Reducing Private Jet Ownership Expenses

private jet financingReducing Private Jet Ownership Expenses

Private aircraft ownership is very expensive and to help reduce it we have been focused on helping our clients reduce their acquisition, fixed and variable costs. With our long-term close business relationships and special programs with operators, insurance, crew, and maintenance costs will be reduced based on charter use. We also have fleet wide discounts for training, insurance, and WiFi which can provide significant savings.


Fixed vs. Variable Costs

Private Aircraft Ownership expenses in addition to the acquisition costs are the operating expenses of aircraft ownership, which are the sum total of  the fixed and the variable operating costs.

Fixed costs are those aircraft expenses that are constant over a given period of time regardless of the number of hours flown or the number of takeoffs / landings.  The fixed ownership costs of a Private Aircraft over any specific period of time remain constant regardless of usage.

Fixed costs of aircraft ownership include the following:

  1. Hangar fees
  2. Crew salaries
  3. Insurance premiums
  4. Financing costs

Variable costs are those expenses that depend on the number of takeoffs & landings plus the number of hours flown and are not predictable in advance of their actual expenditure.  Examples of aircraft variable costs are:

  1. Fuel cost
  2. Engine Programs
  3. Landing fees
  4. De-Icing fees

Since fixed aircraft operating costs remain constant regardless of the number of hours the aircraft is flown in any given period of time, there is an opportunity to reduce the total per hour costs of operations by increasing the hours flown in any period of time. Therefore the more hours an aircraft is flown, the lower the fixed costs component will become for each hour of flight time.


Offset Aircraft Fixed Costs with Charter Revenue

Charter revenue generated by an aircraft, when not being utilized by the Owner, can materially reduce the fixed operating costs per flight hour.

The revenue received from chartering a private jet aircraft, when not used by the Owner, can significantly lower the Owner’s fixed costs.  How significantly?  That answer varies for every Owner based on the make and model of the airplane, how many hours of charter time is being made available, and what kinds of charters the owner is willing to accept.  Charter hours reduce the flight hours available to the owner, but increased charter hours will increase revenue and reduce both ownership expenses and per-hour overhead costs of aircraft ownership.


Offset Aircraft Fixed Costs AND Maintenance Variable Costs with a Triple Net Lease

An aircraft Triple Net Lease is a lease agreement on an aircraft where the Owner (Lessor) leases the aircraft to a charter company (Lessee) and the Lessee agrees to pay all aircrew, maintenance and insurance costs for the aircraft. The Lessee retains all charter revenue generated and pays the Lessor a monthly Lease fee.  The Lessor and Lessee negotiate an Agreement defining how many hours the Owner may fly the aircraft annually and at what cost to the Owner (typically a flat rate equal to the direct operating cost for that aircraft plus a day rate to cover the Lessee’s costs for the lost revenue day the Owner is flying).

The demand for private jet aircraft charter in late 2019 is high and is  expected to increase in the foreseeable future.  There is strong current Worldwide demand in 2021 for charter aircraft as more high-income individuals and International Businesses and Governments need fast long-distance travel.  Finding the right balance between operating an aircraft for convenience and operating it in charter service can provide a material reduction in an aircraft owner’s expenses.

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Private Jet FAQs

Would chartering my aircraft really reduce my ownership expenses?

Do you have any ownership programs that will reduce my flight costs considerably?

Yes we have a few operators that are creditworthy and will have variations of charter and lease programs where they can guarantee charter hours all the way to pay ALL the expenses and fixed rent. The proper program for you depends on your utilization and aircraft make and model. We can help you analyze this concept and see how to best implement it.