Air operators' certificates were obtained in May and the company, which has 30 jets on firm order, has signed maintenance contracts with regional authorised workshops, says chief executive Mark Baier.
The company, which has offices in
There is growing interest in BJETS' plans to have dedicated business jet fleets and guaranteed availability for customers in Asia, especially
BJETS has ordered 11 Hawker 900XPs, nine Hawker 850XPs, 10 Hawker 4000s and 20 Cessna Citation CJ2+s, and these will have Indian registrations. That helps to remove much of the red tape faced by non-Indian registered aircraft flying into the country. The aircraft will be based primarily in
The company's major shareholder is the privately held USA-based investment firm Briley Group, whose chief executive Bala Ramamoorthy set up BJETS in 2006. Its other backer is Indian Hotels, operator of the Taj brand of luxury hotels in
Analysts believe that BJETS' plan to have a bigger focus on
Asia is more restrictive than the