Jet Edge is boosting its AdvantEdge fleet with 27 aircraft – 16 Bombardier Challenger 300/350 types and 11 Gulfstream G450 models. The move comes after a record-setting period in the first half of 2021, the company said.
All the aircraft should be flying by the end of the year, bringing the total available aircraft for charter in the AdvantEdge fleet to 74 (38 Challengers and 36 Gulfstream aircraft). Deliveries began in earnest in July 2021 and are set to all be made by 15 December 2021.
The new additions will have an average age of less than 10 years old and will feature new paint, interiors and upgraded cabin technology systems. Amenities will include Gogo 4G streaming wi-fi, Bluetooth-controlled sound systems, updated USB charging ports, HD Airshow, IFE options, and more.
“Mid 2020, our senior teams saw availability as a gating item post vaccine rollout and knew we had to get ahead of the curve via our new AdvantEdge programme, which sold out within 90 days of announcing the new product,” said Bill Papariella, CEO of Jet Edge International. “As many private jet travellers face waitlists, halted fractional sales, and phased-out aircraft product offerings, Jet Edge is providing access to these state-of-the-art Challenger and Gulfstream models before year end.”
On the heels on of its recent KKR transaction, Jet Edge is squarely focused on positioning the company to take advantage of what it calls “unprecedented marketplace conditions” with its AdvantEdge simplified ownership model and Reserve charter product.
“The AdvantEdge and Charter Reserve programme response has been a game-changer for our company and our clients,” said Papariella. “We have not only strengthened our position in the market, but solidified relationships with our OEM partners along the way to ensure best-in-class operations. This isn’t just about high demand and adding planes to the fleet. These fleet additions truly drive value across our platform for all stakeholders in a meaningful way.”