The most popular private jets of 2020 revealed

Gulfstream G450

Gulfstream bumped Bombardier as the most used large private jet in 2020 while holding onto the top spot in super long-range private jets, according to Argus TRAQPak

Textron Aviation’s Citation Excel/XLS, Mustang, and King Air 200 were the most flown aircraft in their respective categories

Gulfstream Aerospace had the most popular large cabin and super long-range private jets in 2020, according to just-released data from Argus TRAQPak.

At the same time, Textron Aviation saw three of its business aircraft take the top spot in three of the eight categories. Its Beechcraft King Air 200 was the most flown multi-engine turboprop. The Cessna Citation Mustang was the most popular very light jet. Its Citation Excel/XLS/XLS+ won the midsize private jet category.

Nicholas Air plans fleet expansion in 2021

Nicholas Air

After doubling its fleet over the past five years, Nicholas Air says it plans more measured expansion this year

Don’t look for Nicholas Air to make a billion-dollar order with deliveries stretching over six or seven years. The Oxford, Mississippi-based private jet operator and management company will follow up its addition of two new Phenom 300 light jets added directly from Embraer last year. However, it expects to buy for near term needs, head of marketing Peder Von Harten tells Private Jet Card Comparisons.

Nicholas Air adds two new Phenom 300Es to its fleet

Nicholas Air Embraer Phenom 300E

The private jet operator is investing $21 million by acquiring two of the best-selling Embraer light jets

In the most recent sign that demand for private flights is bouncing back, Nicholas Air says it is adding two new from manufacturer Embraer Phenom 300Es to its fleet.

The company says the move is based on current and future demand. Flight hours for this month are already at 120% of 2019 levels with five days left to go.

Nicole Kidman and Eli Manning’s private jet? We go up in the air with Nicholas Air

Nicole Kidman's private jet Nicholas Air

Nicholas Air’s Southern charm and fleet of modern private jets have helped the Mississippi-based fractional and charter operator expand nationwide

Jet card and fractional share options range from the Pilatus PC-12 and Phenom 100 to the CJ3, Phenom 300, Latitude and Challenger 300

In an industry that is often in turmoil or controversy, since founding the company in 1997, Nicholas Correnti remains the CEO nearly a quarter-century later.

While companies in the sector seem to come and go, executives and customers say continuity, a personal approach, and a state-of-the-art fleet have helped Nicholas Air thrive in a competitive market.

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