Sunday, 3 February 2013
Types of business jet you can charter
If you are looking for economy charter options with aircraft that can carry between 2 and 8 passengers, then you could go for executive turboprops. They come with lots of in-flight amenities such as snacks and mini-bars, pressurized cabins for great comfort and in some cases enclosed lavatory facilities. They are best suited for shorter flights if you are hopping from one city to another. Executive turboprops have cruising speeds ranging from 240 to 330 mph and for shorter flights of 2 to 4 hours.
Light business jets
Light business jets offer passengers more comforts than executive turboprops with amenities such as mini-bars, snacks and lavatories. You can also find reclining seats which will offer you greater comfort. Light business jets can seat 8 passengers with a range of between 1000 to 1700 miles. The cruising speeds of the light business jets can range from 350 to 500mph. Additional passenger comforts for the light business jets can include tray tables, in-flight phone service and air conditioning. Light business jets are also equipped with great entertainment systems.
Midsize business jets
Midsize business jets can seat up to 8 passengers and fly for 5 hours nonstop. The midsized business jets have cruising speeds that vary from 460 to 580 mph and can have a range of up to 2500 miles. They have two crew and the cabins are pressurized for maximum comfort. Midsized jets offer passengers greater amenities such as mini-bars, lots of beverages and snacks, air conditioning, reclining seats and tray tables. They also have excellent bathroom facilities and lavatories.
Large business jets
They are capable of carrying up to 18 passengers and can fly for up to 8 hours covering a range of 4000 miles nonstop. The Gulfstream V and Global Express have an even better performance flying for up to 15 hours with a range of 8000 miles nonstop. Some large business jets can be perfect for intercontinental flights. The cruising speeds can vary from 460 to 530 mph and they are equipped with lots of excellent onboard amenities.
For greater number of passengers, you can also check out the airliners and VIP aircraft offered by some air charter companies.