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European fractional ownership and aircraft management company Jetfly can now offer its UK members domestic flights onboard a newly re-registered PC-12NG (G-OJFA) thanks to a partnership with Ravenair, a PC-12 operator since 2015.
“Two more Jetfly PC-12s are to join Ravenair’s UK AOC to realise increased demand for flights such as Oxford to Cornwall; Fairoaks airport to Jersey; and Goodwood Aerodrome to the Isle of Man,” says sales director UK Jonathan Clough.
From initial conversations last summer, Liverpool-based Ravenair oversaw the export of a Jetfly Luxembourg-registered aircraft to the UK. The airworthiness, registration and AOC formalities included a 300-hour scheduled maintenance check undertaken at Jetfly’s Part 145 maintenance facility at Bournemouth airport, overseen by Ravenair’s CAMO.
The project was completed at the end of May, and since then more than 30 passenger flights have been flown; Jetfly has signed two new UK-based members who are now enjoying intra UK flights.
“This convenient arrangement with Ravenair provides more flexibility for Jetfly members, who can now fly from the UK to the EU, intra UK and intra EU through the Luxembourg-headquartered Jetfly group,” adds Clough.
Jetfly has four fully trained UK pilots already supporting G-OJFA and is training more in line with G-registry rules as demand escalates.
“The UK coming out of the EU and EASA at the beginning of the year presented us with some interesting licensing challenges and restrictions flying UK domestic routes,” he continues. “Joining the British Business and General Aviation Association last summer helped us navigate relations with the UK CAA, and we were able to successfully work through the UK AOC process with Ravenair. It is important to engage with and be a part of the UK general aviation community.”
Ravenair operations director Wayne Barrett says: “Interest in the PC-12 from charter brokers, especially now it is on an AOC, has increased significantly. They like the stylish interiors, the space and the terrific flexibility of airfields to which the PC-12 offers access.”
The PC-12 can access more than 3,000 airports and small airfields in Europe. Jetfly members typically use the aircraft for golf, horse racing, yachting, skiing, shooting and classic car sports.
All Jetfly’s PC-12 aircraft are enrolled in Pratt & Whitney Canada’s newly launched Eagle Service carbon offsetting programme, in partnership with South Pole, enabling its members to contribute to greater environmental sustainability through offsetting the carbon footprint of their PT6A and PT6 E-series powered aircraft. South Pole is a provider of environmentally sustainable solutions. Its carbon offset service supports initiatives globally that benefit the environment and local communities, including clean water access, renewable energy and forest conservation projects.