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VistaJet, Where Are They Now?  
User currently offlineDenSpotter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 973 times:

Anyone, i was reviewing an Old Airliner issue from Sept/Oct 1997 and in the News section it has a pic of a Canadian Airline called VistaJet of London, Ontario.

There aircraft was C-GVJB and was a 737-291 Model.



What has happened to this company? Are they gone, or still around, or doing charters??

Thanks

Aaron...

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User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2146 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 946 times:

Perhaps you can trace the registration through one of the many databases on the Web and find out who owns that particular aircraft at the present time.

User currently offlineAC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 946 times:

VistaJet was horribly mismanaged, and died shortly after starting up. They made mistakes like:
-tried starting up with a single aircraft. Every time it was down for maintenance, they chartered a turboprop to fill in. Pax didn't like it...
-they started up operations as soon as they got their operating certificate, without any advance notice or advertising. So... their first flight only had 1 passenger on it...
-I heard that when they got their aircraft, they found out they had less range than they thought... so they couldn't fly where they had hoped
-horribly undercapitalized. I heard something about management having asked pilots to provide some capital at time of hiring...

This info I heard was second hand, so I can't say for sure it's accurate, but I think it gives an idea of how badly managed they were.


User currently offlineDenSpotter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 938 times:

AC183, thank you very much for your info, that really does sound like a mismanaged company.


Appreaciate it.


Aaron


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