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Private Jets Create Jobs and Help Boost Economy

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It's a fact. Air Charter Services industry means jobs. From the smallest U.S. towns and sparsely populated counties, to the largest American cities and states, private jets play an important role in local and regional economies. From aircraft manufacturing and airport related jobs, and through the purchase of goods and services by firms involved in the manufacture, operation and maintenance of private jets, business aviation is a major economic driver throughout the United States.

  • Private Jet industry contributes $150 billion annually to the U.S. economy
  • More than 1.2 million people are employed in the U.S. in this industry
  • The majority of the world's business aircraft are operated, serviced and maintained in the U.S., creating jobs in every state
In some states and regions, the industry is a significant generator of employment and local investment. Look to Kansas, where aviation accounts for $7.1 billion, nearly one-third of the state's economy. Aircraft manufacturer's based in Wichita account for the majority of the activity. But even smaller states such as Rhode Island, have an annual contribution around $460 for every resident in the state.
These are small samples of the great economic contribution that the private jet industry provides. Not only are the aircraft manufactured in the U.S., many are exported. Of the aircraft that are manufactured outside of the U.S., many are imported for final assembly.
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How Businesses Use Private Jets

From recent surveys of companies that use business aircraft the results are not surprising how these critical business tools are used. The value of utilizing a private jet for business can be confirmed by the numbers, the overwhelming majority of business aircraft utilization is due to the pitfalls of the commercial airlines:

  • 64% of businesses that use a private aircraft is because the commercial airlines schedules do not support their needs
  • 19% of the respondents needs are to reach remote locations not supported by the airlines
  • 6% of the usage is due to industrial or personal security reasons
  • 1% are to make a connection with a commercial airline from a remote airfield
  • 9% stated other reasonsbusiness private jet
While most business aircraft are owned by the companies that fly them,they also sometimes utilize private jet charters, fractional ownership, leasing or partnerships.
On-demand air charter provides companies immediate access to business aircraft and flights operate on the passenger's schedule. Charter companies that provide on-demand charter, with often save the traveler money by sourcing empty leg flights.
Companies that charter frequently will often purchase a block of charter time, usually at a reduced rate. Jet card programs are also popular allowing the purchaser to buy typically 25 hours of flight time, without requiring any long-term commitment.
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Four Reasons Why Air Charter Service Is Smart For Business

In today's economy finding ways to improve productivity while working within a budget can be challenging. In this article we will talk about the top four reasons why using air charter service for your business makes sense.

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1. Employee time management

Efficient employee scheduling and employee time-savings are possible because business aircraft have the ability to fly on-demand and nonstop between smaller airfields that usually are closer to a traveler's destination than a major airport.

2. Increase traveler productivity, safety and security

When traveling via air charter service, passengers can meet, plan and work in a secure office environment, free from interuptions and distractions. Enabling your team to discuss proprietary information without fear of eavesdropping, industrial espionage or physical threat. Travelers can strategize before meeting or conduct meetings en route. Also, many private jets are outfitted with advanced communications technologies. Most importantly, air charter service aircraft are typically flown by a two person professional crew, helping business aviation achieve a safety record comparable to that of the major airlines.

3. Access to communities with little or no airline service

Businesses can reach 10 times the number of U.S. airports (more than 5,000), than served by commercial airlines. Utilizing air charter service gives the traveller the ability to use smaller, less congested airfields located closer to the final destination. The use of smaller airfields provides economic stability to smaller communities.

4. Scheduling predictability

About 3 percent of all commercial airline flights are cancelled, but nearly one quarter more are delayed. If a commercial flight cancellation or delay causes passengers to miss an airline connection, the odds of getting on the next flight are reduced. Also, some companies are located in towns with infrequent commercial flights, leaving company employees with few or no alternatives if a flight is cancelled.

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2011 First Half Private Aircraft Sales Report

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Total worldwide sales of general aviation aircraft fell 15.5 percent in the first six months of this year. General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMMA) shows total billing of general aviation aircraft of $7.3 billion, which is down 22.3 percent.

GAMA and an aerospace workers union made a statement which blamed political rhetoric for the demonization of the industry resulting in fewer jobs. 

According to GAMA, piston powered airplane shipments were down 37 units from 424 units delivered in the first six months of 2010, a 8.7 percent decrease.  Turboprop plane shipments declined by 143 units, a 8.9 percent drop. Business jets have also suffered, down 26.5 percent to only 261 units.

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Business Jet Market Update Report

The worldwide business jet and turbo-prop markets continue to showpromisingtrens of contracting pre-owned inventories and increasing transaction activity. But the market has not recovered to historically average conditions.

During the most recent quarter, 2.6% of the worldwide active fleet of business jets changed hands in retail transactions (compared to 2.4% in Q1). This metric is inching closer to the 20 year average of 3.0% per quarter. The turboprop market resale transactions held steady at 2.3% in Q2 (versus 2.2% in Q1). The turboprop 20-year average transactions are 3.2% per quarter.

Of the worldwide fleet of business jets for sale, 13.9% are for sale. This is compared to 14.2% in Q1. The 20 year average is 12.6%, indicating that inventories of resale business jets is still high, but at its lowest point since September 2008. The turboprop inventory decreased from 11.6% to 11.1% over the same period, in-line with the 20-year average of 11.2%.

The market of business jets is still saturated with inventory, which means that good deals are still possible.  The turboprop market is a bit more competative since inventory is at its 20 year average.

Source: Amstat report

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Charter a Private Flight on a Hawker 400XP

Hawker 400XP Light JetThe Hawker 400XP stands out in its class. Its flexibility allows it to be one of the most versatile light jets on the market, adapting to suit any need or purpose. The Hawker 400XP has the ability to land safely even on short runways, allowing it to access thousands of airports inaccessible to larger, clumsier jets. This private jet can land safely on runways as short as 3,280 ft. 

The convenience and efficiency of the Hawker 400XP do not force it to sacrifice in the luxury department. On the contrary - this private light jet rivals any larger jet with features like clean lines, plenty of headroom and a recessed aisle. It can comfortably seat up to six people. 

To learn more about the Hawker 400XP, or to reserve one for your next private jet charter trip, call (888) 435-9774 today!

Hawker 400XP Private Light Jet Interior

Passenger Capacity:  6 people 
Cruising Speed:  420 mph 
Range:  1480 sm 
Length:  13.6 ft. 
Width:  4.9 ft. 
Height:  4.8 ft. 
Baggage Capacity:  53 cu.ft. 
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Save $500 - Chartering a Private Jet Now More Affordable than Ever!

JetHub has formed a new partnership with American Express to offer a special discount to AMEX card users. For a limited time only, you can save $500 when you book your first private jet charter with JetHub using an American Express card. The $500 discount is valid anytime with no travel date restrictions.

JetHub’s offer is a perfect example of how to make private jet charter an affordable travel option. We talk a lot on this blog about how traveling by private jet is more accessible than one might think. With all of the special offers, empty leg flights and other discounts, it can be easy to put together a flight with a cost comparable to flying first class commercially.

The best part? You don’t have to do any of the work to get the savings. JetHub has a staff of experienced and well-connected charter representatives to all the work for you. All you have to do is call or fill out the quote form and they’ll take it from there. All of the prices they give you already include fuel and tax so there are no surprises or hidden costs later on.

With JetHub, what you see is what you get, and that’s luxury travel, unparalleled convenience, excellent service and an affordable price tag.



Special offer valid through December 12, 2011. To receive this offer, purchase must be charged in full to any American Express Card. Advance reservations required. Alcohol, taxes and gratuities not included. Privileges cannot be exchanged for cash or used in conjunction with other promotional programs or offers unless otherwise specified. Limit one offer per card member. American Express and JetHub reserve the right to change the terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.

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Private Jet Hire - Direct Benefits You Gain When You Charter a Plane

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There was a time in aviation history when chartering a private jet was a luxury reserved for titans of industry or well-heeled business executives.  As airline travel has become more expensive, time consuming, and laden with delays and security hassles, private jet travel has become a cost effective way to get from point A to B.  After all, time is money.

As any business traveler knows, flying from a small city to another destination by airline can be an exercise in frustration.  Not only are you subject to limited commuter flight schedules, but smaller airports that do offer commercial flights tend to be serviced by small and crowded planes.  In general, you’re also going to have to connect at a larger hub, fly to another hub, and connect to another commuter flight if you’re flying to another small market airport.  Perhaps you’ll even have to rent a car and drive the last leg of your trip.  Then, you’ll reverse the process coming back.

With a private jet charter, you can bypass service inconveniences, such as:

  • Flight schedules:  You pick your airport, schedule the departure time, and go.  Almost every airport in the country that can handle general aviation can be serviced by a business jet.  Delayed at a meeting?  Your charter waits for you – no worries about missed flights.
  • Long security lines:  The security process for private jet charters is much faster and convenient.
  • Baggage check, baggage claim:  How much time have you wasted in airports standing in line to check your baggage, and then retrieve it on the other end?  With a private charter, your bags are loaded onto the plane when you arrive, and given to you immediately when you land (and let’s not even talk about baggage fees that airlines are now charging).
  • Wasted productive work time:  When is the last time that your team was able to really prepare for a meeting on a commercial flight?  On a private jet, there’s no need to worry about someone looking over your shoulder, and your business information remains confidential – and the cabin of a business class jet is as convenient as a conference room in your office.

Perhaps more than anything, one of the great benefits of private jet travel is the personalized attention that you will receive from the time you book the charter until the time your trip is completed.  In general, private charter services will arrange to pick you up at your home or hotel, take you to your plane, and arrange ground transportation at the other end of the journey.  Throughout your experience, you’re dealing with concierge-level service from a staff whose job is to meet your needs, rather than overworked, surly airline personnel.

The bottom line is that a private jet charter allows you to arrive at your destination rested, relaxed and ready for the work (or pleasure) ahead.  It’s hard to put a price on that level of convenience and peace of mind.

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JetHub Free Private Jet Charter Flight Giveaway

JetHub recently had the pleasure of participating in the giveaway of a free round trip private jet flight from Scottsdale, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada for four people. The private jet experience was the door prize for the Vistage All-City Event in Phoenix. The private jet charter flight was provided by JetHub, a private jet charter broker based, and sponsored by Cave Creek Capital, a private equity firm.

Naturally, the opportunity to win a private jet experience, including one night of accomodations in Las Vegas, was an exciting one for event participants. Kevin Lippert, President of JetHub, was also excited to have the opportunity to give away such a thrilling prize. "As a member of Vistage, when I was asked to donate a private jet experience to a fellow member it was an opportunity I couldn't refuse. Being able to expose my company to some of the top CEO's in the Phoenix area was an easy decision. I thank Scott and Cave Creek Capital for their sponsorship of the event."

Vistage provides a forum for leaders in the business community to receive advice and support from noncompeting peers and seasoned advisors on healthy business practices. Vistage combines exclusive "advisory board" peer group meetings, one-on-one meetings with an experienced mentor, expert speaker workshops and access to exclusive content and connectivity.

Cave Creek Capital is a private equity firm headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ.  Cave Creek Capital partners with management teams through leveraged buyouts, growth capital and/or mezzanine investment structures.  They use their capital, experience and relationships to enhance a company’s growth and competitive position.  They seek market leaders in targeted sectors such as business services, specialty manufacturing, financial services, consumer, media, and energy.  They focus on businesses that are cash flow positive, preferably $2.0 million in EBITDA and above, and their average investment period is approximately five years.

As a private jet charter broker based in Scottsdale, AZ, JetHub provides its clients with worldwide access to the largest fleet of private jets. JetHub serves as an agent in obtaining air charter services for its customers. JetHub selects carriers that are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and registered with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Carriers are solely responsible for the air transportation by JetHub for its customers. JetHub does not own or operate the aircraft on which its customers fly. JetHub is not a direct or indirect air carrier. All JetHub arranged flights are operated by Part 135 air carriers.

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Caribbean Luxury Vacations - Luxury Travel

Spring has finally arrived, and many of us are starting to plan our summer vacations. In the past few years, luxury travel and luxury vacations have become much more available and affordable. The numerous travel websites, travel agencies, and private jet charter brokers working the market have increased competition and driven down prices. The ease of international travel has also opened up the market to resorts and hot vacation spots worldwide as realistic luxury getaway options. With this in mind, we at JetHub (one of the competitive private jet charter brokers we mentioned earlier) have compiled a list of some of our favorite affordable luxury vacation resorts and travel booking sites for Caribbean vacations. Stay tuned for other exotic locales being featured in coming weeks.

JetHub charter representatives can also help to find amazing deals on luxury vacations using their broad network of connections and partnerships with hotel chains and resorts around the world. If you have something specific in mind, give us a call to get a better deal on your entire vacation package. We can take care of all of the details – eliminating the stress and hassle of planning all the aspects of a vacation.

Let our charter representatives help you so that all you have to do is show up and relax.


The Body Holiday - LeSPORT

Luxury Caribbean Vacation

Located in St. Lucia, this Caribbean luxury resort offers all-inclusive packages featuring gourmet meals, golf, tennis, scuba diving, and daily spa treatments. The Body Holiday spa was voted one of the best in the Caribbean and their restaurant, TAO was voted by Conde Nast as one of the top 60 tables in the world. Charter a private jet to this luxury Caribbean resort for the ultimate experience in relaxation.


Caribbean Luxury Travel

"Jetsetter is a private online community that provides members with insider access, expert knowledge, and exclusive deals on the world's greatest vacations. All of the properties we feature are hand-selected by our team of globe-trotting correspondents, and sales last five to seven days. Our philosophy is that travel should be fun and easy — and that includes the planning part."

Elite Island Resorts

Caribbean Luxury Resorts

Elite Island Resorts is a great website for finding luxury Caribbean vacations and resorts. They offers exclusive deals as high as 65% off normal rates at some of the best hotels and resorts in the Caribbean.

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Eclipse 500 - An Ideal Option for Affordable Private Jet Travel

Eclipse 500 Private Jet

The Eclipse 500 is a highly popular jet in the Very Light Jet class. Its popularity as an option for private jet travel is largely due to its great fuel mileage. The jet is powered by two lightweight Pratt & Whitney Canada PW610F turbofan engines that allow it to fly up to 1,125 nm on less fuel than other, heavier jets.

Seating up to four, the Eclipse 500 is a Eclipse 500 Interiorsleek, comfortable option for affordable private jet travel. Only one pilot is required to fly this type of private jet, whereas most jets require two, saving you even more money when traveling on this jet. The Eclipse 500 is the flawless combination of economy and luxury and is perfect for your next luxury family vacation or business trip.

To book an Eclipse 500 for your next private jet charter, contact a JetHub Charter Representative. Our representatives will help you to find the best fit for your travel needs and budget. Call (888) 435-9774 to get a free quote.

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New Client Discount from JetHub Makes Private Jet Travel Affordable

JetHub, a private jet charter broker that specializes in luxury family travel, is offering a new discount special to make private jet travel even more affordable. All first time clients will receive up to $500 off trips of $5,000 or more. New clients will be able to save even more money than usual, as this discount applies to all qualifying trips, including empty leg flights.Private Jet  Travel

If you've been considering trying private jet travel for your upcoming family vacation or golf trip, now would be the time to act. This discount runs for a limited time while supplies last. Private jet travel can be a great option for large families or groups since flights are priced per plane and in-flight hours, rather than per passenger. Private jet travel is often the more affordable option when compared to traveling first class on a commercial airline.

If you're curious about private jet travel and want to know more about it, don't hesitate to call one of our charter representatives at (888) 435-9774 or fill out our online quote request form. Quotes are 100% free and our representatives will be happy to answer any questions you may have about private jet travel.

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Travel Savvy - Book a Private Jet for Less than a Commerical Flight

You could be here.Internet access has revolutionized every modern industry, including the travel industry. The way that people travel has changed dramatically in the last ten years - even in the last five years. With websites like Priceline or Jetsetter regularly offering deep discounts on luxury vacations,the travel industry has become highly competitive. Hotels and resorts have had to lower prices and increase quality. Cruise lines have had to slash ticket prices. Commercial airlines are in the news every week, publicly struggling to stay afloat.

Every what was once considered the ultimate marker of a luxury vacation, private jet travel, has been transformed by the internet. Jet charter companies like JetHub are able to quickly access information from thousands of private jet operators worldwide and provide clients with the lowest fares available for flights. This mode of travel has become so competitive, in fact, that it is often less expensive than traveling first class on a commercial airline.

Private jet travel is no longer reserved for the wealthy. With a little bit of research, now even a regular family can afford to fly to their next family vacation destination on a private jet. For anyone that's every been on family vacation, the reasons this is so attractive are obvious. Private jet travel means no waiting in the security line for two hours, no bad customer service, no lost baggage, no getting bumped off a flight, no missing a connection, and no airplane food. 

Savvy travelers know that with a little bit of research they travel in style at a fraction of the cost. Take a look at JetHub's empty legs page and give private jet travel a chance. When you compare it to 5-8 people traveling in first class on a commercial airline, the differences in bang for a buck become painfully obvious.

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Hawker 400XP Preferred for Private Jet Travel

One of the most popular private jets available, the Hawker 400XP is a great option for private jet travel. As a light jet, the HHawker 400XPawker 400XP is able to land on runways as short as 3,280 ft. 

In addition, the Hawker 400XP is fuel efficient, affordable, spacious and sleek. It is the biggest, fastest, most reliable jet in its light jet class. With a full 305 cubic feet of space in the cabin, plus ample head room, it is also the most comfortable private jet in the sky. 

Originally designed by Mitsubishi in 1978, the jet is now owned by Hawker Beechcraft. The average purchasin price to own a Hawker 400XP is approximately $7.2 million US dollars.

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Stranded at an airport due to bad weather? Call a private jet broker.

Winter storms and bad weather have been grounding and delaying commercial flights across the country for weeks now, as is always the case at this time of year. Commercial airlines are often unable to fly in weather because of the limitations on flying very large aircraft to a limited number of airports. Private jets don't have these restrictions because they can fly to any number of smaller airports in an area. They are also easier to land and are less affected by bad weather concerns. Private jets afford a flexibility and element of personalization to travel that commercial airlines cannot offer.

Even travelers who make their first-class reservations well in advance aren't guaranteed that they will make it to their destination on schedule. They might not even make it that day! There are any number of unforeseen factors that can interfere with a person's travel plans. Private jet brokers, however, operate on the client's schedule. Running late in traffic? No problem, the jet is ready and waiting for you. The airport you planned to fly into is closed? No problem, there's an airport 45 minutes away that is fully functional, and your private jet broker has already reserved a car for you to take you from there.

Don't take the risk of flying commercially this winter if you have a schedule to stick to. Your sales team in Chicago could be there all week. Save the money and the hassle of traveling on unreliable commercial airline flights and book a private jet. Then breathe easy because you know everything is being taken care of by very capable hands.

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