VAN NUYS, CA – Jet Aviation Flight Services has added its first Gulfstream G650 onto its U.S. Part 135 air carrier certificate. The new aircraft is available for charter and will be managed by the Jet Aviation Van Nuys office.
The G650 charter aircraft accommodates up to 13 passengers, sleeps five comfortably and includes a crew rest area to provide comfort and space for long-distance trips. The aircraft is outfitted with a luxurious leather interior and the cabin can be divided for added privacy. In addition to the essential passenger amenities, the aircraft is equipped with an exceptional entertainment system featuring Airshow, DVD player, sound system and a connection for iPods and MP3 players, flight phone and satellite communications. The aircraft has a range of up to 12,964 km (7,000 nautical miles), which is suitable for trips from Van Nuys to Madrid, Melbourne and Johannesburg to highlight a few.
“We are thrilled to be one of a select few aircraft management companies to have a G650 on its air carrier certificate,” said Don Haloburdo, vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation Flight Services. “Just as our charter clients have varied requirements, we strive to expand our fleet and provide charter options to meet their needs. It is our pleasure to offer our clients the newest aircraft on the market for ultra-long-range charter trips.”
“The G650 is a state-of-the art aircraft that covers great distances at a faster speed,” said Jon Winthrop, vice president and managing director of the Van Nuys office, responsible for the Western Region / Pacific. “We completed our trip from Teterboro, N.J., to Van Nuys in just 4 hours and 18 minutes. This is a testament to the quality of the aircraft and time-saving value for our clients.”
Jet Aviation Flight Services is responsible for delivering Jet Aviation’s charter and aircraft management services in the Americas. With U.S. based offices currently located in Teterboro, N.J., Van Nuys, Calif., and Chicago, Ill., the company provides services for a fleet of high-quality managed aircraft and was named in Robb Report’s “Best of the Best” for charter services for three consecutive years. Jet Aviation currently manages more than 250 aircraft worldwide.
Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. Close to 4,500 employees cater to client needs from more than 20 facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 250 aircraft.
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