Last year proved to be an exciting one for Air Charter Scotland with the introduction of a Legacy 650 and Gulfstream 200: "Managing these aircraft was always going to be an interesting challenge, however, one I was confident we could achieve," says commercial director Derek Thomson. "With such great performance and range on these aircraft it was evident as a company we could and should grow."
So, obtaining FAA Part 129 approval was the first port of call for the company, allowing unrestricted commercial flights between the EU and USA, and this was achieved during December along with its Canadian AOC. "This complements the existing worldwide AOC perfectly to cater for the increase in long-range business requests," he adds.
Air Charter Scotland already operates a number of CJ2 and CJ2+ Citations, a G200 and a Legacy 650, however, with the growing demand for long-range business and an increase in transatlantic travel requests, the decision has been made to enlarge the fleet. Along with expanding the Legacy fleet this year it will also be introducing Bombardier aircraft. "We are extremely excited about introducing these aircraft to the fleet, without giving too much away at the moment, these developments will allow us to cater to all markets, worldwide," says Thomson.