FBO Services

Shortstop Jet Charter is pleased to announce Melbourne’s newest Fixed Based Operation (FBO) located at Essendon Airport. Our VIP Passenger and Crew facilities will ensure every requirement is catered for with the highest quality of service and privacy.

Your passengers will enjoy our fully serviced VIP lounge, including complimentary refreshments and snacks, all with an exceptional customer service experience. We provide a full range of business necessities including a conference room equipped with television, guest WI-FI, Bluetooth and HDMI capabilities, making presentations a breeze and allowing for business continuity. Furthermore, enabling you to stay in touch with family or friends whilst away from home. With over 30 years of experience as an aircraft charter operator, we know what is important for crews at out-ports. Our comprehensive service of ground handling will ensure your aircraft is ready for any domestic or international operation. Crews will have access to full flight planning, weather software and a comfortable rest area. Our enthusiastic and committed personnel will ensure your aircraft movements are seamless and professionally managed.
With this experience, we endeavor to make all your aviation transactions sensible, cost-effective, correct and worry free. Our strong relationships with contacts and colleagues within the industry allow us to find the right people for your finance, regulation, buying and selling, maintenance and operational requirements. As aircraft owners ourselves, we understand what you want and most importantly, what you need.

Charter revenue

We offer reasonable charter revenue income to assist in the offset of fixed costs associated with operating aircraft.


Our crews are highly competent, well motivated, service orientated pilots who treat your aircraft like it's theirs. We hold the very highest level of Civil Aviation Safety Authority approvals for charter operation of class 'A' (Transport category, or airliner type aircraft) aircraft, and are required to operate to public transport standards. This involves checking of all pilots to these high standards, at regular intervals. Even if you fly yourself, the added safety and comfort of being part of such a supervised operation will add considerably to the quality of your aviation experience.

Maintenance Management

Our aircraft require fastidious, high standard maintenance procedures, management and control. Our skilled personnel provide supervision and regulatory compliance on all maintenance carried out on aircraft under our maintenance control.

Shortstop Jet Charter FBO Services

  • Baggage Handling
  • Ground Handling Services
  • Refuelling
  • Catering Requirements
  • Crew Services
  • Passenger/Crew Transfers (including to Tullamarine)
  • Onsite Customs/Immigration and Quarantine Clearance Services
  • Ramp Parking
  • Airside Vehicle Access
  • Corporate Hotel Arrangements with Shortstop Jet Charter
  • Obtaining Slot Allocation (All Airports, especially Essendon)
  • Security Requirements
  • Conference and Meeting Room Facilities
  • Lavatory Services
  • GPU
  • Access to Trip Planning and Scheduling to any Port within the Asia Pacific Region
  • Dry Cleaning Services
  • Flight Planning/Preparation Room (Aviation Weather Available)
  • Crew Rest Room
  • Kitchen, Showers and Bathroom Facilities
  • Wi-Fi, printing
  • Daily Newspapers, magazines and television available
  • Garbage/Waste Removal
  • Shortstop Jet Charter Company Frequency: 135.95 MHz
  • Aircraft Interior Cabin Detailing (3 hours prior notice)
  • Helicopter Handling Services
We are very much looking forward to being of service to your passengers and crew. For any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact our operations team directly at chartersales@shortstop.com.au. For all urgent enquiries please call +61 433 338 072.

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