Air Charter Scotland inaugurates first Glasgow-based private jet

The aircraft is fitted with a refurbished interior, Garmin avionics and Atlas active winglets

British jet operator and aircraft management firm, Air Charter Scotland has added a Cessna Citation 525A (CJ2) business jet for charter out of Glasgow Airport for the first time.

The aircraft arrived earlier last week at the site’s Signature Flight Support private terminal (FBO). It is equipped with dual Garmin GTN avionics, as well as a six-seat interior and Tamarack ATLAS performance enhancing winglets.

Air Charter Scotland
Photo Air Charter Scotland 

Steven Marshall, the interim group head of aviation for AGS Airports, expressed his approval of the new business jet placement, describing it as “fantastic news”.

“At a time when our industry is facing huge challenges, it’s heartening to see that one of our airport partners is not only expanding its operations but is doing so with the introduction of a more fuel-efficient aircraft,” he added.

Derek Thomson, Air Charter Scotland COO, added: “This is terrific timing for discerning private jet customers, many of them new to charter, responding to the restrictions, reduced scheduled service frequencies brought about by the pandemic. Light jets are the most popular charter aircraft in the UK right now and this one with its enhanced performance benefits will be a popular addition to our fleet.”

Installed by the aircraft’s previous owner – Jet Maintenance International (JMI) – the CJ2’s winglets are equipped with LED lighting that present a very distinctive style. The extension takes the wing span of the CJ2 up to almost 56ft and can deliver around 33% in fuel savings, increased payload and range.

Marking its 20th anniversary in June, Air Charter Scotland has bases at London Luton, London Biggin Hill and Glasgow – its newest addition.