Vertis Aviation has added a Dassault Falcon 900EX to its virtual charter management programme (VCMP). The recently refurbished cabin can accommodate 12 passengers and features a neutral palette. The layout incorporates two seating areas for relaxation or work, as well as a forward galley and two lavatories. Two berths are available so passengers can sleep.
Inflight connectivity is delivered by cabin wi-fi, while movies and TV series are available through a DVD and video system.
This latest addition to the virtual roster of aircraft is managed and operated by a UK AOC holder and is now exclusively marketed through Vertis.
Based at London Farnborough Airport in the UK, the Falcon 900EX is available for international charter immediately through any of Vertis’ offices in Boston (USA), Dubai (UAE), Cape Town (South Africa), and the headquarters in Zug (Switzerland).
Vertis anticipates the aircraft will be used by a mix of corporate and private charters. With a range of up to 4,500 nautical miles, the aircraft is suited for trans-continental and trans-Atlantic routes. Equipped with three engines the 900EX is not subject to Extended Twin Operations (ETOPS) regulations, which serves to widen operating parameters.
“In addition to the benefits delivered by tri-engine operations, the aircraft is a great option for customers looking for long-range, short-field performance and operational flexibility,” said Julian Burrell, chairman at Vertis Aviation. “We anticipate it will be a popular addition to our portfolio and are already receiving a variety of requests from single charter to block-hour inquiries. More recently we have seen an uptick towards mid to large-cabin charter and a decrease in demand for executive airliner charter. In response to these changes, we are working with a number of owners and operators to increase our offering in this sector. One of the major benefits of our VCMP business model is the ability to adjust and transform our collection to support market needs, and right now that is moving towards exactly this type of aircraft. The operator chose to work with Vertis as our business model has a proven track of offering professional charter marketing services which genuinely add value for the owner.”
The current Vertis fleet includes the Dassault Falcon 900EX, a Bombardier Global 6000, a Challenger 350, a BBJ and an ACJ319.
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