TAG, A Giant Among VLJ Programs
Early next year, TAG Aviation (which has traditionally specialized in management of mid-size to VIP airliner business aircraft), plans to begin pushing its light jet management program as an alternative for customers currently flying anything up to the size of a Cessna Citation CJ3. The company plans next year to formally launch its "VLJ Flying Club" ownership program -- a venture with aviation investor Rolf Ilsley. In the managed VLJ market, TAG hopes its move will place it as an established giant with pre-existing clout amongst a field of start-ups with little track record. "We realized while working on the VLJ fractional program that there is much interest from owners of small jets for a professional management company that can leverage all the benefits of a large organization." ... "We're not a start-up company for a start-up category," TAG light jet program manager Matthew Sheble told Flightglobal.com.