Jota Aviation welcomes back Beechcraft King Air C90 GTX to charter fleet - Offers VIP 50-seat version of BAe 146-200

Wednesday 22nd July 2015

  • Jota Aviation
  • Jota Aviation's C90 GTX is company's fifth King Air.

Jota Aviation, the independently owned aircraft charter company based at London Southend Airport, continues to expand and enhance its business aviation activity with the recent introduction of a low time, top of the range King Air C90 GTX, G-MOSJ.  The aircraft, built in late 2010, offers a 1,300 nm range and smart interior, configured for six seats in a Club 4, plus two arrangement.  G-MOSJ was previously operated by Jota for three years, during  2011-2014.  It is the company's fifth King Air and Jota Aviation has just succeeded in gaining approval to widen its AOC coverage for its entire fleet, including its BAe 146-200 jet - to include the Middle East, Africa, Iceland, Russia and the Azores.  This means that it can respond to charter requests on a much wider scale, should demand require.

Meanwhile the BAe 146-200, which joined Jota's fleet in October 2014, is now available for charter, sporting 50 executive seats.

Offering 2/2 reclined two-tone grey leather all business class seating, supplied by London Southend-based Aircraft Components Services, plus generous seat pitch, this version will suit niche operators and charter brokers.  It will be ideal for incentive events, car launches, sports and music tours and international football teams, as the football season resumes at the end of August, suggests Commercial Manager Mike Sessions.  "We are confident we will get a lot of demand for this version, especially with the 146's short runway performance too. We will also make available first class hot or cold VIP catering on china with appropriate metal cutlery and glasses. We have already flown a number of sports teams - rugby, football as well as film production teams this summer, in addition to our sub charter ACMI airline work for major UK and European airlines," he added.

Jota Aviation is the largest operator of the smaller King Air 90 family in Europe, the aircraft seating up to six passengers and the larger King Air 200 that seats up to eight passengers, plus a dedicated cargo aircraft with a large double cargo door, able to carry in excess of 1,000 kgs. Aircraft deployed on cargo and passenger flights from London Southend Airport and are available for crew movements and urgent AOG spares.  The King Airs are available 24/7 for passenger and freight bookings.

Jota Aviation is part of the independent Jota Group, which also comprises Jota Sport, Jota Design and Jota Historic.  Set up four years ago to cater for the travel and cargo demands of the motorsports industry, Jota Aviation has grown to be a leading specialist air charter operator serving the UK and Europe with passenger and cargo flights focused on Beechcraft King Airs, today employing 35 personnel.

Jota Sport The racing division of the JOTA Group currently competes in the European Le Mans Series plus selected rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship including the Le Mans 24 Hours - a race JOTA Sport first contested in 2005 and has claimed a top-six overall placing in. Including runners up in the European Le Mans series and winning the coveted Le Mans 24 hour race in LMP2 in 2014. Jota Sport has also competed successfully in the American Le Mans Series, British GT Championship, Le Mans Series, Le Mans Endurance Series and FIA Sportscar Championship since its formation in 2000 as well as the Spa and Nürburgring 24 Hour races.

Jota Historic focuses on restoring and running historic race cars at Blue-Ribbon events such as the Le Mans Classic and Goodwood. Built on a foundation of supreme attention to detail, dedication and expertise, Jota Historic offers a turnkey operation from restoration, race car setup, race weekend support and performance driver coaching.

Jota Design specialises in the design, development and manufacture of road, race and rally projects. The knowledge and experience gained through motorsport competition is directly translated into all the projects that Jota Design is tasked with, from major OEM projects for the likes of Mazda through to individual vehicle performance enhancement.

The Jota Group is majority owned by British businessman and entrepreneur Simon Dolan, who is involved in several financial industries.  A Le Mans racing driver he set up racing team Jota Sport in 2008.

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