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Thread: JetSuite & Wheels Up - When Will We See Bigger Equipment?

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    JetSuite & Wheels Up - When Will We See Bigger Equipment?

    Both Jetsuite and Wheels Up seem to be growing like wildfire in my neck of the woods. The Phenoms and KingAirs are ubiquitous here in the Southwest/Cali. Why should they limit themselves to smaller jets/TPs when they are growing their customer bases at a high rate? I know WU also partners with VistaJet, but I am surprised that we haven't seen anything bigger like the X, a smaller Challenger or the new Legacy 450/500 on the order book for JetSuite or WU. You would think Embraer is pushing JetSuite hard on the newer Legacies given the current Phenom operation. Even TMC secured some older CL604s to cater to existing customers wanting larger airframes and more range.

    Do we think any orders are around the corner, or will they continue to lose customers seeking more space/range to others?
    Last edited by Heavy Set; 04-21-2015 at 13:01.
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    Why rock the boat when they can expand using their current fleet types?

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    I agree. Who's to say they will ever get larger equipment? The small jet and TP market is where the bulk of the business is. There's an awful lot of capacity in the mid and large jet segment. That comes with higher risk and overhead.
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