Av8jet, a UK specialist in jet aircraft sales, acquisitions, software and management based at Bournemouth International airport, has launched a new sister company Av8jet Charter, based in Malta, to operate charter flights for its European clients and host aircraft for its growing client base.
The first aircraft added to its AOC is a Piaggio Avanti II P180, which has a new VIP interior fitted by AeroVisto Interior Services in Switzerland. The Avanti is well-suited to charter clients; while the cabin size is the same width and height as a Hawker, the type uses up to 40 per cent less fuel for comparable speeds and distances, making it cheaper to operate per hour. With a reduced carbon footprint, the P180 is right on target as sustainability becomes increasingly important for charter clients.
Av8jet provides a range of aircraft management services as well as developing its own proprietary software management system which includes SMS, fatigue safety management, flight scheduling and document control along with a comprehensive e-learning training platform for other Part CAT and NCC operators.
Accountable manager John Norris says: “Our company is built around a very talented team of individuals who share the same safety culture. Together with them, it has been a pleasure working with the very knowledgeable people at Transport Malta, who have been extremely professional throughout the process.”
Director general of Transport Malta Charles Pace adds: “It is always a pleasure when a new company approaches CAD for an AOC. Av8jet has worked very hard to meet the regulatory requirements required to obtain and retain an EASA AOC. We are confident that the company will grow and add value to the growing list of companies under our oversight. I would like to thank the CAD inspectors for their efforts and also Av8Jet for deciding to set up in Malta.”