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Questions tagged [private-jets]

A business jet, private jet, or bizjet, or simply B.J., is a jet aircraft designed for transporting small groups of people. Business jets may be adapted for other roles, such as the evacuation of casualties or express parcel deliveries, and some are used by public bodies, government officials or the armed forces.

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Do stratospheric business and military jets use the North Atlantic Tracks?

The North Atlantic Tracks (NATs) are the airways generally used by airliners taking approximate great-circle routes between North America and Europe; due to the wild swings in wind strength and ...
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What is the type of this plane?

I tried looking with aircraft tag on engine but no answers. I just need to find the type of this jet.
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What is this business jet?

It could be a Learjet, but I can't find a match.
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How many private jets land at Heathrow airport per day?

Heathrow airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, one would assume most traffic there is reserved for commercial airliners because they carry a much larger number of passengers. How many ...
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What is the difference between a business jet and a regional jet?

At first glance, business jets and regional jets seem virtually identical - both are small jets, usually low-winged twinjets (unless they're by Dassault, in which case they're trijets) with tail-...
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What is the general process for flying a private aircraft to another country?

Let's say I want to fly a private airplane to another country. How does one arrange such a flight? Of course this might vary between states, but in general do you need a special permit to fly in with ...
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How is the change of moment handled in a Weight and Balance calculation with a swept wing aircraft?

I'm writing a weight and balance calculator for a charter operation. Every aircraft I've ever flight planned for has all the tanks on the same moment arm, so I don't know how you calculate the W&...
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Fine for operating not single-pilot certified jet with one pilot

Are there any clear-cut fines for flying an aircraft like a Global 5000 which is not single-pilot certified by a single pilot? And what would be the probability of being caught and how would they ...
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Why was Concorde never sold as a private business jet?

Airliners like Boeing 747 and even Airbus 380 are at times considered as personal jets for extremely wealthy people. Looking from the side, Concorde was ideal for this role: while not very big, it ...
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Light business jets - how many are sold each year?

This AOPA article says https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2018/october/16/hondajets-get-performance-upgrades The company is delivering four to five aircraft a month from its Greensboro, ...
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Why are accident rates higher on smaller aircraft?

This question was raised as part of this discussion. Why are accident rates higher on smaller aircraft? It seems the safety record of military, private and small commuter planes is much less safe ...
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Where can I find the ownership of a specific aircraft registered in the UAE?

Is there a website where I can find the ownership of a specific aircraft - or in my case a specific corporate jet - registered in the UAE? I am conducting some research on corporate jets and need some ...
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Are private jets allowed to land at London Heathrow?

Heathrow is among the worlds busiest airports, with traffic mostly (entirely?) from airliners. Are private/business jets (e.g. Gulfstream G650 or Cessna Citation X) allowed to land at Heathrow? If so,...
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Under what circumstances can Part 91 allow compensation for air transportation?

Can a commercial pilot fly passengers for hire without an air carrier certificate, considering that the aircraft is owned by a private company that hires the pilot and the plane has room for 5 ...
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How hard is it to fly a US-registered private jet over Cuba? [duplicate]

I know that commercial airlines have airspace passage agreements that allow them to fly over Cuba, but what about private jets? Is it easy for a pilot of a US-registered private jet departing from ...
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Why don't we see business jets with wingtip fuel tanks anymore?

There is something I miss from the Learjet 35 (one from FS95/98) that I don't see any more: Fuel tanks on the wingtips! What happened to the wingtip integrated fuel tanks in the business jet industry?
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Why were 'business jet' airliner designs so popular in the past? [duplicate]

Let's look at the MD-83 (was Microsoft too poor or they lazily didn't want to waste time to make it flyable in FS2004/FSX?) and the Learjet 35 (yes I used FS95/FS98 in the past). Now, there are some "...
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How to find the measurement of how far Tail plane to Center of gravity of the aircraft?

How do you find the measurement of Piper Archer Tail Plane distance to the center of the gravity. Google really doesn't help me... maybe you guys know some website that has databases of small ...
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How loud is a private corporate jet? [closed]

It's a movie/TV trope that people can talk to each other and even whisper on commercial airliners in flight. In a story, it’s pracical to confront the reality of the experience and have characters ...
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How can the Cirrus Vision jet be cheaper than its competition?

Cirrus Vision SF50 costs USD 2 million, compared to USD 5 million for comparable private jets. How is Cirrus able to offer a jet at such a substantially lower price? ...
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Is the Cirrus Vision SF50 the only civilian monojet currently on production?

Since the Piper PA-47 and Diamond D-jet never made it past prototype stage, is the Cirrus Vision the only single engine civilian turbofan jet in production? What other monojets have made it into ...
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private jet based of an sr 71 [closed]

could a private jet be based of an SR 71 blackbird. By this I mean similar styling and shape. Would this be a good basis to make a private jet super sonic (disregarding sonic boom). What would the ...
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Are there any privately owned V-22 Ospreys?

Could someone buy a V-22 Osprey and convert it to a luxury interior rather than a military one? Has anyone done that? Are there any images available of a private Osprey made to be luxurious inside? ...
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What is the use of this remove before flight cover on the nose of a Bombardier Global 6000?

I recently saw a Bombardier Global 6000 at my local airport. I was just wondering what the use of this circled remove before flight cover on the nose of the Bombardier Global 6000 is. I never saw such ...
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Why can a Pilatus PC-24 land on unpaved and short runways like no other business jet?

In 2013 Pilatus Aircraft unveiled their latest aircraft, the PC-24 light medium jet. On the website of Pilatus Aircraft they give several reasons why the PC-24 is better than any other business jet, ...
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How does the Learjet cabin pressurisation system work?

In one of the MAYDAY Air Crash Investigation episodes (about the Payne Stewart crash), the flight's emergency manual had the following information under the cabin pressurisation section: NOTE: At ...
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Can the four-engined Lockheed JetStar II fly on one engine?

As we know, there are no four-engined business/private jets currently in production. Some Dassault Falcon models are actually trijets, but this is not the case. The only four-engined business jet in ...
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What is the longest range single-pilot certified (FAA and/or EASA) business jet?

I suspect the single-pilot business jet with the longest range is the SyberJet SJ30x: NBAA IFR Range with 100 nm Alternate M 0.76 (1 pilot + 2 passengers; passenger/pilot at 90 kg each) 2,575 nmi (...
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Is there any FAA Regulation who may wash a private aircraft such as Cessna Skyhawk or Citation?

Should it be mandatory to hire a mechanic? or someone else with any kind of FAA license? or could anyone wash one?
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What is this thing on the engine of a Cessna 500 Citation I?

I've noticed something on the engine of this bizjet. Could somebody explain what that is? Source (image modified to indicate location of fairing).
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Are any agile (aerobatic) private jets produced?

If you look at the car industry there are luxury comfort brand like Rolls Royce or Bentley but super expensive racing cars are probably even more popular. They offer limited comfort, are not practical,...
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How does email communication with a private pilot affect FAA rules on compensation?

If a person exchanges email with a private pilot (who normally operates under FAR 91) with a view towards hitching a ride or taking an empty leg flight, does this act mean that the pilot must then ...
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Are regulations covering private jets different from those covering commercial jets?

Do private jets have relaxed FAA regulations (and regulations imposed by any other aviation agency) when compared to commercial jets? If yes, which aspects of aviation are these relaxations are ...
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What prevents a passenger from hijacking a private jet?

I was reading another question on this site when I saw this answer. As you can see in the photo I copied below, this private jet has no cockpit door. On commercial aircraft the bullet-proof cockpit ...