Skytime buys Learjets

Gloucestershire-based European Skytime has placed orders with Bombardier Aerospace for six high-performance Learjet business jets, making a total of eight Learjet aircraft ordered in the past month. The orders consist of three light Learjet 40 XR jets, three super-light Learjet 45 XR jets and two midsize Learjet 60 XR jets.

European Skytime runs a European block charter programme using Bombardier business jets including Learjet 31, Learjet 45, Learjet 60 and Challenger 604 aircraft. The new Learjet order, scheduled for delivery over the next two years, will be based in London.

Skytime said it intends to offer a limited number of fractional shares, consisting of 50 and 100 hour blocks, on the new fleet

European Skytime claims it is the world’s first carbon neutral air charter broker, having committed to offset its own emissions and offering its clients the option to offset the CO2 generated by flying their private jet, helicopter or airliner.