Global Jet Turns In Robust 2021

Global Jet was awarded a contract for the completion supervision of a Boeing 737-8.
Credit: Matthew Thompson/Boeing

Global Jet, a charter, brokerage, design and completion management provider, turned in a strong 2021 with growth in flight demand, bookings, revenue and increased customers, the company says.

“Despite the challenges facing businesses and sectors, it’s been one of the most active few years for Global Jet both with charter and aircraft sales,” the company said ahead of the opening of EBACE 2022. Global Jet reported strong demand in all four areas of its business.

In is charter and brokerage division, there has been “positive growth” with increases in flight demand and overall bookings from its offices in Paris, Monaco, Madrid and Switzerland, it said. The company attributed the growth to its new website, offered in four languages, and an increase in new customers following the COVID-19 pandemic who sought a safe and healthy way to travel.

Global Jet also adopted new technology, which included tailored web-cloud-based aviation software called Leon for paperless flight operations and efficiencies in operations and scheduling, it says.

The software streamlines and centralizes tasks used by the various departments involved in booking and executing a flight into one process, the company says, allowing the teams to process flight requests and answer questions quickly giving the Global Jet offices direct access to all the flights. 

“This new program enables the sales, crews and operations teams to be even more reactive towards their clients and by always finding them the best solution regarding their needs,” the company says.

Clients also have access to the tool to monitor the state of their flights or flight requests.

In its sales and acquisitions business, Global Jet’s sales in 2021 were concluded before the aircraft reached the open market, it says. The aircraft were either in Global Jet’s managed fleet or by owners wanting to take advantage of the company’s network of direct buyers.

While it did not provide a total number of sales, transactions were disclosed for a Falcon 7X, two Global 6000s, Gulfstream G450, Falcon 2000LX, Legacy 650 and an ACJ318 ELITE.

The company also was appointed as a sales broker for an ACJ318 Elite. The aircraft, which was built in 2010 and entered service in 2011, is configured in three zones with a dining and private office area with the ability to seat up to 19 passengers.

At the same time, Global Jet manages about 70 aircraft for private and commercial customers and operates more than 35 unique aircraft types. It also claims to be one of the largest Gulfstream G650 operators in the industry.

In addition, Global Jet delivered two VVIP widebody completion projects, including a VVIP Airbus A320 and a VVIP Boeing 787-8. The projects were competed by Jet Aviation in Basel, Switzerland, and supervised by Global Jet. The company also was awarded a contract for a new project, the completion supervision of a Boeing 737-8.

Molly McMillin

Molly McMillin, a 25-year aviation journalist, is managing editor of business aviation for the Aviation Week Network and editor-in-chief of The Weekly of Business Aviation, an Aviation Week market intelligence report.