Aviation

Diamond’s five-seater promises to have the largest cabin of any single-engine piston airplane. Buyers can choose either the lightly pressurized Super Star version to go farther, faster, and higher,...
Embraer followed up its popular Phenom 100 with the beefier 300, certified in late 2009. The center-aisle cabins share the same oval cross section, with more than five feet of vertical space, but the...
Adding vertical fins to the end of each wing on the Falcon 2000LX is a minor adjustment that achieves major results. The carbon-fiber winglets improve the aircraft’s aerodynamic capability enough to...
Cessna's acclaimed entry-level light jet, the twin-engine Citation Mustang, is big and powerful enough to satisfy those moving up from piston airplanes, yet still small enough that an owner-operator...
The XLS+, introduced in 2008, is the latest model in the best-selling Excel line, adding powerful new digital-control engines by Pratt & Whitney. With the roomy cabin of a midsize jet and the...
Based in Van Nuys, California, this is the largest fleet of charter aircraft on the West Coast. Aircraft are also based in Seattle and Denver.
In business more than 20 years, Richard Santulli has built the world’s second-largest airline, after American—and it consists entirely of private jets. NetJets fractional owners travel on their own...
The 19-passenger Dassault Falcon 2000DX combines the comfort and range of a big jet with the short-runway ability and fuel efficiency of a small one. Dassault estimates that the jet’s operating costs...
Cards for 25 hours let you choose to spend your flight time aboard five different types of Bombardier Learjets and Challenger aircraft.
Cards are available in 10-, 25-, 50-, or 100-hour increments in various levels depending on flight range.
Jet Aviation, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, charters aircraft worldwide, with five U.S. bases: Dallas; Teterboro, New Jersey; Palm Beach, Florida; Bedford, Massachusetts; and St. Louis.
The Hawker 4000’s construction from a strong but lightweight composite material is a first in the industry—just one of many innovative features on this jet, which is not a refinement of earlier...
XOJET has pioneered a hybrid type of charter/membership program, with custom products based on individual needs and guaranteed lowest-possible price for every trip. www.xojet.com
In the summer of 2010, Pilatus delivered its 1,000th PC-12, a number that shows the worldwide popularity of the versatile turboprop design. The big 330-cubic-foot cabin is useful for a variety of...
A simple online form at the Vitesse Aviation Web site lists options and prices for any jet-charter trip you need.
The Quest Aircraft Company launched in 2001 in Sandpoint, Idaho, with the aim of building a robust, reliable aircraft to meet the demands of mission operations—hauling heavy loads in and out of short...
This midsize jet aircraft seats eight in a 6-foot-tall stand-up cabin. Built from the company's proprietary lightweight composites and powered by new Honda engines, the S.40 will use up to 40 percent...
The S stands for speed, and in this version of its Acclaim, Mooney added a handful of tweaks to eke out about 6 extra mph from the engine and airframe. A three-bladed Hartzell propeller, plus changes...
Avantair offers access to its fleet of Piaggio Avanti twin turboprops with a selection of options from fractional ownership to block time purchases. The Avanti is fast and economical to fly, with...
CitationAir, a division of Cessna, offers jet cards that start as low as $100,000 and require just a simple, short agreement and one all-inclusive fee to get started. You can add as many hours as you...
Emivest, based in Dubai, started deliveries in 2009 of this swept-wing high-performance twin jet. The cabin is pressurized to sea-level equivalence for a comfortable ride. Certified for a single...
Constructed from advanced composites, the Independence light jet features a durable lightweight airframe, a spacious cabin with a comfortable private lavatory, good fuel economy, and a glass cockpit...
Based in Farmingdale, New York (on Long Island), Talon Air operates a diverse fleet of helicopters, turboprops, and jets for on-demand charter. Services include complimentary pickups by helicopter in...
The original Premier I, certified by the FAA in 2001, was the first business jet with an all-carbon-fiber fuselage. The composite construction resists fatigue and corrosion, and also allows for a...
PlaneSense offers fractional ownership in the powerful yet efficient Pilatus PC-12 single-engine turboprop. The PC-12 seats six in comfort and provides economical transportation.
The HondaJet has been in the works since 1997, when designer Michimasa Fujino, now the CEO of the Honda Aircraft Company, first sketched out the idea. By 2003 the jet was flying in Greensboro, North...
EADS Socata promotes the TBM 850 as a craft with comparable performance to very-light jets but at lower operating costs. Owners and pilots also can avoid the transition training required to fly jets.
Start with as few as 10 hours at $43,900 with this charter operation owned by Delta Air Lines. A Premier Fleet option guarantees you'll fly only in the latest model aircraft. Fleet members also...
EJM boasts award-winning 24/7 concierge service, stability, and a large fleet numbering in the hundreds. Based in 50 locations around the country, EJM flies more than 15 million miles per year and...
Marquis Jet Cards provide access to the NetJets fleet for 25 hours at a time for one simple payment. Jet cards are available on 10 different aircraft types. Combination cards provide extra...

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