Air Charter Scotland Ltd (ACSL) has ushered in the New Year with additional charter capacity in the shape of two brand new, super mid-size Embraer Praetor 600 business jets. G-MCEN is positioned out of London Luton Airport at Signature Flight Support’s FBO, while G-GDAB’s main base is at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Embraer’s Praetor family has been hailed as a game changer in its size category. With a range of 4,000nm (7,408km), the Praetor 600 is capable of operating direct flights from London to New York in 7.5 hours and London to Dubai in 6.5 hours. Since coming online in October and December 2022 respectively, Air Charter Scotland’s aircraft have undertaken charter flights to the Caribbean and the Middle East.
“The Praetor offers a generous, exceptional cabin for nine passengers. It is ideal for shorter runway airports too, including Cannes Mandelieu, enabling great flexibility for our clients”, said Air Charter Scotland COO Derek Thomson.
“Private air charter has been embraced by many new customers these past 24 months,” he added. Leisure travel has been the prime reason, but since the autumn, business executives and corporates are coming back too.
High-speed broadband inflight connectivity features courtesy of Satcom Direct, enabling charter clients to benefit from tailored service packages and global 24/7/365 customer support. Supporting the arrangement Inmarsat’s Jet Connex Ka-band services enhance passenger productivity, or relaxation, through high-speed cabin WiFi capabilities, which can be accessed through their personal devices.
With recently added CAMO accreditation in the UK and Europe with sister company Air Charter Scotland Europe, Air Charter Scotland was able to facilitate the formal handover of both aircraft in Melbourne, FL.
Air Charter Scotland Europe was one of the first UK air charter companies to be established in Malta in early 2021, enabling its France and Malta based business jets to operate individual with the EU without having to request a permit.