Global Jet Adds New Aircraft
Geneva-based Global Jet (Booth 485) has continued the dramatic expansion of its fleet with 10 new aircraft already added in the first half of 2013. Altogether, its managed fleet now stands at more than 65 aircraft. Eight of the 2013 arrivals are available for charter, increasing the commercial fleet to 25, comprising four Bombardier Global Express/XRSs, three Falcon 2000s, three Gulfstream 550s, a pair of Falcon 7Xs, Falcon 900s, Gulfstream 450s and Challenger 604s. The fleet also includes single examples of the Airbus A318 Elite, Global 5000, Embraer Legacy 600, Gulfstream 200, Learjet 45XR, Hawker 900XP and Cessna Citation CJ2.
Announced here at EBACE, Global Jet’s latest arrivals comprise a Falcon 2000EX EASy, Hawker 900XP and a Gulfstream 550. The Falcon is based at Luton Airport and offers transatlantic capability in a luxury cabin for up to eight passengers. The Hawker is a 2012 aircraft that will be based in Moscow and Western Europe, also fitted out with an eight-seat interior. The Gulfstream is a new 2013 model to be based in Europe, bringing Global Jet’s charter fleet of G550s to three. It can accommodate 13 in great comfort, with the cabin features such as Wi-Fi, iPad and iPhone control stations and massage seats.
Supporting the increase in the charter business the company introduced a revamped website last month that allows potential customers to get 360-degree views of all the charter fleet, together with interactive floor plans to help them select the right aircraft for their purpose.