Comparing Costs of the Gulfstream G550 and Global 6000

Gulfstream’s G550 and Bombardier’s Global 6000 are two of the most advanced ultra-long range large jets in the world. They each boast some of the longest legs of any business jet, both with a transcontinental range of more than 6,000 nautical miles. They’re also the most expensive. For consistency’s sake, we’ll use 200,000 miles per year [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Comparing the Costs of the Pilatus’ PC-12NG and Beechcraft’s King Air 250

This week, we're comparing the costs of Pilatus’ single-engine PC-12NG and Beechcraft’s King Air 250. Both operate with similar performance specs, with ranges between 1,600 and 1,700 nautical miles and room for seven passengers. For consistency’s sake, we’ll use 200,000 miles per year as the common denominator for our comparison. The PC-12NG cruises at around 261 knots, or [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|0 Comments

5 Fastest Single-Pilot Jets

Citation CJ4 Cruise Speed - 442 knots Cessna’s most advanced Citation Jet, the CJ4, is the fastest single-pilot plane in the world, by far, at 442 knots. First delivered in 2010, the CJ4 is powered by two Williams FJ44-4A turbofan engines that produce 3,621 pounds of thrust each. Cessna’s goal with the CJ4 was to [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Are You Ready for ADS-B?

We get it. The ADS-B Out mandate doesn’t go into effect for another three years, the upgrades are expensive, and for many owners, the upgrade is something that can wait. We have heard, however, that many owners and operators are putting it off in hopes that prices will drop when, in fact, the opposite is [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Comparing the Costs of Operating a CJ3+ and Phenom 300

Cessna’s Citation CJ3+ and Embraer’s Phenom 300 are two of the most advanced light jets on the market. The CJ3+ has been available since 2014, and the Phenom 300 has been available since 2009. Each plane operates at a similar cost with similar performance specs, with ranges close to 1,900 nautical miles. Both can also be [...]

By | January 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Comparing Costs of the Lear 60 and Hawker 800XP

The Learjet 60 and Hawker 800XP are two of the most popular preowned midsize jets in the industry. Each typically sits four to six passengers (though they have room for more), and each has a range between 2,000 and 3,000 nautical miles.   For consistency’s sake, we’ll use 200,000 miles per year as the common [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

5 Things That Can Blow Up Aircraft Deals

Aircraft are complex machines, and the acquisition and sale of one can become equally complicated, if not handled appropriately. Below, we discuss five things we commonly see derail transactions on an aircraft. Lawyers – For the most part, they bill by the hour. If they spend more time on your transaction, you give them more [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Comparing the Costs of a Citation XLS and King Air 350

Let’s say you own a business with locations in Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, and Miami. You typically carry a team of about four to seven colleagues with you between cities, and you’re flying 200,000 miles per year. Because they are popular charter aircraft—especially with Wheels Up, we’re going to compare a [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Need A Great Pilot?

Good Pilots Are Getting Harder Find The U.S. Air Force has 723 fighter jet pilot openings, according to a report issued earlier this year. Air Force Secretary Deborah James indicated in an interview with The Washington Post, that the shortage is already a crisis in need of a pay-boost. With the Air Force cutting readiness [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments
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