Tyrolean Jet Service has acquired a Global Express under a management contract. The aircraft will be based in Vienna, Austria, and joins the company's other aircraft, a Citation VII, a Dornier 328 and another Global Express, which it bought in 2003.
The firm plans to add a CJ2 to the fleet next year, in a bid to develop a bigger local client base and represent the short range market.
According to ceo Martin Lener, the company chose the Global Express because of its "state-of-the-art technology, reliability and because it has the best cabin."
Most of Tyrolean's business comes from Asia, Canada, Latin and South America, and Africa, Lener explained. Providing a long-range service allows the company to fill the aircraft to capacity. It is also a sector that the company feels confident about. "We've been carrying out long-range operations to places such as Latin America and Asia with the 900 for years, so we have a great deal of experience in this field," Lener said. However, demand in the long-range market can fluctuate. On some occasions Tyrolean needs a third aircraft to cater for the demand.
At other times, however, the aircraft have spare capacity. As a result, the company has decided to develop the short range European market further, where the running and operating costs are cheaper and the demand remains consistent.
EBAN asked Lener whether the company had any plans to acquire a third Global Express: "We acquired the second aircraft in May of this year and we want to settle it down before we consider further projects,"