The Kansas-based private aviation company sells fractional shares, leases and jet cards
The Kansas City Chiefs announced yesterday announced that NFL football team has signed a long-term partnership agreement with Executive AirShare which will make the privately owned aircraft service provider the club’s first-ever Official Private Aircraft Services Partner.
AURA, if it takes off, will be the latest semiprivate airline, selling seats on a scheduled private jet like aircraft and avoiding commercial airport terminals at fares competitive to commercial airlines
ZED Aerospace, a start-up started in March 2016, according to the founder’s LinkedIn profile, will launch AURA, what it is calling America’s first Five Star flight experience, in 2019. The by the seat membership flights will link Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Denver with scheduled flights using Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft reconfigured for just 29 passengers. The aircraft will be operated by Presidential Aviation a leading Part 135 charter operator and management company. AURA joins a growing list of companies attempting to prove there is a market for scheduled alternatives to the commercial airlines that use smaller aircraft and avoid the congestion of large airport terminals.
Fractional jet card and share operator NetJets rolled out the red carpet for clients during this past weekend’s Formula 1 in Monaco
While NetJets boasts the largest fleet of private jets in the world and uber high standards for pilot experience and training, it has also made its mark by offering its jet card and fractional owners hospitality experiences at signature events such as the Super Bowl and The Masters. Over the past weekend, executives were busy wining and dining customer in Monaco for the Formula 1 race won by Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo who bested Germany’s Sebastian Vettel and Great Britain’s Lewis Hamilton.
The two luxury providers partnered for private jet and luxury stay trips last year featuring Jackson Hole, Hawaii, Italy and France
Four Seasons has for a while had its toes dipped into private aviation with its Four Seasons-branded Boeing 757 it uses for air cruises to various parts of the world, of course using its hotels and resorts and bases for various experiences. For these trips, you buy your spot by the seat and share the plane with other guests. Last October, it partnered with NetJets to create private jet vacations featuring its resorts in Hawaii, Jackson Hotel, the South of France and hotels in Paris, Milan and Florence.
Over 90% of donations to Homes For Our Troops go to its mission of building and donating specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives
After learning about Homes For Our Troops through Sentient Jet’s sponsorship of Combatant at the Kentucky Derby, I thought, wow what a great cause: “To build and donate specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.” I did write up a short piece for this website, and then of course, did nothing else.