Taylor Swift Sells Her Private Jet Amid Flight-Tracking Drama

Taylor Swift Sells Her Private Jet Amid Flight-Tracking Drama

Taylor Swift has recently let go of one of her private aircraft, amidst her calls for an end to the tracking of her flight activities.

The official website of the Federal Aviation Authority disclosed the disassociation of the singer from her Dassault Falcon 900 on January 30.

The aircraft, previously under the ownership of SATA LLC, which shares an address with Taylor Swift Productions in Nashville, had been a part of Swift’s fleet since 2009.

It is now listed under a Missouri-based entity established in 2006, as reported by Business Insider.

The financial details of the transaction have not been made public, but a new Dassault 900 is known to fetch around $44 million.

Swift now owns just one private jet following this transaction.

The Dassault 900, which can carry up to 12 passengers, was used by Swift for her travels until its most recent flight on January 30. Her remaining jet, a Dassault 7X, offers a larger cabin and can accommodate 16 passengers. With Swift’s schedule including concerts in Tokyo and attending the Super Bowl in Las Vegas to support her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, there is speculation about her travel plans. It is anticipated she might charter a private jet if her 7X is not utilized.

Swift’s use of private jets has been a point of contention, especially concerning environmental impact. In 2022, she was named the celebrity with the highest carbon emissions from private jets, and during her US tour last year, her jets accumulated over 166 flight hours. In response to environmental concerns, Swift’s representative stated that she has purchased carbon credits to compensate for her jet usage. Despite efforts to keep her travels private, including joining the FAA’s privacy program, Swift has faced public criticism.

Jack Sweeney, a college student known for tracking celebrity flights, became notable for posting Swift’s flight information online. After receiving a cease-and-desist letter from Swift’s legal team, accusing him of “stalking and harassing behavior,” Sweeney defended his actions by highlighting the public nature of the information. “I think the people are interested,” Sweeney remarked. “You should have a decent expectation that your jet will be tracked whether or not I do it as, after all, it is public information.”

“I do not intend to cause harm,” he added, noting his admiration for some of Swift’s music.