Flying » Fractional Jet Ownership

March 20, 2013
Avantair’s bargain proposition
It’s no secret that the fractional aircraft industry has limped along during the Great Recession and following anemic recovery period, but one provider—Clearwater, Florida-based Avantair—has seemed to defy gravity.
February 15, 2012
NetJets aircraft
NetJets Europe has introduced the continent’s first direct financing product for fractional-jet-share buyers, providing them with rates that it says are comparable to those offered by major financial institutions. NetJets Europe Direct Finance, which the company said will “bridge the gap between lease and acquisition,” requires customers to provide a 25 percent down payment.
February 15, 2012
Learjet 60XR
Until April 30, fractional provider Flexjet is offering free fuel to share purchasers. Customers buying a 1/16th share in a Learjet will be credited with the fuel needed for 12 hours of flying, while those purchasing a 1/16th share in a Challenger will receive a fuel credit good for 25 hours of flying.
February 8, 2012
CitationAir Ceases Sales of Fractional Jet Shares
Cessna's CitationAir has stopped selling fractional shares as well as memberships in its Jet Access program and has ceased renewals for current customers. The Connecticut-based company–which is refocusing efforts on its jet card and jet management businesses–will honor existing fractional and Jet Access contracts until they expire.
February 3, 2012
Bombardier Rolls Out First NetJets Global 6000
Bombardier Aerospace and NetJets celebrated the rollout of the fractional provider’s first Global-series jet on January 31, a Global 6000 (neé XRS).
February 1, 2012
Can NetJets Europe defy the doubters?
Fractional aircraft ownership is a great American entrepreneurial idea that arguably hasn't traveled well. Fifteen years after its main proponent, NetJets, brought the concept to Europe, that company remains the only one to have achieved any lasting traction in the international markets that supposedly have a massive appetite for business aviation.
November 30, 2011
Vespa scooter
A fractional share can take care of your air travel needs, but how will you get to the airport? Avantair, which features Piaggio Avanti twin-engine turboprop aircraft, is offering what could be a fun solution: For a limited time, purchase a new 50-hour fractional share or Axis Lease Program from the Clearwater, Fla.-based company and it will give you a Vespa Scooter at no additional charge.
October 1, 2011
Each of the major companies in the fractional-share business claims to be number one at something, the point being that it is the smartest choice for you. We investigated some of these claims–all of which we found on the providers' Web sites–to see how well they stand up to scrutiny.
August 1, 2011
Zaher Deir, managing director of jet connections, claimed its program will ma
Perhaps you like everything about ­fractional ownership except the ownership part. You want to be able to count on having the same model aircraft for every flight and the idea of sharing expenses with others appeals to you. But maybe you can't come up with the cash to purchase a fractional share or can't use the tax benefits that accompany ownership.
June 1, 2011
Small operators don’t have as many resources as the big-four providers to hel
You're probably familiar with the four operators that dominate the fractional-jet-share business: CitationAir, Flexjet, Flight Options and–the biggest of the big, with more than half the market–NetJets. But if you're shopping for a share, those aren't your only choices.

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