Hannover-based Aerowest is continuing the development of its wholly company-owned fleet, having recently phased out one of its two Piper PA-42 Cheyenne IIIs, by adding a second Citation Sovereign.
The company has operated Sovereigns since 2011 and last year traded in its first example for a 2012 model. The latest arrival has exactly the same specification but benefits from wi-fi connectivity. The interior features DVD monitors, Airshow, hot galley and has nine leather seats.
“The Sovereigns are mainly used for longer European sectors, but also destinations throughout Africa, North America and Eastern Europe,” says sales and marketing contact Axel Klegien. For longer flights the Sovereign's seats can be converted into four full-size beds.
Other aircraft in the fleet comprise the remaining Cheyenne, two Cessna 425 Conquest Is, and two further Citations; an Encore+ and an XLS+.
“Choosing Citation series aircraft for us was just a logical step,” says Klegien. “From our Encore+ the next step up was a Citation XLS+ and the Sovereign proved to be a great addition to our existing fleet.”
Aerowest has been in operation since 1965 and offers executive charter, ambulance and cargo flights worldwide with multilingual flight attendants.