Data Tool: How Utilization Changed For Business Aviation Operators

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Hourly flown figures for the largest business aviation carriers—extracted from Aviation Week Intelligence Network’s Tracked Aircraft Utilization data—show that NetJets, Flexjet and VistaJet all experienced higher utilization compared to the same period (Dec. 2023-Feb. 2024) in 2022-23 as well as against 2019-20.

Wheels Up and flyExclusive logged the same year-on-year period, while having performed above the total from Dec. 2019 to Feb. 2020.

Significantly larger in fleet size than the other featured operators, NetJets accumulated just more than 160,000 hr. during the period, having flown an average of more than 50,000 hr. per month since Aug. 2021.

Antoine Fafard

Antoine works as an analyst with the Aviation Week Network, focusing on commercial fleets and MRO.