Charter & Fractional

News and issues concerning the aviation charter and fractional-ownership industries and markets, including company announcements, regulations, new developments and labor issues.

Wheels UP COO Tom Bergeson, (left)  with founder Kenny Dichter (center), and Vinayak Hegde, the company’s new president, who wants to revamp customer-facing tech. Photo: Barry Ambrose
Oct 11, 2021 - 6:10 PM
Recently promoted Wheels Up president Vinayak Hegde looks to revamp app, private aviation membership company's back-end tech.
Oct 10, 2021 - 5:33 PM
Fractional, Part 135, and Part 91 ops expected to continue to surge, eclipsing 2019 peaks
Oct 9, 2021 - 10:00 AM
Strong economic recovery in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico presents opportunities for industry growth.
Oct 8, 2021 - 10:33 AM
Chicago-based Partners In Aviation completed 15 new co-ownership agreements in the past 120 days.
Overair, which in August unveiled the design for its planned five-passenger Butterfly eVTOL
Oct 8, 2021 - 10:00 AM
New eVTOL aircraft could enter commercial service in less than three years, offering new opportunities for business aviation service providers.
FlyExclusive
Oct 8, 2021 - 10:00 AM
Charter operator FlyExclusive expands fleet, aftermarket services.
Bombardier Global 7500
Oct 7, 2021 - 11:00 AM
NetJets is adding some $2.5 billion worth of jets, including the Bombardier Global 7500 and 5500, as it experiences record demand.
When Falcon 50 N114TD crashed after a runway overrun on landing at Greenville, South Carolina, NTSB investigators focused on known discrepancies with the braking system but failed to dig deeply into the legality of the “charter” operation.
Oct 7, 2021 - 9:01 AM
The crash of a Falcon 50 in 2018 involved unqualified pilots and a supposedly non-revenue flight that carried passengers who'd paid to be aboard.
Oct 5, 2021 - 10:16 AM
Hegde came to Wheels Up in May and has more than 20 years of experience in technology, marketing, and product development.
Luxaviation jet
Oct 4, 2021 - 11:05 AM
The addition of an air operator certificate in Malta brings Luxaviation Group's total worldwide AOCs to 13.