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Choosing the Right Charter Aircraft PDF Print E-mail
While every Charter operator and broker will try to offer you guidance, many travelers tend to have a preference for one type of aircraft over another. The charter section of AeroController.com allows you to get quotes on all the various flight options available. Whatever your priorities, charter air travel gives you the freedom to organize the trip around your needs.

SINGLE PISTON

alt Single-engine aircraft are ideally suited for short-range flights with a few passengers or light loads of cargo. They are designed to fly in good to fair weather conditions and are propelled by a single propeller engine. These aircraft are Able to access many airports with shorter runways, thereby getting the charter passenger closer to their ultimate destination. Single-engine aircraft are typically flown by a single pilot, but a charter provider should be able to supply a co-pilot upon request. Average Passenger Capacity: 3-5

MULTI PISTON

alt Aircraft in the Twin Piston or Multi piston sector are economical aircraft suitable for short distance flights or light cargo. The advantage is that they are usually less expensive than Turboprop or jets and more full-bodied than single engine aircraft. They are also considered safer and more reliable than single-engine aircraft in reduced weather situations. Twin Piston multi-engine aircraft are typically flown by a single pilot, but a co-pilot can usually be arranged upon request. Average Passenger Capacity: 1-8

TURBOPROP

alt Aircraft in the Turboprop segment are a wide range of aircraft suitable for short and medium distance flights with duration of up to 2-4 hours covering a range of over 1,000 miles. Turboprop aircraft combine some of the low-cost advantages of the piston aircraft while sharing some of the cabin comfort advantages of light jets like pressurization. Popular for short to mid-range flights, turboprops can access runways that are often too short for jet aircraft. Average Passenger Capacity: 4-8

LIGHT TO MIDSIZE EXECUTIVE JET

executive jet Aircraft in the Executive Jet segment are the most time efficient way of travel and are suitable for medium or long distance flights. With average cruising speeds over 450 mph and an average nonstop range of anything from 1,250 miles to 2,200 miles, a jet can travel further and faster than non-jet aircraft while operating in and out of airports not accessible by the major airlines. In the lighter jets, amenities often include pressurized passenger cabins and a semi-private lavatory while mid size jets often have a private lavatory and external baggage storage. Average Passenger Capacity: 4-18

HEAVY EXECUTIVE JET

heavy executive jet Heavy jets are top-of-the-line executive aircraft offering optimum performance and amenities for long-range flights. With average cruising speeds over 500 mph and an average nonstop range over 4,000 miles, a heavy jet with its use out Turbofan engines can travel further and with more comfort than smaller jets while operating in and out of airports not accessible to the major airlines. Amenities usually found onboard heavy jets include a private lavatory, external baggage compartments, DVD, satellite phone, fax, and a full galley. A flight attendant will normally be in attendance on such aircraft to improve safety and assist with gourmet catering for high-end business and entertainment. Average Passenger Capacity: 8-19

Airliners / VIP Business Jets

airliners VIP business Jet Airliners and VIP business jets are full scale passenger airliners converted for maximum business comfort and use. With ranges over 6,000 miles which means that it can fly half way around the world non stop while utilizing airstrips only normally available to smaller executive jets. Private Airliners and VIP Business jets come in different configurations that are highly personalized. A typical layout might be just 16 seats, an office, boardroom, hotel, cinema and restaurant - all in one. Alternatively, it can be reconfigured to fly 50 passengers in slightly less style. While the majority of jet airliners are used for scheduled service, many are available for charter through charter companies, brokers and charter divisions of major airlines. Average Passenger Capacity: 20 VIP - 500

HELICOPTERS

helicopters Helicopters can move into and out of difficult to reach places like big-city congestion or remote wilderness locations. Helicopter charter enables passengers to hover to take photos of a real estate site, carry the injured to area hospitals, land in locations where there are no available airports and generally get in and out of places faster and easier than with fixed-wing aircraft. Average Passenger Capacity: 3-10