Friday, January 29, 2016

Aero Club Builds Membership Plan With Avanti-based Fleet

Among the fleet for Exclusive's AeroClub membership program are six Piaggio Avanti II twin pusherprop aircraft. [Photo: Exclusive]

Exclusive Charter Service fully launched its Aero Club membership program in early January, with the aim of challenging the larger Wheels Up program. Aero Club offers a fleet of 36 aircraft, including six Piaggio Avanti IItwin pusher turboprops and a mix of jets ranging in size from the Beechjet 400A to the Gulfstream G650—all operated by Florida-based Exclusive’s sister company Custom Jet Charters. So far the company has signed six customers.
Individual or family membership starts with a $15,000 initiation fee, followed by $7,500 in annual dues starting with the second year. Equivalent rates for corporate membership are $25,000 and $12,500, respectively. Point-to-point flight-hour pricing ranges across the following aircraft categories: Avanti ($3,750); light jet, such as the Citation Bravo ($4,750); midsize jet, such as the Hawker 800XP ($6,750); super-midsize jet, such as the Bombardier Challenger 300 ($8,750); and heavy jet, such as the Global Express ($11,750).
According to Exclusive Charter, Aero Club’s rates are more competitive than those offered by the larger Wheels Up program, for which the main aircraft is the King Air 350i twin turboprop at $3,950 per hour. Wheels Up’s individual/family initiation fees are $17,500 and annual dues from the second year are $8,500, and for corporate members the rates are $29,500 and $14,500, respectively.
Exclusive Charter purchased five Avanti IIs from the fleet of bankrupt fractional ownership program Avantair, with the sixth aircraft also coming from this batch of 2011-built aircraft but being managed for its private owner. The rest of the fleet is operated under the Part 135 certificate of Custom Jet Charters, also under management contracts, with Aero Club members guaranteed access to aircraft (none of which is older than 11 years) at 24 hours' notice.
The Avanti IIs were repainted and feature refurbished interiors. According to Exclusive Charter president Jason Johnson, they offer wider and higher cabins, plus up to 89 knots more speed versus the King Air 350i. He told AIN that the company will be taking delivery of a new Avanti Evo later this year and has indicated to Piaggio that it intends to further expand this part of its fleet. However, the Wheels Up King Airs are significantly younger, with deliveries of its new aircraft having started in October 2013.
Minimum flight time per Aero Club trip is one hour, and Exclusive Charter builds in six minutes for taxiing time at each airport. Point-to-point pricing includes federal excise tax and members are not subject to any aircraft positioning costs. For now, membership is limited to U.S. clients based east of the Mississippi River.

source: http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2016-01-28/aero-club-builds-membership-plan-avanti-based-fleet

Friday, January 22, 2016

Super Yacht Brio

BRIO





SPECIFICATIONS
Length: 38.10 metres (125')
Beam: 9.14 metres (30')
Draft: 2.13 metres (7')
Number of crew: 6
Built: 1988
Refit: 2015
Builder: Heesen
Naval architect: 
Flag: Jamaica
Hull construction: Steel
Hull configuration: 
Air conditioning, Deck Jacuzzi, Gym/exercise equipment, WiFi connection on board

EQUIPMENT
Engines: 
Cruising speed: 14
Fuel consumption: TBD Litres/Hr
   
ACCOMMODATION
Number of cabins: 5
Cabin configuration: 3 Double, 2 Twin
Bed configuration: 
Number of guests: 10
WATER SPORTS
Tenders + toys: 31’ Cape Horn with 2 x 300hp engines
18’ Nautica tender w/115hp engine
2 waverunners - will not be taken to the Virgins as these are not legal (these will not be on board till we reach the Bahamas)
Wake boards x 2
Paddle boards x 2
Snorkel gear
Water skis
Trampoline
Top of the line Shimano fishing equipment
Yoga mats
Swiss ball
Medicine ballJjump rope
Weights up to 50lb
Push up bars
Even a thigh master
Contemporary
Contemporary "sexy chic" Main Salon
Main Salon looking Aft
Main Salon looking Aft
BRIO's bar in Main Salon
BRIO's bar in Main Salon
Coffee service
Coffee service
Formal Dining looking Aft
Formal Dining looking Aft
Formal Dining looking forward
Formal Dining looking forward
Main Aft Deck Dining full walkaround table for flawless service
Main Aft Deck Dining full walkaround table for flawless service
Main Aft Deck Dining
Main Aft Deck Dining 
Main Aft Deck Dining
Main Aft Deck Dining 
Main Aft Deck
Main Aft Deck 
Master Stateroom #1 located on Main Deck
Master Stateroom #1 located on Main Deck 
Master Stateroom #1 located on Main Deck
Master Stateroom #1 located on Main Deck 
Master Stateroom #1 located Main Deck
Master Stateroom #1 located Main Deck 
Master Statroom #1 desk
Master Statroom #1 desk
Master Stateroom #1 bath
Master Stateroom #1 bath
Master Stateroom #1 large tub located on Main Deck
Master Stateroom #1 large tub located on Main Deck 
Master Stateroom #2 located below deck
Master Stateroom #2 located below deck
Master Stateroom #2 located below deck
Master Stateroom #2 located below deck
Master Stateroom #2 bath
Master Stateroom #2 bath
Master Stateroom #2 couch
Master Stateroom #2 couch
King Stateroom
King Stateroom 
King Stateroom
King Stateroom 
Twin Stateroom (beds are fixed)
Twin Stateroom (beds are fixed)
Guest bath
Guest bath
Twin Stateroom located beneath the Main Salon (ideal for kids or nanny-beds are fixed)
Twin Stateroom located beneath the Main Salon (ideal for kids or nanny-beds are fixed)
Twin Stateroom
Twin Stateroom 
Stairwell to Skylounge
Stairwell to Skylounge
Guest Bath
Guest Bath
Skylounge looking Forward
Skylounge looking Forward
Skylounge 54 inch pop up TV
Skylounge 54 inch pop up TV 
Skylounge
Skylounge
Skylounge
Skylounge 
Skylounge desk (Dayhead located to the left)
Skylounge desk (Dayhead located to the left)
Skylounge Deck
Skylounge Deck 
Skylounge Deck
Skylounge Deck 
BRIO's
BRIO's "toy free" Sun Deck 
Jacuzzi on Sun Deck (Located Aft)
Jacuzzi on Sun Deck (Located Aft)
Sun Deck looking Aft
Sun Deck looking Aft
Sun Deck looking forward
Sun Deck looking forward
Sun Deck
Sun Deck
BRIO's wheelhouse
BRIO's wheelhouse
BRIO's galley
BRIO's galley
BRIO's layout is dynamic: 2 Masters (1 located on Main Deck) 1 King, 2 Twins
BRIO's layout is dynamic: 2 Masters (1 located on Main Deck) 1 King, 2 Twins