FlexJet Increases Fleet To Hire 350 Pilots in 2022

  • FlexJet Plans to Increase its Fleet by more than 50 Aircraft
  • Competitive Pay and Benefits Package for Pilots

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FlexJet plans to hire 350 pilots and add more than 50 aircraft to its fleet in 2022. The move comes as FlexJet continues to experience strong demand for its services and as the company looks to meet the needs of an expanding customer base.

“There is a tremendous amount of interest in private aviation, and FlexJet is ideally positioned to provide that service,” said FlexJet Chairman Kenn Ricci. “We are committed to growing our fleet and hiring the best pilots in the business.

The FlexJet fleet currently includes 174 aircraft, including Bombardier Global Express, Bombardier Challenger 300, Gulfstream G400, Gulfstream G650, and Embraer Legacy 450.

FlexJet is offering a competitive pay and benefits package to attract the best pilots to its fleet. FlexJet pilots can earn up to $250,000 per year and receive health insurance, 401(k) matching, and other benefits.

“We are looking for the best and brightest pilots to join our team,” said FlexJet Chief Operating Officer Mike Silvestro. “We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that helps us attract the best pilots in the industry.”

“FlexJet is committed to providing our customers with the highest levels of safety, service, and comfort,” said FlexJet President Michael Silvestro. “The addition of these new pilots and aircraft will allow us to continue to provide an exceptional travel experience for our customers.”

FlexJet is currently accepting applications for pilots interested in joining the FlexJet team. For more information, please visit FlexJet.com.


FlyExclusive Launches Fractional Program

  • FlexJet, NetJets gained a New Competitor
  • Textron Named Supplier

FlyExclusive, a popular private jet charter company, has announced the launch of its fractional ownership program. The new program offers customers the ability to purchase a share in a private jet, making it more affordable and convenient to fly private.

With the fractional ownership program, customers can choose from a variety of different jet models and purchase a share that suits their needs. Each share gives the customer a certain number of hours of flying time per year, and the jet is available for use 24/7. The program also includes all maintenance and operating costs, so customers can fly worry-free. FlyExclusive is going to compete with NetJets and FlexJet, two of the biggest players in the fractional ownership market.

The launch of the fractional ownership program is a big move for FlyExclusive, and it will be interesting to see how they fare against their competitors. NetJets and FlexJet have both been in the market for many years, and have a stronghold on the market. However, FlyExclusive is a well-respected company in the private jet industry, and their new program could be a game-changer. FlyExclusive is acquiring 30 Citation CJ3+ aircraft from Textron Aviation to support the growth of their fractional ownership program. The Citation CJ3+ is a popular choice for private jet charters, and its range and cabin size make it a perfect fit for the needs of FlyExclusive’s customers.

With the launch of their fractional ownership program, FlyExclusive is making it easier and more affordable for people to fly private. Citation CJ3+ aircraft are a great choice for those looking for a reliable and comfortable private jet, and the new program from FlyExclusive makes it more accessible than ever.

Only time will tell how successful they are, but we’re excited to see what the future holds for FlyExclusive.

A fractional ownership program is a great option for those who want to fly private but don’t want to commit to the full purchase price of a jet. It’s also a flexible option for those who want the convenience of a private jet but don’t need it full-time. For more information, visit FlyExclusive.com.


Technological Challenges in Private Aviation

Key points


  • Private Aviation has taken a long time to adapt to modern technology.
  • Many Private Aviation companies don’t use technology or the internet to their advantage in their marketing or internal operations.
  • Regardless of what industry leaders are doing, Private Aviation will evolve with the use of technology, and those who don’t adapt will be left behind.
Technology will soon disrupt the Private Aviation industry

The Private Jet Clubs (PJC) team has analyzed services ranging from fractional ownership and lease programs to jet cards. While our postings have been infrequent, the PJC team has a number of working drafts concerning various trends in the private aviation industry.

One phenomenon we noted began as topical research on marketing-strategies, before developing into an insightful thesis. When our analysis team researches a service provider, we make note of the “marketing-strategy” portrayed by each company.

Not all private aviation service providers engage in active marketing campaigns. For those who did, we noticed a binary-division.

We recognize the presumption in assuming marketing is indicative of internal operations. That said, the internet is a marvelous resource. A majority of our content was found on each providers website (and vetted with various research resources).

Established companies illustrate sophistication, push partnerships with major corporations, and market the familiarity of their services.

Startup companies appeal to the modern consumer by demonstrating advanced technology, social media engagement, and unique service offerings.

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”

– JFK

The most well established private aviation service, NetJets, was founded in 1964. FlexJet, another noteworthy service, was founded in 1994. While it is undeniable these companies have significant resources and market share; much of their business is moored to antiquated operating practices. This may seem a trivial issue, yet when companies operate inefficiently; they often pass the cost to their customers.

The history of private aviation is written, but there are no limitations on what is yet to come. The future depends on today, and private aviation is changing rapidly. Jet Companies that rest on their laurels will fall behind. Private aviation services that evolve with technological progression will quickly outpace those unwilling to change.

Jets of the future

Private Jet Services of the Past

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Private Aviation Solutions of the 20th Century


For the past century, if you wanted to fly private; you needed one of the following:

Outright Ownership

Fractional Ownership

Ownership through leasing


Outright Ownership


This one is fairly straight forward. In order to fly private in the past, it required owning your own private jet to fly on. This is the most expensive and the most tiring option, as you must maintain the aircraft on your own.

Fractional Ownership


If you wanted to travel on a private jet in the 20th century, you had extremely limited options. If you weren’t wealthy enough to own an aircraft, you had limited options for private travel. One of those options was fractional ownership.

To directly quote Wikipedia:

Fractional ownership is a method in which several unrelated parties can share in, and mitigate the risk of, ownership of a high-value tangible asset, usually a jetyacht or piece of resort real estate.”

Fractional Ownership is often compared to time-share programs. While the two concepts are similar, they are 100% distinct. Time-share participants make a down-payment and get allotments of time. Fractional ownership participants make a down-payment and actually own part of the asset (in question).

NetJets is the oldest private aviation service provider in the US. Richard Santulli (of NetJets) was instrumental in the inception of the fractional ownership model. Santulli, a former Goldman Sachs executive, is largely responsible for the success of NetJets. Check out PJC Review’s NetJets Review for additional analysis.

Aircraft Leasing


An alternate option is an aircraft leasing program. Aircraft leasing differs from fractional ownership in several ways. Fractional ownership has a significantly higher down-payment than lease programs. When you’re a fractional owner, you legitimately own a portion of the aircraft. When you’re leasing, you have the right to use the aircraft (with restrictions) for a recurring cost. When the term of the lease ends; there’s no value remaining. One of the most well established services for leasing aircraft is FlexJet.

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For Private Jet Card Review analysis of FlexJet: Visit our Review of FlexJet. FlexJet was founded as a division of Bombardier Aerospace in 1995. FlexJet’s current owner is a private aviation holding company called: Directional Aviation.

FlexJet

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About Flexjet

FlexJet was founded in 1995, as a subsidiary of Bombardier Aviation, under the operating name Business Jet Solutions. For 25 years, FlexJet has faithfully served the United States private aviation market. FlexJet has a wealth of offerings ranging from traditional private aviation, like fractional ownership and aircraft leasing; but also the modern approach to private aviation, the Jet card.

Service Offerings

Fractional Ownership Program

The perfect program for frequent fliers. FlexJet fractional ownership allows travelers to purchase equity in a specific aircraft.

Lease Program

An ideal choice for flexibility-dependent travelers. The lease program allows users to purchase a share, without owning an asset.

Jet Card Program

The FlexJet jet card allows customers to load pre-determined sums onto a debit-esque card. Card holders are then entitled to FlexJet perks, including private jet charter services.

Visit FlexJet