Safest Business Jet

Most secure business jet

Gulfstream, for example, makes one of the safest aircraft, but if the pilots lack the discipline of the checklist, then the probability of a disaster is greater. The Bizjet pilot chooses his favourite aircraft If you choose a business jet for chartering or buying, there is a great deal to consider, covering cab interior luxury and dimensions, in-flight entertainment, cruise control, cruising distance, security functions, luggage and more. They can get help from a variety of professionals - from manufacturers' representatives to broker charterers to advisors - but we can't think of a better resource than the pilot who operates these planes every daily.

Seven of them we asked to tell us about the business planes they prefer to use. "Global 6000 can do more than 6,000 sea-mile - I flew non-stop from Hong Kong to Copenhagen - and it's good even in extremes of temperature. I flew one night from Vladivostok in Russia, where it was -40 F, to Africa, where it was 105 F. "It has the broadest and highest cabins in this category.

He resists higher pressure and the cab height can be kept low. With 40,000 ft, the cab height is 4,000 ft, significantly lower than other airplanes in this category. "He will be landing and taking off on a small patrol so that he can fly on many aerodromes that other planes in this category cannot use, such as London City in England and Aspen in Colorado.

I flew into some pretty small airports and turned my head because the locals aren't used to seeing a plane this high. "Phenom is best for short distance flying - it can cover more than 1,200 sea mile, from L.A. to Dallas/Fort Worth, non-stop. Because we have smaller power plants, we don't have as much consumption of fuels; it's a little more environmentally friendly than other airplanes.

"We have Wi-Fi available both for us and for those over 10,000 ft, and we can use it for scheduling flights in the skies. There are three displays showing meteorological forecasts, circuit diagrams and current information on the airports. "BMW engineered our cab to look a little slimmer than other cabs; it's really convenient - just let them sleep in the back.

State-of-the-art winged hoist enables it to touch down on brief aerodromes and hoist at lower speed. It is possible to run on a 5,000-foot long airstrip if circumstances allow, even on a 4,000-foot or less long airstrip. "In about 20 mins the Falcon rises to a cruise level of 41,000 ft, according to ATC; other planes need half an hours to get to cruise level and have to remain in the mid-30s.

Flying at altitudes of up to 47,000 ft, it outperforms most of the elements and provides more comfort. This aircraft is engineered for challenging landings, giving travellers more choice. For example, London City stands directly in front of London and has both a sharp access road and a small take-off and landing area.

"Inside the Falcon is roomy with a shallow bottom so folks can run around; we have room for 10 occupants with room for three singles and a twin bed, all totally shallow. "I' ve flew a lot of company planes, and my favourite is my latest one, the Hawker 4000. Our home bases have a 5,000-foot airstrip, but 4,500-foot and less is often feasible, so targets such as Key West[Florida] and Bridgeport[in the Bahamas] are available.

"We can fly non-stop from Chicago to the West Coast, even on hot summers, when many planes would require refueling stops," he says, "The 4000 wings are loaded and designed to ensure a trouble-free flight and the plane provides high propellanticiency. And our crews flew Bangor, Maine, Paris and Iceland non-stop to Chicago.

Windscreens are the biggest individual panel on any airplane of this model I know and provide outstanding vision when we are looking for air travel or circular approach. "With the 4000 Series' shallow bottom, travellers can move and move around in comfort. The luggage space, which is accessed through the cab, provides unlike other Hawkers an extra load.

From the northeast it also lasts much less to fly non-stop into the Caribbean. "We can take off when a storm causes a delay on an aircraft that normally crosses at an altitude of about 36,000 ft; the passenger feels nothing because we walk over the weathers. "JetSuite has given me comprehensive instruction on the CJ3's expanded surface capacity, which means we can sail more than 50 sea mile off the coast, which saves our customers a lot of valuable work.

With our unique, demand-driven certificate, we are able to meet the CJ3' s capability standards for short runways: instead of halting within 60 per cent of the length of the runway, we can stop at 80 per cent. CJ3 can still take off with the protection on (most planes loose power when switched on) and it does a tremendous amount of work pouring icebergs, even if we are kept low where the snows are gathering.

It is the worlds fast business aircraft and can climb up to 51,000 ft, giving you the opportunity to get over bad weather or turbulent airfields. We can do this in four and 45 minute intervals, according to meteorological data, if a plane needs six of them. "On a Tuesday we can also travel from San Francisco to Hawaii - about 2,200 sea miles and back to San Francisco.

"I flew non-stop from L.A. to Puerto Rico and into the Caribbean, which is about 2,900 sea-mile; and Vegas to Hawaii, which is about 2,400 sea-mile.

Due to the construction capabilities of the Challenger, we can take off and landing on a 4,200-foot long airstrip, making it easily accessible from East Hampton on Long Island and Beef Island on the Virgin Islands. "What's great about the Challenger 300 is that it can be used on some of the most popular US airfields, such as Jackson Hole in Wyoming, where the Citation X and Hawker airstrips must be kept sober.

"It is higher and broader than the Citation X with room for 10 people; a medium sized adult can easily sit upright and the shallow bottom makes it easy to move around. Baggage space is as high as the occupant area, which is six ft and allows the pilot to organise a large variety of baggage.

"As the quote goes, the Challenger also has Wi-Fi, which gives the pilot direct FAA direct entry to the latest meteorological data at the airfield and the airspace delay bookings.

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