Your Local Private Charter Aircraft
Welcome to the largest listing of private jets and aircraft for charter based at your local airport and other airports in your region. Aircraft are listed by their airport, type/size, make, model and number of seats.
The list of available charter aircraft has been compiled and presented by air charter industry experts and is accurate at the time of posting. Jet Charter Review is an informational service of charter industry leader New Flight Charters. Contact New Flight Charters for any questions, information or charter quotes at (800) 732-1653 or by email.
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Chartering Jets & Aircraft; Information Resource Guide
There is no better way to fly than aboard a private aircraft with room and comfort, from your convenient local airport to the local airport nearest your destination, driving right up to your aircraft or using a private FBO (executive terminal). No crowds, lines, hikes, baggage limits or security. Friendly, personal and professional crews welcome you, take your bags and fly "your" aircraft. Watch your crew work up front, from your well-appointed executive cabin, with a galley, lavatory and audio/video entertainment.
With over 14,000 charter aircraft in the U.S. of all sizes and categories - from large luxury jets to small single engine props - operated by more than 4,000 charter companies, chartering an aircraft for a particular flight, for someone unfamiliar with charter, can be a challenge.
About Charter Aircraft and Operators
Charter operators are registered by the U.S. Department of Transportation and awarded an air carrier operating certificate from the FAA permitting them to operate charters which carry paying passengers. Part-135 of the Federal Aviation Regulations governs charters, charter operators, charter aircraft, maintenance, crews and more. Part-135 which governs these On-Demand, or 'unscheduled', flights is nearly as demanding as Part-121 which governs 'scheduled' flights and air carrier airlines.
Becoming an FAA certificated Air Carrier, or charter operator in this case, is a detailed and lengthy (some say grueling) process, often taking more than a year with extensive documentation, information, testing, as well as live flight testing of aircraft and crew with a designated FAA examiner. Every awarded Part-135 Charter Certificate has Operations Specifications which govern approved aircraft types and models, where charters may operate i.e. over water, international countries, etc., and other maintenance, crew, and operating standards that are approved under the certificate.
Charter operators receive continual oversight and guidance from the FAA through 82 distinct local FAA Flight Standards District Offices (FSDO), and other field and regional offices nationwide. Pilots must undergo and pass extensive recurrent training in their designated aircraft or an approved simulator, typically every 6 months.
The extensive requirements, training and oversight of charter aviation in U.S. has resulted in the safest charter operating environment in the world, with an accident rate comparable to the scheduled airlines. Part-135 On-Demand operations in the U.S. achieved a fatal accident rate of 1 per every 1,428,571 flight hours.
A factual summary of Charter Safety Ratings Info, including FAA charter certification and the popular third-party safety ratings programs such as ARG/US Aviation Research Group/US, Wyvern Ltd, and IS-BAO, is part of this website as a free resource.
About The Charter Aircraft
Private aircraft become available for charter typically in two different ways:
Air Charter Rates & Pricing
Several factors go into pricing and quoting a charter:
Charter companies quote in different ways. Some quote on an itemized form breaking out each cost item. Others quote one total number that is all-inclusive, or specify what may be additional. Most important is to know what is included in the total quote, and what is not included. Some companies do not include taxes or ramp fees in their quotes in order to present a more enticing number, and then bill those items after the charter.
Comparing only the published hourly charter rates, as in item #1 above, can be misleading. Computer quoting programs are many and varied, and are tuned differently for flight times, airspeeds, taxi times, etc. Some programs add some padding, or extra flight minutes, to cover unexpected extra engine time or headwinds. Published hourly rates are not an apples-to-apples comparison.
About Aircraft Positioning and Costs
Charter quotes generally include all flying time costs required for a charter, including moving, or "positioning", the aircraft to the departure point or returning it to base after. So for example a charter flight of 2 hours may have 3 or 4 hours flying cost in the quote, to include whatever aircraft positioning it takes for that aircraft and crew to fly the desired trip and return to base. For example, a quote for a flight from Van Nuys, CA to Aspen, CO may include the cost of the aircraft returning to its base at Van Nuys, since those expenses are incurred to fly the requested charter.
In an attempt to minimize these positioning costs, floating fleet operators are relatively new to the charter industry within the past 10 years. They attempt to keep their planes "on the road" and link together point-to-point charters, sometimes called "one-ways", and which don't need as much positioning for the one-way flight as a based aircraft. They hope to cover a particular one-way charter with less positioning and thus less cost, being more competitive in the market for that flight.
About This Website - Jet Charter Review
Jet Charter Review is an aircraft listing service and charter informational resource for the new or experienced private charter flier. It is a service of New Flight Charters, the renowned and award-winning jet charter agent and brokerage worldwide since 2003. Award-winning New Flight Charters performs as a charter buyer's agent, and its Charter Managers have a combined 22 years chartering experience, 30 years FAA-certified aviation experience and 16,500 hours personal flight experience. Jet Charter Review is intended as a helpful guide, consumer resource and free listing service to locate available charter aircraft and operators.
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Jet Charter Review is an aircraft listing service of New Flight Charters, a private jet and aircraft charter agent and brokerage worldwide since 2003. New Flight Charters performs as agent for the customer and arranges all flights on behalf of charter clients with FAA-certified and DOT-registered FAR Part 135 direct air carriers, or foreign equivalent, who exercise full operational control at all times. Aircraft owned by New Flight Charters are operated under FAA Certificate #CCJA746C by Centurion Flight Services, Inc.
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