A light jet is an jet aircraft of 41,000 pounds or less maximum certificated takeoff weight. Sometimes referred to as baby jets, the light jet is quickly becoming among the most desired way of transportation for charter companies, their customers, and businesses. With the ability to travel long distances at high speeds while maintaining a low fuel consumption, the cost passed along to the customer for the charter of light jet is often lower with respect of other charters and comes with a better range of amenities. Since the light jet is a fairly new addition to the jet communities, their production also comes with many different options.
A light jet usually sits between four and eight people. They can have a traveling distance in the upwards of 3000 miles and can reach speeds anywhere in the range of three to four hundred knots. Since the light jet weights so little, it can reach it’s cruising altitude faster thus allowing for lower fuel consumption and lower operating cost. If you are buying a light jet, then you can have it produced with such amenities like DVD players, TVs, satellite TV and Music, and phones. Light jets can have options for seating such as couches and recliners, and though normally they don’t contain a bathroom they do have refrigerators to store refreshments. Depending on your budget, you can even order a light jet with Internet access.
Today light jets are tending to be more a favorite by companies. This is of course for a few reasons. The first being operating cost. Since the light jets are of such little weight and can fly at high speeds and altitudes, its fuel consumption is less. The most expensive part of a flight for a jet is usually the taxi, takeoff, and climb times to cruise altitude. With a less weight all these times become reduces. Another reason why it is gaining popularity is because of its ability to visit many different airports. While airliners have the more populated cities covered with scheduled flights, they often cannot flight in and out of airports with smaller runways. Small cities and rural towns generally do not get the privilege of being graced with an airliners presence. Light jets can land on runways as with lengths as low as 3000 ft making them able to land at even most general aviation airports. This is a benefit to both the company owning the light get and the business using it. It allows for the attraction and wider range of customers and gives them the convenience of landing at an airport right in the vicinity of their destination.