This website uses cookies
More information
Business Air News Bulletin
Business Air News Bulletin
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Why visit ACE ’24?

Related background information from the Handbook...
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Request your printed copy

WestAir spreads its wings internationally with Challenger
Western Aircraft is full-service in the true sense with maintenance, completions, FBO and aircraft sales on site at Boise. Now it is also extending the scope of its aircraft management and charter capabilities.
The Challenger brings coast-to-coast and international trips within range for WestAir.

Boise, Idaho-based WestAir Charter has added a Challenger 300 to its Part 135 air carrier and operator certificate.

"This is a huge accomplishment for our team," says parent company Western Aircraft's vp of aircraft sales and charter management Phil Winters. "The entire WestAir team worked hard to update our operating specifications for jet operating approval, and we are excited about the growth opportunities."

WestAir's charter fleet has until now consisted of late model Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. The addition of the Challenger 300 allows the company to expand from short/medium range regional trips appropriate for the PC-12 to longer range trips enabled by the business jet.

Winters adds: 'We strive to meet the needs of our clients. Much of their travel requires a mid-size jet cabin and longer range; adding the Challenger 300 to our fleet puts us in a better position to meet and exceed their expectations.'

In addition to charter, WestAir is also handling the jet's aircraft management, ensuring that all aspects of operation and safety are handled from maintenance to flight crew to FAA regulatory compliance.

WestAir Charter has aircraft based in Idaho, Washington and California.

Other News
Southeast Aerospace secures international approvals for Garmin IVSI and ESI
June 14, 2024
This extended approval allows Southeast to support the installation of the GI 275 as a cost-effective replacement for ageing flight instruments in a broad range of Part 25 aircraft in Canada and South America.
Jet.AI secures non-recourse debt financing for proposed fleet deal
June 14, 2024
Skyservice builds Gogo Avance centre of excellence
June 14, 2024
Duncan delivers complete CL3500 paint job
May 20, 2024
Desert Jet welcomes Challenger 300 to growing charter fleet
May 16, 2024
Adding the Challenger 300 to its growing fleet gives Desert Jet customers a super mid-sized option for charter from a base in Denver, Colorado.