Guide to Private Jet Charter Aircrafts

When you are looking for a private jet rental, it is important to know what you are looking for. There are plenty of jet types with varying range and capacity in the market that you can choose from. Some can be used for transcontinental flights while others are only suitable for the short-haul flights such as inter-city connections within the UK or for flights to continental Europe. A general rule in the private jet charter types is that the heavier the aircraft, the longer the range that it has. Long range aircraft means that you can travel seamlessly without any fuel stops. Some of the most popular private jet charters include the following:-

The Piston and the Turbo Prop Aircraft

These private jet rental options are most suitable for carrying 4-6 passengers and carry a maximum of 10 passengers.  They are suitable for short hops from one city to another or one town to another or for air taxi services. The cabin interior for this aircraft type is basic and it is ideal for smaller groups of people. Based on the type of aircraft that you choose, you can carry a maximum of 9 passengers.  Some of the most common jets in this category include Piaggio Avanti II and the Beechcraft King Air 200/350.

Small Business Jets

The small business jets are ideal for undertaking shorter business flights. They can be used for both group and individual travels and based on your choice of aircraft, they can be used to accommodate up to 10 passengers. Common jets in this category include Cessna Citation Mustang, Cessna Citation CJ1, and Cessna Citation Bravo amongst many others.

Mid-Size Business Jets

These refer to the private jet rental option that can carry 6-8 passengers and a maximum of 10 passengers based on the type of business jet chosen. These jets are more spacious than small business jets and have greater baggage capacity as well as interior cabin space.  The jets also offer longer travel range and are a greater option if you are looking forward to avoiding the fuel stops.  Based on your aircraft of choice, the mid-size business jets can accommodate up to 10 passengers. Examples of jets in this category include the Bombardier Learjet 60, the Hawker Beechcraft 800XP, Cessna Citation VI and the Cessna Citation Excel amongst others.

The Super Midsize Business Jets

These jets can carry 6 to 7 passengers and based on the size of the business jet that you opt for, they will be able to accommodate up to 10 passengers. They are ideal for the transoceanic flights and offer more space for the passengers than the regular midsize business jets. They can also travel faster and further compared to the midsize business jets and will accommodate up to passengers based on the aircraft chosen. Some examples of the super-midsize business jets include Cessna Citation XLS, Gulfstream G200, Bombardier Challenger 300 and the Cessna Citation Sovereign amongst others.

Long Range Corporate Jets

These are generally the jets of choice for the intercontinental business flights. The cabins of these jets are very spacious and there are luxurious interior comforts and fixtures. The jets can accommodate up to 16 passengers. Aircraft in this category include Dassault Falcon 900 and Gulfstream G450.

Ultra Long Range Executive Jets

These can accommodate passengers. They carry 10 to 15 passengers and based on the type of jet chosen, can carry up to 20 passengers. They are suited for the long range intercontinental flights. The interiors of these jets are super-luxurious with all the modern comforts that you would need. Examples include Dassault Falcon 7X and the Bombardier Global 5000/6000.

VIP Airliners

These are the business jets of choice for VIP along with larger executive groups that are looking for luxurious intercontinental flights. They carry 50 to 100 passengers and can accommodate up to 200 passengers based on the type of the business jet.  Examples include the Airbus 319 Corporate Jet, Boeing Business Jet and Boeing 757 200 VIP.