This is what private aviation is all about; being able to choose the aircraft that will take you to your next destination. From small turboprops to large transatlantic jets, choosing the right one might make or break your private jet experience.
There is a right private airplane for every route, and therefore the role a private charter company plays in combining your flight with the right airplane is one of the pillars for success of the entire industry. Private air charter solutions company Monarch Air Group shares their top aircraft from each segment.
Turboprops are propeller aircraft powered by turbine engines and are the most economical choice for short to mid-range trips. With typical cruising speeds of 300 knots and a nonstop range of 1,000 miles, they are great for flying in and out of regional or executive airports where you can avoid the chaos and congestion that some larger international airports may have.
Turboprops are a great alternative to light jets, with enough room for up to 6 to 8 passengers and are the most efficient option for the cost-conscious traveler. Traveling at a much more modest speed than light jets, these aircraft are a perfect choice for island hopping as well.
Popular aircraft from this segment are Pilatus-PC 12NG and King Air 350i.
Among the most often used aircraft, light jets are a perfect choice for family or business travel to destinations within a few hours away. Designed for shorter, regional flights of up to 1,700 miles, this luxury aircraft provides the speed and comfort for up to 6 to 8 passengers looking for a quick day trip or a business meeting in a nearby city.
Many of the light jet aircraft come with sleek design, high-end business and entertainment amenities and enough space to store golf clubs for a quick getaway. These jets provide speed and comfort for 6 to 8 passengers and are perfect for landing in small airports.
Popular aircraft from this segment are Phenom 300 and Cessna Citation CJ4.
Mid-size jets offer a span of about four to five hours of flight time with a range of about 2,800 nautical miles. Some mid-size jets feature non-stop coast to coast flights and others may need to make one quick stop for fuel along the way. These features make the mid-size jet ideal for relaxed coast-to-coast flying.
These aircraft feature elegant club style side-by-side seating, with swivel, recline and track seating, which can accommodate between seven to nine passengers comfortably. The noise in the cabin of these jets are low, giving travelers a quieter flight.
Popular aircraft from this segment are Lear 60 and Cessna Citation Latitude.
Super Mid-size Jets
The super mid-size jet aircraft is popular among the long-range travel clientele. In comparison to their counterpart (the heavy jet aircraft), super mid-size aircraft offer transcontinental flights at a more competitive price.
Recommended for groups of up to 10 passengers, these aircraft travel at 500-600 miles per hour and a have an average flight range of 3,500 miles, or 5 to 8 hours of non-stop flight.
These aircraft are known to be the fastest, and most fuel efficient when it comes to extended journeys. Offering luxurious seating, these jets can give you rest and ease and get you from Miami to Los Angeles in no time.
Popular aircraft from this segment are Gulfstream 280 and Falcon 50.
If you require a private jet for international or long-rage travel, the heavy jet aircraft is the top choice for global air travelers who are looking to transport a group of people without the hassle of public airport terminals. Capable of long-range flights of up to 7,000 miles or 10 hours of non-stop flight time, these aircraft offer ample room for conversation for 10-16 passengers, extra luggage space, a variety of cabin configurations and luxurious interiors.
Having the latest in audio visual systems and Wi-Fi on board, enhances the experience and lets business executives be connected to the office even during a flight. Heavy jet aircraft also allow plenty space to move about while flying, so whether you are flying through the country or across an ocean, you will arrive relaxed and ready to take on anything you have planned on your itinerary.
Popular aircraft from this segment are Global 6000 and Legacy 650.
Established in 2006, Monarch Air Group is a leading provider of on demand private jet charter, aircraft management and long-term aircraft lease. Among Monarch’s customers are Fortune 500 corporations, leading entrepreneurs, Government agencies and world leading NGO’s.