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Great Reasons To Charter A Private Jet

The Benefits of a Private Jet Charter

Time Savings - Time is money, and when you enlist the services of a private jet charter you will be amazed at how much time can be saved. For starters, you will not need to waste a moment on being transferred from a remote parking lot to the airport.  No check-in will be required, and you will successfully avoid long lines and intrusive TSA security check-points. You can also say goodbye to the frustrations of the boarding process, being bumped from overbooked flights, delays, long layovers as you wait for connecting flights, lost luggage, and many other common air travel problems. Your time is extremely valuable and a private jet charter will prevent any of your time from being wasted in an airport.

Total Flexibility - Why waste your time bouncing from travel site to travel site trying to find flights that are departing from your ideal location during a time that you can actually make it to the airport? Chartering a private jet is a simple as contacting a broker and setting your own itinerary including date(s), time and destinations. Why stress yourself with trying to plan out layovers and flight connections?


Privacy - As the name may suggest, a private jet charter will offer you complete privacy throughout the duration of your flight. The only people on board the flight are those who are expressly invited by the lead passenger. For business associates this creates the ideal setting for holding meetings or working while on board without being interrupted by noisy passengers, babies crying, or children kicking the back of your seat. Families can benefit from private jet rentals as well because it ensures that your children will be seated with you as opposed to between strangers.


Extreme Comfort - There is nothing worse than finding your seat on an airplane only to discover that you are going to be sandwiched between two other flyers or will be stuck next to the restrooms for the next three hours. With a private jet charter you will be the only occupants of the entire private jet, and you will have plenty of room to stretch out and be comfortable. With so much room, you will be able to actually enjoy watching a movie, conduct business, entertaining friends or colleagues, or even catch a nap as you fly.

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5 Utilization Strategies For Private Jets

1.  Transportation of Employees

The most common use of private jets is to transport employees to meet company objectives. For strategic meetings, new market research, client relationships and meeting with investors.

2.  Transportation of Customers

Quite often companies will utilize a private jet to bring clients to visit a facility to launch a new product or service. The opportunity to make presentations and hold meetings with clients and prospects on the private flight are a major selling point for the usage.

3.  Transportation of SuppliersAir Ambulance

Businesses are able to accelerate and improve supply chain by transporting suppliers efficiently on a private jet. The ability to transport several suppliers for meetings or interaction with clients or just improve supplier relations is key.

4.  Transportation of Cargo, Parts

It is extremely efficient to transport cargo and parts between company facilities, suppliers, customers and potential customers. Larger volume of shipments could potentially reduce overnight shipping cost, especially if the flight is accompanied by a company official. 

5.  Humanitarian and Charity Flights

It's a known fact that private jets support people and communities in crisis by flying supplies, patients, blood and organs. Recently it has become common for military families to be connected via private jet. One well know mission is for emergency relief to victims of natural disaters.

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Private Jet User Fees Will Kill A Major Economic Engine - Airports

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Throughout the country there are mostly small, Community airports create jobs for area residents in aviation related businesses on and near the airport. Flight schools, aircraft repair of private jets, fixed based operators, etc. as well as businesses indirectly related to the airfield. These include restaurants, hotels, car rentals, shopping, hotels and others. public use airports that are used by business aircraft and are key to the local economy, providing jobs, local investment and economic activity to the communities.

These employers generate much needed tax revenues for cities, counties and states. Local airports help keep existing employers in a community and attract new business eager to capitalize on the market. User fees on general aviation will dampen the amount of traffic and potentially will have a negative impact on several airports, employers and employees throughout the country.

For an examples of the economic power of these smaller airports look at Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO) in Virginia. It is located 37 miles from D.C. and has approximately two dozen twin pistons, five helicopters and a half dozen jets.  Leesburg has one runway, four flight schools and one fixed based operator. Not a big operation in size, but the economic impact is estimated at $42 million to the regional economy and provides 612 jobs.

Private jets and the related business are a major economic engine in the U.S. with most of the revenue generated from the regional small airports. User fees would restrict aircraft movement, make users select different routes to maximize distance, potentially passing by the smaller airports and communities dependent on them. 

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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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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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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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Top 10 Airports for Executive Jet Travel - #8 San Francisco

Executive Jet Travel at San Francisco  International Airport

With its business amenities, close proximity to San Francisco, and modern style, it's no wonder that San Francisco International Airport is one of the top 10 airports for charter flights nationwide.  San Francisco International Airport is located 18 miles south of Downtown San Francisco, in unincorporated San Mateo County on the edge of the San Francisco Bay.  This airport is the most convenient for charter flight travelers doing business in the San Francisco Bay Area, as the airport is directly connected to U.S. Route 101, Interstate 380, and the BART system.

San Francisco International Airport was first opened on 150 acres of cow pasture leased from prominent local landowner Ogden L. Mills, (who in turn had leased it from his grandfather Darius O. Mills) and was named Mills Field Municipal Airport. From the 1930s on, the airport now known as San Francisco International has been the airport of choice for the jet set in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since the opening of the central terminal in 1954, the airfield has grown to become a major airport for both commercial aviation and for private jet charter flights.

Culturally, the airport is much more than one would expect. Jazz performances, a library, the San Francisco Airport Museums (accredited by the American Association of Museums in 1999) and beautiful and creative architecture make SFO a gateway of choice for over 30 million passengers every year.  

Looking to book a charter flight to or from the San Francisco Bay Area? Contact your private jet charter representative to book your ground transportation and lodging as well to completely eliminate stress and worry from your plans.

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Top 10 Best Airports for Executive Jet Travel - #9 Love Field Airport

Over 120,000 commercial and corporate jet flights are served by Dallas's Love Field every year, making it the the ninth most popular corporate jet airport in the US.  From its humble origins as a military training facility, Love Field has evolved into a major airport for commercial and corporate jet charter flights into and out of Dallas.

Love Field features 3 runways and sits on 1300 acres of land. Originally designated on October 19, 1917 as a World War I military training base, Love Field now serves corporate jet charter customers traveling to the Downtown Convention Center, Infomart, West End, the Dallas Market Center, and all of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The Love Field Conference Center, which offers business services, conference rooms, and individual work desks, helps to make Love Field the perfect airport to cater to the many corporate jet travelers who pass through every year. In early 2009 a plan to modernize Love Field was announced. The $519 million master plan will replace the existing terminals with a new 20-gate concourse and expanded baggage facilities. This project is scheduled to open in 2014. The project also calls for a $250 million people mover system to connect to Love Field Station.

Combining historical relevance with modern amenities and a very convenient location, Love Field is the airport of choice for corporate jet flights to and from Dallas, TX. Have your corporate jet representative book your flight as well as ground transportation and lodging today!
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FAA Certification for the Cessna Citation CJ4 Business Jet

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The new Cessna Citation CJ4 is part of the Citation line of business jets by Cessna. The Citation CJ4 is now the biggest in this group of jets and promises noticeable performance and safety improvements. In addition to standard equipment, the CJ4 offers several upgraded features. The specifications for the new Cessna are:

  • Takeoff distance of 1,130 ft at maximum weight
  • Landing distance of 2,700 ft
  • Can reach 45,000 ft in 28 minutes
  • Flies up to 453 knots
  • Range just over 2,000 nautical miles
  • Four-screen Collins Pro Line Avionics suite
  • Electronic charts and graphical weather
  • TCAS II
  • Emergency Descent Mode
  • EGPWS Class A Taws
  • Multi-scan weather radar
  • ADS-B Out capability
  • Essential electrical bus

The aircraft will also debut the new electronically-controlled engines, the Williams International FJ44-4A engine, that the FAA also approved only recently. These engines perform significantly better than others in the same class due to improved technology. It allows business jets to takeoff and land on shorter runways typically used by turboprops only.  The FJ44-4 engine has the best thrust to weight ratio in its class, allowing it to be incredibly fuel efficient.

The newest member of the Citation line will retail for approximately $9 million per jet and deliveries will begin later this year.
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Scottsdale Raises Aircraft Weight Limit - Good News for Business

NBAA and businesses in the aviation industry are praising Scottsdale council members for a decision that allows more aircraft to fly in and out of the Scottsdale Airport. By increasing the weight limit for aircraft allowed to takeoff and land at the airport, they are helping grow the Scottsdale aviation industry. Allowing heavier planes will attract more aviation business to Scottsdale and hopefully create more jobs in Arizona in the aviation industry. The decision raised the weight limit from 75,000 to 100,000 pounds.Arizona Aviation

The decision was approved unanimously after a long campaign from Arizona-based aviation business, as well as multinational corporations wanting to do business through the Scottsdale Airport. The Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA) spearheaded the campaign, using letter writing, community mobilization and advocating directly with Scottsdale city council members.

The decision to raise the aircraft weight limit at the Scottsdale Airport is expected to boost the Scottsdale economy. There are a number of businesses in the aviation industry that wanted this decision because they want to do business in Scottsdale but were unable to due to the restrictions of the previous weight limit. In addition to the expected increase in business, there will also be a increase in tax revenue. This decision comes at no cost to the city and will likely increase the number of jobs available, grow the aviation business presence in Scottsdale and make life much easier for the aviation businesses already present in Scottsdale.

It's a win-win for aviation businesses and for the city of Scottsdale. Scottsdale hopes that more businesses in the aviation industry will come to see Scottsdale, Arizona as a destination for international businesses. The NBAA has publicly praised the Scottsdale city council on its decision and JetHub is eagerly looking forward to helping develop the aviation industry presence in our hometown.


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