Front Page   |   News   |   EBAN Jobs   |   Aircraft   |   FBOs   |   Shows   |   Advertise   |   Subscribe   |   Contact
 
 
 Log In 

Outgoing director of maintenance Heiner Bernhard and his successor Roman Aerne.

Premium Jet to manage PC-24 as owner upgrades

Read this story in our FlipViewer digital magazine.

August 8, 2018:

Swiss operator Premium Jet will welcome a Pilatus PC-24 to its managed charter fleet next month. Able to land on short and unpaved runways, the aircraft is outfitted with a large cargo door and a 2.5 sqm baggage compartment that is accessible during flight. "The owner decided to buy it having previously owned a PC-12," marketing partner Marcel Wepfer tells EBAN. "We didn't make an analysis or tell him that it was the right aircraft for him. The client really liked the PC-12 and knew exactly what he was doing with the upgrade. He had already bought the PC-24 before he gave it to us to manage.

"I have seen some of the PC-24s and I think that they are beautiful aircraft. I very much look forward to seeing the one that we are going to operate."

Wepfer notes an increase in charter activity of 10 per cent this year. The company currently operates a Gulfstream G550, a Challenger 300 and a Challenger 604. "The G550 and CL300 are flying like crazy at the moment," he continues. "That is not to say that the CL604 isn't busy too, but it does quite a lot of owner flying so we are unable to perform as many charter flights on it as we could with better availability. The 300 and 550 are fully available for charter, so they are out more or less every day.

"We don't make any specific adjustments between the summer and the colder months, but we do always try to plan maintenance in the periods where we do not fly that often. In the case of the G550, although there is a small peak in the summer, that aircraft also flies in October, November, December and January, because it has the range to reach the nice sunny spots worldwide.

"There is a big difference in routes and the type of customer that is choosing the 550 over the 300. The Challenger 300 flies within Europe whereas the G550, which is leased by Premium Jet, flies globally. We are always looking to increase our fleet and we are talking to owners about some potential opportunities."

Former director of maintenance and board member Heiner Bernhard is entering retirement and has been replaced by Roman Aerne. "Heiner was one of the four founding partners of Premium Jet, and we have not yet replaced him in that sense. He remains an owner of Premium Jet but is not working on a daily basis with us any more," Wepfer explains.

Premium Jet's management board now comprises Marcel Wepfer, Daniel Kunz and Fabio Hausammann.

 

 Useful contact details from the Handbook of Business Aviation in Europe
Premium Jet Charter
 
EBAN Jobs
Aero Specialties GSA
Visit our advertisers
Global Jet Capital
View advert
AVCARD
View advert
AERO Specialties, Inc.
View advert
Aelia Assurances
View advert
Grafair Jet Center
View advert
Mototok International
View advert
AEG Fuels
View advert
MCA Aviation
View advert
Aldenham Aviation LLP
View advert
Oxfordjet
View advert
Lektro
View advert
Gogo Business Aviation
Amstat
View advert
JETNET
View advert
FlightSafety International
View advert
SouthAir Iceland
View advert
Armstrong Aviation Clothing
View advert
National Business Aviation Association
View advert
Woodgate Aviation
View advert
© Copyright of Stansted News Limited 2018. Terms & Conditions of reading. Privacy policy