jazon sley. First Class Interiors. May 18th , 2018.
Aircraft charter rates vary by size of aircraft distance location weather flown etc. For instance an advertisement agency may charter a flight to an island with no proper landing runway or an oil company may charter a helicopter to fly surveyors to an oil rig on the sea - here depending on the risk factor prices may vary. But as you will notice you probably wouldn`t get a Lufthansa or a Delta flight to that uninhabited island or that oil rig leaving you with no other option but to charter an aircraft.
This is where a little of research comes in handy. By knowing how aircraft charter rates are calculated i.e. hours of use mileage etc you might be able to shave off a few dollars. It`s also very important to research the aircraft charter before you hire - you should be looking at an impeccable track record and a responsible attitude from the staff.
If your wonder how the above or other issues you may have considered and wonder if a private jet purchase would make sense consulting an expert aviation professional for advice is the best possible step to take. The private aircraft sale process is a complex transaction requiring input from an aircraft professional a tax advisor and a legal consultant and involves complex negotiation detailed extensive paperwork and takes significant time and possibly multiple document revisions as mistakes in aircraft selection or negotiations can be very expensive. Working with an experienced aircraft broker aviation attorney and others who specialize in the purchase and sale of private aircraft will ensure you make the right choice and pay the best possible price for your private airplane.
For those who use the charter frequently there are a few options. One will be to opt for something like an annual pass become a card holder member which will allow for lot of added benefits cost wise. But take into account the membership fee` here as well. The other option will be to share the ownership of a craft like in time share. But this will include the aircraft maintenance cost as well and as you will be a part owner it is possible for two owners to demand the use of the craft at the same time. And always read the fine print especially for hidden costs like cabin crew in flight snacks etc.