The Performance Features Of Private Jets
Private jets are not all created equally with regard to performance, and those performance features can be very important to the owner when it comes time to utilize the jet. Consider a few of the possible features available from the makers of private jets, and how those performance features can impact your travels.
Speed is an important performance feature. It may not be at the very top of your list of importance with regard to private jets, but it should at least be on your list. Here's why.
There's little difference between traveling five hundred miles per hour and traveling at five hundred and twenty miles per hour - until you consider what that means over a long trip. If you and your traveling party are making a one thousand mile trip, a few miles per hour suddenly translates to significant chunks of time.
The distance an aircraft can travel without stopping to refuel is another important factor on the subject of performance of private jets. If the majority of your travels are very short trips, a jet that has shorter distance potential is probably adequate.
And you may think that it's not that much trouble to stop for fuel once or twice along the way during your shorter flights. But stop to consider how that could impact your travels.
Not only are you going to lose the time it takes to land, refuel and take to the sky again, you are risking the possibility of getting hung up in an airport along the way. A dozen things can happen that would delay your return to the air.
Expected life of the aircraft is another important factor to consider when you're shopping for private jets. Most manufacturers offer warranties on new aircraft. If you're shopping for used private jets, be sure that you know the status of the warranty and whether it will transfer with ownership of the plane.
Take a look at the average age of aircraft still in use by this manufacturer as well as the average life of a particular model.
There are many other considerations with regard to performance and maintenance of private jets. The availability of maintenance is one of those, as is the average cost. It won't do you any good to have an awesome private jet by an unknown manufacturer only to discover that no one is qualified to perform routine maintenance.
In that case, you may find that the cost of routine upkeep and minor repairs drives the cost of your private jet higher than your average flight.