inflation.

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