Jet Source To Go Fractional With Spectrum Jets
Launching a new brand identity this September and a new 35,000-sq-ft facility in Henderson, Nev., 10-year-old Jet Source of Carlsbad, Calif., has announced plans to offer fractional jet ownership (including Spectrum twinjets) through three unique offerings targeting business travel, personal travel and licensed pilot travel. The company, which shares its Carlsbad home with Spectrum Aeronautical says the two have forged a business alliance that will ultimately bring the Spectrum Independence (Model 33) and Spectrum Freedom (Model 40) all-composite jets to the fractional market. The eight-place Independence is scheduled for certification and initial deliveries in 2009, and the nine-place Freedom is expected to follow in 2010. "Spectrumís aircraft provide incredibl e fuel efficiency with the style and pizzazz our clients crave," says Jet Source, which plans to appeal to its target markets through a fractional-ownership program , an owner-pilot club and travel cards. The fractional offering will be available through one-eighth shares, representing 100 flight hours annually. Each flight will include a professionally trained crew with complete operational support. The owner's club incorporates transition pilot training and a "members only" flying club, again with one-eighth ownership options. The travel card offering allows clients a prepaid program starting at 25 hours for use up to six times per year using a future Spectrum fleet of aircraft flown by professional crews. Options will exist to upgrade to larger or longer range aircraft available within the Jet Source fleet, according to the company.