Surf Air files $10 million counter claim against Encompass Aviation alleging interference (Read the full filing)

After being sued by deposed operator Encompass Aviation for at least $3 million and being hit with an IRS tax lien for nearly $2.4 million, Surf Air is now alleging that its former provider not only ran a poor operation but that it was attempting to have Surf Air management ousted

 

Surf Air has filed a countersuit against deposed operator Encompass Aviation alleging it was to “unable consistently service its scheduled routes” and also that it tried to interfere with a key investor and the lessor of its aircraft with the aim to have management ousted. 

These 14 jet card membership programs offer turboprops and piston aircraft

When is a jet card not a jet card? When it’s a turboprop or piston aircraft – which for shorter flights might be the perfect solution

 

The number of jet card programs and providers has more than doubled in the past 10 years in large part because card memberships are the easy way to charter an aircraft – as close to that tap and go Uber analogy many like to use as you can get. What’s more, you can buy jet cards in chunks ranging from five hours up to 100 hours, so you don’t have the three to five-year commitment of buying a fractional aircraft share. Of course, the trick is finding the right program for your needs, and while many programs offer all sizes and shapes of jets, not all programs off turboprop or piston solutions. 

Surf Air is giving away five full-year memberships to celebrate its 5th anniversary

The first five people who recommend five new members will be celebrating the Netflix style private air service membership with a year of free travel

 

If you want a year of flying for free on a fleet of Pilatus PC-12 single-engine turboprops in California and Texas, get five of your friends, co-workers or enemies to join Surf Air and you could be getting a full year of membership fees gratis.

Global private jet charter operator VistaJet reveals its customer profile

With a fleet ranging from the Super Midsize Bombardier Challenger 350 to the ultra-long-range Global Express 6000 and a jet card called the Program, VistaJet is focused on the worldwide traveler. But, who are they?

 

With a fleet of large and long-range aircraft and a jet card price which likely starts at about $600,000 (Vista Jet’s program requires 50 hours of flying and hourly private jet cost estimated to start at $12,000) you’re probably talking about different missions than say the Pilatus PC-12 or a King Air 350 user. But who are VistaJet’s customers? As part of a report on who flies privately produced jointly with Wealth-X, a research firm specializing in Ultra High Net Worth families, there is some interesting information. 

Fractional share operator PlaneSense says there are no jet cards in its future

PlaneSense is launching its first jet fractional share program, but here’s why there will be no jet cards

 

While New Hampshire based fractional share provider PlaneSense recently moved into the jet age by taking delivery of its first Pilatus PC-24 twin-engine jet, don’t expect the company to begin offering jet cards. Last year, PlaneSense added four Nextant 400XTi jets as a prelude to its first jet fractional program that is being built around the six PC-24s coming online by the end of next year.