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Types of Charter Aircraft for Charter Flights

TYPES OF CHARTER AIRCRAFT  

U.S. Skylink incorporates several different types of aircraft into its search for the best price for your charter flight. Listed below are many different types and manufacturers we regularly deal with.

Please note that variables such as aircraft power settings, altitude, temperature, wind direction, wind speed, etc. all affect aircraft speed

AIRCRAFT TYPE - CRUISING SPEED - DETAILS

Piston Powered - Speed: 200 MPH
A piston engine powered aircraft (most are non-pressurized) designed for up to 6 passengers flying 500 miles or less. Piston engine aircraft are less expensive to charter than jet-props or jets.

Small Turbo-prop - Speed: 230 MPH
A small jet powered pressurized turbo-prop aircraft that can fly over most types of weather. These aircraft usually have a curtained potty to insure comfort. These aircraft are well suited for up to 6 passengers flying trips up to 700 miles.

Medium Turbo-prop - Speed: 275 MPH
A more spacious jet powered turbo-prop pressurized aircraft that can fly over most types of weather. Most have curtained potties. Well suited for up to 9 passengers on trips up to 800 miles.

Large Turbo-prop - Speed: 330 MPH
A large jet powered turbo-prop pressurized aircraft that can fly over most types of weather.This category of aircraft has stand-up cabins and lavatories and is well suited for 10 to 50 passengers for trips up to 1,000 miles.

Light Jet - Speed: 500 MPH
A small jet aircraft with seating for up to 8 passengers (5 to 7 comfortably) with most having a curtained lavatory. These aircraft normally have a non-stop range of 1,200 to 2,300 miles.

Midsize Jet - Speed: 500 MPH
A jet aircraft that has a stand-up cabin, a meal galley and an enclosed lavatory. Midsize jets have seats for up to 9 passengers (generally more comfortable for 7 to 8 passengers). Most have a non-stop range of 1,800 to 3,000 miles.

Large Corporate Jet - Speed: 500 MPH
A large corporate jet with maximum seating for up to 19 passengers with average seating for 12 to 14. All have standup cabins, enclosed lavatories, full galley's and flight attendant quarters. The non-stop range is 3,200 to 7,000 miles.

Airline Type Jet - Speed: 525 MPH
An airliner (from a DC-9 to a B-747). They range in seating for as few as 25 to as many as 500. They often are customized with appointments such as bedrooms, bars, offices, etc. The non-stop range varies from 2,000 to 12,000 miles.

 

 
 
 
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