NetJets Europe has recorded around 78,500 flight hours so far this year, a 9.2 per cent increase on 2017. It has undertaken 53,000 flights in the region, an increase of 7.6 per cent, and says that it has a market share in Europe of six per cent (flight hours) and seven per cent (flights). “We continued to invest in renewing our fleet throughout 2018, delivering around one new aircraft per month,” says sales director Carsten Michaelis. “At present, 40 per cent of our planes are three years old or younger, and we will add 13 aircraft to our European operation by the end of this year. In Europe we currently have 13 Phenom 300s and eight Global 6000s.”
NetJets placed a large Hemisphere and Longitude order with Textron for up to 300 units in October. Large jet flying accounts for around 10 per cent of its activity.