Ultra-High Net Worth private aircraft buyers under the age of 50 favor large-cabin private jets by a margin of 31 percentage points
Young Ultra-High Net Worth buyers like it big when it comes to their private jets. That’s according to a just-published market outlook for pre-owned aircraft sales by broker Jetcraft. It found 81% of buyers under 50 take large-cabin private jets compared to just 50% of older customers.
VistaJet recently launched a program allowing clients to pay after they fly. A Bloomberg report suggests the private jet charter company will accept your house as payment
In addition to its fleet of silver bullet Bombardier Globals with distinctive red cheat lines that can be seen at airports from New York, London, and Geneva to Aspen, Bali, and countries whose capitals you probably can’t name for, say $21,6 million, VistaJet is known for its unabashed approach to the ultra-high net worth lifestyle and innovative marketing programs.
As private jet travel attracts price-sensitive newcomers, illegal charters with unqualified pilots and aircraft are creating new dangers
“We’ve just got done with a case..The PIC (Pilot-in-Charge) was not typed in the aircraft and the SIC (Second Officer-in-Charge) was a student pilot with less than 50 hours. That’s one of the most unsafe things I’ve seen. This stuff goes on. It happens.”
– FAA Inspector
Back in 2016, I was visiting the headquarters of Jet Linx Aviation in Omaha, Nebraska. Walking with its CEO Jamie Walker between a series of meetings, he suggested I write about illegal charters. He said it was a subject he didn’t think was getting enough attention.
The acquisition follows the purchase of Delta Private Jets, Travel Management Company, and Avianis, and squares it up against NetJets
Wheels Up is looking to move closer to NetJets and pull away from Directional Aviation and Vista Global Holdings. Its acquisition of Gama Aviation LLC this morning gives it over 300 owned and managed aircraft.
Gama Aviation Signature, as it is known, already was managing the Wheels Up fleet of King Air 350i, Citation Excel/XLS, and Citation X aircraft.
It follows its acquisitions of Travel Management Company last June and Delta Private Jets, completed in January.