- Conference Report -
A new cluster of four to 13-seat Single Engine Turboprops flying in commercial operations IFR - on the AOCs of established operators - will open doors to small runways, under-used GA airports and deliver operating costs lower than their peers.

They could spawn a cluster of mini commuter airlines from Ireland, the Channel Isles, Isle of Man, potentially and be a catalyst to a host of opportunities that havenít been considered before. Moreover, they would be an incubator for future business jet owners and users, delegates at the recent SETOps conference, organised by Emerald Media and BlueSky News at London Oxford Airport heard.

This sector is far from new, said conference chairman James Dillon-Godfray. In the US Planesense and Surf Air have achieved considerable success flying their multi Pilatus PC-12 fleets (they feature in the top 10 of business aviation operators in the US). Existing EASA AOC operator/co-ownership models Voldirect (France), Hendell Aviation (Finland) and JetFly (where members can buy as little as a 16th share of the aircraft for private charter) are making a difference already. And next year Surf Air is bringing the PC-12 to the UK (alongside light jet operations with Embraer Phenom 300s).

Read the full report at BlueSky News

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