PlaneSense

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PlaneSense
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Founded1995
Fleet size30
DestinationsPoint to point
HeadquartersPortsmouth, New Hampshire
Key peopleGeorge A. Antoniadis
Websitehttp://www.planesense.com
 
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PlaneSense
Avpslr.jpg
IATA
-
ICAO
CNS
Callsign
Chronos
Founded1995
Fleet size30
DestinationsPoint to point
HeadquartersPortsmouth, New Hampshire
Key peopleGeorge A. Antoniadis
Websitehttp://www.planesense.com

PlaneSense is a fractional aircraft ownership program managed by PlaneSense, Inc. PlaneSense, Inc. was formerly named "Alpha Flying, Inc." The name was changed on February 1, 2012. Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, they are the largest fleet manager of the Pilatus PC-12 in the world, with 30 aircraft. They are the fourth largest fractional company in United States, and the largest regional fractional program in the world.[1]

History[edit]

Originally based in Nashua, New Hampshire, Alpha Flying was founded by George Antoniadis in 1992. In 1995 the PlaneSense program was started, with the first Pilatus PC-12 delivered on September 9th, 1995. On their ten-year anniversary in 2005, the PlaneSense fleet had grown to 20 and 50,000 flight hours had been completed. As of August 2013, the fleet grew to 49 present and past aircraft and completed 200,000 flight hours. In 2007 they moved to a new facility at Pease International Airport in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.[2]

PlaneSense has had four accidents or incidents, with three resulting in aircraft damage:

On 12 June 2009, N877AF landed long following an ILS approach in low instrument weather conditions at Bridgeport, Ct. The aircraft hit a blast fence, and stopped causing substantial damage to the engine, propeller and a wing. A security camera oriented toward the departure end of Runway 06 (approach end of Runway 24 showed the aircraft touched down with less than 1000 feet of runway remaining. The accident aircraft had missed it's first approach, the VOR Runway 24 approach. See: http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief2.aspx?ev_id=20090612X14538&ntsbno=ERA09LA339&akey=1

On 16 July 2010 N656AF experienced an in-flight engine failure. The crew attempted a re-start while airborne which was not successful. They made a "dead-stick" landing at the Albany, NY airport. See: http://acftservices.com/documents/PC12AlbanyNyJuly162010Map.pdf

Previous to these two events, a Company aircraft landing on a private grass runway left the runway into a corn field. The PT-6 engine was replaced on-site, and the aircraft ferried to a location where further trouble shooting and repairs could be made. Curiously, this event was not reported to the NTSB.

Following the above three events, a PlaneSense pilot pulled the chocks of a PC-12 parked at Wings Field, Blue Bell, PA and could not get into the aircraft quickly enough to stop it when it began rolling down hill. The aircraft impacted the terminal building. Damage to the building was seen, damage to the aircraft: unknown.

Fleet[edit]

AircraftTotalOrdersPassengersNotes
Pilatus PC-1230106


Crafted in Switzerland, the Pilatus PC-12 is a luxurious, highly versatile aircraft. PlaneSense, Inc. departed from other fractional jet ownership competitors because the PC-12 is significantly more sensible, affordable, and practical -- yet maintains the luxury and safety owners come to expect and rely on.


Most aircraft are designed and built to satisfy a mission. The Pilatus PC-12 was designed to satisfy many missions: passenger, cargo, air ambulance, commercial airline, government surveillance, and others. It easily transports people in style, grace, and comfort, with a more spacious cabin than other jet aircraft of the same size.


Pilatus PC-12 Specifications & Benefits:

Pilatus PC-12 is a luxurious, sophisticated, comfortable, and efficient aircraft that is capable of delivering exceptional benefits by drawing on a long list of strengths, including: • Powered by a 1,200 SHP Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67P engine, the PC-12 NG offers a maximum cruise speed of 322 mph and an altitude of 30,000 feet.

• A 330 cubic-foot pressurized, comfortable, cabin offers executive seating for six, a flat floor, and a private, enclosed, flushing lavatory.

• A high-lift wing for landing on runways as short as 2,000 feet and retractable trailing-link landing gear for smooth landings on paved and unpaved runways.

• State-of-the-art EFIS cockpit.

• A large 4ft x 4ft cargo door for easy loading and storage of luggage and personal gear.

External links[edit]

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Planesense-Inc/141962892658946

http://www.linkedin.com/company/2546893?trk=tyah&trkInfo=tas%3Aplanesense%2Cidx%3A1-1-1

References[edit]


http://www.planesense.com/pdfs/ain_fracitional_charter_market_part_2.pdf

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11346234.htm

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11331376.htm

http://www.planesense.com/pdfs/PlaneSensetakes1200thPC12AIN9-13.pdf