Practically three weeks after saying plans to open a Boston base, Half 135 operator GrandView Aviation mentioned in the present day it plans to open one other at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in Southern California in Might. Just like the Boston base, GrandView will place an Embraer Phenom 300 at VNY, which would be the third base the Baltimore, Maryland operator opens this 12 months.
“We imagine California shall be nicely served by our fleet as there’s a lack of latest mild jets [there] that may deal with longer-range missions just like the Phenom 300 can,” mentioned GrandView COO Jessie Naor. “Our plane can fly nonstop from Los Angles to Chicago and, in very favorable wind situations, to Miami. This type of vary is unimaginable in a lightweight jet; most fliers would want to improve to a midsize jet for these locations.”
GrandView owns a fleet of 10 Phenom 300s—three of which had been acquired late final 12 months—in addition to Sikorsky S-76D and Bell 407GXi helicopters. Its different bases are in Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Baltimore; Chicago; and Phoenix.