By last spring, Zetta Jet had counted among its fleet a dozen Global 5000s and 6000s and four Challenger 650s.

Zetta Jet Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Zetta Jet—which had become one of the fastest-growing charter operators in the Asia-Pacific region with a fleet of Globals and Challengers—has filed for bankruptcy protection.

No company officials were immediately available for comment, but in court documents filed on September 15, both Zetta Jet Pte and its Zetta Jet USA subsidiary filed for Chapter 11 protection with the Central District of California–Los Angeles Division.

In its filing, the company reported estimated liabilities in the $50 million to $100 million range, the same as the value of its assets. It also listed 200–999 creditors. (That range is part of the bankruptcy form.)

Bombardier is the largest creditor, and, according to Zetta Jet, it has an unsecured claim of $15 million.

The filing comes two years after the company launched the Zetta Jet brand and nearly a year since the announcement that it had agreed to merge with fellow Singapore private aviation company Asia Aviation, along with U.S. aircraft management specialist Advanced Air Management. 

Zetta Jet remained headquartered in Singapore and with Asia Aviation under the core Zetta Jet Pte. brand, while Advanced Air Management, which is based at Los Angeles-area Van Nuys Airport, was renamed Zetta Jet USA.

By last spring, Zetta Jet had counted among its fleet a dozen Global 5000s and 6000s and four Challenger 650s.

In recent months, Zetta Jet had faced lawsuits over alleged breach of contracts, and just this month, management of Zetta Jet had filed a lawsuit against Geoffery Cassidy—the managing director who is believed to have left the company recently—alleging fraud and racketeering.

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What an incredible way to damage your 'brand' name. Safety and bankruptcy do not mix well. NetJet's will be the net beneficiary of this filing.

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