Operator JetSuite grounds fleet and furloghs staff

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Dallas, Texas-based operator JetSuite has grounded its fleet of aircraft and furloughed most of its staff because of the Covid-19 crisis according to a statement on its website.

The charter firm operates a fleet of 12 Embraer Phenom jets. An interview published on the website Skift at the end of last month with the JetSuite’s CEO Alex Wilcox revealed that the company’s business had “disappeared” because of the coronavirus.

A statement on JetSuite’s website says: “The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting state of emergency around the country has caused an unforeseeable, dramatic downturn in the entire aviation industry and our business in particular. As a result, effective April 15, 2020, we have grounded our fleet and furloughed most of our crew members.”

Read an interview with the president of JetSuite, Stephanie Chung, on women working in aviation here.

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