Fractional share operator PlaneSense has taken delivery of its 75th Pilatus PC-12 turboprop 26 years after receiving its first of the Swiss-made single-engine turboprops in 1995
PlaneSense, Inc. recently took delivery of its 75th Pilatus PC-12. Its fleet of Swiss-made single-engine turboprops will reach 38 aircraft by the end of 2021. Six more were ordered for 2022.
PlaneSense fractional owners will no longer need to pay ferry fees to fly in the Western U.S. on its Pilatus PC-12 program
While PlaneSense fractional shareowners have always been able to fly to and from the Western U.S., they will no longer pay ferry fees for the Pilatus PC-12.
The two largest players in fractional ownership of private jets saw significant growth in 2019
NetJets and Flexjet, the two largest players in the fractional ownership market, both recorded strong performances in 2019, measured by flight hours.
According to data released by Argus Traqpak, for the total fractional market, flights and flight hours grew 5.9% and 7.9% respectively, when compared to 2018.
The third largest
fractional share provider is putting a push into the jet age
While the popular single-engine Pilatus PC-12 has powered PlaneSense to a position as the third largest fractional share and lease operator in North America, its twin jet brother the PC-24 will likely push the company’s primary service area further west, probably at some point the Pacific Ocean. That day is likely getting loser with the arrival of its second PC-24 which the company said was delivered today.