What Are the Biggest, Baddest Private Jets in the World, and How Much Do They Cost?

Gulfstream, Bombardier, Dassault, and Embraer face off as we take a look at each of their respective biggest planes and the costs associated with them, both in purchase and operation. We'll also take a look at how each one’s performance specs stack up against the competition.   Gulfstream G650 Cost - Gulfstream’s G650 is arguably the most [...]

By |2018-05-31T14:29:08-05:00May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

How to Evaluate an Aircraft

When it comes down to it, to accurately value an aircraft, you need access to the most recent sold figures for that particular model. You can evaluate an aircraft from top to bottom, but you simply have to know how it stacks up against what’s sold recently and what’s currently on the market to gauge [...]

By |2018-04-06T16:16:55-05:00April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

The Case for Bizliners

Appearing ostentatious worries some private flyers. We have country singers who buy turboprops so nobody can say they flew in on a private jet. We know light jet owners who don’t want to be seen rolling up in a Gulfstream for fear their clients will use that as a bargaining plea for a lower product [...]

By |2018-02-23T16:44:51-05:00February 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Hypothetical Mission Profile: Corporate Flight Department

Many of Charlie Bravo’s clients are directors of aviation for corporate flight departments, so this week’s hypothetical mission profile is on a corporate flight department in Nashville for C-level healthcare executives. These hypothetical executives collectively fly up to 600 hours per year, already own a Challenger 300, and are considering a second plane. Buying another [...]

By |2018-03-08T11:35:57-05:00February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Mission Profile: West Texas Oil Executive

Our next hypothetical mission profile is on a West Texas oil executive, your typical candidate for a King Air. This oil executive flies at least once a week, but is typically taking relatively short trips within the state of Texas. He doesn’t have his pilot’s license, but knows more than the average Joe about aviation. [...]

By |2018-02-09T16:10:50-05:00February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Mission Profile: Dallas Entrepreneur

Location: Dallas Profession: Entrepreneur Annual Flight Hours: 125-200 Best Options: Lear 60, Hawker 800XP, Citation Ultra This hypothetical mission profile is for an entrepreneur from Dallas that needs a plane for about 125 to 200 hours per year, including both business and personal use. He likes the idea that he’d be able to use the [...]

By |2018-01-26T16:58:31-05:00January 26th, 2018|0 Comments

History of the Phenom 300

Embraer began designing the Phenom 300 after finding that potential customers of the Phenom 100 would also like a bigger aircraft. Compared to the Phenom 100, the Phenom 300 has a longer range (nearly double), faster cruise speed, and better runway performance thanks to upgraded engines. It also comes equipped with a cabin that’s more than six [...]

By |2018-01-12T16:48:05-05:00January 12th, 2018|0 Comments

History of the Phenom 100

Embraer introduced the Phenom 100 in 2007, creating an entry-level very light jet that can carry four passengers with its typical configuration, but can also be configured to carry up to seven passengers with a single pilot. In the years following the release of the Phenom 100, Embraer introduced two variants in the Phenom 100E [...]

By |2018-01-11T11:13:57-05:00January 11th, 2018|0 Comments