Dallas, TX (July 20,2014) – With a significant increase in private jet charter demand driven by the robust economy, aviation services provider Business Jet Access (BJA), has added a Lear 40 and a Hawker 800XP to its FAR Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate. In addition, BJA acquired a Challenger 300 for management – the Dallas-based company’s third of that model – but it will not be used for charter services.
“Adding three new aircraft to our charter and management fleet is significant, given the highly competitive market for our services and the recent growth in charter demand,” said General Manager Brian Hoffman. “ It is a testament to the trust and confidence the aircraft owners place in the Business Jet Access team, based on our long-standing reputation for providing safe operations, unparalleled customer service, and detailed oversight of the aircraft entrusted to us.”
The Lear 40, powered by two Honeywell TFE731 engines, has a range of approximately 1,800 nautical miles and cruising speed of 465 knots (535 mph). The cabin, which seats seven, has an enclosed lavatory, a mini-galley and microwave. Other amenities include Air Show and CD/DVD. The charter base rate for the Lear 40 is $2,800 per flight hour.
The Hawker 800XP is powered by two Garrett TFE731 engines, has a 2,500 nautical mile range and a cruising speed of 449 knots (516 mph). The cabin seats six and features an enclosed lavatory, mini- galley, Air Show, Wi-Fi and CD/DVD. The charter base rate is $3,150 per flight hour.
In addition to the three new aircraft, BJA has nine other aircraft under management including:
- Bombardier Global Express XRS
- Gulfstream IV-SP (Charter)
- Dassault Falcon 900B (Charter)
- 2 Bombardier Challenger 300s (Charter)
- 2 Hawker 850XPs
- Beechcraft King Air 350 (Charter)
- Cessna Citation Sovereign
BJA holds an FAA Air Carrier Certificate with a “10 or More Seats” authorization and is certified for global operations. Serving a variety of clients around the world, BJA has developed a wide selection of charter, leasing and management packages which can be tailored to meet each customer’s specific needs. All BJA crewmembers and aircraft are ARG/US Platinum rated, their highest achievement, assuring the customer the safest and most efficient experience possible.