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JetHouse launches charter ops with Falcon 7X
The JetHouse journey is just beginning. Thanks to a smooth AOC process with Transport Malta, aided by FCF Assets, it has commenced charter operations from Brussels with its Falcon 7X.
Co-founder and CEO Hervé Laitat.
Read this story in our May 2024 printed issue.

Malta-based charter operator and aircraft management specialist JetHouse has started operations under the 9H Maltese registry with its flagship Dassault Falcon 7X (9H-NEAH), based out of Brussels.

Together co-founder and CEO Hervé Laitat, director of flight operations Tina Boeckx and CFO Nicolas Willemot, alongside the founding management team, bring over 175 years' dedicated business aviation experience. Laitat was former CEO and accountable manager of Abelag Belgium, and was board member and treasurer of the EBAA for 15 years.

"JetHouse is the culmination of our vision to redefine the boutique aviation experience," says Laitat. "We are committing to remain at no more than 15 aircraft, ensuring each client feels part of our family; every journey meticulously tailored by our hands-on team. Our first aircraft, the popular, long-range Dassault Falcon 7X, equipped with the latest technology and wi-fi connectivity, embodies our promise of efficiency, comfort and excellence."

Underpinning JetHouse's operations are advanced aviation IT tools that ensure prompt responses, accurate operational data and clear reporting, benefitting aircraft owners and charter clients alike.

"We are positioning JetHouse as much more than an operator. We want to be a trusted partner in each client's aviation journey. From drafting the aircraft management agreement to the meticulous preparation of each flight, our CEO and team are deeply involved, ensuring needs are anticipated and met with precision," Laitat continues.

With Malta as its headquarters, JetHouse benefits from a robust jurisdiction and a dynamic and supportive regulator. The company looks forward to expanding its fleet under the AOC it received from Transport Malta on 27 February, the culmination of seven months' hard work by Laitat who partnered with Fiona Healy, managing director at consultancy FCF Assets.

"We couldn't have done this without Fiona's help, working as part of our integrated team," he says. "Not only did she assist us with our business strategy from the outset, acting as key conduit on the ground and working closely with the Civil Aviation Directorate, she also delivered impeccable guidance on all the steps needed to expedite the AOC. We are exceptionally proud to be her eighth registered AOC operator, achieving take off in seven months. After such a positive experience we intend to work together going forward as we introduce more aircraft."

Laitat also thanked Charles Pace, director general of the Civil Aviation Directorate at Transport Malta, for his team's generous accessibility and unwavering guidance through the whole application process.

"It is always a pleasure to issue certificates for new AOCs. The reviewing team from CAD was very happy with the quality of the submission and the responsiveness from the nominated representatives. We all wish JetHouse the best of luck as it adds more aircraft and grows under 9H," says Pace.

"It is a credit to Hervé and JetHouse's preparedness for operations that we were able to earn the AOC so swiftly," adds Healy.

FCF Assets provides comprehensive legal and practical support to aviation clients venturing into AOC operations. Under Healy's guidance it has facilitated the addition of eight airlines and 67 aircraft on to the Maltese registry, which in turn has contributed to job creation within the industry, strengthening Malta's economic landscape. Presently embarking on the company's ninth AOC project, Healy affirms that Malta remains a vibrant hub for aviation.

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