Laurence G Hanscom Field Airport Private Jet Charter Prices
Airport Hours and Location
Laurence G Hanscom Field Airport is open 24 hours every day. It is located about 20 miles (22 kilometers) northwest of Boston in Bedford, Massachusetts, United States.
Private jets available for charter to and from Laurence G Hanscom Field Airport include the Pilates PC-12NG, very light jets like the Phenom 100, Eclipse 500, light jets like the Learjet 35A and Citation Bravo, super light jets like the Falcon 10, Citation Excel, midsize jets like the Learjet 55 and Learjet 60, super midsize like the Hawker 1000, Challenger 300, and large jets like the Challenger 605.
Laurence G Hanscom Field Airport has two runways: runway 11/29 and runway 5/23. The first one is 7,011 feet (2,137 m) long and the length of the second one is 5,107 feet (1,557 m).
Laurence G Hanscom Field Airport has three FBOs: Jet Aviation of America, Ross Aviation, Signature Flight Support that will take care of you from touch down to take-off. Fixed Base Operators will help make your private charter jet flight as comfortable and luxurious as possible. They offer services such as limousine ground transportation, ramp access, hotel reservations and catering requests.
Private Jet Charter to and from Laurence G Hanscom Field Airport
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Laurence G Hanscom Field Airport.
Elite business travelers to Boston who want to avoid the crowds at Logan International Airport, have a great option just 15 miles northwest of the city: Laurence G. Hanscom Field.
Located in Bedford, Hanscom Field is the region’s largest general aviation airport and the preferred destination of those renting private jets into Boston and New England. Hanscom Field is a modern, state-of-the-art airport that can handle any size private and corporate business jet.
Rent a private jet at Hanscom Field to travel to any domestic or international destination.
Bedford, which covers 14 square miles, was incorporated in 1729 with 50 households registered. Bedford’s population in 2012 was 14,500. A town of rivers, ponds, fields and forests, Bedford has about 65 miles of public roads.
What is the airport code for Laurence G. Hanscom Field Airport?
The ICAO code for Hanscom Field is KBED and its IATA code is BED.
FBOs at Hanscom Field Airport
There are three fixed-base operators offering full service and new facilities at L.G. Hanscom Field.
Some background: In the fall of 2011, Massport (the Massachusetts Port Authority) Board, looked to the future and realized the continued growth of business jet and general aviation traffic at the airport would require another fixed base operator, it requested proposals for one. The company that got the bid would have to build FBO facilities at both L.G. Hanscom and Worcester Regional airports. The winning bidder would be required to attract new aviation business as well as support current and future demand. In January 2012, it awarded the bid to Rectrix Aviation, which agreed to invest some $15 million to develop about 100,000 square feet of hangar and office space at Hanscom Field and to be able to accommodate large corporate aircraft. The facility, which is Retrix Aviation’s corporate headquarters, opened in 2014.
The FBO: The Rectrix Aerodrome Center in Bedford/Boston, the company’s flagship FBO, has an executive lounge with a fireplace and several widescreen TVs.
Rectrix FBO Picture Source.
- 20,000 square feet of office and FBO space
- 24-hour service and security
- 60,000 square feet of heated hangar space
- Aircraft Maintenance
- Crew cars
- Crew lounge and snooze room
- Domestic and international handling
- Executive meeting and conference rooms
- Flight planning room and weather briefing area
- Gourmet in-flight catering service
- Ground power units and service equipment available
- NATA trained and pre-screened line service personnel
- Overnight, heated hangar service
- Tesla charging station
Jet Aviation Boston/Bedford, a member of the Air Elite Network, provides personalized, luxury services in its 360,000 square feet of space at Hanscom Field. It is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Jet Aviation FBO Picture Source.
Its facility includes:
- A hangar campus of more than 120,000 square feet, capable of accommodating next-generation, large-cabin aircraft including Gulfstream G650 and Global 7000.
- A new 18,000 square-foot executive terminal, which is a two-story building with amenities such as customer lounges; pilot shower and snooze rooms; and a pilots’ lounge; and two state-of-the-art conference rooms.
- A 40,000 square-foot hangar that was built in 2011. The hangar can accommodate large corporate aviation and chartered business jets.
- Some 80,000 square feet of remote, private parking.
Other amenities of the FBO with headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, include:
- 24-hour security, fully TSA compliant
- Aircraft exterior and interior cleaning
- Complete line service
- Crew lounge and snooze room
- De-Icing (Types I and IV)
- Domestic and international handling
- Executive lounge and conference room
- Guarded entry to ramp
- Flight planning room and weather service terminals
- Passenger and crew transportation, crew cars
- Three heated hangars
Signature Flight Support
Signature Flight Support services private and chartered business jets into Hanscom Field Airport, an option for elite travelers seeking to avoid the congestion of Boston Logan International Airport. Amenities include:
- 24-hour surveillance
- 700,000 square-foot ramp
- 90,000 square-foot hangar
- Agricultural clearance
- Aircraft cleaning
- Aircraft parking long term
- Baggage carts
- Belt loader
- Business center
- Conference room
- Courtesy crew cars
- Crew room
- Customs and immigration
- Flight planning
- Fork lift
- Golf cart service
- Helicopter handling
- Limousine service
- Long term vehicle parking
- Medical/ambulance capabilities
- Passenger lounge
- Ramp side vehicle access
- Scissor lift
- Snooze room
- Sports charter handling
- Tie downs
- Transient hangar space
- VIP/heads of state handling
- Weather planning service
Signature Flight Support Picture Source.
And specialties, including:
- Complimentary toiletries
- Dry cleaning
- Freshly baked cookies
- Hot chocolate
Interesting facts about Hanscom Field Airport
- Hanscom Field is the second busiest airport in Massachusetts – after Boston Logan International.
- It is in a convenient location for anyone hiring a private jet into Boston to go to eastern Massachusetts or any of the technology businesses located along I-95 and I-495 in Bedford, Concord, Lexington or Lincoln.
- Its modern facilities make it a favorite premier full-service landing spot for corporate and general aviation.
- In 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Aviation Economic Impact Study found 1,745 full-time equivalent jobs with ties to Hanscom Airfield. The study also found that Hanscom Field Airport generated $348 million in economic benefits to the area.
- Massport (the Massachusetts Port Authority) operates Hanscom Field.
- The Massachusetts State Police and Massport Fire-Rescue provide security and emergency services to Hanscom Field Airport.
- The total area of Hanscom Field is 1,300 acres.
- Hanscom Field houses the largest number of private jets in New England. More than 100 jets, ranging in size from very light jets to Global Express and Challenger aircraft, are kept there.
- In 2015, there were 128,279 aircraft operations, broken down like this:
- 63.7 percent: Single engine piston aircraft
- 22.0 percent: Jet operations
- 5.6 percent: Turboprop aircraft
- 6.1 percent: Helicopter operations
- 2.2 percent: Twin engine piston operations
- 0.4 percent: Military operations
- Hanscom is the airport of choice of corporate aviation, private pilots, flight schools, charters and light cargo.
Bedford means business
Bedford lies along the 55-mile Boston beltway – I-95 -- that has been nicknamed “America’s Technology Highway.” Massachusetts Route 128 was among the first cities to have a tech boom in the late 1990s.
In fact, Boston’s Technology Corridor just might be – or become -- the second largest technology hub after Silicon Valley. TripAdvisor, Constant Contact and Hubspot, which develops marketing software, have headquarters there.
Part of the reason technology firms took root in the area is because it is near Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduates of those colleges became entrepreneurs with their technology startups that significantly boosted the Boston area economy.
Harvard and MIT aren’t the only colleges in the area. In fact, there are more than 50 colleges and universities there.
There are six data centers on Route 128 in the greater Boston area.
Two years ago, General Electric moved its headquarters from Fairfield, Conn., to the Seaport District in South Boston, which has become a hub for biomedical, technology and pharmaceutical companies.
Even though General Electric is known for making jet engines, locomotives and gas turbines. Its corporate reputation is tied to producing big, heavy equipment like jet engines, locomotives and gas turbines, it sees its future as a software company as these machines become loaded with sensors and computers.
And, Boston means sports
If sports, and not business, is your game, charter a private jet to BED to watch the NHL’s Boston Bruins.
Charter a private jet into Hanscom Field Airport to see the MLB’s Boston Red Sox.
Hire a private jet to KBED to see the NBA’s Boston Celtics.
FBOs at Laurence G Hanscom Field Airport, KBED, BED
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to stop for customs when I fly on a private jet?
Passengers on all international private charter flights will have to stop at customs. In certain countries, you may have to go through customs at a specific port of entry; for example, you must stop in Tahiti to perform customs checks en route to Bora Bora. You’ll also need to stop at the first port of entry when entering the U.S. from Mexico.
How much rest does the crew need before they can depart again?
Crew members are required to have a 10-hour rest period within each 24-hour cycle. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and must be followed by a 10-hour rest period at their hotel. When scheduling a flight, operators usually account for 12 hours of rest instead of 10. These extra two hours allow the crew time to get to their hotel, rest for the required time, and return to the airport.
How long does a fuel stop for a private jet flight take?
The average fuel stop takes 45–60 minutes. To speed up fuel stops, the operator, or pilots may call ahead, so a fuel truck is waiting for the aircraft on arrival. For smaller jets, a fuel stop can take as little as 30 minutes.
Will my private jet charter use the same airport as a commercial airline?
No. When you charter a private jet, you generally fly into a private airport. However, you could access the same airports as a commercial airline if you request to do so or if there are no private airport options. However, using a large mainstream airport like Los Angeles International or London Heathrow is often a bad choice for private jets, as flying to a smaller regional private airport is much faster and often makes for a more luxurious experience.
Is the age of an aircraft a safety factor?
Aircraft age is not a safety factor. However, if the aircraft is older and hasn’t been refurbished properly, it may cause flyers some inconvenience, such as overheating, faulty air conditioning, or faulty plumbing in the lavatory.
How much luggage am I allowed to bring on a private jet?
As a rule of thumb, each seat on a light or midsize jet equates to one passenger and one item of luggage. Each item of luggage is considered to be the standard 23 kilograms, or about 50 lbs. Large jets are designed for long-range trips, which typically involve longer stays, so you can carry more than one item of luggage per person.
Are there aircraft that are wheelchair accessible?
There are many aircraft that are wheelchair accessible. Most of them are large jets or above and have a straight aisle. If the jet has a zigzag aisle – like the Falcon 900 – it will be difficult to maneuver the wheelchair onboard the aircraft. You’ll also need the right type of wheelchair; many motorized wheelchairs won’t fit and can’t be collapsed. If this is the case, you’ll need a smaller, temporary wheelchair. Some aircraft operators have smaller wheelchairs that can be used. Please speak with your Paramount private jet expert to review your aircraft options.
Can I fly with large sums of cash?
Yes, you can. This is a common occurrence for many private jet clients. You can fly with up to $5 million in cash as long as you declare that cash when coming through customs. For domestic trips, there’s no limit and no need to declare it.
Which private jets come with flight attendants?
In the United States, large jets and above are required to have flight attendants onboard; in Europe, flight attendants are used on midsize jets and above. Flight attendants require their own seats. Larger jets and above have a jump seat near the cockpit for the flight attendant to use, meaning the attendant generally stays out of the cabin.
Which airports offer ramp access, allowing the client to drive their car right up to their private jet?
Private jet clients can often have a limo drive them right up to the private jet, or even drive their own car to the plane. That said, different airports have different policies, and some may not offer ramp access. Please speak with your Paramount Aviation Advisor to review your options for a given trip.
Do private jets come with Wi-Fi?
Many private jets do have Wi-Fi, and it’s increasingly available free of charge on U.S. domestic flights. On international flights, prices range from $3.00-$8.50 USD per megabyte used. This means that opening up social media sites that are rich in images and videos could quickly cost you $20 – and downloading a feature-length movie could cost thousands!
When is on-demand private jet charter better than buying a block of hours?
Private jet charter can be a lot cheaper than buying a block of hours for a one-way flight, as you can access floating fleets or an empty leg to reduce the cost. With a block of hours, the price covers a round trip. If you only fly one-way, you are effectively paying double.
What is a carbon-neutral flight?
Every aircraft burns jet fuel and emits a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This can be offset via one of several carbon offset programs that allow private jet clients to purchase a certain number of carbon credits to offset the emissions from their flights. A carbon-neutral flight is one that offsets the carbon emissions it uses via a formal process.
Can I have a flexible departure time for my private jet flight?
Yes, it is possible to have a flexible departure when flying privately. Operators typically offer a 30-minute to two-hour window, but you can request a longer window as long as it doesn’t interfere with the maximum crew duty day or their next scheduled flight. Please confirm with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking your jet.
When should I hire a Boeing Business Jet?
Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) have unique amenities that extend far beyond sheer size and are often equipped with 1-2 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms (one more of those bathrooms may even offer stand-up showers.) These airliner-based executive aircraft also feature tall or ‘stand-up’ cabins that are also longer and wider than more typical corporate aircraft.
How soon can I have a private jet ready from the time I call in the request?
Generally speaking, with as little as 4 hours of notice. However, we have had wheels up in as little as 32 minutes from the time our client called us to book the flight and had them in the air. It depends on a few factors, such as how long it takes for the pilots to arrive at the airport (generally, there is a 2-hour call-out time for the pilots), and whether the aircraft is ready to go at the airport with no repositioning needed. Our Jet Card members enjoy faster booking since they have funds on account and can confirm a flight with a simple email.
Can I access my luggage while in flight?
On most private jets, you will be able to access your luggage during the flight. That’s because luggage and passengers are situated on the same level. This is in contrast to commercial airlines, where checked luggage is stored in a cargo hold. On large private jets, luggage is often stored in a compartment behind the lavatory, which means easy access to your bags.
When are private jet charter landing and takeoff slots applicable?
A landing or takeoff slot is simply a small window of time in which your aircraft is scheduled to fly in or out of the airport. You will need a landing and takeoff slot if you fly to a high-density airport in the United States or one that is hosting a special event with a significant number of aircraft arriving and departing. If you’re flying internationally, you will need a landing and takeoff slot for all major European cities. Please check with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking for a specific route.
What kind of in-flight catering is available on a private jet?
Other than the standard snacks and drinks, you can order local cuisine options for your catering on board. In short, anything that doesn’t need to be cooked can be ordered; hot food must be precooked and then warmed on board.
Can I bring pets with me on private jet flights?
Of course! Just let us know in advance. The majority of the operators and aircraft owners allow pets onboard. In some cases, a small cleaning fee may apply. That said, there are specific requirements that must be met when traveling with your pet, including making sure that all documentation and vaccination records for your pet(s) are correct and up-to-date. Dogs and cats must also be at least eight weeks old and weaned when traveling within the U.S.