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Jet Charter

Can a private jet fly internationally?

Of course, it can! But route matters. A private aircraft can land at any suitable airport. Frequent flyers prefer to land on smaller, non-commercial airports; no waiting in queues of swarming crowds once you land. It is safer, quicker, and efficient. Multi-leg flights with multiple destinations require charter analysts at Icarus Jet to remain consistently updated about aerial cabotage….Read More

What are empty legs?

Imagine a client requesting a one-way charter from Dubai to London. After they land in London, consider yourself wanting to fly from London to Dubai with a limited budget on short notice. Analysts at Icarus Jet will scan for any last-minute empty legs on your desired route. We will search for an empty sector airplane which is scheduled to take off from London and return back to its home-base in Dubai. A rerouted empty leg is also a possibility, where you may wish to land at a destination between London and Dubai….Read More

How are floating fleets different compared to regular charter and empty legs?

Empty legs may be the most cost-effective method of chartering a private aircraft, but they are not the only way to book cheap private jet flights. Floating fleets are 60% less costly compared to regular charters because they rely on operators who own many homogenous types of aircrafts in several locations. They swap crew and pilots on whichever station they land on with never having to store their entire fleet on a single site. A whole fleet of Hawker 850s across the state capitals of the US facilitates most charter requests from within the US. …Read More

Why is the owner not approving my charter?

There exist several reasons why your charter requests may be rejected by the owner. They are not liable for publicizing their private rationales after declining requests. The predominant factor guiding such refusals is usually the owner’s own schedule. The client and the owner may wish to board during the same time of the day on a specific date. Some owners possess Heavy Jets for which they are not willing to lease for flights spanning less than three hours because of limited revenue. Others may be skeptical of the prevalent riskiness of your desired destination….Read More

What are the different types of private jets I can charter?

Very Light Jets (VLJs) are usually rented by business clients to reach locations deprived of commercial airline services. Weighing enough to seat a range of 4 to 8 passengers, VLJs are even ideal for honeymoon or family excursions. The clientele is majorly made up of corporate employees so work desk and tables are a common feature in these jets. Some of them even provide on board lavatories but may not have enough room for cabin crew. Their baggage capacity is normally under 80 ft2 and they can fly up to a maximum of 2000 nautical miles. The Hawker 400 XP, Bombardier Lear 35A and the Cessna Citation CJ2 are some sweet models in this category….Read More

What are Icarus Jet Rewards and how do they work?

On every trip that you buy Icarus Jet Trip Support and Jet A, we generate one $50 reward for each pilot. Make that into 4 annual single-pilot trips totaling to $200 in rewards and then you’ll see them in your account. It will take only 3 business days for rewards to fund to your account after achieving the $200 mark. And the good news is that Icarus Jet Rewards never expire!…Read More

How much luggage can I bring on my private jet?

Conventionally, Light Jets can accommodate only a single item of baggage per passenger; Super Midsize Cabins can hold two sets of individual baggage for each passenger; Heavy Jets are built to store a much larger amount of luggage than frequently required. The Hawker 800 is a fan favorite. The luggage compartment is accessible from inside the cabin with enough room for most passenger requirements….Read More

Do private jets have Wi-Fi?

The answer varies depending upon the aircraft you choose. Some private jets do not come with this option at all. If internet connectivity is your priority on a private jet flight, ensure that you convey this concern to our Icarus Jet analysts prior to choosing an aircraft. Wi-Fi charges can exceed your expectations if you wish to stream HD quality videos on transcontinental flights. Partly because oceans do not host cellular towers and resorting to satellite internet is costlier. …Read More

When should I book a private jet charter flight?

Ideally, an average of 2 months prior. A window as large as 1-3 months allows you to exercise freedom in customizing your private jet experience. Choosing an aircraft of your liking becomes easier. Additionally, the prices are relatively lower compared to flights booked weeks prior to departure. However, only 25% of clients confirm their schedules before the last 2 weeks despite the benefits of renting in advance….Read More

What in-flight services do private jets have?

Midsize Cabins and up can accommodate flight attendant(s). Heavy Jets can be requested to come with sleeping facilities. Essentially, larger aircraft grants greater utility. On a longer flight, passengers do end up feeling the need to avail all types of service than not. The list of possible amenities is endless….Read More

What airports can my private jet charter use?

Countries are dotted with far more regional airports than commercial ones. Without worrying about the extensive security measures niche to commercial clearance, regional airports offer easier jet control to pilots owing to their smaller sizes. Additionally, they are commonly located within desirable proximity to passenger destinations….Read More

Are private jets safe?

Private jets present few advantages that they can leverage smartly during any relatively improbable unsafe situation. Firstly, they can steer landings onto any airports nearby. In case of emergencies on board, their size allows them to land on smaller airports where commercial airliners can hardly fit. The United States Helicopter Safety Team attests to the fact that helicopter rides have become two times safer in the 21st century. …Read More

Can a Gulfstream G650 land at airports with weight restrictions?

With a maximum take-off mass exceeding 50 tons, the Gulfstream G650 is a large private jet. Even though it serves the pinnacle of corporate aviation, several airstrips cannot accommodate this legendary plane. Usually, the restriction set for aircraft starts at 50 tons or 45,500 kgs. However, some stations allow landings under a few conditions. …Read More

Helicopter Charter

Which types of private helicopters can I charter?

Light-Piston Engines have fallen out of corporate favor because they frequently seat only 2 passengers. However, travelling solo or with a single companion is common for passengers of Robinson R22 or Enstrom F28F. Their speeds are marked at an average of 100 miles per hour while they may only lift around 1400 pounds. Individual clients are encouraged to lease light pistons to minimize costs. Customers concerned for the environment are also welcomed to explore these helicopters….Read More

How much luggage can I carry on a helicopter charter?

Light Piston Engines like the Robinson R22 are perfect for solo travelers with baggage limited to spending half a week at the glittering seaside town of Mykonos. The R22 has under-seat storage for 2 duffel bags, at most. The combined weight of the pilot, passenger, and fuel should not exceed 176 kgs. For Light Turbines and up, space for golfing equipment is a common client request. …Read More

Why should I charter a private helicopter?

Time is essentially as significant as money and perhaps, even more so because it can’t be regained. There arise several instances in life where the cost-benefit analysis of helicopter charters ends up saving lives, careers, and futures. Consider the following list:…Read More

Do helicopter charters have cabin crew?

It depends entirely on the type of helicopter you have rented. Light Piston Engines like the Robinson R22 does not have enough room for a flight attendant. A Robinson R44 can be perfect for an airy and luxurious wedding proposal. It can seat a pilot and a couple with their single crew member. …Read More

What is the process of chartering a helicopter from Turkey to Greece?

A few specifications need to be kept in mind while flying this route. The copter must have full insurance covering its stay in Turkey, and only documents submitted in Turkish are accepted. Additionally, security clearance is mandatory before passengers can board the jet. The direct transfer of passengers onto the heli is not possible in the Turkish nation….Read More

Trip Support

What is Jet Fuel?

Jet-A powers general aviation fleets built on turbine engines. Turboprops and jets both sustain on jet fuel constituting kerosene. Beechcraft King Air 350 has a propeller characteristic to turboprops, while Cessna revolutionized the light jet market. Such planes do not require octane to fly. Preservatives in such fuel prevent it from freezing and contaminating. …Read More

What is AVGAS?

Aviation Gasoline is more expensive than Jet-A, traditionally used in piston engine airplanes. The Cirrus SR22 is a global leader in sales of piston planes. AVGAS branches off into numerous grades, with different octane concentrations and lead content. 100LL is the widely available variety, but a global shift to diesel is underway….Read More

US Virgin Islands Flight Support

Travelers visit the Caribbeans to have sunny fun, mix with the locals, and seas the day. The climate is bright tropical, and the average temperature is around 80°F. With impressive sun throughout the year, the Virgin Islands are a great place to tour with your family and friends. Private jet charters to the USVI are packed with a thrill to last a lifetime. Read more

Landing Permits for Saudia Arabia

The three busiest international air entry points into the kingdom are located in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam. Fortunately, the airports are large enough to host parking for multiple private jets. It is easier to secure parking here due to the massive capacity of the airfields. King Fahd International in Dammam is the largest airport in the world by land area, with King Khalid International in Riyadh trailing close behind. However, King Abdul Aziz in Jeddah receives the highest influx of annual passenger traffic among the three. Read More

Bora Bora Flight Support

Located within the Society Islands in French Polynesia is an incredibly isolated island that welcomes passionate travelers each year. Made from the remains of a historic volcanic eruption, the region is surrounded by the bluest water lagoon today. August is the perfect month to go and soak some rays on its beaches and enjoy romance in its luxury resorts. Read More

Kenya Airport Requirements Trip Support

Besides Eldoret, Kisumu, Jomo Kenyatta, and Moi Airports, other Kenyan airfields are not purely restricted to commercial traffic. Jomo Kenyatta International is the best airfield to utilize as a refueling base. It is regarded as the most prioritized landing and departure strip for private jets. It is crucial to note that all passengers to Kenya must file for an electronic visa for the journey. Read More

Jordan Airport Requirements Trip Support

The largest Jordanian airfield in Amman is called the Queen Alia International Airport. Besides the King Hussein Airport in Aqaba, three other major airstrips facilitate private jet passenger traffic to the country. All of these locations welcome commercial flights from around the globe. Marka Civil Airport in Amman is primarily a good fit for a fuel stop during a private jet journey. On the good side of things, all airfields in Jordan are suitable for general aviation. They are all increasingly receptive to passengers traveling with pets. The country is incredibly secure and immediate assistance for last-minute flights is manageable. Read More

Sustainability

What is a carbon-neutral private jet charter?

World temperatures are rising, and sea levels are shifting; carbon dioxide is eating away our planet. An average jet charter emits around 2 tonnes of CO2 per flight hour. Zero-carbon operations are improbable because jet fuel burns to release GHG gases into the atmosphere. Consequently, carbon neutrality in the charter industry is achieved by offsetting the outflow of CO2 by introducing measures to reduce emissions elsewhere. …Read More

What is carbon-offsetting?

Offsetting involves measures that maintain the global CO2 levels within an acceptable range. The carbon credit system was introduced to ensure that the emissions did not cross the aggregate threshold. Companies prone to releasing a higher concentration of CO2 into the atmosphere are encouraged to buy carbon credits from businesses with a negligible contribution to the phenomenon of global warming. Frequently, such enterprises are built in developing countries. They contribute to the environment by several methods inhibiting the GHG vapor discharge….Read More

What is SAF?

Sustainable Aviation Fuel is molding the future with its clean and renewable properties. General aviation has always been under the radar for producing air pollution and decreasing global life expectancy. SAF allows flying in comfort without worrying about planetary consequences by reducing carbon emissions by 75%. The infrastructure of the plane does not require any modifications to feed on SAF. …Read More

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