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A BUSINESS JET, private jet, or bizjet is a jet aircraft designed for transporting small groups of people. Business jets may be adapted for other roles, such as the evacuation of casualties or express parcel deliveries, and some are used by public bodies, government officials or the armed forces.

AIR CHARTER is the business of renting an entire aircraft (i.e., chartering) as opposed to individual aircraft seats (i.e., purchasing a ticket through a traditional airline). While the airlines specialize in selling transportation by the seat, air charter companies focus on individual private aircraft and itineraries, urgent or time-sensitive cargo, air ambulance and any other form of ad hoc air transportation. These air charter companies offer a large variety of aircraft, such as helicopters and business jets. Charter jet categories include turbo props, light jets, mid-size jets, super mid size jets, heavy jets, and airliners.

FRACTIONAL JETS is a common term for fractional ownership of aircraft. The first such program was launched in 1986 by NetJets. Other providers include business jet operators Flexjet (Flexjet is operated by Jet Solutions LLC) and Flight Options. Fractional aviation is also available in non-jet aircraft, PlaneSense's Pilatus PC-12 fleet, or combined fleet of jets and turboprops such as Executive AirShare's Embraer Phenom 100/300s and King Air 90/350 s or AirSprint's Cessna Citation Excels and turboprop Pilatus PC-12s or Autumn Air's use of Cessna Citation Is, IIs & Vs and Beechcraft King Air 90s & 200s.

With fractional jets, customers (referred to as "owners") buy a “share” of a plane, rather than an entire plane. The price is pro-rated from the market price of a full aircraft. Owners then have guaranteed access (for 50–400 hours annually or a certain number of days of the year, depending on share size) to that plane, or a similar plane in the operators fleet, with as little as four hours’ notice. Fractional owners pay a monthly maintenance fee and an “occupied” hourly operating fee. Usually the latter is charged only when an owner or guest is on board, not when the plane is flying to a pick up point, or returning to base after completing a mission.

Owners have access to the full fleet of planes and may upgrade or downgrade for specific flights. At the end of the contract the owner can sell their share either back to the company or to another owner waiting for a position, most companies charge a re-marketing fee to do this.

JETPOOLING (also known as jet-sharing) is an arrangement among a group of jet travelers by which each individual shares the cost of private jet travel by paying on a per seat, pro rata basis. Those included in such arrangements are referred to as 'jetpoolers'. Jetpooling is a fairly new concept (12/2008) that originated as an alternative for air travelers to still enjoy the benefits of travelling on a private jet without paying all of the expenses involved. It was also developed to help offset carbon emissions by allowing people who would otherwise book separate jets, to fly together.

An AIR TAXI is an air charter passenger or cargo aircraft which operates on an on-demand basis.

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  • ACS | Air Charter Service - "Founded in 1990 in London, ACS now arranges around 6500 charter contracts per year with clients ranging from private individuals, to some of the world's largest corporations, governments as well as Royalty and some of the world's best known celebrities."
  • AerCap - global leader in aircraft leasing and aviation finance. With $45 billion of assets, AerCap is funded by a robust long-term capital structure that produces industry-leading profitability. The AerCap fleet of modern fuel-efficient aircraft, one of the largest in the world, provides our customers with scope for improved operational efficiency and profitability. With increased demand for global air transportation, our modern fleet profile and extensive portfolio of valued customers, we are a driving force in the industry.
  • AIR CHARTER - since 1985. "Air Charter, Perfected." A leader in private jet charter since 1996, AirCharter.com provides innovative Air Charter Services solutions to a worldwide audience of discerning traveler’s charter flights. Our state of the art online reservation system offers easy access to more than 9,000 aircrafts in the best positioned areas for your travel, for over 18,000 airports worldwide and a network of Wyvern and ARG/US safety-checked operators.
  • AIR CHARTER GUIDE - "The Air Charter Industry's Trusted Information Source Since 1986." Lists charter operators and charter brokers who can help you arrange charter trips to major destinations all over the world, from New York to London to Tokyo, and all points in between.
  • AIR CHARTER INTERNATIONAL - since 1994. Provides efficient charter and wet lease solutions to a varied client base including airlines, governments, NGO's, corporations, finance and banks, cargo agents, courier companies, medical and aid organizations, media, and freight forwarders.
  • Airwolf Jet Services - "Private Jet Rental & Charter Company." The premier luxury jet charter & aviation sales company. We offer private luxury jets, cars, yachts, villas and other accommodations.
  • ANTONOV AN-225 Mriya - world's largest cargo airplane. Available for charter.
  • ATXA | AIR TAXI ASSOCIATION - since 2007. Organization of next-generation air taxi providers that offer direct, on-demand flight service at business airline prices.
  • AZUR HELICOPTER - "Escorts you all year long during your transfers from the Alpes to the French Riviera. Our team based in Lyon, Cannes, Nice, Saint Tropez as well as Courchevel and Val Thorens during the winter, insures a quality and tailor made service."
  • BLUESTAR JETS - since 2001. "Any jet. Any time. Any place." We offer flexible access to over 4,000 aircraft - from helicopters to jumbo jets - with as little as four hours notice.
  • Central Jet Charter - is all about integrity and taking care of our clients. We will do what ever the client wants to make sure it is the best trip with the best Private jet.
  • Chapman Freeborn - "The Global Aircraft Charter Specialists." Established in 1973, Chapman Freeborn has four decades of experience providing specialised air charter solutions for both passenger and cargo movements. With more than 30 offices strategically located across 6 continents, our global coverage is unparalleled.
  • Charter Fleet International - since 2010, Providing private air transportation, aircraft charter, aircraft management and maintenance services to individuals, companies, and groups that require the flexibility that private charter affords.
  • Desert Jet - "Private Jet Travel - Your Way." Provides private jet charter flights and aircraft management services in Orange County, San Diego and Palm Springs. Full-service aviation management company that provides clients with expertise in acquiring, operating and generating revenue using private jet aircraft, and offers on-demand charters in its fleet of jet aircraft. Our services enable aircraft owners to offset their costs of ownership and allow travelers to fly via private jet without having to own an aircraft.
  • Diamond Jets - since 2003. "Private Jet Charter and Luxury Jet Hire."
  • DRAGON FLY - since 2004. "Fly wherever whenever you wish." Executive Air Charter. The company provides a highly efficient service to travellers who wish to avoid the tedium of travel on Britain's congested roads and inefficient railways.
  • ELITE JET - offer VIP charter services in 2005. We provide services to heads of state, government delegations, celebrities, sports teams, corporates and individuals who require their travel to be tailor-made and luxurious. Based in South Africa.
  • ElJet - "Elegant, Elevated, ElJet." Private jet charter, best private jet rental.
  • EXECUJET AVIATION GROUP - since 1991. Global business aviation organisation offering a diverse range of tailored aviation services including pre-owned and new aircraft sales, aircraft management, executive aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft completions consulting and fixed base operations. Based in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Executive Charter Services - "Executive Charter Services (ECS) is an exclusive private jet charter company that provides flexible travel alternatives to discerning clientele worldwide. We offer the ultimate travel solution for those who value safety, privacy and time."
  • FLEXJET BY BOMBARDIER - fractional aircraft ownership, jet cards, whole aircraft management and ownership, on-demand charter brokerage services.
  • GOODWILL - "L'aviation sur mesure." Better. Faster. Higher. Private jet chartering. Based in Paris, France.
  • GSTAAD AIR - provides clients the latest most luxurious Private Jets and Helicopters with high level of Air Charter Service first class flying experience Switzerland.
  • HELI AIR MONACO - since 1976. Helicopter service on the French Riviera: Monaco, Nice, Cannes, St. Tropez, excursions & charter.
  • JET BIRD - since 2009. JetBird offer a point-to-point, on demand private jet service in Europe.
  • JETCHARTERS.COM - "Worldwide Air Charter Marketplace." Book private jet charters and air charter flights.
  • JetOptions Private Jets - leading provider of on-demand private jet charter services worldwide. We operate in all time zones 24/7 365 days a year, with offices in Dallas, Texas, Malibu, California and Miami, Florida. Our specialist can quote, dispatch and provide concierge services for your jet charter flight all within 2 hours OR LESS.
  • Jets.com - "At Jets.com 'The sky is yours.' Come experience being part of our family! We welcome you on your next trip to have the opportunity to fly with the operators that Jets.com has aligned with so you can truly enjoy a seamless, flawless and most luxurious private jet experience of your life. Please contact Matt at 347.782.6033 or Matt@jets.com."
  • JetSmarter - "Fastest Growing Private Jet Company In World." Search for private flights, book a rental jet, and pay on-the-fly, straight from your mobile phone.
  • JumpJet - "Fly In A Private Jet For the Price of Your Favorite Airline." Jumpjet is the first and only private jet membership club offering leisure and business travelers a new way to fly for the approximate cost of first class airfare.
  • Las Vegas Jet Charter - "Offers Prestige Worldwide Charter Airline Services."
  • Liberty Jet - "Service Beyond Expectations." FAA licensed air carrier, has become a leader in the private jet travel industry. We are able to offer superior jet charter service across America and throughout the world.
  • LUXURY-AIR - "Exceptional Service to Satisfy Every Discerning Need." With Luxury Air, your flight can originate almost anywhere in the continental USA. We can land and take-off from most small airports and have the ability to originate flights from all the major airports across the US, Canada, Central and South America. One of our specialties is handling your complete pet travel needs.
  • Luxury Aircraft Solutions - "We're here for all your private jet & aircraft charter needs. We are an aviation organization specializing in jet charter flights, aircraft sales, plane charters, aircraft management, in-flight catering, and aircraft delivery services. As one of the leading aviation organizations, we supply aircraft for all types of clientele ranging from private individuals to Fortune 500 companies."
  • MARQUIS JET CARD - "This holiday season, count on NetJets to make every moment special. The Marquis Jet Card gives you easy, on-demand access to a jet, with direct flights to 3,000 airports nationwide. Simply prepay for 25 hours of flight time on the plane of your choice1, then renew or walk away when your hours are up."
  • MONACAIR - "Ever since it was established in 1988 by Stefano CASIRAGHI, MONACAIR has accumulated a vast amount of unique experience in terms of V.I.P. transportation, serving customers who are in search of personalised and high-quality services." It is this know-how and exemplary nature in terms of safety that MONACAIR will bestow upon travellers on the Nice-Monaco-Nice line, starting from 2 January 2016, on board the latest-generation helicopters. Located inside Héliport de Monaco.
  • NETJETS - established in 1964. A subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. "NetJets is the world leader in private aviation, with a portfolio of services that includes fractional ownership, jet cards, aircraft management and charter." NetJets manages more aircraft than all other fractional aircraft companies combined.
  • OneSky Jets - "We’ve created something special: a private jet alternative that offers the peace of mind and reliability of fractional ownership with the flexibility, simplicity and choice of private jet charter."
  • OPENSKIES - since 2008. Unique airline operating direct Business Class flights between Paris (Orly Sud), New York (Kennedy and Newark) and Amsterdam (Schipol) at very competitive rates.
  • Oxygen Aviation - "A global leader in Private Jet Travel." Since 2005 Oxygen Aviation has stood for the very best in private jet travel. By consistently providing a first-class customer experience Oxygen Aviation has become a dominant global player in the Private Jet market. Based in the U.K.
  • Paramount Businessjets - "Jet smart. Rule your world." Access any Size Jet, Anywhere in the World, At a Moment's Notice. A Global Private Jet Charter Service Built on Trust and Transparency.
  • PENTASTAR AVIATION - since 1964. "When choosing Pentastar Aviation for your private jet charter services, you are gaining valuable business tools. For nearly 50 years, Pentastar Aviation has delivered unparalleled travel and support services to the private jet charter industry in order to help get the most value from your corporate jet, or chartered business trips."
  • Presidential Aviation - "Presidential Aviation is an industry-leading boutique Aircraft Management, Aircraft Maintenance and Private Jet Charter company dedicated to providing the highest quality of personalized service to our discerning private jet owners and private jet charter clientele. The company also offers luxury private jet vacations to worldwide destinations."
  • Prestige Jets - "Private Jet Hire For Business & Leisure." We have access to the whole air charter market; over 5,000 luxury private jets available. We offer a completely luxurious, professional & confidential service. We only use aircraft operators who hold a valid AOC and are regulated by UK CAA. Our luxury private jets are second to none in terms of comfort and elegance. Travel in style. Our charter experts are available 24/7, 365 days of the year. We offer a simple booking process with fully inclusive price. No hidden extras.
  • Private Fly - "We deliver the lowest prices on the safest private jets." Global booking service for private jet charter and private aircraft hire. Launched in 2007, PrivateFly.com is the fastest growing private aviation company in Europe, combining award-winning booking technology with a dedicated 24/7 team of private aviation experts.
  • PRIVATE JET CLUB - "The Jetpooling Community." Website where private jet travelers can find listings of popular private jet routes from a range of charter companies. Website visitors also have the opportunity to connect with other private jet travelers interested similar flights who wish to "jetpool" and share the costs of a particular private jet flight.
  • PRIVATEJETS.COM - online charter marketplace brought to you by Sentient Jet, the largest arranger of private air charter in the U.S. Sentient was founded in 1999 and has over ten years of leadership and experience in private aviation. PrivateJets.com was created to provide a comprehensive online resource for all types of private jet travelers.
  • PRIVÉ JETS - founded in 2007. Leading provider of global private aviation and jet charter travel. We specialize in both leisure and corporate jet travel, and have a dedicated team of highly trained travel consultants and affiliates around the world available 24/7 to ensure a personalized, enhanced experience for every client we serve. At Privé Jets, we offer access to more than 6,000 aircraft and 50,000 airports worldwide, giving you the choice and convenience you need from a private aviation provider.
  • QA JETS - independent fleet management company for private & corporate jets for global charter based in London.
  • Royal Jet - since 2004. Award-winning international luxury flight services provider headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
  • SAG | SKYNET AVIATION GROUP - worldwide private aircraft provider with a network offering close to 400 different types of aircraft with thousands positioned globally, including helicopters and turbo-props, small, medium, heavy and jumbo jets as well as Air Cargo and Air Medical Transportation aircraft. We've created a unique business model which unites thousands of private aircraft owners and operators from all over the world into a cohesive and private network, providing our clients with access to the finest, safest and most luxurious private business jets and air cargo/medical aircraft.
  • Sentient Jet - "The Ultimate in Jet Travel." Sentient Jet has been providing the utmost service, quality and safety in private aviation since 1999. As the inventor of the jet card, Sentient offers the most sensible, intelligent choice in private aviation with hourly rates 10 – 30% lower than other national programs. The Sentient Jet 25-Hour Card is a sophisticated, flexible alternative to owning a jet, fractional jet ownership and other jet card providers. Our Client Management Team is available 24/7 to assist you with your travel needs, ensuring you have the very best experience and receive the most value from your jet card.
  • STA JETS - headquartered at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, California, specializes in executive charters, aircraft management, and aircraft sales and acquisitions. With a diverse fleet of aircraft and superior flight crews, we offer a travel experience above and beyond the rest along with topflight support services.
  • Stratos Jet Charter Services - "Luxury private jet charter flights arranged to meet the demands of your schedule." Stratos Jet Charters clients are afforded the flexibility of choosing among many different aircraft for their personalized charter flights. With access to over 5,000 aircraft that meet the most rigorous standards of air charter safety, Stratos Jet Charters provides the highest level of aircraft flexibility and guarantees a private charter aircraft with as little as twelve hours notice.
  • SWISS HELICOPTER - 40 modern helicopters at 13 locations in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
  • UNIVERSAL JET - "Global Leader in the private aviation industry since 1995. We have been the charter choice of Captains and Leaders of Industry as well as Hollywood’s most demanding personalities. Enjoy the Seamless, Turnkey On-Demand charter service that Universal Jet provides from anywhere to anywhere. Some of our existing clientele include: Royal Family members, former United States Presidents, A-List celebrities, athletes and others."
  • US JETWAYS - offers on-demand jet charter flight worldwide, any aircraft size, paid trip-by-trip with no commitment, no maintenance calls, no strings, taxes included.
  • VistaJet - since 2004. "Private Jet Charter, Private Jet Hire." VistaJet provide access to a fleet of over 70 Bombardier Private Jets, an unparalleled inflight experience and an average fleet age of under two years. VistaJet has arranged for heads of state, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and private individuals to fly to over 187 countries worldwide. From scheduling a flight, every detail is covered, from a particular bottle of wine or catering from a preferred restaurant, to a particular magazine or a chauffeur service to the airport.
  • Wheels Up - "Wheels Up has developed proprietary cutting-edge applications that make travel simpler and give you control, while providing the ability to further reduce flying costs. Your Wheels Up membership gives you access to Wheels Down: an exclusive lifestyle and events service. We'll take you to the most in-demand events throughout the year - in the worlds of sports, music, art, entertainment, and business - and we'll ensure your interactions exceed your every expectation."
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