Asian fractional ownership and business-jet charter company ShareJet took delivery of a used Dassault Falcon 900 last week and plans to add a secondhand Falcon 50 early next month.

ShareJet plans to begin operating the Falcon 900 this week from Singapore Seletar, where it had based a Gulfstream IV from February to June. The GIV's owner, a Japanese executive who allowed the aircraft to be chartered to other clients on a full-time basis, reclaimed the aircraft and ShareJet replaced it with a newly reconfigured 14-seat Falcon 900. The aircraft is to be used mainly by clients from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Both Falcons are being leased from Dassault for an initial term of one year and will be US-registered. ShareJet has not yet decided where to base the Falcon 50, which will cater to regional clients requiring smaller aircraft on routes within South-East Asia.

ShareJet was left without any aircraft for the last few days of July and the first week of August because its Boeing BBJ is being swapped. ShareJet operated an almost new BBJ from its launch late last year until late July, when Boeing exercised an option to take back the aircraft. A replacement BBJ, in identical 18-seat configuration, is to be delivered shortly. The BBJ will continue to be based at Guam and be available for charter worldwide.


Source: Flight International