Where is your journey taking you?

7 February 2024

Whether it’s for business or pleasure, the reasons we fly are as varied as the destinations we travel to. At Air Charter Scotland we strive to make each journey more than a flight, going the extra mile to provide an exclusive experience, everytime. 

As such, there’s no one size fits all solution when you charter with us. 

Best for –  European Ski Season

The European ski season traditionally runs from November to April. Countries such as Italy, Switzerland, France and Austria see an increase in visitors as they head to the slopes. 

CESSNA CITATION XL

The Cessna Citation XL is a popular, versatile mid-sized cabin class ideal for short to mid range flights. Its take off and landing capabilities allows this private jet access into many short runways. Accommodating up to eight passengers, it can reach Chambery in around 1 hour 30 minutes. 

CESSNA CITATION LATITUDE

The Citation Latitude is the first aircraft in its class to push the comfort level while keeping you connected. A low cabin altitude keeps you feeling refreshed while the generous baggage compartment is spacious enough to accommodate your luggage wherever you’re going. 

Best for – Transatlantic Travel

Crossing the Atlantic takes a little longer than reaching Europe, so comfort is perhaps even more important. Luckily, our fleet is capable of providing levels of luxury that you and your travel partners would expect. 

EMBRAER LEGACY 650

A highly advanced long-range jet, offering a largest-in-class cabin, galley and luggage capacity the Legacy 650 is great for larger groups to dine or rest in style.

It boasts a state-of-the-art sound system, premium seats and impressive low cabin noise ensuring maximum comfort for up to 13 passengers. 

EMBRAER PRAETOR 600 

The Praetor 600 is the world’s most disruptive and technologically advanced super-midsize private jet. 

From its class-leading cabin comfort, including best-in-class cabin altitude and standard HEPA filters to a best-in-class range, the Praetor 600 delivers enviable performance even in challenging airports. 

The Praetor 600 truly expands your journey and experience. 

DASSAULT FALCON 7X 

The Dassault Falcon 7X is a technologically advanced business jet with an elegant, whisper-quiet executive cabin. 

From nose to tail, wingtip to wingtip, it is pure elegance, efficiency, and performance. The Falcon’s excellent nonstop range and unique ability to land at small airports gets its 16 passengers closer to their destination.

Whatever your next destination, make sure you enjoy the journey. Contact the Air Charter Scotland sales team on +44 (0) 203 598 5392 or email charterdesk@aircharterscotland.com

A look back – and ahead from Derek

23 January 2024

It’s been a busy start to the new year. As such, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you who helped make 2023 such a memorable year. I wanted to share with you some of our highlights of 2023, and what we are looking forward to in 2024. 

Last year saw us soar to new heights. We expanded our fleet, reaffirmed and increased our sustainability goals, exhibited at ACE23 and were shortlisted for a national award. 

Spreading our wings

January brought the news that we were to offer the Embraer Praetor 600 business jet for charter. New additions continued in August, with a Cessna Citation XL joining the Air Charter Scotland fleet, joined later in the year by a Cessna Citation CJ1. 

Sustainability 

We made the decision to offset all of our flights and continue partnering with leading climate consultancy and project developer South Pole; Air Charter Scotland is progressing towards a sustainable future and to be carbon neutral by 2030.

We have continued to invest in programs around the world to address our operations’ emissions while channelling critical finance to climate action projects that reduce CO₂ from the atmosphere and also create a company-wide environmentally conscious culture with a paperless cockpit and finance department, low-emission electric company transport and moving towards an eco-conscious supply chain. 

ACE23 

The annual Air Charter Expo continues to be a highlight on our calendar, with 2023 seeing us welcome conference goers aboard one of our most recognisable jets, the Big Dog. It is always a fantastic opportunity to catch up with our aviation industry peers and friends. We are already looking forward to returning to Biggin Hill for ACE24. 

Award Shorlisted

A testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved with Air Charter Scotland, September saw us shortlisted for ‘Executive Passenger Charter Operator of the Year’ as part of the 2023 Air Charter Excellence awards. It was a huge honour to be nominated and shortlisted for the national award. I would like to place on record my thanks to everyone who supported us with nominations, and to our team who continue to provide the best possible experience for our clients.  

2024 promises to be just as memorable as last year, with a worldwide calendar filled with sporting events, MICE and business travel and exploration.  

Football’s UEFA European Championships head to Germany with Scotland among the 24 nations hoping to secure a place in the final in Berlin’s Olympiastadion on July 24th. 

Away from sport, the business world continues to turn, with conferences and meetings ongoing and with so much international business, Air Charter Scotland offers an excellent choice of private jets for both short and longer inter-continental journeys. 

Whatever your reason for travelling, it’s our goal to make sure you enjoy the journey – whatever 2024 may have in store for you.

Here’s to 2024,

Derek

How Air Charter Scotland ensure safety is a priority

8 December 2023

While our business is the private aviation and charter flight business, one of the things Air Charter Scotland prides itself on is our exemplary aviation safety record. We have earned a reputation as one of the safest and most respected private jet operators, maintaining our fleet to uncompromising safety standards.

For our clients, it’s about enjoying the journey as well as the destination, knowing that when travelling with us, they’ll be doing so safely and with peace of mind. 


Air Operators Certificate (AOC)

Aircraft operators must gain an Air Operators Certificate (AOC) to operate private jet charter flights.The thorough process investigates an operator’s competence in the safe operation of an aircraft. This involves a review of the company safety policy, management and organisational competence, with maintenance, training, fuel planning and flight planning examined. 

Air Charter Scotland maintains two AOCs held, one in the UK and the other in Malta. These are regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority and Transport Malta, respectively. 

Aircraft Maintenance and CAMO

All aircraft managed by Air Charter Scotland are listed on our approved maintenance programme and maintained to the highest possible standards. We provide full CAMO (Continuous Airworthiness Management Organisation) support.

It’s a CAMO’s responsibility to keep an aircraft airworthy, planning and coordinating all maintenance activity, including forecasting planned maintenance, carrying out reliability assessments and ensuring the maintenance is completed within planned downtime. 

This ensures owners that their assets are being properly maintained. For us, building this trust with owners is an important aspect of how Air Charter Scotland operates.  

Pilots & Crew

Both in the air and on the ground, we have a dedicated and experienced team. They operate under the strictest regulations overseen by the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority, Transport Malta and the European Aviation Safety Agency. As an operator of public transport flights, we not only meet the same safety standards as Europe’s largest airlines, we strive to better them.

All Air Charter Scotland flights consist of two fully trained and experienced pilots, backed up by our senior flight operations management team who risk assess every flight.

Like any Airline, our flight crew training syllabus involves an in-depth simulator and ground based training at no less than six monthly intervals. Specialist training for low visibility operations, oceanic operations and unique mountainous airports are regularly undertaken and always completed to the highest of standards. 

Our commitment to safety extends to our cabin crew. They are fully safety trained and attested crew members, meaning that they undergo a full safety training program when joining us.

To see our dedication to safety for yourself on your next charter flight, contact Air Charter Scotland on +44 (0) 203 598 5392 or email charterdesk@aircharterscotland.com

Supporting Efficient Cooking Solutions: Improving Livelihoods and Reducing Greenhouse Gases in Haiti   

6 July 2023

Air Charter Scotland is proud to work with South Pole as part of our sustainability program. We are collaborating with South Pole on their Efficient Cooking Solutions project, specifically targeting the reduction of deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions in Haiti. 

In Haiti, over 90% of the population relies on charcoal stoves for cooking, resulting in the consumption of approximately 1.4 million tonnes of charcoal annually. This heavy reliance on charcoal contributes significantly to deforestation and soil erosion, while also releasing substantial amounts of planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions.

Furthermore, the use of traditional charcoal stoves poses health risks due to the indoor pollutants they generate.

The Efficient Cooking Solutions project tackles the environmental and social issues caused by charcoal-based stoves in Haiti by promoting access to cleaner, more affordable, and efficient cooking solutions. 

The project focuses on distributing improved charcoal stoves, liquified petroleum gas stoves, and solar lanterns. With a vast distribution network, these solutions become accessible to a large portion of Haiti’s population. By providing healthier and cleaner cooking alternatives, the project reduces the demand for charcoal, consequently preventing the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

Air Charter Scotland is committed to supporting impactful projects that bring positive change, both in the UK and globally, as we strive toward a sustainable future as a business. 

As a leader in private charter aviation, we recognise the importance of driving long-term sustainability in the industry. We are dedicated to facilitating the global mission to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Contact Air Charter Scotland’s dedicated team to create your bespoke private jet charter trip. By choosing Air Charter Scotland, you experience luxurious and efficient travel and also contribute to our sustainable initiatives and projects that make a real difference globally.

THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS AIR TRAVEL WITH AIR CHARTER SCOTLAND

23 March 2023

2023 is shaping up to be a big year for business travel. Flying by private jet charter is an increasingly attractive option for companies and corporations returning to travelling for business.

The past few years have been challenging for the aviation sector, which in turn, across the industry there has been a significant decline in business travel. However, the private aviation sector is poised for a comeback bigger and better than ever. 

According to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), almost nine in ten suppliers (86%) expect that spending by corporate customers in 2023 will be much higher (26%) or somewhat higher (60%) compared to 2022. 

Air Charter Scotland has built a reputation as one of the most reliable private jet operators in the UK and is the preferred private jet operator for some of the world’s largest businesses. We are committed to doing everything possible to exceed all expectations. 

1. Enhanced Safety

Safety considerations are driving many individuals and companies to look to private aviation for their business travel requirements. At Air Charter Scotland, we’re committed to doing everything possible to exceed all expectations for your clients. 


We pride ourselves on our safety record, managing a fleet of business jets with bases in Glasgow, London Luton and Malta. We have a dedicated and experienced team operating under the strictest of regulations overseen by the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority, Transport Malta and the European Aviation Safety Agency. As an operator of public transport flights, we meet the same safety standards as Europe’s largest airlines, and we strive to better them.

2. Flexibility for even the most complex schedule

Of course, safety considerations are just one factor that is driving the return of business travel for the private aviation sector. Many business travellers are also looking for the convenience and flexibility that private aviation provides when it comes to scheduling and routing.

With Air Charter Scotland, our dedicated team will tailor private flights around even the busiest of schedules to ensure your clients get where they need to be when they need to be there.

3. Privacy

Travelling by private jet is a seamless process and offers a level of discretion and security that is unattainable on commercial airlines.

With Air Charter Scotland, your clients can enjoy the privacy and security of arriving at convenient FBOs as well as luxury lounges so they can prepare for their departure. Our FBOs provide VIP facilities with luxury lounges that boast the latest in technology for entertainment and communications. With a smooth transition from car, to lounge to aircraft, we put convenience and privacy at the forefront of the journey.

4. Business can continue with no distractions

Distractions and the lack of privacy on a commercial flight can become a real challenge when trying to continue with business in the air. Air Charter Scotland operate a variety of corporate jets on our two worldwide (UK and EU) AOCs – from business trip ready light jets ideal for three-hour bi-leisure trips to long range aircraft ideal for routes to New York or the Middle East.

5. Sustainability

Like others in the private aviation industry, we have placed sustainability at the core of our business. We made the decision to offset all of our flights, meaning our flying is now helping to support a hydro power water project located on the Du River in Hubei Province in China and also supporting our private jet clientele to reduce their carbon emissions. 

We are working with leading climate consultancy and project developer South Pole and we continue to progress towards a sustainable business future by investing in programs to address their operations’ emission, while channelling critical finance to climate action projects that reduce CO₂ from the atmosphere.

To further limit their environmental impact, Air Charter Scotland continues exploring additional Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) procurement opportunities worldwide and monitoring the development in this area. Produced from sustainable resources like waste oils and agricultural residues, the use of SAF in its neat form can result in a carbon emission reduction of up to 85% compared to conventional jet fuel.

A business partner you can rely on

All of these factors and more are contributing to a renewed interest in private aviation for business travel. We understand that timings, logistics and sustainability are essential for business travel and our team can manage every detail for your flights and requests. 


Air Charter Scotland is the private jet operator of choice for companies and corporations returning to business travel. Contact our expert charter team today to discuss your requirements at +44 (0) 203 598 5392.

AIR CHARTER SCOTLAND’S SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

8 March 2023

Air Charter Scotland’s vision is to be a leading company in a net zero world. Sustainability is a priority for Air Charter Scotland and the broader aviation industry. Working with leading climate consultancy and project developer South Pole, Air Charter Scotland continues to progress towards a sustainable future for their business. By investing in programs to address their operations’ emission, while channelling critical finance to climate action projects that reduce CO₂ from the atmosphere.


Further steps towards sustainability

In further steps, the decision to compensate for every flight, means that all Air Charter Scotland’s flying is now helping to support a hydro power water project located on the Du River in the Hubei Province in China, which delivers clean electricity through the hydropower station and reduces pollution for the local community.

It is estimated that Aviation contributes to 2.5% of all global CO2 output. Air Charter Scotland’s goal for the future is to be fully carbon compensated across the entire business, leading to a Net Zero objective through emission reductions, carbon compensation through high quality carbon credits, and direct carbon capture in line with science. 

While measuring and compensating their carbon footprint to finance climate action has played a significant part in Air Charter Scotland’s environmental responsibility, they recognise that offsetting alone is not enough to achieve carbon neutrality. 

Sean Revez, Air Charter Scotland’s Sustainability Manager, said,

   “Air Charter Scotland is pushing to set a new standard for a reduced environmental impact, which is why we place sustainability at the core of our business. We are in a great position to make a change, and it is a company effort to make these changes together.’’

The company formed a sustainability employee team to enable them to integrate sustainability into everything they do, including business activities, to help them reach their goals. 

The team is continuously investing in programs to optimise operations and digitise processes throughout the organisation, both on the ground and with the fleet of aircraft, establishing a company-wide environmentally conscious culture. 

SAF

To further limit their environmental impact, Air Charter Scotland continues exploring additional Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) procurement opportunities worldwide and monitoring the development in this area. Promising an up to 80% reduction in carbon emissions compared to conventional jet fuel, SAF could help Air Charter Scotland accelerate their transition to more sustainable flying.

We were proud to have been recognised as an aviation sustainability leader in The Clean Sky Index by Equinox Charter. This index gives users a sustainability information system to provide fliers more control over their environmental impact when travelling.

Sean continues, “…Business Aviation assessments demonstrated, in general, some ground to cover. Yet, the work of companies like Air Charter Scotland in this segment is encouraging and are beginning to set the standards for others to follow.”

Innovation in aviation

There is much current innovation in sustainable aviation; Air Charter Scotland is excited to be a part of it and see the direct impact on the industry these changes are making.

As a leader in private charter, we understand that to drive a sustainable long-term recovery in the industry and to remain a priority across aviation’s value chain; we must continue to facilitate the global mission to achieve net zero by 2050.

Contact the Air Charter Scotland team to create your bespoke private jet charter trip.