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Light Jet for Private Charter

Light Jets for Private Jet Charter

Light Jets and Very Light Jets have a number of things in common. What sets them apart is the aircraft range, payload capacity, and the ability to carry a defined number of passengers.

Light Jets or Executive jets are synonyms for luxury travel, comfort, speed, and most importantly saving time. Amongst our customers, the primary use for Lights Jets is to attend to the needs of business persons to be able to quickly travel across the UK and Europe to attend business meetings and corporate briefings while providing a high level of relaxation and cosiness at the same time. You can enjoy great views en route to your next business meeting and get there and back in record time. A light jet typically seats 6 to 9 passengers and can take off and land on runways having shorter lengths meaning you can get closer to your destination as opposed to using a larger international airport.

Unlike big aircraft, Light Jets are smaller in size which is the reason why every airport can handle their operations without the need of making special arrangements. These aircraft have a range of about 700 to 2000 miles. This means you can experience a stress-free non-stop journey of 3 to 4 hours and arrive at your destination untired. The Hawker 400 XP, Lear 31, Lear 35, Beechcraft Premier, Falcon 10, Citation CJ2, Citation CJ3, Citation II, and Citation Ultra are some great options in the Light Jet category.

Drop us a message and one of our aviation experts will help you choose what aircraft will be a good fit for your needs.

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Very Light Jets for Private Jet Travel

A Very Light Jet (VLJ) lies in the category of Business Jets. Very Light Jets can offer seating arrangements of four to five people and are known to be the lightest business jets in the aviation market. Unlike other aeroplanes, Very Light Jets do not require a dual pilot operation, rather a single pilot is enough to fly the aircraft sound and safely. The concept of these aircraft started in the 1950s but the production remained dull, however, due to the overwhelming response and interest shown by the general public in the early 2000s, this sector expanded significantly.  

Entry-level jets, personal jets, or microjets – all are the name of VLJ’s. Operating these jets is cheaper than conventional jets this is the reason why most private aeroplanes in the world are Very Light Jets. It gives the owner freedom to land at airports where airlines do not operate for any reason. Another important thing to note is that they do not require long runways to take off and land neither they need airport facilities like air bridges and food and lavatory servicing carts. Very Light Jets can operate from runways as long as 3000 feet (910 m), and some of the latest jets even much smaller runways can be used, allowing our charter guests to get even close to their final destination.

Cessna Citation Mustang, Eclipse 500 and 550, Embraer Phenom 100, Cessna Citation Jet/M2, Honda HA-420, and Cirrus Vision SF50 are some of the most successful and most popular aircraft in the Very Light Jet category. Very light jets offer our charter clients great savings as the amount of fuel and crew required are much less than the average private jet.

Call Aerovest today to get a quote on one of our operator’s VLJ’s.

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Turbine Aeroplanes for Air Taxi Charters

You might have come across the term “Turbine Aeroplane” but do not know what this actually is. Well, not a problem! In this article, we are going to shed some light on Turbine Aeroplanes, their important facts and, related information you need to know before boarding your next flight on a Turbine Aeroplane!

A turbine is a mechanical device that rotates continuously to extract energy from a working fluid to produce useful work. It can produce electricity for a plant when combined with a generator or in our case – thrust – to propel the aircraft.

In all types of turbines, air remains the same working fluid, which is compressed, ignited and, exhausted to produce thrust. However, there are some significant design changes in every type, which make them different from each other and useful for a particular category of aircraft.

Turbojet engines were used in older aircraft but nowadays only fighter aircraft use these engines as they are not fuel-efficient but offer great speed. In commercial aviation, airlines do not want to spend money on fuel that’s why they need fuel-efficient aircraft at the cost of low airspeeds. Therefore, you will find turbofan engines on all commercial airliners, no matter who their manufacturers are. Turboprop engines incorporate propeller(s) in the front area of the engine, hence named Turbo-prop. Examples of turboprop aeroplanes include Cessna C425 Corsair, Piper Meridian, Pilatus PC-12, Beech BE90 King Air and the famous ATR 42/72. In Turboshaft engines, a shaft is connected with the main body instead of a propeller. Auxiliary Power Units (small standby engines) and Helicopters are the perfect examples of Turboprop Aircraft.

Aerovest has access to a fleet of Turbine aircraft, both single and twin-engine models. These can be a more cost-effective solution for private travel when compared to private jet engines. So next time you head to your dream destination, consider the cost saving whilst adding only a small amount of time on to your flight time!

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Top Places in Europe to Visit by Private Jet

Who does not love flying? And if the flying is by a private plane then this experience shall never be going to be forgotten, here are the top places to visit Europe by Private Jet. Europe accounts for 50% of the world’s tourism and in this article, we will tell you the top places in Europe to visit on a private plane.

Paris

Paris – The city of love – attracts millions of visitors every year. People visit the French capital for its museums and to see the beauty of the iconic Eiffel Tower. Apart from sightseeing, food is another factor that travellers enjoy during their stay in Paris. Paris has a number of restaurants that gives food lovers a wide range of flavours and cuisines. If your visit is an official business trip, you can enjoy world-class Hotels, Cab services, and local transport.

Zurich

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. Being the financial hub of the country, Zurich welcomes both business and leisure traffic. The city hardly sleeps, as the night views of the city are as beautiful as the day views. You will find visitors from all over the world wherever you go in the city. Fine dining restaurants give tourists a wholesome food experience while the High-end shops never fail in the latest fashion trends.

Milan

Milan – The Fashion Capital of the World is visitors’ top choice to spend time. It is important to recover from the tiredness and stressful routine of daily life. Therefore, people of all ages head to Milan, Italy to get refreshed. Events like exhibitions, fashion weeks, Formula One car racing, etc. happen all the year in Milan. You can attend these events and festivals conveniently by booking a private plane.

London

From over 50 countries, London can be reached by a 3 hours flight, quite astonishing, right? The cosmopolitan city is not only the capital of the United Kingdom but also a financial hub of the country. By booking a private plane to London city, you can watch the Changing of the Guards at the Buckingham Palace and visit the famous London Tower Bridge located by the River Thames apart from the other attractions like museums, ancient buildings, and shopping centres.

Munich

Munich Airport – Germany’s busiest airport for business aviation. Every year, more than 13,000 private jets land at this airport that carries business and leisure passengers. The city is famous for its rich history. Historical monuments, museums, and, buildings take back visitors to the ancient times. The city hosts the world’s largest beer festival – Oktoberfest every year in the month of September.

Lisbon

Your tour to Europe will remain incomplete if you miss out on Lisbon – the capital city of Portugal. The Portuguese capital is also known as the city of seven hills which will make you go up-down, down-up, and so on. The local people are friendly and nice and welcome visitors with warm smiles and scrumptious meals. Beautiful beach views are waiting for you to experience the clean waters and white sand. Also, don’t forget to feast yourself with Pastel de nata, the famous Portuguese dessert made from fresh eggs.

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Piston Engine Aircraft for Private Hire

The very first aeroplane a pilot gets his hands on is a Piston Engine Aircraft. You will find Piston engine aeroplanes in flight schools and pilot training academies where students are introduced to these aircraft after their classroom training. Piston Engine aeroplanes make great private charters for businesses and families needing to travel around the UK and the Channel Islands.

Have you ever wondered how an aircraft engine works?

Well, the engine of a piston engine aeroplane works exactly the same way as your car. However, it has some design changes and alterations like a dual ignition system and air cooling for added safety and redundancy. The fuel used in these aircraft is mostly Aviation Gasoline or AVGAS but diesel-powered engines are also making their space in the light category aircraft.

The piston engine is also often known as Reciprocating Engine. One complete cycle of a Piston engine aeroplane engine has 4 stages:

Intake – Where the piston moves downward and the air is sucked into the chamber through the inlet valve
Compression – Where the piston moves upward and the sucked air is compressed
Combustion – Where the air (mixed with fuel) is ignited and an explosion moves the piston downwards again. And,
Exhaust – Where the piston moves upward again and the burned mixture is vented through the outlet valve

The continuous movement of the piston rotates a crankshaft, which is coupled into a gear mechanism that in turn rotates the propeller to produce thrust. Some of the famous piston engine aircraft manufacturers are Cessna, Cirrus, Beechcraft, Diamond, Mooney and Piper. Most piston engine aeroplanes are non-pressurized and may fly up to 15,000 feet with a speed range between 142 mph to 333 mph. The aircraft’s speed depends on several factors like the number of passengers, fuel, cargo and, weather conditions. A piston engine aircraft can accommodate you and 3 other persons including the pilot.

Feeling excited about your next business trip? This time book a Piston engine aircraft and we will be more than happy to make this happen!

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