Jota Aviation

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Jota Aviation
Jota Aviation logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2009
Fleet size 5 (+3 on order)
Parent company Jota Group
Headquarters Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Jota Aviation is a specialist charter airline based at London Southend Airport, United Kingdom, and with the related Jota Sport, Jota Design and Jota Historic divisions, forms the Jota Group.

Jota Aviation Limited holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence No. 2376;[2] it is permitted to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.[3]


Jota Aviation was founded in 2009,[4] it was established to meet the travel and cargo demands of the motorsport industry, and then expanded into a specialist air charter and aircraft management company, offering 24-hour-a-day response from its London Southend Airport base. The airline states that it is the largest operator of King Air aircraft in Europe.[5]

As well as ad hoc passenger Air taxi and cargo charters using the King Air fleet, the company offers ad hoc or ACMI Aircraft lease charter flights on its British Aerospace 146,[4] added to the AOC in 2014.

On 11 January 2016, JOTA announced the addition to their fleet of an Avro RJ85 aircraft.[6] It was delivered to Southend on 5 April 2016.

Jota Aviation recently[when?] got an Avro RJ100 delivered, registration G-JOTS, ex Brussels Airlines as OO-DWJ.

On 10 April 2018, JOTA announced an expansion of their cargo fleet with the addition of 4 BAe_146-300QTs, the first of which, registration G-JOTE had already been delivered and is expected to enter service on 1 June 2018.[7]


Jota Aviation own and operate the following aircraft (as of April 2018):[8]

Jota Aviation fleet
Aircraft In service Passengers[5]
Beechcraft Cargo King Air 1 NIL
British Aerospace 146-200 1 95
British Aerospace 146-300QT 1 (3 on order) Nil
Avro RJ100 1 97
Avro RJ85 1 95
Total 5


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