Archive for November, 2011

King Air Series Aircraft – Now Available at evoJets

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The newest additions to evoJets’ online aircraft database are some luxurious yet inexpensive executive turboprops – The Beech King Air series. These fantastic aircraft are excellent choices for short private charter trips, around two hours or less. Some great examples of trips for which the King Airs are perfect options would be Denver to Aspen, Las Vegas to L.A., Manhattan to the Hamptons, and short trips within Florida. For flights longer than two hours, the savings achieved by using these aircraft begins to diminish, as they are slower than the otherwise more expensive alternatives available. Read on to learn more about the individual aircraft in the King Air Series.

The King Air 90 can carry up to seven passengers in its pressurized cabin with in-flight accessible baggage hold. Four passengers can sit comfortably in the aircraft’s club-seat configuration. A fifth individual seat is available aft of the club seats, and a sixth space can be made using the belted private lavatory. While a seventh passenger could potentially ride in the cockpit with the pilot, evoJets does not allow any flights with less than two pilots for safety precautions. The cabin’s shape is referred to as “squared-oval” and is known for its potential to increase cabin space. Refreshment cabinets are also featured aboard the aircraft.

The King Air 200 has basically the same fuselage and cabin, but with exterior aerodynamic changes and system upgrades. It comfortably seats six or seven passengers. The most recent version of the 200 uses electronically tuned vibration absorbers to decrease noise throughout the cabin and flight deck. The AirCell ST3100 Itridium satellite telecommunications systems is also available aboard many of the newer aircraft produced from 2005. All King Air 200s have increased cabin pressurization over the earlier series.

The King Air 350 typically seats eight passengers comfortably in a cabin nearly three feet longer than that of its predecessor. Its seats are often arranged in double club configuration with retracting worktables between each pair. Up to three more single seats may be added to the layout. The stretched cabin also includes two more windows on each side, making 14 total instead of ten. The King Air 350’s cabin features a private lavatory and built-in refreshment center. The latest development of this aircraft includes such cabin enhancements as the Rockwell Collins Venue integrated cabin management system, the Beechcraft FlexCabin system for easier cabin rearrangement, and reduced cabin noise.

Now that you know a bit more about each one, be sure to consider these superb King Air Series next time you’re looking to charter a private jet for a short trip.

And of course, if you wish to charter other private aircraft with evoJets, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request a Quote for your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook !

Honda takes off – In a flight !

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The Honda HA-420 – The first aircraft available to the general aviation market to be developed by the Honda Motor Company. Which makes us wonder, what does Honda not have their hands in? The project ultimately started in 1986 when Honda began its research in Japan on both small aircraft and jet engines. Research continued on these aircraft up until 1999 which brings us to a total of 13 years of pure research and model building. Only in 2002 does Honda begin to conduct high altitude tests of the HF118 engine which continue all throughout 2006. In March 2008, Honda Aircraft Company, Inc. announced the expansion of sales of its advanced light jet Honda Jet throughout North America with the selection of retail sales and service representative for Mexico and a direct sales and U.S. service support plan for Canada. And now Honda has announced that the first FAA-conforming Honda Jet light business jet has achieved a maximum speed of 489 mph !

The new corporate jet is described as an “advanced light jet”. Sales brochures highlight better fuel efficiency, larger cabin and luggage space and higher cruise speeds than other aircraft in its class. The difference between the Honda Jet and other corporate jets will be in the attention to details. Honda Jet will be more luxurious, making the pilots and passengers feel like they are flying a sports car and not a sedan. Better design makes the Honda jet one of the most super efficient jets ever!

Honda has already completed its second FAA-conforming aircraft, which already has undergone numerous structural tests required for commencement of certification flight testing. While Honda enters the flight test program with its conforming Honda Jet, the company also nears completion of its aircraft production facility on its Greensboro campus.

Here at evoJets, we are more than excited for the release of the Honda jet to the public. For the past few months we have had numerous clients call asking about information and dates on when they would be able to charter this one of a kind aircraft. The overall consensus is that people are excited about the HondaJet, but then again, who wouldn’t be excited for an exceptionally fast airplane that burns less fuel fully loaded with state-of-the art technology and design, we sure are!

If you wish to experience a private flight in the HondaJet or any other aircraft, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request a Quote for your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook !

Gulfstream Jets – The Most Preferred Private Aircraft

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

One of the most comfortable, luxurious, and classiest ways to travel, whether just across a few states or around the world, is to fly by private jet charter. Among the myriad of choices available to jet charter customers, and especially here at evoJets Charter, some of the most popular private charter aircraft are from the Gulfstream Series. Many feel that Gulfstream builds the very highest in top quality aircraft and the company has quite a following among the savvy jetset, casual charter customers, and pilots alike. Read on to find out more about these exceptional aircraft and why they are the some of the most preferred among evoJets customers and in the industry.

Gulfstream G150

The Gulfstream G150 provides excellent value in its mid-size class, with superior range at top speed, sophisticated avionics, and a truly comfortable cabin for up to 8 passengers. Passengers will enjoy generous stand-up headroom, legroom, and aisle space in any of several possible cabin configurations. A Honeywell environmental control system keeps the cabin atmosphere pleasant and stable. The G150 uses the high thrust Honeywell TFE731-40AR engines, with improved fuel efficiency. These, along with a number of aerodynamic improvements over the G150’s predecessor, help make it one of the fastest mid-sized business aircraft available, at a maximum speed of 630 mph. The aircraft’s maximum range is nearly 3400 miles, which is among the longer possible ranges for mid-size jets.

Gulfstream G200

The super-midsize Gulfstream G200 was originally produced as the IAI Galaxy. Its large cabin can be arranged for 8 to 10 passengers with alternate seating for up to 18, and seating can be configured in a double club layout, a combination club and divan arrangement, or a combination club, divan, and conference layout to suit travelers’ needs. The cabin has a stand-up height of 6 feet 3 inches, large plush seating, and sunny oval windows. A dual climate control system provides travelers with fresh air rather than recirculated air. The G200’s technology and entertainment systems include Airshow flight info, an ICG-200 Iridium SATCOM phone, a DVD player and individual headphones/controls for each passenger. The external baggage hold can store 125 cubic feet or 2400 pounds of luggage. Two fuel efficient Pratt & Whitney PW306A engines give the Gulfstream G200 exceptional transcontinental range.

Gulfstream G450

The Gulfstream G450 was created next in the G-IV long-range series of aircraft, after the G400. This upgraded heavy jet has similar seating arrangements to its predecessor, typically allowing seating for 12 to 16 and providing ample space for travelers to move and stretch. The maximum capacity can hold up to 19 passengers, with optional berthing for six. One improved cabin feature is the use of an advanced soundproofing system to increase passengers’ total comfort. Other interior amenities may include individual entertainment systems, some office equipment, a well-equipped galley, full-width lavatory, and more. New speed records have been set by the G450, which can operate at a maximum speed of Mach 0.88 or 561 mph. The aircraft has an increased range of up to 5002 miles, making intercontinental flights easy and comfortable. These statistics are made possible by the two Rolls Royce Tay Mark 611-8C turbofan engines by which the aircraft is powered.

Gulfstream G500

The Gulfstream G500 was originally produced as the G-V and is an ultra-long range business jet with a large cabin to match. A variety of seating arrangements are available for 8 to 19 passengers with separate areas for dinner, entertainment, work, or rest. The cabin of the G500 offers a combination of cozy club seats, four-place divans, and conference/dining groupings set in a maximum of four distinct sections. The cabin area can be divided into three different temperature zones and the environment is enhanced by a fresh air system and sunlight streaming through 12 oval windows. The G500 entertainment system includes DVD and CD players, LCD monitors, and an Airshow info system. The cabin also features a full-size galley and a spacious lavatory with shower. Earlier engines have been replaced with newer BMW/Rolls Royce BR-700-710-C4-11 turbofan engines, providing the G500 with a super long range.

Gulfstream G550

The Gulfstream G550, or G-V-SP, is an even longer range upgrade of the G500. The G550’s cabin is much the same as the previous model, seating anywhere from 8 to 19 passengers in a variety of spacious, comfortable arrangements. Four sections combine club seating, lengthy divans, and a dining/conference area with a fully-equipped galley and a luxurious private lavatory. Technological office features may include satellite communications, a fax machine and printer, wireless LAN, and on some aircraft, a broadband link for internet access. The G550 uses the same transcontinental-flying Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines as the G500, but with a greater fuel capacity to give it that extra stretch of range.

If you wish to charter any of the above Gulfstream Aircraft, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request a Quote for your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook !

G650 Plane Crash in Roswell

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

On Saturday, April 2nd, a Gulfstream G650 flight test aircraft crashed during takeoff-performance tests at the Roswell International Air Center in New Mexico. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the aircraft had just taken off from Roswell’s main runway when the tip of the plane’s right wing brushed the ground. The pilot tried to recover, but the aircraft’s landing gear collapsed, sending the plane sliding. “The aircraft skidded for quite some distance,” Lunsford said. “It came to rest 35 to 40 feet from the tower.” The plane burst into flames just yards short of the air traffic control tower. Previously, it had been in the pattern for at least two hours and was believed to be conducting brake testing at the time of the accident.

There were four people aboard the aircraft, all confirmed dead on scene – experimental test pilots Kent Crenshaw and Vivan Ragusa and technical specialists David McCollum and Reece Ollenburg. All four were residents of Savannah, GA, where Gulfstream is based.

“We mourn the loss of our colleagues and friends and extend our deepest sympathies to their families. The Gulfstream team has already rallied to support the people these men left behind, and we know that the local and aviation communities will do the same,” said Joe Lombardo, president of Gulfstream Aerospace. “On their behalf, we ask for your kindness, support and understanding as they, and the rest of the Gulfstream family, grieve the passing of these fine professionals.”

Gulfstream, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the Federal Aviation Administration are all investigating the accident. The G650 model is Gulfstream’s newest luxury plane, set for delivery sometime next year, and the aircraft that crashed was being used for certification testing. At the time, there were five test aircraft, one of which flew at near the speed of sound last year.

According to Gulfstream’s website, the new G650 is the company’s “ultra large cabin, ultra high speed” model. It is designed to carry four crewmembers and up to eight passengers as far as 7000 nautical miles nonstop. The model can cruise at Mach 0.85 on longer trips, or cover shorter distances at speeds of up to Mach 0.925, flying on its two Rolls Royce BR725 engines.

If you wish to charter the new Gulfstream G650 or any other private aircraft, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request a Quote for your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook !

Hire a Private Hawker 800 to Vail, CO

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Vail, CO, is best-known as a top-notch ski destination, but there is a wealth of other activities to be enjoyed there as well. Having come a long way since the Victorian era, the town has gained significant popularity as a magnificent vacation destination for all seasons. From rafting to golf, and horseback riding to strolls in the park, possibilities abound no matter what travelers’ recreational tastes may be. The only possible hindrance to reaching this lovely destination could be the remote location. But the simplest, most enjoyable solution is to book a private charter jet, such as the Hawker 800.

This aircraft has raised the bar for performance and comfort, with further design improvements over its popular predecessor, the Hawker 700. While the layout of the Hawker 800’s cabin is much the same as the previous version, the interior was redesigned to make more efficient use of the available space. The Hawker 800’s fully adjustable, 360-degree-swivelling seats are usually arranged in a four-place club configuration with an extra forward-facing seat across from a three-space divan. The aerodynamic changes made to the Hawker 800 have decreased drag and raised fuel capacity and lift, and the updated Garrett TFE731-5R-1H engines boost range and field performance.

Travelers who charter the Hawker 800 to Vail will arrive to find many exciting activities and places in which to enjoy their vacation time. Just a few of the venues and locations available include Bearcat Stables, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Adventure Ridge, Rock Gardens Rafting Adventures, Spraddle Creek Ranch Horseback Riding, Trout Trickers, Nottingham Park, Meadow Mountain Tubing Hill & Snowmobiling, Timberline Tours, 4 Eagle Ranch, Vail Golf Club, Colorado River Guides, Gore Creek Fly Fisherman, Lazy J Ranch, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail Nature Center, Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting, and Donovan Park.

Vail is also home to a number of wonderful arts and cultural sites, nightlife spots, festivals, and other entertainment, including the Vail Jazz Foundation, Sandbar, Master’s Gallery, Spring Back to Vail, The Cardinal Gallery, Vail Culinary Adventures, The Sanctuary, DeMott Gallery, Bravo! Music Festival, ViewFinder Gallery, Samana Lounge, Vail Film Festival, The Red Lion, Mickey’s Piano Bar, and Vail Fine Art Gallery.

Flights to Vail typically arrive at Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE, KEGE), also called Vail/Eagle Airport or the Eagle Vail Airport, which is located four miles west of Eagle, CO, and about 35 miles west of Vail by car. The airport’s single fixed base operator (FBO), Vail Valley Jet Center, provides general and business aviation services and has been given the title “The Ritz-Carlton of FBOs” by Aviation and Business Journal.

If you wish to charter the Hawker 800 or any other private aircraft, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request a Quote for your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook !

Charter Pilatus PC-12 for Luxurious Air Travel

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Business jets are quite a luxury for many people, but there are alternatives for short flights with few passengers. An executive turboprop can also be an excellent choice for private charter flights. The Pilatus PC-12 is a fine example of an executive charter turboprop aircraft which can ferry business men and women over distances up to 2500 statute miles.

Manufactured by the Swiss company ‘Pilatus’, the PC-12 is a six to nine seat turboprop engine comparable to the King Air 200 twin. It is designed with capabilities for combining passenger seating with cargo delivery. Charter flights to business cities such as New York, Teterboro, or Austin are quick and comfortable in this executive turboprop aircraft.

The PC-12’s roomy cabin can be arranged in several ways to fit customer needs. Up to eight executive seats can be grouped in double club configuration for in-flight business, or rearranged for private rest. Some private aircraft may offer a two or three seat bench in place of two seats, or seats can be removed for extra cargo. The cabin is equipped with fitted cabinets and tables, and the baggage area is accessible during flight.

The cabin is not the only dynamic aspect of Pilatus PC-12 jet charter. It is capable of using grass and unfinished runways of varying lengths. A single Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67B turboprop engine powers the PC-12. Pilatus has recently introduced an updated version of the aircraft, calling it the PC-12 NG (for next generation), that runs on the more powerful Pratt & Whitney PT6-67P engine. This provides the NG with a higher maximum cruise speed and improved climb performance. Other upgrades for the PC-12 NG include enhanced Honeywell Primus Apex integrated avionics, an automatic cabin pressure control system, and a dual-zone temperature control system.

The Pilatus PC-12 is as luxurious aircraft as it is flexible, providing comfort and speed to savvy private jet charter travelers. Whether you have business in Chicago or San Diego, or want to enjoy a weekend in Miami or Seattle, consider chartering a Pilatus PC-12 for your next flight.

If you wish to charter aircraft with evoJets, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request a Quote for your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook !

Charter a Gulfstream G400 to Atlanta

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Atlanta is a tremendously busy and popular summer destination with a constant flow of diverse visitors from all over the world. As many of these visitors on holiday know, one of the most restful, luxurious, and most fashionable ways to get to Atlanta is to travel by private jet charter. There is an extensive array of private jet aircraft which can make your visit comfortable, safe, and stylish, but one of the most preferred is the Gulfstream G400.

This aircraft, also known as the G-IV, is the next development after Gulfstream’s G300 or G-III. The G400 is longer by four feet and can accommodate 10 to 12 passengers comfortably. The cabin of the G400 is usually split into three areas so that travelers may enjoy fully reclining club seating, take a nap on the divan, have a meal in the dining area, or participate in an in-flight conference. The G400 also offers a DVD entertainment system, a large, fully-equipped galley, and a full-width lavatory, which can include a shower in some aircraft. A total of 169 cubic feet of available baggage area is accessible during flight. The G400 has an intercontinental range, and comes with improved fuel efficiency and lower noise levels than that of its predecessor.

When you charter a Gulfstream G400, your trip to Atlanta will be all the more enjoyable. On the ground, the city is full of all manner of sights and sounds to experience on your summer vacation.
Among Atlanta’s numerous attractions are the Georgia Aquarium, Six Flags over Georgia, Inside CNN Atlanta, and the World of Coca-Cola. Visitors can enjoy a bit of nature at Stone Mountain Park, Zoo Atlanta, and the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. For art and history, Atlanta offers the High Museum of Art, performances by the Atlanta Orchestra and the Atlanta Opera, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, and the Jimmy Carter Library & Museum.

Some of the highest recommended luxury hotels in the city include The Ritz-Carlton, the Hilton Atlanta Bed & Breakfast, The St. Regis Atlanta, Grand Hyatt Atlanta, and The Mansion on Peachtree. Travel portals into Atlanta include the ever-busy Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL, KATL) and several smaller fields such as Fulton County Airport (FTY, KFTY), Falcon Field Airport (FFC, KFFC), Cobb County Airport (RYY, KRYY), and DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK, KPDK).

If you wish to charter private aircraft with evoJets, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request a Quote for your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook !

Charter a Challenger 600 to NYC

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

There is a never-ending flow of business traffic into and out of New York City. On the ground and in the air, commercial travel is a dime a dozen. But there is a better way to travel, which already puts you miles ahead of your competition before you even walk into your business meeting. Book a private charter jet for your next flight to NYC and you will arrive feeling refreshed and pampered, after a luxurious, relaxing flight aboard your private yacht in the sky.

CEOs’ most preferred aircraft for flying to New York to attend business conferences, meetings, and brokerages is the Bombardier Challenger 600 Series. Consisting of the 600, 601, and 604, this series offers a superb line-up of stellar aircraft with spacious, comfortable cabins and excellent flight times and distances. And one of the best things of all about flying by private charter is the ability to fly to and from any location at any time – the aircraft waits for you !

The Bombardier Challenger 600 typically seats eight to twelve passengers, but can be configured for as many as 18. The cabin’s design is wide and roomy, being one of the first produced with “walk-around” space. The aircraft has a fully enclosed lavatory and 115 cubic feet of luggage space. It is notable for having a rather quiet cabin with low vibration levels. There are six cabin windows on each side of the fuselage. The aircraft was originally designed for long range and continues to maintain this reputation day in and day out.

The Challenger 601 has newer, upgraded engines, with the same roomy, wide-body cabin and comfortable seating for about ten passengers, with alternate configurations for up to 19. The spacious cabin may include such amenities as DVD and entertainment systems, an air-to-ground telephone, and laptop connections. An enclosed lavatory and a large galley are standard. Many of these aircraft are capable of transcontinental range.

After several various forms of the 601 came the Bombardier Challenger 604. It offers basic performance improvements and similar cabin layouts but with updated luxury and style. Eight to twelve passengers will appreciate the large leather seats, low cabin noise, and stand-up space. Seating can be configured for as many as 19, with a variety of club-seating and divan arrangements available. The aircraft has seven windows on each side of the cabin. There is also a full service galley and spacious enclosed lavatory aboard, and the baggage compartments are accessible during flight. The Challenger 604’s transcontinental range and brilliant performance are facilitated by two General Electric CF34-3B turbofan engines and increased fuel capacity.

It is easy to see how any one of these aircraft can greatly improve your business travel to New York or anywhere in the world. The exceptional benefits of flying private charter far outweigh the poor quality of commercial flights even with first class seating. So don’t hesitate to book one of the Challenger 600 series for your next business flight – and you’ll be glad you did !

If you wish to charter private aircraft, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request a Quote for your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook !

Charter a Bombardier Global Express to Austin

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Nicknamed the “Live Music Capital of the World,” Austin, TX, has endless entertainment and fun options, including upscale shopping in South Congress or 2nd Street District, a wide variety of outdoors activities, and much more. One excellent choice for a private charter jet to Austin, and anywhere across the vast stretches of Texas, is the Bombardier Global Express. This business jet is known for its ability to travel between almost any two points in the world with only one stop, and between many intercontinental destinations nonstop.

On such lengthy trips, 8 to 19 passengers can relax in comfort or engage in well-accommodated business aboard the Global Express’s luxurious cabin. Multiple floor plans are available, including a conference area or workstation, a large galley, private lavatory, and a three-place divan which converts to a sleeping area. Peace and quiet in the cabin are ensured by an Ultra Electronics noise and vibration reduction system. The rear luggage compartment is accessible in-flight.

When you fly aboard the Global Express with evoJets Charter, Austin can seem like its right next door. The Bombardier Global Express’s incredible range and performance are facilitated by two BMW Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR710A2-20 turbofan engines with FADEC. Even at its size, the aircraft has excellent short-field capabilities, allowing it to land in airfields closer to travelers’ destinations.

The outer Austin area is known for its Hill Country vistas, and in the center of town is Lady Bird Lake. Hike, climb, or cycle for miles along the Barton Creek Greenbelt, home to habitat for several endangered wildlife and plant species. Visitors may also enjoy strolling through the 360-acre Zilker Park or a cool swim in Barton Springs Pool whose spring-fed waters are 68 degrees all year.

If you wish to charter private aircraft with evoJets, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request a Quote for your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook!

Cessna Series – Ideal when Travelling Private

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The private jet market has expanded greatly in recent years to include a wide variety of brands and styles. It may be difficult to choose an appropriate aircraft for your diverse business and vacation travel needs. One tried and true series you may want to consider is the family of Midsize Cessna Citation Jets.

These aircraft have been in use as far back as 1980 and continue to perform quite well today. The midsize portion of this series includes the Citation III, Citation VI, Citation VII, Citation X, Citation Excel/XLS, Citation Sovereign, and the CJ4.

Groups with as many as twelve passengers can travel together in the largest of these jets, to destinations ranging from 2100 to 3500 miles away. The slowest of them – The CJ4 – can zip by at 500 mph, while the fastest – The Citation X – trumps that pace by over 100 mph making for a breathtaking speed of at least 600 mph.

The cabin dimensions, except that of length, are about the same for each of these aircraft – 5 ft. 7 in. high by 5 ft. 5 in. wide. The CJ4 is slightly smaller, about 4 ft. 9 in. by 4 ft. 10 in. In length, they vary from 17 ft. 4 in. on the CJ4 up to 25 ft. 3 in. on the Sovereign, which generates extra space for passengers or gear. As for baggage capacity, these aircraft offer anywhere from 60 cubic feet at the smallest up to 135 cubic feet on the Citation Sovereign.

While it is unlikely that just one of these jets can solve all your private aviation travel needs, perhaps some of the specifications mentioned sound like they may match up to one of your upcoming trips. Try taking a closer look by clicking on the “Mid Size Jets” link under the evoJets “Aircraft” drop-down menu to see if a Cessna Citation jet may be right for your next private flight.

If you wish to charter any of the above private aircraft, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request a Quote for your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook!