JetSuite Files For Chapter 11

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Charter company JetSuite has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It had stopped operations in mid-April and furloughed its workforce. It flew Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 aircraft.

“JetSuite has always done its best to honor its commitments to customers throughout its exemplary history, and JetSuite leadership has spent and will continue to spend enormous time and effort pursuing strategic and financial alternatives to restart operations,” said Chief Restructuring Officer Ted Gavin. “Unfortunately, the global circumstances brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic have caused JetSuite’s revenues to drop to near zero, and the carnage across the economy and in the aviation industry in particular is well reported and has no clear end in sight, so we have made the regrettable but necessary decision to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.”

According to the company, it had operated more than 111,000 flights in 11 years and will “seek bankruptcy protection to reorganize, preserve and maximize the value of its assets, and potentially resume operations.”

KITPLANES Editor in Chief Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for more than 30 years. He is a 4000-hour instrument-rated, multi-engine pilot with experience in nearly 150 types. He’s completed two kit aircraft, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glasair Sportsman 2+2, and currently flies a 2002 GlaStar.

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