Business Aviation and Private Flight Consulting
Business aviation is a highly demanded service that is actively developing in Europe and the UK. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly accelerated this process, added new services, increased demand and accelerated development. In this regard, participants in the business aviation market, travel companies, catering companies and passengers have accumulated many unresolved questions regarding the new flight rules, necessary documents, certificates, etc. Since the situation is constantly changing, we try to keep abreast of all the news and share the latest information with you. To solve this problem, we began to conduct free consultations on business aviation and private flights. You can ask your question through the special form below - we will contact you and try to promptly answer your question. You can ask questions by phone +442045773119, via email email@example.com or via the form below:
In addition, below is a list of 65 of the most popular questions that we are asked most often. We tried to make the most complete answers to them in order to save your time. To see the answer, just click on the question text - it will open and the answer itself will appear.
It all depends on the type of aircraft. Broadly speaking, it is from 1 to 50 people. Every kind of business jet has its own recommendations. Thus, according to aviation regulations, the maximum capacity of a long-haul business jet is 19 passengers. On average, a private plane can accommodate from 6 to 13 people.
The new coronavirus is one of the respiratory viruses transmitted by airborne droplets. The spread of infection occurs through saliva and nasal discharge during sneezing and coughing. The virus enters the body through the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, and mouth. All business aviation aircraft are equipped with modern air purification systems, which significantly reduce the possibility of infection during the flight. Also, the aircraft is thoroughly treated with disinfectants after each flight.
The epidemiological situation is considered unfavorable in a country if new cases of infection with a new coronavirus occur there every day. Data about these countries are available on the website. If you have arrived from such a country, then you need to inform about it by calling the hotline number of your region. Also, every person who has returned from a country where the epidemiological situation continues to be unfavorable must necessarily observe a self-isolation regime for 2 weeks.
The aircraft’s service life does not depend on the time of its use but on the number of sealing cycles. The technical condition of any plane is affected by the pressure to which the fuselage is exposed every time the liner flies. The more often an airplane makes flights, the more its metal suffers, and cracks may appear. If the aircraft is used exclusively for long flights, its service life may exceed 20 years.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta is exactly such an international airport. Its daily passenger traffic is more than 260 thousand passengers. Almost 1 million takeoffs and landings are made here every year. 95 million - such a number of passengers were transported from this airport in 2012.
As statistics show, only 20% of people are not afraid to fly by aircraft.
While aerophobia is a fear of flying by airplane, acrophobia is a fear that can manifest itself in a large number of cases concerning altitude. People with this phobia may be afraid of anything related to height. So, some feel fear when they look out the window on the 15th floor, while others may be afraid of heights, even standing on an ordinary stepladder.
It has been practiced for a long time, and the exact reasons have been lost over time. However, it is known that the very first aircraft had a nickname, which was invented based on its registration call signs. Russian commercial companies have the opportunity to give names to each plane and actively use this opportunity.
These parts of the wings are called wingtips. Their purpose is to reduce turbulence near the wing. On some liners, the ends can reach 2.5 meters in length.
Those who value their time prefer to use the services of business aviation. A business jet is a comfortable aircraft, the interior of which resembles an office. There is everything not only for recreation but also for work: comfortable tables and armchairs, a shower room, real beds. A business person will find everything necessary for work onboard. Telephony, TV, as well as the Internet, are provided there for this purpose. Meals on board are organized, taking into account any wishes and preferences of passengers. Absolute confidentiality, maximum security, as well as a high level of service - business aviation guarantees all these standards to its customers.
This is a private business aviation aircraft. By renting such a plane, you will be able to choose the date of departure and destination. Such an aircraft is small in size, so it can often accommodate up to 19 passengers. It is designed to transport VIP clients on vacation, as well as business meetings.
We are ready to provide hundreds of aircraft classes at your service at any time of the day. After studying the catalog with a variety of popular models, you can make a choice yourself. However, if you are flying for the first time, it is better to trust the managers of our company who will help you make the right choice.
The choice of aircraft should be based on the following criteria:
- number of passengers;
- how far the flight is planned;
- how quickly you need to get to your destination;
- what passengers will do onboard (rest, work).
When placing an order, tell the manager all your wishes regarding the smoothness of the course at high altitude, the noise level in the cabin, etc., so that he can choose the best aircraft for you.
The flight speed of a frequent flyer depends primarily on the type of plane. Yes, a flight made on a business jet will be faster. However, this is not due to the speed of flying, but to saving time on the ground. Business aviation guarantees that a minimum of time will be spent on registration. In addition, the absence of delays in the process of customs clearance and waiting for luggage also affects time savings.
As for long-haul flights, it is possible to shorten the route in case of renting a private plane. Due to the high rate of climb, business jets can fly higher, which affects the possibility of choosing a shorter route to save time.
You can order food from any favorite restaurant, provided that it is engaged in delivering onboard meals. Almost all airports that are designed for private planes have agreements with the best restaurants, as well as catering companies. This means that the requirements of passengers for onboard meals are almost always satisfied.
Jet Sharing is a service that provides the opportunity to pay only part of the aircraft rental. Thus, business jet passengers can save almost 90% of the cost of renting an entire aircraft. Many people use this service as an alternative to business class flights.
We update the data daily, so you can request up-to-date information about Jet Sharing for a specific flight from our managers in any way convenient for you.
Jet Sharing is a service that is rapidly gaining popularity among those who have not previously rented a private jet but want to evaluate all the advantages of such a flight personally. Any resident of our country or abroad can use the service. The service is especially in demand if:
- the direction is not popular;
- there are no tickets for a regular flight;
- there is a need for an urgent trip, and there is no possibility to rent a whole plane.
Jet Sharing is also suitable for families with elderly relatives and young children.
Farnborough Airport is perhaps the most famous business aviation airport in London. This is a modern, highly efficient airport designed only for business aviation. This makes it a very desirable choice for private jet customers.
There are specialized FBO facilities on the territory of Farnborough Airport. Passengers can also drive directly to their waiting plane. Consequently, privacy and unobstructed ground transportation make Farnborough Airport an ideal choice for private jet customers.
London Luton Airport is in close competition with Farnborough Airport for the title of the busiest airport for private jets in the UK. In addition, Luton Airport is one of the five busiest airports in Europe for private jets.
The M1 motorway, located in the north of London, provides easy access to London by car.
Two FBOs - Harrods Aviation and Signature Flight Support - provide exceptional services and amenities for private jet customers.
Specify all your wishes to the manager when requesting. We will definitely take them into account and choose new planes or select according to any other criteria.
Real photos of business jets accompany each price offer of our company.
This is only possible if the number of passengers does not exceed the maximum allowed number of seats. There will be no exception even if it is a small child under 2 years of age.
Yes, they do. In this case, the passenger will have to confirm the flight permit with a certificate from the attending physician or clinic. We are also ready to provide a special medical board for a seriously ill passenger. In this case, the crew will be supplemented by a resuscitator, and his assistant, resuscitation equipment, and life support equipment will be on board. The passage of an ambulance will be organized on the platform.
3 people are part of the crew of a large and medium-sized aircraft. These are the flight attendant, the commander, as well as the co-pilot. If we talk about the lightest aircraft, then the second pilot performs the functions of a flight attendant. If you order a VIP airliner, there will be several flight attendants on board, and the crew will also be supplemented by an onboard engineer.
It is possible to organize a flight to any airport. Options for landing an aircraft at a military airfield are also acceptable. That is, you will be able to choose the airport closest to your destination. The limitation is the length of the runway, so our managers will inform you beforehand which type of aircraft you will be able to use in a particular case.
Most of our aircraft are equipped with satellite phones. However, the Internet is only available on larger business jets. If you plan to use the means of communication, inform our managers when making an application so that you can find a suitable aircraft.
The original passport will be required from customers to conclude a contract for the flight. If there are minor children, then we will need the birth certificate of each child. If you are going to send a minor accompanied by other adults, you will need to provide a notarized agreement on your consent to the child's flight with other relatives. Passengers with disabilities must provide a document confirming their disability.
During the pandemic, private jet rentals have become a more popular service. This is due to the fact that there are usually from 8 to 25 passengers on board a business jet. In such conditions, the risk of coronavirus infection is minimal.
Full-fledged processing of the aircraft cabin is carried out after each completed flight. The cleaning process includes additional regular professional disinfection.
The business jet rental can be paid by both cash and non-cash payment. You can also do it with the help of cryptocurrency.
According to our company's policy, payment for services must be made before the start of the flight.
Business aviation aircraft are considered the safest and most reliable mode of transport. It is so due to the fact that they are operated with less intensity. Therefore they are less worn out, and their inspection is as thorough as possible. Pilots undergo more rigorous selection, and they have much more time for rest.
By renting a business jet, you will get a unique opportunity to go to any desired destination at a convenient time. It can be anywhere in the world. In addition, you will spend the flight in comfortable conditions. If you wish, you can fly and work at the same time.
London has a large number of airports for private jets. They range from small airports used for general aviation, such as Blackbush Airport, to large commercial airports such as London Luton and London City. In addition, RAF Northolt is included as an airport for private aircraft outside London.
When choosing a suitable airport, consider the following factors. Firstly, the location. The main purpose of traveling by private jet is to reduce the total travel time. Therefore, choose the airport that is most convenient for your starting point.
Secondly, the landing fees. All airports have different boarding fees (learn more about the factors that affect the cost of a private jet charter here). Therefore, changing the airport is an excellent way to reduce the cost of some charters. Depending on the airport, they can range from several hundred pounds to many thousands.
Thirdly, Fixed Base Operator objects (FBO). In fact, these are terminals for private planes. All airports have different numbers of FBOs, different facilities and are run by different companies. Therefore, if you need special services in FBO, inform your charter broker about it. They will be able to advise the best option.
This is a treatment that is especially relevant in winter when the air temperature is quite low. De-icing is carried out so that there is no icing on the aircraft’s surface during takeoff and climb.
You can contact the manager of our company in any convenient way to coordinate the transportation of non-standard baggage, as well as to clarify the permissible amount of it. Despite the fact that the allowable volume of cargo is determined individually for each type of aircraft, a business jet has a larger luggage compartment capacity than a regular plane.
Yes, we try to be as flexible as possible when it comes to paying for business aviation services. You can pay for your flight using Bitcoin or Ethereum.
There are lavatories onboard almost all private planes. The exception is business jets of a particularly small class.
Absolutely any aircraft is available for rent by our customers. It can be either a regular helicopter designed for excursions or a business jet of the largest size, capable of accommodating a large number of passengers.
Unlike regular flights, charter flights can be made at absolutely any time convenient for the client. The flight can be carried out even if there is no regular air service to the destination. The service is based on the satisfaction of the customer's wishes.
In most cases, the price for the flight does not change if passengers are added to the flight at the last moment. An exception may be the charging of an additional fee for the use of terminals at certain airports.
If you have found out that more passengers are going to fly, immediately inform our managers about it so that the necessary permits and confirmations will be received in time.
We understand that our customers value their time very much. If you want a car to meet you at the plane ramp, inform the company's managers about it, and we will do everything possible to obtain the necessary permits for this.
All the rules and laws of civil aviation also apply to business aviation. However, if these procedures are carried out at VIP terminals, you will save your time significantly.
Almost any pet is allowed to take on board. You should take care in advance of the availability of all necessary documents for the transportation of a pet. It is necessary to inform our managers in advance about the intention to make a flight with an animal to make sure that there are veterinary control points at airports.
It is possible. We consider it as a possible scenario. In this case, we will do everything to ensure that the flight takes place and its time is adjusted.
If there is no need to book the entire plane, we will be happy to offer a chair rental service. This is a great opportunity to save money by booking just one or several seats on board a business jet.
It is enough to arrive at the airport just half an hour before departure. If you are going to take an animal onboard or carry some oversized luggage, it is advisable to arrive a little earlier so that there are no unforeseen delays.
Most often, smoking is not allowed. If you want to smoke during the flight, please let us know when making an application. We will definitely find a solution, and we will be able to pick up an airplane where you can smoke.
Unfortunately, London Heathrow Airport is not available for private jet charters. Due to the large volume of air traffic, not only would it be practically impossible to arrange a slot, but the fees would be so exorbitant that it wouldn't make much sense.
Although Heathrow has a "sixth terminal" for VIPs, this terminal is mainly used by the royal family. RAF Northolt is a much better option if you want to fly out and arrive in West London.
Yes, it is possible.
Features of departure and arrival procedures: are they different for passengers of a private plane?
Passengers who have rented a private jet must go through the same procedures as passengers on regular flights. The only difference between standard procedures is their speed.
The only restriction on the use of the airport is the parameters of its lane. All airports with IATA and ICAO codes are suitable for the departure and landing of private planes.
It is possible to change the departure time, as well as the date in almost all cases. We are ready to do everything possible to avoid serious financial losses for the client.
If you want to book a flight, you need to contact us by phone or by filling out an application on the website.
After completing the application, we will prepare the following documents:
- the act of rendering services;
These are the same health conditions as for regular flights. For example, it may be pregnancy. Each case is individual, so it is better to clarify such information directly with our managers.
If there is such a need, first aid will be provided by a flight attendant who regularly undergoes appropriate training. An ambulance will be waiting for you at the airport immediately after arrival.
Each of our aircraft is usually manned by its own crew, such a procedure is quite complicated. However, you can easily replace the flight attendant.
If it is a medical flight, the aircraft will be equipped with a special system for transporting bedridden patients. At the same time, medical personnel will be present onboard to monitor the patient's condition.
The package of documents for the medical flight includes:
- extract from the patient's hospital card;
- documents for the passenger.
An application for accompanying a passenger with disabilities must be made in advance. In this case, we will be able to get ready for the transportation of such a passenger by providing him/her with an escort and the necessary medical equipment on board.
The main difference is a responsible attitude to business and attentiveness to customers. We guarantee maximum comfort for customers during the flight and at the stage of preparation for the flight.
If you have paid in advance for the stay of the animal onboard, then the repair payment has already been included in the cost of renting the aircraft. In another case, you will need to pay the invoice for the repair of the salon or its dry cleaning.
We work around the clock and seven days a week, so we will promptly accept your application at any time. If it is a case of urgent departure, all preparatory activities will take no more than 4 hours.
You can cancel the flight. The cancellation will be free for the client if he/she does it in advance. You will have to pay the full cost of the flight if the cancellation is made less than a day before the flight. However, we will try to do everything to minimize the amount of the fine for the client.
Thanks to our cooperation with many partner companies, a client can book a yacht, a hotel room, etc., when making a flight.
Cases of luggage loss are almost impossible. However, if this happens, the luggage is insured.
Yes, it will. Customers do not have to worry about this since an insufficient number of passengers is not a reason to cancel a flight. However, in any case, our aviation consultant will contact you and answer all your questions.
Insurance of a business jet, as well as all passengers on board, is the primary condition for the flight.
London City Airport is the best choice if you need to get to the center of London. As the name suggests, it is located in London. It is located in the east of London, near Canary Wharf. The result is stunning views of the city during landing and takeoff.
It is important to note that pilots must undergo special training to land at London City Airport. It is so due to the angle of entry. It is 5.8 degrees, not the usual 3 degrees. In addition, the aircraft must also be approved. This is not a problem for small planes, but a permit is required for large planes.
You can also ask a question directly to one of the leading employees of our company:
- Mike.Lewis@private-jets.co.uk - head of the London office;
- Anna.Kovalevskaya@private-jets.co.uk - head of the Paris office;
- Roman.Meier@private-jets.co.uk - head of the Berlin office;
- Еvgeniy.Eglitis@private-jets.co.uk - CEO;
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