Why Charter with Jet Aviation?

Is aircraft charter a safe way to fly?
Yes. Here is some background on how the system works. Charter companies and pilots are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) before they are allowed to fly. Once this certification is achieved, their continued operation is at the FAA’s discretion, and they receive constant oversight under rigid safety regulations. Becoming certified is a lengthy, time-consuming procedure.

 FAA staff routinely audit charter operators' records, which can also be subject to periodic unannounced FAA safety spot checks and safety spot review by independent safety auditors. Charter pilot qualifications are comparable to those for commercial airline pilots, and include minimums for training and flight-time experience. The facilities that conduct safety training programs for charter pilots are held to the same rigorous standards as the centers that train commercial airline pilots. Some requirements are even more stringent for the charter operator.


Are there financial benefits to chartering an aircraft?
If you are in a fractional program or once owned an aircraft, you will find, you give up nothing in service, safety and comfort, but without a major capital expenditure. Flying charter requires no investment, nor is there the risk of lower residual aircraft value after a few years. Charter is the most cost-effective choice you can make. Combine the financial benefits with the efficiency of the charter choice, and you have made the right decision. Does charter flying with Jet Aviation offer financial benefits? 


What are some other advantages of charter flying?
Security, safety, comfort and productivity are the top reasons businesses and individuals charter today. You can set your own schedule and determine the route and destinations of your choice. Aircraft charter is often the most efficient private aviation solution, in terms of both time and money. With over 5,000 general aviation airports available to charter aircraft in the United States, and many more worldwide, you’ll land closer to your destination than you would flying commercially. This benefit alone will save you great amounts of time. Arrive at the airport, check in immediately and be on your way, with privacy, discretion, and the highest service and quality standards. What are some advantages of charter flying with Jet Aviation?


How do I know what model aircraft is best for my trip?
This is a question of matching the proper aircraft type to the mission profile of your trip. The distance you plan to travel and the number of passengers on board will be two factors you will want to consider. In general, smaller aircraft are more economical for short trips. They seat fewer passengers and operate at lower costs. Larger jets are more comfortable for long trips with higher numbers of people traveling. Can Jet Aviation help me choose the right aircraft?


Can I fly charter to an international destination?
That will depend on the charter company you choose. Some companies fly only within the 48 contiguous states, or within a region. If you are flying internationally, it is best to inquire first whether the company is capable and authorized to fly to international destinations. Flight rules differ from country to country, and you must be sure that the company you are flying with has not only international flying experience but also pilots who are highly experienced and trained in international travel. Where can Jet Aviation fly me?


What kind of in-flight service standards and amenities can I expect when I charter?
If you are accustomed to flying in a fractional program or have owned your own aircraft, you will find that by flying charter, you will give up nothing in terms of service and comfort. The majority of charter jets are owned by companies and high net worth individuals who have exceptionally high standards for quality, and make their aircraft available for charter. Because of this, you will find the services and amenities you expect in charter aircraft.

How does Jet Aviation ensure charter client safety?
To begin with we only hire seasoned professionals with outstanding career histories to fly and maintain our clients' aircraft. We employ state of the art tool to track and monitor aircraft scheduled maintenance and flight crew training currency and rest cycles. We employ safety management system to evaluate risks in Flight profiles and mitigate them prior to departure.

 Not every charter operator conducts its business like Jet Aviation. How a charter company operates in terms of pilot training and required aircraft inspections are things that every charter operator is responsible for on its own. Reputable charter operators have varied approaches to conducting safe operations. At Jet Aviation, safety is our paramount concern and always has been since our company was founded over 40 years ago. We have a top down safety culture and go to great lengths to ensure your safety.

Jet Aviation has a Vice President of Safety, Security and Regulatory Affairs who reports directly to our U.S. President and is mandated to ensure the company-wide application of safety procedures. We also employ a full time, dedicated quality assurance pilot who personally visits charter vendors to evaluate their facilities, aircraft and crews. Of the approximately 2,200 charter operators in the United States, we have approved just 60 of them to provide charter services for our clients.Our goal is to provide the highest quality aviation services possible and in doing so, give our clients peace of mind when traveling with us. Jet Aviation’s recent designation as a US Part 135 Aircraft Operator Certificate holder is tangible evidence of the importance we place on client safety.


Does charter flying with Jet Aviation offer financial benefits?
It does, when you consider our charter prices encompass the intangible value of running a world-class, safe, worldwide operation. It is something to think about when comparing prices from operator to operator. So much more customer value comes with the Jet Aviation choice that it is hard to place a price on it. Flying charter on demand is a pay-as-you-fly solution when you wish to have absolutely no financial commitment. However, to get the most for your money when flying charter with Jet Aviation, consider a block charter agreement, which offers financial incentives when you agree to fly a certain number of hours with us.


What are some advantages of charter flying with Jet Aviation?
Our coordination centers are available every day of the year around the clock. Twenty-four hour availability is the service standard at Jet Aviation, which is not something every charter provider offers its customers. If you need to make itinerary changes in the middle of the night, you know someone at Jet Aviation will be there to answer your call.


Can Jet Aviation help me choose the right aircraft?
Yes, of course, and we are available 24 hours every day. Our experienced charter service representatives will work with you in planning your travel itinerary, and suggest the optimal aircraft available for your trip. The fleet section of this site will give you idea of the types of aircraft you can charter, and our service representatives will offer you their advice and counsel. They’ll help you make the best choice for you, your passengers, and your trip.


Where can Jet Aviation fly me?
Virtually the entire world is available, provided the flight is to a safe airport in a legal destination. No charter provider today has flown to more locations in the world than Jet Aviation. In fact, very few companies can match the international expertise of Jet Aviation. We can handle all of your customs, passport and visa questions, plus offer information on inoculations or other requirements for entering another country. Many of our locations have onsite Customs facilities,and our international planning team can manage all of the intricate details of international travel.


What are Jet Aviation’s in-flight standards?
Jet Aviation serves a discriminating international clientele drawn from the ranks of private wealth, major corporations, financial institutions, entertainment and sports; just to name a few of our customers’endeavors. Our standards are their standards; nothing but the best in in-flight catering, expertly trained pilots and cabin service personnel will do, with luxurious appointments and fittings throughout the aircraft. Most of the aircraft we fly have top of the line options in communications and entertainment equipment, and complete galleys with meal preparation capabilities. Should you wish to have a cabin service attendant on board your flight, this service can also be arranged for you. In short, you won’t be disappointed when you fly with Jet Aviation.