Jota has also decided for winter 2017 to keep its BAe 146-200 in an executive 50-seat two by two business layout for the foreseeable future.
“The brokerage market is telling us there isn’t much available in the 50-seat market in the UK with the versatile characteristics the 146 offers. Its wide cabin makes it popular for international sports teams (football and rugby) and music tours with all the equipment they like to take on tour,” Mike said. In fact, Jota has flown many of the English Football Premier League teams and top rugby teams in this layout.
Jota Aviation holds AOC approvals for the 146/Avro RJ and its Beechcraft King Air business turboprop fleet that extends to the Middle East, Africa, Iceland, Russia and the Azores, enabling it to respond to charter requests on a much wider scale.
Its Avro RJ85 and BAe 146-200 are complemented by two Beechcraft King Air turboprops, one of which (G-JOTA) is a dedicated cargo aircraft with a large double cargo door, able to carry large and heavy single piece consignments. These aircraft are deployed on cargo and passenger flights from London Southend Airport and are available for crew movements and urgent AOG spares. It is on this heritage that Jota believes the 146QT freight aircraft will be a natural progression and development.