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Jets and other Private Aircraft

Jets come in a variety of shapes, sizes, flight speeds, have different amenities, person occupancy, and other defining and distinguishing characteristics. Jets are generally one of six different categories: heavy, large-cabin, super mid-size, mid-size, light, and very light. Depending on the qualities and size of the jet, they may be only used for a certain use. Although these jets have the main purpose of transporting people, they may be used for the evacuation of casualties, express package deliveries, or specifically used for government officials or the armed forces.

Heavy Jets

Since heavy jets provide the most features and the highest amount of space, they are also the most expensive category of private jet. These types of jets are often referred to as Business Airliners, or Bizliners for short. Heavy jets are common as they are often used for commercial flights in and out of airports transporting civilians for their personal trips. Corporate heavy jets may feature a master bedroom, dining room, and full shower.  

Large-Cabin Jets

Large-cabin jets are primarily used for executive and business travel. Many of these aircraft focus on spacious, comfortable cabins ideal for traveling long distances. Even though there is ample room that could fit many people, much of the space is used for luggage and to provide more comfort for fewer fliers, or for transporting goods if needed.

Super Mid-Size Jets

Similar to large cabin jets, super mid-size jets are primarily used for long distance travel and/or for executive and business travel. These aircrafts can travel for very long distances and are also built with comfort in mind. These are some of the most common jets used for companies, as often times they are the most comfortable, provide the best features, and travel a long distance with low cost in mind.

Mid-Size Jets

As with other business-class and private jets, mid-size jets excel at long-distance and high-altitude travel. Planes like these are very cost efficient and economical to fly; however, they have less room for comfort and can hold fewer passengers than the super mid-size or large-cabin planes. Many of these jets get confused with super mid-size jets and light jets due to their size and similar intended uses.

Light Jets

Light jets are primarily used for smaller, county airports and tend to seat less than ten people. These jets are very similar to mid-sized versions, but are slightly smaller and have fewer amenities. There are not many jets in this category yet as it's at a unique size where it is too large to be considered a micro jet, yet too small to be mid-size.

Very Light Jets

Also known as micro jets, these planes are approved to be flown by a single pilot, seat up to 8 people, and weigh less than ten-thousand pounds. These planes are only meant to travel shorter distances and are therefore stocked with fewer amenities – some don't even have a lavatory. Most other types of jets are defined on many factors, whereas very light jets are often defined only by their square foot space and price.

 



 

ElJet acts as an agent for private air charter services on behalf of our clients. ElJet does not own or operate any aircraft nor is ElJet a direct or indirect air carrier. All charter flights booked with ElJet will be operated by FAR Part 135 air carriers "Operators" or the international equivalent, who will maintain full operational control of charter flights at all times.