Viasat’s high-speed Ka-band in-flight connectivity gives Flexjet customers office-and home-like connectivity from takeoff to touchdown—at speeds typically greater than 20 Mbps
Flexjet and Viasat Inc., a global communications company, announced a partnership. The second-largest fractional operator will install Viasat’s in-flight connectivity (IFC) system on select Flexjet fleets. The deal provides Viasat’s high-speed Ka-band IFC service on Flexjet’s Embraer Praetor 600 super-mid cabin fleet. The aircraft serve transatlantic and domestic European routes. Additionally, the partnership will provide Viasat’s Ku-band IFC service to Flexjet’s Bombardier Global and Gulfstream G450 and G650.
Over 3,000 private jet landings and takeoffs are expected during the Masters week
Flexjet, one of the largest fleet operators in the world, which sells fractional shares, leases, custom programs and jet cards has announced its planned hospitality and promotions during The Masters week at Augusta Regional Airport.
In 2021, OneSky Flight acquired helicopter operators in the U.S. and U.K. and rebranded them under Halo. OneSky also placed an order for 200 eVTOLs from Embraer-backed EVE. The goal is to create door-to-door private aviation solutions for customers of Flexjet and other OneSky brands.
Separately, a SPAC led by Ricci priced at $200 million launched on the NASDAQ in November 2020.
The company has billion-dollar orders for Embraer’s Praetor 500 and 600, the upcoming Gulfstream G700. It also had an order for 20 of the now-discontinued supersonic Aerion AS2 private jets. The company is based in Cleveland and ranks second behind NetJets based on fractional share operators’ flight hours. In March 2021, it launched a jet card program in Europe based on the Embraer Legacy 500.
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Who owns Flexjet?
Directional Aviation is its controlling shareholder. It is part of OneSky Flight, which includes Sentient Jet, FXAIR, PrivateFly, and Tuvoli