San Jose International Airport Private Jet Charter
Paramount Business Jets provides the safest private jets at the best prices for all private aircraft charter services to and from San Jose International Airport.
Airport Hours and Location
San Jose International Airport is open 24 hours a day. The airport is located about 4 miles (6 kilometers) northwest of downtown San Jose at 1701 Airport Boulevard, San Jose, California 95110.
Private jets available for charter to and from San Jose International Airport include the Citation Mustang very light jet, the Falcon 20 and Citation III midsize jets, the Hawker 1000 super midsize jet and the Challenger 604 large jet.
San Jose International Airport has two parallel asphalt runways, the longer of which is 11,000 feet (3,353 meters) long and 150 feet (46 meters) wide. Its elevation is 62 feet (19 meters).
Private Jet Charter to and from San Jose International Airport
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from San Jose International Airport.
San Jose Airport Diagram. Picture Source.
It includes northwestern Santa Clara County (San Jose) and the bay regions of Alameda and San Mateo counties.
It was nicknamed based on the silicon that is used in computer semiconductors. Electronics and computer industries began springing up there as computers were being born in the mid-20th century.
Palo Alto, home of Stanford University, is considered its intellectual center. It is where, in a garage in 1938, that Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard started their company.
That was when the area became a draw for other inventors and scientists in the computer and technology industries.
Land that had once been covered with vast orchards of apricots, almonds, cherries, plums and walnuts – just about any fruit tree could be grown there – was slowly turned into houses, shopping centers and other businesses as more and more technology companies and industrial parks were built in the 1950s and 1960s. Until then, it had been the world’s largest producer and packer of fruit.
Its evolution continues as more and more actual labor jobs are moved overseas and the Silicon Valley company headquarters are dedicated more and more to research and development. That means workers earn higher wages.
The biggest of the big companies – including Apple, Google, eBay, Intel, Cisco, and Adobe – are all located in Silicon Valley.
Aviation, Silicon Valley and billionaires
California has always been a big market for small planes. The state is so vast; the terrain so mountainous that it’s almost impossible and almost always arduous to drive from place to place.
The growth of Silicon Valley intensified the need for airport landing and hangar space.
In fact, when Google founders Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt, who reportedly have eight private jets, including a converted 767, decided they needed their own airport, the operators of their aircraft, Blue City Holdings LLC, invested $82 million to establish an FBO at SJC.
They partnered with Signature Flight Support to build the fixed base operation that has an executive terminal and 240,000 square feet of hangar space.
While its primary purpose was to be used by Google executives, it is also available to others who want to land or charter a business jet to or out of San Jose International.
It joins competitor Atlantic Aviation, which has long been a fixed base operator at the airport.
In May 2018, the San Jose Mercury News reported, based on the latest billionaires’ census from Wealth-X, that 14 new Bay Area-based people joined the ranks of billionaires in 2017, making it home to 73 billionaires, the highest number after New York and Hong Kong. Some 143 billionaires in the world got rich in the technology sector.
That’s a lot of private jets.
FBOs at SJC
Atlantic Aviation SJC promises a premium experience in its recently renovated facility. Open 24/7, Atlantic SJC provides ground, large charter and cargo handling, an on-site notary, security screening and six hangars. Amenities include:
Atlantic Aviation FBO. Picture Source.
- Six conference rooms
- Exercise facility with locker room and showers
- On-site hair stylist
- Hangar space (up to Gulfstream G550/Global)
- Forklift services
- Public notary
- Air stairs
- Shuttle service
- Pilot’s lounge, snooze room and showers
Signature Flight Support
In its recently constructed facility, it has hangars have 28-foot doors that can handle the largest business jets. A 70,000-foot hangar can handle a plane as large as a Boeing 767.
Signature Flight Support. Picture Source.
- 24-hour surveillance
- Two conference rooms
- Crew room
- Locked storage room
- Long-term vehicle parking
- Passenger lounge
- Ramp side vehicle access
- Snooze Room
- VIP Suite
- 240,000 square foot hangar
- 805,000 square foot ramp
Where the rich hang out in Silicon Valley?
Whether you are looking to make a deal or meet up with people who are, try these hot spots:
The Creamery is a SOMA bistro, coffee shop and full bar located just across the street from the 4th & King Caltrain in San Francisco.
Located in Woodside, this pancake house is believed to be the birthplace of the Yahoo deal.
This restaurant, lounge and bar in San Francisco’s SOMA district is where the rich go to party.
Located near AT&T Stadium, home of the San Francisco Giants.
Located on Kearney Street in San Francisco’s financial district, Rickhouse, a cocktail and whiskey bar, attracts Google employees coming home from Mountain View.
Beneath Market Street, in the depths of the historical Hearst building lies the Local Edition, a cocktail bar inspired by the newspaper business of the 1950s and 1960s. Vintage newsroom décor meets sophistication, typewriters and newspaper clippings from its former tenant, the San Francisco Examiner.
Southern Pacific Brewing owes its name to the Southern Pacific railroad line that ran down Harrison Street in the early 1900s, transporting the products of San Francisco to points throughout the West. It is a renovated 10,000 square foot warehouse that was once a machine shop. Now, it’s a huge bar, restaurant and brewery.
|LOCATION||San Jose, United States|
|Runway||Length (ft)||Width (ft)||Surface Type||Elevation (ft)|
FBOs at San Jose International Airport, KSJC, SJC
|Acm Aviation||1475 AIRPORT BLVD||(408) 286-3832|
|San Jose Jet Center||1250 AVIATION AVE||(408) 297-7552|
|Atlantic Aviation||1250 AVIATION AVE SAN JOSE, CA 95110||408 297 7552|
|Signature Flight Support||323 MARTIN AVENUE SANTA CLARA, CA 95050||669-800-1992||https://www.signatureflight.com/locations/sjc|
METAR Weather Data
- Weather Clear
- Observed 05:15 AM
- Temperature 13 °C, 56 °F
- Preticipation 0.0 mm
- Humidity 57%
- Pressure 1026 mb
- Cloud Cover 0%
- Visibility 16%
- Wind Speed: 2mph, 4km/h
- Wind Direction: 10°, N
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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.