Business Jet Traveler » October 2009

October 1, 2009
While bigger fractional ownership providers are scaling back, Clearwater, Fla.-based Avantair plans to add six more Avantis to its fleet before year-end. CEO Steven Santo attributes the growth partly to the operating economics of the twin-turboprop Avanti, which has a cabin equivalent to that of a midsize business jet, a maximum cruise speed of more than 400 knots and low fuel burn.

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“You want to make sure with a race in which you'll be flying home with other drivers that you don't crash into them. It's happened before, and it can make for a little bit of a tense situation.”