What our business aircraft are capable of in terms of performance is amazing. The speeds are approaching that of sound, ranges exceed that of most airliners, and the comfort and convenience make every trip as restful and/or productive as you need.
Part of a business aircraft’s value is that it flies on your schedule. If the aircraft is not available for service, cannot fly due to a mechanical problem or is significantly late departing, its value is compromised. The terms reliability and availability measure how well the aircraft satisfies your transportation needs.
Whether to use chargebacks and how much of the aircraft costs to charge are important considerations in the management of a business aircraft. As chargebacks can drive utilization, tread carefully!
After fuel, aircraft maintenance is typically the largest part of the operating cost budget for a business aircraft. However, maintenance should not be looked at as solely a cost by the corporate user. Here’s why.