The Pilatus PC-12 operator is launching private shuttle flights within 200 miles of Teterboro and Westchester County Airports outside New York City
Tradewind Aviation, which already offers a Pilatus PC-12 based jet card program and scheduled shuttle flights, is now adding an option for private shuttle flights.
The move is the latest response from private aviation providers in response to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Research shows exposure the virus is more than 30 times lower when flying privately as opposed to using the airlines.
The Pilatus PC-12 operator saves passengers time by operating from private aviation facilities
Tradewind Aviation, which offers both on-demand charter and jet cards, is adding to its scheduled by-the-seat service. The new flights are on its fleet of Pilatus PC-12s.
Services will operates on this summer on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays between Westchester County Airport (HPN) and Newport State Airport (NPT) in Middletown, Rhode Island.
From long-range private jets to single-engine turboprops, new data reveals the most-used private aircraft for 2019
The most popular private jet in the U.S. for 2019 wasn’t a jet.
The Swiss-made Pilatus PC-12 single-engine turboprop was the most popular private aircraft clocking 244,217 flights in 2019, according to Argus Traqpak.
Business Jet delivers reached their highest total since 2009, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Many of the new aircraft will find their way to both fleet and fractional operators providing access to shareowners and jet card customers
Glory days, well, they’ll pass you by
Glory days, in the wink of a young girl’s eye– Bruce Springstein
No doubt, many of those involved in manufacturing private jets recall fondly 2008. That’s when the industry delivered 1,317 new business jets. It was an increase from 2007’s then-record mark of 1,137 new private jets delivered. That busted the 2006 numbers, also a then-record of 887 units delivered.
With the Great Recession, deliveries of new private jets dropped to 874 units in 2009, even more to 767 in 2010, then 696 in 2011, before bottoming out in 2012 at 672 aircraft.
A 2001 Gulfstream crash in Aspen that killed 18 reminds the added pressure private jet pilots sometimes find
The often untold story of private aviation is the relationship between pilots and passengers.
When you fly on a scheduled passenger airline flight, one of
your pilots might be at the cockpit door to say a brief goodbye after you’ve
landed and pulled up to the gate.
Once in a while, your pilot might come into the cabin before the flight to welcome you. Otherwise, the connection between passenger and pilot is left to listening to announcements from the cockpit over the speaker system.