The new aircraft is one of five privately owned business jets added to the firms operation
British private jet operator and aircraft management company, Air Charter Scotland has introduced a second Cessna Citation 525 M2 to its London Biggin Hill Airport base – coinciding with the lifting of travel restrictions from May 17.
G-CMTO, sister aircraft of G-KSOH which was added to the firm’s AOC in March, is designed for six passengers and has a maximum range of 1,548 nautical miles.
Biggin-based management company, Jet Agent is marketing the new plane.
“Following outstanding operational and commercial performance of G-KSOH provided by the team at Air Charter Scotland, we have every confidence that G-CMTO is in the best hands,” said Anatoly Parkhomchuk, managing director of Jet Agent. “We look forward to further expanding our fleet with Air Charter Scotland.”
The company has added five jets to its charter fleet since August of last year in preparation for the recovery of business aviation – which is currently expected to make a quicker recovery than the commercial sector.
“Business aviation provides a safe and secure cabin environment, at a cost that truly isn’t far off fully flexible, business class fares to Europe, if measured on a per passenger basis, said Derek Thomson, Air Charter Scotland’s COO. “Scheduled services are slowly being restored, but not at the same frequencies as before, rendering commercial air travel far less convenient for business travel, which often requires visiting two cities in a day.”
Due to corporate clients becoming more aware of the damage caused by their carbon footprint, the aircraft management company has recorded an increase in the number of FBOs it serves that now offer sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Thomson adds: “Business aviation accounts for 0.2% of the overall 2% of aviation emissions, but stakeholders and clients increasingly want to do their bit to protect the environment. We fully endorse this.”
SAF is being utilised at Signature Flight Support at Luton Airport, and last month was introduced by Air bp at Biggin Hill.