The first Boeing Business Jet to operate in China has been delivered to Deer Jet. Deer Jet, which is owned by HNA Group, the parent of Hainan Airlines, claims to have been the first business jet operator in China and says it has already arranged charters for its new Boeing Business Jet.
Configured to seat 18 passengers the aircraft has a separate master bedroom, conference room and an open bar.
Deer Jet says the aircraft has a maximum range of maximum 9500 km, allowing for direct flight from Beijing to Seattle, and other cities on the west coast of the US, as well as direct flights to western Europe and Australia as well.
Deer Jet’s fleet consists of 23 aircraft: one Boeing Business Jet, one A319, three Gulfstream 550s, two Gulfstream Vs, four Gulfstream IVs, three Gulfstream 200s, one Hawker 900XPs, one Hawker 850XPs and four Hawker 800XPs. It also manages one Hawker 850XP, one Gulfstream 200, and one Hawker 4000.
DeerJet says it will own 35 aircraft by the end of 2010.
The operator received approval to fly business jets in 2009 and says it has the most modern fleet in Asia.