Aircraft Financing

Aircraft Financing with Stratos Jet Charters

At any given time, there are thousands of aircraft listed on the market, and sometimes it makes more sense to buy a jet instead of booking charter flights. However, aircraft ownership is a complex and costly venture. Besides securing financing, there are other things to think about, like:

  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Aviation Insurance
  • Crew and Hangar Fees

The Cost of Ownership

Once you’ve decided to purchase a new or new-to-you aircraft, you’ll want to secure the best aircraft financing rates available. When talking about financing, you’ll need to consider all three aspects of owning a jet: the cost of acquisition, annual fixed costs, and variable costs.

The Acquisition Cost

The acquisition cost is the sticker price of the jet plus any additional services required to secure the aircraft.

Annual Fixed Costs

The costs associated with this category include hangar and crew fees, insurance, aircraft management fees, and more.

Variable Cost

Variable costs typically refer to expenses associated with the operation of the jet, like fuel, maintenance, inspections, landing fees, etc. They’re typically added up and calculated per hour.

Discovering the Right Lending Agent

When purchasing an aircraft, connecting with the right lending agency is the first step. From evaluating your financing needs to presenting various options and structures to prompt closing and funding, the right aircraft financing company will broker a smooth and simple transaction.

If you’re in the market to purchase a new aircraft, we can help. We’ve developed extensive professional relationships with many leaders in the aviation industry, and we’d be happy to connect you with the right lending agency.

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Check out our pricing tool to see the estimated cost of chartering a private jet on any route you wish to travel. See the pricing among different aircraft categories for both domestic and international flights.

What Our Clients Are Saying

We have been using Stratos for a couple of years now and appreciate their dedication to using only the safest charter operators. Just completed the front end of a back to back for the Christmas Holiday.

Rick H. - Review from our trusted JET CHARTER REVIEWS

Excellent

Stratos Jet Charters Overall rating (4.88 out of 5) Based on 561 reviews from our trusted Jet Charter reviews

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Overall rating (4.88 out of 5) Based on 561 reviews from our trusted Jet Charter reviews
5 1 5 11/28/2020

Stratos made this trip extra special with a gift of cupcakes upon departure for my wife's birthday. Great crews and aircraft and even when flying during some of the busiest times of the year everything was super easy and stress free! Thank you Mark & Sarah for always covering every detail and especially our last minute changes. You guys make every trip fun and special.

5 1 5 05/07/2022

All Good......................and easy!

5 1 5 12/30/2020

We had another great trip with Stratos. Booking was very helpful and provided us with a beautiful aircraft. The pilots were great and flight attendant was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Thank you!

5 1 5 01/23/2013

This was a most satisfying experience.

5 1 5 04/03/2018

Stratos was so easy to work with. Kerri was so understanding of a couple itinerary changes we had to make to ensure a safe, smooth flight. As our charter ops director, I sincerely appreciate when our customers realize that our decisions are in their best interest. Though not always ideal, we always provide our best option given uncontrollable variables such as weather, winds, etc. Thank you so much for doing such an awesome job. Any feedback you have would be greatly appreciated in return!

5 1 5 02/15/2021

We enjoyed flying with Stratos jet perfect service big thank you to Glenn, very responsive very customer oriented

5 1 5 06/12/2017

Everything went perfect. great job. Yes I would recommend your company to my friends.

5 1 5 01/12/2021

One of the more detail oriented, organized brokers and brokerages to work with. Didn't matter who I coordinated with, between broker and trip support personnel, they treated us with respect and professionalism each and every single time. Looking forward to welcoming your clients on board again soon!

5 1 5 09/17/2018

I always enjoy working with Stratos Jets. They have a great operation that is seamless.

5 1 5 07/03/2022

Looking forward to our next booking with you! Professionalism at its finest!

5 1 5 10/22/2018

I like the new summary sheets you are sending, information is the key and they work. Have always loved running for you guy, you make it easy. Thank you for all you do and it is our goal to keep the relationship growing. Thanks Team! Jim

5 1 5 03/19/2017

Service was incredible. Joel and Stratos was fantastic. Had a delayed special occasion and they went out of their way to make everything perfect. It was a surprise trip and could not have been easier to work with and very helpful in getting all arrangements made for in-flight. Beyond a 5 star. Thank you all for making a special trip a truly MEMORABLE one for us!!!

5 1 5 01/17/2018

Flight great.. flown Stratos about 10 years... better than what I hear + have experienced thru friends. Professional & responsive. Book it!

5 1 5 06/22/2020

Joel & His team are incredible! After many charters with Stratos they continue to impress. Joel personally met us at the aircraft, a beautiful Challenger, and ensured everything was perfect. The crew and plane were perfect and it was a perfect way to end our vacation. His crew always keeps our family's concerns first & foremost. Thank you again Stratos!

5 1 5 04/13/2017

No changes are needed, we were very pleased.

5 1 5 09/12/2017

Joel was a delight to work with arranging our flight from IRMA. Very professional and accommodating. I would definitely use him and your company again and refer others to you. The flight was fantastic with very nice pilots, James Briggs and Thomas Sommers. We were not the typical passengers as my husband has Alzheimer's and is wheelchair bound. Thanks for everything!!!

5 1 5 06/20/2017

From pre-trip planning to updates via text message on your way to the airport, Stratos had us covered. We made our way from Emirates @ JFK and the FOB transfer was easy. Joel had already updated Julie (my assistant) before we landed that there were long delays out of JFK due to weather. The transfer to FBO was easy and they were expecting us. The plane was comfortable and modern and the crew could not have been kinder. Thank you guys as always for a great trip. Flight was great and the crew took us right past the storms and my one year old son slept the whole trip; a much needed reprieve for my wife and I.

5 1 5 06/30/2017

It is clear that Stratos Jets is one of best charter brokerage companies in the world. When we get the pleasure to work with Joel and his entire team, we get to see first hand what sets them apart. The knowledge of operations, safety and different charter markets is always spot on. The trips are sent to us complete and executed flawlessly which makes the entire process more effiecient and better served the client. In addition to being one of the top aviation professional, Joel is a role model for many and I am grateful to have him part of my journey as a friend.

5 1 5 10/18/2012

My only complaint with Stratos is that Initially, I did not received the lowest price quote.

5 1 5 04/10/2013

Everything was very good, however, I am disappointed that I was quoted one price and was charged another.

5 1 5 03/05/2018

I had 15 piece band booked on a commercial airline that got cancelled due to weather. Every single flight for the next 2 days was sold out and the band was going to miss their performance. Thank to the Herculean efforts from Glenn and Joel, we were able to secure a flight for the following morning and get the band to Florida on time. Glenn was simply amazing with his follow-through, availability when I needed him and keeping an eye on everything. He was with me from the first phone call at 6:30pm until take-off the next morning at 10:10am. Thank you Stratos for saving the day!

5 1 5 07/17/2014

Your company really cares about it's customer and made us feel so comfortable and confident. I would recommend your service to others.

5 1 5 07/09/2021

My wife received treatment for cancer in Tijuana. It wasn’t possible to bring her home on a commercial flight. I reached to several charter services and Kyle at Stratos was so helpful. He immediately responded to my request and answered all my questions. He stayed engaged with us through the entire trip. The next time I need to charter a plane I will only make call. Stratos!! Great experience!!! Phil

5 1 5 12/21/2021

Stratos service is professional, prompt, proactive and easy to do business with. Any questions or concerns they get on it right away ( ie itinerary changes) and very accommodating. I recommend them to all my friends, and when I travel Stratos is my first call.

5 1 5 01/20/2019

Yes

5 1 5 01/02/2014

I think you all did a great job!!! If we book with enough notice, maybe a newer ride? Not to say that the Hawker we flew was not great.. Only my thoughts. Joe"

5 1 5 11/05/2021

The team and the total Stratos experience consistently impresses me on every trip! The immediate feedback, the technology platform which enables an immediate view of flight and aircraft availability, and of course the wonderful and accommodating communication with the whole team; Stratos is always amazing! They always go the extra mile and are always being preventative and proactive long before wheels up and down. As Stratos clients, we don’t feel any of the industry's current supply crunch. Whatever we have tasked Stratos with they have met and exceeded our needs and we could not ask for more or be happier. The experience, year-over-year is that Stratos has only added more options, more operators and we have only great experiences.

5 1 5 09/24/2020

Great rep!

5 1 5 11/29/2020

Everything went as smoothly as it possibility could have. Special kudos to Randy who was perfect in his communication skills. Good equipment, good pilots ...great trip thanks

5 1 5 10/14/2021

This was our 6th trip with Stratos/Simon Christian. We will do this again w/ you next summer. I've sold you to friends i believe who also will be booking with you/Simon Christian. thank you for everything..

5 1 5 09/01/2020

In every aspect of my travel experience my trip was perfect. My exchanges with Anthony we're great, the planes we're beautiful and on time

5 1 5 02/24/2021

Everyone was great, from Steve who got us started, to the flight support team, and to the crew. Everything went smoothly and I'd highly recommend Stratos to anyone looking to charter a flight.

5 1 5 07/29/2022

Our experience was magnificent. Everyone at Stratos was on point and helpful with any and all questions we had for our trip. Glenn Walters was exceptional attentive. Your services are highly recommended.

5 1 5 09/12/2013

awesome

5 1 5 09/17/2020

Smooth and easy

5 1 5 01/20/2014

I do not know what more anyone could have done. The service was nothing short of amazing from everyone involved. The trip was for my ailing mother to attend my brothers wedding. If it had not been for all of you this would not have been possible, and for that we are truly greatful!

5 1 5 12/08/2016

The only glitch was the catering from New Orleans to Las Vegas. I don't know how you could correct the issue, but we didn't receive exactly what we ordered -- plus, they did not provide us with utensils, plates and napkins.

5 1 5 12/21/2021

The level of service provided by Stratos is very high. Glenn and team continue to listen and understand our needs and organize excellent service. The latest provider was the best so far. Thank you team.

5 1 5 08/19/2021

Zach, was phenomenal from beginning to end! What was taking me a half-day to do Zach was able to complete efficiently in a few hours. He periodically made the process as smooth as possible, not to mention giving hourly updates. I would say that Stratos has a customer for life. Zach enjoys and loves what he does and it shows in his work ethic! Thank you!

5 1 5 12/07/2016

Ricky was awesome and everything went smoothly. I will certainly use your services again should a need arise. Thank you for everything!

5 1 5 06/28/2021

From the first quote and phone call to departing the plane and follow up, service was outstanding! Frank (our point of contact) saw to every question and requirement we had with professionalism, courteousness, and speed. I am very used to hiccups and miscommunications when traveling, but with this trip there were absolutely none. The flight crew was friendly, accommodating, and very good at what they do. The flight was probably the smoothest I've ever had. I know that depends on a lot of factors, but it definitely added to the experience. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend and use Stratos Jets in the future.

5 1 5 10/02/2017

I was thouroughly impressed with the professionalism of the Broker Joel, the flight organizer Sarah and the crew on both legs. The aircraft was clean, in good shape and right on time. The crew was friendly and professional to me and my guests. Two small issues were getting a tail number on less than 12 hours that made getting our rental cars more complex than necessary and more significant was being notified by our bank that you tried to bill my flight a couple times when I paid in full prior to first leg. All in all I would use them again but would encourage one contact who checks in daily a few days prior to flight rather than me having try to figure out who to call when it looked like a couple problems were coming up.

5 1 5 01/29/2019

Thanks for everything Joel... You made the booking process quite easy and were very patient in explaining everything. I appreciate all your help and I will definitely pass your contact information to all my co-workers in case they ever have a request for a jet booking.

5 1 5 06/14/2021

We felt everything went well. However, at the beginning of the process we kept asking your Team to reach out to everyone on the e-mail thread and that took a little bit to get that aspect corrected ! However, once that took place it seemed like everything was smooth from that point forward. Joel and Glenn, Thank you both of you and your Team for the business ! We truly appreciate !

5 1 5 04/14/2020

Everything was done in super fashion. Anthony the scheduler, Anthony and Terry the pilots were fantastic!

5 1 5 08/12/2020

 
Glenn is great to work with and very professional.
Sincerely, C. D. C.
 
 

5 1 5 10/14/2019

Always great to work with you guys.

5 1 5 07/09/2021

Always a joy

5 1 5 10/17/2018

Heather was an important part of my chose in Stratos.

5 1 5 07/03/2019

Always great teamwork

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