17 January 2023

Air Charter Scotland Ltd (ACSL) has ushered in the New Year with additional charter capacity in the shape of two brand new, super mid-size Embraer Praetor 600 business jets. Our new G-MCEN is positioned out of London Luton Airport at Signature Flight Support’s FBO, while our new G-GDAB’s main base will be at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Embraer’s Praetor family has been hailed as a game changer in its size category.  With a range of 4,000nm (7,408km), the Praetor 600 is capable of operating direct long haul flights from London to New York in 7.5 hours and London to Dubai in 6.5 hours.  Since coming online in October and December 2022 respectively, Air Charter Scotland’s aircraft have undertaken charter flights to the Caribbean and the Middle East.

The introduction of the latest aircraft builds on a solid 14-year relationship flying Embraer executive jets, which started with Legacy 600 G-WCCI, one of the first Legacy aircraft into the UK.

“We are delighted to have introduced these technologically-advanced aircraft into service and on the G-register,” said Air Charter Scotland COO Derek Thomson. “The Praetor offers a generous, exceptional cabin for nine passengers. It is ideal for shorter runway airports too, including Cannes Mandelieu, enabling great flexibility for our clients.”

“Private air charter has been embraced by many new customers these past 24 months,” he added.  Leisure travel has been the prime reason, but since the autumn, business executives and corporates are coming back too.  “Whether it’s peace of mind for health, wishing to avoid queues and delays at hub airports, not having to stay overnight for a business trip, or the fact that a once regular air service is no longer – the level of charter interest we are experiencing remains strong.” 

Alongside this, both aircrafts are also fitted with MedAire’s Universal Precaution Kit, offering further protection to out passengers and cabin crew. The state-of-the-art air quality management system delivers 100% fresh air throughout the cabin, further bolstered by HEPA filters which filter out bacteria and viruses. 

The new aircrafts also have high speed inflight connectivity features courtesy of KA Band and Satcom Direct, which are accessible from passengers’ own device, allowing us to offer in-flight Wi-Fi services for our passengers.

With recently added CAMO accreditation in the UK and Europe with sister company Air Charter Scotland Europe, Air Charter Scotland was able to facilitate the formal handover of both aircraft in Melbourne, FL.  Having an experienced in-house CAMO team is beneficial for aircraft owners whose aircraft they manage, being fully conversant with the flux in regulations supporting aircraft in the UK and European markets.

Air Charter Scotland Europe was one of the first UK air charter companies to be established in Malta in early 2021, enabling its France and Malta based business jets to operate individually with the EU without having to request a permit.

If you are interested in chartering either of our new aircrafts, contact our expert charter team today at +44 (0) 203 598 5392.