October 11, 2007


Story in Newsday that includes talk about two Massachusetts based airlines that are focusing on VLJ's. Here is part:

Among those services: Linear Air of Concord, Mass., already has one of the mini-jets and four more expected to arrive in the next several months, with plans to expand its fleet to 15 sometime in 2008. The company already offers charter flights on eight-seat Cessna Caravan turboprops, but Linear Air President and Chief Executive Officer William Herp said the new jets _ which will carry two pilots and three passengers _ are lighter and faster.

It will start using its new jet as soon as the Federal Aviation Administration gives the go-ahead, hopefully sometime this fall, he said. "We have customers chomping at the bit to try them. I literally get e-mails and phone calls every day from people with questions about it," Herp said.

Another local company, a Chicopee, Mass.-based startup called Pogo Jets, plans an initial public offering (IPO) of stock to raise money to order more than two dozen of the jets, with an eye toward launching service in 2009.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Once again, opportunity is knocking, but will anyone at ORH answer the door?

Harry Tembenis
Worcester, MA

BTW, is the airport's consultant hiring? A 6 figure fee with no work to show, I like that gig !!!