VistaJet is forecasting that its four Bombardier Global 7500s will each log 1,400 flight hours in their first year of operations. “We've had four of these put into our fleet; we own all of them,” company chief commercial officer Ian Moore told AIN. “These aircraft are actually at the moment on a run rate of 1,400 hours on an annual basis—all four of them. If you're doing 110 or 120 hours [per aircraft] in a month, if I run right there for 12 months, we're getting to 1,400.
“Usually that would take us years to build up," Moore continued. "I've never had a Global 7500 to sell charter before, but usually, maybe you get to 700 hours per year, then you get to 900, you get to 1,100. To be straight to a run rate of 1,400 hours for all four of them [is an achievement]. It just shows you how instantly attractive this aircraft is.”
VistaJet took delivery of its first two Global 7500s in April and by October had taken two more. Moore said it would take at least two more of the 7,700-nm twinjets this year, with a further seven expected to join the fleet before year-end 2022.